Monthly Archives: September 2016

Biotech IPOs: Outliers, Value Creation, And The Dispersion Of Returns
September 27, 2016

Although many wrote off the biotech IPO markets as moribund earlier in 2016, the sector has been quietly issuing a steady stream of new offerings. Despite the volatility related to drug pricing, and disastrous first six-weeks of the year, we’ve

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Building A Stronger Ecosystem to Combat Antimicrobial Resistance
September 26, 2016

This blog was written by Ankit Mahadevia, CEO of Spero Therapeutics, as part of the From The Trenches feature of LifeSciVC.  Relative to a decade ago, those of us that have spent time finding new ways to outsmart drug-resistant bacteria

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Saluting Biotech M&A: Onward And Upward
September 23, 2016

As larger Pharma externally-enables more of its pipelines, the cadence of biotech M&A appears to be accelerating, especially for early stage deals. Another week, another biotech acquisition in the news: Allergan has acquired two private and two public R&D-stage companies in just

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Beyond Biotech M&A: What Comes Thereafter
September 22, 2016

This post was written by Samantha Truex, former CBO of Padlock Therapeutics, as part of the From The Trenches feature of LifeSciVC. Biotech M&A is all the rage these days. Allergan has acquired four small companies in the past couple

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Re-Balancing Immunity via Regulatory T Cell Potentiation: Introducing Delinia
September 20, 2016

This blog is written by Michael Gladstone, Principal at Atlas, as part of the From The Trenches feature of LifeSciVC. Charles de Gaulle once asked, “How can you govern a country which has 246 varieties of cheese?” But that might seem

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Potential Silver Lining Of Pharma Price Pressure: More Biotech Deal-making?
September 14, 2016

The maelstrom around drug pricing has continued its fury over the past month, which has led to considerable volatility in the biopharma stock market. Investor fears of draconian price controls that will eliminate the return of investment from innovative pharmaceutical