Biotron Chat Room

April 7, 2014

This discussion is designed to run parallel with the Dr KSS’s article ’Another Hot Australian Biotech: Is Biotron Right for Your Portfolio?’ http://www.stockgumshoe.com/2014/04/microblog-another-hot-australian-biotech-is-biotron-right-for-your-portfolio/ and serves to provide a free general chat room. With luck it will stop the main thread becoming so cluttered with (while often v interesting), random/off topic/thank you posts. If the strategy doesn’t work/appeal, it can easily be ignored/ditched without affecting the main thread. GLA
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Warner
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Joining the thread to see how it works out. Thanks

greymzee
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Warner, I saw that no-one answered your question about only having an older version of MS Office, and being unable to access clomu’s calendar. I was in the same boat – Win 7, older s/w and no fancy pads, pods or other smart stuff. If you are still interested, here’s how I got it using free outlook.com from MS 1) copy the url that clomu provided at #667 on the NASH thread 2) search for outlook.com 3) open an account 4) click the down arrow to the right of outlook.com 5) select calendar-this opens a new calendar 6) click import… Read more »

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Warner
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Thanks Grey, very kind of you to follow up. I will follow your detailed instructions.

zach
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Greymzee – thanks heaps!

Elliot
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first!

jlw3262
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second. Thanks Alan.

tompaol
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tompaol

And third thank you Alan: I don’t want to miss anything.

Tom

bwd1up
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I’m in.

eyedoc
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I’m in. Anyone have a feeling about investing in AGIO. It had a 25% pop today after the report last week on phase 1 results that report total remission in few AML patients, some that are prior treatment failures. Great science. A highly targeted drug going after the basic way a tumor cell metabolizes sugar due to the presence of a mutation in the Krebs cycle, which is responsible for basic sugar metabolism. The drug is oral and theoretically may avoid many side effects present in other therapies. These are early results with only a few pt.s reported. The side… Read more »

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bwd1up
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Alan, could you correct this – lay out how you want us to use the threads, and post once on all the threads so we can point new comers in the right direction? BTW, thank you for all you do here. I like the thought of getting folks to cough up the 49.00 bucks for Travis – we wouldn’t be here without him.
Bitron right for you Portfolio – Main thread for current and new stock discussion
Bitron Chat (this thread) – Thank you’s, lumpy willy’s, general chat etc..
NASH – idle but available for reference.
Eye’s and Ears – ??

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sorry, that post didn’t keep the format when I posted.

Alan Harris
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Thanks Bradley. First off, its NOT ‘what I want’. We are a democracy, so it can only be what WE agree we want. First, lets look at the problems (as I see them). KSS is THE focus of most questions/replies……his workload/inbox must be exhausting and over time, it can only get worse. Add that to his day job/personal life needs/time to research/eat/sleep, and there’s a real danger his head will explode and he’ll sling in the towel (just my guess…..he may see it differently). Is that a risk we want to take? Many people have complained that the old threads… Read more »

JZstoxx
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Hi Allan … nice to meet you…… if I may make a suggestion maybe it would be a good idea to setup a stockwatch list of all the key companies that we discuss and research here.. just the basic info and pros and cons .. maybe even put a rating system on them (ex , great, good, average, bad, stinker)… just a thought. Cheers

JZstoxx
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Im just making a helpful suggestion , cuz im new here and the amount of companies and info being discussed is quite overwhelming…

Alan Harris
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Welcome JZ….and it already exists. See eyes and ears…..spreadsheet. Opposablethumbs the guru.

denis
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JZstoxx Here’s the site: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AoBJuf2w_rQPdG51RWFkLXBtN3JKblNUSmdaYU1XOGc&usp=sharing#gid=0

Alan Harris
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Hi JZ good to have you here.
We already have this. https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AoBJuf2w_rQPdG51RWFkLXBtN3JKblNUSmdaYU1XOGc&usp=sharing
only look at sheet 0. Opposablethumb on Eyes and Ears thread is the guru.

Alan Harris
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I just answered an Email on Biotron main thread from Kenny….it read like this:
OK Kenny…..perhaps thats the answer. Just have KSS’s article/s (with no ability for anyone to post there) and one GIANT thread (If Travis can allow) for ALL comments so that we can ctrlF anything specific that we are interested in. That would actually solve everything……..except the download time. A small price to pay for total search engine with no cracks.

Anyone wanna salute that flag?

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Alan Harris
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Then went on to say: I certainly wasn’t joking….it occurred to me ages ago but I kept seeing complaints about download time on Holy Grail so waived it away. But it really is THE solution. It provides a way to create your own focused sub thread from within the one giant thread …..bit like google searching the whole internet for references to lumpy willies….if only GS could produce 1.7 grillion results in a nano second !!….and nothing avoids the attention of the great search engines all seeing eye…. so no cracks to fall through. However long, the download time is,… Read more »

Don Barrett
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Would this be in addition to all the other threads so discussions could go on as normal? In other words, there would be one huge thread, but the other threads would still exist for discussion?

Alan Harris
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Thats my plan….simply to get Travis to cc every post on a KSS thread, to the giant database (in fact it must already exist if GS is storing historic posts). Then you can ctrlF. The original threads will continue as is, in glorious technicolour chaos.
It will also work for other authors like Myrons mining or indeed you can ctrlF Alan and see ALL of by wonderful offerings if you need a sleeping tablet.
Lets hope Travis can do it. It sounds easy.

graham
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So I am assuming that Crtl. F does not work on a Mac.
Nothing happens. Any ideas anyone. Command may be
different on a Mac. Don’t know. MY girls got me on Mac
laptop and I am just barely figuring it out. Thank you for any help.

Alan Harris
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If your apples newish, call apple…theyre really helpful.

arch1
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Graham; I am sure Apple has a search function with key shortcut,,You might check Apple Help under search.

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kiddydoc
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hi, for mac: command “f” for the searching
command + up or down arrows for rapid move to beginning or end of thread

hope this helps!

JZstoxx
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Well what do you know…. nice spreadsheet very organized….
ahhhhh, I can breathe easy now and simply look back at all the key stocks in one simple tidy page.
Thanks and good job guys

gabgigor
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I’m in. Waiting on the download is worth the time and effort considering how much we have all learned and shared since being on biard. Love that spreadsheet! Love that calendar!

gabgigor
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I’m in. Waiting on the download is worth the time and effort considering how much we have all learned and shared since being on board. Love that spreadsheet! Love that calendar!

greymzee
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clomu, not sure what your criteria are for a calendar entry. Do any/all of the following upcoming FDA events belong on your calendar? Each has been mentioned if not analyzed on one of the KSS threads

Apr 15 PDUFA MNKD alfrezza
Jul 27 PDUFA ACRX Zalviso
Jul 31 Ph 2 ICPT OCA
Sep 11 PDUFA GILD idelalisib
May 26 PDUFA DRTX delbavancin
Jun 22 PDUFA CBST tedizolid

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jer_vic
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Alfreeza PDUFA moved to July 15, 2014

hipockets
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The “Biotron Chat Room” is a great idea, Alan. Thanks.

clomu
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greymzee (#16): Thanks for the dates. I’ll update the calendar in a sec.

clomu
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I couldn’t find a date for ICPT OCA Phase 2. Maybe you could post the link for this one? All I could find was “July 2014”:
http://ir.interceptpharma.com/releasedetail.cfm?releaseid=833003

greymzee
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http://www.biopharmcatalyst.com/fda-calendar/ – but I cannot confirm on a second site. I think 7/31 should be interpreted to mean sometime in Q2. I will keep looking

gillo
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I’m starting to get a headache from trying to figure out which thread is going to be which, how about subthreads?, and how many ways we can take advantage of Doc KSS’s admittedly amazing ability to multitask and satisfy all of our needs while having a life of his own out of the ether. How about ONE thread for serious science and financial suggestions and discussions on stocks and another for everything else–praise, love, jokes, lumpy willy queries, etc.? KSS has another meaning, after all, and sometimes simpler actually is better.

arch1
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I have been gone a day or two & I’m a week behind. Is this thread replacing Eyes & Ears? I have always thought “If it aint broke dont fix it” but do agree unwieldy to search multiple threads. Small suggestion . ….When we move to a new thread ban all new posts on old thread & either use this one or DR K’s new dissertation/thread for all new posts as seems appropriate,,including requests on wonderstock POOPY. I see no reason each could not have a copy of previous threads safely on their own hard drive so you dont have… Read more »

arch1
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ADD I should have added that once in your Office Doc. you can search@ computer speed not internet speed as well as sort by topic Etc. You can also paste into data base program to better suit your usage.

arch1
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Add: If you do not wish to copy into your Office document etc.,,,why not bookmark each thread so you can go directly there to check for previous comment. Once in Office however you can High light ,comment or various other customizations for self. AS to bookmark unless you update it you will get an old page & you may have to hit alt f5 or otherwise refresh. If it is truly archived though it will not be changing so old page is fine.

hipockets
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I would really like to have a system for our posts. The system should first be a good fit for the Doctor’s available time / workload, schedule, and health. (I add “health” because we all want the Doctor to be around for a long, long time!). Secondary objectives are to make the system (a) flexible so as to accommodate future growth, (b) easily searchable, (c) easily maintainable, and (d) easy for newcomers to learn.. Also, we want all of the GumShoe-ers and –esses to be able to easily post their thoughts in appropriate places. This is a huge undertaking, and… Read more »

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hipockets
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The “New from Dr. KSS” thread would be a “Sticky”.

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Alan Harris
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I think this is a near insoluble problem coz different people want different things from the threads. It’s become a social club where a gang of mates can meet up to brainstorm ideas and enjoy a far ranging chat. Almost by definition you cannot structure brainstorming or social interaction. But then others crave structure and want to use the info gleaned as an investing/DD tool. The only way I can see for it to be all things to all men, and not risk damaging its magic fairy dust thats evolved, is to leave it ‘as is’, as an informal chat… Read more »

arch1
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Alan; I totally agree, if you download any thread you want into Office or program of your choice enhanced search capabilities are available & you are free to delete anything you find superfluous. Once set up you can research at any time without being tied to internet & customize in any way you wish. You could even join everything into one huge thread of your own if that’s what you like. We don’t want to become like the “club that grew so popular nobody goes there anymore”. ,’:>})

arch1
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Alan; Is it too late to apply for job of Community Agitator to give things a small stir from time to time? fa la ti do.

arch1
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Travis; Evernote is great suggestion. Thanks.

Alan Harris
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Thanks Frank
Ill come back to you on Office etc coz I know so little. Hi Pockets offered to act as Cat Herder but Im sure two or even more Herders would be better to share the abuse, I posted one wagging finger at someone as a test, and got 2 fingers back !!

arch1
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Alan; I just used Office as an example,even the basic Word Pad which is integral to Windows may be used & has a “Find” function. Altho the seek box looks different, If you type in Alan it will bring up all instances of occurrence in your thread document. I use Open Office,,,a free open source program,, with a lot of functionality.

http://www.openoffice.org/download/index.html

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Adding several thousand comments to one post would likely gum up the works considerably, I’m afraid. We are working on some back-end improvements to stabilize the site now, and will be moving on to trying to improve the discussion threads in the coming weeks — not sure what we’ll come up with, but I hope it will be a bit easier to use. For now, Dr. KSS will be sharing his articles with some regularity and we’ll be able to discuss them when he does. If you wish to start a new discussion about a specific stock, feel free to… Read more »

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Travis: I dont think anyone expects GS to put up an N thousand comment post to be trawled in realtime.. But if you could create a once weekly updated dump file that we could download on Friday….that would be good. Then we could ctrlF on our own hardware.

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Alan : “The only way I can see for it to be all things to all men, and not risk damaging its magic fairy dust thats evolved, is to leave it ‘as is’, as an informal chat room. But then use some software to winkle out and condense the bits your interested in.” I have hesitated to put my tuppence worth in as I’m painfully aware of my lack of the expertise / knowledge which others like yourself so willingly contribute to make the biotech discussions what they are . However , for what it is worth , I agree… Read more »

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Anyone interested in video of my support group going for snackies?
http://biggeekdad.com/2013/08/geriatric-traffic-jam/ Here I am parking auto.

http://biggeekdad.com/2012/01/how-old-people-park-their-car/

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HAHA! I got a good laugh. Thanks frank.

Alan Harris
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Hi Opposeablethumb
It seems that JZ is an expert on financing matters. We have a DrKSS opinion column….is it worth having a JZ opinion column?
My hope is we can build a series of expert opinion columns so that all can get a quick broad view of any tickers merits.

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Morning Allen ans Opthumb, im happy to help and honored that you guys would consider an opinion column for my finance investigative research. What I would like to suggest is if I can simply add abbreviated code to the Gs Spreadsheet, ex) if my DD-SMMF criterias are met ill write Sc-y for good Science , Mgt-y for good Management , Mkt-y for strong marketplace, F-n for weak finance. So for the symbol BNIKF Sc-y, Mgt-y, Mkt-y, F-y for fake symbol lets say XYZ Sc-?, Mgt-y, Mkt-y, F-n so XYZ im unsure of the science, mgmnt is good, market for drug… Read more »

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JZstoxx,

I think anything you do would be greatly appreciated. I like the simplicity of your idea. Keeping it simple will be the easiest to follow and correct! Thank You for everything your are doing!

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Hi all, just checking in after being gone for a week. I understand what Alan is trying to do and God knows we need to spare our National Treasure, Dr KSS, but I did like the monstrous thread with the willy lumpies and the thank you’s as they sometime invoked a thought about another drug/biotech that may have not have been brought to the forefront otherwise. CtrlF works great for me. These threads are like a novel you read daily and can not put down. I think a fusion of the 2-3 major threads would be a good ideal. At… Read more »

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arch1
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I do not understand JZstoxx col. on spreadsheet. Blue mean OK? Amber mean caution?
?mark mean iffy? Please explain what was decided ? If you will be using color code ,,why not green,amber,red like traffic lights,,,universally understood.

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Alan – this site here is a good example. I somehow missed the post that mentioned it’s existence so I didn’t know it existed until the overnight messages. This will be compounded numerous times….. besides, I’m running out of room on “my favorites” bookmark bar to store all the URL’s.

Alan Harris
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WRONG!!!!! This suggestion solves both of your problems. All you need is just ONE bookmark ie the spreadsheet. From there you can access ALL the indexed sites and get v specific, focused info about any one of them. Plus you get focused notifications to the stocks on your watchlist plus any of KSS’s more general/latest threads. That’s far less for you (and KSS/JZ) to monitor. Mwah CEO.

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