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Start-Up Quarterly Statistics, Q2 2011

This article was originally published in Start Up

Executive Summary

Funding for biopharma start-ups nearly doubled from Q1 to Q2 2011, with a total of $251 million. The quarter saw increased investment in emerging markets, particularly in China. Biopharma start-ups scored many deals with Big Pharma, in several cases playing the role of licensee. And while M&A activity for the start-up set was limited to two deals, for each of those agreements the start-ups were the ones on the acquiring side scooping up assets from other companies.

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