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More than 40 biotech companies have gone public using provisions made available to emerging growth companies through the JOBS Act. BIOtechNOW’s JOBS Act Deconstructed series explores why it has had such an impact on biotech offerings and how emerging companies can leverage the new law to their best advantage.

The Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS) Act was signed into law by President Obama on April 5, 2012. The law mandated certain changes to Rule 506 of SEC Regulation D designed to spur capital formation for growing innovators. The required Regulation D reforms took effect on September 23, 2013, after being finalized by the SEC this summer. A summary of these changes is outlined below.

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Department:             State Government Affairs

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California’s Assembly and Senate have both overwhelmingly passed Senate Bill 598, legislation that creates a pathway for the substitution of interchangeable biologic medicines.

 

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Department:       State Government Relations and Alliance Development

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Since the 2012 signing of the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act (JOBS Act), many small businesses in the biotech community have benefited from the JOBS Act by being able to focus on research and development rather than onerous and burdensome regulations.

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