MerLion Pharmaceuticals Pte. Ltd. was formed in 2002 through the privatisation of the former Centre for Natural Product Research (CNPR), a unique unit of Singapore’s Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology (IMCB). MerLion Pharma acquired all of CNPR’s assets, including its unique collection of natural product samples. The company is now focused on developing its lead antibacterial candidate, finafloxacin.