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Bioshares is Australia's leading biotech stock report. Bioshares delivers independent investment research to investors on Australian biotech, pharmaceutical and healthcare companies.

Bioshares is published by Blake Industry and Market Analysis Pty Ltd. It was first published as a quarterly hardcopy report in 2000. From edition 13 onwards, Bioshares has been published on a weekly basis (48 issues per year) and distributed in an electronic format.

Bioshares has covered the biotech sector from its days of obscurity in 1999, through the boom in 2000, through the downturn in 2001 and 2002 and has been the first choice for investment research by numerous biotech investors in the 2003 biotech upswing.

About Blake Industry and Market Analysis Pty Ltd
Blake Industry and Market Analysis Pty Ltd (BIMA) was founded in 1998 by Mark Pachacz and David Blake, with the goal of delivering independent investment research about pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies to stockbrokers, fund managers and other clients. BIMA is a licensed investment advisory firm with the Australian Investment and Securities Commision.

In the first half of 2000, BIMA commenced publication of Bioshares, a specialist investment magazine devoted to companies in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology sector. The company has contributed to Australian Biotechnology News, BRW, Shares, Shares Weekly, Lab News, Pharmacy Trade, Phillips Fox Biotech Bulletin, Bionetwork and Genetic Engineering News.

The company provides consultancy services, in addition to commissioned research, and is committed to being proactive with investment information it obtains with a diverse range clients. Its clients have come from the global pharmaceutical 'Top Ten', London based investment firms and local stockbrokers and biotech and pharmaceutical companies.

Since establishing BIMA, Mark Pachacz and David Blake have gained a solid reputation for thoroughly examining investment opportunities and providing balanced analyses. Blake and Pachacz have successfully harnessed skills in chemical engineering and market and economic analysis, to training in investment analysis to meet the demands of valuing and analysing one of the fastest growing sectors in Australia's stockmarket.

Mark Pachacz is a chemical engineer by training. He is a graduate of Monash University and the Securities Institute of Australia.

From 1995 to 1998, David Blake was the Victorian Government's sole Housing Market Analyst, responsible for monitoring trends in Victoria's housing markets. He produced the highly regarded 'Rental Report'.

David is a graduate of the University of Queensland and the University of Melbourne, and the Securities Institute of Australia.