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Start-Up Quarterly Statistics, Q1 2010

This article was originally published in Start Up

Executive Summary

Highlights from the Q1 2010 review of start-up dealmaking: Biopharma, medical device and in vitro diagnostics startups raised a total of $331 million, a 66% drop from the previous quarter's $976 million, and a 52% slide from Q1 2009. As was the case in Q4 2009, Series B rounds dominated in the biopharma and device sectors. Just one acquisition closed in the quarter - BioMarin buying LEAD Therapeutics - however two others are in the works. On the alliance front, SpePharm and Dicerna each signed two deals in Q1.

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