PhaseBio Announces Financing and Co-Development Collaboration with SFJ Pharmaceuticals® for PB2452

PhaseBio to receive up to $120 million in development funding

PhaseBio retains exclusive worldwide commercial rights to PB2452

MALVERN, Pa. and SAN DIEGO, Jan. 10, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — PhaseBio Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: PHAS), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on the development and commercialization of novel therapies for cardiopulmonary diseases, today announced a financing and co-development collaboration with SFJ Pharmaceuticals to support the development of PB2452, a reversal agent for the antiplatelet therapy ticagrelor. SFJ Pharmaceuticals is a global drug development company backed by Blackstone Life Sciences and Abingworth.

The collaboration between SFJ and PhaseBio will support the global development of PB2452, which is designed to reverse the antiplatelet activity of ticagrelor in major bleeding and urgent surgery situations. Under the terms of the agreement, SFJ has agreed to fund up to $120 million to support the clinical development of PB2452 and to assume a central role in global clinical development and regulatory activities for PB2452 outside the United States. SFJ will fund up to $90 million of development expenses through the end of 2021 and up to an additional $30 million based on PhaseBio meeting specific, pre-defined clinical milestones for PB2452.