Finance Watch: J&J Notes JLabs Incubators' Success Stories To Date
Private Company Edition: Life science firms in J&J's JLabs incubators have raised $9.4bn to date from deals and financings, including five IPOs. Also, October brings a wide range of new equity and VC financings.
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Private Company Edition: IPOs and M&A are returning money to investors, who are putting that money into new investments. Also, the mega-push in VC mega-rounds continues, including $105m for Kronos, and RA Capital raises it first VC fund.
Emerging Company Profile: Spruce and Neurocrine are both testing CRF-R1 antagonists for the orphan disease congenital adrenal hyperplasia, with Phase II data coming soon.
October was an active fundraising month for both start-up biopharma companies and more established privately held firms, ranging from $3m for Appili's drug for anaerobic infections to $270m for Harmony's rare disease programs.