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The A-List: 2004's Trend-Shaping Series A Financings

Analyzing the venture financings closed by 2004's new crop of biotech, diagnostics, and medical device start-ups reveals today's trends that may shape tomorrow's health care industry. Here we point out eleven 2004 Series A financings that identify and illustrate what's hot.
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Instrumental Improvement: Solexa Merges With Lynx

Reverse merging into Lynx gives high-throughput sequencing play Solexa the instrument development capabilities, Nasdaq listing and US presence it lacked. What's more, combining Solexa's sequencing technology with the commercial infrastructure at Lynx was enough to secure top-notch management and cash to see the company through to its first product offering, expected as early as late 2005.
BioPharmaceutical Strategy

US Genomics' New Resolution

In distancing itself from developing technology for single-molecule genome sequencing, US Genomics has partly moved from developing a potentially disruptive technology to providing incremental improvements, first in genomics research. The appeal is that the start-up can get to the market and generate product revenues faster. But whether its new focus will provide the big margins or access to big markets that venture investors find appealing remains an open question.
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Making a New, Big Splash in the Sequencing Market

If one of the first ingredients of a successful tool company deal is to invest as little capital as possible, what then to make of the hefty $27 million raised by Helicos, a developer of high-throughput sequencing systems? The company that successfully integrates the technologies needed for single-molecule sequencing could find a fast and rewarding exit, and neither their investors nor management reject the possibility of a buy-out even before their products hit the market in a few years.
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