$8.2 bln of venture capital invested into healthcare companies in 2006

Venture capital investment in US health care companies was up solidly in 2006 compared to 2005 ($8.2 bln vs. $7.4 bln). Health care’s share of total US venture investment increased slightly from 31% in 2005 to 32% in 2006. US medical device/equipment companies raised approximately $2.6 bln in 2006, the best year ever for that sector.