Nature Biotech Honors Some Of 2014’s Best Academic Startups – LifeSciVC

The editors’ selections of the top startups – 11 companies to follow!

power_buttonThis year they picked 11 companies to highlight across cancer, gastrointestinal, fibrosis, pain, and rare disease areas.

By way of background, Nature Biotechnology is the most widely cited journal for biotech, ranked #1 by “impact factor”, and its editors drove the startup selection process. Their methodology involved evaluating the list of new startups that raised significant Series A rounds last year, as “substantial funding” was their view of “commercial excitement” or validation. Then they selected companies where the underlying science was derived from academic labs and was sufficiently innovative to be compelling – essentially their editors’ assessment of the most exciting science. Nature senior editor Laura DeFrancesco and her colleague Aaron Bouchie then wrote up narratives describing each of the companies.

Have a look at this wonderful blog on Lifesciences    Nature article (subscription required)

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