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Company Information

  • Industry
  • Biotechnology
    • Large Molecule
      • Antibodies
  • Pharmaceuticals
    • Vaccines
  • Therapeutic Areas
  • Cancer
  • Gastrointestinal
  • Alias(es)
  • Ownership
  • Public
  • Headquarters
  • Worldwide
    • North America
      • USA
  • Parent & Subsidiaries
  • Aphton Corp.
  • Senior Management
  • Patrick T Mooney, MD, Pres. & CEO
    James F Smith, SVP, CFO
    Theo de Roij, PhD, VP, Bus. & Prod. Dev.
    Susan A Watson, PhD, SVP, CSO
  • Contact Info
  • Aphton Corp.
    Phone: (215) 218-4340
    P.O. Box 63994
    Philadelphia, PA 19147-7994