Health care companies accounted for about half of the 22 venture capital-backed startups that went public in the second quarter of this year, Bruce Bigelow writes. Venture activity was up somewhat in the second quarter over the first quarter, but the total invested over the second quarter of 2013 was 14% lower than the same period last year. Life sciences, biotech and medical device companies rallied, with some notable IPOs and an uptick in investment dollars and deals, Bigelow writes.

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