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Medical Alley Association serves the individuals and organizations that comprise Minnesota's health industry by influencing policy, fostering connections and providing critical intelligence to improve the quality of health around the world.

Medical Alley Association serves the individuals and organizations that comprise Minnesota's health industry by influencing policy, fostering connections and providing critical intelligence to improve the quality of health around the world.

Minnesota Life Science Investment Activity: 2014 Annual Report

Key Findings

  • 2014 MN LS Investment Surpasses Previous High Reaching $430.4M

  • MN LS Investment Continues to Rise
    • 2013: $348.7M - up $96.8M from 2012
    • 2014: $430.4M - up $81.8M from 2013

  • Medical Devices at a 6 Year High for Investment ($322M)

  • Health IT Continues Trend of Increasing Companies and Dollars Going into Sector

  • Pharmaceuticals/Biotech See a Spike in Investment Dollars and Number of Companies Securing Funds in 2014

 

Life Science Investments

2014 Exceeds 5 Year Investing High

  • 2014: LS Investments Reach Record High Point of $430.4 M, going to 86 companies

  • 2014 Continues Trend of Rising Investment
    • 2014 up 23% over 2013
    • 2014 up 71% over 2012

  • Major Raises include:
    • HealthSense ($12M)
    • Holaira ($42M)
    • Inspire Medical Systems ($40M)
    • Leafline Labs ($12.4M)
    • Monteris Medical ($30M)
Life Science Investments 

Investment Composition

2014: 6 Year High in Number of Companies Raising $3M or More

  • 26 companies raise $3M or more in 2014, an 18% increase over 2013 (22), and a 13% increase over the previous high in 2009 (23)

  • 2014: 6 Year High in the number of companies (17) that raised $7M or more – a 55% increase over 2013

  • Medical device companies make up 71% of the companies raising $7M+ and 65% of those raising $3M+
Investment Composition 

Sector Analysis: Medical Device

2014: Medical Device Investment at 6 Year High

  • 2014: $322 million invested in Medical device companies up 6.3% from 2013

  • 2014 medical device median deal size is $1.6M
 Sector Analysis Medical Device

Sector Analysis: Health IT

Health IT 2014: Number of Companies & Investment Amount Rises

  • HIT funded companies increase 10% from 2013 to 21

  • Dollars Invested up 41% in 2014 from $29M to $41M

  • Major 2014 Raises Include:
    • Gravie ($10.4M)
    • Healthsense ($12M)
    • MedNet Solutions ($4M)
    • Red Brick Health ($7.5)
 Sector Analysis Health It

Sector Analysis: Pharma/Biotech

2014: Investment in Pharma/Biotech Rises Dramatically

  • 10 Fold increase over 2013 in investment amount: Over 2X as many companies received investment

  • Rise in investment amount driven by raises from Leafline Labs ($12.4M) and Rebiotix ($25M)
Sector Analysis Pharmabiotech 

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