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Promoting growth

Long-term partner for start-ups

We have already accompanied over 100 start-up projects. We usually acquire a minority share in the resulting companies.

We continue to support our portfolio companies on their growth trajectory and manage our shares as profitably as possible until exit – or, in the case of floatation or takeovers by listed companies, beyond.

We distribute most of our revenues from the sale of equity and shares to the LifeScience Foundation, which in turn makes them available to its endowing institutes as research grants

Current shareholdings

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AI-powered precision diagnostics for pathology

Peptide active ingredients for the treatment of highly metastatic carcinomas

Therapeutics against various autoimmune disorders

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Identification of gene sequences and prediction of protein structure and function

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Design, research and development of non-coding RNA-based therapeutics for cardiovascular diseases

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Digital health startup developing and operating a dynamic consent platform to connect data and material donors with researchers and clinicians

Decision support platform that helps dentists detect pathologies and restorations on dental x-ray images

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Discovery and development of new chemical entities for treatment of acute and chronic liver diseases

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Novel cell screening technologies for drug development

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Qualitative and quantitative measurement of the biological decomposition of toxic waste (contaminated soil)

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Novel optoacoustic imaging technology

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Development of personalized T cell immunotherapies with a focus on haematological malignancies
Acquisition of Trianta in January 2014

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Medtherm GmbH

Advisory service for the application of hyperthermia therapy

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Development of small molecules using an innovative endogenous protective mechanism. Primary focus is the development of a first-in-class oral drug for…

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Photoionization mass spectrometry for the direct analysis of complex organic gasses and solids

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Diagnosing cortical bone health with ultrasound

Development of ATMPs based on recombinase driven error-free genome editing for eradication of life-threatening virus infection

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Development of novel therapies to treat highly resistant bacterial infections

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Development of T cell receptors (TCRs) for T cell therapy of cancer 

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Development of cancer therapies based on tubulysins

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Development of pharmaceutical therapies for the treatment of airways-related diseases
Acquisition of Activaero in March 2014

Former Holdings

    • WBC Drug Delivery Technologies

    • Activaero GmbH

    • Bioregeneration GmbH

    • BITZ GmbH

    • Clueda AG

    • eADMET GmbH

    • Encepharm GmbH

    • Genomatix GmbH

    • Inamed GmbH

    • NanoRepro GmbH

    • SurgVision B.V.

    • Trianta Immunotherapies GmbH

    • TRION Pharma GmbH

    • Vakzine Projekt Management GmbH

    • Zellkraftwerk GmbH

    • WBC Drug Delivery Technologies