Figure 1. Recent company and partnership formation trends in the macrocycle space. Although company formation in the macrocycle space has been relatively steady since 1995, partnership activity for these companies has surged in the last five years.

For macrocycle company formation and the establishment of corporate drug discovery partnerships, the size of the dot represents the number of companies formed or partnerships established during that year, and the plotted value indicates the cumulative number of companies or partnerships in the space.

Data are taken from Cain, C. BioCentury 20(38), A7-A13; Sept. 17, 2012.