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Hot Investor Mandate 1: China-Based Family Office Seeks Global Investment and In-Licensing Opportunities with Focus in USA & UK

26 Apr

A venture capital fund/family office based in Hangzhou, China currently manages two venture funds in addition to a number of private capital accounts through which investments are made – these two funds focus on life sciences. The firm primarily makes equity investments in early-stage rounds ranging from $1 million initially; for later-stage to pre-IPO companies, the firm looks to make initial equity investments ranging from $3-5 million. The firm looks for companies located around the globe, with a preference in the US and Europe (UK). Currently, the firm is also actively seeking in-licensing opportunities in biotech innovations that has a China angle. The firm is actively looking for investment opportunities.

The firm is a flexible and opportunistic investor and will consider therapeutics, medical devices, and diagnostics. The firm is open to all kinds of sectors and indications. For therapeutics, the firm has specific focuses on novel candidates for disease, PD1-base approaches, gene therapy, oncology, cardiovascular diseases, and small molecules. For medical devices, the firm is open to novel medical devices of all FDA regulatory pathways, including 510k and PMA. The firm is also interested in diagnostics although this area is less of a focus. In terms of therapeutics, the firm will look at products of pre-clinical stage and later stages from phase II to phase III. Regarding medical devices, the firm will invest at any stage of development.

The firm is looking for private companies only. The firm typically has no specific requirements for the management team, but this depends on how much the firm invests. The firm looks to take a board seat following the investment and is comfortable acting as both a lead or co-investor.

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: Japanese Pharma Launches New Global Initiative to Invest in Early-Stage Companies

26 Apr

A wholly-owned subsidiary of a global pharmaceutical company with headquarters in Japan is focused on developing innovative products in CNS, dermatology, and pain management. In particular, the pharma has established a strong global presence in transdermal patch products, and has several established products on the market.

The pharmaceutical company is seeking novel products for potential in-licensing and partnering opportunities to strengthen their current pipeline. In addition, the company is unveiling a new initiative through which the company will provide investment to early-stage technologies for which the company could help leverage clinical development. The size of investment will largely depend on the company’s stage of development, but the company is open to invest in seed to mid-stage companies. The company is seeking global opportunities.

With the new early-stage investment initiative, the company is interested in investing and partnering beyond the current focus areas: pain, CNS, and dermatology. Because of the company’s deep expertise in transdermal technology, the company can add significant values to companies with NCEs which can be delivered by patches. The company is also interested in reformulation and repositioning opportunities. The company will consider technologies as early as in development/pre-clinical.

The company has no specific management team requirements. The company has a development and regulatory team that can help companies with advancing towards FDA approval as well as Asian market entry, particularly Japan. Because the company has many resources and support to offer to early-stage companies, experienced management team and successful track record would be a plus, but not a requirement.

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: Korean Pharmaceutical Company Seeks In-Licensing Opportunities at All Stages, with Strong Interest in NCEs and First-In-Class Drugs

26 Apr

A large pharmaceutical company headquartered in Seoul, South Korea specializes in developing, manufacturing, and supplying pharmaceutical products that contribute to the health and happiness of humankind, including resistant bacteria, malignant tumors, Alzheimer’s disease, obesity, and aging. The company’s strengths lie in the development of raw vitamins, probiotics, and antimicrobials, as well as strong market share in clinics and hospitals, and robust experience in marketing, promotion, distribution, and R&D.

The company works with global pharmaceutical companies to manufacture original prescription drugs and utilizes is internal synthesis capacity to manufacture a wide variety of generic prescription drugs. The company is currently expanding into functional health food, medical device, cosmetic, and beverage industries and evolving into a total healthcare company of global proportions. The company is actively seeking early to late-stage drugs globally for in-licensing, co-development, or acquisition.

The company is seeking early to late-stage therapeutic drugs with strong interests in these following indications: oncology, CNS, gastrointestinal (GI), autoimmune, endocrine and metabolic diseases. The company is most interested in NCEs and first/best-in-class MOA.

The company seeks to partner with teams with strong scientific expertise who are working on novel technologies, and is flexible in terms of distribution rights.

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Hot Investor Mandate 4: Venture Arm of Global Medical Device Company Looking to Invest In or Partner with Early-Stage Companies Developing Platforms for Regenerative Medicine

26 Apr

A venture arm of a global medical device company that has worked with researchers and physicians for more than 50 years to develop more effective therapeutic tools, is focused on developing research and clinical tools to advance regenerative medicine therapies from the lab to the patient. The firm is focused on early-stage technologies and is flexible in terms of deal structures and partnerships with startup companies, including seed stage equity investments, strategic partnerships, and joint ventures/collaborations. The firm looks to be a dedicated partner working closely with startups to advance technologies and build companies. The firm has a global presence and is open to early-stage companies from around the world.

The firm’s core focus is on tools and bioprocessing platforms for regenerative medicine including, but not limited to, cell and gene therapies. Interests also include therapies that rely on immature or insufficient manufacturing tools and processes. Some examples of the firm’s products include a platelet lysate culture media to expand cell lines, automated fill/finish and thawing devices, a cryogenic vial to protect samples throughout lab processes, a blood filtration system for autologous cell therapy preparation and more.

The firm has no strict requirements for companies or management teams.

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Hot Investor Mandate 1: Subsidiary of Large USA and China-Based Biotech Seeks Investment and In-Licensing Opportunities in Cell & Gene Therapies, Invests Up to $10M

19 Apr

An emerging company with China headquarters is focusing on the development of the best-in-class immunotherapy technology for cancer cure. Teamed up with outstanding immunologists and molecular biologists, the firm has generated a strong pipeline of Chimeric Antigen Receptor (CAR) product candidates to treat a wide variety of liquid and solid tumors. The firm is a subsidiary company of another established public biotech company with offices in USA and China. The firm is actively seeking investment, partnering and licensing opportunities to expand the pipeline of therapeutics and offerings. Typical allocations are $1-10 M.

The firm’s sectors of focus are cell and gene therapies, cell engineering, processing and manufacturing technologies and tools.

The firm may seek a board seat depending upon size of investment. They are open to working with all stages of management teams. The firm can either lead or co-invest.

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Hot Investor Mandate 2: VC Arm of Japanese Pharma Invests in Early-Stage Therapeutics and Platform Technologies in a Wide Range of Indications, Including CNS

19 Apr

A corporate venture subsidiary of a Japan 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 companies developing Therapeutics and Platform Technologies. The firm is looking for companies in this sector working with small molecules, vaccines and biotherapeutics. Indications of interest include nephrology, cardiovascular, immunology, metabolic disease the firm is especially interested in companies working with therapies for CNS disorders such as ALS, inflammation, fibrosis, NASH and orphan indications. Ideal companies will have assets in preclinical stages of development.

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.

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Hot Investor Mandate 3: Corporate Venture Arm of Leading Netherlands’ Telecom Service Provider Looking for Data and Software-Based Healthcare Technologies

19 Apr

Established in 2015, a corporate venture capital investment arm of a leading telecom and ICT service provider has interests in a variety of sectors in relation to their corporate activities, one of them being Digital Health. The firm manages a €70M revolving venture fund via which the firm invests in fast growing technology companies (Series A-C). In addition, the firm selectively invest in venture capital investment funds that complement the firm’ direct investment strategy and provide broader access to new technology companies and partnership opportunities. In January 2018, the firm for example initiated an early stage (seed) investment fund with multiple Dutch investors.

The firm aims to create value-creating partnerships with innovative technology companies providing access to capital, industry expertise, professional network and customer channels. The firm mainly focuses on opportunities based in Europe but is also interested to get in touch with companies which are located in USA and Canada, as long as they have an interest in expanding their commercial activities to the Netherlands. The firm’s initial ticket size typically ranges from €0.5M to €3M for minority stakes, building long-term partnerships, ultimately aiming for external exits, not acquisitions. The firm is open to both leading and co-investing, depending on the proposition. While the firm does not aim for a specific number of investments, the firm has made 6 investments per year since establishment.

The firm is highly interested in B2B/B2C software-based technology companies. The firm will only consider medical or diagnostic hardware companies that have a strong data or software component. The firm is especially interested in technologies that enable easier and smarter health management for patients and or medical professionals (i.e. self-monitoring devices for chronic disease management with real-time data accessibility, preventative healthcare, etc.). The firm is also interested in propositions that focus on (cyber) security solutions and or propositions that create efficiencies/cost-reductions within health organizations.

The firm seeks technologies that have a strategic fit or enough potential for a future collaboration with the firm’s health business, that fall under the firm’s sectors of interest. The firm prefers to work with management teams with a proven track record and wants to see market traction/validation, with at least €0.5M in annual revenues.

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