We are committed to developing the next generation of vaccines, immunotherapies, and diagnostics that lead to better patient outcomes and are more easily distributed around the world.


Vaxess Technologies is an innovative life sciences company based in the brand new Harvard Life Lab in Boston Massachusetts. Formed in 2012 by founders from Harvard and Tufts Universities, our company is developing proprietary technologies based on a silk biopolymer platform for encapsulating and stabilizing biological compounds.

We work with our partners to develop therapeutic and diagnostic products that are highly innovative in presentation format and robust under extreme environmental conditions, such as exposure to high temperatures outside of cold chain storage and transportation.

Vaxess is proud to be:

Harvard Innovation Lab

Harvard President’s Challenge First Prize Winner

2012

HBS New Venture Competition

Harvard Business School New Venture Competition First Prize Winner

2012 - 2013

Mass Technology Leadership Council

Mass Technology Leadership Council Awards:
Innovative Technology of the Year
(Healthcare/Life Sciences)

2013

Vaccine Industry Excellence

Vaccine Industry Excellence Awards:
Highly Recommended for Best Technological Development and Best Financing Deal

2014

Verizon Powerful Answers Award

Verizon Powerful Answers Awards First Prize Winner

2015

TEAM

Vaxess is made up of a diverse group of scientists, engineers, and entrepreneurs. We share a passion for developing biomedical innovations that improve healthcare products and bring them to more people

MANAGEMENT TEAM

Michael Schrader
Co-founder, CEO
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Mark Tracy
Interim Chief Technology Officer
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Kathryn Kosuda, PhD
Co-founder, VP of Research & Development
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Patrick Ho
Co-founder, VP of Operations & Legal Affairs
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Livio Valenti
Co-founder, VP of Policy & Strategy
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Jonathan Kluge, PhD
Director of Research and Development
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BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Jim Connolly
Director
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Kathryn Kosuda, PhD
Co-founder, VP of Research & Development
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Fiorenzo Omenetto, PhD
Scientific Co-founder, Director
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Aaron Sandoski
Director
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Michael Schrader
CEO
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ADVISORY BOARD

Barry Bloom, PhD
Advisor
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David Kaplan, PhD
Scientific Co-founder, Advisor
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Eve Slater, MD
Advisor
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George Siber, MD
Chair, Scientific Advisory Board
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Mark McKinlay, PhD
Advisor
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Peter Barton Hutt, JD
Advisor
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Russell Middaugh, PhD
Advisor
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Thomas Monath, MD
Advisor
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Vicki Sato, PhD
Advisor
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