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Chimerix Raises $16.1 Million in Series E Financing
Date:8/11/2009

ive Officer. "These funds will enable us to drive forward clinical development of our promising drug candidates to a point where we are well-positioned to make strategic decisions about the best course for late-stage clinical development, as well as potential partnering with leading pharmaceutical companies."

About Chimerix

Chimerix, Inc., discovers, develops and commercializes antiviral therapeutics with enhanced pharmaceutical properties for the treatment of a range of life-threatening diseases. Leveraging a powerful lipid technology, Chimerix is able to develop drug candidates with oral availability or topical applications with increased potency and targeted delivery. These enhanced pharmaceutical properties can be applied to new drug moieties or known drugs to improve dosing parameters, broaden therapeutic applications and decrease the risk of adverse events. The company's lead compound, CMX001, has shown promise as a broad-spectrum antiviral drug and is currently being developed as a biodefense agent for the treatment of smallpox and complications associated with smallpox vaccination, as well as for the treatment of infections that cause morbidity and mortality in immunocompromised patients such as cytomegalovirus (CMV) and BK virus. Chimerix's pipeline includes an anti-HIV drug, CMX157, in late-stage preclinical studies. Chimerix is also advancing programs in hepatitis C virus (HCV), respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) and influenza. For further information, please visit the company's website athttp://www.chimerix-inc.com/.


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