Chronic Diseases

Chronic Diseases
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The chronic diseases to which our theme pays special attention are diabetes, kidney-failure, hypertension and respiratory disorders

Most – if not all these life threatening conditions – are related to changing life styles and consumption patterns, both in developed and developing countries, becoming a stark challenge for health care organizations and governments worldwide

The health care firms providing medication – and medical devices - for these chronic diseases have developed a business model setting the companies apart from the pharmaceutical majors in a long term strategy

  • Gaining traction in developing countries, one market at a time, the most successful firms have learned how to fit in – always very distinct – local healthcare organizations and to account for insurance coverage systems  (where they exist)
  • Education of healthcare professionals by the industry leaders has gone beyond marketing efforts – especially in emerging markets

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Chronic Diseases • Updated:

Name Ticker Exchange Sector Industry Currency Cur.Price Mkt.Cap Perf. Vol. Risk Contrib. MDD
 
Abiomed ABMD NASDAQ Health Care Specialized Medical Devices USD 141.40 6.4 B -50.4% 57%   2% -54%
AngioDynamics ANGO NASDAQ Health Care Specialized Medical Devices USD 9.63 362 M -58.0% 48%   3% -64%
Baxter International Inc. BAX NYSE Health Care Kidney Failure USD 81.42 41 B 2.0% 35%   5% -23%
Boston Scientific Corp. BSX NYSE Health Care Specialized Medical Devices USD 31.17 44 B -18.3% 37%   5% -43%
Cardiovascular Systems CSII NASDAQ Health Care Specialized Medical Devices USD 34.33 1.2 B -10.9% 49%   5% -45%
DaVita DVA NYSE Health Care Kidney Failure USD 65.52 8.2 B 17.1% 40%   6% -27%
Dexcom DXCM NASDAQ Health Care Diabetes USD 260.75 24 B 123.0% 53%   16% -37%
Edwards Lifesciences Corp. EW NYSE Health Care Specialized Medical Devices USD 189.07 40 B 0.4% 39%   6% -36%
Fisher & Paykel Healthcare FSPKF OTC Health Care Respiratory Disorders USD 17.90 - 71.8% 30%   2% -10%
Fresenius Medical Care FMS NYSE Health Care Kidney Failure USD 32.27 19 B -20.2% 31%   3% -32%
Insulet PODD NASDAQ Health Care Diabetes USD 164.92 10 B 72.1% 48%   10% -40%
Itamar Medical ITMMF OTC Health Care Respiratory Disorders USD 0.30 - -21.3% 177%   8% -64%
Lexicon Pharmaceuticals LXRX NASDAQ Health Care Diabetes USD 1.76 188 M -71.7% 149%   2% -83%
MannKind Corporation MNKD NASDAQ Health Care Diabetes USD 0.94 200 M -47.5% 66%   4% -55%
Novo Nordisk NVO NYSE Health Care Diabetes USD 59.84 141 B 20.3% 30%   5% -24%
Oramed Pharmaceuticals ORMP NASDAQ Health Care Diabetes USD 2.98 52 M -28.7% 71%   3% -55%
ResMed RMD NYSE Health Care Respiratory Disorders USD 152.97 22 B 53.1% 45%   10% -35%
Rockwell Medical RMTI NASDAQ Health Care Kidney Failure USD 1.80 124 M -66.1% 101%   3% -73%
SomnoMed SOMNF OTC Health Care Respiratory Disorders USD 0.66 - -50.0% 127%   0% -70%
Zafgen ZFGN NASDAQ Health Care Diabetes USD 0.74 28 M -74.6% 81%   1% -77%