Our Team

We’ve brought together commercial leaders, researchers and biotechnology experts that will transform therapeutics development.

AmacaThera is a clinical-stage biotechnology company developing a novel drug delivery platform to improve patient outcomes across multiple therapeutic areas, including:

  • post-surgical pain management
  • cancer
  • other hard-to-reach targets

We’re developing products at the intersection of bio­ma­te­ri­als and pharmaceuticals.

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Senior Management Team

Dr Mike Cooke v2
Dr. Mike Cooke
Co-Founder & CEO
Biomedical Engineer
Polymer design and drug delivery expert
Dr Molly Shoichet v2
Dr. Molly Shoichet
Co-Founder & Chief Science Officer
Chemical & Biomedical Engineer
Polymer design and drug delivery expert
Mike Foorer v2
Mike Foorer
Vice President Business Development & General Manager
25 years experience in drug delivery & sterile injectable manufacturing

Board of Directors

In addition to co-founders Mike Cooke and Molly Shoichet, our board is made up of the following:

Paul Austin v1 2x
Paul Austin
Founder, The P. Austin Family Foundation
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Lu Han
Partner, Lumira Ventures
BSc, PhD
Michelle Scarborough v1
Michelle Scarborough
Managing Partner,
Strategic Investments and Women in Technology Fund, BDC
Sara Secall v1
Sara Secall
Partner & Life Sciences Investment Director, Inveready Asset Management

Recent News

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RBCx features AmacaThera’s journey

   Media Coverage

RBCx, the tech banking and investment arm of the Royal Bank of Canada, has featured AmacaThera’s drug development platform and start-up journey.
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AmacaThera doses First In Human Study to Evaluate, AMT-143, for Non-opioid Treatment of Post-operative Pain

   Press Release

AmacaThera Inc, a clinical stage biotechnology company specializing in the development of advanced sustained release hydrogel formulations, has dosed its first human subject with AMT-143, the company's lead asset in non-opioid acute pain management. Read more

AmacaThera Closes Series A Extension to Advance Clinical Development of Long Acting, Localized, Non-Opioid Therapeutics to Improve Post-Surgery Patient Care

   Press Release

AmacaThera, a leader in the development of novel injectable, localized therapeutics based upon its AmacaGel delivery platform, announced the closing of a CAD$4.0 million financing round.Read more

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AmacaThera is a clinical-stage biotechnology company transforming therapeutics to make a difference in patient health. Our unique, injectable hydrogel platform provides localized, sustained drug delivery to improve patient outcomes across multiple therapeutic areas, including post‑surgical pain management, cancer and other hard‑to‑reach target areas.

Contact Us

MaRS Centre, West Tower,
661 University Ave Suite 1300,
Toronto, ON M5G 0B7

[email protected]