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Biotech Stock Review

1. Adding Dyadic (DYAI) $1.32, to Watch List.
2. Dyadic, Conference Call Today at 5:00 Eastern. 
3. Dicerna (DRNA) $3.36, Conference Call Today 4:30 Eastern.
4. Protea (PRGB) $0.07, Mass General and Harvard.

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1. Adding Dyadic (DYAI) $1.32, to Watch List.

Long Term Subscribers may remember we last covered Dyadic (DYAI) back in 2009. June 18th, to be exact. Conference call today, don't miss - we'll tell you why - below.

At the time the company was selling at $0.80.

The company came back to our attention recently when they announced that it received the final $7.4 million of a total payment of $75 million from Dupont (DD) which acquired its C1 Industrial enzyme division, leaving Dyadic to focus exclusively on its C1 Biopharmaceutical enzyme division.

The most recent balance sheet (10Q) looks like this (in thousands):

They successfully completed a share buyback program on February 15, 2017. And in addition, they acquired two separate large blocks of stock in January 2016 and in January 2017. Combined to-date, they acquired 12,364,322 shares at an average weighted price of a $1.54 for an aggregate purchase price of $18,972,828. they currently have 28,703,168 shares outstanding.

28 million shares x $1.32 = a market valuation of $37.8 million. 

(At March 31, 2017, we had $43.6 million in cash and securities. In addition, we received $4.4 million litigation settlement on April 14, 2017 that was net of expenses and legal fees, and we expect to receive approximately $7.4 million on the DuPont sale escrow on July 1, 2017)

On top of that eyebrow raising news, there has also been insider buying as reported on May 25, when the Company announced that the Chairman of the Board, Michael P. Tarnok, and its Audit Committee Chair, Jack L. Kaye, had purchased 50,000 and 35,000 shares of Dyadic International, Inc. common stock, respectively, at $1.40 per share.

That all in our opinion addresses the downside fairly well. As for the upside: the Biopharmaceutical enzyme division. 

This division has vast potential in that it may help speed up the development, production, and performance of biologic vaccines and drugs. We'll discuss this division in greater detail at a later date - adding only we believe it has XX the potential value when compared to the Industrial division - which was proven to be worth $75 million.

As with the C1 industrial enzyme, the Company will tinker with the C1 biopharmaceutical enzyme - testing out and proving up the technology internally and with major Corporations throughout the world - in what they like to call research collaborations.

What will all this lead to? In our estimation depending on the findings of the ongoing research - it will lead to the technology being licensed, purchased outright, folded into an M&A transaction or the company itself being acquired outright.

In the most recent conference call, management stated: "We are in an enviable position as we do not need any additional capital to fund our planned R&D efforts, enabling us to avoid the significant cost and distraction of an uplisting, which would otherwise be required to raise funding for our strategic scientific programs."

They additionally stated, "Our effort to monetize our technology will not be open ended. We anticipate by mid-year 2019, if not sooner, we would be in a position to determine how successful our research and business development efforts are and be in position to evaluate what are our alternatives are at that point."

So there you have it. We are going to see management today - ahead of this afternoons conference call. Ideas as attractive as this, do not come around too often,

2. Dyadic, Conference Call Today at 5:00 Eastern


In order to participate in today's live session, please use the following dial-in numbers five to ten minutes prior to the start time:

Calling from the United States or Canada:  888-515-2235

3. Dicerna (DRNA) $3.36, Conference Call Today 4:30 Eastern.

NEW YORK, NY / ACCESSWIRE / August 10, 2017 / Dicerna Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: DRNA) will be discussing their earnings results in their Q2 Earnings Call to be held on Thursday, August 10, 2017 at 4:30 PM Eastern Time.

To listen to the event live - visit

Replay Information

The replay will be available online at

4. Protea (PRGB) $0.07, Mass General and Harvard.

So, for a moment, let the five cent stock price and the ridiculous and undervalued $21.2 million market cap take a back seat to the reality of what Protea Bioscience is doing. From there, investors can conclude as to whether the market has not only left this emerging gem behind but has also neglected to realize the bright future that lay ahead for this emerging oncology company.

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