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About Viracta

Viracta (NASDAQ: VIRX) operates as a clinical-stage drug development company. It focuses on a proprietary viral activation therapy platform to address cancers associated with the Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) and additional virus-associated diseases. It develops new medicines to benefit patients with virus-associated cancers and other diseases. It was formerly known as Hemaquest Pharmaceuticals. The company was founded in 2007 and is based in Cardiff, California. In November 2020, Viracta merged with Sunesis Pharmaceuticals.

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2533 South. Coast Highway 101 Suite 210

Cardiff, California, 92007,

United States


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Viracta Patents

Viracta has filed 15 patents.

The 3 most popular patent topics include:

  • Experimental cancer drugs
  • Clusters of differentiation
  • Histone deacetylase inhibitors
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Histone deacetylase inhibitors, Antineoplastic drugs, Transcription factors, Orphan drugs, Experimental cancer drugs


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Histone deacetylase inhibitors, Antineoplastic drugs, Transcription factors, Orphan drugs, Experimental cancer drugs



Latest Viracta News

Viracta Therapeutics to Present at the Jefferies Healthcare Conference

May 31, 2023

San Diego, California, UNITED STATES SAN DIEGO, May 31, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Viracta Therapeutics, Inc. (Nasdaq: VIRX), a precision oncology company focused on the treatment and prevention of virus-associated cancers that impact patients worldwide, today announced that Mark Rothera, its President and Chief Executive Officer, is scheduled to present at the Jefferies Healthcare Conference on Wednesday, June 7, 2023, at 3:00 p.m. EDT. A live webcast of the presentation will be available on the Investors section of the Viracta website under " Events and Webcasts " and archived for 90 days. About Viracta Therapeutics, Inc. Viracta is a precision oncology company focused on the treatment and prevention of virus-associated cancers that impact patients worldwide. Viracta’s lead product candidate is an all-oral combination therapy of its proprietary investigational drug, nanatinostat, and the antiviral agent valganciclovir (collectively referred to as Nana-val). Nana-val is currently being evaluated in multiple ongoing clinical trials, including a pivotal, global, multicenter, open-label Phase 2 basket trial for the treatment of multiple subtypes of relapsed/refractory Epstein-Barr virus-positive (EBV+) lymphoma (NAVAL-1), as well as a multinational, open-label Phase 1b/2 trial for the treatment of EBV+ recurrent or metastatic nasopharyngeal carcinoma and other advanced EBV+ solid tumors. Viracta is also pursuing the application of its “Kick and Kill” approach in other virus-related cancers. For additional information please visit . Investor Relations Contact:

Viracta Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

  • When was Viracta founded?

    Viracta was founded in 2007.

  • Where is Viracta's headquarters?

    Viracta's headquarters is located at 2533 South. Coast Highway 101, Cardiff.

  • What is Viracta's latest funding round?

    Viracta's latest funding round is Reverse Merger.

  • How much did Viracta raise?

    Viracta raised a total of $142.82M.

  • Who are the investors of Viracta?

    Investors of Viracta include Sunesis Pharmaceuticals, Latterell Venture Partners, Taiwania Capital, aMoon Fund, LifeSci Venture Partners and 11 more.

  • Who are Viracta's competitors?

    Competitors of Viracta include Kiadis Pharma, Adastra Pharmaceuticals, Selexys Pharmaceuticals, Nps Pharmaceuticals, Akebia Therapeutics and 10 more.

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