Report: Are VCs fleeing med-tech?

October 7, 2011 by MassDevice staff

Investors move away from medical devices and into areas less regulated by the FDA, National Venture Capitalists Assn. survey finds.

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Investors are paring their stakes in health care and shifting capital into projects with less regulatory risk, according to a new survey by the National Venture Capitalists Assn.'s Medical Innovation & Competitiveness Coalition.

Investors are running away from med-tech and pharma in particular, with 61 of the VCs pointing to regulatory challenges as the prime reason for the shift, the survey found.

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