OncoImmune currently has two Phase III clinical programs to evaluate its lead product CD24Fc, a first-in-class biologic, in protecting against immune destruction in severe and critical COVID-19 patients in one trial, and in leukemia patients that are prone to acute GVHD after receiving allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplant in the second trial. The COVID-19 Phase III trial has been initiated in 17 medical centers nationwide and is enrolling severe and critical COVID-19 patients that either require supplemental oxygen support or high flow oxygen non-invasive ventilation, in addition to ICU patients requiring invasive mechanical ventilation. The trial plans to enroll over 270 patients and is near its enrollment target with topline readouts expected soon.
“We are grateful to our investors for their confidence and continued support,” said Yang Liu, PhD, Founder, CEO and Chairman of OncoImmune. “We are delighted to see the significant progress OncoImmune has made in the past few years. It exemplifies how great scientific discovery can be turned into potential novel therapeutics benefiting patients,” said Dr. Karen Liu, Partner at 3E Bioventures Capital, which led OncoImmune’s Series A round in 2017.
“HM Capital is delighted to co-lead the investment to support innovations of transformative impact. We very much look forward to OncoImmune’s continuous success,” said Robert Luo, the founding partner of HM Capital.