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ViThera Pharmaceuticals, Inc

ViThera uses live biotherapeutics to treat diseases of the GI tract. Our lead product is for Crohn's Disease and Ulcerative Colitis.

  • Stage Prototype Ready
  • Industry Biotechnology
  • Location Cambridge, MA, USA
  • Currency USD
  • Employees 3
  • Website vitherapharma.com

Company Summary

ViThera's lead program (VT301) revolutionizes treatment for patients with Inflammatory Bowel Disease, a significant unmet need. Existing drugs target the immune system but VT301 heals the epithelial lining of the gut without affecting the immune system. ViThera's approach is validated by an early partnership with J & J. ViThera follows an aggressive path to clinical proof of concept (2015) and pursues early exit opportunities.

Team

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    Johannes Fruehauf MD PhD
    President and CEO

    Successful serial entrepreneur, Founder Cambridge Biolabs, Cofounder Cequent, developed CEQ508 bench to bedside,
    13 therapeutic patents. Advisor to Avecia, Aura Biosciences, Marina Biotechnology, Biota, BMT, PCL, others

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    Lisa Velardo
    CFO

    Watermill Ventures, Vality, Boston Biomedical , Boston Heart Lab, Cequent Pharmaceuticals, Aspen Consulting, GnuBIO

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    Peter D. Parker
    Advisor

    20 yrs life sciences investor, BioInnovation
    Ampersand, Cequent, Novex, Tomah, VITEX, Magellan Biosciences, Dynex, Pentose, Alexis, CoPharma, Panacos, TekCel, Cyclis

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    R. Balfour Sartor, MD
    Head of SAB

    Key opinion leader IBD. Chair, Center for IBD Research and Treatment, UNC, Chief Medical Advisor to CCFA
    Specialist on bacteria-gut relationship

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    Pamela Fekete MD, JD, MS
    Director

    IP attorney, 14yrs experience as research scientist, FDA consultant in pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries
    Neurogen, BAYER, FLH, Rembrandt IP, Cequent, EWP, BioInnovation, GnuBIO

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    Philippe Langella
    Co-Founder

    Professor, Head, Probiotic and Commensal Laboratory, INRA, France. >25yrs research on Lactic acid bacteria.
    Consultant to Danone, Merck, Lallemand, Cequent
    Inventor of VT201 technology

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    Grazyna Szymanska-Schellenberg
    VP Corporate Development

    Bio-Pharma entrepreneur, angel investor and technical consultant with over 20 years experience. Harvard Medical School, Curis, TolerRx, TEI Biosciences

Advisors

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    Peter B. Finn (Rubin & Rudman LLP)
    Lawyer
    Unconfirmed
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    Lisa Velardo, CPA - Chief Financial Officer
    Accountant
    Unconfirmed

Previous Investors

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    Johannes Fruehauf
    Unconfirmed
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    J & J (equity convertible grant)
    Unconfirmed