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

Of the ASX’s 132-odd small cap health stocks and of those which were trading on Wednesday, 71 were in positive territory over the last fortnight, 11 were flat and 50 saw their share prices fall.

Code Name Price $ (June 24) 2 week return % 1 year return % Market cap
OSP OSPREY MEDICAL INC-CDI 0.042 273 -37 $ 61,450,340.00
AMT ALLEGRA ORTHOPAEDICS LTD 0.3 205 205 $ 33,405,612.00
DVL DORSAVI LTD 0.029 190 -42 $ 6,711,398.00
ATH ALTERITY THERAPEUTICS LTD 0.039 167 43 $ 43,400,160.00
RAC RACE ONCOLOGY LTD 0.805 65 1419 $ 92,479,408.00
PAA PHARMAUST LTD 0.2 63 349 $ 67,412,632.00
PGC PARAGON CARE LTD 0.175 50 -60 $ 60,819,352.00
VTI VISIONEERING TECH-CDI 0.021 50 -63 $ 19,045,942.00
BIT BIOTRON LTD 0.11 41 47 $ 77,212,600.00
LCT LIVING CELL TECHNOLOGIES LTD 0.015 36 -35 $ 8,571,615.00
LSH LIFESPOT HEALTH LTD 0.047 34 -44 $ 4,549,050.00
GLH GLOBAL HEALTH LTD 0.285 33 49 $ 11,156,055.00
OSX OSTEOPORE LTD 0.58 29 $ 58,713,692.00
ANP ANTISENSE THERAPEUTICS LTD 0.088 29 81 $ 41,546,748.00
GSS GENETIC SIGNATURES LTD 2.54 29 136 $ 366,510,272.00
NSB NEUROSCIENTIFIC BIOPHARMACEU 0.23 28 -31 $ 18,028,454.00
IBX IMAGION BIOSYSTEMS LTD 0.042 27 87 $ 31,994,766.00
CP1 CANNPAL ANIMAL THERAPEUTICS 0.15 25 -21 $ 13,968,750.00
IVX INVION LTD 0.01 25 -38 $ 55,006,064.00
RGS REGENEUS LTD 0.075 24 -16 $ 21,670,350.00
UCM USCOM LTD 0.26 24 100 $ 38,955,368.00
UBI UNIVERSAL BIOSENSORS INC-CDI 0.26 23 0 $ 43,478,568.00
NYR NYRADA INC-CDI 0.21 22 $ 21,329,826.00
NC6 NANOLLOSE LTD 0.041 21 1 $ 4,335,749.50
TLX TELIX PHARMACEUTICALS LTD 1.585 20 9 $ 388,229,280.00
GTG GENETIC TECHNOLOGIES LTD 0.006 20 -8 $ 45,082,680.00
ESE ESENSE-LAB LTD-CDI 0.023 20 9 $ 12,240,913.00
JHL JAYEX HEALTHCARE LTD 0.028 19 -52 $ 4,409,075.50
IHL INCANNEX HEALTHCARE LTD 0.059 18 41 $ 43,709,212.00
CDX CARDIEX LTD 0.026 18 4 $ 19,613,570.00
EYE NOVA EYE MEDICAL LTD 0.695 18 31 $ 99,802,792.00
SCU STEMCELL UNITED LTD 0.014 17 -7 $ 8,982,517.00
NOX NOXOPHARM LTD 0.22 16 -49 $ 45,838,124.00
NXS NEXT SCIENCE LTD 1.49 16 -63 $ 266,873,616.00
HCT HOLISTA COLLTECH LTD 0.135 16 130 $ 39,925,616.00
CDY CELLMID LTD 0.15 15 -40 $ 18,787,030.00
CYC CYCLOPHARM LTD 1.5 15 2 $ 118,888,432.00
AVE AVECHO BIOTECHNOLOGY LTD 0.0085 14 100 $ 12,779,659.00
PXS PHARMAXIS LTD 0.075 13 -67 $ 30,434,188.00
AZV AZURE HEALTHCARE LTD 0.079 13 -1 $ 22,450,928.00
IMU IMUGENE LTD 0.036 13 125 $ 159,334,944.00
LBT LBT INNOVATIONS LTD 0.19 12 36 $ 44,752,560.00
NTI NEUROTECH INTERNATIONAL LTD 0.01 11 -50 $ 2,152,156.25
CGS COGSTATE LTD 0.4 11 160 $ 68,058,064.00
RSH RESPIRI LTD 0.099 11 -9 $ 65,171,480.00
OIL OPTISCAN IMAGING LTD 0.044 10 -16 $ 20,544,488.00
MDR MEDADVISOR LTD 0.55 10 57 $ 135,694,912.00
VHT VOLPARA HEALTH TECHNOLOGIES 1.445 10 -11 $ 360,215,488.00
AT1 ATOMO DIAGNOSTICS LTD 0.335 10 $ 193,571,840.00
PTX PRESCIENT THERAPEUTICS LTD 0.058 9 44 $ 23,261,376.00
PYC PYC THERAPEUTICS LTD 0.125 9 346 $ 366,428,512.00
OSL ONCOSIL MEDICAL LTD 0.13 8 141 $ 107,718,120.00
PNV POLYNOVO LTD 2.6 8 48 $ 1,738,661,504.00
MX1 MICRO-X LTD 0.14 8 -51 $ 50,003,496.00
ZLD ZELIRA THERAPEUTICS LTD 0.058 7 23 $ 56,406,648.00
MDC MEDLAB CLINICAL LTD 0.15 7 -59 $ 40,380,876.00
PBP PROBIOTEC LTD 1.99 6 23 $ 148,809,952.00
1AD ADALTA LTD 0.11 5 -39 $ 16,394,561.00
KZA KAZIA THERAPEUTICS LTD 0.525 5 38 $ 49,664,144.00
IPD IMPEDIMED LTD 0.071 4 -45 $ 73,479,976.00
APH AUSTRALIAN PRIMARY HEMP LTD 0.115 4 -43 $ 8,719,392.00
ADR ADHERIUM LTD 0.025 4 -11 $ 15,047,658.00
GMV G MEDICAL INNOVATION HOLDING 0.05 4 -76 $ 33,189,328.00
ICS ICSGLOBAL LTD 1.96 3 106 $ 20,783,878.00
IDT IDT AUSTRALIA LTD 0.165 3 3 $ 39,486,652.00
SDX SIENNA CANCER DIAGNOSTICS LT 0.067 3 3 $ 26,473,900.00
ICR INTELICARE HOLDINGS LTD 0.365 3 $ 26,972,892.00
RNO RHINOMED LTD 0.077 3 -68 $ 19,543,304.00
BOT BOTANIX PHARMACEUTICALS LTD 0.043 2 -81 $ 42,798,712.00
PSQ PACIFIC SMILES GROUP LTD 1.6 2 42 $ 243,322,144.00
ZNO ZOONO GROUP LTD 3.02 2 3183 $ 494,110,368.00
ACW ACTINOGEN MEDICAL LTD 0.024 0 127 $ 27,905,784.00
MXC MGC PHARMACEUTICALS LTD 0.022 0 -57 $ 34,663,472.00
BXN BIOXYNE LTD 0.011 0 -45 $ 7,041,599.50
FTT FACTOR THERAPEUTICS LTD 0.0045 0 -11 $ 4,171,342.50
ALT ANALYTICA LTD 0.002 0 -60 $ 7,039,224.50
CYP CYNATA THERAPEUTICS LTD 0.62 0 -49 $ 73,202,504.00
IMM IMMUTEP LTD 0.1575 0 -38 $ 75,582,792.00
BPH BPH ENERGY LTD 0.017 0 70 $ 6,345,026.00
PAB PATRYS LTD 0.012 0 -48 $ 12,871,084.00
BD1 BARD1 LIFE SCIENCES LTD 0.03 0 20 $ 41,015,552.00
BWX BWX LTD 3.75 0 84 $ 467,179,584.00
MVF MONASH IVF GROUP LTD 0.555 -1 -55 $ 216,247,344.00
JHC JAPARA HEALTHCARE LTD 0.5025 -1 -50 $ 134,959,904.00
CAN CANN GROUP LTD 0.9 -1 -58 $ 128,603,104.00
PIQ PROTEOMICS INTERNATIONAL LAB 0.435 -1 25 $ 39,734,528.00
HLA HEALTHIA LTD 1 -1 8 $ 63,980,172.00
VLS VITA LIFE SCIENCES LTD 0.56 -2 -17 $ 30,827,088.00
PAL PALLA PHARMA LTD 0.77 -2 -26 $ 96,979,944.00
ONE ONEVIEW HEALTHCARE PLC-CDI 0.044 -2 -83 $ 7,621,305.50
EXL ELIXINOL GLOBAL LTD 0.18 -3 -95 $ 34,710,672.00
AGH ALTHEA GROUP HOLDINGS LTD 0.345 -3 -67 $ 80,491,952.00
1ST 1ST GROUP LTD 0.033 -3 -47 $ 14,012,358.00
AHX APIAM ANIMAL HEALTH LTD 0.465 -3 0 $ 54,217,668.00
M7T MACH7 TECHNOLOGIES LTD 0.91 -3 59 $ 213,282,800.00
AC8 AUSCANN GROUP HOLDINGS LTD 0.155 -3 -60 $ 47,557,104.00
ALC ALCIDION GROUP LTD 0.155 -3 -3 $ 148,604,112.00
ONT 1300 SMILES LTD 5.1 -3 -15 $ 120,759,760.00
RHY RHYTHM BIOSCIENCES LTD 0.08 -4 -59 $ 8,060,000.00
TD1 TALI DIGITAL LTD 0.026 -4 136 $ 19,481,936.00
CTE CRYOSITE LTD 0.13 -4 160 $ 6,091,743.00
PCK PAINCHEK LTD 0.115 -4 -43 $ 119,085,080.00
SDI SDI LTD 0.68 -4 -20 $ 82,017,216.00
SUD SUDA PHARMACEUTICALS LTD 0.034 -4 -60 $ 5,121,158.50
ADO ANTEOTECH LTD 0.022 -5 43 $ 34,525,908.00
SVA SIMAVITA LTD-CDI 0.019 -5 12 $ 10,711,785.00
ATX AMPLIA THERAPEUTICS LTD 0.115 -5 22 $ 7,178,024.00
VBS VECTUS BIOSYSTEMS LTD 0.68 -6 100 $ 16,085,275.00
OCC ORTHOCELL LTD 0.34 -6 -31 $ 62,797,564.00
MEM MEMPHASYS LTD 0.051 -6 65 $ 38,452,668.00
MVP MEDICAL DEVELOPMENTS INTERNA 7.09 -6 29 $ 465,270,560.00
RHT RESONANCE HEALTH LTD 0.15 -6 52 $ 71,003,832.00
DXB DIMERIX LTD 0.35 -6 243 $ 71,189,744.00
SOM SOMNOMED LTD 1.305 -7 -7 $ 102,621,552.00
CMP COMPUMEDICS LTD 0.42 -8 -33 $ 74,408,440.00
PAR PARADIGM BIOPHARMACEUTICALS 3.3 -8 119 $ 732,675,776.00
BNO BIONOMICS LTD 0.062 -9 51 $ 38,823,524.00
RCE RECCE PHARMACEUTICALS LTD 0.68 -9 224 $ 92,528,816.00
THC THC GLOBAL GROUP LTD 0.295 -9 -31 $ 48,729,228.00
OPT OPTHEA LTD 2.42 -10 217 $ 656,744,960.00
ANR ANATARA LIFESCIENCES LTD 0.135 -10 -61 $ 6,730,584.00
CAJ CAPITOL HEALTH LTD 0.22 -10 -7 $ 224,971,376.00
ACR ACRUX LTD 0.145 -12 -22 $ 24,444,610.00
IMC IMMURON LTD 0.255 -13 117 $ 46,354,176.00
OVN OVENTUS MEDICAL LTD 0.275 -14 7 $ 45,097,744.00
MEB MEDIBIO LTD 0.006 -14 -67 $ 6,568,780.00
S66 STAR COMBO PHARMA LTD 0.385 -14 -45 $ 52,212,392.00
RAP RESAPP HEALTH LTD 0.155 -16 -14 $ 117,043,520.00
MMJ MMJ GROUP HOLDINGS LTD 0.098 -18 -63 $ 22,535,490.00
FFC FARMAFORCE LTD 0.055 -21 -63 $ 7,082,404.00
NEU NEUREN PHARMACEUTICALS LTD 1.3 -24 9 $ 149,701,296.00
CPH CRESO PHARMA LTD 0.031 -24 -94 $ 11,233,823.00

 

Investors (ok, day traders) were all over the health sector this fortnight with several companies the unexpected recipients of “a mighty shove” that pushed their stock sky high.

That is to say, there were a lot of ASX speeding tickets being passed out.

Osprey Medical (ASX:OSP) shares surged 273 per cent on the back of no news.

“No, Osprey is not aware of any information concerning it that has not been announced to the market,” it promised the ASX after receiving its own ‘please explain’.

“As stated… on 19 June… Osprey expects a final contract with GE Healthcare to be executed in the near-term.”

However, it made the point that the extreme price rise was off a low base: just 0.9c, from 1.3c to 2.2c.

Allegra Orthopaedics (ASX:AMT), a company not known for overwhelming the market with news, came in at number two following a rare update.

After six years of collaborating with the University of Sydney on a synthetic bone substitute, the company finally acquired the intellectual property (IP) and finished Monday up over 500 per cent.

Allegra sells off-the-shelf implants and is researching synthetic bone for spinal cages and kangaroo tendons as replacements for dodgy human ones.

Motion detection company dorsaVi (ASX:DVL) announced a tie-up with major insurer QBE Insurance (ASX:QBE), as part of an initiative to improve worker safety, and saw its stock surge by more than 1000 per cent that morning.

Under the terms of the deal, dorsaVi will provide its ViSafe motion sensor technology to employees of QBE customers, to provide data insights on body movements in the workplace.

It wasn’t the only health company in the last fortnight to see an outrageous share price move. Alterity Therapeutics (ASX:ATH) also ran last week but for very little reason.

The company told the market the previous Friday that it had a fruitful meeting with the US drugs regulator about a Parkinson’s treatment it was developing.

“It came back to earth on Thursday. But you get these companies that say something, and it’s involved in Parkinson’s which is an interesting space, and for some reason a group of investors have given it a mighty shove which then brings day traders in,” Morgans analyst Scott Power said.

Rounding out the top five is Race Oncology (ASX:RAC), a company whose stock has been on a tear since mid-June.

It became an “eight bagger” after its drug Bisantrene was shown in clinical trials to achieve a clinical response in 40 per cent of patients with a rare bone cancer called acute myeloid leukemia.