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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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.

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

Carla Gauss, Ph.D.

Carla Gauss, Ph.D., is a Senior Director, Medicinal Chemistry, Deerfield Discovery and Development, and joined the Firm in 2022. Prior to Deerfield, Dr. Gauss was a Senior Application Scientist, Medicinal Chemistry at Nanome. Before Nanome, she served as a Research Investigator at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, where she worked for 11 years. Before this, Dr. Gauss held various positions as a scientist at Progenics Pharmaceuticals, Cara Therapeutics, Memory Pharmaceuticals and Exelixis. Dr. Gauss holds a B.S. in Chemistry and a B.A. in Biology from University of Virginia and a Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry from University of California at Irvine.