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  • Cantex Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is a clinical stage pharmaceutical company developing novel, well tolerated, treatments of cancer and inflammatory lung diseases
  • Cantex is led by Stephen Marcus, M.D., and Neil Flanzraich, seasoned drug developers and pharmaceutical executives with stellar track records of developing blockbuster products and extensive transactional experience



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  • Azeliragon targets cancer and its complications as well as inflammatory lung diseases
  • Dicopp®, targets pediatric sarcoma
  • DSTAT for traumatic injury and hemorrhagic shock



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February 24, 2022 – Cantex Pharmaceuticals, Inc. announced that it has secured a global license from Harvard University’s Office of Technology Development (OTD) to further develop Cantex’s drug azeliragon into a treatment for inflammatory lung diseases including COVID-19.


September 14, 2021 – Cantex Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (“Cantex”) today announced that it has sold 6.5 million shares of Chimerix, Inc. in brokerage transactions at a price of $5.75 per share, less brokerage commissions and fees.

DSTAT (formerly known as CX-01) for the treatment of acute lung injury (ALI) in COVID-19 patients and acute myeloid leukemia (AML)