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

It’s been a great few weeks to be a share market investor and the healthcare sector has been no exception.

Seventy-seven of the small-cap companies in the sector have gained ground over the last month (October 25 to November 25), four have been flat and just 46 retreated.

Code Company Price MktCap Month return Six month return Week return %Yr
CAN Cann Group Ltd 0.56 $ 136,304,740.89 45 -45 78 -24
APH AP Hemp Ltd 0.27 $ 16,825,540.80 46 125 50 26
ONE Oneview Healthcare 0.058 $ 11,991,921.81 29 22 45 -60
IPD Impedimed Limited 0.1425 $ 145,340,469.45 76 134 36 -18
MX1 Micro-X Limited 0.345 $ 122,176,196.02 64 156 35 50
ADR Adherium Ltd 0.033 $ 21,034,555.86 38 43 32 -20
RAC Race Oncology Ltd 1.81 $ 237,093,918.75 72 466 29 1193
IHL Incannex Healthcare 0.145 $ 136,854,969.53 75 174 26 113
IMU Imugene Limited 0.125 $ 561,062,280.00 108 268 25 119
ICR Intelicare Holdings 0.28 $ 9,893,840.19 -5 40 24 0
THC THC Global Grp Ltd 0.255 $ 42,829,667.76 2 -32 21 -35
FFC Farmaforce Ltd 0.085 $ 10,945,533.30 21 6 21 -11
PGC Paragon Care Limited 0.26 $ 89,539,602.38 33 53 21 -41
ALT Analytica Limited 0.003 $ 7,039,224.66 0 50 20 0
TLX Telix Pharmaceutical 3.12 $ 868,902,369.30 85 114 20 70
JHC Japara Healthcare Lt 0.825 $ 220,479,045.60 106 54 20 -26
BOT Botanix Pharma Ltd 0.125 $ 126,450,745.72 25 178 19 19
KZA Kazia Therapeutics 1.39 $ 172,847,781.68 74 263 17 230
OCC Orthocell Limited 0.435 $ 80,382,326.30 21 23 16 -24
ALC Alcidion Group Ltd 0.22 $ 203,092,280.66 76 47 16 5
OVN Oventus Medical Ltd 0.24 $ 37,191,668.00 4 -6 14 -55
VTI Vision Tech, Inc 0.033 $ 33,786,669.01 -15 94 14 -53
MEM Memphasys Ltd 0.125 $ 90,572,865.60 9 89 14 108
UBI Universal Biosensors 0.43 $ 76,312,904.10 34 126 12 132
ZLD Zelira Therapeutics 0.08 $ 93,640,514.31 0 74 11 16
MDC Medlab Clinical Ltd 0.205 $ 54,536,755.85 3 -5 11 -47
CTE Cryosite Limited 0.31 $ 14,057,868.90 27 265 11 560
CMP Compumedics Limited 0.555 $ 97,439,621.40 23 10 9 -35
ACR Acrux Limited 0.185 $ 32,062,006.57 3 37 9 3
PNV Polynovo Limited 3.1 $ 2,042,762,055.96 26 18 9 62
RHY Rhythm Biosciences 0.51 $ 90,673,114.95 143 495 9 276
BNO Bionomics Limited 0.13 $ 91,905,943.75 4 187 8 38
AVE Avecho Biotech Ltd 0.013 $ 20,766,946.46 -7 63 8 225
NYR Nyrada Inc. 0.31 $ 15,214,573.80 -5 31 8 0
AC8 Auscann Grp Hlgs Ltd 0.145 $ 42,801,393.20 4 -19 7 -34
SUD Suda Pharmaceuticals 0.044 $ 12,273,436.08 7 27 7 -26
4DX 4Dmedical Limited 2.27 $ 393,302,490.66 8 0 7 0
SVA Simavita Ltd 0.016 $ 19,615,720.47 7 -11 7 220
OPT Opthea Limited 2.32 $ 780,004,230.39 -1 -17 6 -14
SCU Stemcell United Ltd 0.017 $ 10,745,733.82 6 70 6 31
RHT Resonance Health 0.175 $ 77,756,688.28 9 3 6 9
OIL Optiscan Imaging 0.105 $ 62,656,681.50 -5 144 6 169
IBX Imagion Biosys Ltd 0.1325 $ 136,758,154.95 72 430 6 575
RNO Rhinomed Ltd 0.185 $ 45,685,643.76 6 161 6 -18
RAP Resapp Health Ltd 0.095 $ 67,472,634.52 -17 -46 6 -67
EXL Elixinol Global 0.19 $ 47,004,034.16 27 -14 6 -82
1ST 1St Group Ltd 0.04 $ 16,984,676.12 21 25 5 -51
MDR Medadvisor Limited 0.405 $ 132,731,893.32 1 -21 5 25
OSL Oncosil Medical 0.1725 $ 138,511,498.62 28 64 5 1
IVX Invion Ltd 0.0115 $ 66,444,507.54 5 44 5 15
AGH Althea Group 0.49 $ 112,765,153.73 2 27 4 14
MMJ MMJ Group Hlds Ltd 0.125 $ 28,744,248.13 14 -7 4 -32
IMC Immuron Limited 0.26 $ 61,246,126.62 -4 229 4 100
CDX Cardiex Limited 0.052 $ 45,235,877.00 8 117 4 93
MVF Monash IVF Group Ltd 0.79 $ 305,863,349.40 37 44 4 -18
CYC Cyclopharm Limited 2.2 $ 176,603,801.00 9 59 4 83
TD1 Tali Digital Limited 0.03 $ 22,479,156.54 3 7 3 -57
EYE Nova EYE Medical Ltd 0.34 $ 48,824,386.92 5 34 3 13
PTX Prescient Ltd 0.069 $ 43,557,604.68 13 53 3 -16
JHL Jayex Healthcare Ltd 0.038 $ 7,047,705.84 -14 52 3 0
IDT IDT Australia Ltd 0.19 $ 45,281,686.16 23 23 3 27
OSX Osteopore Limited 0.6 $ 46,822,680.00 11 20 3 -26
LSH Lifespot Health Ltd 0.09 $ 12,803,481.84 50 200 2 157
ONT 1300 Smiles Limited 6.6 $ 153,909,496.00 -3 27 2 6
PXS Pharmaxis Ltd 0.097 $ 38,494,968.76 10 8 2 -57
NC6 Nanollose Limited 0.06 $ 7,300,499.44 -19 88 2 -5
VBS Vectus Biosystems 1.01 $ 22,123,331.40 3 48 2 76
PBP Probiotec Limited 2.15 $ 160,774,570.50 24 15 1 10
VHT Volpara Health Tech 1.38 $ 361,179,476.64 -8 1 1 -23
RCE Recce Pharmaceutical 1.11 $ 197,939,539.50 5 94 0 325
ARX Aroa Biosurgery 1.3 $ 387,096,685.50 -12 0 0 0
PSQ Pacific Smiles Grp 1.96 $ 300,890,478.00 1 51 0 7
S66 Star Combo 0.345 $ 47,437,810.35 0 -19 0 -28
PAA Pharmaust Limited 0.11 $ 34,785,291.20 -15 12 0 -4
NXS Next Science Limited 1.16 $ 139,556,642.30 -3 -24 0 -54
NTI Neurotech Intl 0.029 $ 14,519,184.72 12 383 0 93
MXC Mgc Pharmaceuticals 0.022 $ 34,725,805.61 -8 -12 0 -35
MEB Medibio Limited 0.013 $ 17,519,613.40 18 123 0 67
LCT Living Cell Tech. 0.014 $ 8,571,614.72 -7 8 0 -26
GTG Genetic Technologies 0.007 $ 66,093,813.94 -18 0 0 75
GSS Genetic Signatures 1.75 $ 252,888,300.42 -12 -12 0 55
CPH Creso Pharma Ltd 0.032 $ 21,340,970.93 10 -53 0 -84
CAJ Capitol Health 0.28 $ 281,902,434.00 10 37 0 19
BD1 Bard1 Life Sciences 0.025 $ 59,863,259.60 -4 -7 0 -26
AMT Allegra Orthopaedics 0.15 $ 16,713,472.48 -9 30 0 -38
AHK Ark Mines Limited 0.034 $ 1,778,919.95 0 0 0 0
ACW Actinogen Medical 0.023 $ 33,368,104.89 5 24 0 -53
1AD Adalta Limited 0.115 $ 28,195,223.10 -18 64 0 -3
ZNO Zoono Group Ltd 1.37 $ 219,241,027.38 -8 -27 0 349
CYP Cynata Therapeutics 0.84 $ 100,726,643.44 1 24 -1 -29
ANP Antisense Therapeut. 0.099 $ 56,198,817.10 -22 48 -1 9
ICS ICSGlobal Limited 1.87 $ 19,574,675.34 13 7 -1 10
SDI SDI Limited 0.81 $ 93,903,768.70 -3 11 -1 -7
AT1 Atomo Diagnostics 0.325 $ 132,385,609.53 3 -10 -2 0
PAL Palla Pharma Ltd 0.81 $ 99,498,901.83 13 25 -2 -6
DXB Dimerix Ltd 0.255 $ 50,457,945.74 -7 0 -2 132
M7T Mach7 Tech Limited 1.2 $ 288,580,595.10 23 79 -2 72
PAR Paradigm Bio. 2.99 $ 677,413,644.00 6 21 -3 -15
RSH Respiri Limited 0.17 $ 118,691,065.35 -13 146 -3 93
VLS Vita Life Sciences.. 0.845 $ 47,322,285.50 -3 56 -3 39
CGS Cogstate Ltd 1.01 $ 172,690,405.97 27 221 -3 153
DVL Dorsavi Ltd 0.031 $ 9,556,404.80 -21 54 -3 8
MVP Medical Developments 6.14 $ 398,334,590.37 12 -21 -3 -15
CP1 Cannpal Animal 0.14 $ 12,571,875.00 27 51 -3 17
NEU Neuren Pharmaceut. 1.3 $ 157,013,107.96 18 -24 -4 -46
LBT LBT Innovations 0.125 $ 36,814,719.11 4 -17 -4 -32
BWX BWX Limited 4.05 $ 567,944,071.86 -5 10 -4 -9
PAB Patrys Limited 0.021 $ 32,783,544.19 -12 51 -5 -12
CDY Cellmid Limited 0.1 $ 12,524,686.60 -5 -46 -5 -57
SOM SomnoMed Limited 2.13 $ 171,311,782.05 -7 111 -5 -13
PCK Painchek Ltd 0.086 $ 96,905,212.71 -11 -46 -5 -68
NSB Neuroscientific 0.335 $ 27,452,380.10 5 81 -6 37
OSP Osprey Med Inc 0.0225 $ 35,713,633.16 -6 125 -6 -44
PIQ Proteomics Int Lab 0.51 $ 55,075,584.38 -14 55 -6 62
NOX Noxopharm Limited 0.63 $ 137,960,559.30 25 180 -7 110
ADO Anteotech Ltd 0.08 $ 139,501,538.48 -27 220 -7 289
HCT Holista CollTech Ltd 0.069 $ 18,723,737.92 -28 -52 -8 -9
RGS Regeneus Ltd 0.11 $ 34,532,703.82 -23 47 -8 12
PYC PYC Therapeutics 0.16 $ 491,493,545.97 -9 101 -9 160
BIT Biotron Limited 0.082 $ 58,260,415.18 -9 -15 -10 32
AZV Azure Healthcare Ltd 0.09 $ 25,577,005.59 -6 36 -10 26
IMM Immutep Ltd 0.265 $ 166,343,078.52 2 71 -10 2
BPH BPH Energy Ltd 0.033 $ 16,461,350.97 -35 376 -11 154
ATX Amplia Therapeutics 0.215 $ 23,637,020.00 -17 66 -12 191
GLH Global Health Ltd 0.46 $ 20,207,193.60 35 229 -14 241
ATH Alterity Therap Ltd 0.033 $ 75,145,149.19 -13 65 -20 32
BXN Bioxyne Ltd 0.012 $ 7,681,744.78 -20 0 -20 -25

The biggest gainer has been Rhythm Biosciences (ASX:RHY), whose shares were trading at 51c yesterday, up from 143 per cent from a month ago and up more than sixfold from early August.

The company early this month completed a prototype of its ColoSTAT rapid blood test to screen for colorectal cancer, a test the company hopes will replace the current faecal tests.

Imugene (ASX:IMU) has been the second-biggest gainer, with its shares more than doubling to 12.5c after the Sydney biotech received US Food and Drug Administration approval to begin a phase 1 clinical trial of its checkpoint immunotherapy drug candidate PD1-Vaxx in lung cancer patients.

Rounding out the top three has been aged care operator Japara Healthcare (ASX:JHC) whose shares have also doubled to 82.5c on optimism over vaccines ending the coronavirus crisis.

An honourable mention goes to nuclear medicine company Telix Pharmaceuticals (ASX:TLX), whose shares are up a very respectable 85 per cent in the 31-day span on a licensing deal in China and progress on its prostate cancer imaging agent.

On the flip side, BPH Energy (ASX:BPH) shares have run out of puff in the past month, for no reason that was immediately obvious looking at the company’s announcements.

BPH shares were trading at 3.3c on Wednesday, down 35 per cent from the same time in October, although up 376 per cent in the past six months.