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IPO Update – April 5th, 2011

The six biotech IPOs of 2011 have followed 2010′s IPO trends; all took significant haircuts getting out the door and most are performing modestly.  The median downward adjustment in the amount raised for 2011′s biotech IPOs stands at -31%, the average is at -33%.  These companies have raised a median and mean amount of $49M and $54M, respectively. Despite the lukewarm IPO reception biotech stocks have faced in the U.S., two more U.S. companies have filed to go public since the close of 2010.  Specialty pharmaceutical Read More >

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The BTK buyout

Remember this BTK post we wrote back  in February of 2010?  Well, we thought it was time to revisit the makeup of the BTK index (NYSE Arca Biotechnology Index).  Five of  the 20 companies that comprised the index in February of last year have either been acquired or are facing acquisition.  That means 25% of the entire index has been snapped up in a little over a year (Table 1). Millipore (MIL) and OSI Pharmaceuticals (OSIP) acquired in 2010 by Merck KGaA and Astellas, respectively, have already Read More >

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Take a look at our New Partnering Guide

We’ve just finished creating a new guide to the BIO One-on-One Partnering System! Step-by-Step Instructions for Partnering Success. It’s designed to be an easy overview of how get started with the system, with a few tips and tricks along the way. You can find it whenever you visit the WWGD blog, too, by visiting the Resources page. If you have specific questions or need help with partnering, please leave a comment, or feel free to Read More >

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BIO Europe Spring – State of the Biotech Industry

BIO Industry Analysis provided opening remarks at BIO Europe Spring in Milan, Italy, this morning.  Dr. John Craighead shared the highlights of BIO’s latest industry update: click here for the slides in pdf format.

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Anitbody Deals Peaked in 2007

Antibody and antibody-like scaffold molecules have been on the pharma licensing radar for some time. The pharma business development interest in these drug candidates stems largely from the targeted mechanisms of action, structural uniqueness of the molecules, strong IP, and portfolio diversification benefits. To analyze deal trends in this niche area of biotechnology, we screened the Windhover/Elsevier Strategic Transactions Database for “Biotechnology” deals, with “Antibody” or “Large Molecule” identifiers, from 2007-2010. From this initial list, Read More >

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