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Glycadia, Inc. aka Glycadia Pharmaceuticals

Glycadia is developing drugs to prevent and treat the kidney, eye, nerve and cardiovascular complications that result from diabetes

  • Stage Prototype Ready
  • Industry Biotechnology
  • Location Philadelphia, PA, USA
  • Currency USD
  • Founded April 1988
  • Employees 8
  • Website

Company Summary

Glycadia's drugs target cell-signaling pathways that cause kidney, eye, nerve and cardiovascular complications of diabetes. These drugs are effective independent of glucose control. Currently there are no drugs that effectively halt the progression of complications of diabetes, which remain a significant unmet medical need as well as a major market opportunity. In the U.S. there are 5 million diabetics who have symptoms leading to complications.


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    Margo P. Cohen
    President and Chief Scientific Officer

    Previously Professor of Medicine and Director of Endocrinology and Metabolism at two urban medical schools. She is a Fulbright Scholar. Principal Investigator in numerous clinical trials for New Drug Applicatons by the pharmaceutical industry. Served on numerous advisory committees of the National Institutes of Health. Twice appointed Chair of the Board of Scientific Counselors of a member NIH Institute. B.S. and M.D. from University of Michigan

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    Ben F. McGraw
    CEO-to-be upon major funding

    Previously Chairman, President & CEO of Valentis, a public company. Prior: Vice President for Corporate Development for Allergan. Began his career at Marion Laboratories, becoming Vice President, Development. Completed clinical pratice residency and B.S. and Doctor of Pharmachy degrees from the University of Tennessee Center for Health Sciences.


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    Stephen Goodman, Morgan Lewis & Bockius
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    John Pennett, Eisner Amper

Previous Investors

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    Genesis Seed Fund, Philadelphia, PA
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    WestMed Medical Ventures, New York, NY
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    Daniel Honigman, Miami, FL