Biotechnology, a specialty sector that lost favor along with technology funds, appears to be making a comeback, judging from a very strong offering by two private-equity biotechnology funds, Reuters reports.

Venture capital firm Abingworth Management of London has raised $350 million for its sixth private-equity biotechnology fund. In June, Schroder Ventures Life Science raised $402 million for its private-equity fund. Undoubtedly, this means better times ahead for biotechnology companies, according to Reuters.

In fact, the American Stock Exchange Biotechnology Index is up 42% since March. In fact, more than 50 biotechnology companies in Europe are planning initial public offerings, according to Ernst & Young.

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