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Investment Focus

Kineticos aims to support companies developing differentiated and novel therapeutics, including novel antibiotics and anti-fungals, services, vaccines, and diagnostics. Kineticos is focused on investing in early stage companies with breakthrough technologies and a clear disease target with commercial potential. We help to strengthen teams and build businesses in partnership with others to make an impact on AMR.

AMR Market Overview

AMR has been increasing globally over the past few decades leading to an increase in mortality and morbidity, surgical intervention, amputation, disfigurement, and prolonged hospital stays, affecting both developed and developing countries.

Of lost output
by 2050 (WHO)
Estimated deaths globally
per year by 2050
Market size in 2021
with a 5%+ CAGR

Joining the Fight Against Antimicrobial Resistance

AMR represents a major challenge in the ability to treat infectious diseases. In the U.S., more than 2.80 million drug-resistant infections occurred and were responsible for 35,000 deaths in 2019. Globally, it is estimated that 4.95 million deaths were associated with bacterial AMR. This number includes 1.27 million deaths directly caused by resistant bacteria.

Despite the huge global burden, in the past 35 years, the FDA has approved only one new chemical entity (NCE). Kineticos is collaborating with leading investors and organizations aligned in supporting early-stage biotechs across all segments of AMR (diagnostics, services, therapeutics, and vaccines). Our focus is targeting indications with the highest unmet medical needs and top-priority pathogens defined by the WHO and CDC.

Kineticos provides more than capital. We leverage our operator and scientific expertise to help drive portfolio company strategy and growth. To address this unmet medical need, we will leverage our Foundry model to establish and build companies.