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Memcine Pharmaceuticals

ImmunoplexTM enables needle-free, infectious agent-free immune complex vaccines, as well as autologous cellular oncology vaccines.

  • Stage Product In Development
  • Industry Biotechnology
  • Location Coralville, IA, USA
  • Currency USD
  • Founded January 2010
  • Employees 3
  • Website

Company Summary

ImmunoplexTM is a platform technology aimed at transforming the $26B global vaccine market by delivering cost effective needle-free immune complex vaccines without side effects. The crux of the invention includes a proprietary tag and an antibody that create immune complexes in a universal fashion. Proof of concept has been achieved in HepB, influenza, and breast cancer. Memcine will function as a discovery engine for the pharma industry.


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    Kate H Holt
    CEO & Director

    Kathleen Holt, PhD, CEO, has over 14 years’ executive level experience forging collaborations for the advancement of scientific discovery and translation into high impact deliverables. Dr. Holt has directed business development for multiple startup companies including Lexicon Pharma, and KemPharm. Dr. Holt holds a BS degree in Biology from the SUNY, and a PhD in Molecular Biology from The University of Iowa College of Medicine.

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    Tony J Vanden Bush
    Head of Research and Director

    Tony Vanden Bush, PhD, Co-inventor, Director, and Chief Scientific Officer, is a research scientist in the University of Iowa Department of Microbiology. Dr. Vanden Bush also serves on the scientific advisory board for Memcine. Dr. Vanden Bush has an undergraduate degree in Biochemistry/Molecular Biology from University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire, and a PhD with honors in Immunobiology and Biochemistry from Iowa State University.

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    Greg Landes
    Interim CSO

    Gregory M. Landes, PhD, currently serves as a consultant for the global biotherapeutics industry at DNA Bridges, Inc. Dr. Landes has prior executive experience with numerous biopharmaceutical companies including: Takeda, Lexicon Pharma, Abgenix, and Genzyme. Dr. Landes holds 16 issued US patents pertaining to antibody drugs. Dr. Landes earned his PhD in Biochemistry from the University of Kansas and received postdoctoral training at UCLA.


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    Bruce Willey, JD and CPA
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