Matinas BioPharma is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on the discovery and development of innovative product candidates derived from our unique and proprietary, lipid-crystal nano-particle, or cochleate, delivery technology platform. Our proprietary cochleate delivery technology platform, licensed from Rutgers University on an exclusive worldwide basis, nano-encapsulates drugs and is designed to make these drugs orally bioavailable, well-tolerated and safe while providing intracellular delivery. We believe the ability of our drug delivery technology to efficiently deliver drugs intracellularly may result in the targeted and safe delivery of pharmaceuticals directly to the site of infection or inflammation as well as the potential to treat a variety of cell-based pathogens, diseases and conditions. We believe our cochleate technology provides us with a highly stable, safe, efficient and broadly applicable drug delivery platform, with particular utility in diseases and conditions in which the immune system plays a significant modulation role and where the immune system facilitates the active transport of our lipid crystal nano-particles throughout the body.
Currently, we are focused on leveraging our cochleate, delivery technology platform in developing our own products within the anti-infective space and on identifying strategic partners whose drug candidates and molecules, in combination with our delivery technology, present the greatest value and innovation while addressing significant markets of unmet medical need.