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Nventa Biopharmaceuticals Corp.

Division of Akela Pharma Inc.

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Company Information

  • Industry
  • Biotechnology
    • Large Molecule
  • Pharmaceuticals
    • Vaccines
  • Therapeutic Areas
  • Cancer
  • Infectious & Viral Diseases
  • Respiratory, Pulmonary
  • Alias(es)
  • Stressgen Biotechnologies Corp.
  • GVIC Publications Ltd.
  • Ownership
  • Private
  • Headquarters
  • Worldwide
    • North America
      • USA
  • Parent & Subsidiaries
  • Akela Pharma Inc.
  • Senior Management
  • Richard B Lai Fatt, PhD, VP, Corp. Dev.
    Peter Emtage, PhD, VP, R&D
    David Duncan, Jr., VP, Fin.
  • Contact Info
  • Nventa Biopharmaceuticals Corp.
    Phone: (858) 202-4900
    9381 Judicial Drive, Suite 180
    San Diego, CA 92121