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October 16, 2013
CONFIDENTIAL SUBMISSION VIA EDGAR
United States Securities and Exchange Commission
Division of Corporation Finance
100 F Street, N.E.
Washington, D.C. 20549
|Registration Statement on Form S-1|
Ladies and Gentlemen:
On behalf of ContraFect Corporation, a Delaware corporation (the Company), we are submitting the Companys draft Registration Statement on Form S-1 (the Registration Statement) for confidential nonpublic review by the staff of the Securities and Exchange Commission pursuant to Section 6(e) of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the Securities Act). The Company qualifies as an emerging growth company, as defined in Section 2(a)(19) of the Securities Act. The Registration Statement relates to the initial public offering of the Companys common stock.
If you have any questions concerning the foregoing, or if you require additional information, please do not hesitate to contact me at (212) 848-5085.
Very truly yours,
/s/ Jonathan DeSantis
|cc:||Robert C. Nowinski, Ph.D., ContraFect Corporation|
|Julia P. Gregory, ContraFect Corporation|
|Mark Kessel, Shearman & Sterling LLP|
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