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These are the most profitable Nasdaq biotech companies

The Nasdaq Composite Index has nearly doubled since the end of 2011, led by its riskiest sector: biotechnology.<p>But biotech companies vary more than …

Investing

The Year 2015 in Synthetic Biology

February 27, 2015<p>The Year 2015 in Synthetic Biology<p>Once more into the breach fellow synthetic biologists, the year 2015 is upon us and with it and …

In-Depth: Anticipating FDA Regulation of Pharmaceutical Apps

Over the last couple years, FDA has clarified the scope of its regulation over mobile health. In the agency’s September 2013 <b>guidance</b>, FDA spelled out …

Israeli Unicorn IronSource Raises $105 Million To Buy Startups Ahead Of IPO

When ironSource eventually goes public, it will have to make extra room at the podium for all its founders. The five-year-old Israeli startup already counts eight founders when you included those acquired into the company in past years. As a group, they still own three-quarters of the tech company …

IndieBio Will Accelerate Synthetic Biology To Tech Startup Speed

Can biology move at “internet speed”? Is there a Moore’s Law for cells? What about the problems that cannot be solved by information technology alone? IndieBio, a new biotech accelerator based in both San Francisco and Cork, Ireland, is proposing to answer these questions and more.<p>“What a lot of …

Life Science Startups Raise $8.2 Billion from VCs in 2014

Here's where the money in life sciences going - by geo, by industry and the biggest deals.<p>Life science companies (medical device, pharma, biotech) …

Rechristened Laguna Pharmaceuticals Raises $30M, Moves To San Diego

Laguna Pharmaceuticals, founded in 2006 as a spinout of Cleveland, OH-based drug discovery and testing company ChanTest, has raised $30 million in a …

San Diego

After lobbying push, drugmaker resubmits women's sex pill

Chinese online drugstore Yiyao breaks records with $72M series C

Chinese online drugstore Yiyao (also called 111.com.cn) announced this week that it has closed an RMB 450 million (US$72 million) series C funding …

China

Tea retailer David's Tea prepares for IPO: sources

(Reuters) - Privately held Canadian specialty tea retailer David’s Tea, whose investors include Lululemon Athletica Inc (LULU.O) founder Chip Wilson, has selected banks for a potential initial public offering, according to two people familiar with the matter.<p>Goldman Sachs Group Inc (GS.N), JPMorgan …

Bank of America

Good Technology Said to Postpone IPO Amid Market Volatility

Good Technology Corp., the mobile-security startup that filed to go public in May, is postponing its initial public offering until 2015 because of …

U.S. TV startup Roku to confidentially file for IPO: WSJ

(Reuters) - U.S. TV startup Roku Inc is working on plans to confidentially file for an initial public offering, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing people familiar with the matter.<p>Roku head Anthony Wood holds up a SoundBridge Radio (R) and SoundBridge network music player at its headquarters …

Temasek Agrees to Buy Stake in High-Speed Trader Virtu

Temasek Holdings Pte will pay about $180 million for a minority stake in Virtu Financial Inc., the U.S. high-speed trading firm that postponed an …

Fitness software firm Mindbody selects banks for IPO: sources

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Mindbody, a company that makes software to help run fitness and yoga studios, has selected banks for a potential initial public offering that could value it at more than $700 million, according to people familiar with the matter.<p>The company, based in San Luis Obispo, …

Credit Suisse

Biotech’s Hot IPO Market Creates Next Takeover Targets: Real M&A

After being overshadowed last year by the boom in big pharmaceutical mergers, biotechnology deals are kicking off 2015.<p>The first large drug …

West Coast Biotech Roundup: Tracon, Mirati, Third Rock, & Dendreon

This week, we’ll take our roundup on a West Coast roadtrip from south to north. First, down San Diego way, the news the past seven days was mostly …

San Francisco

US IPO Weekly Recap: Yield takes the field as healthcare IPOs need a lifeline

Ten deals were on the IPO calendar to price this past week, but only three made it through as seven health care IPOs delayed going public.

Health Care

UAE to see curtailed IPO activity in first half of 2015, PwC says

Dubai: UAE could see curtailed IPO activity in the first half of 2015 as falling oil prices keep the valuations and appetite in check, regional head …

Oil

Seattle's biotech scene is one of 'our best kept secrets' and that's not a good thing - Puget Sound Business Journal

If you work in biotechnology, it might not seem appealing at first glance to pick up and move to Seattle. The city is far away from most other major …

IPO Calendar: 8 Health-Care IPOs On Tap This Week

2/02/2015<p>Related news<p>7/13/2018 Gene therapy companies are looking to advance the technology, creating potentially curative treatments for genetic …

Health Care

3 High-Flying Health Care Stock IPOs To Watch In 2015

Judging by the recent price action of three health care names in today's IPO Leaders screen, the market is optimistic about future growth …

Health Care

Whistleblower Lawsuit Calls Billionaire Patrick Soon-Shiong's Healthcare Startup 'Fraudulent' And Dangerous

On the television newsmagazine “60 Minutes” and in a cover story for Forbes, Patrick Soon-Shiong, the world’s richest doctor, has promised that his new company, NantHealth, can dramatically improve care for cancer patients everywhere. “I’m incredibly encouraged to say that we are on the path,” …