REPAIR Impact Fund



Novo Holdings has established the REPAIR Impact Fund to replenish the anti-infective pipeline and to combat antimicrobial resistance. The REPAIR (Replenishing and Enabling the Pipeline for Anti-Infective Resistance) Impact Fund invests in companies involved in discovering and early-stage development of therapies targeting resistant microorganisms.

Watch our video about the REPAIR Impact Fund’s first year of operation

Antimicrobial resistance – a major unmet need

Novel approaches are urgently needed to tackle the growing tide of antibiotic-resistant infections.

More than 1.2 million people die each year from infections resistant to most or all antibiotics, and the number is increasing by the day. Such infections are projected to kill more people than cancer does by 2050, which would reduce global economic output by between 2% and 3.5% and severely cripple modern medical and surgical advances.

That makes anti-infective resistance one of the world’s most pressing medical problems. Although this growing issue is being generally recognized, the antibiotic pipeline remains thin.

Portfolio pipeline

The REPAIR Impact Fund expects to invest in about 20 projects over 3–5 years. The portfolio build-up and its progress can be followed here.

Contact REPAIR Impact Fund

Novo Holdings A/S
Tuborg Havnevej 19
2900 Hellerup