About us

Venatorx Pharmaceuticals is a private company that is focused on the discovery and development of novel anti-infectives to treat multi-drug-resistant (MDR) bacterial infections and hard-to-treat viral infections. The company name, Venatorx (ven-a-TOREX), derives from the Latin word “venator”, meaning ‘hunter’ and “rx”, the medical symbol for drugs. The pursuit, or “hunt”, for new drugs is the core mission of our company.

Founded in 2010, Venatorx has built a world-class in-house R&D organization that has filed over 100 patents spanning multiple research programs. Venatorx has received significant funding awards from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH); Wellcome Trust; the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA), part of the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Service (HHS); the U.S. Department of Defense’s Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA); and CARB-X, and as well as private equity investments from Versant Ventures, Abingworth and Foresite Capital. For information about our antiinfectives pipeline, visit: www.venatorx.com/pipeline.


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Venatorx founded by Drs. Burns, Pevear and Xerri
Venatorx Completes $3.5M Series A Financing
Venatorx Raises $42M Series B Financing
Venatorx Raises $42M Series B Financing
Venatorx Named Best Places to Work
Venatorx Founders named EY ‘Entrepreneurs of the Year’
Venatorx Partners with GARDP