Project Description

Edgar G. Engleman, M.D.
Partner, Chief Scientific Advisor

Dr. Engleman is a founding member of Vivo Capital, LLC (formerly BioAsia Investments).

Dr. Engleman is Professor of Pathology and Medicine at Stanford University School of Medicine, where he oversees the Stanford Blood Center and his own immunology research group. An editor of numerous scientific journals and the inventor of multiple patented technologies, Dr. Engleman has authored more than 250 publications in medical and scientific journals and has trained more than 200 graduate students and postdoctoral fellows.

He has co-founded a number of biopharmaceutical companies including Cetus Immune, Genelabs, National Medical Audit and Dendreon. He is the lead inventor of the technology underlying Provenge, Dendreon’s cancer vaccine, which was shown to extend life for patients with metastatic prostate cancer with remarkably few side effects. Provenge is the first active immunotherapeutic agent to be approved by the FDA (in 2010).

Dr. Engleman currently serves on the boards of several private biotechnology companies. He received his B.A. from Harvard University and his M.D. from Columbia University School of Medicine.