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Jazz Pharmaceuticals: The Concept Bet, at a Whole New Level

This article was originally published in Start Up

Executive Summary

The press around the size of Jazz Pharmaceuticals' $250 million private financing has obscured the whole point: the company and the financing represents a fundamentally different business model for biopharmaceutical investing and companies: betting on product concepts--not products and not technology.

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