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Maxx Chatsko

Maxx Chatsko


Maxx has been a contributor to since 2013. He graduated from the State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry (2012) with a Bachelor of Science in Bioprocess Engineering and from Carnegie Mellon University (2016) with a Master of Science in Materials Science & Engineering.

Recent articles

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Should Amyris Split Into 2 Companies?

Unlocking the true value of the company's consumer portfolio might require a big, bold decision.

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Here's Why Teva Pharmaceutical Fell as Much as 15.4% Today

The United States is suing the drugmaker. Again.

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Here's Why Unity Biotechnology Is Getting Crushed Today

The development-stage biopharma announced disappointing results from a clinical trial.

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Personalis Turns to Liquid Biopsies for Growth. Will It Work?

The company, which leans on one customer for 76% of revenue, desperately needs to diversify its customer base.

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Twist Bioscience Is Rapidly Growing Its Customer Base. Can It Turn a Profit?

The DNA synthesis leader is rapidly expanding its product offerings, but losses continue to grow. Maybe it doesn't matter after all.

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Here's Why Omeros Fell Over 13% Today

The biopharma announced the pricing of a public offering of common stock and debt offering.

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Here's Why Personalis Fell as Much as 13.8% Today

The genomics company announced a public offering of common stock.

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Coherus BioSciences Keeps Proving Wall Street Wrong

The biosimilar leader crushed it during the first half of 2020. Will it finally earn a higher market valuation?

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Mesoblast Plunges as FDA Questions Cell-Therapy Manufacturing

The Australian stem-cell company will face some pointed questions from regulators about how it manufactures stem cells.

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Codexis Dodges Coronavirus Slowdown in Q2

R&D revenue from two customers helped the business to offset weakness from the coronavirus pandemic.

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Albemarle Reports 41% Decline in Q2 Net Income

Investors will have to expect much of the same in the second half of the year.

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Amyris Reports Its Largest First-Half Operating Loss Since 2012

A growing balance of deferred cost of product revenue suggests business fundamentals might be significantly worse than reported.

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Here's Why Shares of Editas Medicine and Beam Therapeutics Are Soaring Today

A rumored merger has investors excited, although details are scarce.

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What to Watch When Twist Bioscience Reports Fiscal Q3 Results

Can the company possibly live up to its lofty market valuation?

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Renewable Energy Group Posts Surprise Q2 Profit

The biomass-based diesel manufacturer smashed through its own lowly expectations thanks to a boost from state and federal incentives.

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Does the Hydrogen Economy Have a Pipeline Problem?

Manufacturing hydrogen from renewable energy sounds great, but there are significant limitations to transporting hydrogen fuels.

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NeoGenomics Slumps in Q2 but Readies for Second-Half Rebound

The oncology reference lab never stopped investing in near- and long-term opportunities. It expects that to pay off -- and soon.

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What to Watch When Albemarle Reports Q2 Earnings

The specialty chemicals manufacturer is expected to struggle in 2020, but it has undertaken significant efforts to preserve long-term business fundamentals.

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What to Watch When Renewable Energy Group Reports

The renewable fuels manufacturer is contending with a historic slowdown in demand for transportation fuels. Are diesel fuels more insulated from uncertainty?

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Repligen Reports Record Quarter, Increases 2020 Guidance

The coronavirus pandemic has done little to hamper the growth trajectory of the bioprocess engineering leader.