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Profectus BioSciences

Founded Year



Grant - III | Alive

Total Raised


About Profectus BioSciences

Profectus Biosciences is a technology based vaccine company devoted to the treatment and prevention of chronic viral diseases. The Company's name, Profectus, when translated from its Latin roots, means"to advance or improve". The Company's proof of concept target is human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) with an intermediate term focus on hepatitis C virus (HCV).

Headquarters Location

6411 Beckley Street Suite N201

Baltimore, Maryland, 21224,

United States


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Profectus BioSciences Patents

Profectus BioSciences has filed 1 patent.

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Molecular biology, RNA, Gene expression, Transcription factors, DNA


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Molecular biology, RNA, Gene expression, Transcription factors, DNA



Latest Profectus BioSciences News

Aurobindo Pharma working on COVID-19 vaccine; shortlisted for BIRAC funding

Aug 7, 2020

"During the year (FY20), we have further strengthened our presence in the vaccines segment through the acquisition of R&D assets from Profectus Biosciences through Auro Vaccines. Using those R&D assets, the team is working on developing several viral vaccines, including a vaccine for COVID-19," it said. PTI × Aurobindo Pharma Limited is working on developing several viral vaccines including one for COVID-19 even as the candidate was approved for funding by the Department of BioTechnology, the company said in its latest annual report. "During the year (FY20), we have further strengthened our presence in the vaccines segment through the acquisition of R&D assets from Profectus Biosciences through Auro Vaccines. Using those R&D assets, the team is working on developing several viral vaccines, including a vaccine for COVID-19," it said. In November 2019, Aurobindo Pharma said its subsidiary Auro Vaccines LLC entered into a pact to acquire certain business assets from Profectus BioSciences Inc USA for an upfront cash consideration of USD 11.29 million (around Rs 80 crore) with potential earn-outs on achieving certain milestones. "Our vaccine candidate underwent an evaluation by BIRAC (Biotechnology Industry Research Assistance Council, Department of BioTechnology). BIRAC has evaluated our platform extensively and we have been informed that our vaccine has been shortlisted by BIRAC for funding initial development up," the city-based drug maker said in the annual report. related news The global market size of the product is USD 6.2 billion. The company has successfully completed the Phase-I and Phase II studies. Phase-III clinical study is expected to be initiated by December 2020. The final product would be launched by the end of FY22, Aurobindo said. "The acquisition (of Profectus BioSciences) will also lead to the enhancement of our R&D capabilities and expertise in developing new vaccines from basic discovery to FDA approved products. As part of our commitment to patient needs, we have started working on developing a vaccine for COVID- 19," the report said. Aurobindo is setting up manufacturing facilities for orals in China, injectables and other routes of administration like patches, topicals, inhalers, among others in India and in the USA. Also, its biosimilars (Unit XVII) and vaccines facilities (Unit XVIII) are ready for commercialisation. The COVID-19 pandemic impacted select business segments like generic injectables due to a decline in in- patient volumes and out-patient footfalls in the hospitals during the last fiscal. However, the muted growth was offset by volume improvement in other businesses. First Published on Aug 7, 2020 11:42 am

Profectus BioSciences Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

  • When was Profectus BioSciences founded?

    Profectus BioSciences was founded in 2003.

  • Where is Profectus BioSciences's headquarters?

    Profectus BioSciences's headquarters is located at 6411 Beckley Street, Baltimore.

  • What is Profectus BioSciences's latest funding round?

    Profectus BioSciences's latest funding round is Grant - III.

  • How much did Profectus BioSciences raise?

    Profectus BioSciences raised a total of $29.04M.

  • Who are the investors of Profectus BioSciences?

    Investors of Profectus BioSciences include Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Cross Atlantic Capital Partners, PATH Malaria Vaccine Initiative and National Institutes of Health.

  • Who are Profectus BioSciences's competitors?

    Competitors of Profectus BioSciences include Humanetics, CoImmune, Immune Targeting Systems, Okairos, Lux Biosciences and 15 more.

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