Tetraphase Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Tetraphase Pharmaceuticals is focused on the discovery and development of new tetracycline antibiotics to treat drug resistant bacterial infections. The company’s approach capitalizes on ground-breaking technology, licensed from Harvard University (Dr. Andrew Myers, Professor of Chemistry and Chemical Biology), which enables for the first time the total synthesis of tetracyclines. The Myers technology overcomes a key barrier to developing new tetracyclines by enabling their synthesis from simple building blocks. The technology allows extensive modification of the core molecule and synthesis of thousands of new tetracycline compounds that were previously inaccessible, dramatically expanding the universe of an existing, highly successful antibiotic class. Tetraphase has an exclusive worldwide license to the technology.
Tetraphase is based in Watertown, MA.