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Life Sciences Banking

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Bridge Bank Life Sciences Group

From Lab to Market

Success in the life sciences industry demands innovation, knowledge and insight, plus the tenacity to weather uncertainties. Choosing our Life Sciences Group puts committed, experienced lenders on your team. From pre-clinical development and testing through product launch and more, we’re here to help you bring your vision to market.

Powering Healthy Life Sciences Innovation

Life sciences success stories need to overcome regulatory hurdles and the unpredictability of both the lab and the market. We get it. From biotech to pharmaceutical companies to medical devices and diagnostics, our team knows life sciences. And we’ve got solutions1 made for you.

  • True relationship banking: From the start, you’ll work with a banker who understands breakout life sciences technology. That means less explaining and more solutions.

  • Industry expertise: Our team is composed of lenders with significant industry experience, focused on adding value to companies in all life sciences verticals and stages of development.

  • Solutions throughout the lifespan: Young companies benefit from specialized Startup Banking services. Pre-IPO enterprises have access to Venture Debt and our deep connections in the private equity and venture capital spheres.

  • Flexible financing for growth: Whether you’re ramping up clinical trials or positioning products for new markets, credit facilities can add vital strength to complement venture capital funding.

Biotechnology

  • Therapeutics

  • Vaccines

  • Enabling technology

  • Drug discovery

Medical Devices

  • Diagnostic

  • Surgical devices

  • Implantable devices

  • Non-invasive devices

Pharma

  • Specialty pharma

  • Generics

  • Over-the-counter (OTC)

  • Pharma services

Diagnostics/Tools

  • Companion diagnostics

  • Point-of-care diagnostics

  • Genomics

  • Personalized medicine

Life Sciences Banking Solutions

Our specialized team understands the needs of life sciences companies at every stage of the life cycle. Call on us to help achieve your goals, whether you’re starting up or heading toward IPO or acquisition. We finance growth and working capital, refinancing, restructuring, recapitalization, and mergers and acquisitions.

Life Sciences Banking

Facilities That Grow with an RNA Medicine Star

After going public, RNA medicines innovator Arcturus Therapeutics looked for a bank with the ability to support larger credit facilities to fuel even greater growth. “We appreciated the very quick turnaround; the bank was right on it. They created a loan structure that was just right for us, and it was fairly priced.” — KC Kummerfeld, Vice President of Finance and Corporate Controller, Arcturus Therapeutics

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Vice President of Finance and Corporate Controller, Arcturus Therapeutics, posing outside a lab

Client Spotlight

Arcturus Therapeutics

Recent Deals

Helping Life Sciences Companies Reach Their Goals

AbSci logo

Term Loan $5,000,000

Vancouver, WA

Bolder Surgical logo

Term Loan $7,000,000

Louisville, CO

Elucent Medical logo

Term Loan $10,000,000

Eden Prarie, MN

Fennec Pharma logo

Term Loan $20,000,000

Durham, NC

OrthAlign logo

Term Loan $15,000,000

Aliso Viejo, CA

Rejuvenate Bio logo

Term Loan

San Diego, CA

Our Life Sciences Experts

Funding Life Sciences Innovation

Our Life Sciences Group is a national practice serving U.S.-based life sciences companies. Our seasoned life sciences lenders are based in hubs from San Francisco to Raleigh-Durham, with expertise in all stages of your growth trajectory. Let’s talk about what we can do for you.

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Our Life Sciences Group features expert bankers working in the hubs where pharmaceutical companies, medical device makers and other life sciences innovators thrive. You have access to a local relationship banker backed by the resources of Western Alliance Bank.

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