|9 Months Ended
Sep. 30, 2019
|Organization, Consolidation and Presentation of Financial Statements [Abstract]
Pieris Pharmaceuticals, Inc. was founded in May 2013, and acquired 100% interest in Pieris Pharmaceuticals GmbH (formerly Pieris AG, a German company which was founded in 2001) in December 2014. Pieris Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and its wholly-owned subsidiaries, hereinafter collectively Pieris, or the Company, is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company that discovers and develops Anticalin®-based drugs to target validated disease pathways in unique and transformative ways. Pieris' corporate headquarters is located in Boston, Massachusetts and its research facility is located in Freising-Weihenstephan, Germany.
Pieris's clinical pipeline includes an inhaled IL-4Rα antagonist Anticalin protein to treat uncontrolled asthma, an immuno-oncology, or IO, bispecific targeting HER2 and 4-1BB, and a half-life-optimized hepcidin-antagonizing Anticalin protein to treat anemia.
The Company’s core Anticalin technology and platform was developed in Germany, and the Company has partnership arrangements with several major multi-national pharmaceutical companies.
As of September 30, 2019, the Company had cash, cash equivalents and investments of $86.2 million. The Company expects that its existing cash, cash equivalents and investments are sufficient to support operating expense and capital expenditure requirements for at least 12 months from the date of this filing.