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Juno prices IPO; Bellicum soars

December 19, 2014 2:22 AM UTC

Cancer immunotherapy plays Juno Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ:JUNO) and Bellicum Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ:BCLM) priced their upsized IPOs, with Bellicum gaining in first-day trading Thursday.

Juno priced above its proposed range at $24 and raised $264.6 million through the sale of 11 million shares, giving it a valuation of $1.9 billion. The company had said Tuesday it intended to sell 9.3 million shares at $21-$23. ...