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    Two more Cambridge companies price their shares

    The pace of initial public offerings by Massachusetts biotechnology companies continues to pick up momentum, as a pair of Cambridge companies that previously filed to go public priced their shares this week.

    Acceleron Pharma Inc., which is developing protein-based drugs to treat rare blood disorders, said Friday it will seek to raise about $65 million by offering 4.7 million shares to public investors at a price range of between $13 and $15 a share.

    On Thursday, Bind Therapeutics Inc., which is developing programmable drugs to treat lung cancer and prostate cancer, indicated it plans to raise $71 million by selling 4.7 million shares at a range of $14 to $16.


    Once they begin trading, Acceleron would be listed as XLRN and Bind as BIND on the Nasdaq stock exchange.

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    The companies would join five other Massachusetts biotechs that have completed IPOs this year: Enanta Pharmaceuticals Inc. and Tetraphase Pharmaceuticals Inc. of Watertown and Cambridge-based Epizyme Inc., Bluebird Bio Inc., and Agio Pharmaceuticals Inc. Another biotechnology company, Foundation Medicine Inc. of Cambridge registered for an IPO at the end of July.

    Robert Weisman