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Sector Expert: Jason Kolbert

H.C. Wainwright & Co.

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Jason Kolbert is managing director, research with the H.C. Wainwright & Co. He formerly was a senior analyst and head of healthcare at Maxim Group. Kolbert's career began as a chemist in the pharmaceutical industry, and evolved into a product and marketing manager with Schering-Plough in Japan. Upon returning from Japan, he joined Salomon Smith Barney as a research associate, which evolved into an 18-year career on Wall Street as a ranked biotechnology analyst. His focus is across several therapeutic areas, with an emphasis in antiviral medicine, regenerative medicine, oncology and immunology (cell therapy). Kolbert is noted for being among the first analysts to focus on the changing landscape for Hepatitis C therapy. Kolbert spent seven years at Citi Group as a traditional sellside analyst, followed by seven years on the buy side as a portfolio manager with the Susquehanna International Group. Kolbert recently returned to his analyst role after spending a year as the head of business development for a public cell therapy company.

Recent Interviews

2017 Small-Cap Biotech Watchlist: Takeaways for Investors (1/18/17)

Why should investors keep an eye on these twenty small-cap biotechs in 2017? The analysts who made the selections for The Life Sciences Report's 2017 Small-Cap Biotech Watchlist laid out their rationales at the Watchlist's launch at the Biotech Showcase in San Francisco on Jan. 11.

Regenerative Medicine Follows the CAR T-Cell Gravy Train: Maxim Group's Jason Kolbert and Jason McCarthy (12/2/15)

Why have stem cell and regenerative medicine companies underperformed other segments of biotech? Maxim Group's Jason Kolbert and Dr. Jason McCarthy identify a possible answer: Investors believe stem cell data has yet to definitively reach proof of concept in the blockbuster indications that the companies are pursuing. They want to see results like those shown by gene therapy/CAR-T companies, such as bluebird bio Inc. ("the Bird") in sickle cell disease. In this interview with The Life Sciences Report, Kolbert and McCarthy tackle the issues that have frustrated investors, and leave readers with a list of names that could reap multiples on investment while patients enjoy longer lives.

Why Investors Shouldn't Worry About Explosive New Drug Pricing: Maxim's Jason Kolbert (4/8/15)

It's the daring Phase 2-stage molecules of today that will bring patients a generation of biotech drugs that could cure certain deadly diseases tomorrow. The candidates that succeed will also energize the portfolios of investors who have exercised patience. Jason Kolbert of New York City-based Maxim Group relishes finding early-stage, cutting-edge, small-cap names that he believes will change the paradigm of medical practice. In this interview with The Life Sciences Report, Kolbert shares a list of favorite biotechs developing products that will command premium pricing and sustained performance in the marketplace.

Recent Quotes

"SNGX announced today that the company has received an additional $2M in funding."

— Jason Kolbert, Maxim Group (6/21/17)
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"INO continues to demonstrate that the company's DNA-based vaccine approach is safe and can rapidly transition to human studies."

— Jason Kolbert, Maxim Group (8/29/16)
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"INO announced that the phase I study of INO-4212 in healthy subjects will expand to include 125 more subjects to determine the best immunization strategy using intradermal vaccination."

— Jason Kolbert, Maxim Group (8/11/16)
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"SNGX's vaccine proteins are stable when heated to 104 degrees Fahrenheit over 12 weeks."

— Jason Kolbert, Maxim Group (7/18/16)
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"IPCI's NDA filing is coming next, followed by the PDUFA date, which sets the stage for a partnership deal."

— Jason Kolbert, Maxim Group (7/13/16)
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"We look forward to IPCI's NDA filing and a PDUFA date, which should pave the way for a partnership deal."

— Jason Kolbert, Maxim Group (7/5/16)
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"INO's ability to respond quickly to a rapidly emerging public health threat like Zika virus could be an ideal approach for controlling disease spread."

— Jason Kolbert, Maxim Group (6/20/16)
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"Preliminary results from SNGX's Phase 2 study in oral mucositis will be presented in Australia; positive preliminary results set the stage for a Phase 2b/3 study."

— Jason Kolbert, Maxim Group (6/7/16)
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