Afya: a Swahili word meaning "Health"
Afya World Medicines was founded in 2007 by chemists Edward A. Kesicki, Joshua O. Odingo, and Kerry W. Fowler as a not-for-profit corporation in the State of Washington. In January 2008 Afya merged into the Infectious Disease Research Institute (IDRI) in Seattle, WA.
Please refer to the IDRI web site: www.idri.org
Additional information can be found in the following links to related press coverage:
Seattle Times -- June 17, 2007. Ex-Icos workers go from ED to TB. Click Here
Seattle Times -- July 23, 2007. After Icos' acquisition, no time to mourn. (Includes photo) Click Here
Seattle Times -- June 14, 2007. Seattle Research facility will target tuberculosis. Click Here
Seattle Times -- October 7, 2008. Drug firms open vaults in search for TB treatment. Click Here
Image at top of page: PDB structure 2DFT. From: Dias, M.V., Faim, L.M., Vasconcelos, I.B., de Oliveira, J.S., Basso, L.A., Santos, D.S., de Azevedo, W.F. Effects of the magnesium and chloride ions and shikimate on the structure of shikimate kinase from Mycobacterium tuberculosis ACTA CRYSTALLOGR.,SECT.F v63 pp.1-6 , 2007. Depiction generated by PyMol: DeLano, W.L. The PyMOL Molecular Graphics System (2002) on World Wide Web http://www.pymol.org