About Kinarus Therapeutics Holding AG

Company Description

Kinarus is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on bringing novel, patient-focused treatments to those suffering from viral, respiratory, and ophthalmic diseases.

Kinarus was incorporated as a private company in Basel, Switzerland in 2017. Its therapeutic drug candidate, KIN001, consists of an advanced clinical stage p38 MAPK inhibitor, in-licensed from Roche, combined with a marketed drug, together enabling an oral, long-term effective treatment for patients suffering from diseases with serious impact on quality of life.

Recently, in response to the global challenge of COVID-19, Kinarus has initiated clinical evaluation of its combination therapy to treat patients suffering from SARS-CoV-2 infection. Kinarus has discovered that KIN001 has anti-viral activity against SARS-CoV-2, including against its variants of concern. KIN001 also possesses anti-inflammatory and anti-fibrotic activity.

Year founded


Served area



Hochbergerstrasse 60C, 4057 Basel – Switzerland

Shareholder information

Shares outstanding



June 3, 2022

Stock exchange(s)

SIX Swiss Exchange



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