KalVista Pharmaceuticals, Inc. provides an operational update and released financial results for the fiscal fourth quarter and full year ended 30 April 2017. From CEO Andrew Crockett’s remarks:

“KalVista has been making substantial advances with our portfolio of oral small molecule plasma kallikrein inhibitors for treatment of HAE. The first HAE program in the portfolio, KVD818, is nearing the end of its first-in-human study and we continue to progress the next candidate, KVD900, to the clinic. Our scientific team plans to bring at least one additional HAE program to the clinic in 2018 as we continue to evaluate all of these molecules with the goal of providing a best-in-class oral therapy for patients.

Early data for KVD818 indicate good exposure and a good tolerability profile. We intend to evaluate final data and determine future development plans while the other molecules in the portfolio advance. As for KVD900 it is anticipated to be the next program to enter clinical testing, with regulatory filing before end of the calendar year. KVD900 represents the continual evolution of the portfolio, with a differentiated set of properties compared to KVD818 that may support development in multiple regimens of HAE therapy.”

(Source: KalVista)