Venatorx Pharmaceuticals was founded in June 2010 by our three visionary, fearless leaders Drs. Christopher J. Burns, Daniel C. Pevear and Luigi Xerri. Fast forward to today, we have 80+ employees, three programs discovered in-house that are now clinical stage, with more in the pipeline!! Cheers to the many milestones to come as we work purposefully every day to get antibiotics and antiviral therapies into the hands of physicians to effectively treat patients. Below just a few of the highlights!


Expands Anti-Infectives Portfolio with HBV Candidate Hepatitis B Virus

Named ‘Best Places to Work’ Fourth Year in a Row


Awarded NIH/NIAID Contract

Named ‘Best Places to Work’ Third Year in a Row

Partners with GARDP


Initiates Phase 3 Trial for Cefepime-Taniborbactam

Named ‘Best Places to Work’ Second Year in a Row

Announces Collaboration with BARDA (ASPR) and DTRA

Founders named EY ‘Entrepreneurs of the Year

President and CEO Named LSPA ‘CEO of the Year’


Enters Exclusive License Agreement with Everest Medicines II Limited

Named Best Places to Work

Receives Award from DTRA

Receives FDA’s QIDP/Fast Track Designation for taniborbactam (VNRX-5133)


Receives Funding from CARB-X

Raises $42M Series B Financing


Awarded NIH R01 Grant


Completes $3.5M Series A Financing

Awarded Funding from The Wellcome Trust

Award NIH Contract


Awarded Phase 1 SBIR Grant


Awarded NIH R01 Grant

Founded by Drs. Burns, Pevear and Xerri