Betting on Biotech

This week, John Carroll at Fierce Biotech rounds up this year's "Fierce 15" — those "private life sciences companies [that are] out to do something truly exceptional, looking to pioneering technology and innovative business models to improve odds that, let's face it, would make most mortals cringe," he says. So, which firms made the cut?

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