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May 05, 2015 11:44 AM ET

Biotechnology

Company Overview of aTyr Pharma Inc.

Company Overview

aTyr Pharma, Inc. engages in the discovery and clinical development of protein based therapeutics for patients suffering from severe and rare diseases. The company is developing Resolaris, which is in Phase Ib/II clinical trials in adult patients with facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy, a rare genetic myopathy with an immune component. Its products pipeline also includes Resolaris for treatment of patients with early onset facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy, a rare genetic myopathy with an immune component and limb-girdle muscular dystrophies, as well as rare pulmonary diseases with an immune component. In addition, the company is developing iMod.Fc, a preclinical immuno-modulatory d...

3545 John Hopkins Court

Suite 250

San Diego, CA 92121

United States

Founded in 2005

49 Employees

Phone:

858-731-8389

Fax:

858-731-8394

Key Executives for aTyr Pharma Inc.

Executive Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Age: 54
President and Chief Operating Officer
Age: 47
Founder and Director
Age: 73
Principal Financial and Accounting Officer
Chief Medical Officer
Age: 49
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

aTyr Pharma Inc. Key Developments

aTyr Pharma Appoints Marcy Graham as Vice President, Investor Relations and Corporate Communications

aTyr Pharma announced that it has named Marcy Graham as Vice President, Investor Relations and Corporate Communications. Ms. Graham was previously Executive Director of Investor Relations and Corporate Communications at Ambit Biosciences, where she built the company's investor relations program from their initial public offering to their eventual acquisition. In her role at aTyr, Ms. Graham will spearhead investor relationship management while positioning the company as a global leader in the development of Physiocrine-based medicines to address severe, rare diseases.

aTyr Pharma Seeks Acquisitions

aTyr Pharma Inc. announced an initial public offering of its common stocks and said that, "We may also use a portion of the net proceeds to in-license, acquire, or invest in additional businesses, technologies, products, or assets. Although we have no specific agreements, commitments, or understandings with respect to any in-license or acquisition."

aTyr May Go For IPO

A big venture round led by Sofinnova Ventures, Inc. and backed by a lengthy string of biotech stalwarts and public investment firms is bound to get tongues wagging again about a possible IPO in the near future for aTyr Pharma Inc.

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