Europe Trailed US Despite Record Gene and Cell Therapy Funding in 2021

Cell and gene therapy developers globally raised an all-time annual record in 2021. However, European firms missed out on the funding growth.

Companies around the world developing cell and gene therapies raised €20.1B ($23.1B) over 2021, said the advanced therapy advocacy organization the Alliance for Regenerative Medicine (ARM) in a briefing this week. This bumper catch beat 2020’s total of €17.3B ($19.9B) by 16%.

ARM advanced therapy funding by yearFunding raised globally by developers of cell and gene therapies by year. Credit: ARM

The growth from 2020 to 2021 was primarily driven by companies in the US. With a fresh €15.7B ($18B) in the bank, US-based companies saw an impressive 53% jump in investments compared to 2020. In contrast, their European counterparts raised €2.9B ($3.3B), 8% less funding than in 2020.

ARM advanced therapy funding 2021 by geographyFunding raised in 2021 by developers of cell and gene therapies by region. YoY: Year on year from 2020. Credit: ARM

Both European and US gene and cell therapy players had seen record funding growth in 2020 compared to 2019,

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