Company Profile

Rakta Therapeutics Inc
Profile last edited on: 6/10/16      CAGE: 6Y5T3      UEI: G43JQMRR5JL5

Business Identifier: Anti-parasitic drugs and treatments for iron-deficiency that target heme-carrying proteins.
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Location Information

387 Technology Drive
College Park, MD 20742
   (301) 405-0649
Location: Single
Congr. District: 05
County: Prince Georges

Public Profile

Rakta Therapeutics Inc is developing antiparastic drugs and treatments for iron-deficiency targeting proteins in the human body that carry heme (iron). The company was founded based on the research of University of Maryland Professor Iqbal Hamza of the University's Hamza laboratory. Hamza's research is broadly directed at dentifying the genes and pathways for heme transport and trafficking in humans, which have remained poorly understood.

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Less than .5M
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Privately Held
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Most Recent SBIR Projects

Year Phase Agency Total Amount
2016 2 NIH $702,314
Project Title: Selective Inhibitors of Heme Transporters as Antiparasitic Agents

Key People / Management

  Iqbal Hamza -- Founder