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Private Company Edition: Recent VC financings across biopharma sectors include three major mega-rounds as Generate Biomedicines bringing in $370m, followed by $250m for Acelyrin and $125m for Chroma Medicine. Also, Treadwell raised a $91m series B and Ncardia brought in $60m-plus.
Dozens of health care-focused special purpose acquisition corporations have gone public during the past two years but many biopharma firms that have merged with SPACs have not performed well to date, raising the question of how long the SPAC boom will last.
Public Company Edition: SVB Leerink predicts a rebound from an ongoing trough in biotech stock valuations during the second quarter of 2022. Also, Vaxxinity launched the third US IPO of November, bringing the year’s total to 102 and BridgeBio led recent financings with a $750m debt agreement.
The FDA will take three more months to review mavacamten, a treatment for hypertrophic cardiomyopathy that BMS expects to be one of the company’s next blockbusters.
BMS is advancing a growing Phase I and II R&D pipeline, including a Factor XIa inhibitor with lower bleeding risk than current anticoagulants, as well as other internal and external research programs.
Loss of exclusivity for key Bristol Myers Squibb products, starting with top seller Revlimid, is looming over the company’s R&D pipeline. BMS believes its late-stage and newly approved products will generate more than $25bn in sales by 2029.