Our Strategy

We partner with entrepreneurs to create companies that have a significant impact on patients’ lives. Participating at all stages of development and across all sectors, we take a broad strategic approach to investing in life sciences.

Typical Investments

Investment size$15-$30m in total per company
OwnershipMajority or minority
GeographyPrimarily US and Europe
Holding period3-8 years
SectorsBiotherapeutics, small molecules, nucleic acid therapeutics, vaccines, specialty pharma, technologies, medical devices, diagnostics, instrumentation


Within the life sciences market we participate in a wide range of opportunities spanning therapeutics, medical devices, diagnostics, instrumentation and software. We invest in seed stage projects, technology platforms, preclinical and clinical assets as well as approved and marketed products. Supporting private and public companies, we aim to partner with the most innovative entrepreneurs to address significant unmet needs in healthcare.

Discover the Strategies

Covering programmes and companies at many different stages of development, our diverse strategies provide us with unusually broad insights into the key factors for success in biotechnology.

"Working with Abingworth to build CRISPR Therapeutics is a pleasure. They are incredibly supportive in shaping the company, which aims to lead the highly dynamic and competitive environment of gene editing."

Rodger Novak, Chairman of CRISPR Therapeutics

"Abingworth is a very supportive investor. Their extensive network, deep sector knowledge, willingness to engage at different levels, from strategy discussions to finding key advisors and talent, has been very important for a growing, entrepreneurial company like Verona Pharma."

Jan-Anders Karlsson, CEO

"Abingworth was the original lead investor in SFJ and has since made 5 additional investments in SFJ related companies. Working together to maximize the full potential growth and sustainability of SFJ, we have formed a true partnership with the Abingworth team."

Robert DeBenedetto, President and CEO of SFJ Pharmaceuticals

"As one of Tizona’s early investors, Abingworth has been a very engaged partner, providing support and prodigious resources to the company. They also bring a deep knowledge of the industry and an extensive network that has benefited us greatly."

Pablo Cagnoni, CEO of Tizona Therapeutics

"Abingworth are a very hands-on investor who bring their extensive experience in the life sciences sector to the board table. They have been a great support and used their connections to source exceptional individuals to join our growing company."

Allison Jeynes-Ellis, CEO of Avillion