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Elitra Pharmaceuticals Inc.

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Executive Summary

Elitra Pharmaceuticals Inc. has developed a rapid and systematic method to sequence the entire genome of microbial organisms. It will identify the genes essential to the organisms' survival and use its proprietary bioinformatics platform to prioritize and validate gene targets. Alone and with partners, it will develop and commercialize novel antibiotic and antifungal drugs to inhibit the growth of major microbial pathogens, many of which are becoming resistant to current therapeutics.

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