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Midwest Health Care Startups Raise $491 Million in First Half of 2012
Date:7/31/2012

CLEVELAND, July 31, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Midwest health care startups reported $491 million in total investments across 92 companies in the first half of 2012, according to the BioEnterprise Midwest Health Care Venture Investment Report.  The totals are the highest recorded for the region among the last five years both in dollars of financing and number of companies receiving investment, though still below the 2007 records.

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"It's been a great year to date for Midwest health care start-ups," said Baiju R. Shah, President & CEO of BioEnterprise. "The regional company pipeline continues to advance, requiring larger financing rounds and attracting broader investor interest."

Ohio led the way in total financings with companies attracting $106 million, followed closely by Minnesota whose companies attracted $86 million during the period.  Among regions, Minneapolis, Chicago, and Cleveland were the leading areas for health venture investment in the Midwest.

By sector, the equity funding was as follows:

  • Biopharmaceutical companies: $246 million
  • Medical device companies: $142 million
  • Health care software and service companies: $103 million
  • The Midwest Health Care Venture Investment Report includes all reported numbers and regionally collected data. For complete state and region results across the Midwest see the attached table.

    To view additional data about Midwest health care business activity visit http://www.bioenterprise.com/Reports/.

    Table: Midwest Health Care Venture Investment (By State)StateFirst Half 2012First Half 2011First Half 2010First Half 2009First Half 2008$ Millions# of Cos.$ Millions# of Cos.$ Millions# of Cos.$ Millions# of Co
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