[Biotech&Pharma] The Week Ahead In Biotech: JPMorgan Healthcare Conference, FDA Panel Reviews Opioid Pain Drugs, I-Mab's IPO

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Activity in the biotech space is likely to pick up this week. Events are likely to be headlined by the annual JPMorgan Healthcare Conference.

Biotech stocks closed 2019 with gains, although they underperformed relative to the broader market. The iShares NASDAQ Biotechnology Index (NASDAQ: IBB) closed up 25.2% in 2019 compared to the S&P 500's 29% jump.

The new year is likely to bring several challenges for biotech stocks, the chief among them being a hard political stance on drug pricing ahead of the year's elections.

The following are key catalysts that could take the spotlight this week.


38th Annual JPMorgan Healthcare Conference: Jan. 13-16 in San Francisco, California.

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