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The Better Exit for Private Biotechs: M&A

This article was originally published in Start Up

Executive Summary

Does the recent flurry of acquisitions of private biotech companies by pharma companies represent a new and continuing trend? Yes--and a real change in thinking at Big Pharma and among VCs.

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