The Dutch antibody shop argenx is the latest biotech to join the growing IPO parade on Nasdaq. The biotech raised $100 million on the sale of 5.9 million shares at $17 each. And that reflects an increase of more than 2 million shares over what the company had initially planned to offer. Argenx will trade under the ARGX symbol and CEO Tim Van Hauwermeiren gets to ring the opening bell today to celebrate the IPO.
G1 Therapeutics is now the latest in a string of biotech IPOs to start out with a hit on its price range. The Research Triangle Park, NC-based outfit raised $105 million by selling 7 million shares at $15 each. That’s the bottom of the range, but that qualifies as another successful outing for the latest in a slate of biotechs finding a relatively warm reception on Wall Street after a fairly chilly Q1. The company will now start trading as $GTHX.
In the deal, which comes with an unspecified set milestones and an upfront, X-Chem will put its library of “120 billion small molecules” to work in search of rare genetic disease drugs for Vertex, which is looking down the line to growing its pipeline beyond cystic fibrosis. There’s an option to expand the pact at a later point. And gazing well into the future, X-Chem also has a shot at royalties on any approved products that come out of the pact.
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Selecting a term
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Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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