Business Model

Empire Biotechnologies is a therapeutics company developing best-in-class therapies for diseases with significant unmet medical needs. We incubate promising early-stage projects through strategic partnerships and capital efficient value inflection points.


Donald McCarthy, PhD

Co-Founder, CEO
Dr. McCarthy holds a Ph.D. in molecular biology and biochemistry. He is a former postdoctoral fellow in Dr. Atabai’s lab and a leading expert in the space. Dr. McCarthy has previously worked with multiple biotech VC’s and co-founded the biotech equity research firm AMP Biotech Research.

Piero Mendez

Co-Founder, COO
Mr. Mendez graduated with a B.S in Biomedical Engineering from Washington University in St. Louis. He has founded multiple startups and has experience with early stage financing in the healthcare industry.

Ted Daley, MBA

Mr. Daley is a seasoned biotechnology executive with over 10 years of experience in orphan drug development. Most recently, Mr. Daley was President and CBO of Raptor Pharmaceuticals where he helped build the company from a preclinical startup to a publicly traded company.

Kamran Atabai, MD

Scientific Advisor
Dr. Atabai is an Associate Professor of Medicine at UCSF and a foremost expert in mfge8 biology. Dr. Atabai is the inventor of the technology and has published extensively on the subject.
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