In Mary Shelley's novel Frankenstein, the fictional monster was an amalgamation of parts from various corpses; when combined, those parts were supposed to form a beautiful creature. Unfortunately, things didn't work out so well, and Victor Frankenstein created a monster.
Nonetheless, Shelley's novel inspired me to imagine what a biotech Frankenstein's monster would look like. This creature would be composed of the best aspects of all the biotech stocks out there, and when sewn together, it would form the ultimate Frankenstock! (Cue ominous lightning, maniacal laughter, etc.)
Frankenstein's monster was nothing until he was given a brain, so I'll steal the experience and intelligence of Genentech's
The heart of this wild biotech beast obviously needs to work reliably under stressful conditions. I've chosen the ticker of Cephalon
Our mad biotech creature won't intimidate others unless he can tower over them, so I'll extend his reach by stitching on PDL Biopharma's
The creature will be useless without muscles, so we'll pump him up with the brawn of Roche's (OTC BB: RHHBY.PK) sales and marketing force, and its $33 billion in 2005 drug sales. Its striated marketing muscle is strong in every part of the world, with North American and European drug sales only accounting for 40% and 32% of its total drug revenues. This way, any drugs that our monster produces will easily overpower the competition.
The innards of our biopharmaceutical freak of nature will come from Exelixis
No biotech colossus will be complete unless it can defend itself, so we'll have to teach it the ways of Merck's
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