2012 TiE50 Company Profile

Company: aTyr Pharma, Inc.
Year Founded: 2006
Employee Count: 35
Location: 3565 General Atomics Court #103, San Diego, CA, USA - 92121
Website: http://www.atyrpharma.com


aTyr Pharma develops biologic therapeutics based on Physiocrines for disorders in the areas of inflammation and immunity. aTyr has established a dominant intellectual property estate surrounding Physiocrine-based compositions and potential therapeutic applications. aTyrís key programs are in preclinical development. The privately held biotech was founded by The Scripps Research Institute Professor Paul Schimmel, a leading aminoacyl tRNA synthetase scientist, and is backed by top life sciences investors Alta Partners, Cardinal Partners, Domain Associates and Polaris Ventures.

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