Appili Therapeutics: a David taking on the COVID-19 Goliath and other infectious diseases

Infectious disease drug development.
  • The COVID-19 pandemic might be on the downturn, but it will inevitably be followed by new viral variants along with other viruses and pathogens that are difficult to treat
  • Appili Therapeutics is at the forefront of the fight against infectious diseases with a mission to find solutions to life-threatening infections
  • The company has joined a global consortium of pharmaceutical, manufacturing, and distribution leaders to develop oral antiviral AVIGAN®/REEQONUS™ (Favipiravir) for COVID-19

“We are running a large international Phase 3 clinical trial for an oral antiviral for COVID-19.”
— Armand Balboni, MD, PhD, CEO, Appili Therapeutics Inc.

Beyond COVID19, drug-resistant bacteria and fungi continue to be a growing problem with few new solutions on the horizon. These emerging, re-emerging, and resistant diseases are undermining the antibiotics and antifungal drugs we’ve relied on for decades. For example, Candida auris, a highly drug resistant fungus that has a high mortality rate, was lurking in hospitals and nursing homes long before COVID-19 took up residence. It is a serious and growing threat.

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