Deborah Palmer Herst
Deborah joined Fraser in 2016. Based in Chicago, Deborah is highly networked in the Biotech, Medtech, Diagnostics and Digital Health industries, in the U.S. and internationally, to top tier venture capitalists, corporate venture funds and global strategics at the C-Suite level.
She previously was a Vice President at Healthios Capital Markets, a boutique investment bank in the U.S. focusing exclusively on the emerging healthcare market, and has been instrumental in financing and M&A transactions involving Inspiration Biopharmaceuticals, Cheetah Medical, WellDoc, Rheonix, Leman Cardiovascular, Exagen Diagnostics, Miracor, Accelitech, Bronchus Medical/Bronchus Technologies, and Verax BioMedical. At Healthios, Deborah also directed the Syndicates program, Webinars and Partnering Conferences, assembling global market leaders (e.g., Pfizer, Amgen, Merck, Roche, J&J, Baxter, Abbott) and KOLs with top-tier emerging growth companies.
Deborah holds a BA from Indiana University (elected Senior of the Year) and English Literature Certificate from Cambridge University, and is a FINRA Registered Representative.
Deborah works with rapidly growing biotech, diagnostics, digital health companies such as Therapixel, PathoQuest, Lumeon, Glysure and ExThera Medical.
- Therapixel raises €15M Series B financing
- PathoQuest closes €15M Series B led by SHS
- Otsuka enters collaboration with Holmusk on digital health analytics
- Incision raises €5M for surgical training platform
- Charles River and PathoQuest strengthen partnership
- PathoQuest raises $9M Series A led by Norgine
- Baxter acquires Glysure glucose monitoring
- Lumeon raises $28M Series C led by LSP
- Charles River and PathoQuest expand partnership
- Lumeon raises debt financing led by IPF
- Mint Solutions raises Series B financing
- ExThera closes $15M Series B led by Fresenius
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