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
PhD
Biomedical Engineer
Polymer design and drug delivery expert
Dr Molly Shoichet v2
Dr. Molly Shoichet
Co-Founder & Chief Science Officer
PhD
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:

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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
PhD
Sara Secall v1
Sara Secall
Partner & Life Sciences Investment Director, Inveready Asset Management
Mike Serrano Wu v1
Mike Serrano-Wu
Partner, Sprout BioVentures
PhD

Recent News

How AMT-143 could reduce the post-surgical need for opioids

   Press Release

In June 2022, we created and published “Meet AmacaThera and learn about our novel hydrogel platform,” a 35-second animation. Watch the animated explainer inside this article.Read more

AmacaThera featured in Innovate Toronto

   Media Coverage

AmacaThera’s drug development platform is featured in Innovate Toronto, an in-depth look at Toronto’s innovation ecosystem. The online compendium and coffee table book features over 300 start-up success stories, including Kepler, which aims to take the Internet into space, and Altus Assessments, which is using data and tech to bring the human side of healthcare education back into focus.
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AmacaThera animation showcases company’s unique biotechnology

   Press Release

In June 2022, we created and published “Meet AmacaThera and learn about our novel hydrogel platform,” a one-minute animation that outlines its approach to drug development.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

661 University Ave, Suite 1300
Toronto, ON M5G 0B7, Canada

info@amacathera.ca