Espero BioPharma, a company founded in Jacksonville, looks to clinical trials to help introduce two new medications


In 2014 Quang Pham founded Espero Pharmaceuticals, which the Jacksonville Business Journal called “the fastest growing company in Jacksonville” last year.

Now the company, renamed Espero BioPharma after a merger, is preparing to launch new clinical trials for two drugs Pham, its chairman and CEO, believes can become “standards of care” as an anti-coagulation drug and as a treatment for atrial fibrillation, an irregular heartbeat