Collaborations

Verndari is a member of the UC Davis Venture Catalyst. Verndari has a laboratory at the UC Davis Medical Center in Sacramento.

UC Davis is making their faculty, facilities, and resources available to members of its Venture Catalyst. This capability ranges from basic research facilities and services, to a GMP manufacturing facility. Verndari has relationships with several staff and faculty members at UC Davis. These include:

Emir Hodzic, PhD RT-qPCR Core
Kristin Grimsrud, PhD, DVM MBP Veterinary Services
Derek Cissell, PhD, DVM Veterinary School
Peter Barry, PhD Center for Comparative Medicine
William Chang, PhD, DVM Center for Comparative Medicine
Gerhard Bauer GMP Facility P1 and P2 materials
Steven Lucero TEAM Lab, Biomedical Engineering UCD

 

Vaccine Vision

Verndari was founded with the goal to eliminate needle phobia, and the need for the cold chain, with a cost-effective simple-to-use vaccination that can be mass produced.  Verndari has developed a complete single-dose vaccination kit which includes VaxiPatchTM. VaxiPatch is an “elegantly simple”...

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Durga Bobba
Member of the Board of Directors

Durga has over 25 years of global commercial biopharma experience. After an initial spell as a sales representative at Parke-Davis, he took on roles of increasing responsibility at major global pharmaceutical companies including Merck, Genentech and Amgen in the areas of Marketing, Product Development, Alliance Management and Business Development.

Durga started his 15-year career at Merck & Co, Inc. in pricing and then held U.S. and global roles that included U.S. brand management, business development and emerging markets.  He ultimately joined the Vaccine Division as Sr. Director of International Commercial Operations and later Executive Director for the Eastern Europe Middle East and Africa region. Durga supported four ex-US launches and helped Merck Vaccines quadruple annual sales to $4 billion to become the world’s number one vaccine company. Durga is currently the Chief Business Officer of SutroVax.  

Durga holds an MBA from Georgetown University where he received the Dean’s Citation for distinguished service and leadership.

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