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Is the IPO Window Open for Biotech and Pharma? Talecris and Anthera Aim to Find Out.

Biopharma IPOs come in pairs, apparently (a-pair-ently?).  A month ago, Cumberland and Emdeon created something that looked like an IPO window and now, Talecris Biotherapeutics and Anthera Pharmaceuticals have filed to go public:

If Anthera’s offering succeeds, I think we can officially declare IPOs back as a viable exit.

Update: Omeros, which has some late-stage spec pharma products as well as an early-stage CNS pipeline, and was the subject of IPO rumors a couple of weeks ago, has filed an amended S-1 indicating a $10-$12 per share price range.

Rumoured Omeros IPO Might Signal Newly Opened Window

light at the end of the tunnel smallAn article in Xconomy Seattle today reports rumours that Omeros, a company that has been around since 1996 and has raised over $102 million in private money, may revive its 2008 IPO plans.

The company’s lead products — “proprietary low-dose combinations of existing drugs” — are more pharma than biotech, putting it in line with Cumberland’s recent IPO.  However, Omeros also has a pipeline of preclinical CNS and inflammation molecules, so if its IPO succeeds, it may indicate that the public markets are truly (despite some skepticism) opening again to biotechs.

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