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  • Biotechnology
  • Medical Devices
  • Healthcare Services


SV Life Sciences is a leading international life sciences venture capital firm. SVLS affiliated funds have been investing in life sciences companies since the early 1980s and the firm closed its first dedicated life sciences fund in 1994.


The SVLS team manages five private venture capital funds with approximately $1.9 billion of capital under management. The firm employs a diversified strategy within life sciences in order to selectively capitalize on an expanding opportunity in biotech, medical devices and health-care services. SVLS has offices in Boston, London and San Francisco.



SV Life Sciences News


SV Life Sciences Announces Important Senior Leadership Promotion - 13 January 2014

BOSTON, MA, SAN FRANCISCO, CA, LONDON, UK (January 13, 2014): SV Life Sciences ("SVLS"), a leading international life sciences venture capital firm, today announced the appointments of Eugene Hill as Chairman, Paul LaViolette as Managing Partner and Chief Operating Officer, Tom Flynn as Managing Partner and Hamish Cameron as Operating Partner. James Garvey, who has served in senior leadership roles since 1995, most recently as Chairman, will become the firm's Chairman Emeritus. 

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AqueSys - January, 2014

SV Life Sciences notes that SV Life Sciences Fund V invested in AqueSys, maker of proprietary implants for glaucoma-related vision loss, the world’s No. 2 cause of blindness as part of a $42m series D financing round. 


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