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JOBS Act Deconstructed: Testing-the-Waters

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More than 40 biotech companies have gone public using provisions made available to emerging growth companies through the JOBS Act. BIOtechNOW’s JOBS Act Deconstructed series will explore why it has had such an impact on biotech offerings and how emerging companies can leverage the new law to their best advantage. The JOBS Act enables companies to promote themselves to potential investors in advance of their IPO. Prior to the JOBS Act, companies conducting a public offering Read More >

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Crowdfunding in Health Care and Biotechnology

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Smaller private companies are constantly in search of capital, but many find it difficult to navigate the step between a “friends and family” round or one with angels and an initial venture round. Crowdfunding has been used in a limited number of examples for life sciences companies, but where is this pathway heading? How should a company look at opportunities for crowdfunding? During the 12th annual BIO Investor Forum, a CEO moderator, Nicholas Franano of Novita Read More >

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The New Road to IPO in the Age of the JOBS Act

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Not surprisingly, sessions discussing the topic of IPOs at this year’s BIO Investor Forum, tend to fill the room. Furthermore, it should surprise no one that this year’s IPO discussions were upbeat. That is mostly attributable to the dramatically higher number of IPOs that have already occurred this year. Furthermore, according to Jeff Baumel, moderator of a panel covering this very topic, deals are closing faster this year – with a median time of just Read More >

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Biotech IPO Boom or Bubble? The Opening Plenary at the BIO Investor Forum

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With 31 (and counting) life sciences companies having already placed IPOs on the market within the first 8 months of this year and many others lining up for S-1 filings, biotech is buzzing about a revival of the IPO market. Is it a bubble? David Thomas, director of Industry Research and Analysis at BIO took up these questions during the opening plenary lunch of the 12th Annual BIO Investor Forum. What’s his short answer? Not Read More >

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Successful Public-Private Partnerships

According to BayBio, biomedical companies that can harness the power of patient groups will get medicines, devices and diagnostics to market faster, cheaper and smarter, helping patients and rewarding investors. Gail Maderis, ‎President & CEO at BayBio, debuted their preliminary whitepaper entitled “Successful Public-Private Partnerships” today at the 2013 BIO Investor Forum. BayBio surveyed nearly 100 biotech and foundation CEOs, vice presidents of research, directors of patient advocacy and others across the United States. Following Read More >

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