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Biotech Posts Weak Performance in April
Date:5/3/2010

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  • Alimera Sciences priced at $11 a share, 29 percent below its target range of $15 to $17, raising $72 million. The Alpharetta, Georgia-based biotech's late-stage lead compound is a treatment for diabetic macular edema.

  • (For full details of the performance of the biotech IPOs see: www.burrillreport.com/article-2295.html)

    BY THE NUMBERS

    (Compiled by the Burrill Report*)

    • The industry closed the month with a collective market cap of $382 billion (no change for the month)
    • 56 biotech companies (18.6 percent) have market caps greater than $1B (compared to 49 companies at the same time last year)
    • The Burrill Biotech Select Index is up 5.6 percent year-to-date

    (*The April edition of the Burrill Report has a breakdown of the industry's Q1 2010 performance and copies are available on request.)

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