The Capital Grille
1338-46 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107
(215) 545-9588

Date: Wednesday, June 21, 12:00 pm (Doors open at 11:30 am)

Program Presenter:

VU L. TRUONG, PH.D., Founder, CEO and Director


Speaker Biography

Dr. Truong is a founder of Aridis and was elected CEO in 2014 after having served as the company’s Chief Scientific Officer since 2005. He has more than 20 years of experience in biopharmaceutical drug development, having held positions of increasing responsibilities in companies which were eventually acquired by larger entities, including Gene Medicine (sold to Megabios), Aviron (sold to MedImmune) and MedImmune (sold to Astra Zeneca). Having maintained a life-long interest in infectious diseases, he has focused on researching and developing innovative human monoclonal antibodies and vaccines designed to address life-threatening infections. His product development experience includes FluMist™, Synagis™ mAb and a number of other monoclonal antibody-based therapeutics. Dr. Truong is the principal architect of Aridis’ technologies, which includes a range of anti-infective products and pharmaceutical processing technologies. He received his Ph.D. in Pharmacology and Molecular Sciences at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.



Aridis is revolutionizing how we treat infectious diseases through its unique technology platforms, which can quickly detect human-derived mAbs to treat infectious diseases. The Company’s transformative approach utilizes a patient’s own immune system to identify mAbs capable of fighting infections and underpins multiple late-stage programs. In January, Aridis announced positive top-line data from the first of two Phase 3 studies of its lead candidate, AR-301, for the treatment of VAP caused by Gram-positive bacteria Staphylococcus aureus (S. aureus). In March, Aridis announced positive top-line data from its Phase 2a trial in cystic fibrosis, meeting primary and second endpoints for the study. Aridis received agreement from the FDA for a single confirmatory Phase 3 study of AR-301 in May 2023 and is discussing results of its CF study with the FDA and the EMA to plan the definitive next steps. The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation is the largest shareholder of Aridis and has invested $12.5 million into the Company to date. Aridis is covered by five analysts with buy ratings and a median price target of $6 per share.