BioNotebook: The Intercept Effect, new IPOs and a slew of financings
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Private Company Edition: While venture capital invested in the industry dropped in 2019, the number of deals rose as investors funded more early-stage VC rounds. Money continues flowing to large deals as well, including $105m for ALX Oncology and $98m for CANbridge.
Public Company Edition: Five out of six drug developers and a CRO have seen their values spike immediately after going public this month. Also, Moderna floats a $500m offering, Revance proposes a $20m note sale, and Nestle invests another $200m in Aimmune.