As biopharma deal values continue to rise above recent years, a growing percentage of the funds are coming through partnerships with companies headquartered in Asia and nearby countries. The $48.5 billion reported so far in 2020, for deals in which at least one party is based in either Asia, Australia or New Zealand, represents 37% of the global deal value.
In a relatively light news flow for the group last month, the gainers and decliners in the BioWorld Neurological Diseases index canceled themselves out during August, with the result that the price-weighted index closed relatively flat and, despite briefly moving into positive territory in July, its value is down 4% for the year.
The biopharma industry has raised a total of about $88 billion so far in 2020, the most ever for a single year, with four months to go. It hit the record in July when it surpassed the $68.4 billion raised in 2015.