The Scripps Research Institute
We are party to an amended and restated research funding and option agreement with The Scripps Research Institute, or TSRI. Under the agreement, we provide funding to TSRI to conduct certain research activities related to aminoacyl tRNA synthetases. Under the amended and restated research funding and option agreement, TSRI has granted us options to enter into license agreements to acquire rights and exclusive licenses to develop, make, have made, use, have used, import, have imported, offer to sell, sell and have sold certain licensed products, processes and services based on certain technology arising from the sponsored research activities.
Pangu BioPharma is a subsidiary of aTyr Pharma in Hong Kong. Pangu supports basic and translational research in tRNA synthetase biology in collaboration with the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST). Researchers, including experts in molecular biology, genetics and protein structure, have identified many naturally occurring splice variants of human amino-acyl tRNA synthetases and characterized their extracellular signaling functions. The Hong Kong government, through its Innovation and Technology Commission (ITC), has provided financial support for this collaborative work.