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Here is a list of the most active most active bio-tech, pharma and life science investors. It is typical for venture capital firms to identify and back companies in high technology industries and so venture capital is most active in the fast-growing technology and life sciences or biotechnology fields. The list is ordered starting with the companies who invested the most in biotechnology. This information is up to date through 2009 - an incredibly difficult year for bio-tech companies to raise venture capital funding, as the financial crisis caused investing firms to become more cautious with their money, but many companies manage to attract VC investments in even in the toughest economic conditions.

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ARCH Venture Partners is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Biotech Venture Capital Firms: Top Venture Capital Firms
ARCH Venture Partners

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Domain Associates is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Biotech Venture Capital Firms: Top Venture Capital Firms
Domain Associates

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InterWest Partners is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Biotech Venture Capital Firms: Top Venture Capital Firms
InterWest Partners

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OrbiMed Advisors is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Biotech Venture Capital Firms: Top Venture Capital Firms
OrbiMed Advisors

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Alta Partners is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Biotech Venture Capital Firms: Top Venture Capital Firms
Alta Partners Venture capital financing, Private equity

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Burrill & Company is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Biotech Venture Capital Firms: Top Venture Capital Firms

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Flagship Ventures is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Biotech Venture Capital Firms: Top Venture Capital Firms

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HealthCare Ventures is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Biotech Venture Capital Firms: Top Venture Capital Firms
HealthCare Ventures

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Kleiner, Perkins, Caufield and... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Biotech Venture Capital Firms: Top Venture Capital Firms
Kleiner, Perkins, Caufield and Byers Venture capital financing

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MPM Capital is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Biotech Venture Capital Firms: Top Venture Capital Firms
MPM Capital Venture capital financing, Private equity

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New Enterprise Associates is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Biotech Venture Capital Firms: Top Venture Capital Firms
New Enterprise Associates Venture capital financing

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Polaris Partners is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Biotech Venture Capital Firms: Top Venture Capital Firms
Polaris Venture Partners Venture capital financing, Private equity

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Quaker BioVentures is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Biotech Venture Capital Firms: Top Venture Capital Firms
Quaker BioVentures

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Sanderling Ventures is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Biotech Venture Capital Firms: Top Venture Capital Firms
Sanderling Ventures

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Sofinnova Ventures is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Biotech Venture Capital Firms: Top Venture Capital Firms
Sofinnova Ventures

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SV Life Sciences Advisers is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Biotech Venture Capital Firms: Top Venture Capital Firms
SV Life Sciences Advisers

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Venrock is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Biotech Venture Capital Firms: Top Venture Capital Firms
Venrock Venture capital financing