Founded in 2004, HUYA Bioscience International is a bio-science and biopharmaceutical company which works to identify and license pre-clinical and clinical-stage compounds coming out of China to leverage and extend research efforts and provide a bridge into international development. Through their model, HUYA tries to accelerate development while lowering business risk in introducing new compounds.
HBI-8000 is an orally taken, epigenetic drug, and a member of the benzamide class of histone deacetylase inhibitors which works to control how tightly DNA is wound around a histone protein. HBI-8000 looks to have immunomodulatory effects regulating antitumor activity and repression of genes associated with drug resistance. The product is currently undergoing a Phase II trial in the US to investigate efficacy and safety.
HBI-3000 is an intravenous infusion administered multi-ion channel blocker treating atrial fibrillation. The compound is currently in Phase 1 testing.
HBI-3802 is a small molecule with regenerative properties in cardiac muscle cells and possibly used after myocardial infarction, heart attacks, to strengthen and build the cardiac muscle. The compound stimulates cell differentiation into functional cardiomyocytes, replacing and remodeling dead myocardium with new functional tissue.
HUYA Bioscience raised $5 million in April 2009. None of the investors were announced.
In March of 2012, HUYA Bioscience raised $7.6 million in equity and debt financing. Investors were not announced. $3 million of the financing was through convertible promissory notes.
HUYA Bioscience raised $48 million in debt financing in April 2015. Investors were not announced. The total amount raised was offered in convertible promissory notes.
Chen Yao, MD
Christopher Kemmerer, PhD
Vice President, Chemistry, Manufacturing and Controls
Chun-Lin Chen, PhD, EMBA
Chief Technology Officer and Chief Operating Officer Asia
Curtis Tyree, PhD
Senior Vice President, Strategic Planning
Gloria Lee, MD, PhD
Chief Medical Officer
Guozhong Rui, PhD
Hiroshi Onogi, MD
Executive Vice President, Head of Clinical Development - Japan
Jin Li, MD
Chief Financial Officer
Jun Sun, PhD
Vice President, Business Development - China
Director, Clinical Operations
Kenneth D. Polin, Esq.
Chief Administrative Officer and General Counsel
Global Head CMC and Manufacturing Operations
Clinical Project Management Director
Mireille Gillings, PhD, Hon DSc
CEO and Executive Chair
Qishan Wang, PhD
Director Shanghai Office, East China
Reid Bissonnette, PhD
Vice President, Pharmacology
Robert Goodenow, PhD
Rulun Zhou, MD, MS
Senior Director Beijing Office, North China
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