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Saira Bates, MBA, Co-founder & CEO

Saira is a creative, dynamic and goal oriented leader with a unique combination of technical and business expertise.  She has in-depth experience in drug development and drug delivery technologies. She has provided preclinical support to several oncology programs, two of which have resulted in marketed products, Treanda® and Synribo®.   Saira has proven ability in business development and marketing.  She founded and managed an oncology pharmaceutical company, Oncopharmaceuticals, and built a strong patent portfolio. Saira has ten issued and pending US patent applications. She has published her work in peer reviewed journals and presented at numerous scientific conferences.   She has a BS in Biochemistry from Stony Brook University and pursued post graduate studies at University of Pennsylvania and UC Berkeley. She has a MBA from Pepperdine University. 

Dennis Brown, Co-founder, Business Strategy

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Dr. Brown founded Matrix Pharmaceuticals (acquired by Chiron) and ChemGenex Therapeutics, which merged with an Australian company to become ChemGenex Pharmaceuticals, which was acquired Cephalon. Dr. Brown currently serves as a board member and chief scientific officer of Delmar Pharmaceuticals. Dr. Brown is an inventor of about 34 issued U.S. patents and applications, many with foreign counterparts.