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The top drug delivery partnerships of 2013

In the biotech and pharma industries, drug delivery is a crucial aspect of research and development. Finding new ways to deliver old drugs, ways to make a new drug more efficient or ways that make a...

AcelRx spikes on $250M deal for late-stage pain drug/device Zalviso

The Redwood City, CA-based biotech is pocketing $30 million upfront from Germany's Gr ü nenthal, which will also pay up to $220 million more in milestones for the treatment, nabbing European and Australian marketing rights.

Venture firm preps $100M fund for late-stage life sciences investments

Following a well-defined trail of venture groups into late-stage investing, San Francisco-based Foresite Capital Management says it has wrapped a $100 million fund that will be heavily focused on the most disruptive and most promising late-stage technology it can find in biotech, genomics and diagnostics, among other healthcare fields.

AcelRx shares soar on positive, head-to-head pain drug study

AcelRx Pharmaceuticals shares got a big boost this morning after the biotech announced that its post-operative pain therapy--the Sufentanil NanoTab PCA (patient-controlled analgesia) System--was not only not inferior to the standard IV morphine but also beat it on a key measurement score while gaining kudos from nurses and patients.

AcelRx gets $20M loan for Phase III work

AcelRx Pharmaceuticals has secured a $20 million loan from Hercules Technology Growth Capital. Earlier this year, the developer attempted to raise $86 million in its IPO, but, like many biotech

WSJ analysis offers a bleak outlook for new biotech IPOs

The Wall Street Journal offers its own bleak assessment of the biotech IPO market this morning, reviewing a string of disappointing offerings capped by Tranzyme's decision to cut its price from the

AcelRx falls short in $40M IPO

AcelRx Pharmaceuticals aimed high but fell short. The Redwood City, CA-based devloper had hoped to raise $86 million in an initial offering of 8 million shares at $12 to $14 per share. But the

Biotechs braving stormy IPO waters to raise cash

A pair of life sciences companies which went public on Friday morning saw their shares surge upward in the afternoon. But the gains came only after each had chopped a huge chunk off their projected

AcelRx will try to sell investors on an $86M IPO

Despite plenty of recent evidence of investors' lukewarm appetite for biotech IPOs, AcelRx Pharmaceuticals has announced plans to try and raise $86 million in an initial offering. There's no word yet