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Kineta, Inc.

Kineta rapidly advances leading-edge immunotherapeutic drug candidates through human safety trials, transacts with Pharma, 3 yr. est. to ROI

  • Stage Product In Development
  • Industry Biotechnology
  • Location Seattle, WA, USA
  • Currency USD
  • Founded January 2008
  • Employees 43
  • Incorporation Type C-corp
  • Website

Company Summary

Kineta is a biotech company that fills a void in the pharma industry by advancing therapies from discovery to clinical proof of concept. We work with private, government and industry partners to advance our innovative research. Our unique funding model mitigates risk and may provide an attractive and earlier return for investors. Kineta has established and a pipeline of novel life improving therapies that address critical unmet patient needs.


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    Shawn Iadonato, PhD

    Human Genome Project; Co-Founder of Illumigen Biosciences ($340M exit) and Kineta; Established and grew five Kineta drug programs; 1st Kv1.3 inhibitor in Clinic; Secured >$57M R&D funding grants

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    Rob Hedequist
    President and COO

    25+ years in the pharmaceutical industry; Corporate development at Kineta; Major Accounts, Managed Care & Sales/ Marketing at Pfizer and Amgen; National Director Schering–Plough

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    SVP Business Development & Corp. Comm.

    25+ years in commercial operations in the pharmaceutical industry; marketing, payer strategy, pricing, national accounts, sales leadership and business development at GSK and Schering-Plough.

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    Campion Fellin, MSE
    SVP Operations

    25+ years operations and program management experience; Software and Biotech Industries; Manages 10M+ in NIH Grant Awards, IT, accounting, and facilities management expertise.

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    Pauline Kenny, JD
    General Counsel

    15+ years of legal experience in both in-house and outside counsel roles; general corporate matters, financing, licensing, intellectual property, M&A and other legal and strategic matters

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    SVP Corporate Development

    40 years of banking and fund raising experience. Corporate Development at Kineta; Founding CEO Seattle Savings Bank; Past president Seattle Kiwanis, Chamber of Commerce, Seafair Commodores

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    VP Translational Development

    15+ years of experience in immunology/infectious disease research and translational drug development; founding scientist at Kineta; leads strategy and development for nonclinical, clinical, and CMC

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    Kristin Bedard, PhD
    VP Research & Development

    15+ years of experience in virology and drug development; founding scientist at Kineta; established AViid™ screening platform; 15 US patent applications; awarded 7 NIH grants and contracts


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    Moss Adams

Previous Investors

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    Iacocca Family Foundation
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    Ray and Lydia Bartoszek
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