SAN JOSE, Calif., April 29, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Aridis Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: ARDS), a biopharmaceutical company focused on the discovery and development of novel anti-infective therapies to treat life-threatening bacterial infections, announced today its participation in Maxim Group's Infectious Disease Virtual Conference being held on May 5, 2020. Vu Truong, Ph.D., Chief Executive Officer, will be a speaker on two panels entitled "Non-antibiotic Anti-infectives" and "COVID-19 (Therapeutics)."
Panel Discussion Details:
Panel Session Title: Non-antibiotic Anti-infectives
Date: Tuesday, May 5, 2020
Time: 10:30AM-12:00PM ET
Panel Session Title: COVID-19 (Therapeutics)
Date: Tuesday, May 5, 2020
Time: 3:45-5:00PM ET
To register for the virtual conference, please click here: Infectious Disease Virtual Conference: The Renaissance of the Anti-infective Sector.
About Maxim Group's Infectious Disease Virtual Conference
The Infectious Disease Virtual Conference is being presented by Maxim Group LLC (Maxim). In addition to the keynote presentation, there will be four panels of companies in various stages of development, from early stage to near commercialization, that represent the next wave of innovation in the infectious disease sector. Please contact Soraya Dorce ([email protected]) or visit M-Vest for more information and to register for the conference.
About Aridis Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Aridis Pharmaceuticals, Inc. discovers and develops anti-infectives to be used as add-on treatments to standard-of-care antibiotics. The Company is utilizing its proprietary APEXTM and MabIgX® technology platforms to rapidly identify rare, potent antibody-producing B-cells from patients who have successfully overcome an infection, and to rapidly manufacture mAbs for therapeutic treatment of critical infections. These mAbs are already of human origin and functionally optimized for high potency by the donor's immune system; hence, they do not require genetic engineering or further optimization to achieve full functionality.
The Company has generated multiple clinical stage mAbs targeting bacteria that cause life-threatening infections such as VAP and HAP. The use of mAbs as anti-infective treatments represents an innovative therapeutic approach that harnesses the human immune system to fight infections and is designed to overcome the deficiencies associated with the current standard of care which is broad spectrum antibiotics. Such deficiencies include, but are not limited to, increasing drug resistance, short duration of efficacy, disruption of the normal flora of the human microbiome and lack of differentiation among current treatments. The mAb portfolio is complemented by a non-antibiotic novel mechanism small molecule anti-infective candidate being developed to treat lung infections in cystic fibrosis patients. The company's pipeline is highlighted below:
AR-301 (VAP). AR-301 is a fully human immunoglobulin 1, or IgG1, mAb currently in Phase 3 clinical development targeting gram-positive S. aureus alpha-toxin in VAP patients.
AR-101 (HAP). AR-101 is a fully human immunoglobulin M, or IgM, mAb targeting P. aeruginosa liposaccharides serotype O11, which accounts for approximately 22% of all P. aeruginosa hospital acquired pneumonia cases worldwide.
AR-501 (cystic fibrosis). AR-501 is an inhaled formulation of gallium citrate with broad-spectrum anti-infective activity being developed to treat chronic lung infections in cystic fibrosis patients. This program is currently in a Phase 1/2a clinical study in healthy volunteers and CF patients.
AR-401 (blood stream infections). AR-401 is a fully human mAb preclinical program aimed at treating infections caused by gram-negative Acinetobacter baumannii.
AR-201 (RSV infection). AR-201 is a fully human IgG1 mAb preclinical program aimed at neutralizing diverse clinical isolates of respiratory syncytial virus (RSV).
For additional information on Aridis Pharmaceuticals, please visit https://aridispharma.com/.
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