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RESI on MaRS Panel Announcement: Diagnostics Investors

29 Mar

By Claire Jeong, Research Analyst, LSN


The field of diagnostics can be a difficult space to navigate due to challenges in the regulatory and reimbursement processes that hinder successful commercialization. However, the implications of diagnostic technologies can be enormous; from precision genomics that enable optimum health management and personalized care to novel biomarkers that can successfully detect high mortality diseases in its earliest stages, diagnostics companies are developing some of the most highly disruptive technologies in the industry.

In this session, we invite 5 investors with strong expertise in this diverse space to speak about their unique approaches in working with early-stage companies. Investors will discuss the types of investment opportunities they seek and share valuable insights on building long lasting relationships, differentiating your technology from similar competitors, and more. We hope you will be able to join us for the RESI Toronto Conference in the MaRS Innovation Center on April 10th to meet these awesome panelists!

Moderated by Drew Taylor, Lead Medical Researcher, Epic Capital Management, the panel participants are:

  • Yiu-Lian Fong, Innovation Lead for Diagnostics, Johnson & Johnson (Medical Devices)
  • Kelly Holman, Co-Founder & Managing Director, Genesys Capital
  • Yvan Côté, General Manager of Dynacare Next & Orchid PRO-DNA, Dynacare
  • Amine Benmoussa, Principal (Healthcare), BDC Healthcare Fund


RESI San Diego Panel Announcement – Diagnostic Investors

4 May

By Michael Quigley, VP of Market Research, LSN


Fundraising for diagnostics companies, like most early stage healthcare technologies, is no easy task. A relative lack of a thriving M&A/IPO exit environment compared to other life science sectors along with high profile flops in the space has made some investors wary. However there exists a significant need for advancement in the field of diagnostics. From pharma companies wanting novel biomarkers to more accurately stratify patients for clinical trials, to the rise of personalized therapies via genomic testing, there’s a growing need for more accurate diagnostics and in many disease areas they do not currently exist.

In addition, many traditionally software or technology focused VCs and major strategics are looking to utilize their expertise to advance bioinformatic breakthroughs. While some these “new” healthcare investors have learned the hard way the difference between healthcare and consumer tech, as they continue to learn they will likely represent an increase of value added capital to the space.

In this session, we will hear from 5 Investors including VCs, large corporations and angels with experience and intent to invest in early stage diagnostics companies. The speakers will cover the types of investments they are looking to make and share insights they have learned working within the space. For any entrepreneur looking to raise capital for a diagnostic technology this is a must attend panel. Look below to see the speakers for yourself. We hope to see you in San Diego.

RESI San Diego Agenda Announcement

20 Apr

By Michael Quigley, VP of Market Research, LSN


For its first trip to San Diego, the Redefining Early Stage Investments (RESI) conference team will be bringing with it a content rich agenda. RESI’s Biotech and Medtech tracks will feature over 75 investor speakers across 16 panels devoted to specific investor types, technology sectors, or new issues in fundraising. Representatives from family offices, big pharma, VC, angels and more will share with the audience the types of opportunities they are currently looking for as well as what it is like to be on the other side of the negotiating table.

RESI’s Early Stage Workshops track features 4 entrepreneur education workshops, including a new session on 505(b)(2) Strategy led by Ken Phelps, CEO of Camargo.

With our Asia-North America Track, one of our newer and most popular additions, attendees will get the chance to hear directly from investors and strategic partners from across the Pacific looking for North American innovation. These panels will be a must-see for any fundraising entrepreneur in the sector.

We are very excited to bring this diverse pool of investors and speakers to San Diego to share their expertise and experience with the hundreds of fundraising scientist-entrepreneurs who attend RESI. While many of our speaking spots are already allocated, if you or someone you know would want to participate please don’t hesitate to reach out.

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