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Life Sciences Venture Capital Investments Soar In Q2 To Highest Level Since 2007, According To The MoneyTree Report
Date:8/25/2014

see high growth potential for the industry thus the overall increase in dollars invested in the second quarter."

Funding by SubSegment

Compared to the second quarter of 2013, four of the eight Biotechnology subsectors saw an increase. The Biotech-Human subsegment once again saw the largest amount of funding at $1.4 million, an increase of 36 percent. Biosensors captured the second largest total at $132 million, which represented an increase of 154 percent. Biotech-Animal and Biotech-Industrial also saw increases in funding from the prior quarter, capturing $80 million and $68 million, respectively. The three Biotech subsectors showing a decrease in funding compared to the second quarter 2013, were Pharmaceutical, Biotech Equipment, and Biotech Research which declined 67 percent, 47 percent and 9 percent, respectively. Funding for all Medical Device subsegments increased on a year-over-year basis, with Medical/Health Products seeing the largest increase of 199 percent to $156 million, while Medical Diagnostics and Medical Therapeutics increased 15 percent and 2 percent, respectively.

Investments by Region

The top five metropolitan regions receiving the most Life Sciences venture capital funding during the second quarter of 2014 were San Francisco Bay Area, Boston, San Diego Metro, New York Metro and Great Lakes. San Francisco Bay Area companies received $866 million going into 54 deals. Boston Metro received the second highest total at $540 million in Q2. San Diego Metro, NY Metro, and Great Lakes captured $167 million, $125 million, and $123 million, respectively.

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