The first biotech IPO of the new decade has landed — and of course it's another cancer drug developer
The first biotech IPO of 2020 is here, and it’s for a company founded by two marquee names in oncology.
Cambridge-based Black Diamond Therapeutics filed on Friday for an IPO worth up to $100 million, becoming the first biotech of the decade to announce their intention to go public. They’ll use their proceeds to bring their new oncogene approach into the clinic.
The fact that an oncology biotech will be the first IPO of the new decade should come as little surprise. The calendar may have changed but the basic incentives that have driven record investment into and revenue from cancer drugs haven’t. Last year’s first IPO — Poseida Therapeutics — was also a cancer-focused biotech.
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