How Biotechs Survive Despite Volatile Capital Markets

Law360, New York (March 30, 2016, 3:23 PM EDT) -- Early-stage and midstage biotechs often rely on the public markets to raise the capital necessary to fund ongoing research and development, but the recent wave of market volatility has stalled the once-hot initial public offering pipeline and depressed valuations, forcing many to opt for alternatives like collaborations, mergers and acquisitions to survive, experts say.

While August saw some market volatility, it registered as a minor bump in the road in an otherwise generally strong year in the U.S. public markets. The same has not held true for the rocky start to 2016. Falling oil prices, uncertainty about interest rates and the...

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