Finance Watch: Here Come The IPOs Again As Bellus Raises $70m And Vir Joins The Queue
Public Company Edition: Bellus launched the first biopharma IPO in the US since mid-July and Vir Biotechnology, run by former Biogen CEO George Scangos, wants to raise $100m. Also, Turning Point's $202.5m offering and Zafgen's strategic review.
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