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Start-Up Quarterly Statistics, Q2 2012

This article was originally published in Start Up

Executive Summary

In the second quarter of 2012, start-up companies raised a total of $556 million across all industries. Most of that financing – $439.8 million – went to the biopharma sector. Cancer was the most prevalent therapeutic area for alliances. There were just four start-up acquisitions – two each in the biopharma and medical device industries.

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