Venture Capital and the European Biotechnology Industry

by William Bains.

Published November 2008 by Palgrave Macmillan Ltd., ISBN 978-0-230-21719-5




  1. Introduction: the facts
  2. The biotechnology industry and venture capital
  3. Europe falls behind
  4. Why does Europe do so poorly? Some inadequate explanations
  5. Under-investment in European Biotechnology
  6. Public markets and under-investment
  7. VC management of companies
  8. VC effects on business efficacy
  9. Investor blocade of business
  10. Pomp and circumstance
  11. The real VC business model
  12. What to do about it: government
  13. What to do about it: business
  14. References