Dry Powder


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Dry Powder

Informal; a term for cash reserves, especially to cover unforeseen, future obligations. In personal finance, dry powder can also refer to low-risk liquid assets that can be converted to cash with minimal effort. The term is associated often with venture capital, when it refers to keeping ventures funded in a downturn, and with home building, when it refers to a reserve used to buy real estate when the market is favorable. The term derives from the need for dry gunpowder in the heat of battle in early modern warfare.
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Due to the scarcity of attractive targets and the large amount of available dry powder of $5-9 billion, competition among funds is huge.
Adding to the pressure to do deals is the fact that a sizeable portion of the dry powder earmarked for buyouts -- 48 per cent of the total -- is held in funds raised during the big 2007 and 2008 vintage years.
Aero has been designed from the ground up, taking account of the latest dry powder dispersion theory.
But the new dry powder measles vaccine provided the macaques, complete protection from measles with a single vaccine dose, according to the study.
The two companies have agreed an exclusive licence that will allow Otsuka to produce the dry powder inhaler version for sale in both Japan and Spain.
Our novel dry powder nebulizer makes pulmonary delivery of dry powder medications to infants possible for the first time, in a low cost, handheld device that is intuitive and simple to use by parents or caregivers.
patent 9,119,778, for the Company's underlying iSPERSE(TM) inhaled dry powder technology.
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The dry powder formulation of Ostabolin-C will be administered using Nektar's convenient, pocket-sized dry powder inhaler.
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The company's insulin therapy consists of a proprietary dry powder insulin formula that is inhaled into the deep lung using an inhaler.
Amplify functional polymers ate said to be good alternative solutions for protective coatings applied as a dry powder for decorative or functional needs.