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Investment TargetsWe make strategic investments in privately owned biotechnology companies focused on therapeutics programs and platform technologies for drug discovery. Aimed at reinforcement of R&D pipeline of Astellas Pharma, we look for companies which have potential to become Astellas Pharma’s collaboration partners in R&D through our investment activities.

Areas of Interest Our areas of interest is in line with the R&D strategy of Astellas Pharma.We prioritize companies with programs and technologies which has a potential to address significant unmet medical needs.

Investment StageWe have an interest in relatively early-stage biotechnology companies that have not yet begun testing their products in clinical trials as well as have programs at very early stages of clinical trials.

What AVM Provides The strength of AVM lies in our “Pharma View” based on our long-standing experiences in the pharmaceutical industry. By providing our portfolio companies with invaluable information leveraging pharma expertise, we are able to support their growth. Moreover, we can be liaison between our portfolio companies and Astellas Pharma by helping them to facilitate a dialogue for future collaborations.

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