Volume 92 Issue 7 | p. 5 | News of The Week
Issue Date: February 17, 2014

Biotech Stock Offerings Boom

Finance: A rash of small firms go public after strong 2013, but the investment bubble could burst
Department: Business
News Channels: Biological SCENE
Keywords: biotech, pharmaceuticals, stock market, investment

Starting 2014 with a bang, biotech companies have moved quickly to raise capital. Just six weeks into the year, 16 small drug firms have launched initial public offerings (IPOs) that together should raise more than $1 billion. Although the pace is well ahead of what was seen in 2012 and 2013, it may be hard to maintain.

The roughly dozen offerings that debuted between late January and early February this year are more than twice . . .

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