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Azitra

Azitra

A company based in Farmington, Connecticut, that develops skin disease treatments using microbiome science and technology.

Azitra's platform uses a strain of the skin microbiome, S. epidermidis, to modify the skin microbiome and deliver therapeutic protein to the target. The platform is modular and can modify S. epidermidis to secrete an array of therapeutically relevant proteins necessary in the treatment of multiple skin diseases.

Azitra's work is supported by NIH grants, private grants, and investment from and .

In May 2018, Azitra announced that it had secured $2.15 million in convertible debt financing to support advancement of the company's pipeline of dermatology and skin care products. The financing was led by new investor , and existing investor Bios Partners. An additional new investor, , joined the syndicate. This financing brings the total raised to date to $5.4 million.

Timeline

October 2020
Azitra raises a $17,000,000 series B round from Bios Partners, Connecticut Innovations and Leaps by Bayer.
October 2019
Azitra raises a $14,000,000 series A round from Bios Partners, Connecticut Innovations, Godfrey Capital and KdT Ventures.
April 2019
Azitra raises a $719,700 grant from National Science Foundation.
September 2018
Azitra raises a $500,000 grant from United States Department of Defense.
May 2, 2018
Azitra secured $2.15m in convertible debt financing

Funding was led by Bios Partners and Connecticut Innovations

May 2018
Azitra raises a $2,150,000 convertible note from Bios Partners, Connecticut Innovations and KdT Ventures.
April 2017
Azitra raises a $2,900,000 series A round from Bios Partners.
October 2016
Azitra raises a $350,000 grant from Breakout Labs.
2014
Azitra was founded by Richard Andrews and ​ Travis Whitfill.

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Richard Andrews

President and CEO

Travis Whitfill

Founder and CSO

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