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The biotech scene in Germany is growing continuously, but the financing of clinical studies remains a challenging task. In his article, Dr. Thomas Prexl presents new ideas for the further development of start-up financing in the biotech sector. Heidelberg and the Rhine-Neckar region are therefore focusing on the early-stage financing of translational research. What does such financing look like?

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You will find the following contents in the journal:

  • Editorial Dare! Introduction 6 Invest in Biotech! Challenges and opportunities (Page 3)
  • Venture capital and the capital market are key The German biotech industry and its policies - challenges and possible solutions (Page 10)
  • "When it comes to drugs, artificial intelligence is highly interesting" Tech Talk - Interview with Dr Werner Lanthaler, Evotec (Page 14)
  • "The English language is an integral part of capital market communication" Interview with Marlen Schrader, Member of the Management Board and Chief Sales Officer, EnglishBusiness Legal (Page 16)
  • Chinese investments in the European biotechnology sector Overcoming challenges in cross-border collaborations Peter Homberg, Dentons (Page 18)
  • A full spectrum of options Managing your patent portfolio to satisfy investors' expectations Dr Andrea Schüßler, Huber & Schuessler Case Study (Page 20)
  • Added benefits through combinability Vira Therapeutics GmbH: Immunotherapy for cancer treatment (Page 22)
  • Who is Who in Life Sciences 3 industry players introduce themselves Financing (Page 24)
  • "The convergence of biotech and big data will have a strong impact on medicine" Interview with Dr Holger Reithinger, Forbion (Page 26)
  • New Visions! In North Rhine-Westphalia, business angels are playing an increasingly important role in financing biotech start-ups (Page 28)
  • Beyond Imagination Exploring the value that M Ventures brings to the start-up ecosystem Therese Liechtenstein, PhD, M Ventures (Page 30)
  • New funding concepts for translational projects Heidelberg and the RhineNeckar region are working on new ideas for biotech startup funding Dr Thomas Prexl, Heidelberg Startup Partners (Page 32)
  • "Risks and decisions are more readily taken, generally speaking Interview with Dr Alexander Schuth, Denali Therapeutics Capital Market & Investment (Page 34)
  • Another record year for US Biotech IPOs When will Europe join the party? Dr Marcus Wieprecht, MainFirst Bank (Page 36)
  • "The topic of IPOs is and will remain an interesting option for financing company growth" Interview with Sebastian Grabert, Euronext (Page 38)
  • Headwinds in European healthcare? Silicon Valley Bank's Nooman Haque on the 2019 outlook for Life Science Nooman Haque, Silicon Valley Bank's UK Branch Service 42 Partners' portraits (Page 40)
  • Event calendar (Page 44)


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