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Biotechnology Investment Instruments

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Biotechnology involves understanding how living organisms function at the molecular level. It combines a number of disciplines including biology, physics, chemistry, mathematics, science, and technology. Biotechnology advances are applied in medicine and pharmaceuticals, genomics, food production, and the production of biofuels. Modern biotechnology makes significant contributions to extending the human lifespan and improving quality of life. It grants us tools to combat diseases, generating higher crop yields, and using biofuels to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
Biotechnology as an investment theme is risky, since companies in the biotech space often face significant barriers to success. This industry is associated with massive time and money expenditures developing drugs that might never get to the market. It is common to see biotech companies joining forces together with larger, more established pharmaceutical firms to achieve their research and development goals. This is one of the reasons why biotechnology assets often do not score well on the environmental performance metrices.

Instruments to Invest in Biotechnology

Fund Name
wdt_ID Provider Fund Name Impact 2020 Returns (%) MSCI ESG Rating
5 Biotechnology Opportunities Portfolio Biotechnology 51.68 n/a
6 ALPS Medical Breakthroughs ETF Biotechnology 21.17 B
7 Defiance Nasdaq Junior Biotechnology ETF Biotechnology n/a n/a
8 Direxion Daily S&P Biotech Bull 3x Shares Biotechnology 74.66 BBB
9 Direxion Daily S&P Biotech Bear 3x Shares Biotechnology -89.74 n/a
10 Loncar China BioPharma ETF Biotechnology 31.93 BBB
11 First Trust NYSE Arca Biotechnology Index Fund Biotechnology 12.96 A
12 Franklin Biotechnology Discovery Fund Biotechnology 30.23 BBB
13 iShares Nasdaq Biotechnology ETF Biotechnology 26.01 A
14 Horizon Biotechnology Fund Biotechnology 61.32 n/a

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