Happy New Year – 2016

It’s been an interesting year. When I started this site I really didn’t know what was going to happen… in most respects, it has exceeded my expectations. A Few Opening Remarks On a positive note, I genuinely felt support for the mission of trying to create a fresh dialogue around the quality and transparency of ASX-listed companies operating in this…

My Fragile Excitement

A number of readers have emailed me to ask my thoughts on the Neuren Phase II outcome in Fragile X. I initially wasn’t inclined to pass comment, mainly because I didn’t feel like getting a lot of flack from angry parents of Fragile X patients, criticising me for my lack of faith in Neuren (ASX…

The Bioshares 2015 : “Long Tail” Awards

Unfortunately, I will not be at Bioshares in New Zealand this weekend to present these well-deserved awards on behalf of the dedicated readers of The Long Tail. However, I have ordered a crate of North Korean Kumdang-2 as the prize for these awards and as soon as it clears AQIS, I will be sure and distribute…

The Next Great ASX Biotech?

Every once in a while I read a news item that leaves me in a state of semi-shock and, let’s face it, that is a pretty high bar given the messed-up world we live in. This weekend, I spent a bit of time catching up on current affairs (as one does on a lazy Sunday morning) and…

Neuren – A Can of Worms

Firstly, I would like to start this post by promoting another blog – specifically Trail to a Texas Trial. For anyone who is passionate about Rett Syndrome, it is powerful and emotional reading. I received a rather scathing retort from Melinda Lancaster, the owner of the site and the mother of a girl named Katelin who is…

Neuren and Darwinism : Neurenism?

When Benjamin Franklin penned a letter to J-B Leroy, noting that nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes, he memorialised words that apply to natural persons and juridic persons equally. Just like people, all companies are supposed to – and do – eventually die. Some are meant to die quickly (like Cynata),…