Answered By: Austin Haley
Last Updated: Jan 14, 2022     Views: 21

Investing in Life Sciences - SIP Resources


Market research:

  • BCC Research - Reports on major economic, scientific, and technological developments in industrial, pharmaceutical, and high technology worldwide.

  • Frost & Sullivan - Reports and market trends encompassing various technology-, energy-, and manufacturing-related fields. Includes coverage of healthcare, diagnostics, and pharmaceuticals.

  • Technavio - Reports on a variety of global industries including technology, healthcare, and more. Report downloads are available, but one must select and request a specific report (click the Get PDF button) and supply one's HBS email address.  Reports will be sent via email within one business day.

Company screening:

PE & VC investors by investment criteria (industry, stage and geography)

Startups: venture-backed, by industry, geography, funding amounts & rounds

Public company profiles, equity research, etc:

Refinitiv Workspace for analyst reports and public company data. Note that student accounts are limited to 150 pages of after market research (AMR) per day. Please plan ahead.

Startup and Private company profiles:

Pitchbook has detailed profiles on startups and other sponsor backed companies. Also includes data on public companies that were previously sponsor backed. Downloads are limited to 10 per day/ 25 per month (mostly relevant to larger company or investor screens).

Article and news searches:

  • ScienceDirect - Full-text articles from journals on the life, physical, medical, technical, and social sciences, business and management.

  • Informa - The database consists publications of In Vivo, MedTech Insight, and Scrip). Provides proprietary news articles and analysis on medical technologies, biopharm, and diagnostic industries as well as profiles of leading-edge companies/startups in the above industries.

  • Stat Plus - News and analysis on healthcare, pharmaceuticals and biotech industries including policy and science developments, and overview of different technologies.

  • Factiva - Covers news from national and local newspapers, magazines, trade publications and transcripts worldwide including Wall Street Journal, New York Times, etc. 

Selected readings:

2021 Global Life Sciences Outlook - Deloitte, 2021

The Life Sciences & Health Care AI Dossier - Deloitte, 2021

Taking the Pulse of Medtech Innovation - Pitchbook, December 9th, 2021

Venture Debt in Life Sciences - Pitchbook, November 12, 2021

The Clinical Pipeline for Cancer Cell Therapies - Nature, July 2021

Cell & Gene Therapy Investing in a New Tomorrow - BDO April 2021

Opportunities and Challenges in Translational Science - National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences, April 2021