aTyr Pharma Announces Nasdaq Stock Ticker Symbol Change from “LIFE” to “ATYR”

Ticker symbol change to take effect on Wednesday, June 5, 2024

SAN DIEGO, June 03, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- aTyr Pharma, Inc. (Nasdaq: LIFE) (“aTyr” or the “Company”), a clinical stage biotechnology company engaged in the discovery and development of first-in-class medicines from its proprietary tRNA synthetase platform, today announced that the Company will be changing its ticker symbol from “LIFE” to “ATYR.” Effective at the market open on June 5, 2024, the Company’s common stock will trade on the Nasdaq Capital Market under the new symbol “ATYR.”

“As we advance our lead therapeutic candidate, efzofitimod, through a pivotal Phase 3 study in pulmonary sarcoidosis and prepare for potential commercialization, the “ATYR” ticker symbol is a strong reflection of our corporate identity and serves to clarify and enhance our visibility across a broad range of stakeholders,” said Sanjay S. Shukla, M.D., M.S., President and Chief Executive Officer of aTyr. “We look forward to this next chapter for ‘ATYR’ as we work to translate tRNA synthetase biology into new therapies for fibrosis and inflammation.”

No action is required by existing stockholders with respect to the ticker symbol change. The Company’s common stock will continue to be listed on the Nasdaq Capital Market and the CUSIP will remain unchanged.

About aTyr

aTyr is a clinical stage biotechnology company leveraging evolutionary intelligence to translate tRNA synthetase biology into new therapies for fibrosis and inflammation. tRNA synthetases are ancient, essential proteins that have evolved novel domains that regulate diverse pathways extracellularly in humans. aTyr’s discovery platform is focused on unlocking hidden therapeutic intervention points by uncovering signaling pathways driven by its proprietary library of domains derived from all 20 tRNA synthetases. aTyr’s lead therapeutic candidate is efzofitimod, a first-in-class biologic immunomodulator in clinical development for the treatment of interstitial lung disease, a group of immune-mediated disorders that can cause inflammation and progressive fibrosis, or scarring, of the lungs. For more information, please visit

Forward-Looking Statements

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Ashlee Dunston
Director, Investor Relations and Public Affairs