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

BROAD STRATEGIC APPROACH

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.

"I was impressed by Abingworth’s thoughtful, candid and rigorous diligence process, and their interest in building a relationship with management before they became investors. That approach created mutual understanding and trust, and laid the foundation for a highly productive partnership."

Timothy Noyes, President and CEO of Proteon Therapeutics

"Abingworth not only devised and executed a thorough diligence process, but as our lead Series A investor, galvanized a strong long-term investor syndicate. Through their expansive network, they also helped us secure the site of our new corporate headquarters in an intensely competitive real estate market."

Grant Pickering, President and CEO of SutroVax

"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

"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 was the first institutional investor to reach out directly to VenatoRx, even before we were looking to fund-raise. They have excellent knowledge of the infectious disease domain space and had clearly done their homework. We enjoy a strong collaborative relationship that adds significant value to the company."

Christopher Burns, CEO of VenatoRx