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Kalorama: Yellen Comments on Biotechnology Sector At Odds With Venture Capital Trends
Date:8/4/2014

NEW YORK, Aug. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Despite the stir caused by recent comments by Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen regarding the state of the biotechnology sector, Kalorama Information sees potential for growth based on the substantial investments in venture capital that came into the biotech market in 2012-2013. Kalorama's Biotech Funding Deals and Partnerships notes that biotech investment has increased significantly in the past few years and that 2013 saw a noticeable spike. In the last few years, this has resulted in a complex series of deals and transactions involving major players in the industry, as investors invest in proven companies on new science and technology initiatives that have potential in the clinic. 

Fed Chair Janet Yellen commented regarding the biotechnology sector in testimony to Congress on July 15th (http://www.federalreserve.gov/monetarypolicy/files/20140715_mprfullreport.pdf), stating that "valuation metrics in some sectors do appear substantially stretched—particularly those for smaller firms in the social media and biotechnology industries, despite a notable downturn in equity prices for such firms early in the year."  This comment has been much discussed in the media, and some media outlets and business pundits have questioned whether the comments have affected biotechnology stocks. 

The healthcare market research firm notes that the statement did not take into account information from venture capital markets, which have for the most part backed biotechnology. 

"While Federal Reserve Chair Yellen's comments were directed at equity markets, venture capital spends are another way to judge a sector's merit," said Bruce Carlson, Publisher of Kalorama Information.  "One out of every eight dollars invested in companies is invested in biotech.  For key players in the biotechnology sector, the landscape for investing remains fertile."

Kalorama's Biotech Funding Deals and Partnerships notes significant transactions from 2011 to 2014 involving major companies such as Alkermes, Boston Biomedical, Dicerna Pharmaceuticals, immatics biotechnologies, Micromet, Reata Pharmaceuticals, UCB and Xoma. This report reviews the nature and direction of funding trends, and outlines the important role that investments play in moving technology into the marketplace.

Kalorama Information's report, Biotech Funding Deals and Partnerships: Analysis of Recent Venture Capital and Corporate Capital Funding and Other Transactions, provides analysis of both venture and corporate capital funding efforts. In addition, the report looks at other collaborative approaches, including licensing, joint ventures and partnerships aimed at moving product candidates into the marketplace as approved therapies, especially if they address unmet medical needs. The report can be found at KI: http://www.marketresearch.com/redirect.asp?progid=86478&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww%2Ekaloramainformation%2Ecom%2FBiotech%2DFunding%2DDeals%2D8169354%2F  

About Kalorama Information -- Kalorama Information, a division of MarketResearch.com, supplies the latest in independent medical market research in diagnostics, biotech, pharmaceuticals, medical devices and healthcare; as well as a full range of custom research services. We routinely assist the media with healthcare topics. Follow us on Twitter, LinkedIn and our blog at www.kaloramainformation.com.

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