Hot Investor Mandate 1: Newly Founded Family Office Actively Seeking Early-Stage Life Science Investments, from Pre-Clinical Stage Assets to Medical Devices

15 Mar

A newly formed Delaware family office investment vehicle representing East Coast-based family interests is looking to invest in ground-breaking life science and medical device technologies. While the firm is very flexible in terms of investment size, they are generally looking to invest a minimum of $0.5 million per round. The firm is open to Investing in companies located throughout North America and Europe.

The firm is looking for breakthrough technologies with a strong social ethos in the Therapeutics, Medical Device and Diagnostics Sectors that address underserved medical needs, or provide innovative and disruptive approaches to common medical procedures and treatments. The firm invests on an opportunistic basis and are especially interested in areas of intersecting technologies, such as nucleic acid-based drugs and delivery, regenerative medicine and cell- based therapeutics.

The firm is less interested in small molecules and generally will not consider biosimilars or other technologies for which there is already multiple therapeutic options. The firm is looking for niche disease areas where disruptive therapeutics have the potential to be truly disease- modifying, not just provide symptomatic relief or palliative care. The firm typically is interested in preclinical stage assets that have well-developed animal model dossiers to Phase II or early Phase III stage assets. The firm’s investment mandate particularly focuses on “smart” clinical trial formats such as adaptive trials and Master Protocol trials for capital efficiency.

For devices, the firm is looking for devices that address and perhaps substitute for a pharmacologic in a given therapeutic market, such as deep brain stimulation technologies and orthopedics. The firm is generally not interested in cardiovascular disease or diabetes.

The firm is currently reviewing co-investment opportunities in private companies and on an opportunistic basis, considering investment in micro-and small-cap public companies as a direct investor.

If you are interested in more information about this investor and other investors tracked by LSN, please email mandates@lifesciencenation.com.

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