Hot Investor Mandate: CVC Arm of Japanese Pharmaceutical Seeks Novel Therapeutics and Diagnostics Across Neuroscience, Immunology, Inflammation, Rare Disease & Platform Technoogies

4 Oct

A corporate venture subsidiary of a Japanese pharmaceutical is looking to provide equity capital to seed and venture stage companies in the life science space, and invests across North America & Europe. The firm is looking to provide companies with $5 million over the lifetime of the investment and plans on making 2-3 investments over the next year.

The firm is currently looking for novel therapeutics, platform technologies, diagnostics, and vaccines. The firm is interested in novel drugs in broad disease areas including neuroscience (particularly neurodegeneration), immunology, inflammation, and rare disease, as well as diagnostics for neurodegenerative disorders. Current platform technology areas of interest include regenerative medicine, synthetic biology, microbiome, gene therapy, and nucleic acid medicine.

The firm strongly prefers that the company has a strong management team with experience in the industry. The firm historically has only invested as a co-investor although they are capable and looking to take a lead position if the correct opportunity arises. The firm is looking to allocate to companies that will eventually be able to partner long term with its parent company.

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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