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STOCKWATCH: Name, Platform; Time of death, December 2013

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They only come out towards the end of an IPO window. After investors have snapped up all the preclinical or Phase I-stage drug development companies and the venture capitalists are scratching around their portfolios to off-load risk and negative cash flows onto the public markets from investments that weren't formed five minutes ago, then we see the platform companies.

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