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Affinium Pharmaceuticals

Founded Year



Debt | Alive

Total Raised


Last Raised

$11.9M | 10 yrs ago

About Affinium Pharmaceuticals

Affinium Pharmaceuticals is a specialty pharmaceutical company developing a class of antibiotics that target the bacterial fatty acid synthesis (FASII) pathway. AFN-1252, the company's lead clinical compound, is a highly-potent, small molecule antibiotic for both oral and IV treatment of staphylococcal infections, including MRSA and all other drug-resistant strains.

Headquarters Location

200 Front Street West Suite 3004

Toronto, Ontario, M5V 3K2,



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Affinium Pharmaceuticals Patents

Affinium Pharmaceuticals has filed 16 patents.

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Related Topics




Metabolism, EC 2.3.1, Antibiotics, Protein domains, EC 1.1.1


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Related Topics

Metabolism, EC 2.3.1, Antibiotics, Protein domains, EC 1.1.1



Latest Affinium Pharmaceuticals News

Ontario investment in biotech pays off

Apr 8, 2015

April 07 Print This Article Share it With Friends The Ontario Capital Growth Corporation (OCGC) has announced that it has received more than three times its investment in Affinium Pharmaceuticals after the company’s acquisition by Debiopharm International. The acquisition to this Swiss-based global biopharmaceutical company has given OCGC $19 million. OCGC made its initial investment into Toronto-based Affinium in 2011, alongside other investors including Canadian Genesys Capital Management. “As Canada’s most active early stage life sciences venture investor, one of the biggest challenges we face is getting capital together to make investments like these,” said Damian Lamb, Managing Director at Genesys. “As the lead investor, Genesys worked with OCGC and our international partners to provide the financial resources necessary for Affinium’s success.” Senior Affinium management have joined with partners including Debiopharm to launch Nobelex Biotech Inc, which will focus on the development of anti-infection drugs. Based in the Toronto MaRS Discovery District, the company has already begun research and is quickly expanding its employee base.

Affinium Pharmaceuticals Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

  • When was Affinium Pharmaceuticals founded?

    Affinium Pharmaceuticals was founded in 2000.

  • Where is Affinium Pharmaceuticals's headquarters?

    Affinium Pharmaceuticals's headquarters is located at 200 Front Street West, Toronto.

  • What is Affinium Pharmaceuticals's latest funding round?

    Affinium Pharmaceuticals's latest funding round is Debt.

  • How much did Affinium Pharmaceuticals raise?

    Affinium Pharmaceuticals raised a total of $44.9M.

  • Who are the investors of Affinium Pharmaceuticals?

    Investors of Affinium Pharmaceuticals include SV Health Investors, Genesys Capital, Forward Ventures, Oxford Bioscience Partners, Ontario Emerging Technologies Fund and 13 more.

  • Who are Affinium Pharmaceuticals's competitors?

    Competitors of Affinium Pharmaceuticals include Tetraphase Pharmaceuticals, Viamet Pharmaceuticals, Altor BioScience, CoLucid Pharmaceuticals, Nabriva Therapeutics and 12 more.

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