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...

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