Over the past six months, the Nasdaq Biotechnology Index has declined more than 20%. Some of the falling prices appear to be due to some investors losing interest in many companies that soared into favor during the COVID-19 pandemic. And these companies that have seen declining investor interest are now struggling to raise finances, according to BioSpace
During the fight against COVID-19, the message from venture capital investors to biotechnology companies is mixed.
The biotech industry did OK in July 2017. The NYSE ARCA Biotech Index and the iShares NASDAQ Biotechnology Index (ETF) grew about 1.9 percent and 2.9 percent, respectively last month. There have been 26 new molecular entity approvals so far this year. With that figure in mind, here are eight companies looking at PDUFA dates in August 2017.
Fueled by a desire for innovation and new medical breakthroughs, the biotech industry continues to enjoy substantial growth due to increased investment in R&D.
For the world’s drug makers 2016 was a year of two halves. Dealmaking and venture funding held up over the first two quarters, buoyed by the retreating bull market. However, as the US presidential election loomed ever closer, companies went into lockdown. Meanwhile, the medtech sector demonstrated that greater efforts are needed to foster innovation if it is to thrive. These findings and more were released as part of the Pharma & Biotech 2016 in Review and Medtech 2016 in Review reports by EP Vantage, the editorial arm of life science market intelligence firm Evaluate.
January 27, 2016By Karl Thiel for BioSpace.com Not that you need to be reminded of this, but… For the stock market, this has been the worst kickoff ever to a new year. And for biotech, it has been much, much worse. The Nasdaq Biotech Index plummeted over 17 percent in the first eight trading […]