Animal Health Parasiticide Platform

Our state-of-the-art parasiticide platform supports the discovery and development of products for companion and production animals.  The Avista Pharma bio-profiling portfolio includes over 30 species of clinically and commercially important ectoparasites (fleas, ticks, flies, mosquitos) and endoparasites (intestinal worms, heartworms), as well as protozoans (leishmania, cryptosporidium, trypanosomes). Avista Pharma has the capability to screen large compound collections in a high-throughput screening format or focused compound sets to support lead optimization, candidate selection and label extension.  Avista Pharma has a proven record of success in the identification and optimization of parasiticides, with several candidates progressing into clinical studies and commercialization.


Species List:

Species Common Name/Diseases Host Animal/Vector
Brugia malayi Lymphatic filariasis Human
Dirofilaria immitis** Canine Heartworm Dog
Litomosoides sigmodontis Mouse Filarial Worm Mouse/Jird
Haemonchus contortus** Barber’s Pole Worm Ruminants
Cooperia punctata Small Intestinal Worm Ruminants
Cooperia onchophora Small Intestinal Worm Ruminants
Ostertagia ostertagi Small Brown Stomach Worm Ruminants
Trichostrongylus colubriformis** Intestinal Hair Worm Ruminants
Strongyloides stercoralis Threadworm Human/Dog
Trichuris muris* Mouse Whipworm Mouse
Ancylostoma ceylanicum* Hookworm Human
Schistosoma mansoni Schistosomiasis Human
Fasciola hepatica* Common Liver Fluke Cattle/Human
Cryptosporidium parvum Cryptosporidiosis Human/Cattle
Trypanosoma brucei brucei Human African Trypanosomiasis Human/Cattle
Trypanosoma cruzi Chagas Disease Human/Dog
Trypanosoma evansi Animal Trypanosomiasis Cattle/Equine
Trypanosoma congolense African Animal Trypanosomiasis Cattle
Leishmania donovani Visceral leishmaniasis Human
Leishmania major Cutaneous leishmaniasis Human
Leishmania infatum Visceral leishmaniasis Human/Dogs
Plasmodium falciparum** Malaria Human
Giardia lamblia* Diarrheal disease/Giardiasis Human/Cat/Dog
Toxoplasma gondii* Toxoplasmosis Human
Tritrichomonas foetus* Diarrheal disease Cattle/Cat
Stomoxys calcitrans Stable Fly Cattle/Horse
Haematobia irritans** Horn Fly Cattle/Horse
Lucilia spp Blow Fly Cattle/Horse/Sheep
Musca autumnalis Face Fly Cattle/Horse/Sheep
Musca domestica** House Fly
Ctenocephalides felis Cat Flea Dog/Cat
Rhipicephalus sanguineus Brown Dog Tick Dog
Dermacentor variabilis American Dog Tick Dog
Amblyomma americanum Lone Star Tick Dog
Ixodes scapularis Deer tick or blacklegged tick Dog/Deer
Dengue Virus Dengue Fever Human
Aedes aegypti Yellow Fever Mosquito
Anopheles quadrimaculatus Common Malaria Mosquito
Anopheles gambiae** African Malaria Mosquito
Culex quinquefasciatus Southern House Mosquito

*In Development

**Resistant and Susceptible Species