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Spark, Sideris raise Series A funds after 3Q venture capital sinks

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Total venture capital dollars invested in biotechnology firms sank 39% between the second and third quarters, but the last three months of 2013 could make up lost ground if a mid-October surge in private equity for drug developers, including Spark Therapeutics and Sideris Pharmaceuticals, continues until the end of the fourth quarter.

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