Exciva has closed a Series A financing of €9 million, led by Andera Partners, to develop the lead compound up to completion of Phase I. The product has the potential to treat behavioral and psychological symptoms in Alzheimer disease patients. This compound is the combination of two clinically validated products, which have demonstrated effectiveness in the CNS field.
Francois Conquet, CEO of Exciva, said: “Our lead candidate (Deraphan) combines two compounds which have separately demonstrated a safety profile as well as an efficient activity in patients living with behavioral conditions. With this investment, we can look forward to advancing this product, the combination of these two compounds, through to the start of Phase II.”
“Andera has been supporting Exciva from its foundation and we are excited about the progress the program has made so far. These proceeds will be used to complete Phase I with the goal of starting Phase II in the next 18 months,” said Sofia Ioannidou, partner at Andera Partners.