Market Entry and Exit by Biotechnology and Medical Device Companies Funded by Venture CapitalMarket Entry And Exit, Medical Devices, Venture Capital,
Citation: Burns L.R., Housman M.G., & Robinson C.A. “Market Entry and Exit by Biotechnology and Medical Device Companies Funded by Venture Capital,” Health Affairs, Jan-Feb 2009, 28(1): w76-86.
Abstract: Start-up companies in the biotechnology and medical device sectors are important sources of health care innovation. This paper describes the role of venture capital in supporting these companies and charts the growth in venture capital financial support. The paper then uses longitudinal data to describe market entry and exit by these companies. Similar factors are associated with entry and exit in the two sectors. Entries and exits in one sector also appear to influence entry in the other. These findings have important implications for developing innovative technologies and ensuring competitive markets in the life sciences.