Stuart Roberts

Stuart
Roberts

Founder and Senior Analyst
NDF Research

By background I am an investment professional who did Australian equity research from the late 1990s until 2015. For a lot of that time I focused on healthcare and biotechnology, and the Life Sciences has become a passion of mine. My forte is making complex, technology-based investment ideas easy to understand. In January 2015 I joined my first biotechnology company, a cancer immunotherapy play called Prima Biomed (Nasdaq: PBMD) and had a great time with them until November 2015. From January until May 2016 I took care of investor relations for another cancer immunotherapy company, Imugene (ASX: IMU). In June 2016 I returned to the equities analyst game with the founding of NDF Research.

Expertise

Actinogen Medical (ASX: ACW) - Breaking the long dry spell in Alzheimer’s treatment

Stuart Roberts

Often in Life Sciences people speak of the 'Holy Grail' as something that everyone in a particular field is looking for and will be very pleased when it is found. It's an unusual term to use given that most people in Life Sciences either aren't Christian or aren't in touch... Show More

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Kazia Therapeutics - Picking up where Genentech left off

Stuart Roberts

One of the more impressive re-brandings of a Life Science company that I've seen in recent years is Kazia Therapeutics, formerly Novogen. This company changed its name in late 2017 to reflect the acquisition from Genentech of an impressive new lead compound called GDC-0084, for the treatment of glioblastoma. We... Show More

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Orthocell: Growing with CelGro

Stuart Roberts

Every now and then when people ask me about building a portfolio of Life Science companies, I tell them that having a regenerative medicine stock in the portfolio is probably a good idea because we're going into a boom for that field globally. In July last year we at NDF... Show More

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Is this the start of the Australian Life Science Boom? The Viralytics/Merck deal is telling you something...

Stuart Roberts

Just over eighteen months ago, in July 2016, I published an article headlined 'The Coming Boom in Life Sciences, Down Under' in which I suggested that Australia was on the way to a boom for its biotech and medical device sector. I argued that all the elements of that coming... Show More

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Suda Pharmaceuticals - emerging drug reformulation champion

Stuart Roberts

One of the more straightforward ways to make money in the pharmaceuticals game is to reformulate someone else's drug once it is off patent. To develop a new drug these days will likely costs a large pharma company more than a billion US dollars and well in excess of ten... Show More

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Want to make money in Life Sciences? Back a female CEO

Stuart Roberts

Want a sure-fire way to make money in biotech and medical device stocks? There is none. There are, however, certain things you can do to maximise your chances of success. I have been arguing lately that one of the better ways to do that is by buying stock in companies... Show More

Patrys - Cell penetrating monoclonal antibody

Stuart Roberts

Today we've initiated coverage on Patrys, a Melbourne-based company that may have one of the world's first cell-penetrating antibodies for the treatment of cancer. Show More

Dimerix - the little Aussie company that is now a big player in Diabetic Nephropathy

Stuart Roberts

I love it when ASX-listed Life Science companies generate pleasant surprises. For the last year or so we at NDF Research have been following Dimerix, a drug developer whose lead candidate, DMX-200, is showing promise in the treatment of kidney disease. DMX-200 is a combination of two existing drugs, irbesartan... Show More

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Novogen (ASX: NRT) ​- Picking up where Genentech left off

Stuart Roberts

Today NDF Research initiates coverage on Novogen, a Sydney-based cancer drug developer whose lead compound, soon to enter Phase 2, is GDC-0084, for the treatment of glioblastoma. Show More

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SUDA ​- Faster, safer delivery for ex-blockbusters​

Stuart Roberts

This week we've initiated coverage on SUDA, a Perth-based a drug delivery company focused on oral spray formulations of existing drugs. Imagine these five things: Show More

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Cynata ​- The Swiss Army Knife of cellular remedies

Stuart Roberts

Today we at NDF Research published our initiation report on a Melbourne-based regenerative medicine company called Cynata. Regenerative medicine is the future – and will create some billion-dollar companies. Cynata is well placed for this race. Show More

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Resonance Health - MRI for the masses

Stuart Roberts

In December 2016 NDF Research initiated coverage on Resonance Health (ASX: RHT), a Perth-based company which developed the world’s first non-invasive diagnostic for iron overload, an MRI-based test called FerriScan. This test, which gained both CE Mark and FDA approval in January 2005, has been the basis of a small... Show More

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Dimerix's Phase 2 success for DMX-200 - an important potential new treatment option for kidney disease

Stuart Roberts

In August of last year NDF Research initiated on Dimerix (ASX: DXB), a Melbourne and Perth-based drug discovery company being built around new ways to identify drugs acting on G Protein-Coupled Receptors. Dimerix's platform is important because GPCRs are the target of a significant number of the world’s best-selling drugs.... Show More

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ResApp Health - First major clinical study of ResAppDx reports important data

Stuart Roberts

In July 2016 NDF research initiated coverage on ResApp Health, a company developing a smartphone-based diagnostic for respiratory disease. ResApp has just reported important data from the first major clinical study of the ResAppDx, a smartphone-based diagnostic for respiratory disease which we have previously called the ResApp System. This Australian... Show More

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Phylogica - In good company

Stuart Roberts

Sometimes it takes a while before good Life Sciences companies make it to being great Life Sciences companies. Phylogica is one such company. I've been following this Perth-based drug discovery operation since its 2005 IPO and I've always been impressed with the quality of the science and of the team,... Show More

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Optiscan Imaging - The phoenix rises from the ashes

Stuart Roberts

Often Life Sciences companies do a ‘Rip Van Winkle’ - go to sleep for a long time, rather than just die. When they wake up again, such stocks can give investors a pleasant surprise. We believe Optiscan Imaging is one such ASX-listed Rip Van Winkle Life Science company. This Melbourne-based... Show More

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Anatara Lifesciences ​- A good gut feeling

Stuart Roberts

Anatara Lifesciences is striking a blow against antibiotic resistance. The company is nearing the market with its first product, called Detach, a treatment for production animals such as cattle and pigs designed to reduce gastrointestinal disorders in these animals, thereby increasing meat yield. Anatara filed for Australian approval of Detach... Show More

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Alcidion - Making hospitals smarter with Clinical Decision Support

Stuart Roberts

Medical error is now the third leading cause of death in the US. The Adelaide-based Alcidion Group, an emerging player in the US$100bn field of health informatics, has technology that can help reduce these deaths while making hospitals much more efficient. Alcidion is being built around an informatics platform called... Show More

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Sirtex Medical - If you can keep your head, when all about you are losing theirs...

Stuart Roberts

Days like today make me wish I was back in stockbroking because Sirtex's 'Trading Update' has created the kind of contrarian play I love. Thanks to slower SIR-Spheres sales, Sirtex's constant currency EBITDA in 1H17 will fall 9-16%. As I write Sirtex stock is down 41%, making people think the... Show More

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Resonance Health - World-leading MRI diagnostics

Stuart Roberts

Last week NDF Research initiated coverage on Resonance Health, a Perth-based company which over a decade ago developed the world’s first non-invasive diagnostic for iron overload, an MRI-based test called FerriScan. This test, approved in the US and Europe since 2005, has been the basis of a small but growing... Show More

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