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Medicine can go further

Visit our material science platform

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About Us

Our team is focused on developing technologies that transform the way people interact with their environments. We are a biomaterials company developing next-generations surface coatings and novel biologic delivery platforms.  

 
 

Introducing the

VivaShield™ product line.

Protective coatings for glass.

 

Our Team

Julia Peng
CO-FOUNDER, CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

BS Economics, The Wharton School (University of Pennsylvania)

Alice Yang
CO-FOUNDER, CHIEF SCIENCE OFFICER

MSc Immunology, University of Toronto

HBSc Immunology & Human Biology, University of Toronto

Nina Heiderzadeh
MATERIALS SCIENTIST

PDF, Radical Polymerization for New Product Development, Queen's University

PhD Polymer Engineering, Amirkabir University

MSc Polymerization Process Engineering, Tehran Polytechnic

BSc Polymer Engineering, Azad University

Ruby Rafanan
RESEARCH SCIENTIST

PhD Molecular Science, MSc Molecular Science, BSc Applied Chemistry & Biology, Ryerson University

Carlos Santana
OPERATIONS MANAGER

BEng Biomedical Engineering, Ryerson University

Stephen Catapano
BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATE

MSc Biomedical Commercialization, HBSc Biomedical Commercialization, McMaster University

Kathleen Simms
CLINICAL OUTREACH ASSOCIATE

MD Candidate, University of Toronto

HBHum Humanities, Carleton University

Guangqi (Jaye) Zhou
RESEARCH ASSISTANT

PhD Microbiology, BSc Biotechnology, Zhejiang University

Ben Merrick
BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATE

MSc Biomedical Commercialization, McMaster University

BSc Life Sciences, Queen

Advanced Materials Platform

We created VivaShield™, a line of next-generation performance coatings for glass surfaces. VivaShield™ enhances the durability of glass vials & protects their drug contents from heat during transport & storage. With VivaShield™, we make sure your products can go further.

Thermal Insulation

Transparency

Anti-Scratch

Biotech Platform

We are underway in completing development for more, deep-science technologies that enhance drug delivery. Stay tuned for our product announcement.

 

Advisors

Ray Muzyka
BUSINESS ADVISOR

Founder/CEO, BioWare

Founder/CEO, Threshold Impact

Order of Canada

Andrea Matheson
BUSINESS ADVISOR

President, NEXT Canada

VP, CGI Group

Founder, M5 Inc.

Craig Usswald
BUSINESS ADVISOR

Supply Chain, Village Reach Global Health & Food

Advisor, Deloitte Consulting

Geoff Werth
BUSINESS ADVISOR

Senior VP, Wynne Health

Director, McKesson Oncology

Barkev Keoshkerian
SCIENCE ADVISOR

Polymer Chemistry & Colliod Science, Xerox Research Centre of Canada

Bryan Koivisto
SCIENCE ADVISOR

PI, Koivisto Labs

Professor of Chemistry

Directory, Science Discovery zo

Helen Manich
BUSINESS ADVISOR

President, Manich Strategies Inc.

CMO, Talk America

VP of Marketing, McCaw (AT&T) Advisor

 

We want to hear from you!

General Information: info@vivavax.org

Media Inquiries: media@vivavax.org

Careers: joinus@vivavax.org

Partnerships: partners@vivavax.org

Careers at VivaVax: Open Positions

BUSINESS 

Business Development Associate

Toronto, ON

SCIENCE

Chemical Innovation Specialist

Toronto, ON

 
 
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