2003

Targeting companies in the time-to-volume stage of their development, Safeguard Scientifics expanded its focus beyond Business Decision solutions to encompass innovative Healthcare Life Sciences solutions. In the wake of the Internet bubble’s burst, Safeguard assessed its asset pool, retaining and focusing on only those assets that were strategic to its future.

By the end of 2003, Safeguard had 14 strategic partner companies in its two focus areas, a dramatically different landscape from the 41 companies in disparate industries that marked its portfolio in 2001.