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.

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Zheng Su

Zheng Su, Ph.D., is a Partner on the Therapeutics team. Between 2013 and 2021, Dr. Su spent over eight years at Deerfield in roles of increasing responsibility. Following a brief absence, he returned to the Firm in 2022. Prior to Deerfield, he was a Senior Statistical Scientist at Genentech, an Assistant Professor at SUNY Stony Brook, and a Visiting Assistant Professor at Stanford University. He was formerly Editor-in-Chief of Contemporary Clinical Trials and Co-Editor-in-Chief of Contemporary Clinical Trials Communications. Dr. Su holds a B.S. in Mathematics from Peking University, as well as an M.S. in Financial Mathematics and a Ph.D. in Computational Mathematics and Statistics from Stanford University, where he also received his post-doctoral training in biostatistics. He has published over 50 articles on the design and analysis of clinical trials.