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Markets draw life science start-ups

More than two dozen life sciences companies, including at least nine in Massachusetts, could go public this year, the biggest coming-out class since at least 2007 and a sign investors are excited about the prospects for new life-extending drugs and medical devices.

Initial public offerings have been rare in the sector since the economic collapse of 2008, but industry insiders say soaring financial markets have helped make it feasible for cash-starved start-ups to consider raising large amounts of money through the sale of stock.

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