• New investors include Viking Global Investors, General Atlantic, and Cormorant Asset Management, with an expanded position by Venrock Healthcare Capital Partners
• Phase 2 study of PHVS416 expected to initiate in 2021
Zug, Switzerland, Nov. 18, 2020 - Pharvaris, a clinical-stage company focused on the discovery and development of novel oral bradykinin-B2-receptor antagonists for the treatment of hereditary angioedema (HAE) and other bradykinin-B2-receptor-mediated indications, today announced the close of its oversubscribed $80 million Series C financing bringing its total venture funding to over $160 million to date. Viking Global Investors and General Atlantic co-led the financing, with participation by Cormorant Asset Management. Current investors Foresite Capital, Bain Capital Life Sciences, venBio Partners, and Venrock Healthcare Capital Partners also participated in the round.
“Our team is committed to developing and delivering differentiated products to patients - the oversubscription of our Series C highlights broad enthusiasm for our vision for HAE and beyond,” said Berndt Modig, Chief Executive Officer and co-founder of Pharvaris. “The backing from this prominent group of investors will enable us to develop our pipeline of compounds for the treatment of HAE and other bradykinin-B2-receptor-mediated indications. We expect to complete our Phase 1 assessments in healthy volunteers at the end of the year and anticipate announcing top-line data in 2021.”
The proceeds from the Series C financing will fund the clinical advancement of Pharvaris’ pipeline of novel oral bradykinin-B2-receptor antagonists for the treatment of HAE, including both on-demand treatment and prophylactic prevention. Pharvaris’ first product candidate, PHVS416 (PHA121 in soft capsules), is a potent, orally available bradykinin B2-receptor antagonist designed to block the effects of bradykinin during HAE attacks. Initiation of RAPIDe-1, a multi-center Phase 2 placebo-controlled on-demand study of PHVS416 in HAE patients, is expected in 2021. Pharvaris is also developing an orally available extended-release product containing PHA121 specifically for prophylaxis in HAE patients.
Brett Zbar, M.D., Managing Director and Global Head of General Atlantic’s Life Sciences sector, stated, “As I saw during my previous tenure as a director, Pharvaris has a demonstrated track record of executing against its development strategy for PHA121, underscored by the promising clinical data presented at ACAAI last week. We strongly believe in Pharvaris’ mission and are excited to back Berndt and the team as we put further momentum behind General Atlantic’s Life Sciences strategy.”