OrbiMed

OrbiMed

U.S-based venture capital and private equity firm investing on life sciences companies worldwide.

OrbiMed, also known as OrbiMed Advisors, is a private equity and venture capital firm established in 1989. The firm was founded by Carl L. Gordon and Sven H. Borho. Its headquarters is located in New York City, New York and it has additional offices in San Francisco, California; Mumbai, India; Shanghai, China; Herzliya, Israel and Hong Kong. As of March 2019, the firm is managing 152 companies in its current portfolio and has sold off its ownership in 205 companies. Its most recent investment was for Imara on March 2019, a company developing therapeutics for sickle cell disease treatment.

Funding

OrbiMed focuses on funding companies in the field of life sciences. The firm invests globally, with past investments on companies based in North America, Europe, and Asia (China, India, and Israel). The firm finances companies at various stages of development, from seed to buyouts. Its most recent funding round raised $551 million on September 2017.

Timeline

Funded Companies

Company
Description
Industry
Website
Location
Intellia Therapeutics

Intellia Therapeutics is a biotechnology company founded in 2014, based in Cambridge, MA that develops biopharmaceuticals using CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing technology.

Biotechnology
Cambridge, Massachusetts
BiomX

BiomX is a biotechnology company developing phage therapies for eradicating bacteria associated with chronic diseases.

Biotechnology
Ness Ziona
Guardant Health

Guardant Health is a Redwood City, California-based biotechnology company developing precision oncology treatments.

Biotechnology
Redwood City, California
Fusion Pharmaceuticals

Biotechnology company using alpha particle emitting medical isotopes in targeted radiotherapy for cancer.

Biotechnology
Hamilton, Ontario
Health Catalyst

A healthcare technology company offering a platform for organizing healthcare data from multiple systems.

Software
Salt Lake City
Cynapsus Therapeutics

Cynapsus Therapeutics is a pharmaceutical subsidiary of Sunovion developing a non-injectable rescue therapy for Parkinson’s disease symptoms. The company was founded in 2004 and is headquartered in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Biotechnology
Toronto
Synthorx

Synthetic biology company that created novel DNA base pairs and uses them to incorporate novel amino acids into proteins for potential therapeutics in areas of cancer and autoimmune disorders.

Biotechnology
San Diego
Cyrus Biotechnology

Biotechnology software company offering protein modelling and design capabilities.

Biotechnology
Seattle
resTORbio

A biopharmaceutical company developing therapeutics for treating age-related diseases.

Biotechnology
Massachusetts
Adicet Bio

Adicet Bio is a biotechnology company creating immune cell therapies for treating cancer and other diseases.

Biotechnology
Menlo Park, California
Sikka Software

Sikka Software is a San Jose, California-based healthcare software developer offering cloud computing, analytical tools, and applications.

Software
San Jose, California
Nested (company)

Nested is a London-based company founded by Matt Robinson, James Turford and Phil Cowans.

Sales
London
Crinetics Pharmaceuticals

Crinetics Pharmaceuticals is a San Diego-based company founded in 2008 by Scott Struthers, Stephen F. Betz and Yun-Fei Zhu.

Biosensor
San Diego
Rhythm Pharmaceuticals

A biopharmaceutical company developing and commercializing peptide therapeutics to treat rare genetic disorders of obesity

Biotechnology
Boston
Constellation Pharmaceuticals

A biopharmaceutical company dedicated to the development of novel therapeutics in the field of Epigenetics

Biotechnology
Cambridge, Massachusetts
Pionyr Immunotherapeutics

Pionyr Immunotherapeutics is a San Francisco-based biotechnology company and developer of cancer immunotherapies designed to target the tumor microenvironment.

Biotechnology
San Francisco
KaNDy Therapeutics

KaNDy Therapeutics is a clinical-stage company focused on optimising the potential of NT-814 in the treatment of common, chronic debilitating female sex-hormone related conditions, with an initial focus on symptoms of the menopause.

Biotechnology
Stevenage
Verona Pharma

Verona Pharma is a London-based biotechnology company working to discover new drugs for the treatment of chronic respiratory diseases.

Biotechnology
London
Arsanis

A company developing targeted monoclonal antibody immunotherapies for the treatment of infectious diseases

Biotechnology
Vienna
Adagio Therapeutics

Adagio Therapeutics is a Waltham, Massachusetts-based biotechnology company involved in the research and development of therapeutic pharmaceuticals.

Biotechnology
Waltham, Massachusetts
TigerConnect

TigerConnect is a healthcare focused secure communication and messaging company.

Healthcare
Santa Monica, California
Nucleix

Nucleix is a San Diego-based developer and manufacturer of molecular cancer diagnostic tests.

Medical diagnostics
San Diego
Principia BioPharma

A biopharmaceutical company developing oral small molecule therapies for the treatment of cancer and autoimmune diseases

Biotechnology
South San Francisco, California
SpringWorks Therapeutics

SpringWorks Therapeutics is a Stamford, Connecticut-based company founded in 2017 by Lara S. Sullivan.

Biotechnology
Durham, North Carolina
Alphamab Oncology

Alphamab Oncology is a biotechnology company.

Biotechnology
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People

Name
Role
LinkedIn

Carl Gordon

Managing Partner

Carter Neild

General Partner

Chau Knuong

Partner

David Wang

Partner

Geoffrey Hsu

General Partner

Jonathan Silverstein

Managing Partner

Jonathan Wang

Partner

Mathew Rizzo

Partner

Peter Thompson

Partner

Richard Klemm

Partner

Rishi Gupta

Partner

Scotland Stevens

General Partner

Scott Green

Partner

Sunny Sharma

Partner

Sven Borho

Managing Partner

Trevor Polischuk

Partner

William Sawyer

Partner

Further reading

Title
Author
Link
Type
Date

Documentaries, videos and podcasts

Title
Date
Link

Companies

Company
CEO
Location
Products/Services

Adaptimmune

Biopharmaceuticals

Adicet Bio

Biopharmaceuticals

Adimab

Biopharmaceuticals

Aeglea Biotherapeutics

Biopharmaceuticals

Aerpio

Biopharmaceuticals

Alector

Biopharmaceuticals

Alpine Immune Sciences

Biopharmaceuticals

Applied Immune Technologies

Biopharmaceuticals

Arrys Therapeutics

Biopharmaceuticals

Arsanis Biosciences

Biopharmaceuticals

Arvinas

Biopharmaceuticals

Ascendis Pharma

Atox Bio

Biopharmaceuticals

Attenua

Biopharmaceuticals

Audentes Therepeutics

Biopharmaceuticals

Avedro

Biopharmaceuticals

Avitide

Biopharmaceuticals

Baili Pharmaceutical

Biopharmaceuticals

Balance Therapeutics

Biopharmaceuticals

Bellus Health

Biopharmaceuticals

Bharat Serums and Vaccines

Biopharmaceuticals

BioLineRx

Biopharmaceuticals

CBT Pharmaceuticals

Biopharmaceuticals

ChemomAb

Biopharmaceuticals

Cleave Biosciences

Biopharmaceuticals

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