About Deerfield

Launched in 1994, Deerfield Management Company is an investment firm dedicated to advancing healthcare through information, investment, and philanthropy—all toward the end goal of cures for disease, improved quality of life, and reduced cost of care.

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Supporting companies across the healthcare ecosystem with flexible funding models…

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Delivering market research to the Deerfield team, its portfolio companies and other partners.

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A New York City-based not-for-profit devoted to advancing innovative health care initiatives.

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Portfolio Companies

Deerfield generally maintains a combined portfolio of more than 150 private and public investments across the life science, medical device, diagnostic, digital health and health service industries at all stages of evolution from start-up to mature company.

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Research Collaborations

Deerfield partners with leading academic research centers, providing critical funding and expertise to further sustain and accelerate the commercialization of discoveries toward meaningful societal impact by advancing cures for disease.

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Strategic Partners

As a strategic partner, Deerfield offers capital, scientific expertise, business operating support, and unique access to innovation.

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Deerfield Foundation

The Deerfield Foundation is a New York City-based not-for-profit organization whose mission is to improve health, accelerate innovation and promote human equity.

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Cure Campus

Cure is a 12-story innovations campus in New York City that intends to bring together innovators from academia, government, industry, and the not-for-profit sectors to advance human health and accelerate the fight against disease.

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Cure Programming

Cure has a series of expert lectures intended to advance thought in healthcare, management, innovation, policy, and other relevant subjects. This fosters growth and education for those at Cure and its guests.

Events at the Cure

Message from Deerfield Managing Partner, James E. Flynn

The emergence of COVID-19 has laid bare disturbing differences in health status by race.  As of the most recent tallies, Black, Hispanic and Native American persons have roughly three times the rate of hospitalization and double the rate of death as compared to white Americans.  The cause is multifactorial and includes the consequences of differential access to care and differential access to employment opportunities that lend themselves to remote work.  These lopsided numbers do not lend themselves to debate about who is bearing the greatest burden from COVID-19 and continue to signal a clear call to action.

Overall, the impact of COVID-19 on Asian populations in the U.S. has mirrored that of whites in terms of deaths and hospitalizations.  However, owing to the origin of the virus in China and the rising politics of blame, hate crimes against Asians have risen sharply in most major cities across the U.S.   It is absurd to blame a Chinese person (or any other person of Asian descent) for a disease with which they had nothing to do. The pain of experiencing or witnessing these acts is severe, and it is every bit as important to address these acts as those which have differentially affected other populations.

These unnecessary and harmful divisions have been heightened by the stresses, isolation and fears associated with COVID-19. However, there is often opportunity in tragedy. We can take lessons from this experience to diversify our institutions and to educate our children and ourselves on ways to be allies for communities that face discrimination of any kind. We can develop innovative solutions for the delivery of health care which solve access by zip code and other fundamental issues. Most of all, we can embrace the strength which comes from the differences in our interests, backgrounds, perspectives and traditions. It is that strength that will allow us to overcome the many future challenges we inevitably will face.