AMIRA PHARMACEUTICALS INC.
CEO: Robert Baltera.
Financial information: Funded by $28 million in venture capital; revenues not disclosed.
No. of local employees: 25.
Investors: Avalon Ventures, Novo A/S, Prospect Venture Partners, Versant Ventures.
Headquarters: Mira Mesa.
Year founded: 2005.
Company description: A small-molecule pharmaceutical company focused on the discovery and early development of new drugs to treat inflammatory diseases.
Key factors for success: Much of Amira’s research focused on diseases that don’t currently have drug treatment options.
Local drug discovery firm Amira Pharmaceuticals Inc...