NovaSom’s investors include private individuals, venture capital firms and corporations.


Quaker Partners is a venture capital firm investing in life science companies. The firm leads investments across the spectrum of the life science industry, including biopharmaceuticals, medical devices, human diagnostics, specialty pharmaceuticals, and healthcare services. Quaker Partners invests in companies at all stages of development, from early stage start-ups to public companies. Founded in 2003, Quaker is currently investing its second fund of $420 million, formed in 2007. Quaker Partners manages over $700 million in committed capital.



TPG Biotech is part of the venture capital investment platform of TPG, the global private investment firm. With more than $500 million under management, TPG Biotech targets investments in life science, biotechnology, renewables and medical technology companies. The firm is backed by the resources of TPG with more than $35 billion of assets under management.



Founded in 1953 and based in Wayne, PA, Safeguard Scientifics, Inc. (NYSE: SFE) provides growth capital for entrepreneurial and innovative life sciences and technology companies. Safeguard targets life sciences companies in Molecular and Point-of-Care Diagnostics, Medical Devices, Regenerative Medicine, Specialty Pharmaceuticals and selected healthcare services, and technology companies in Internet / New Media, Financial Services IT, Healthcare IT and selected business services with capital requirements of up to $25 million. Safeguard participates in expansion financings, corporate spinouts, management buyouts, recapitalizations, industry consolidations and early-stage financings.