Thinking Out Loud (Blog)
In with the New! At this point in our evolution as a company, we can affirm that change is good! As promised, EpiVax 2.0 is emerging in 2024, with new products and new leaders! First, say hello to our new CEO, Rich-Henry Schabowsky, PhD JD. Rich-Henry is no stranger...
Currently there is no standard approach to the In Silico Immunogenicity Assessment of Therapeutic Peptides, however, the EpiVax team has worked with the FDA to develop several methods, including a validated in silico approach. These methods are collected in an overall in silico and in vitro combination of methods, named PANDA, that is carefully aligned with new and updated regulatory guidelines for the accelerated approval of generic peptide drugs.
It’s Post-Pandemic and we’re back on the road traveling to the 4 corners of the Earth. Where will we get to see you? Here’s a list of upcoming events, and because … what’s travel without great food? … I’ve included some of my favorite restaurants in each city. Write me if you’d like to meet up or send restaurant ideas! We hope to see YOU!
When do you do your ‘thinking’ about the day? Do you do it while running? Well, I was thinking about you guys on my runs this week. I am finally back in Providence, RI, after traveling to Tokyo, Basel and Munich, Amsterdam, Minneapolis and Seoul.
It’s the scary season and visits from the FBI and SEC definitely qualify. “Science without Fear” has been our motto for nearly 25 years. There is a reason that we have adopted that motto and believe in it. Speaking the truth sometimes takes courage, and science is all about truth. Our job as scientists (and yours!) is to follow the facts and to create new technologies, new medicines, based on new truths. If the facts are incorrect, or are deliberately falsified, the whole construct falls apart. And, I believe, having a strong moral compass is essential for running a biotech business too.
We’re in Tokyo! Sarah Moniz, Guilhem Richard (CTO of EpiVax Therapeutics) and I touched down on Friday and have been checking out Tokyo landmarks (a.k.a lots of walking) over the weekend.