Volume 91 Issue 4 | p. 17 | Concentrates
Issue Date: January 28, 2013

Scottish Fund Targets Life Sciences

Department: Business
Keywords: Scotland, venture capital, healthcare, investment

Rock Spring Ventures, a Scottish venture capital firm, has commitments for more than half of an $80 million investment fund intended to support young life sciences firms in the U.K. Rock Spring says the sector is “under-ventured.” It is particularly interested in investing in start-ups, including university spin-offs, that are developing treatments for major diseases or advancing health care delivery. The fund’s contributors include the Universities of Aberdeen, Edinburgh, and Glasgow.

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