ARTICLE | Finance

PPPs holding steady

BioCentury's 2014 analysis of PPPs and early stage venture financing

February 5, 2015 8:00 AM UTC

BioCentury's annual analysis of public-private partnerships and early stage venture financing activity shows that the model of using PPPs to foster academic innovation is holding fast, and that academia is an active driver behind the surge of new companies formed in 2014.

The development of PPPs as an interface between academia and industry is founded on the notion that programs pursued as collaborations can be efficiently ripened to the point they can be commercialized - either by a straight licensing deal or by spinning out a new company. ...