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Medical Devices Get Most Funding in Slow Stretch for VC: Mid-Year Results from Healthcare Corporate Finance News
Date:7/14/2008

for accessing capital."

"Investment in certain sectors of the health care market is being driven by the need for new technology that addresses the limitations of currently available treatment," commented Stephen M. Monroe, Managing Editor. "Companies with commercial-stage products and growth prospects are among the most desirable investment opportunities for venture capitalists."

The most active venture capital firms in the health care sectors during the first half of 2008 are listed below, with figures for both the quarter and the six months ended June 30. Number of investments refers to the number of times the firm contributed to a financing announced during the given period.

Most Active Health Care Venture Capital Firms The Second Quarter,

Ended June 30, 2008

  Number of Investments   The Six Months Ended June 30, 2008

  Number of Investments Domain Associates   5   Domain Associates   11 PTV Sciences   5   Versant Ventures   10 Pequot funds   4   Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers   8 Versant Ventures   4   Polaris Venture Partners   6 Atlas Venture   3   PTV Sciences   6 HBM funds   3   Delphi Ventures   5 NLV Partners   3   Flagship Ventures   5 Psilos Group   3   Forbion Capital Partners   5 Three Arch Partners   3   MPM Capital   5     Sofinnova funds   5     SV Life Sciences   5     Three Arch Partners   5 Healthcare Corporate Finance News (www.hcfnews.com) reports weekly on financial events in the fast-paced venture capital, private and public equity, and merger and acquisition markets for health care companies, and provides subscribers with access to a searchable online database of heal
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