Nanotechnology Now

Our NanoNews Digest Sponsors

Heifer International

Wikipedia Affiliate Button

Home > Press > Targeted Delivery Investment at $4.1 Billion and Accelerating: Investment has recovered rapidly from the recession, but venture capital is a shrinking part of the total, says Lux Research.

Abstract:
Targeted delivery investments exceeded $724 million last year. This represents a 37% increase over 2009, and brings the investment market back up to the level prior to the 2008-2009 economic downturn. After peaking at $744 million in 2007, total annual transactions plunged to $424 million the following year. But funding has since seen a speedy recovery, with annual investments totaling $529 million in 2009 before reaching its current level. Although investment has renewed with a total of $4.1 billion invested in targeted delivery since 2000, the investors have changed, according to a new report from Lux Research.

Targeted Delivery Investment at $4.1 Billion and Accelerating: Investment has recovered rapidly from the recession, but venture capital is a shrinking part of the total, says Lux Research.

Boston, MA | Posted on September 28th, 2011

"As funding has recovered, venture capitalists have contributed a smaller percentage of total investment." said Chananit Sintuu, a Lux Research Analyst and the lead author of the report. "Their share of total investment peaked at 51% in 2005, but has been in decline since, dropping to just 22% in 2010 - illustrating the importance of corporate partnerships in targeted delivery."

Other key conclusions from Lux Research's analysis include:

Venture capitalists (VCs) are not only investing less, they're investing later. Of the 13 venture investment deals in 2010, none were A/seed rounds. Four B rounds and seven C rounds went to companies like Amplyx ($1.5 million in Series B financing), and polymer nanoparticle company Cerulean Pharma ($24 million in Series C financing).
Healthcare and medicine dominate, but don't monopolize, new investment. Targeted delivery technologies aimed at healthcare and medicine applications drew a total of $3.55 billion in investment since 2004, and 259 out of 287 funding transactions. Comparatively little has been invested for uses personal care, consumer packaged goods, agriculture, and industrial application. But investors should not ignore opportunities in these markets: Consumer and packaged goods, in particular, are on track to expand use of novel delivery systems.
Device delivery technologies pose lower risk, and attract the most investment. Device delivery technologies attracted nearly $2 billion in funding from 2000 to 2010 - a marked contrast to advanced materials or biological/chemical-based targeting technologies, which drew only $465 million in investment. This balance is unlikely to change as device delivery platforms offer investors a comparatively predictable path to market.

The report, titled "Homing In on Targeted Delivery Investment Opportunities," is part of the Lux Research Targeted Delivery Intelligence service. Through analysis of 390 individual transactions dating back to 1994 and spanning 86 different targeted delivery companies, the report identifies investment trends and opportunities in five targeted delivery technology platforms: device delivery, advanced materials, bio/chemical targeting, encapsulation, and processing.

####

About Lux Research
Lux Research provides strategic advice and on-going intelligence for emerging technologies. Leaders in business, finance and government rely on us to help them make informed strategic decisions. Through our unique research approach focused on primary research and our extensive global network, we deliver insight, connections and competitive advantage to our clients.

For more information, please click here

Contacts:
Lux Research, Inc.
Carole Jacques, 617-502-5314

Copyright © Business Wire

If you have a comment, please Contact us.

Issuers of news releases, not 7th Wave, Inc. or Nanotechnology Now, are solely responsible for the accuracy of the content.

Bookmark:
Delicious Digg Newsvine Google Yahoo Reddit Magnoliacom Furl Facebook

Related News Press

News and information

Sandia use confined nanoparticles to improve hydrogen storage materials performance: Big changes from a small package for hydrogen storage February 25th, 2017

New nano approach could cut dose of leading HIV treatment in half February 24th, 2017

Atom-scale oxidation mechanism of nanoparticles helps develop anti-corrosion materials February 24th, 2017

Atomic force imaging used to study nematodes: KFU bionanotechnology lab (head - Dr. Rawil Fakhrullin) has obtained 3-D images of nematodes' cuticles February 23rd, 2017

VC/Funding/Angel financing/Loans/Leases/Crowdfunding

Harris & Harris Group Announces the Filing of Preliminary Proxy Materials Detailing Its Proposed Conversion From a BDC to a Registered Closed-End Fund January 24th, 2017

Harris & Harris Group Issues Reminder for Shareholder Update Call on January 10, 2017 January 10th, 2017

Harris & Harris Group Announces a Proposed Strategic Restructuring December 20th, 2016

Harris & Harris Group Issues Letter to Shareholders and Information for Shareholder Call on Tuesday, November 15, 2016 November 14th, 2016

Nanomedicine

New nano approach could cut dose of leading HIV treatment in half February 24th, 2017

Atomic force imaging used to study nematodes: KFU bionanotechnology lab (head - Dr. Rawil Fakhrullin) has obtained 3-D images of nematodes' cuticles February 23rd, 2017

Nominations Invited for $250,000 Kabiller Prize in Nanoscience: Major international prize recognizes a visionary nanotechnology researcher February 20th, 2017

Good vibrations help reveal molecular details: Rice University scientists combine disciplines to pinpoint small structures in unlabeled molecules February 15th, 2017

Announcements

Sandia use confined nanoparticles to improve hydrogen storage materials performance: Big changes from a small package for hydrogen storage February 25th, 2017

New nano approach could cut dose of leading HIV treatment in half February 24th, 2017

Atom-scale oxidation mechanism of nanoparticles helps develop anti-corrosion materials February 24th, 2017

Atomic force imaging used to study nematodes: KFU bionanotechnology lab (head - Dr. Rawil Fakhrullin) has obtained 3-D images of nematodes' cuticles February 23rd, 2017

Interviews/Book Reviews/Essays/Reports/Podcasts/Journals/White papers

Sandia use confined nanoparticles to improve hydrogen storage materials performance: Big changes from a small package for hydrogen storage February 25th, 2017

New nano approach could cut dose of leading HIV treatment in half February 24th, 2017

Atom-scale oxidation mechanism of nanoparticles helps develop anti-corrosion materials February 24th, 2017

Molecular phenomenon discovered by advanced NMR facility: Cutting edge technology has shown a molecule self-assembling into different forms when passing between solution state to solid state, and back again - a curious phenomenon in science - says research by the University of Wa February 22nd, 2017

NanoNews-Digest
The latest news from around the world, FREE



  Premium Products
NanoNews-Custom
Only the news you want to read!
 Learn More
NanoTech-Transfer
University Technology Transfer & Patents
 Learn More
NanoStrategies
Full-service, expert consulting
 Learn More











ASP
Nanotechnology Now Featured Books




NNN

The Hunger Project