|Venture Round, 5/05 |
Amura is a structure-based drug discovery business specialising in diseases such as osteoporosis, osteoarthritis, bone metastasis, autoimmunity, chronic pain and malaria. Amura has a proprietary technology platform (AMcoreâ„¢) that provides a turnkey solution for the discovery of small-molecule inhibitors against cysteine peptidases (e.g. cathepsin enzymes); which are commercially attractive therapeutic targets. Amura compounds possess highly desirable drug-like properties; thereby facilitating the rapid and innovative discovery of orally active pharmaceutical ingredients across several disease areas. Amura has assembled advanced pre-clinical packages for its programmes demonstrating efficacy in disease-related animal models as well as safety pharmacology profiling. Amura intends to license out the programmes. Amuraâ€™s research and development activities are based at the Babraham Research Campus, Cambridge, United Kingdom.