Finance Watch: Biotech Stocks Down, But Holding Up Better Than Broader Indices
Public Company Edition: Benefitting from hope that biopharma interventions will help the coronavirus pandemic, the industry is faring better than others in the stock market, including the ability to launch IPOs. Also, BridgeBio leads recent financings and PDL is on track to dissolve by year-end.
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