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Public biotech in 2017—the numbers

Last year, investors scrambled to invest in newly floated biotechs. This, together with a brisk licensing market and policy tailwinds, helped boost the sector, even as an expected M&A boom was late to materialize.

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Figure 1: NASDAQ biotech index over time.
Figure 2: Public biotech barometers.
Figure 3: IPO activity since 2004 showing amount raised ($ millions) and number of companies floated.
Figure 4: Global biotech industry financing over the past five years.


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Morrison, C., Lähteenmäki, R. Public biotech in 2017—the numbers. Nat Biotechnol 36, 576–584 (2018).

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