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State of the Industry – From BIO Investor Forum 2010

Here is our slide deck from the 9th annual BIO Investor Forum in San Francisco: BIO Investor Forum 2010 final   From the media and blogosphere: Bloomberg in vivo blog Medical Technology Stock Letter

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Icons: What Do They Mean?

We are pleased to announce the release of one of our newest software improvements to the BIO One-on-One Partnering System. I’m sure most of you have noticed the little gold medallions marking the names of several of the companies in the 1×1 system for the 2010 BIO Investor Forum. They denote those companies which are Presenters (P), BIO Members (B), BIO Board Members (M), and Conference Sponsor (S). We continue to look for ways to Read More >

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IPO update: 28 IPOs, 24 on Deck

The number of IPOs slowed during the summer, but the queue has been filling nicely.  Fifteen more biotechs have filed to go public in the last month and a half, bringing the total to 24 globally. The two US IPOs this summer were from NuPATH and Trius. Again, we saw a reduction in the amount planned vs actually raised for these IPOs. On average, US biotechs have raised an amount 28% below what is first Read More >

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1Q Cash Spending – Small Biotechs Still Spending Less

A comparison of cash spent on operations in the 1st quarter of 2010 vs the 1st quarters of 2009 and 2008 for small public biotechs shows a slowing in the precipitous drop seen over the last 2 years. However, the average small biotech is still spending less cash vs. 2008. When compared to 1Q08, the median cash flow from operations (CFO) in 1Q10 is down -40%. From 1Q09, median CFO is down -15%. See chart Read More >

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Biotech Sector Performance Update 1H 2010

In my last update back in April, the broadest Biotech index (the 125 company Nasdaq Biotech Index, NBI) was up 11% for the year and ahead of just about every major sector. One quarter later things look a little different. The NBI is now down 5% and trailing 4 of the 10 S&P sectors (chart 1): However, the spotlight continues to shine on the AMEX Biotech Index (BTK). The BTK is up 8.6% for the Read More >

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