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As Drug-Resistant Microbes Rise, Antibiotic Start-Ups Need Savvy Investors

This article was originally published in Start Up

Executive Summary

VCs see rich exit opportunities, especially for start-ups with multiple products in their pipelines. In this issue we profile four emerging antibiotic drug developers: Cempra Pharmaceuticals, DesignMedix, Kenta Biotech and MGB Biopharma.

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