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Biotech IPOs bring in encouraging sums

CHICAGO In last weeks column, I raised the premise that in the early years of biotech it wasnt about making money but about providing radically new solutions to health care.

Theres a thread drawn to the early years of rock n roll where it was also not about making money but about expressing what was going on in society (without getting jailed for it). Today......

Full article >>> funding ($2.8 billion). The IPO market through mid-year 2003 raised $1.3 billion versus levels of less than $500 million for each of the three preceding years. The IPO market will be hard-pressed to achieve the record levels of 2000, which skyrocketed to $6.5 billion.

The problem with the above chart is that most of the financing is for large cap biotech compa......

Full article >>> Canada, France and even the Czech Republic and India. This makes for a total of 25 international IPOs versus 34 in the U.S.

I cant stress enough the importance of these IPOs. Other than an acquisition by a large biotech company or Big Pharma, this is the only way for the VC investors to exit from their investments in companies and replenish their financial coffers, attract new investors......

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'"/> By Michael Rosen 09/22/04

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