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Company Information

  • Industry
  • Biotechnology
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Therapeutic Areas
  • Non-Specific
  • Alias(es)
  • Ownership
  • Private
  • Headquarters
  • Worldwide
    • North America
      • USA
  • Parent & Subsidiaries
  • Spectra Biomedical Inc.
  • Senior Management
  • Stephen J Peroutka, MD, PhD, Pres. & CEO
    Daniel P Maher, VP, Operations
    Joseph McCracken, Bus. Dev. Consultant
  • Contact Info
  • Spectra Biomedical Inc.
    Phone: (415) 617-9000
    4040 Campbell Ave.
    Second Floor
    Menlo Park, CA 94025