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Device and Diagnostics Dealmaking Quarterly Statistics, Q4 2011

Medical device companies raised $800 million in the fourth quarter of 2011, and venture capital represented half of that amount. Just over $4 billion was spent to acquire medical device companies, down 50% from Q3’s $8 billion. In vitro diagnostics/research financings were well above the previous quarter, raking in a total of $269 million, with late-stage rounds again bringing in most of the Q4 money. Only five M&A deals were completed, totalling $915 million – way down from Q3’s $2.8 billion for the same number of deals.

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Start-Up Quarterly Statistics, Q4 2011

Biopharma start-ups raised $693 million in Q4 2011, up 131% from Q3. Device companies brought in $111 million, and diagnostics firms raised $120 million total, $96 million of which was from Biocartis’ Series C. Cancer was the most prevalent therapeutic area for biopharma alliances. And in great contrast to Q3’s one M&A deal involving a start-up company, Q4 saw nine start-up acquisitions.

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Deals In Depth: November 2011

Otsuka and Lundbeck signed a long-term CNS collaboration worth $1.4 billion. Gilead spent $10.4 billion on HCV company Pharmasset, the largest amount ever paid for a clinical-stage biotech. Late venture financing and follow-on public offerings represented half of the $945 million that biopharma companies raised. Later-stage rounds were also popular with device companies, which took in $156 million through that financing type, 66% of the $236 million raised.

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Deals Shaping The Medical Industry (12/2011)

The dealmaking column is a survey of recent transactions, including strategic alliances, mergers & acquisitions, and financings, in the life sciences industries. Deals are listed by the following industry sectors: in vitro diagnostics, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, and research/analytical instrumentation and reagents. All transactions are excerpted from Elsevier's Strategic Transactions database, providing comprehensive transaction coverage from 1991 to the present.

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