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  • Amino Acids for Cell Health

    Transforming patient lives

  • Amino Acids for Cell Health

    Revolutionizing drug development

  • Axcella is pioneering revolutionary amino acid-based therapeutics as powerful signaling molecules with broad mechanisms of action applicable to a range of severe diseases. Leveraging its unique platform, Axcella seeks to transform the traditional drug discovery process by significantly accelerating the speed of candidate generation to clinical validation within months. The company has translated its discoveries into compounds that have been tested in multiple clinical studies to date, with lead programs in NAFLD/NASH, intractable epilepsies and atrophic diseases, and a rich pipeline.

  • Amino acids are not just building blocks for proteins, they are a crucial element of human biology. Cell-specific sets of amino acids critically and uniquely regulate a wealth of essential disease pathways and biologies.

    They serve as critical signaling molecules, primary materials for biological reactions, and as part of transport across membranes, among many other functions. Their multifunctionality makes them attractive drug candidates for treating a broad spectrum of diseases.

  • We are a relentless group of innovators, passionate about bring life-changing products to patients and families with critical, unmet needs. We have assembled a world-class team of pioneers and trailblazers with a track record of success to realize our vision.