InhibOx has relaunched as Oxford Drug Design to reflect its transition to a biotechnology company focused on internal drug discovery. Our lead antibacterial programme has identified compounds with the potential to be developed into therapies for Gram-negative bacterial infections, including against strains resistant to multiple current antibacterial drug classes. In the European Union alone, drug-resistant bacteria are estimated to cause 25,000 deaths and cost more than $1.5 billion every year in healthcare expenses and productivity losses. Compound design is supported by a proprietary technology platform in cheminformatics, 3D molecular similarity and computer-aided drug design that has been built up over 10 years of research and development.

The potential of our programme has been validated by the award of a prestigious Innovate UK Biomedical Catalyst grant to accelerate programme progression.