Category Archives: IPO

Bear hunting with biotech’s naysayers

Although it’s taken more than two years, biotech pessimists finally got to utter the phrase, “I told you so!” Yes, it finally arrived – a slip in the sector’s meteoric rise that saw, late in the first quarter, a drop…

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Bubbleology and Biotech’s Bull Run

Our recent analysis of biotech’s second quarter performance showed, for public biotech companies at least, their bull run that began more than 18 months ago is showing no signs of slowing down. Since the beginning of 2012 the Nasdaq Biotechnology…

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2010-12 Biotech IPOs Not Performing THAT Bad. Really.

What a difference two weeks makes. When I was researching last week’s BioWorld Insight cover – about how emerging biotech Verastem Inc., mature biotech Ironwood Pharmaceuticals Inc. and specialty pharma firm Clovis Oncology Inc. shared some surprising similarities in how…

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He Said What?!?! Best Biotech Quotes of 2011

As BioWorld Insight readers know, our “Word on the Street” column provides a sample of the most entertaining and thought-provoking quotes our staff stumbles upon each week. Some are gathered during interviews, some gleaned from analyst reports, and some overheard…

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The Good, the Bad and . . . the Huh? A 2011 Biotech Recap

The past year brought the biotech sector a mixed bag of news. Some of it was positive – for instance, the FDA picked up its drug approval pace in 2011 and, in some cases, even surprised the most hardened biotech…

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The Small IPO: Not Dead Yet? Regulation A Debated

The biotech industry has long known it’s getting harder and harder for a small company to go public. As John Craighead, managing director of investor relations and business development for the Biotechnology Industry Organization, said during a recent conference, about…

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