Repair Impact Fund



Novo Holdings is establishing the REPAIR Impact Fund to replenish the anti-infective pipeline and to combat antimicrobial resistance. The REPAIR (Replenishing and Enabling the Pipeline for Anti-Infective Resistance) Impact Fund will invest in companies involved in discovering and early-stage development of therapies targeting resistant microorganisms.

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Antimicrobial resistance – a major unmet need

Novel approaches are urgently needed to tackle the growing tide of antibiotic-resistant infections.

More than 700,000 people die each year from infections resistant to most or all antibiotics, and the number is increasing by the day. Such infections are projected to kill more people than cancer does by 2050, which would reduce global economic output by between 2% and 3.5% and severely cripple modern medical and surgical advances.

That makes anti-infective resistance one of the world’s most pressing medical problems. Although this growing issue is being generally recognized, the antibiotic pipeline remains thin.

Scientific Selection Board

A highly qualified Scientific Selection Board will support the selection of investments through an application process. The Board members are professionals with a mix of academic, clinical, industrial and scientific backgrounds.

REPAIR Impact Fund, part of Novo Holdings, invests CHF 6.8 Million in Polyphor to accelerate the development of novel antibiotics against multi-drug resistant Gram-negative pathogens

Polyphor and Novo Holdings A/S today announced that Polyphor has raised CHF 6.8M from the Novo REPAIR Impact Fund to accelerate the development of novel Outer Membrane Protein Targeting Antibiotics (OMPTA) addressing the deadliest and most resistant Gram-negative bacterial pathogens including those designated as a critical concern by the World Health Organization (WHO).

Contact REPAIR Impact Fund

Novo Holdings A/S
Tuborg Havnevej 19 
2900 Hellerup 

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