FierceBiotech Announces Annual “Fierce 15” Winners of 2014

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FierceBiotech today announced its annual “Fierce 15” list of the top privately held biotechnology companies of 2014. FierceBiotech editors John Carroll and Damian Garde evaluated hundreds of companies before selecting this year’s winners. Those selected are identified as some of the most promising private biotechnology companies in the industry.

"It's always a lot of fun to look over a new group of Fierce 15 companies," said Carroll. "This year in particular you'll find quite a few examples of longtime biotech execs, experienced investors and some great scientists coming together to launch new companies. This year's group says a lot about the potential of the field and points the way forward for the coming wave of biotech startups."

The 2014 Fierce 15 winners are:

1. Adaptimmune
2. Aduro BioTech
3. Calico
4. Cidara Therapeutics
5. Cleave Biosciences
6. Dimension Therapeutics
7. Editas Medicine
8. Juno Therapeutics
9. Molecular Partners
10. Navitor Pharmaceuticals
11. Seres Health
12. Spark Therapeutics
13. Spero Therapeutics
14. Sutro Biopharma
15. Voyager Therapeutics
Fierce 15 Extra – Mapp Biopharmaceuticals

Every year FierceBiotech evaluates hundreds of private companies from around the world for its annual Fierce 15 list, which is based on a variety of factors such as the strength of its technology, partnerships, venture backers and a competitive market position. This is FierceBiotech’s twelfth annual Fierce 15 selection. A complete list of “Fierce 15” companies can be found online at

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