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Start-Up Quarterly Statistics, Q4 2011

This article was originally published in Start Up

Executive Summary

Biopharma start-ups raised $693 million in Q4 2011, up 131% from Q3. Device companies brought in $111 million, and diagnostics firms raised $120 million total, $96 million of which was from Biocartis’ Series C. Cancer was the most prevalent therapeutic area for biopharma alliances. And in great contrast to Q3’s one M&A deal involving a start-up company, Q4 saw nine start-up acquisitions.

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