aTyr Pharma Announces Commencement of Public Offering of Common Stock
aTyr intends to use the net proceeds from the offering primarily for general corporate purposes, including the ongoing development of efzofitimod and the expansion of its clinical development program to include a planned Phase 2 study of efzofitimod in patients with systemic sclerosis (SSc, or scleroderma)-associated interstitial lung disease (SSc-ILD), in 2023, based on recent clearance of an Investigational New Drug (IND) application by the
The proposed offering is being made pursuant to a shelf registration statement on Form S-3, including a base prospectus, filed by aTyr that was declared effective by the
This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy these securities, nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any state or other jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to the registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state or other jurisdiction.
aTyr is a biotherapeutics company engaged in the discovery and development of first-in-class medicines from its proprietary tRNA synthetase platform. aTyr’s research and development efforts are concentrated on a newly discovered area of biology, the extracellular functionality and signaling pathways of tRNA synthetases. aTyr has built a global intellectual property estate directed to a potential pipeline of protein compositions derived from 20 tRNA synthetase genes and their extracellular targets. aTyr’s primary focus is efzofitimod, a clinical-stage product candidate which binds to the neuropilin-2 receptor and is designed to downregulate immune engagement in fibrotic lung disease.
Forward Looking Statements
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