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aTyr Pharma Raises an Additional $12 Million
Date:7/28/2009

SAN DIEGO, July 28 /PRNewswire/ -- aTyr Pharma announced today that it has raised an additional $12 million to fund its discovery operations and development of its lead candidate. The company is discovering and developing biotherapeutics to treat a wide variety of diseases, including inflammation, autoimmune, hematopoietic and metabolic disorders. Founded in 2006 by Paul Schimmel, a Professor at The Scripps Research Institute and John Clarke of Cardinal Partners, aTyr Pharma's investors provided $12 million in 2007 to build aTyr Pharma's discovery engine and intellectual property. This new investment will be used to expand aTyr Pharma's discovery and preclinical platforms as well as to continue development of the lead drug candidate.

aTyr Pharma's product class is based on a novel group of naturally occurring resected proteins (resectins) from aminoacyl tRNA synthetases. While the large family of aminoacyl tRNA synthetases is universal and essential to protein synthesis in all organisms, resectins of human tRNA synthetases have additional potent cell signaling activities that are vital to normal functioning of humans. When Professor Paul Schimmel, an expert on tRNA synthetases and a successful biotechnology entrepreneur, began discovering the novel functions in this ancient class of proteins he realized that the tRNA synthetase resectins represented a rich source of proteins that had therapeutic potential. According to Jeff Watkins, CEO of aTyr Pharma, "This new financial support validates both the science and strategy of aTyr Pharma. Our strong investor group of Alta Partners, Cardinal Partners, Polaris Ventures and Paul Schimmel has valuable experience in founding and leading many successful biotechnology companies, including Alkermes, Alnylam Pharmaceuticals, Cubist Pharmaceuticals, Momenta Pharmaceuticals and Sirtris Pharmaceuticals. We are pleased to have support from these leading venture ca
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