Pfizer has acquired Amplyx Pharmaceuticals, a privately-held company dedicated to the development of therapies for immune system disorders. Amplyx’s lead compound, Fosmanogepix (APX001), is a novel investigational asset under development for the treatment of invasive fungal infections. Financial terms were not disclosed.
More than 1.5 million cases of invasive fungal infections occur worldwide each year, with mortality rates as high as 30-80% across infection typesi. Fosmanogepix has a novel mechanism of action with the potential to target fungal strains resistant to standard of care therapy.