ExeVir Bio Announces New Publication from VIB Scientists Showing Potent and Broad Neutralizing Activity and Infection Protection against SARS-COV-2 and related coronaviruses
ExeVir, which is developing single domain antibody therapies providing broad protection against viral infections, announces publication in BioRxiv of a paper by VIB scientists showing, in in vivo mouse and hamster models, highly potent viral neutralizing activity, protection against infection by SARS-COV-2 and minimized development of alveolar [lung] damage, for XVR011, its unique Llama-derived VHH72-Fc antibody for potential treatment and prevention of Covid-19.
ExeVir, which is developing nanobody therapies providing broad protection against viral infections, including a lead candidate for coronaviruses, today announced that Michel Kazatchkine and Stef Heylen have been appointed to the Board. Both strengthen ExeVir’s Board by adding pertinent R&D, in depth infectious disease and significant global health experience as ExeVir moves from preclinical to clinical with its lead candidate XVR011.
ExeVir Bio announces today a first closing of a EUR23 million Series A financing led by Fund+, with the participation of VIB, UCB Ventures, the Belgian Federal Government via SFPI-FPIM, V-Bio Ventures and several Belgian family offices. ExeVir Bio has been established by Belgian partners combining world class science, antibody engineering, manufacturing, blue-chip venture capital investment and Flemish Government financing, which have joined forces in a unique collaboration to boost the development of new therapies to combat Covid-19