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Defining 'fierce' in the modern age of drug and device development

Now, more than ever, the life sciences industry is all about innovative and disruptive technologies. Every year for the past decade, FierceBiotech has made its picks on which companies hold the best odds for success in our Fierce 15 report. This year, though, we've added another Fierce 15 to focus on medical devices and diagnostics. I'd like to encourage readers to consider the differences by comparing the companies in each report.

FierceBiotech's 2012 Fierce 15 at BioPharm America

Nick Leschly, the CEO of Bluebird Bio, playfully dubbed the ambitious spirit of biotechs Levin Syndrome, a fictional affliction named after Third Rock Ventures' Mark Levin that compels biotech entrepreneurs to, as they say, go big or go home. Our Fierce 15 companies are all "going big." They also went home… with trophies. Check out the slideshow below.

The Fierce 15: An appetite for risk is healthy in drug development

There's more than one way to build a biotech company. And this year's Fierce 15 companies reflect a range of companies operating with a spectrum of business models. Here's the full report >>   Click here to view a video of FierceBiotech Editor John Carroll announcing the Fierce 15 at BioPharm America >>  

UPDATED: Adimab, Mersana strike deal to make antibody-drug combos for pharma

Biotech startups Adimab and Mersana Therapeutics have formed an alliance to provide pharma companies one-stop shopping for coveted antibody-drug conjugates (ADCs). The unique partnership enables drugmakers to tap Adimab's discovery engine for antibodies tailored to fit with Mersana's next-generation tech that links the biologics and, say, small-molecule drugs to its proprietary polymer.

Mersana grabs $27M from Pfizer, NEA and others for muscled cancer drugs

Fresh from revealing a $2.6 billion fund last week, New Enterprise Associates (NEA) has jumped aboard as a lead backer of Mersana Therapeutics' next-gen antibody drug conjugates--one of the hottest areas of cancer treatment.

Mersana snaps up $270M cancer drug deal with Endo Pharma

Endo Pharmaceuticals ($ENDP) has tapped Mersana to create antibody-drug conjugates against an undisclosed cancer target.

Mersana, Teva ink $334M deal for preclinical cancer drug

Cambridge, MA-based Mersana Therapeutics has forged its first big licensing pact, inking a $334 million collaboration deal with Teva for a preclinical cancer drug program. Under the deal, Mersana