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…

Regeneus’ Mushroom Shareholders

One of the things I really dislike about the dynamic of the ASX is the false attribution of “quality” to the existence of any kind of analyst coverage. At least when one of the usual personalities like Smith, Sinatra, Stanton or Storey (I fondly think of them as the “S”-men) posts coverage you know, transparently, they…

When is ethics approval unethical?

Bioethics is an area of deep personal interest to me, and it is something that has challenged me many times in my entrepreneurial career. There are always opportunities to cut corners, to be “selective” with information, to be biased in decision making. Biomedical research and product development is tough because the dollars at stake are…

The 2000 Mile Rule

When I was a kid, my Dad and I drove across the Nullarbor Plain, from Adelaide to Perth. I will never forget the experience and it rests in my mind as one of the most visually spectacular stretches of road I have ever driven along. It also very much reinforced my perception of how remote and far-flung…

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…

Immuron’s Revolving Door

Immuron (ASX : IMC) is one of those Long Tail companies that has become such an entrenched part of the fantasy and delusion of ASX biotech that it would be hardly worth a mention, were it not for recent events. At some stage I will write a longer piece as to why IMC’s technology is…