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

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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:

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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
Mike Serrano Wu v1
Mike Serrano-Wu
Partner, Sprout BioVentures

Recent News

AmacaThera CEO Mike Cooke accepted to adMare BioInnovations 2021-22 Executive Institute

   Press Release

adMare BioInnovations is pleased to announce the nine women and nine men from diverse backgrounds and representing a wide range of life science businesses across the country, selected to join this year’s adMare Academy Executive Institute.Read more

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AmacaThera named CIX Top 20 Early company

   Press Release

Amacathera Inc. has been named a Canadian Innovation Exchange (CIX)’s Top 20 Early company for 2021.Read more

CBC's Quirks & Quarks features AmacaThera Co-Founder Dr. Molly Shoichet

   Media Coverage

ICYMI: Thanks to CBC's Quirks and Quarks for re-running this November 2020 interview with our co-founder, Dr. Molly Shoichet.Read more