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What’s Behind the Biotech IPO Boom?

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Everyone knows that it’s been a knock-out year for the biotech sector in the public markets, which includes a large and well-performing IPO class. So far in 2013, 39 US-based companies have gone public, five European-based companies, and one Canadian company. Of these 45 IPOs, 42 companies have gone public on US stock exchanges. That’s over double the amount we saw in 2012. This year’s IPOs have also been successful at raising the amount of money Read More >

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Fewer Small Public Biotechs Today

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A lot can happen in six years. The number of active biotech companies currently trading on US exchanges is now only 300. At the start of 2008, there were almost 400 active companies.   The net decrease in the number of active companies since 2008 is 24%. Had it not been for all the IPO activity we have seen this year, the decrease would have been substantially more. In fact, only 55% of the original Read More >

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VIDEO: Public Policies to Promote the Innovation Economy

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What can lawmakers do to make the US more competitive globally and encourage investment in groundbreaking R&D companies? Earlier today, the Coalition of Small Business Innovators held a forum at the National Press Club to discuss proposals that would do just that. Moderated by Paul Stimers, a partner with K&L Gates, the panel included Doug Doerfler, president and CEO of MaxCyte, Ed Mathers, a partner with venture capital firm New Enterprise Associates, Katherine Hamilton, policy Read More >

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Emerging Company Policy Deconstructed: Fostering Innovation Act (H.R. 2629)

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In a nutshell: Representative Michael Fitzpatrick (R-PA) introduced H.R. 2629, the Fostering Innovation Act, to update SEC filing status classifications for public companies and help ease regulatory burdens on emerging companies and reduce the bureaucratic hurdles and red tape that lengthen the time to bring cures from discovery to patient. Why you should care: SEC Rule 12b-2 establishes three classifications for public companies to determine their filing status, which include large accelerated filers (companies with Read More >

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Emerging Company Policy Deconstructed: Small Cap Liquidity Reform Act (H.R. 3448)

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In a nutshell: This bill, sponsored by Reps. Sean Duffy (R-WI) and John Carney (D-DE), will spur capital formation by increasing liquidity for emerging growth companies, including biotech innovators, that trade on the public market. Why you should care: Under current U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) rules, all securities on the public market are priced in $0.01 increments. This minimum trading increment is known as the “tick size.” The switch to the standard tick Read More >

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