The financing was led by Fund+, with the participation of Belgian life science research institute Vlaams Instituut voor Biotechnologie (VIB), UCB Ventures, the Belgian Federal Government via Société Fédérale de Participations et d'Investissement-Société Fédérale de Participations (SFPI-FPIM), V-Bio Ventures, and several Belgian family offices, according to ExeVir Bio. The company will use the funds to advance the antibody into clinical trials.
A spinoff of VIB, ExeVir Bio is utilizing its VHH technology to develop treatments for viral infections. Its lead asset, VHH782-Fc, binds to a unique epitope that is conserved in both SARS-CoV and SARS-CoV-2, preventing these viruses from entering the cell, according to the firm. As a result, it could be used as a therapeutic and a prophylactic.
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