Company Profile for VenatoRx Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
VenatoRx Pharmaceuticals is a world leader in antibacterial and antiviral drug research and development. VenatoRx’s lead product, VNRX-5133, is an injectable beta-lactamase inhibitor (BLI) that features uniquely potent and selective activity against both serine- and metallo-beta-lactamases. VenatoRx is currently developing VNRX-5133 in a fixed combination with the fourth generation cephalosporin, cefepime. VenatoRx believes that cefepime/VNRX-5133 has the potential to provide a best-in-class broad-spectrum treatment option for infections due to carbapenem resistant pathogens infections including carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE) and carbapenem-resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa (CRPA), bioterror pathogens such as Burkholderia spp. and Salmonella spp. engineerable with serine- and metallo-beta-lactamases, and suspected polymicrobial infections caused by both gram-negative and gram-positive pathogens. In addition, VenatoRx has a broad pipeline of preclinical programs, including a broad-spectrum orally bioavailable BLI, a novel class of Penicillin-Binding Protein (PBP) inhibitors that are impervious to beta-lactamase-driven resistance, and novel antiviral agents. VenatoRx has been recognized with funding awards from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), Wellcome Trust, CARB-X, and the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) as well as private equity investments from Versant Ventures, Abingworth and Foresite Capital.
|Company:||VenatoRx Pharmaceuticals, Inc.|
|Headquarters Address:||30 Spring Mill Drive|
|Malvern, PA 19355|
|Type of Organization:||Private|
|Key Executives:||President and CEO: Christopher J. Burns, Ph.D.|
|COO: Ezra Felker|
|Chief Business Officer: Tony Meehan, Ph.D.|
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