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Orphan Drugs And Rare Diseases: Top 2014 IPOs On Western Stock Exchanges

March 23, 2015



This month, EvaluatePharma, publishes a Report titled, “Pharma & Biotech 2014 In Review”. The report reviews and analyzes the changes and trends in the pharma and biotech space for 2014. In particular, the report takes a look at the top Initial Public Offerings (IPOs). Some of the highlights of the Report on IPOs for 2014:

•   IPO filings doubled from 44 in 2013 to 87 in 2014

•   Of the 44 IPOs in 2013, 40 were US IPOs & 3 were European IPOs

•   Of the 87 IPOs in 2014, 73 were US IPOs & 13 were European IPOs

•   Total amount raised increased from $2.9 billion in 2013, to $6.3 billion in 2014.

The chart below identifies the top IPOs in the orphan drug and rare disease space for 2014. The data in the chart is from the EvaluatePharma Report (except for the last column which is from the Orphan Druganaut Blog).

Top 2014 Biotech IPOs On Western Stock Exchanges In Orphan Drug/Rare Disease Space

IPO Name Amount Raised (In Millions) Offering Price 2014 YE Change Since Float FDA Orphan Drug Designation/Rare Disease Indications In Development
Juno Therapeutics $304 $24 118% ODD  & Breakthrough Therapy Designation (BTD) in November 2014 For Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL)
Kite Pharma $128 $17 239% ODD in March 2014 For Diffuse Large B-Cell Lymphoma; Cancer Immunotherapy Products
Versartis $126 $21 7% ODD in October 2013 For Growth Hormone Deficiency; Endocrine Disorders
ZS Pharma $123 $18 131% Hyperkalemia
Ultragenyx Pharmaceutical $121 $21 109% Mucopolysaccharidosis Type VII (MPS VII or Sly Syndrome), ODD in September 2011 for Hereditary Inclusion Body Myopathy (HIBM), X-Linked Hypophosphatemia (XLH); Genetic Diseases


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