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  • Biopharma Startups Take Advantage Of Open IPO Window
    Biopharma Startups Take Advantage Of Open IPO Window

    Biopharma startups are enjoying a window of opportunity for successful IPOs that opened in mid-2017. CEOs share their experiences of going public, what is fueling IPOs, and tips for others thinking about making this important next step.

  • How Biotechs Can Avoid The Common Pitfalls Of Going Public
    How Biotechs Can Avoid The Common Pitfalls Of Going Public

    Many private biotech companies have either initiated the process of going public or are at least contemplating it. But they should be aware of very significant pitfalls that lie in wait, regardless of how they approach the offering.

  • Crowdfunding Fizzles As VC Soars
    Crowdfunding Fizzles As VC Soars

    When the economy crashed a few years ago, crowdfunding offered startups a possible lifeline. But it arrived too late to be much use. Now that money is flooding back into biotech, companies needn’t clutter cap sheets with scores of non-accredited investors, so equity crowdfunding is nearly a nonstarter.

  • How To Survive The Perilous Life Sciences Startup Climb
    How To Survive The Perilous Life Sciences Startup Climb

    According to Noubar Afeyan, founder and CEO of Flagship Pioneering, his company shouldn’t be pigeonholed as a VC firm. ““From day one, our intent was to innovate and create new companies.” 

  • 2018 Likely A Banner Year For IPOs
    2018 Likely A Banner Year For IPOs

    2018 will be a good year for IPOs and for financing. Rounds are larger and non-traditional investors are turning to life sciences.

  • The Art Of Leadership
    The Art Of Leadership

    Former Pfizer exec and current partner at VC firm Polaris Partners Amy Schulman talks about what it takes to lead a pharma startup.

  • Recurring Mistakes (And Remedies) For Life Sciences M&As
    Recurring Mistakes (And Remedies) For Life Sciences M&As

    Two members of a specialized life sciences investment banking group provide a list of avoidable missteps in M&A transactions and their respective remedies.

  • Not a Bad Year, After All
    Not a Bad Year, After All

    Peter Meath, who heads the Life Science Group at J.P. Morgan’s Commercial Banking business, offers advice to novice entrepreneurs for turning a company’s novel science into a viable business.

  • Investors Drumming Up New Solutions To The Industry’s Real Estate Crunch
    Investors Drumming Up New Solutions To The Industry’s Real Estate Crunch

    Investors are recognizing life sciences real estate as a valuable specialty asset class. In fact, it’s a trend gaining momentum as major real estate investment trusts (REITs) and entrepreneurial investors alike create new homes for life sciences activities.

  • Diversification Relieves Funding Pressure For Small Pharma
    Diversification Relieves Funding Pressure For Small Pharma

    Chronic pressure is a way of life for those starting pharmaceutical companies. It’s a life filled with rounds of funding, investor demands, performance deadlines, and possible compound failures. But what if the technology owned by a startup drug discovery company was suddenly in demand by some of the world’s largest food and beverage corporations? What if that opportunity gives you the flexibility and time to conduct your research on your own timetable?

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