Archive | June, 2018

Hot Investor Mandate 1: Japanese Pharmaceutical Seeks to Partner with Global Innovations in Therapeutics, Devices, Digital Health with Focus in Orthopedics, Respiratory, Cardivascular Diseases

21 Jun

A pharmaceutical company headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, focuses on two main sectors: pharmaceutical and medical device for home healthcare. The company is seeking innovative medical technologies to strengthen its pipeline while expanding into new areas. The company is looking for in-licensing and collaborative R&D opportunities in the US, Canada, EU, and Israel.

The company has existing businesses in respiratory diseases, cardiovascular diseases, and orthopedics. The firm is seeking innovative, home-care, therapeutic medical devices in the disease sectors described above. The company is also interested in home patient monitoring products. In addition, the company is looking for innovations in the following areas: neurological disorders such as stroke, depression, Parkinson’s disease, etc.; cancer; wound care; and rehabilitation, which all must be used at home care. The company is most interested in PMA and de novo therapeutic devices in the home-care settings. The company prefers assets with initial patient data. Furthermore, the company is seeking opportunities in digital medicine business (but not for consumer products) in disease areas described above.

Within pharmaceuticals, the company had previously focused on late clinical stage assets in orthopedics, respiratory diseases, and cardiovascular diseases, but has expanded interests to consider early-stage opportunities. The company is most interested in small molecule and peptide drugs.

The company is looking for assets that are a compliment to its portfolio. The company prefers to own rights in the Japan market, while its partners can keep US or EU rights. The company’s regulatory team, clinical team and support system can assist its partners with product registration and distribution in Japan.

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

Hot Investor Mandate 2: Subsidiary of Large Pharmaceutical Looking for Innovative Therapeutic Companies Developing Treatments for Rare Blood Diseases

21 Jun

A fully owned subsidiary of a large pharmaceutical that focuses on treating rare blood diseases. The company partners with and invests in early stage companies in the blood disease field using a variety of structures. The company is open to partnering with companies worldwide.

The company is focused solely on rare blood diseases, including hemophilia, sickle cell disease, cold agglutinin disease, and beta thalassemia; the firm will consider assets in any rare blood disease, but does not consider blood cancers or blood-born pathogens. The company will consider assets from the very early idea stage through to commercial products. In addition to any therapeutic drugs that treat blood diseases, the company is also interested in other modalities such as medical devices, wearables and digital technologies that help treat or manage blood diseases.

The company is open to working with companies and researchers from a very early stage; for companies that do not yet have a complete management team, the company may take an active role in building a team or guiding development.

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

Hot Investor Mandate 3: Venture Capital Firm with Strong Connections to China Seeks to Invest in Global, Early-Stage Biotech Companies with Opportunistic Outlook

21 Jun

A venture capital firm founded in 2014 has an office in the West Coast with its parent company based in Hangzhou, China. The firm currently has invested in over 39 companies across a wide variety of sectors including biotech, IoT, AI, etc. The firm’s strong connection with Chinese partners enables the firm to support companies with market entry in China. The firm is currently allocating out of its first fund of $20M and prefers to participate in seed/pre-series A financing rounds with check sizes of no larger than $500K.

The firm is currently raising a second fund with a target size of $50M, through which the firm hopes to invest more capital in later rounds (i.e. Series A to B) and provide follow on investments to portfolio companies. Through the second fund, the firm is also seeking to expand their interests in diagnostics, digital health, and novel therapeutics. Early in 2018, the firm has launched an accelerator program to support the growth of early-stage companies in the sectors mentioned above and provide these companies with valuable resources. The firm seeks investment opportunities globally.

The firm is opportunistic and will seek companies in all parts of the life sciences space: therapeutics, medical devices, diagnostics, healthcare IT, etc. The firm has not invested in therapeutic products so far but is actively seeking new opportunities in the biopharma space, focusing on pre-clinical to phase I assets. The firm focuses on early-stage deals and will consider pre-FDA device products. The firm is open to companies developing products in all indications.

The firm seeks to work with privately owned companies with experienced management teams with a track record of success. The firm likes to see companies with intentions of entering the China market as the firm has a network of resources to support this, but this is not a requirement. The firm generally acts as the co-investor in financing rounds.

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

RESI Healthtech Week Announces the First Coast Innovation Challenge on September 5th, And the RESI Global Innovation Challenge on September 6th

21 Jun

By Samuel Rubin, Business Development Manager, LSN

For the first time this fall, Life Science Nation (LSN) will have two days of competition as part of the RESI Healthtech Week (September 5-7, 2018). Day 1 will feature the First Coast Innovation Challenge, where the top 10 ranked companies of the First Coast tech hubs will present their technology as a 10-minute pitch to a panel of early-stage investors. Day 2 features the traditional RESI Innovation Challenge, where the top 30 companies who apply are chosen to showcase a poster on the RESI Global Partnering Conference Exhibit Hall.

LSN is proud to now include presentation opportunities for top technologies from the First Coast that have recently moved out of the lab and are ready to target grant, angel, and seed funding. The First Coast Innovation Challenge on Day 1 complements the RESI Global Innovation Challenge on Day 2, offering greater investor exposure to companies from the earliest stage to more established startups that are looking globally and seeking funding from institutional investors.

Applying for the Innovation Challenge at RESI Healthtech Week Will Boost Your Exposure with Investors

Those selected to be Innovation Challenge finalists will have the potential to dramatically increase the number of meaningful investor relationships they build. The objective of most early-stage companies and tech hubs attending RESI Healthtech Week is to have one-on-one meetings with investors who are a fit for them. The Innovation Challenge expands on the RESI Partnering Forum, providing an avenue to directly showcase to the whole investor audience, in addition to booking formal one-on-one meeting opportunities. Investors attending RESI Healthtech Week know that Innovation Challenge finalists are selected based on credentials for success and will be inclined to engage with these companies.

First Coast Innovation Challenge VS RESI Global Innovation Challenge

All registered attendees who qualify for Day 1 – First Coast Innovation Challenge are also eligible to apply for Day 2 – RESI Global Innovation Challenge. You must be a Qualifying First Coast Day 1 registrant to apply for the First Coast Innovation Challenge.

Qualifying Day 1 First Coast Innovation Challenge participants are the constituents of northeast corridor incubators, accelerators, tech transfer offices, university translation initiatives, hospitals, and research labs. Day 2 is open to all global attendees – scientist-entrepreneurs, fundraising CEOs, and the First Coast.

Selected finalists on Day 1 will pitch to global investors, while the selected Day 2 finalists will showcase their poster in the exhibit hall and will be eligible for the prizes awarded to the top Day 2 participants.

Innovation Challenge Application Open Now!

The online application for the Innovation Challenge officially opens today! We welcome applications both for Day 1 – First Coast Innovation Challenge, and Day 2 – RESI Global Innovation Challenge. The application deadline is Friday July 27, 2018 for both competitions.

If you are accepted as a finalist, we will notify you by Thursday August 9th, and you will have until Thursday August 16th to confirm your participation and register for RESI Healthtech Week.

The LSN Review Team and the 300+ investors attending RESI Healthtech Week look forward to learning more about your unique technologies!

 

 

Hot Investor Mandate 4: Corporate Venture Arm of Global Pharma Seeks Therapeutics Companies with Focus on Pre-IND Assets in All Indications

21 Jun

A financially driven corporate life science venture fund of a global pharmaceutical company, invests with the purpose of fostering innovation, driving significant patient benefit, and generating superior returns by creating and investing in innovative life science companies at various stages of their development, independent from the corporate’s strategy. The firm has offices in USA and Europe, and focuses its investment activities in these countries. The firm typically makes equity investments in early venture rounds, investing up to $25 million over multiple financing rounds with 6-8 investments in any given year.

The firm invests in therapeutics with a focus on pre-IND assets and Series A investment rounds. The firm is interested in all classes and indications of innovative therapeutics with paradigm shifting potential.

The firm invests exclusively in privately held companies and aims to be a lead or co-lead with a director position.

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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