20:45 , May 24, 2019 |  BioCentury  |  Finance

Europe: Some spots hotter than others

Led by the U.K., various regions in Europe are raising their profile as hotspots of innovation. But as other areas lose ground, local VCs are raising fresh capital and building the infrastructure needed to boost...
19:34 , May 17, 2018 |  BC Innovations  |  Finance

Europe’s piece of the pie

With China’s rising infrastructure for life science innovation and the unabated growth of U.S. science, Europe has two cards to play that can help it compete globally: expertise in key core technologies and its centralized...
23:51 , Oct 19, 2017 |  BC Innovations  |  Finance

Broad umbrella

In its $50 million tie-up with the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard , Deerfield Management is looking to forge a new mold of partnership with an academic organization that allows it to efficiently survey...
20:15 , May 25, 2017 |  BC Innovations  |  Finance

Europe’s translational springtime

European science is showing early signs of translational growth, with VCs increasingly shifting their focus to preclinical assets. But investors are concerned the region still doesn’t have the supply of management talent or funding it...
00:38 , Apr 28, 2017 |  BC Innovations  |  Finance

Hatching VC incubators

While more VCs have created venture incubators to nurture early concepts into full-fledged start-ups, they are aligned more on the need to incubate than on how best to do it. Indeed, a collection of VCs...
07:00 , May 19, 2016 |  BC Innovations  |  Finance

Found in translation

Mark Zipkin, Staff Writer  With almost $1 billion in new venture funds in the last year and a half aimed at academic research, Europe is showing signs of a dedicated effort among investors and universities...
08:00 , Jan 21, 2016 |  BC Innovations  |  Finance

Italy's velocity factor

After five years of building a portfolio of research programs, Italian tech transfer company TTFactor s.r.l. can now turn to a homegrown supply of seed funding following the launch of BiovelocITA, the country's first biotech...
08:00 , Nov 23, 2015 |  BioCentury  |  Finance

Turbo-charging Italian biotech

Sofinnova Partners is teaming up again with management from its most successful Italian exit to run BiovelocITA, a biotech accelerator in Italy that aims to generate a pipeline of investment opportunities. The French VC and...
02:33 , Nov 17, 2015 |  BC Extra  |  Financial News

Sofinnova Partners launches Italian accelerator

Sofinnova Partners launched BiovelocITA (Milan, Italy) and, along with undisclosed investors, seeded the biotech accelerator with EUR 6 million ($6.4 million). BiovelocITA is tasked with taking research projects to proof-of-concept and then forming companies around...