Veralox Secures $24MM Financing to Advance Development of First-in-Class Therapies for Immune-Mediated Diseases
FREDERICK, MD., June 20, 2023 -- Veralox Therapeutics, a clinical-stage biotechnology company developing a new class of therapies targeting the 12-lipoxygenase (12-LOX) pathway to address some of medicine’s most persistent and serious immune-mediated diseases, today announced the appointment of Jonathan Mow as the company’s new chief executive officer.
Mr. Mow’s appointment comes as Veralox secured $24 million in funding to advance VLX-1005 through a Phase 2a proof-of-concept study evaluating its impact on heparin-induced thromobcytopenia (HIT), a life-threatening rare disease caused by an aberrant immune response to heparin exposure. The investment round included new investors Pappas Capital and NYBC Ventures and existing investors Hatteras Venture Partners, Sanofi Ventures, JDRF T1D Fund and Genesys Capital, amongst others. In conjunction with the financing, the company welcomes Peter Young of Pappas Capital as a director and Meg Wood of NYBC Ventures as an observer.