Life Sciences Pulse

Life Sciences Pulse

Our Life Sciences Pulse strategy targets investments in innovative therapeutics, diagnostics, and life sciences tools companies.

Innovation is Accelerating

Life Sciences Pulse aims to invest in companies operating in specific business spaces and become their partners for long-term growth. Innovation is accelerating in the fields of therapeutics, diagnostics, and life sciences tools, and we often invest at their intersection. These confluences and new fields have the ability to transform how diseases are defined, diagnosed, and treated.

Our Investment Focus

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Geography

U.S. based businesses
and international
life sciences hubs

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Stage

Businesses with clinical data
and/or meaningful
proof of concept

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Investment Size

$25M – $40M

A Disciplined Approach to Investing in Life Sciences

Technologies measuring new aspects of biology enable novel methods to characterize disease, which in turn enables drug development that is more likely to benefit patients. Our disciplined approach to investing in life sciences hones in on businesses that are making advances in areas of large unmet medical need.

Tools companies are increasingly productive discovery engines. We look for businesses that are revenue-generating and that have the attractive potential for significant growth and profitability.

Driving the personalization of medicine. We are interested in investing in companies with meaningful proof-of-concept data, and/or regulatory clearance in the U.S., Europe, and/or other attractive geographies.

Dramatically improving patient outcomes. We look for businesses with compelling scientific foundations that address significant unmet medical need.

Partners for Long-term Growth

Sands Capital’s singular aim is to make long-term, concentrated investments in exceptional businesses. By leveraging our global research platform to source, assess, and structure investment opportunities, Sands Capital can partner with pioneers in the expanding class of innovative life sciences businesses and support them along their path to growth. 

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Status: NASDAQ: TXG
Category: Life Sciences
Partner Since: April 2022
10X Genomics
1648827780
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Status: NASDAQ: MASS
Category: Life Sciences
Partner Since: April 2019
908 Devices
1554133440
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Status: NASDAQ: ACRV
Category: Life Sciences
Partner Since: November 2021
Acrivon Therapeutics
1637077680
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Status: NASDAQ: ABOS
Category: Life Sciences
Partner Since: November 2020
Acumen Pharmaceuticals
1604245740
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Status: Active
Category: Life Sciences
Partner Since: June 2021
Ancora Heart
1622562720
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Ankyra logo
Status: Active
Category: Life Sciences
Partner Since: August 2021
Ankyra
1627819920
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Status: Acquired
Category: Life Sciences
Partner Since: December 2019
ArcherDx
1575164400
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Status: Active
Category: Life Sciences
Partner Since: August 2023
Beta Bionics

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Status: Active
Category: Life Sciences
Partner Since: March 2021
BioSplice Therapeutics
1614560460
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Cincor logo
Status: NASDAQ: CINC
Category: Life Sciences
Partner Since: January 2022
CinCor Pharma
1641039240
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Cleerly Logo
Status: Active
Category: Life Sciences
Partner Since: July 2022
Cleerly
1656673260
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Status: Active
Category: Life Sciences
Partner Since: August 2023
Cytovale

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Status: Active
Category: Life Sciences
Partner Since: December 2020
Cytrellis
1606784460
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Status: NASDAQ: DICE
Category: Life Sciences
Partner Since: July 2018
DiCE Molecules
1530406860

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Earli logo
Status: Active
Category: Life Sciences
Partner Since: January 2021
Earli
1609462860
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Elephas logo
Status: Active
Category: Life Sciences
Partner Since: September 2021
Elephas
1630458060
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Status: Active
Category: Life Sciences
Partner Since: May 2021
Exo Imaging
1619830860
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Status: Active
Category: Life Sciences
Partner Since: July 2019
Freenome
1561942860
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Inspirna logo
Status: Active
Category: Life Sciences
Partner Since: June 2022
Inspirna
1654048920
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Karuna therapeutics
Status: NASDAQ: KRTX
Category: Life Sciences
Partner Since: March 2019
Karuna
1551402060
Karuna therapeutics

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Luminoah logo
Status: Active
Category: Life Sciences
Partner Since: August 2021
Luminoah
1627799640
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A Bold Mission Requires a Strong Team

Sands Capital has a single, integrated team focused on private markets, that collaborates to support the execution of the Life Sciences Pulse strategy. We have sought out individuals who share our passions and are integrated with the broader Sands Capital investment team. The Life Sciences Pulse team is comprised of senior professionals across public and private markets, with founders, operators, PhDs and experienced investors leading our team.

Parker Cassidy

Parker Cassidy

Partner

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Michael J. Ginder, CFA

Partner

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Ian Ratcliffe

Executive Managing Partner
Executive Managing Director

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Stephen Zachary, PhD

Managing Partner

Padmaparna Chaudhuri

Padmaparna Chaudhuri, PhD

Director of Technical Research

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Jennifer Goldsmith

Sr. Research Analyst
Director, Research Associate Program

Aagam Shah

Aagam Shah, PhD

Sr. Associate

Shreya Singh

Shreya Singh

Associate

Andrew Giordano

Andrew P. Giordano

Executive Managing Director, Business Development and Client Relations

Scott Headd

Scott Headd

Sr. Director, Client Relations

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Miriam Z. Sanders

Director, Investor Relations

Alexandra Fulk

Alexandra Fulk

Chief Compliance Officer, Sr. Counsel

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Yolande J. Hanlan

Director, Sr. Counsel

Morgan Lee

Morgan Lee

Legal Counsel

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