Avise Analytics, an institutional microcap research firm serving buy-side and sell-side firms, recently featured Annovis Bio (NYSE American: ANVS)as one of the five most promising Alzheimer’s stocks. Here’s an excerpt from the report:
Alzheimer’s is the sixth leading cause of death in the U.S, a disease that causes irreversible degeneration of the brain cells and affects a person’s cognitive and behavioral abilities such as impaired judgment, deteriorating memory and personality changes with the gradual loss of motor abilities and speech.
According to some compelling statistics made available by Alzheimer’s Association over 5.8 million Americans are affected by this disorder and the numbers will most likely reach 14 million by 2050, with a new diagnosis being made every 65 seconds. The healthcare cost of Alzheimer’s and other Dementia related ailments will be over $290 billion in 2019, these numbers are likely to escalate further to over $1.1 trillion by 2050.
A report by transparency market research predicts that the global market for Alzheimer’s will reach US$6.4 billion by 2025, growing at a CAGR of 7.5%, from US$3.6 billion in 2017. The rise in ageing population, increased awareness about the benefits of combined therapy, a favorable regulatory and government support environment are some of the factors that will contribute to the growth of the market. The economic burden of the disease on not only the patients but also caregivers will act as an impediment for the market. The prohibitive cost of expensive treatment especially in developing nations is another obstacle for growth.
Alzheimer’s is one illness, where innumerable attempts have been made to find a cure with no success. According to a report released by Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) from 1998 to 2017 there have been about 146 failed shots at developing drugs for Alzheimer’s disease. However recent advancements in technology and the discovery of new molecules and combination therapies are offering renewed hope to those suffering from this illness.