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Biotech Stock Live Chat

BOSTON ( TheStreet) -- Welcome to October's Biotech Stock Mailbag Live Chat. The floor is yours.

I'm here for the next 90 minutes to answer your biotech investing questions and hopefully spark some interactive debate on the hot biotech topics of the day. This chat only works if you participate, so please keep the questions and comments flowing in the box below.

Biotech earnings season kicks off in earnest next week, with reports due from Celgene (CELG - Get Report), Biogen Idec (BIIB), Amgen (AMGN) and Gilead Sciences (GILD).

Investors will be paying close attention to Vertex Pharmaceuticals (VRTX - Get Report) when it reports Incivek sales on Oct. 27.

Human Genome Sciences (HGSI) will be reporting third-quarter Benlysta sales amidst investor concerns about the lupus drug's slow launch. And what about those rumors of a GlaxoSmithkline (GSK) takeout? Optimer Pharmaceuticals (OPTR) appears to be bucking the "slow launch" trend with its antibiotic Dificid.

Let's discuss FDA drug approvals: Onyx Pharmaceuticals (ONXX), Neoprobe (NEOP), Incyte (INCY - Get Report), Alexza Pharmaceuticals (ALXA) and MAP Pharma (MAPP), among others.

I've raised a ruckus with Keryx Pharma (KERX - Get Report) predicting the failure of the colon cancer drug perifosine, but I'm more than happy to continue the debate today.

Let's talk about these stocks today, or any other biotech investing subjects that pique your interest. Please join me live.

--Written by Adam Feuerstein in Boston.

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