Here’s our fortnightly wrap of all the news driving ASX health stocks.

Of the ASX’s 137-odd small cap health stocks and of those which were trading on Tuesday, 59 were in positive territory over the last fortnight, 22 were flat and 58 saw their share prices fall.

Code Name Price $ (May 135) 2 week return % 1 year return % Market cap
IBX IMAGION BIOSYSTEMS LTD 0.02 50 -2 15.99M
PCK PAINCHEK LTD 0.14 35 107 160.51M
MEM MEMPHASYS LTD 0.06 32 187 49.76M
RHT RESONANCE HEALTH LTD 0.17 30 46 77.66M
IXC INVEX THERAPEUTICS LTD 1.42 29 263 81.13M
DXB DIMERIX LTD 0.25 28 213 45.38M
NC6 NANOLLOSE LTD 0.03 27 -45 2.74M
HLA HEALTHIA LTD 0.93 26 -3 54.84M
TTB TOTAL BRAIN LTD 0.52 25 106 60.11M
IMR IMRICOR MEDICAL SYSTEMS-CDI 1.4 23 69 156.92M
RAC RACE ONCOLOGY LTD 0.35 23 514 40.46M
PGC PARAGON CARE LTD 0.19 22 -54 65.89M
RCE RECCE PHARMACEUTICALS LTD 0.46 20 138 64.40M
GTG GENETIC TECHNOLOGIES LTD 0.01 20 -42 30.68M
VRT VIRTUS HEALTH LTD 3.18 19 -8 265.28M
OIL OPTISCAN IMAGING LTD 0.05 18 -4 21.50M
JHC JAPARA HEALTHCARE LTD 0.57 18 -58 155.00M
MDR MEDADVISOR LTD 0.5 18 40 130.50M
RHY RHYTHM BIOSCIENCES LTD 0.1 18 -43 10.07M
EMV EMVISION MEDICAL DEVICES LTD 0.92 18 135 59.84M
MEB MEDIBIO LTD 0.01 17 -50 6.97M
OCC ORTHOCELL LTD 0.38 17 -37 71.11M
NEU NEUREN PHARMACEUTICALS LTD 1.67 16 63 179.52M
PIQ PROTEOMICS INTERNATIONAL LAB 0.35 15 11 32.62M
QTM QUANTUM HEALTH GROUP LTD 0.04 14 21 45.13M
CMP COMPUMEDICS LTD 0.53 12 -2 97.44M
CYP CYNATA THERAPEUTICS LTD 0.7 12 -38 76.23M
IMU IMUGENE LTD 0.03 12 71 128.35M
AZV AZURE HEALTHCARE LTD 0.07 11 -18 19.89M
AHX APIAM ANIMAL HEALTH LTD 0.47 11 13 54.80M
EX1 EXOPHARM LTD 0.21 11 -56 20.05M
PKS PKS HOLDINGS LTD 0.17 10 -13 19.99M
CAN CANN GROUP LTD 0.95 10 -54 143.99M
TLX TELIX PHARMACEUTICALS LTD 1.42 10 77 372.56M
LBT LBT INNOVATIONS LTD 0.12 10 60 27.09M
ATX AMPLIA THERAPEUTICS LTD 0.09 9 -39 5.72M
VHT VOLPARA HEALTH TECHNOLOGIES 1.34 8 -19 324.02M
PSQ PACIFIC SMILES GROUP LTD 1.44 7 13 220.29M
REG REGIS HEALTHCARE LTD 1.45 7 -51 446.61M
OSL ONCOSIL MEDICAL LTD 0.11 7 68 90.61M
IME IMEXHS LTD 0.03 6 -11 38.80M
SDX SIENNA CANCER DIAGNOSTICS LT 0.06 5 -3 22.92M
IPD IMPEDIMED LTD 0.04 5 -80 41.07M
PAA PHARMAUST LTD 0.12 5 162 33.22M
DVL DORSAVI LTD 0.02 5 -74 5.09M
CPH CRESO PHARMA LTD 0.08 4 -85 15.95M
SUD SUDA PHARMACEUTICALS LTD 0.05 4 -47 7.11M
CYC CYCLOPHARM LTD 1.38 4 14 108.98M
SDI SDI LTD 0.76 4 -13 90.34M
ICS ICSGLOBAL LTD 1.82 4 73 19.30M
MVF MONASH IVF GROUP LTD 0.56 4 -40 206.93M
1ST 1ST GROUP LTD 0.03 3 -41 12.74M
GSS GENETIC SIGNATURES LTD 1.88 3 73 279.52M
AHZ ADMEDUS LTD 7.46 3 24 44.08M
ANR ANATARA LIFESCIENCES LTD 0.19 3 -48 9.72M
PAL PALLA PHARMA LTD 0.68 1 -40 86.90M
ONT 1300 SMILES LTD 5.14 1 -18 121.94M
PXS PHARMAXIS LTD 0.09 1 -67 35.16M
EHE ESTIA HEALTH LTD 1.41 1 -47 378.84M
MVP MEDICAL DEVELOPMENTS INTERNA 7.4 0 51 496.77M
OSX OSTEOPORE LTD 0.52 0 160 52.64M
FFC FARMAFORCE LTD 0.08 0 0 10.30M
JHL JAYEX HEALTHCARE LTD 0.03 0 -26 4.41M
VBS VECTUS BIOSYSTEMS LTD 0.49 0 18 11.59M
SCU STEMCELL UNITED LTD 0.01 0 -19 8.34M
AJJ ASIAN AMERICAN MEDICAL GROUP 0.03 0 -64 11.82M
BD1 BARD1 LIFE SCIENCES LTD 0.03 0 46 35.55M
PYC PYC THERAPEUTICS LTD 0.07 0 181 213.99M
FTT FACTOR THERAPEUTICS LTD 0 0 -25 3.13M
RAP RESAPP HEALTH LTD 0.17 0 17 128.65M
CTE CRYOSITE LTD 0.08 0 122 3.75M
CGB CANN GLOBAL LTD 0.01 0 -78 26.72M
CDX CARDIEX LTD 0.02 0 -41 17.32M
ALT ANALYTICA LTD 0 0 -25 10.56M
AVE AVECHO BIOTECHNOLOGY LTD 0.01 0 100 11.18M
BPH BPH ENERGY LTD 0.01 0 -20 2.67M
1AD ADALTA LTD 0.06 0 -66 9.84M
ESE ESENSE-LAB LTD-CDI 0.01 0 -60 1.52M
VTI VISIONEERING TECH-CDI 0.02 0 -77 7.45M
KZA KAZIA THERAPEUTICS LTD 0.38 0 -16 37.37M
RGS REGENEUS LTD 0.07 0 -32 19.45M
BNO BIONOMICS LTD 0.04 -2 -64 24.51M
SPL STARPHARMA HOLDINGS LTD 0.99 -2 -21 374.43M
UBI UNIVERSAL BIOSENSORS INC-CDI 0.2 -3 -5 34.60M
NXS NEXT SCIENCE LTD 1.62 -3 -26 296.67M
NSB NEUROSCIENTIFIC BIOPHARMACEU 0.17 -3 17 13.72M
PBP PROBIOTEC LTD 1.91 -3 18 142.83M
TD1 TALI DIGITAL LTD 0.03 -3 58 22.48M
M7T MACH7 TECHNOLOGIES LTD 0.57 -3 127 106.04M
MX1 MICRO-X LTD 0.14 -4 -51 42.19M
ANP ANTISENSE THERAPEUTICS LTD 0.05 -4 -12 22.48M
SVA SIMAVITA LTD-CDI 0.02 -4 29 12.40M
PTX PRESCIENT THERAPEUTICS LTD 0.05 -4 7 17.35M
UCM USCOM LTD 0.22 -4 42 32.93M
ACW ACTINOGEN MEDICAL LTD 0.02 -5 43 22.32M
NOX NOXOPHARM LTD 0.19 -5 -70 29.70M
BIT BIOTRON LTD 0.09 -5 18 65.28M
SOM SOMNOMED LTD 1.08 -5 -28 89.59M
CAJ CAPITOL HEALTH LTD 0.18 -5 -19 172.82M
ATH ALTERITY THERAPEUTICS LTD 0.02 -5 -58 16.19M
NYR NYRADA INC-CDI 0.17 -6 -15 18.60M
VLS VITA LIFE SCIENCES LTD 0.56 -6 -14 30.56M
ALC ALCIDION GROUP LTD 0.16 -6 70 158.51M
ACR ACRUX LTD 0.14 -7 -40 22.75M
GLH GLOBAL HEALTH LTD 0.14 -7 7 5.68M
VIP VIP GLOVES LTD 0.03 -8 -8 21.51M
AMT ALLEGRA ORTHOPAEDICS LTD 0.11 -8 10 10.95M
HMD HERAMED LTD 0.1 -8 -54 11.43M
RSH RESPIRI LTD 0.06 -9 -53 40.53M
RNO RHINOMED LTD 0.07 -9 -69 12.35M
CGS COGSTATE LTD 0.31 -10 49 52.75M
IVX INVION LTD 0.01 -11 -60 44.00M
MMJ MMJ GROUP HOLDINGS LTD 0.12 -12 -51 26.44M
IMM IMMUTEP LTD 0.14 -12 -46 73.14M
ADO ANTEOTECH LTD 0.02 -12 73 36.17M
OVN OVENTUS MEDICAL LTD 0.25 -12 8 37.39M
IMC IMMURON LTD 0.09 -13 -56 15.06M
LSH LIFESPOT HEALTH LTD 0.03 -14 -49 2.72M
PAB PATRYS LTD 0.01 -14 -54 12.87M
LCT LIVING CELL TECHNOLOGIES LTD 0.01 -14 -78 6.86M
OSP OSPREY MEDICAL INC-CDI 0.01 -17 -92 12.86M
AT1 ATOMO DIAGNOSTICS LTD 0.38 -17 90 221.63M
CDY CELLMID LTD 0.19 -18 -5 22.33M
ELX ELLEX MEDICAL LASERS LTD 0.5 -19 -16 71.80M
ONE ONEVIEW HEALTHCARE PLC-CDI 0.05 -21 -80 9.18M
GMV G MEDICAL INNOVATION HOLDING 0.08 -25 -68 52.44M
ADR ADHERIUM LTD 0.03 -32 -13 12.92M
GID GI DYNAMICS INC-CDI 0 -33 -90 3.66M
NTI NEUROTECH INTERNATIONAL LTD 0.01 -50 -57 1.29M

 

Little besides enthusiasm was driving the top movers in healthcare over the last two weeks.

Half of the top 10 rose because there were more buyers than sellers, or market-speak for there wasn’t much else around to drive the stock.

The other half were a mixed bag which didn’t, for a change, include any COVID-19 news.

Painchek (ASX:PCK) won an Australian patent for its smartphone pain assessment and monitoring technology.

The company already has patents in the US and Japan, and is now looking for regulatory approval in the US.

The patent gives PainChek the right to exclude others from making, using, selling or importing the invention until August 2035.

Sperm separator Memphasys (ASX:MEM) said more people were trading its shares in Frankfurt, where it’s also listed, but that wasn’t the news that got people going.

Memphasys has been building a market over the last two years for its horse and human device that separates the good sperm from the bad.

This week it reaffirmed guidance that sales will start later this year.

“In the past few months, we noticed an increase in demand of Memphasys shares in the German-speaking region through a secondary listing at the ‘open market’ of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange. The listing on the additional exchanges was driven by local investor demand, which has increased in recent weeks,” Memphasys chair Alison Coutts said.

Foot doctor conglomerate Healthia (ASX:HLA) screamed in all caps that it’s bought 12 podiatry clinics in Victoria for $5m.

Moreover, the clinics appear to not have been affected too badly by the pandemic closures.

Healthia has achieved a target of spending $15m on buying other businesses in FY20.

It said the opening of two new clinics in Queensland would be delayed by four and seven months respectively.

Mental health software maker Total Brain (ASX: TTB) received $1.2m from the US government via the Paycheck Protection Program and an additional $200,000 from government relief programs in Australia.

MRI-compatible medical device maker Imricor (ASX:IMR) continued to rise off the back of a deal with German company Sana, which looks after 600 hospitals and medical institutions in Germany and Switzerland.

Imricor is a very lightly traded stock. On May 1 and May 5 there was significant trading in the stock, following the Sana news, but it has tapered off since then. At the time of writing on Wednesday no trades had been made in the company’s stock.