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IPO UPDATE – JANUARY 4th, 2011

In 2010 we saw the return of the Biotech IPO. In the US, 17 biotech companies went public, up from 3 in 2009, and only 1 in 2008. However, almost all of them had to accept a lower price than was sought in the initial filing. The average downward adjustment to the amount raised was 25%. The median and mean amount raised in the US in 2010 was $53M and $84M, respectively. Since the IPO Read More >

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How Profitable is the Biotech Drug Development Sector?

Q: How many public biotechnology companies focused on pursuing drug development are profitable? A: Less than 10% Of 225 public biotech companies in the drug development business, only 17 are profitable (7.5%) based on 2009 Net Income. The profitable companies tend to be those with three or more products: Only 1.3% have 1 product AND are profitable (3 of 225) Only 0.9% have 2 products AND make a profit (2 of 225) Only 5.3% have Read More >

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Big Changes for 1×1 Partnering – Investor Profiles

As BIO CEO approaches (February 14-15, 2011!), the BIO Partnering Team is proud to present several improvements to the 1×1 Partnering System. One of the most noticeable changes so far is the new investor profile, now bigger and better than ever. The new profile not only increases the information investors input into the system, but it also helps biotech companies gain more value from the conference overall. The Search function is one we’ve continuously updated Read More >

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Update – Analysis of Therapeutic Discovery Project Awards

Here are the results from our recent analysis of the Therapeutic Discovery Project. (For additional background and links on the TDP, please see our previous post from Nov 3rd, 2010.) The 4,606 projects that were awarded a TDP grant or credit went to 2,923 companies in 47 states. That averages to 1.6 projects per company. A more detailed analysis reveals that the majority (72%) of the companies received one project credit or grant, and 28% Read More >

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Clinical Trial Success Rates – Recent Study from Tufts

Joseph DiMasi and his team at Tufts University published a paper earlier this year in Nature’s Clinical Pharmacology & Therapeutics journal that contains some interesting data on clinical trial success rates. The published data are relevant to biotech investors and business development professionals in that published industry data for clinical outcomes can make a significant difference on the overall valuation of a company. These probabilities can also have a meaningful impact on the ability to Read More >

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