Biotechnology and pharmaceuticals

Emilio Hirsch and Marco Kevin Malisani

Kither Biotech is a pharmaceutical product company that focuses its R&D activities on the development of new drugs. The R&D activities of the company mainly involve the development of new drugs to treat chronic inflammatory diseases. In recent years Kither has focused its first line of activities on the development of a small peptide(KIT2014) developed internally for the treatment of cystic fibrosis, a disease that predominantly affects the lungs and that currently has no cure. The KIT2014 peptide was assigned the Orphan Drug designation from the European Medicines Agency. The KIT2014 compound is currently undergoing the pre-clinical phase of clinical development. Kither’s product portfolio also includes a molecule (CL27), also developed internally, that is being developed for the treatment of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Diseases and Allergic Asthma. The company is about to start the pre-clinical phase of development of the CL27 molecule. Last round closed is a Series B.