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Generation Bio Leads a Trio of Biotech Companies Aiming for the Nasdaq

COVID-19 has ravaged the economy, and it was expected to quash the IPO market, too. But the biotech sector is defying the pandemic with crossover financings and freshly minted public companies. On Friday, three firms added their names to the list of life science companies preparing to join the public markets. Gene therapy company Generation […]

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Life Science a VC Bright Spot in Q1, But Startups May Soon Struggle

Even as the novel coronavirus has derailed daily life and business operations, the life sciences sector continues to see companies make public debuts and ink both financing and partnership deals. In venture capital, US deal activity in the first quarter tallied 2,300 financings totaling $34.2 billion, according to the latest report by the National Venture […]

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Zentalis Leads a Trio of Biotechs Charting a Course for Wall Street

Cell therapies and antibody drugs grab much of the attention and investment in cancer drug development but the scientists at Zentalis Pharmaceuticals contend that there’s a place for small molecules too. Now the biotech is preparing for an initial public stock offering to advance its pipeline, which includes a lead candidate in testing in combination […]

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Vir Bio Plans IPO to Fund Clinical Trials of Infectious Disease Drugs

Vir Biotechnology assembled its pipeline of infectious disease compounds through deal-making with other drug developers, along with financial support from blue-chip venture capital firms and the non-profit Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Now the biotech is turning to the public markets for the cash to continue clinical tests of its most advanced drug candidates. San […]

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After Drought, Digital Health’s Summer of IPOs Brings Validation

After a nearly three-year period in which not a single digital health company held an initial public stock offering, the dry spell has ended. In recent weeks, four healthcare software and technology businesses—Change Healthcare, Health Catalyst, Livongo Health, and Phreesia—held IPOs. Taken as a whole, these public market debuts were mostly successful, and could persuade […]

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Livongo Upsizes IPO to $355M in Bid to Become Netflix of Health

Livongo Health, a digital health company developing devices and software to help patients manage treatment for diabetes and other chronic conditions, said it expects to net $355.2 million in an initial public offering. Mountain View, CA-based Livongo late Wednesday priced its offering of approximately 12.7 million shares of its common stock at $28 per share. […]

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Genmab, Mirum Pharma & Fulcrum Raise $653M in Wall Street Debuts

Initial public offerings took a brief summer break the week of Independence Day, but healthcare IPO activity resumed this week as three more companies joined the US public markets. Here’s a recap of the biotech companies that priced IPOs Wednesday evening. —Genmab is different from the other life science companies that joined the public markets […]

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IPO to Watch: Digital Health Developer Livongo Plans to Go Public

Digital health businesses haven’t had trouble raising venture capital funds from investors—2018 was a record year with $8.1 billion in funding—but few of them have made the move to hold initial public offerings. Livongo Health, a digital health company developing devices and software to help patients manage chronic conditions, believes it is ready, announcing Friday […]

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Bio Roundup: Array Bio Acquired, IPO Spree, Sanofi’s Job Cuts & More

[Corrected 6/24/19, 12:08 p.m. See below.] Cancer remains one of the hottest areas for pharma deals and this week saw a big one: Pfizer’s proposed $11.4 billion buyout of Array Biopharma. The announcement comes less than a month after Boulder, CO-based Array announced positive data from a pivotal study of its combination drug in colorectal […]

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Auth0 Gets “Unicorn” Status as It Raises $103M for Security Tools

Auth0, a Bellevue, WA-based developer of user identification and login tools for software makers and large businesses, announced Monday it has raised $103 million in new financing. Under the terms of the deal, investors valued Auth0 at more than $1 billion, putting it among the ranks of tech startup “unicorns.” Sapphire Ventures, based in Silicon […]

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