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Codagenix, Inc.

A platform for constructing designer viruses – synthetic live-attenuated vaccine strains the are antigenically identical to widltype

  • Stage Prototype Ready
  • Industry Biotechnology
  • Location Stony Brook, NY, USA
  • Currency USD
  • Founded August 2011
  • Employees 3
  • Website

Company Summary

Codagenix utilizes a platform technology termed SAVE to construct live-attenuated viral vaccines. The SAVE customization process uses software-based algorithms to 're-code' the genome of a target virus resulting in a virus that is antigenically identical to the wild-type, virulent strain. Since SAVE-designed vaccine strain are 100% identical animals vaccinated with SAVE-designed vaccines develop a robust and protective immune response.


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    J. Robert Coleman, PhD, MBA
    EVP of Research and Business Development

    Dr. Coleman, together with Dr. Wimmer and Dr. Mueller co-discovered the SAVE technology and co-founded Codagenix, Inc. His work focuses on rational gene design for vaccine construction. He has multiple high impact publications, is the primary investigator on externally funded research projects, and has project management skills in small business and biotechnology. Dr. Coleman completed his MBA in finance while simultaneously co-founding Codageni

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    Steffen Mueller, PhD

    Dr. Mueller could be considered a preeminent synthetic virologist. Prior to synthetic virology he studied aspects of virus/host interaction, and the cell biology of virus receptors. Together with Dr. Wimmer and Dr. Coleman, Mueller co-developed SAVE, a rational computer-aided approach of designing synthetic, attenuated pathogens. Mueller, Wimmer and Coleman co-founded Codagenix Inc. to develop improved live attenuated human vaccines of medical n

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    Eckard Wimmer, PhD
    Senior Scientific Advisor

    Dr. Wimmer was recently inducted into the National Academy of Sciences in recognition of his accomplishments as a molecular biologist who has been an expert on viral pathogenesis for over forty years. In the course of these studies Dr. Wimmer has deciphered the genome sequence and genetic structure of poliovirus, the antigenic structure of the poliovirion, and the viral IRESs. Recently, he has co-developed the SAVE platform strategy of whole gen


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    Alan Cohen
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    Nixon Peabody LLP

Previous Investors

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    National Institutes of Health (NIH) - $600,000 (non-dilutive)