Tools & Diagnostics
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The Diagnostics sector has enjoyed a surge in the recognition of its importance in a post-ACA environment. However, investors and consolidators alike are sharply focused on Clinical Validity, Clinical Utility, Economic Benefit, and Barriers to Competition.
Related Banking Team
Managing Director, Life Science Tools & Diagnostics
Ryan Lindquist is a Managing Director in Investment Banking at SVB Leerink and leads the firm’s Diagnostics and Life Science Tools practice.
Mr. Lindquist has been exclusively focused on clients in Medical Devices, Diagnostics and Life Science Tools since joining the firm in 2009 from Merrill Lynch’s Global Healthcare Investment Banking Group, where he spent his time working with clients across the Healthcare industry. Prior to joining Merrill Lynch in 2005, he was a consultant at Deloitte. Over the course of his career, Mr. Lindquist has advised clients on over 60 M&A advisory assignments and debt, equity and equity-linked financings.
Mr. Lindquist earned his M.B.A. with high honors from The University of Chicago and his B.A. in Economics from Lehigh University, where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa.
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Managing Director, Life Science Tools and Diagnostics
Puneet Souda is a Senior Research Analyst at SVB Leerink covering Life Science Tools and Diagnostics. His research focuses on companies and technologies within the Life Science Tools subsector, the Diagnostics subsector, and selected areas of Pharmaceutical Services.
Prior to joining the firm in 2014, Mr. Souda was a Senior Associate at Citigroup covering Medical Devices. Before joining Wall Street, Mr. Souda spent over a decade in core and basic research labs at UCLA and Purdue University. In this work, he was a customer and collaborator of many Life Science Tools and Diagnostic companies. Mr. Souda has direct experience in the acquisition, management, and utilization of many life sciences technologies for molecular analysis and diagnostics. He has co-authored over 45 peer-reviewed scientific papers and has built an extensive network of colleagues and collaborators among academic lab researchers and Life Science Tools suppliers.
Mr. Souda earned an M.B.A. from University of California-San Diego, and undertook graduate study in biotechnology and earned a B.A. in Biology from Purdue University.