Skyline Ventures

Skyline Ventures, formed in 1997, is a nationally-known venture capital firm that specializes in investing in outstanding product-focused healthcare companies. Their areas of expertise include small molecule and protein therapeutics; medical devices; diagnostics; and technologies that facilitate drug discovery and life science research. They all have MD or PhD degrees, and hands-on operating experience in various start-up healthcare companies that later went public. As a result, they are known for the value they offer their companies, as board members and shareholders. They are also known for being fundamental, extremely patient investors. The days when momentum investing drove the public biotechnology markets are long gone, and they are glad that they are. The public markets demand data, not dreams. As a result, it is data that drives their decision process. In considering a new investment, they focus on whether there is adequate proof of principle to believe that the company's products will work. In therapeutics, for example, they look closely at whether the biochemistry, animal models and any human data make it more probable than average that the product will eventually prove to have an important therapeutic benefit. The size of the potential market and the quality of the management or founding team are critical in their evaluation as well. Skyline Ventures are value and return driven, more than driven by the stage of the investment. Most often they lead or co-lead a company's first or second institutional venture round, but have previously helped found companies and invested in PIPEs and leveraged buyouts. In October 2007, they completed raising Skyline V, which has $350 million in committed capital. They have approximately $800 million under management. They target investments of $15-35 million per portfolio company over the life of the company.

John Freund

MD

Eric Gordon

PhD

75 past transactions

Advion Inc.

Series B in 2002
Advion is a global company that offers a variety of systems and consumables for life science research. Its clientele is comprised of pharmaceutical companies, government life science research agencies, and universities. Advion provides a diverse portfolio of microfluidic and mass spec-based products for the life science industry. It was founded in 1993. The company is headquartered in New York, United States.

SpinalMotion

Series C in 2009
SpinalMotion is dedicated to preserving motion in the spine for patients with degenerative disc disease. By developing innovative artificial discs and instrumentation, we seek to combine the kinematics of a mobile bearing design with materials designed for low wear and improved longevity. Building upon our international clinical experience since 2002, SpinalMotion obtained FDA approval to conduct lumbar and cervical artificial disc clinical trials in the United States in 2005. SpinalMotion is a private company founded in 2004 by Southern Medical, a spinal implant company in South Africa, and Thomas Weisel Healthcare partners. Three Arch Partners became an investor in 2005, and in 2006 Skyline Ventures and MedVenture Associates joined the company's investor group.

MAKO Surgical

Post in 2008
MAKO Surgical is a medical device company, markets its advanced robotic arm solution, joint specific applications for the knee and hip, and orthopedic implants for orthopedic procedures in the United States and internationally. The company offers MAKOplasty, a restorative surgical solution that enables orthopedic surgeons to treat patient specific osteoarthritic disease. It also provides robotic arm interactive orthopedic system (RIO) consisting of a tactile robotic arm utilizing an integrated bone cutting instrument; and a patient specific visualization component, which offers pre-operative and intra-operative guidance to the orthopedic surgeon, enabling tissue sparing bone removal, and accurate implant insertion and alignment. In 2011, The company was named the No.1 on the Technology Fast 500 as the fastest growing technology company by Deloitte and received the CSSEC Award for loyal, customer-focused staff members presented by the Technology Services Industry Association and ACE Award (Achievement in Customer Excellence) from MarketTools and Fast Tech Award as one of the 25 fastest growing technology companies in South Florida by South Florida Business Journal. MAKO Surgical was founded in 2004 and is headquartered in Florida, USA.

Receptor Biologix

Series A in 2005
Receptor Biologix develops receptor-based biological therapeutics for cancer, inflammatory, and autoimmune diseases. The company is headquartered in Palo Alto, California.

Proteon Therapeutics

Series C in 2011
Proteon Therapeutics, Inc is a biopharmaceutical company developing pharmaceuticals to address the medical needs of patients with renal and vascular diseases. The company leverages a unique understanding of tissue remodeling to develop a pipeline of proprietary therapeutics. Proteon Therapeutics’ first drug candidate (PRT-201) is in development for the improvement of blood flow following vascular surgery procedures. The company’s initial clinical focus is vascular access for hemodialysis and peripheral arterial disease (PAD).

Proteon Therapeutics

Series B in 2009
Proteon Therapeutics, Inc is a biopharmaceutical company developing pharmaceuticals to address the medical needs of patients with renal and vascular diseases. The company leverages a unique understanding of tissue remodeling to develop a pipeline of proprietary therapeutics. Proteon Therapeutics’ first drug candidate (PRT-201) is in development for the improvement of blood flow following vascular surgery procedures. The company’s initial clinical focus is vascular access for hemodialysis and peripheral arterial disease (PAD).

Genocea Biosciences

Series C in 2012
Genocea Biosciences, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company, discovers and develops novel cancer immunotherapies. The company uses its proprietary discovery platform, ATLAS, to profile patient’s CD4+ and CD8+ T cell immune responses to potential target or antigen in that patient's tumor. It develops immuno-oncology programs, such as GEN-009, an adjuvanted neoantigen peptide vaccine candidate, which is in the phase I/IIa clinical trial; GEN-011, a neoantigen adoptive T cell therapy program; and GEN-010, a neoantigen vaccine program. Genocea Biosciences, Inc. was founded in 2006 and is based in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Proteon Therapeutics

Series A in 2007
Proteon Therapeutics, Inc is a biopharmaceutical company developing pharmaceuticals to address the medical needs of patients with renal and vascular diseases. The company leverages a unique understanding of tissue remodeling to develop a pipeline of proprietary therapeutics. Proteon Therapeutics’ first drug candidate (PRT-201) is in development for the improvement of blood flow following vascular surgery procedures. The company’s initial clinical focus is vascular access for hemodialysis and peripheral arterial disease (PAD).

Hansen Medical

Venture Round in 2005
Hansen Medical was born from the vision of creating a new generation of advanced medical robotics. The Sensei Robotic Catheter System is their first product.

Medivance

Series D in 2007
Medivance, Inc. develops, manufactures, and sells temperature management products to hospitals worldwide. The company’s flagship product, the Arctic Sun Temperature Management System, enables clinicians to manage patient temperature in a noninvasive manner. It also offers clinical training in Targeted Temperature Management. The company was founded in 1998 and is headquartered in Louisville, Colorado with a European office in Den Hague, the Netherlands. As of November 10, 2011, Medivance, Inc. operates as a subsidiary of Bard Medical, Inc.

Renovis

Series B in 2002
Renovis, Inc. is a biopharmaceutical company developing drugs to treat neurological diseases and disorders. The Company is currently developing products for acute ischemic stroke, for the treatment of neuropathic pain, and for the treatment of acute post-operative pain.

Sirtris Pharmaceuticals

Series A in 2004
[Sirtris Pharmaceuticals](http://www.sirtrispharma.com) (NASDAQ: SIRT) is a biopharmaceutical company focused on discovering and developing proprietary, orally available, small molecule drugs with the potential to treat diseases associated with aging, including metabolic diseases such as Type 2 Diabetes. via: [Sirtris](http://www.sirtrispharma.com)

InteKrin

Series C in 2008
InteKrin Therapeutics is a clinical-stage, privately held BioPharma company focused on developing and commercializing breakthrough therapeutics for neuroendocrine, metabolic, and immune disorders. Diseases such as diabetes, metabolic syndrome, and cancer are increasingly in need of novel treatments that provide patients with better treatment alternatives and help to curb soaring healthcare costs. The company is in the process of in-licensing early- and late-stage compounds that have the potential to unlock the complex hormonal relationship between metabolism, insulin resistance, and obesity.

Proteon Therapeutics

Series D in 2014
Proteon Therapeutics, Inc is a biopharmaceutical company developing pharmaceuticals to address the medical needs of patients with renal and vascular diseases. The company leverages a unique understanding of tissue remodeling to develop a pipeline of proprietary therapeutics. Proteon Therapeutics’ first drug candidate (PRT-201) is in development for the improvement of blood flow following vascular surgery procedures. The company’s initial clinical focus is vascular access for hemodialysis and peripheral arterial disease (PAD).
Founded in April 2006, Concert Pharmaceuticals is a clinical stage biotechnology company dedicated to creating new medicines through a novel scientific approach utilizing the naturally-occurring element deuterium. Concert applies its innovative precision deuterium chemistry platform to modify specific properties of validated drug molecules, yielding a rich pipeline of new chemical entities (NCEs). Concert leverages decades of pharmaceutical experience to create novel drug candidates with potential for best-in-class efficacy and safety, while greatly reducing R&D risk, time and expense.

NOVASYS MEDICAL

Series D in 2008
$25 million in Series C preferred stock financing. The financing will be used to ramp up operations and prepare for sales and marketing in anticipation of the company commercializing its first product, the Novasys Micro-remodeling™ System. The system, which is designed to treat female stress urinary incontinence (SUI), has received the CE Mark for use in the European Union and is pending FDA marketing clearance for sale in the United States. Novasys Medical Inc is testing a new, non-incisional, transurethral treatment which requires no visualization of the treatment site (neither cystoscopy nor fluoroscopy), being guided by familiar balloon palpation (similar to a Foley catheter). In addition, the Novasys Micro-remodeling™ System incorporates numerous, automatic safety features making the treatment process very easy to learn and use. The treatment does not require general anesthesia and is performed in the outpatient or office setting. Not only is the treatment rapid (less than 10 minutes), but patients immediately return to virtually all activities. As there are no incisions, no wound care or dressing changes are required.
Capitalizing on breakthrough synthetic chemistry, Tetraphase Pharmaceuticals is leveraging a dynamic drug engine targeted at several significant disease categories.

Avidia

Series C in 2006
Avidia, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company, engages in discovering and developing therapeutic proteins. The company offers Avimer therapeutic proteins, which are used to address various therapeutic areas, including autoimmunity, inflammation, oncology, and neurology. Avidia, Inc. was founded in 2003 and is headquartered in Mountain View, California.

iBalance Medical

Series A in 2005
iBalance Medical, Inc is a privately held medical device company located in Boulder, Colorado. Their focus is in advancing principles and surgical methods for the treatment of joint malalignment. Their initial development centers on providing a reproducible and predictable solution for knee malalignment.

MAP Pharmaceuticals

Series C in 2006
MAP Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a development stage company, focuses on developing novel inhalation therapies for respiratory and systemic diseases. It has various proprietary product candidates in clinical development, including Unit Dose Budesonide for pediatric asthma in children from six months to eight years of age and MAP0004 for migraine. The company's product portfolio also includes MAP0005 for the treatment of adolescent and adult asthma, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease; and MAP0001 for the treatment of Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes via pulmonary delivery using its Tempo inhaler. MAP Pharmaceuticals, Inc. was founded in 2003 and is headquartered in Mountain View, California.

Guava Technologies

Series B in 2001
Guava Technologies, Inc. develops, designs, and manufactures biotechnology and medical devices. Its products include HIV/AIDS monitoring, viacount cell counting and viability assay, antibody quantification assay, apoptosis assay suite, cell cycle assay, cytotoxicity assay, cell proliferation assay, and benchtop cell analysis systems. Guava Technologies also offers flow cytometry systems for cell biology research, drug discovery and development, and HIV/AIDS monitoring. It serves life science research, drug discovery and development, cell biology research, core flow cytometry, and clinical diagnostics markets. The company's products are used in cell counting/viability, antibody quantification, cell cycle and proliferation, cytotoxicity, and apoptosis applications. Guava Technologies, Inc. was founded in 1998 and is headquartered in Hayward, California. As of February 20, 2009, Guava Technologies, Inc. operates as a subsidiary of Millipore Corp.

Calypso Medical

Series E in 2009
Calypso Medical Technologies is a Seattle-based, privately held medical device company. The Company's proprietary tumor localization system utilizes miniaturized implanted devices (Beacon® electromagnetic transponders) to continuously, accurately and objectively track the location of tumors for improved accuracy and management of radiation therapy delivery. The technology is designed for body-wide cancers commonly treated with radiation therapy. The products are FDA 510(k) cleared for use in the prostate and post-operative prostatic bed. The Company has strategic relationships with Varian Medical Systems, Siemens Medical Systems, Elekta Corporation, and Philips Medical.

Alteer

Venture Round in 2002
Alteer optimizes overall performance of medical practices of any size. Alteer’s Internet based software is the only integrated platform that eliminates paper completely and automates the entire workflow in a physician’s practice - from scheduling to charting to billing and patient messaging.

SI-BONE, Inc.

Venture Round in 2011
SI-BONE, Inc., a medical device company, develops implantable devices used in the surgical treatment of the sacropelvic anatomy in the United States and Internationally. The company offers iFuse, a minimally invasive surgical implant system, which is intended to fuse the sacroiliac joint to treat sacroiliac joint dysfunction that causes lower back pain. SI-BONE, Inc. was founded in 2008 and is headquartered in Santa Clara, California.

NovaCardia

Series B in 2006
NovaCardia is a product-focused pharmaceutical company with significant capabilities and experience in cardiovascular drug development. The company is committed to improving the quality of care for patients with cardiovascular disease by developing and commercializing a portfolio of novel small molecule drugs. NovaCardia will be focused initially on the acute cardiac care marketplace.

NovaSys

Venture Round in 2008
At NovaSys Health they value your participation as a contracted provider. Roughly 11,000 providers in this region and over 4,300 providers in Arkansas have contracted with NovaSys Health making it one of the largest health plans in Arkansas. They take pride in the relationships that they have cultivated with providers.
Applied Genetics Technologies Corporation (AGTC) is developing therapies designed to transform the lives of patients with severe diseases, offering hope to patients with unmet medical needs. With a highly specialized team of physicians and researchers, They use cutting-edge techniques to develop treatments for patients that have diseases caused by broken genes. They use gene therapy, which replaces those broken genes with normal functional genes, allowing a patient’s own body to produce proteins to treat their illness. A single injection provides long-lasting treatment, leading to a better quality of life for patients worldwide.

Satiety

Series D in 2007
Satiety, Inc. is a medical device company focused on the development of less invasive devices for the treatment of obesity. Obesity is a global health problem, affecting 70 million people in the U.S. and 300 million worldwide, and growth of which is causing increases in obesity-related diseases such as diabetes, high blood pressure and cardiovascular disease. Obesity surgery has been shown to be the only long-term effective means of weight loss for morbidly obese patients. Satiety, Inc. was founded in 2000 through a collaboration of medical device incubators Thomas Fogarty Engineering and The Foundry, and is headquartered in Palo Alto, California.

ARCA biopharma

Series B in 2007
ARCA biopharma, Inc. is a Colorado-based biopharmaceutical company developing genetically-targeted therapies for cardiovascular diseases. ARCA’s principal focus is to develop personalized therapies for the treatment of cardiovascular disease through the use of genetics. The Company’s business focus combines expertise in cardiovascular pathophysiology, molecular genetics and clinical development.

Tolerx

Series B in 2001
Tolerx, Inc. develops novel therapies focusing on modulating T-cell activities for treating autoimmune diseases, diabetes, and cancer. The company's products include otelixizumab, a targeted T-cell immunomodulator for treating type 1 diabetes; MTRX1011A, an anti-CD4 antibody for treating autoimmune indications; and TRX518 and TRX385, pre-clinical candidates that focuses on optimizing immune responses for treating cancer and chronic viral diseases. Tolerx, Inc., formerly known as TolerRx, Inc., was founded in 2000 and is based in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

iScribe

Series B in 2000
iScribe is a healthcare technology company that is focused on the development of mobile, handheld, and wireless electronic prescribing technology solutions. iScribe was founded by David Levison in 1999.

Medivance

Series B in 2001
Medivance, Inc. develops, manufactures, and sells temperature management products to hospitals worldwide. The company’s flagship product, the Arctic Sun Temperature Management System, enables clinicians to manage patient temperature in a noninvasive manner. It also offers clinical training in Targeted Temperature Management. The company was founded in 1998 and is headquartered in Louisville, Colorado with a European office in Den Hague, the Netherlands. As of November 10, 2011, Medivance, Inc. operates as a subsidiary of Bard Medical, Inc.

KAI Pharmaceuticals

Series A in 2003
KAI Pharmaceuticals is a drug discovery and development company with multiple, novel clinical-stage programs in the areas of cardiovascular disease, kidney disease and pain. KAI lead product candidate, KAI-9803, is currently in a Phase 2b study (PROTECTION AMI) designed to assess the effect of KAI-9803 on reducing myocardial injury in heart attack patients. KAI second core program, KAI-4169 for the treatment of secondary hyperparathyroidism (SHPT) in kidney disease patients, is expected to enter human clinical trials in 2010. KAI also has an ongoing pain program, KAI-1678, which is currently in Phase 2a testing.

Proteon Therapeutics

Series A in 2006
Proteon Therapeutics, Inc is a biopharmaceutical company developing pharmaceuticals to address the medical needs of patients with renal and vascular diseases. The company leverages a unique understanding of tissue remodeling to develop a pipeline of proprietary therapeutics. Proteon Therapeutics’ first drug candidate (PRT-201) is in development for the improvement of blood flow following vascular surgery procedures. The company’s initial clinical focus is vascular access for hemodialysis and peripheral arterial disease (PAD).

Sutro Biopharma, Inc.

Series C in 2012
Sutro Biopharma is a clinical stage drug discovery, development, and manufacturing company. It is mainly engaged in the development of biopharmaceutical products. The company manufactures next-generation protein therapeutics for cancer and autoimmune disorders through its proprietary integrated cell-free protein synthesis platform, XpressCF. Products offered by the company include STRO-001 for patients with multiple myeloma and non-Hodgkin lymphoma and STRO-002 for the treatment of ovarian and endometrial cancers.

Sunesis Pharmaceuticals

Series A in 1998
Sunesis is an emerging biopharmaceutical company creating new medicines to improve the lives of people with cancer. They are building a pipeline of drugs that selectively block critical mechanisms required for tumor growth and survival. The fight against cancer is an enormous mission that requires an integrated approach fueled by a commitment to innovation.

Targanta Therapeutics

Series C in 2007
Targanta Therapeutics a biopharmaceutical company focused on the development and commercialization of innovative antibiotics for serious infections treated or acquired in hospitals and other institutional settings.

Genocea Biosciences

Series B in 2011
Genocea Biosciences, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company, discovers and develops novel cancer immunotherapies. The company uses its proprietary discovery platform, ATLAS, to profile patient’s CD4+ and CD8+ T cell immune responses to potential target or antigen in that patient's tumor. It develops immuno-oncology programs, such as GEN-009, an adjuvanted neoantigen peptide vaccine candidate, which is in the phase I/IIa clinical trial; GEN-011, a neoantigen adoptive T cell therapy program; and GEN-010, a neoantigen vaccine program. Genocea Biosciences, Inc. was founded in 2006 and is based in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Founded in April 2006, Concert Pharmaceuticals is a clinical stage biotechnology company dedicated to creating new medicines through a novel scientific approach utilizing the naturally-occurring element deuterium. Concert applies its innovative precision deuterium chemistry platform to modify specific properties of validated drug molecules, yielding a rich pipeline of new chemical entities (NCEs). Concert leverages decades of pharmaceutical experience to create novel drug candidates with potential for best-in-class efficacy and safety, while greatly reducing R&D risk, time and expense.

Collegium Pharmaceutical

Venture Round in 2012
Collegium Pharmaceutical is a specialty pharmaceutical company focused on the development of proprietary, late-stage pharmaceutical products. These products address the growing problems associated with non-medical use and abuse of prescription drugs through formulation based improvements protected by intellectual property (IP). Collegium is focused on building a portfolio of products for the treatment of chronic pain that possess tamper-resistant features and provide extended-release delivery using its patent-protected DETERx formulation platform.

Calibra Medical

Venture Round in 2009
Calibra Medical, Inc. develops medical devices and technologies in the diabetes sector. It offers insulin delivery devices. The company was formerly known as Seattle Medical Technologies, Inc. Calibra Medical, Inc. was founded in 2004 and is based in Redwood City, California.

Roche NimbleGen

Series D in 2003
Roche NimbleGen provides products and services to the life science research market. The company offers SeqCap EZ system, a solution-based capture system that enables enrichment of exome in a single test tube; SeqCap EZ library that covers exome designs, gene panels, and custom content designs; and SeqCap EZ reagents to maximize workflow and order different reagent needs. It also provides SeqCap Epi, an enrichment system that includes a set of target enrichment tools for DNA methylation assessment at single-base resolution, as well as offers SeqCap Epi kits and reagents. The company provides a set of preparation and adapter kits for library construction including SignalMap, a software product for browsing of genomic tracks; and NimbleDesign, an online tool that enables users to design SeqCap EZ choice libraries. It offers DNA microarray products and services for CGH, ChIP-chip, DNA methylation, AccuSNP, CGS, instruments, sequence capture arrays, gene expression microarrays, and their associated workflows. The company also provides online technical and instruction support services. Roche NimbleGen was founded in 1999 and is headquartered in Madison, Wisconsin. As of August 8, 2007, Roche NimbleGen operates as a subsidiary of Roche Holding AG.

Roche NimbleGen

Series B in 2001
Roche NimbleGen provides products and services to the life science research market. The company offers SeqCap EZ system, a solution-based capture system that enables enrichment of exome in a single test tube; SeqCap EZ library that covers exome designs, gene panels, and custom content designs; and SeqCap EZ reagents to maximize workflow and order different reagent needs. It also provides SeqCap Epi, an enrichment system that includes a set of target enrichment tools for DNA methylation assessment at single-base resolution, as well as offers SeqCap Epi kits and reagents. The company provides a set of preparation and adapter kits for library construction including SignalMap, a software product for browsing of genomic tracks; and NimbleDesign, an online tool that enables users to design SeqCap EZ choice libraries. It offers DNA microarray products and services for CGH, ChIP-chip, DNA methylation, AccuSNP, CGS, instruments, sequence capture arrays, gene expression microarrays, and their associated workflows. The company also provides online technical and instruction support services. Roche NimbleGen was founded in 1999 and is headquartered in Madison, Wisconsin. As of August 8, 2007, Roche NimbleGen operates as a subsidiary of Roche Holding AG.

Novus Therapeutics, Inc.

Series B in 2006
Novus Therapeutics is a pharmaceutical company focusing on the acquisition, development, and commercialization of ear, nose, and throat (ENT) products. The company has two technologies, each of which has the potential to be developed for multiple ENT indications. It was founded in 2004 and headquartered in Irvine, California.

Sunesis Pharmaceuticals

Series B in 1999
Sunesis is an emerging biopharmaceutical company creating new medicines to improve the lives of people with cancer. They are building a pipeline of drugs that selectively block critical mechanisms required for tumor growth and survival. The fight against cancer is an enormous mission that requires an integrated approach fueled by a commitment to innovation.

Sutro Biopharma, Inc.

Series E in 2018
Sutro Biopharma is a clinical stage drug discovery, development, and manufacturing company. It is mainly engaged in the development of biopharmaceutical products. The company manufactures next-generation protein therapeutics for cancer and autoimmune disorders through its proprietary integrated cell-free protein synthesis platform, XpressCF. Products offered by the company include STRO-001 for patients with multiple myeloma and non-Hodgkin lymphoma and STRO-002 for the treatment of ovarian and endometrial cancers.

Calibra Medical

Series B in 2008
Calibra Medical, Inc. develops medical devices and technologies in the diabetes sector. It offers insulin delivery devices. The company was formerly known as Seattle Medical Technologies, Inc. Calibra Medical, Inc. was founded in 2004 and is based in Redwood City, California.

Tolerx

Series D in 2005
Tolerx, Inc. develops novel therapies focusing on modulating T-cell activities for treating autoimmune diseases, diabetes, and cancer. The company's products include otelixizumab, a targeted T-cell immunomodulator for treating type 1 diabetes; MTRX1011A, an anti-CD4 antibody for treating autoimmune indications; and TRX518 and TRX385, pre-clinical candidates that focuses on optimizing immune responses for treating cancer and chronic viral diseases. Tolerx, Inc., formerly known as TolerRx, Inc., was founded in 2000 and is based in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Dicerna Pharmaceuticals

Series C in 2013
Dicerna Pharmaceuticals is a biotechnology company involved in the discovery and development of innovative treatments for rare inherited diseases affecting the liver, along with cancers, and other therapeutic areas to address liver problems. It is using ribonucleic acid interference (RNA) technology platform to develop its products. The product candidates are DCR-PHXC (for primary hyperoxaluria), DCR-undisclosed (for orphan genetic disease), DCR-PCSK9 (for cardiovascular disease), and DCR-HBV (for hepatitis B virus) among others. The company was founded in 2007 and is headquartered in Lexington, Massachusetts.

Dicerna Pharmaceuticals

Series A in 2008
Dicerna Pharmaceuticals is a biotechnology company involved in the discovery and development of innovative treatments for rare inherited diseases affecting the liver, along with cancers, and other therapeutic areas to address liver problems. It is using ribonucleic acid interference (RNA) technology platform to develop its products. The product candidates are DCR-PHXC (for primary hyperoxaluria), DCR-undisclosed (for orphan genetic disease), DCR-PCSK9 (for cardiovascular disease), and DCR-HBV (for hepatitis B virus) among others. The company was founded in 2007 and is headquartered in Lexington, Massachusetts.

Collegium Pharmaceutical

Venture Round in 2015
Collegium Pharmaceutical is a specialty pharmaceutical company focused on the development of proprietary, late-stage pharmaceutical products. These products address the growing problems associated with non-medical use and abuse of prescription drugs through formulation based improvements protected by intellectual property (IP). Collegium is focused on building a portfolio of products for the treatment of chronic pain that possess tamper-resistant features and provide extended-release delivery using its patent-protected DETERx formulation platform.
Capitalizing on breakthrough synthetic chemistry, Tetraphase Pharmaceuticals is leveraging a dynamic drug engine targeted at several significant disease categories.

Guava Technologies

Venture Round in 2005
Guava Technologies, Inc. develops, designs, and manufactures biotechnology and medical devices. Its products include HIV/AIDS monitoring, viacount cell counting and viability assay, antibody quantification assay, apoptosis assay suite, cell cycle assay, cytotoxicity assay, cell proliferation assay, and benchtop cell analysis systems. Guava Technologies also offers flow cytometry systems for cell biology research, drug discovery and development, and HIV/AIDS monitoring. It serves life science research, drug discovery and development, cell biology research, core flow cytometry, and clinical diagnostics markets. The company's products are used in cell counting/viability, antibody quantification, cell cycle and proliferation, cytotoxicity, and apoptosis applications. Guava Technologies, Inc. was founded in 1998 and is headquartered in Hayward, California. As of February 20, 2009, Guava Technologies, Inc. operates as a subsidiary of Millipore Corp.

SI-BONE, Inc.

Series B in 2010
SI-BONE, Inc., a medical device company, develops implantable devices used in the surgical treatment of the sacropelvic anatomy in the United States and Internationally. The company offers iFuse, a minimally invasive surgical implant system, which is intended to fuse the sacroiliac joint to treat sacroiliac joint dysfunction that causes lower back pain. SI-BONE, Inc. was founded in 2008 and is headquartered in Santa Clara, California.

Guava Technologies

Series E in 2005
Guava Technologies, Inc. develops, designs, and manufactures biotechnology and medical devices. Its products include HIV/AIDS monitoring, viacount cell counting and viability assay, antibody quantification assay, apoptosis assay suite, cell cycle assay, cytotoxicity assay, cell proliferation assay, and benchtop cell analysis systems. Guava Technologies also offers flow cytometry systems for cell biology research, drug discovery and development, and HIV/AIDS monitoring. It serves life science research, drug discovery and development, cell biology research, core flow cytometry, and clinical diagnostics markets. The company's products are used in cell counting/viability, antibody quantification, cell cycle and proliferation, cytotoxicity, and apoptosis applications. Guava Technologies, Inc. was founded in 1998 and is headquartered in Hayward, California. As of February 20, 2009, Guava Technologies, Inc. operates as a subsidiary of Millipore Corp.
Capitalizing on breakthrough synthetic chemistry, Tetraphase Pharmaceuticals is leveraging a dynamic drug engine targeted at several significant disease categories.

Xenoport

Series A in 2000
XenoPort, Inc. is a biopharmaceutical company focused on developing and commercializing a portfolio of internally discovered product candidates for the potential treatment of neurological disorders. Horizant® (gabapentin enacarbil) Extended-Release Tablets is approved and being marketed in the United States by XenoPort. Regnite® (gabapentin enacarbil) Extended-Release Tablets is approved and being marketed in Japan by Astellas Pharma Inc. XenoPort holds all other world-wide rights to gabapentin enacarbil. XenoPort's pipeline of product candidates includes potential treatments for patients with Parkinson's disease, relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis and psoriasis.

Genocea Biosciences

Series B in 2009
Genocea Biosciences, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company, discovers and develops novel cancer immunotherapies. The company uses its proprietary discovery platform, ATLAS, to profile patient’s CD4+ and CD8+ T cell immune responses to potential target or antigen in that patient's tumor. It develops immuno-oncology programs, such as GEN-009, an adjuvanted neoantigen peptide vaccine candidate, which is in the phase I/IIa clinical trial; GEN-011, a neoantigen adoptive T cell therapy program; and GEN-010, a neoantigen vaccine program. Genocea Biosciences, Inc. was founded in 2006 and is based in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Dicerna Pharmaceuticals is a biotechnology company involved in the discovery and development of innovative treatments for rare inherited diseases affecting the liver, along with cancers, and other therapeutic areas to address liver problems. It is using ribonucleic acid interference (RNA) technology platform to develop its products. The product candidates are DCR-PHXC (for primary hyperoxaluria), DCR-undisclosed (for orphan genetic disease), DCR-PCSK9 (for cardiovascular disease), and DCR-HBV (for hepatitis B virus) among others. The company was founded in 2007 and is headquartered in Lexington, Massachusetts.

Crescendo Bioscience

Series D in 2013
Crescendo Bioscience, Inc. develops quantitative and objective diagnostic tools to provide rheumatologists with clinical insights to manage patients with autoimmune and inflammatory diseases. It provides diagnostic, prognostic, staging, therapy selection, and monitoring facilities to physicians. Crescendo Bioscience, Inc. was formerly known as Riley Genomics, Inc. The company was founded in 2002 and is based in South San Francisco, California.

Sutro Biopharma, Inc.

Series C in 2010
Sutro Biopharma is a clinical stage drug discovery, development, and manufacturing company. It is mainly engaged in the development of biopharmaceutical products. The company manufactures next-generation protein therapeutics for cancer and autoimmune disorders through its proprietary integrated cell-free protein synthesis platform, XpressCF. Products offered by the company include STRO-001 for patients with multiple myeloma and non-Hodgkin lymphoma and STRO-002 for the treatment of ovarian and endometrial cancers.

SI-BONE, Inc.

Venture Round in 2015
SI-BONE, Inc., a medical device company, develops implantable devices used in the surgical treatment of the sacropelvic anatomy in the United States and Internationally. The company offers iFuse, a minimally invasive surgical implant system, which is intended to fuse the sacroiliac joint to treat sacroiliac joint dysfunction that causes lower back pain. SI-BONE, Inc. was founded in 2008 and is headquartered in Santa Clara, California.

Sutro Biopharma, Inc.

Series D in 2013
Sutro Biopharma is a clinical stage drug discovery, development, and manufacturing company. It is mainly engaged in the development of biopharmaceutical products. The company manufactures next-generation protein therapeutics for cancer and autoimmune disorders through its proprietary integrated cell-free protein synthesis platform, XpressCF. Products offered by the company include STRO-001 for patients with multiple myeloma and non-Hodgkin lymphoma and STRO-002 for the treatment of ovarian and endometrial cancers.

Sirtris Pharmaceuticals

Series B in 2005
[Sirtris Pharmaceuticals](http://www.sirtrispharma.com) (NASDAQ: SIRT) is a biopharmaceutical company focused on discovering and developing proprietary, orally available, small molecule drugs with the potential to treat diseases associated with aging, including metabolic diseases such as Type 2 Diabetes. via: [Sirtris](http://www.sirtrispharma.com)

KAI Pharmaceuticals

Series B in 2006
KAI Pharmaceuticals is a drug discovery and development company with multiple, novel clinical-stage programs in the areas of cardiovascular disease, kidney disease and pain. KAI lead product candidate, KAI-9803, is currently in a Phase 2b study (PROTECTION AMI) designed to assess the effect of KAI-9803 on reducing myocardial injury in heart attack patients. KAI second core program, KAI-4169 for the treatment of secondary hyperparathyroidism (SHPT) in kidney disease patients, is expected to enter human clinical trials in 2010. KAI also has an ongoing pain program, KAI-1678, which is currently in Phase 2a testing.

NovaCardia

Series B in 2007
NovaCardia is a product-focused pharmaceutical company with significant capabilities and experience in cardiovascular drug development. The company is committed to improving the quality of care for patients with cardiovascular disease by developing and commercializing a portfolio of novel small molecule drugs. NovaCardia will be focused initially on the acute cardiac care marketplace.

SI-BONE, Inc.

Venture Round in 2016
SI-BONE, Inc., a medical device company, develops implantable devices used in the surgical treatment of the sacropelvic anatomy in the United States and Internationally. The company offers iFuse, a minimally invasive surgical implant system, which is intended to fuse the sacroiliac joint to treat sacroiliac joint dysfunction that causes lower back pain. SI-BONE, Inc. was founded in 2008 and is headquartered in Santa Clara, California.

MAP Pharmaceuticals

Series D in 2007
MAP Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a development stage company, focuses on developing novel inhalation therapies for respiratory and systemic diseases. It has various proprietary product candidates in clinical development, including Unit Dose Budesonide for pediatric asthma in children from six months to eight years of age and MAP0004 for migraine. The company's product portfolio also includes MAP0005 for the treatment of adolescent and adult asthma, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease; and MAP0001 for the treatment of Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes via pulmonary delivery using its Tempo inhaler. MAP Pharmaceuticals, Inc. was founded in 2003 and is headquartered in Mountain View, California.

MAP Pharmaceuticals

Series B in 2004
MAP Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a development stage company, focuses on developing novel inhalation therapies for respiratory and systemic diseases. It has various proprietary product candidates in clinical development, including Unit Dose Budesonide for pediatric asthma in children from six months to eight years of age and MAP0004 for migraine. The company's product portfolio also includes MAP0005 for the treatment of adolescent and adult asthma, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease; and MAP0001 for the treatment of Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes via pulmonary delivery using its Tempo inhaler. MAP Pharmaceuticals, Inc. was founded in 2003 and is headquartered in Mountain View, California.

Sequel Pharmaceuticals

Series A in 2007
Sequel Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a pharmaceutical company, develops and commercializes novel and clinical-stage drug candidates for patients with cardiovascular disease. The company was founded in 2007 and is based in San Diego, California.
Founded in April 2006, Concert Pharmaceuticals is a clinical stage biotechnology company dedicated to creating new medicines through a novel scientific approach utilizing the naturally-occurring element deuterium. Concert applies its innovative precision deuterium chemistry platform to modify specific properties of validated drug molecules, yielding a rich pipeline of new chemical entities (NCEs). Concert leverages decades of pharmaceutical experience to create novel drug candidates with potential for best-in-class efficacy and safety, while greatly reducing R&D risk, time and expense.

SI-BONE, Inc.

Venture Round in 2014
SI-BONE, Inc., a medical device company, develops implantable devices used in the surgical treatment of the sacropelvic anatomy in the United States and Internationally. The company offers iFuse, a minimally invasive surgical implant system, which is intended to fuse the sacroiliac joint to treat sacroiliac joint dysfunction that causes lower back pain. SI-BONE, Inc. was founded in 2008 and is headquartered in Santa Clara, California.
Capitalizing on breakthrough synthetic chemistry, Tetraphase Pharmaceuticals is leveraging a dynamic drug engine targeted at several significant disease categories.

Tolerx

Series D in 2006
Tolerx, Inc. develops novel therapies focusing on modulating T-cell activities for treating autoimmune diseases, diabetes, and cancer. The company's products include otelixizumab, a targeted T-cell immunomodulator for treating type 1 diabetes; MTRX1011A, an anti-CD4 antibody for treating autoimmune indications; and TRX518 and TRX385, pre-clinical candidates that focuses on optimizing immune responses for treating cancer and chronic viral diseases. Tolerx, Inc., formerly known as TolerRx, Inc., was founded in 2000 and is based in Cambridge, Massachusetts.