Aer Therapeutics Closes $36 Million Series A to Advance Development of AER-01, an Innovative Mucolytic for the Treatment of Lung Diseases

Aer Therapeutics, a biopharmaceutical company developing novel inhaled treatments for muco-obstructive lung diseases, today announced the closing of a $36 million Series A financing. Funding was received from a syndicate of premier life science industry investors, including Canaan, OrbiMed, and Hatteras Venture Partners. Proceeds from the financing will be used to advance the development of AER-01, the company’s novel inhaled small molecule mucolytic drug designed to liquefy mucus plugs in the lungs of patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Aer Therapeutics plans to initiate a first-in-human Phase 1 clinical trial of AER-01 in mid-2023.

Aer is a spinout from Dr. John Fahy’s UCSF lab where lead molecule AER-01 was developed.