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ShamRock Pharma

Local pharma experts want to repurpose a potent, safe anti-inflammatory drug to develop it as a mega-blockbuster in multiple disease states.

  • Stage Concept Only
  • Industry Biotechnology
  • Location Chicago, IL, USA
  • Currency USD
  • Founded January 2012
  • Employees 2
  • Website

Company Summary

We want to re-purpose a drug whose patent expired before making it to human testing. It had incredible promise in animal testing and was abandoned. It would be a replacement for corticosteroids as a safer alternative. Since inflammation is the basis for much Western disease, we believe it has the potential to make enormous contributions to medicine in multiple therapeutic areas.


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    Joe Shamie

    Mr. Shamie, a graduate of Wayne State University is a respected and accomplished serial entrepreneur. He has invested in and nurtured many companies across a broad spectrum of industries. Joe founded in 1988 and operates one the most successful and technically advanced commercial/residential security alarm firms in the metro Detroit area. All Type Fire & Security Systems currently serves and monitors thousands of dwellings, and works closely with

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    Michael Locker, MD

    Dr. Locker, a graduate of Harvard and Yale University School of Medicine, began his fascination with entrepreneurship while training as a resident in Anesthesiology. He quickly became interested in developing and improving the medical devices utilized in his specialty and throughout the OR and ICU. While a fellow in Neurotrauma, where he witnessed the potent and safe nature of the compound ShamRock wishes to re-purpose, he became involved in a

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    Sam Shamie MD

    Dr. Shamie, a graduate of University of Michigan and Wayne State Medical School, is a trained Internist with a sub-specialty in Allergy/Immunology. His distinguished career as Vice President of Medical Affairs includes 15 years in the pharmaceutical industry with broad-based experience in a wide variety of therapeutic areas. He has provided medical internal technical support in the design, implementation, maintenance, and interpretation of all