Tesaro touted positive results for the primary endpoints laid out for the late-stage program it had underway for its top cancer drug prospect rolapitant, but investors soured on the drug after it failed to score secondary goals and drove the biotech's shares down by a hefty 22% this morning.
With key results expected from its lead cancer program this year, the cancer drug specialist Tesaro has stocked its coffers with $91.2 million from a public stock offering.
After taking a beating in previous years, biotech has been hot sector on Wall Street this year. The Nasdaq Biotech Index has shot up 30% this year compared with 15% growth in the broader market. And the fact that this year's total number of biotech IPOs already matches that of 2011 indicates that there could be a growing appetite for these types of investments. But there's no indication that we're on the verge of, or will ever, return to the go-go years of the 1990s when biotechs more easily went public at lofty values. Here's the full report >>
GlobeImmune is hoping to ride the new wave of enthusiasm over immunotherapies to a successful IPO designed to raise up to $69 million.
Just two years after getting started, the experienced cancer pros at Tesaro have pulled off a successful IPO.
Tesaro is betting that its management's rep and a late-stage program will help entice investors to snap up 6 million shares at $12 to $15 a share, worth an estimated $86.3 million.
The therapy fits into a new class of cancer drugs called PARP inhibitors, with potential to treat ovarian and breast cancers.
Kleiner Perkins Caulfield & Byers has closed the books on a new $525 million fund. And a chunk of that treasure is earmarked for early-stage life science companies.
Tesaro has put together an SEC filing that makes one essential promise to prospective investors: This company is built for speed.
The veteran crew of cancer drug developers at MGI Pharma who went on to found Tesaro a little more than a year ago have rounded up a whopping $101 million B round led by Kleiner Perkins Caufield