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Life Science Start-Ups: Venture Funding, May 2014

This article was originally published in Start Up

Executive Summary

Derived from Strategic Transactions, Informa’s premium source for tracking life sciences deal activity, the Recent Financings Of Private Companies column provides a comprehensive monthly review of emerging life science companies that have received venture funding, including companies within the In Vitro Diagnostics, Medical Devices, and Pharmaceuticals sectors. This month’s column covers deals announced March through April 2014.

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