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Stem Cell Trade Back On?

Is the stem cell trade back on ahead of next week’s biotech conference? The traders talk how to play stem cells without investing in risky, small biotech companies.

Even if 2008 brings a stem cell-friendly candidate to the White House, the technology is still years away from being perfected, Pete Najarian said. Geron (GERN) is the only real “pure play” on stem cells, and it has plummeted from its high of $75 in 2000. But biotech names like Celgene (CELG), Amgen (AMGN) and AstraZeneca (AZN) are ways to get ahead of stem cells without all the risk of a Geron, he said.



Even if 2008 brings a stem cell-friendly candidate to the White House, the technology is still years away from being perfected, Pete Najarian said. Geron (GERN) is the only real “pure play” on stem cells, and it has plummeted from its high of $75 in 2000. But biotech names like Celgene (CELG), Amgen (AMGN) and AstraZeneca (AZN) are ways to get ahead of stem cells without all the risk of a Geron, he said.



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