Florida-based biotech with approved cardiovascular therapy moves to go public via SPAC
A small commercial-stage biotech with one approved therapy for a rare disease that causes high cholesterol is hoping to go public through a SPAC deal with Swiftmerge.
The deal is still in the early stages, and a definitive merger agreement is expected in the second quarter of this year.
HDL Therapeutics’ approved therapeutic device, called the PDS-2 System, uses patients’ own plasma to create natural pre-β HDL, a form of cholesterol that can reduce plaque and the risk of cardiovascular problems. The PDS-2 System is approved for reducing coronary atheroma in homozygous familial hypercholesterolemia (HoFH) patients, and HDL said it can be used with other lipid-lowering agents.
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