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Amid the pandemic, ROBO Global offers a silver lining

By Richard Lightbound, ROBO Global   The COVID-19 pandemic has delivered its share of surprises. While scientists and researchers have predicted a pandemic of this proportion for years (this Bill Gates TedTalk from 2015 offers some fascinating background), once the coronavirus hit, nations around the globe were woefully unprepared. While the virus certainly caught the world off guard, there have come some notably positive surprises in the form of human caring and resilience. Doctors a...

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Investing Amid the Coronavirus Meltdown

In this exclusive report, ROBO Global advisor Louis-Vincent Gave, the founding partner and CEO of famed independent research firm Gavekal, discusses the perfect storm of three ongoing crises - the COVID-19 pandemic, energy solvency, and the liquidity crisis; and three resolutions. Investors should get ready for a world where interest rates stay very low for a very long time, where budget deficits go absolutely through the roof, and where the incentive of the average worker to go to work is muted...

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How COVID-19 Innovation Today Provides Investment Insight Into Tomorrow

In the last few weeks, over a dozen companies in the HTEC Index have stepped forward to provide life-saving solutions to combat coronavirus. These innovators are working round-the-clock to develop, obtain regulatory approvals, and launch products that for some, may not generate much profit. However, in doing so, all these companies are demonstrating their market leadership, ability to mobilize and innovate rapidly and scale for further innovation. We view these as positive leading indicators tha...

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HTEC Index: Expecting a more mild impact from COVID-19

We conducted an in-depth analysis of our Healthcare Technology & Innovation Index (HTEC) to estimate the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on HTEC’s portfolio companies. Our analysis indicates that although most companies will see a negative impact in the near term, 70% of the index should see a more rapid recovery. More importantly, in the long term we expect a net positive fundamental impact on HTEC, as 21% of the index operates in areas that could see incremental demand post-pandemic. In ...

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Speed is Vital in Combating Coronavirus: How Companies in the HTEC Index are Stepping Up

For many healthcare companies, the new coronavirus will likely cause a near-term impact on P&Ls, as hospital purchasing for anything other than ventilators, masks, and tests will be on hold until the crisis is fully managed. Despite near term headwinds, leading healthcare companies are stepping up to help combat the outbreak, and demonstrating their ability to innovate at an unprecedented pace. As an expansion to our recent Coronavirus update, below we highlight companies in the HTEC Index t...

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Healthcare Tech Races to Treat Coronavirus Outbreak

By: Nina Deka, Senior Research Analyst, ROBO Global   In response to the outbreak of the novel coronavirus 2019-nCoV, numerous healthcare organizations from both public and private sectors have quickly acted to contain, treat, and prevent further outbreak. As of this writing, 2019-nCoV has resulted in the death of over 900 people in China, surpassing China’s tragic SARS death toll of 349. Thousands more are infected with 2019-nCoV each day, and the World Health Organization (WHO) ha...

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A Decade of Growth in Robotics, AI & Healthcare Innovation

Technology quietly transformed the way we live throughout the 2010s. The rapid pace of revolutions and evolutions came and went so quickly that companies like Apple, Amazon, Netflix quickly became tokens in our households and our daily lives. Perhaps most incredibly, this all occurred in an unrealized, ubiquitous manner over the course of just ten short years. At ROBO Global, we stand with conviction behind the incredible investment opportunity that lies in these very technologies and the tremen...

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Smart Tech Evolutions In Diabetes

By Nina Deka, Senior Research Analyst, ROBO Global New technology is disrupting traditional diabetes management, making it one of the hottest themes across all medtech, as seen by the rapid growth of new devices in 2019. Continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) and insulin pumps, which replace the manual tasks of finger sticks and insulin injections, are getting smarter and more advanced and are further penetrating into both the Type 1 and Type 2 markets. These devices are in their earliest stages...

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In healthcare, Q3 funding points to dramatic disruption

By Bill Studebaker, President & CIO, ROBO Global, LLC   It’s no secret that I’m incredibly bullish about the current trajectory of the healthcare sector when it comes to all things AI and digital. The ROBO Global Healthcare Technology & Innovation Index (HTEC) was launched in April 2019 to give investors a way to target their exposure directly toward this inevitable growth, and since that time, the strength of the sector has proven to be nothing less than spectacular. Last...

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How Vocera Replaces Chaos with Quiet in Hospitals

By Nina Deka, Senior Research Analyst, ROBO Global Sometimes all a patient needs to heal is peace and quiet. This can be difficult to find in a hospital, where shouting, alarms, and other noises are the de-facto standard of communication. The newest addition to the ROBO  and HTEC indexes is disrupting that noise. Vocera is a communications technology company most known for its badge, which is a wearable, voice-activated device used by employees to speak with one another. What is largely over...

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