In this one episode of BioTalk Jeff Galvin, CEO & Founder of American Gene Technoloogies (AGT), becomes one of the best evangelists for the BioHealth Capital Region and reveals why AGT is on a trajectory to be the Microsoft of gene therapy and personalized medicine.

“The key elements in success boil down to the right people being all drawn together by a vision and a passion for something, and storytelling.” ~ Jeff Galvin

This is one of the best podcast’s yet, bringing you insight into the truly remarkable AGT story; not to mention the insights from a true entrepreneurial visionary and an emerging leader in our region. I’m personally inspired each time I hear Jeff Galvin speak about AGT and his leadership philosophies, and this episode won’t disappoint you.

Hear how AGT got it’s start from NIH, and how they were able to commercialize the technology without any licensing.  How they have raised financing for 11 years without going to venture capital, the power of storytelling and understanding how your story lines up with an investors portfolio strategy.  Hear why Jeff has emerged these last two years as a leader in the region and why he’s bullish on Maryland and the BioHealth Capital Region for growing his company.

Jeff Galvin’s current focus is to grow AGT and he expects AGT’s patented, lead candidate for an HIV Cure to enter the clinic in 2019. AGT is a gene and cell therapeutics company with a proprietary lentiviral platform targeting major diseases, including HIV, Phenylketonuria (PKU) and cancer.

The company has a diverse portfolio of patent filings surrounding key tools and components in viral vectors, gene therapy, and regenerative medicine.

AGT’s immuno-oncology approach of stimulating gamma-delta (γδ) T cells to attack a variety of cancers has recently been awarded four patents. In collaboration with Stanford Medical School’s Dr. Dean Felsher, this novel approach to stimulate the body’s immune system to attack solid cancer tumors is showing promising results in animal models and is expected to enter human trials in the next 24 months.

Topics include genetic medicines, funding strategies, companies goals, and the BioHealth Capital Region.”

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Chris Frew
Over the past 8 years, Chris has grown BioBuzz into a respected brand that is recognized for its community building, networking events and news stories about the local biotech industry. In addition, he runs a Recruiting and Marketing Agency that helps companies attract top talent through a blended model that combines employer branding and marketing services together with a high powered recruiting solution.

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