Navigation Links
Life Sciences Venture Capital Funding Overcomes Record Lows, Outpaces Other Sectors, According to PricewaterhouseCoopers
Date:2/10/2010

/gx/en/pharma-life-sciences/index.jhtml" onclick="linkClick( this.href );" target="_blank" title="Life Sciences">Life Sciences plunged 22 percent in 2009, while the number of deals dropped 19 percent during the same time period, marking its lowest point in the past six years. Despite the decline, Life Sciences investment has outpaced overall venture capital funding since the third quarter of 2008.

In the last quarter of 2009, biotechnology investments totaled $1 billion in 108 deals with another $719 million going into 87 medical device and equipment deals. Biotechnology funding declined by 7 percent year over year, primarily due to a drop in deal activity. However, funding for medical devices increased by 14 percent compared with the same quarter in 2008. This increase reflected gains in both deal activity and deal size.

Investments by Stage of Development
Early-stage funding for the Life Sciences sector exceeded $1 billion in the fourth quarter of 2009 for the first time. Increases in both deal activity and deal size resulted in this rise in early-stage investment. Late-stage funding declined to $717 million in the fourth quarter of 2009, compared with $1 billion in the same quarter in 2008. Late-stage deal activity and deal size both declined in this period.

"The need for venture capital is greater for early-stage companies that don't yet have an exit strategy. They need to funnel assets into the clinic to develop products that will make them attractive acquisitions or IPOs down the line," Lefteroff explained. "Later-stage companies are finding other ways to generate cash, such as partnerships and licensing agreements with larger companies looking to expand their product pipelines."

Funding by Subsegment
Historically, the biotech human subsegment has received a majority of the

Source: PRWeb
Copyright©2010 Vocus, Inc.
All rights reserved  

Page: 1 2 3 4

Related biology technology :

1. YM BIOSCIENCES ANNOUNCES COMPLIANCE WITH AIM RULE 26
2. Selection of Development Candidate Triggers $0.5 Million Milestone Payment to Ardea Biosciences, Inc.
3. ImmuneRegen BioSciences Files 8-K that Highlights Enclosed Shareholder Letter Discussing Recent Achievements and Outlook
4. Advanced Life Sciences Announces Receipt of Nasdaq Staff Letter
5. VisEn Medical Files Action to Invalidate New Caliper Life Sciences Patent
6. ONCOSCIENCE AG, THE EUROPEAN PARTNER OF YM BIOSCIENCES, ANNOUNCES COMPLETION OF PATIENT ENROLLMENT IN PHASE III BRAIN CANCER TRIAL OF NIMOTUZUMAB
7. Pressure BioSciences, Inc. Reports Second Quarter 2007 Financial Results and Provides Business Update
8. Intellect Neurosciences, Inc. to Present Data on Alzheimers Vaccine at 13th International Congress of Immunology Conference
9. YM BIOSCIENCES, EUROPEAN PARTNER, ONCOSCIENCE AG, ANNOUNCES INITIATION OF ADVANCED NIMOTUZUMAB TRIALS IN ADULT GLIOMA AND PANCREATIC CANCER
10. Advanced Cell Technologys Dr. Robert Lanza Makes List of 100 Most Inspiring People in the Life-Sciences Industry
11. The Pittsburgh Life Sciences Greenhouse Adds New Companies to its Investment Portfolio
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Life Sciences Venture Capital Funding Overcomes Record Lows, Outpaces Other Sectors, According to PricewaterhouseCoopers
(Date:8/28/2014)... Willow Grove, PA (PRWEB) August 28, 2014 ... talent, and create a culture that will allow individuals ... that are becoming increasingly important for employers looking to ... life science industries are embracing this trend, as the ... the fabric of a company, which will have real ...
(Date:8/28/2014)... 2014 Sterlitech is proud to announce ... its stable of products . These additional ... and include membrane filters with surface charges. ... demand for our membrane process testing equipment, and correspondingly, ... sheet membranes,” explains Sterlitech President Mark Spatz. “The ...
(Date:8/28/2014)... Scientists, researchers, and technologists will converge ... Damage 2014 symposium. Marking its 46th year, the ... run 14-17 September. The event is sponsored by ... , The premier conference for basic and applied issues ... materials will engage researchers and engineers from numerous industries ...
(Date:8/28/2014)... MA (PRWEB) August 28, 2014 ... wholesale construction materials, selected SoundConnect to ... their cloud based audio and web conferencing platform ... to support PrimeSource’s employees’ needs. SoundConnect delivers ... , PrimeSource Building Products will be utilizing ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Klein Hersh International Leads Philadelphia Area Life Science Industry in Company Culture 2Klein Hersh International Leads Philadelphia Area Life Science Industry in Company Culture 3Sterlitech Corporation Enhances Its Selection of Flat Sheet Membrane Filters 2Laser Damage to Draw Researchers, Engineers, Scientists to 46th Annual Conference 2Laser Damage to Draw Researchers, Engineers, Scientists to 46th Annual Conference 3PrimeSource Chooses SoundConnect as Collaboration Provider 2
... Impact on Families of von ... Willebrand Disease, NEW YORK, ... most common hereditary bleeding disorder, von,Willebrand disease (VWD), most don,t even know ... Centers for Disease Control and,Prevention (CDC) it takes a woman an average ...
... DIEGO, Sept. 23 Halozyme Therapeutics,Inc. (Nasdaq: ... targeting the extracellular matrix, today,announced that Douglas B. ... Endocrinology Clinical Development., "I am thrilled to ... achievement to the Halozyme leadership team. He is ...
... 85,000 Expected to Enroll in Phase 4 Study ... Wyeth Pharmaceuticals, a,division of Wyeth (NYSE: WYE ... Pneumonia Immunization Trial in Adults a major study ... to help,prevent pneumococcal pneumonia -- the leading cause ...
Cached Biology Technology:Video: Moms Raise 'Red Flag' About the Dangers of Widely Undiagnosed Bleeding Disorder 2Video: Moms Raise 'Red Flag' About the Dangers of Widely Undiagnosed Bleeding Disorder 3Video: Moms Raise 'Red Flag' About the Dangers of Widely Undiagnosed Bleeding Disorder 4Halozyme Therapeutics Appoints Head of Endocrinology Clinical Development 2Halozyme Therapeutics Appoints Head of Endocrinology Clinical Development 3Halozyme Therapeutics Appoints Head of Endocrinology Clinical Development 4Major Adult Vaccine Clinical Trial for Pneumonia Prevention Begins 2Major Adult Vaccine Clinical Trial for Pneumonia Prevention Begins 3Major Adult Vaccine Clinical Trial for Pneumonia Prevention Begins 4Major Adult Vaccine Clinical Trial for Pneumonia Prevention Begins 5
(Date:8/28/2014)... A Mayo Clinic researcher and his collaborators have developed ... enhance the process of re-engineering cells for biomedical investigation. ... biology methods to aid stem cell engineering. Details of ... described in two back-to-back papers in the journal ... range of uses for all types of cell-based investigations ...
(Date:8/28/2014)... , Aug. 28, 2014  Privacy Advocate and ... Jennifer Lynch , joins the lineup of biometric ... second annual Biometrics UnPlugged Executive Summit in ... Previously announced speakers include Steven Rahman, Director, Technology ... Public Sector at Experian. The theme of this year,s ...
(Date:8/28/2014)... the most commonly diagnosed learning disability in the ... occurs when the regions of the brain that ... use of non-invasive functional neuroimaging tools has helped ... However, most prior work has focused on only ... gap in our understanding of how multiple brain ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):New tool aids stem cell engineering for medical research 2Biometrics UnPlugged Welcomes the Electronic Frontier Foundation's Jennifer Lynch to the Mobility at the Crossroads of Commerce and Privacy Summit 2Dyslexic readers have disrupted network connections in the brain 2
... clams to flying creatures like hummingbirds and bats, many ... flow. When the 61st Annual Meeting of the American ... from November 23-25 at the San Antonio Convention Center, ... with applications in astronomy, engineering, alternative energy, biology, and ...
... University] Imagine yourself swimming in a pool: It,s the ... the water, that mostly dictates the speed and direction that ... Microbes, speed and direction are subjected more to the physical ... swim in water," explained Jay Tang, associate professor of physics ...
... land use patterns and increasing pressures on water ... management focuses on regulating the flow of runoff ... the hydrologic cycle disrupted by extensive pavement and ... of infiltration opportunities affects groundwater recharge and has ...
Cached Biology News:Animal and biological science highlights: San Antonio Fluid Dynamics Conference, Nov. 23-25 2Animal and biological science highlights: San Antonio Fluid Dynamics Conference, Nov. 23-25 3Animal and biological science highlights: San Antonio Fluid Dynamics Conference, Nov. 23-25 4Animal and biological science highlights: San Antonio Fluid Dynamics Conference, Nov. 23-25 5Animal and biological science highlights: San Antonio Fluid Dynamics Conference, Nov. 23-25 6Animal and biological science highlights: San Antonio Fluid Dynamics Conference, Nov. 23-25 7Animal and biological science highlights: San Antonio Fluid Dynamics Conference, Nov. 23-25 8How do bacteria swim? Brown physicists explain 2Urban trees enhance water infiltration 2
... GenomePlex Single Cell Whole Genome Amplification ... on random fragmentation of genomic DNA ... fragments to PCR-amplifiable library molecules flanked ... achieved by PCR amplification of the ...
...
From formula-fed bovine calves Sterile, Cell culture tested...
Collected at a certified USDA establishment located within the United States. All final processing is done by Quad Five employees....
Biology Products: