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

Clinician software tech stock 1st Group (ASX:1ST) is the sector’s biggest winner in the last fortnight, rising 85 per cent to 4.9c.

The company recently signed a pilot deal with $7.5 billion health insurers Medibank to power online bookings, got another vet clinic onto its pet vet booking platform and released a strategic roadmap.

Skin Elements (ASX:SKN) might have gone on a rollercoaster yesterday — fluctuating between highs of 6c and lows of 3.3c — but it is still a big winner in the last two weeks, up 50 per cent overall to 3.7c late on Wednesday.

It announced a big Chinese distribution deal yesterday, with Chinese distributor Henan Huatuo Health Management (HHHM), through which HHHM will order $20m of skincare products over the next three years starting June 30.

But by close of trade, its shares had fallen 23 per cent on Monday’s close of 4.3c, to finish at 3.3c.

That was due to some less exciting news also released to the ASX yesterday: it had to answer ASX price and accounting queries it received two weeks ago. Read Nick Sundich’s wrap of that here.

The winning times continue for Australia’s most successful pot stock Elixinol (ASX:EXL), which has risen 46 per cent to $4.79, an all-time high. Its shares are also up 165 per cent year-on-year.

Linda McLeod, its managing director, recently told Stockhead her sector has drawn plenty of female talent, outstripping rivals.

“I think it’s because cannabis in its applications, if you don’t look at the recreational market but you look more at the medical cannabis side, because of its nature being medical related and caring related, it’s not unusual for women to gravitate to this industry,” she said.

Fellow pot stock Cann Group (ASX:CAN) recently announced plans to build a greenhouse facility in Mildura, helping boost its share price by 38 per cent to $2.17.

It nixed its plans to build a mammoth cannabis greenhouse at Melbourne Airport and headed up the Calder Highway to build it in Mildura instead.

What’s behind the share price movement of Recce Pharmaceuticals (ASX:RCE), which has gained 17 per cent in the past two weeks to 18c?

One true believer is Recce director James Graham. Stockhead spoke to the 29-year-old, who is so confident in the stock he’s tipped in six figures of his own money.

It also was granted a patent in the US for its antibiotics.

At the other end of the spectrum, OncoSil Medical (ASX:OSL) has fallen 69 per cent to 4.5c after it was denied CE marking by the British Standards Institute (BSI).

It was hoping to have its pancreatic cancer-fighting device approved in Europe, but BSI said it hadn’t been provided sufficient data to rubber-stamp it.

Neurotech (ASX:NTI) lost 28 per cent, down to 1.8c, thanks to troubles with its former strategic adviser, Dr Adrian Attard Trevisan.

Not only did he falsely claim he had a PhD in neuroscience, according to a Times of Malta report, but he is also being sued by Dr Rudi Agius, an employee of one of Neurotech’s Maltese subsidiaries, for failing to acknowledge Dr Agius in a doctoral thesis.

Here’s a table showing price performance for the ASX’s small cap health stocks.

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ASX code Company Last price Market cap 1-mnth return 1-yr return
1ST 1ST GROUP LTD 0.049 $ 13,072,682.00 85 11
AVH AVITA MEDICAL LTD 0.28 $ 494,076,480.00 66 357
SKN SKIN ELEMENTS LTD 0.037 $ 4,762,975.50 50 -63
EXL ELIXINOL GLOBAL LTD 4.79 $ 571,685,248.00 46 165
ALC ALCIDION GROUP LTD 0.065 $ 50,757,280.00 43 62
CAN CANN GROUP LTD 2.17 $ 307,349,344.00 38 -28
ANR ANATARA LIFESCIENCES LTD 0.49 $ 24,212,486.00 36 -68
LBT LBT INNOVATIONS LTD 0.077 $ 15,873,235.00 32 -47
AZV AZURE HEALTHCARE LTD 0.063 $ 14,660,908.00 26 -3
VBS VECTUS BIOSYSTEMS LTD 0.45 $ 10,520,998.00 25 -55
PAB PATRYS LTD 0.027 $ 28,959,938.00 23 -36
DVL DORSAVI LTD 0.041 $ 8,364,688.00 17 -79
RCE RECCE PHARMACEUTICALS LTD 0.18 $ 18,747,736.00 17 21
HCT HOLISTA COLLTECH LTD 0.068 $ 17,084,854.00 16 -37
CMP COMPUMEDICS LTD 0.41 $ 69,979,368.00 14 5
AMT ALLEGRA ORTHOPAEDICS LTD 0.12 $ 11,947,086.00 14 -14
PAR PARADIGM BIOPHARMACEUTICALS 1.8 $ 225,180,608.00 14 453
MDR MEDADVISOR LTD 0.043 $ 61,223,160.00 13 -6
RHT RESONANCE HEALTH LTD 0.09 $ 35,419,784.00 11 300
PBT PRANA BIOTECHNOLOGY LTD 0.044 $ 27,807,546.00 11 4
UCM USCOM LTD 0.16 $ 21,334,334.00 11 -33
MX1 MICRO-X LTD 0.275 $ 41,733,476.00 10 -31
SCU STEMCELL UNITED LTD 0.02 $ 11,337,595.00 10 -21
SDX SIENNA CANCER DIAGNOSTICS LT 0.066 $ 17,647,700.00 10 -30
TLX TELIX PHARMACEUTICALS LTD 0.745 $ 160,498,896.00 8 26
ADR ADHERIUM LTD 0.027 $ 4,705,396.00 8 -78
PIQ PROTEOMICS INTERNATIONAL LAB 0.31 $ 25,361,268.00 7 37
AC8 AUSCANN GROUP HOLDINGS LTD 0.365 $ 125,181,392.00 7 -74
IMM IMMUTEP LTD 0.033 $ 115,042,344.00 6 48
JHL JAYEX HEALTHCARE LTD 0.032 $ 5,866,456.00 6 119
NSB NEUROSCIENTIFIC BIOPHARMACEU 0.18 $ 13,244,507.00 6
OBJ OBJ LTD 0.019 $ 34,379,792.00 6 -42
JHC JAPARA HEALTHCARE LTD 1.4 $ 390,017,472.00 5 -19
BOT BOTANIX PHARMACEUTICALS LTD 0.11 $ 87,989,744.00 5 0
OSP OSPREY MEDICAL INC-CDI 0.12 $ 49,656,696.00 5 -60
MEM MEMPHASYS LTD 0.022 $ 8,647,117.00 5 -22
AGH ALTHEA GROUP HOLDINGS LTD 0.36 $ 74,208,152.00 4
1AD ADALTA LTD 0.235 $ 29,401,130.00 4 -26
PYC PHYLOGICA LTD 0.026 $ 61,071,416.00 4 -14
GLH GLOBAL HEALTH LTD 0.16 $ 5,388,574.50 3 -33
RHY RHYTHM BIOSCIENCES LTD 0.16 $ 16,623,750.00 3 -11
PAA PHARMAUST LTD 0.036 $ 8,844,693.00 3 -32
AXP AIRXPANDERS INC-CDI 0.035 $ 19,546,094.00 3 -90
TPE TPI ENTERPRISES LTD 1.165 $ 87,572,440.00 3 -26
PBP PROBIOTEC LTD 1.54 $ 92,630,888.00 3 92
RAC RACE ONCOLOGY LTD 0.081 $ 6,332,157.50 3 -79
SOM SOMNOMED LTD 1.76 $ 112,419,464.00 2 -44
MMJ MMJ GROUP HOLDINGS LTD 0.24 $ 55,235,756.00 2 -35
PXS PHARMAXIS LTD 0.265 $ 104,487,192.00 2 -18
ACW ACTINOGEN MEDICAL LTD 0.052 $ 68,354,272.00 2 8
GMV G MEDICAL INNOVATION HOLDING 0.29 $ 105,126,328.00 2 -8
AHX APIAM ANIMAL HEALTH LTD 0.47 $ 49,479,132.00 2 -40
ONT 1300 SMILES LTD 6.31 $ 144,438,144.00 1 0
ACR ACRUX LTD 0.1825 $ 30,396,964.00 1 11
SDI SDI LTD 0.805 $ 95,686,752.00 1 50
MVP MEDICAL DEVELOPMENTS INTERNA 4.78 $ 306,735,104.00 0 -36
ALT ANALYTICA LTD 0.004 $ 13,348,049.00 0 -33
ACL ALCHEMIA LTD 0.01 $ 2,597,789.00 0 -33
POH PHOSPHAGENICS LTD 0.004 $ 6,309,829.50 0 -67
BPH BPH ENERGY LTD 0.001 $ 2,543,277.75 0 -33
CAJ CAPITOL HEALTH LTD 0.2025 $ 157,113,792.00 0 -26
IDT IDT AUSTRALIA LTD 0.155 $ 36,727,740.00 0 99
BXN BIOXYNE LTD 0.02 $ 12,802,908.00 0 -75
MGZ MEDIGARD LTD 0.02 $ 2,706,006.50 0 11
ESE ESENSE-LAB LTD-CDI 0.021 $ 3,991,615.25 0 -87
CP1 CANNPAL ANIMAL THERAPEUTICS 0.12 $ 11,175,000.00 0 -53
DXB DIMERIX LTD 0.087 $ 13,815,551.00 0 -33
FFC FARMAFORCE LTD 0.095 $ 12,141,093.00 0 -5
OVN OVENTUS MEDICAL LTD 0.28 $ 29,662,980.00 0 -20
SVA SIMAVITA LTD-CDI 0.017 $ 7,102,228.00 0 -51
RGS REGENEUS LTD 0.105 $ 22,977,366.00 0 0
ICS ICSGLOBAL LTD 0.93 $ 9,843,138.00 -1 -21
PNV POLYNOVO LTD 0.72 $ 475,983,392.00 -1 50
PGC PARAGON CARE LTD 0.44 $ 148,335,760.00 -1 -33
CYC CYCLOPHARM LTD 1.095 $ 75,225,264.00 -1 -7
UBI UNIVERSAL BIOSENSORS INC-CDI 0.2075 $ 36,771,388.00 -1 -25
LSH LIFESPOT HEALTH LTD 0.058 $ 4,498,983.50 -2 -60
THC THC GLOBAL GROUP LTD 0.585 $ 73,443,352.00 -2 6
PTX PRESCIENT THERAPEUTICS LTD 0.054 $ 11,865,451.00 -2 -49
VLS VITA LIFE SCIENCES LTD 0.825 $ 46,045,112.00 -2 17
RSH RESPIRI LTD 0.078 $ 39,967,116.00 -3 -18
BWX BWX LTD 2.27 $ 275,834,752.00 -3 -55
OPT OPTHEA LTD 0.71 $ 180,825,760.00 -3 25
MVF MONASH IVF GROUP LTD 1.0525 $ 247,359,984.00 -4 1
VHT VOLPARA HEALTH TECHNOLOGIES 1.18 $ 209,839,680.00 -4 70
PSQ PACIFIC SMILES GROUP LTD 1.165 $ 174,792,400.00 -4 -28
CPH CRESO PHARMA LTD 0.33 $ 43,466,908.00 -4 -56
S66 STAR COMBO PHARMA LTD 0.58 $ 50,191,228.00 -5
IMU IMUGENE LTD 0.02 $ 68,587,080.00 -5 -47
HLA HEALTHIA LTD 0.94 $ 59,252,576.00 -5
LCT LIVING CELL TECHNOLOGIES LTD 0.037 $ 21,143,316.00 -5 85
ZLD ZELDA THERAPEUTICS LTD 0.053 $ 40,033,124.00 -5 -47
MXC MGC PHARMACEUTICALS LTD 0.035 $ 42,449,064.00 -5 -59
SIL SMILES INCLUSIVE LTD 0.16 $ 9,558,928.00 -6
NOX NOXOPHARM LTD 0.4 $ 49,040,556.00 -6 -61
BD1 BARD1 LIFE SCIENCES LTD 0.015 $ 14,915,928.00 -6 -15
GTG GENETIC TECHNOLOGIES LTD 0.0075 $ 19,830,868.00 -6 -25
MDC MEDLAB CLINICAL LTD 0.37 $ 78,078,016.00 -6 -43
IPD IMPEDIMED LTD 0.21 $ 79,694,720.00 -7 -71
OCC ORTHOCELL LTD 0.13 $ 15,700,072.00 -7 -58
NEU NEUREN PHARMACEUTICALS LTD 1.12 $ 112,971,168.00 -8 -64
ANP ANTISENSE THERAPEUTICS LTD 0.037 $ 14,283,519.00 -8 -8
BNO BIONOMICS LTD 0.17 $ 89,873,168.00 -8 -72
OIL OPTISCAN IMAGING LTD 0.043 $ 19,037,868.00 -8 -39
NHL NOVITA HEALTHCARE LTD 0.022 $ 9,884,714.00 -8 -42
IHL IMPRESSION HEALTHCARE LTD 0.022 $ 11,439,967.00 -9 -26
IMC IMMURON LTD 0.21 $ 30,075,298.00 -9 -43
KKT KONEKT LTD 0.2 $ 21,157,368.00 -9 -52
ELX ELLEX MEDICAL LASERS LTD 0.59 $ 86,160,656.00 -9 -33
GSS GENETIC SIGNATURES LTD 1.12 $ 113,389,360.00 -9 336
NVL NATIONAL VETERINARY CARE LTD 1.78 $ 117,252,392.00 -10 -30
CDY CELLMID LTD 0.235 $ 18,083,348.00 -10 -54
ADO ANTEO DIAGNOSTICS LTD 0.017 $ 19,715,862.00 -11 6
BLT BENITEC BIOPHARMA LTD 0.125 $ 30,843,532.00 -11 -41
KZA KAZIA THERAPEUTICS LTD 0.47 $ 29,218,336.00 -11 -36
CGS COGSTATE LTD 0.26 $ 30,395,030.00 -12 -68
M7T MACH7 TECHNOLOGIES LTD 0.17 $ 25,873,246.00 -13 -39
IVX INVION LTD 0.013 $ 71,507,880.00 -13 -55
ATX AMPLIA THERAPEUTICS LTD 0.13 $ 5,333,029.50 -13 -82
BIT BIOTRON LTD 0.084 $ 50,017,728.00 -13 270
EHH EAGLE HEALTH HOLDINGS LTD 0.26 $ 79,607,456.00 -14 -21
RNO RHINOMED LTD 0.18 $ 24,128,658.00 -15 48
CDX CARDIEX LTD 0.039 $ 27,121,986.00 -15 54
ONE ONEVIEW HEALTHCARE PLC-CDI 0.36 $ 24,626,486.00 -17 -82
VTI VISIONEERING TECH-CDI 0.076 $ 18,272,838.00 -17 -80
RVA REVA MEDICAL INC - CDI 0.17 $ 70,561,504.00 -19 -65
SUD SUDA PHARMACEUTICALS LTD 0.004 $ 10,327,837.00 -20 -71
RAP RESAPP HEALTH LTD 0.073 $ 49,212,268.00 -20 -41
TDL TBG DIAGNOSTICS LTD 0.039 $ 8,485,904.00 -20 -36
NC6 NANOLLOSE LTD 0.066 $ 4,949,999.50 -20 -51
CTE CRYOSITE LTD 0.035 $ 1,640,084.75 -22 -68
CYP CYNATA THERAPEUTICS LTD 1.245 $ 125,766,288.00 -23 -6
PCK PAINCHEK LTD 0.033 $ 25,181,538.00 -23 -62
MEB MEDIBIO LTD 0.017 $ 3,732,022.50 -25 -92
NTI NEUROTECH INTERNATIONAL LTD 0.018 $ 2,443,389.75 -28 -88
FTT FACTOR THERAPEUTICS LTD 0.0035 $ 3,649,924.75 -30 -91
IBX IMAGION BIOSYSTEMS LTD 0.022 $ 6,777,599.50 -36 -62
OSL ONCOSIL MEDICAL LTD 0.045 $ 32,166,148.00 -69 -62
SIL SMILES INCLUSIVE LTD 0.175 $10,138,257.00 -40
FTT FACTOR THERAPEUTICS LTD 0.005 $3,128,507.00 80
SIL SMILES INCLUSIVE 0.545
RAP RESAPP HEALTH 0.105
AXP AIRXPANDERS-CDI 0.04