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Tercica: Growing Small

This article was originally published in Start Up

Executive Summary

Armed with a powerful, in-licensed late-stage molecule from Genentech, two-and-a half-year-old Tercica is about a year away from entering the eminently reachable market for treating short-stature children, a potentially significant segment of a $750 million annual US market. But unlike many start-up in-licensers that seek niche indications for their lead programs, Tercica won't be able to fly under the radar of the competition.

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