Finance Watch: Panic Over FDA Commissioner's Resignation Was Short-Lived, Though IPOs Still Languish
Public Company Edition: Biotech stocks sank when US FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb announced his departure, but have nearly recovered to pre-resignation levels, except for newly public firms. Also, Biohaven's raises cash for PRV purchase and Endo issues $1.5bn in new debt.
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Private Company Edition: The VC firm and start-up factory Flagship Pioneering brings in new cash for existing investments, tapping into investors eager to back "big, bold platform ideas" in the life sciences. Also, new financings include $100m-plus deals for Harmony and Beam.