April 19, 2014 7:10 AM ET

Biotechnology

Company Overview of aTyr Pharma Inc.

Company Overview

aTyr Pharma Inc., a protein therapeutics company, engages in the discovery and development of biologic therapeutics based on physiocrines. It focuses on the discovery of phyisiocrines, which are a class of endogenous human proteins from amino acyl tRNA synthetases that function as extracellular signaling molecules in various physiologic settings; and the development of physiocrine-based medicines for indications in the areas of hematology, immune modulation, infection, and metabolism. The company’s lead product is Tmax, which is in preclinical development for thrombocytopenia. aTyr Pharma Inc. was incorporated in 2005 and is based in San Diego, California.

3565 General Atomics Court

Suite 103

San Diego, CA 92121

United States

Founded in 2005

Phone:

858-731-8389

Fax:

858-731-8394

Key Executives for aTyr Pharma Inc.

Executive Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Age: 53
President and Chief Operating Officer
Founder and Director
Age: 72
Chief Medical Officer
Associate Director of Discovery Research
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2013.

aTyr Pharma Inc. Key Developments

aTyr Pharma Appoints Biotech Pioneer, Dr. Ed Penhoet, to Board of Directors

aTyr Pharma (aTyr) announced the appointment of Ed Penhoet, Ph.D., to the company's board of directors (BOD). Dr. Penhoet, who co-founded Chiron, is an accomplished scientist and biotech pioneer. He has served on the Independent Citizens Oversight Committee (ICOC) for the California Institute of Regenerative Medicine (CIRM) and was recently appointed to President Obama's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST). On aTyr's BOD, Dr. Penhoet will represent Alta Partners, an aTyr investor.

aTyr Pharma Appoints David M. Weiner, M.D., as Chief Medical Officer

aTyr Pharma (aTyr) announced that David M. Weiner, M.D., joined aTyr as chief medical officer. Dr. Weiner most recently served as the chief medical officer and interim chief executive officer of Proteostasis Therapeutics in Boston.

aTyr Pharma Inc. Presents at Boston Biotech BD Boston Conference, Mar-25-2014 03:30 PM

aTyr Pharma Inc. Presents at Boston Biotech BD Boston Conference, Mar-25-2014 03:30 PM. Venue: Four Seasons Hotel, 200 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02116, United States. Speakers: John D. Mendlein, Executive Chairman and Chief Executive Officer.

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