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Deals in Depth: May 2008

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May 2008 dealmaking highlights: BMS stood out, getting a Phase II cardiovascular agent from KAI, selling off its ConvaTec wound healing division to private equity, and acquiring Kosan BioSciences; total private placement dollars in biopharma companies ($496mm) was almost half what it was in the previous month, while private investments in device players were up 67% to $278mm.

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