Venatorx Pharmaceuticals was founded in June 2010 by our three visionary, fearless leaders Drs. Christopher J. Burns, Daniel C. Pevear and Luigi Xerri. We have established a world-class in-house research and development organization that has file over 120 patents and advanced multiple in house discovery programs to clinical stage. Cheers to the many milestones to come as we work purposefully every day to get antibiotics and antiviral therapies into the hands of physicians to effectively treat patients. Below are just a few of the highlights!


Awarded BARDA Project BioShield Contract

Raised Series C Financing

Announced Positive Results for Phase 3 CERTAIN-1 cUTI Study for


Expanded Anti-Infectives Portfolio with HBV Candidate Hepatitis B Virus

Named ‘Best Places to Work’ Fourth Year in a Row


Awarded NIH/NIAID Contract

Named ‘Best Places to Work’ Third Year in a Row

Partnered with GARDP


Initiated Phase 3 Trial for Cefepime-Taniborbactam

Named ‘Best Places to Work’ Second Year in a Row

Announced Collaboration with BARDA (ASPR) and DTRA

Founders Named EY ‘Entrepreneurs of the Year’

President and CEO Named LSPA ‘CEO of the Year’


Entered Exclusive License Agreement with Everest Medicines II Limited

Named Best Places to Work

Received Award from DTRA

Received FDA’s QIDP/Fast Track Designation for Taniborbactam (VNRX-5133)


Received Funding from CARB-X

Raised $42M Series B Financing


Awarded NIH R01 Grant


Completed $3.5M Series A Financing

Awarded Funding from The Wellcome Trust

Awarded NIH Contract


Awarded Phase 1 SBIR Grant


Awarded NIH R01 Grant

Founded by Drs. Burns, Pevear and Xerri