The Reinvention of Drug Delivery and Development
Jennison Associates’ Sheetal Prasad discusses lesser-known life sciences tools & services providers reinventing the drug discovery and development model.
Many people turned to telemedicine and digital health apps during COVID-19, when an in-person doctor visit was a frightening prospect. Jennison Associates’ Portfolio Manager Sheetal Prasad explains how innovations with telemedicine and digital health tools are leading to better self-care.
Risks—Investing involves risks. Some investments are riskier than others. Foreign investments may be volatile and involve additional expenses and special risks, including currency fluctuations, foreign taxes, and political and economic uncertainties. Investments in securities of growth companies may be especially volatile. Due to the recent global economic crisis that caused financial difficulties for many European Union countries, eurozone investments may be subject to volatility and liquidity issues. Illiquidity risk, which exists when particular investments are hard to sell; geographic concentration, which can result in more pronounced risks based upon economic conditions that impact one or more countries or regions more or less than other countries or regions; and derivative securities, which may carry market, credit, and liquidity risks. Emerging markets are countries that are beginning to emerge with increased consumer potential driven by rapid industrial expansion and economic growth. Investing in emerging markets is very risky due to the additional political, economic, and currency risks associated with these underdeveloped geographic areas. Investments in health sciences companies, which may be relatively small and thinly traded, have persistent losses during a new product’s transition from development to production, or erratic revenue patterns, and may be under regulatory scrutiny and are subject to risks of the adverse impact of legislative actions and government regulations.
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