Global Life Science Ventures Investing in the life sciences

Global Life Science Ventures (GLSV) is a leading, independent venture capital fund focusing exclusively on the life sciences. GLSV is dedicated to supporting early-stage groups, originating from universities, scientific institutions or industry. The fund may also invest in selected later stage companies, including buy-outs. For this purpose, GLSV provides finance, advice and access to expertise and networks. The group currently advises and manages funds totalling more than 200 million. With offices in Germany and Switzerland, GLSV acts as one team with a global perspective.

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Ethical Values

We at GLSV believe that the companies in our portfolio are working at the technological forefront of the life sciences. Therefore their technologies and products have the potential to revolutionize the diagnosis and treatment of diseases and human health care in general.

The approaches taken by some companies in our portfolio may include technologies that are still the subject of public debate, like the use of various forms of human stem cells and genetically engineered plants. This is also true for the development of a personalized medicine which may offer considerable benefits to the health of individuals but which also raises new bioethical issues.

In all cases, we take these issues seriously. We consider them when we are selecting a potential investment and advise our target companies to adhere to the core ethical values published in various official documents.

Selected documentation on some of these ethical issues can be viewed at the following web-sites: