Arctic Imaginative and prescient at present has three late-stage in-licensed merchandise: ARVN001 for uveitic macular edema (UME), ARVN002 for pediatric progressive myopia and ARVN003 for presbyopia. Specifically, ARVN001 obtained Investigational New Drug (IND) approval for UME in China in December 2020, and the corporate expects to start Section 3 scientific trials this 12 months. The IND functions for ARVN002 and ARVN003 are on observe as effectively. As well as, Arctic Imaginative and prescient goals to take a variety of novel property into the scientific trial this 12 months, deepening its in-house R&D and scientific improvement capabilities.
Dr. Eddy Wu, Founder, Chief Government Officer and Board Director of Arctic Imaginative and prescient, commented: “Since inception, Arctic Imaginative and prescient has targeted on figuring out probably the most novel ocular therapies globally. Over the previous 12 months, we now have efficiently licensed in three progressive merchandise with proprietary expertise platforms, in addition to achieved fast scientific progress throughout our property, because of the dedication of our extremely skilled expertise group and advisors. We’re assured to leverage the proceeds from this financing spherical to additional speed up the scientific improvement of our pipeline property and improve commercialization capabilities, thus organically combining our in-house R&D efforts with exterior applied sciences to ship secure and efficacious scientific options to sufferers. On the identical time, we stay up for increasing our focus and a spotlight to different nations in Asia, with the intention of addressing the unmet medical wants of much more sufferers throughout the area.”
Mr. Roy Xie, Companion at Loyal Valley Capital, stated: “We’re delighted to help Arctic Imaginative and prescient’s extremely promising pipeline improvement initiatives. Ophthalmology is likely one of the best therapeutic areas in international drug improvement and there is a gigantic variety of alternatives on this discipline. We strongly resonate with Arctic Imaginative and prescient’s imaginative and prescient and improvement technique, which is market-oriented and innovation-driven: to determine progressive ophthalmology merchandise that match the particular wants of the China market by means of our profound data of the market. ARVN003, doubtlessly the primary pharmaceutical therapy for presbyopia in China, and ARVN002, a revolutionary resolution for pediatric progressive myopia, are good examples of this. Arctic Imaginative and prescient has made substantial progress throughout the previous 12 months, and we’ll keep our help of the corporate to deliver extra progressive therapies to sufferers affected by eye illnesses as rapidly as doable.”
Concerning this funding, Mrs. Dianna Qian, Companion at Pivotal bioVenture Companions China, expressed, “The explanation Pivotal bioVenture Companions and our guardian firm Nan Fung Life Sciences have sequentially participated within the seed, Collection A and Collection B financing rounds of Arctic Imaginative and prescient is that we now have sturdy confidence in its administration group and its progress trajectory since institution. In simply lower than a 12 months, the scientific improvement of the corporate’s pipeline property has superior in a structured and fast method; the product portfolio has additionally expanded steadily, demonstrating the sturdy execution capabilities of the administration group. Within the upcoming 12 months, we stay up for seeing the corporate obtain extra alternatives to internationalize, scale up organizational presence, and progressively change into a mannequin within the ophthalmology sector, inside China and even throughout Asia.
About Arctic Imaginative and prescient
Arctic Imaginative and prescient is a China-based scientific stage specialty ophthalmology firm with a number one portfolio of breakthrough applied sciences. The Firm’s imaginative and prescient is to handle unmet medical wants in ophthalmology with the invention, improvement, and commercialization of progressive therapies in China, Asia and globally. Arctic Imaginative and prescient is led by an elite group of ophthalmic business veterans with substantial and compelling R&D and business expertise in each China and globally. For extra info, please go to https://arcticvision.com
ARVN001 is a proprietary suspension of the corticosteroid, triamcinolone acetonide, formulated for administration to the again of the attention by way of suprachoroidal injection. It’s at present being investigated for the therapy of macular edema related to uveitis. This proprietary suprachoroidal therapy method is designed to allow fast dispersion of drugs to the again of the attention, doubtlessly leading to longer-lasting therapeutic impact whereas minimizing any aspect impact to the encircling wholesome elements of the attention.
About ARVN002 & ARVN003
ARVN002 is a proprietary microdose formulation of atropine used within the Optejet® dispenser. It’s a doubtlessly first-in-class topical therapy for the discount of pediatric progressive myopia, also called nearsightedness. It has been developed for consolation and ease-of-use in youngsters, and its microdose administration is designed to doubtlessly end in low systemic and ocular drug publicity.
ARVN003 is a proprietary pilocarpine formulation used within the Optejet® dispenser. It’s a candidate for the therapy of presbyopia. The excessive precision microdosing expertise mixed with the well-known drug, pilocarpine, is anticipated to offer short-term enchancment in sufferers’ imaginative and prescient whereas addressing the tolerability and value points related to the traditional administration of pilocarpine.
About Loyal Valley Capital
Loyal Valley Capital, based in 2015, is a thematic, research-oriented non-public fairness agency that has been a “accomplice of selection” for China’s most promising firms. Loyal Valley Capital has been concerned within the funding of main gamers akin to TikTok, Didi Chuxing, Bilibili, Junshi Biosciences, InnoCare Pharma, Akesobio, POP MART and SUPCON. For extra info, please go to https://www.loyalvalleycapital.com
About Octagon Capital
Based in 2019, Octagon Capital Advisors LP is a multi-stage funding supervisor devoted to evidence-based investing in each private and non-private healthcare firms, particularly in the USA and China. Octagon Capital focuses on strategic long-term investments and try to work with our portfolio administration groups as companions. Octagon Capital manages capital on behalf of worldwide establishments akin to college endowments, non-profit foundations, household places of work, pension funds and established asset managers. For extra info, please go to https://octagoninvestments.com
About Dr. Adrian Cheng
Dr. Adrian Cheng, pillar of the New World Improvement and the Chow Tai Fook, and Founding father of K11, is a famend entrepreneur and businessman that has been targeted on medical and healthcare sector. He is invested in a number of well-established biopharmaceutical enterprises, akin to Alphamab Oncology, Athenex, 3D Medicines, Transcenta, Cothera and so forth., in addition to medical organizations dedicated to growing progressive and high quality companies, akin to WeDoctor and Sanbo Mind Hospital.
About Nan Fung Life Sciences (NFLS) & Pivotal bioVenture Companions China
Nan Fung Life Sciences is a world life sciences funding platform with a long-term capital dedication from the Nan Fung Group. The group possesses various expertise with lengthy observe information in firm formation, enterprise capital, progress/buyout investments, and drug discovery and improvement. For extra info, please go to https://www.nanfunglifesciences.com
Pivotal bioVenture Companions China, a member of Nan Fung Life Sciences, is a enterprise capital agency specializing within the healthcare and life sciences business. Its funding technique is centered on figuring out promising progressive merchandise and applied sciences and bringing them to construct out new firms in China. For extra info, please go to https://www.pivotalbiovp.cn
About Morningside Ventures
Morningside Ventures was based in 1986 in Boston by the Chan household of Hong Kong. Since its institution, Morningside has been specializing in tendencies on the forefront of the life science and healthcare industries globally, increasing its enterprise scope and funding footprint over North America, Europe, and Better China. For extra info, please go to http://www.morningside.com
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