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Trius Therapeutics Completes $30 Million Series B

Tuesday, March 25, 2008 5:17:00 AM PDT | VentureDeal Staff

SAN DIEGO, CA -- Pharmaceutical company Trius Therapeutics has announced the closing of its second round of venture capital funding, receiving $30 million.

Trius is developing anti-bacterial drugs for the treatment of life-threatening infections.  The company's lead candidate, TR-701, is an oral and IV oxazolidinone antibiotic designed to treat Gram positive bacterial pathogens.

Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers led the round, which included previous investors InterWest Partners, Versant Ventures and Prism VentureWorks.

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