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Manufacturing: Penn Pharmaceuticals provides packaging and production

Penn Pharmaceuticals sale set to net LDC three times return on investment

LDC has exited a seven-year investment in Penn Pharmaceuticals by selling the healthcare-orientated business to Packaging Coordinators.

Independent Vetcare has grown in scale since setting up in 2011

August Equity offloads vet business to Summit Partners

Having helped to create Independent Vetcare in 2011, investment firm August Equity has sold its interest in the business for an undisclosed amount.

Oxitec breeds and releases sterile males to control the mosquito population

Oxford Capital invests in mosquito control business

A business which has developed a technology associated with the control of dengue mosquitoes is now equipped with $10 million of growth capital.

BioMonde has revolutionised a traditional way of treating wounds with maggots

Maggot wound treatment venture BioMonde gets VC funding for US drive

Regional backer Finance Wales and venture capital firm Oxford Capital are coming together to support the growth efforts of healthcare business BioMonde.

As with many entrepreneurs, Peter Hames' inspiration originated from frustration

Esther Dyson-backed Big Health turns to Index Ventures for VC help

A Series A fundraising round worth $3.3 million has been closed by London-based Big Health to develop its products and ramp up US growth.

AltraTech aims to heavily reduce the amount of time a test takes

Food diagnostics test developed in wake of horse meat scandal secures growth funding

AltraTech, a food diagnostics business, has banked €900,000 to help with the development of its high sensitivity species-specific identification device.

Concepta will be developing products for the female health diagnostics sector

Pregnancy test technology secures £2.3 million through Angel CoFund led deal

Concepta will now being to develop and market a diagnostic device for the testing of fertility, pregnancy and early-stage healthy pregnancy monitoring following a new funding round.

Zesty started with dentist appointments and then branched out

Dental booking platform Zesty banks funding and looks to new healthcare markets

Investment firms TA Ventures and ABRT Venture Fund are coming together to lead a $2 million investment into healthcare booking platform Zesty.

Albert Medical Devices is looking to revolutionise the traditional catheter

Angel CoFund invests in 40th company as it pairs up with London Business Angels

A medical devices company based in Liverpool has become the latest business to receive equity backing from the government's Angel CoFund.

Venture Life has posted solid growth in a market growing in the western world

Venture Life joins AIM to fund ageing population product development

A business directed towards the developing of products for an ageing population has joined the AIM market of the London Stock Exchange.

Doctor to entrepreneur: Alastair Buick set up Meducation with Jeremy Walker

Bootstrapped Meducation closes first funding round and banks $1 million

Education technology start-up Meducation has courted the interest of a number of private investors in closing a $1 million seed funding round.

Futura Medical is looking to take its sexual health products into new markets

Sexual performance enhancement healthcare company raises £12 million

Healthcare business Futura Medical has used its AIM listing to raise new funds for growth of its sexual health and pain relief products.

Michelson is involved in the diagnosis of conditions such as skin cancer

Michelson Diagnostics closes new venture capital and angel deal

Venture capital investor Octopus Investments has backed Michelson Diagnostics again through a £1.98 million round.

It is hoped that the new treatment will cut down on pre-eclampsia

Metabolomic Diagnostics finds two backers for maiden funding round

A seed funding round worth €750,000 has been closed by Irish business Metabolomic Diagnostics to help with growth.

Healthcare: Part of Medicina's product range are syringes used for IVs

Northern healthcare deal for the Business Growth Fund takes 2013 regional outlay to £35 million

The Business Growth Fund has continued with its active year-end dealmaking by investing in medical devices business Medicina.

Benchmark manufactures and commercialises animal health vaccines

Biggest healthcare fundraising of the year as Benchmark joins AIM

An animal health, technical publishing and sustainability science business has joined London's Alternative Investment Market.

Sector surge: August Equity expects the dementia market to grow considerably

August Equity closes second deal from its new fund by investing in dementia care market

Specialist investor August Equity has made a new acquisition from its Partners III fund and added a social care business to its portfolio.

Healthcare IT: Civic's software is for the clinical trials market

Albion Ventures makes another healthcare IT play through SaaS firm Cisiv

US-based investor Albion Ventures has expanded its SaaS portfolio by backing healthcare offering Cisiv.

MedPlast is hoping to grow its customer base and global strategic footprint

UK acquisition for US private equity firm Baird Capital

Baird Capital portfolio company MedPlast has snapped up UK-based Orthoplastics for an undisclosed amount.

Aridhia combines information technology, health informatics and analytics

From digital marketing to biomedical informatics in a week for Scottish Equity Partners

Scottish Equity Partners has closed its second deal in a week by investing in Aridhia Informatics alongside fellow VC Albion Ventures.

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