MantiCore: Making mythology real

MantiCore Pharmaceuticals Inc. takes its name from a mythical beast that has the head of a man, the body of a lion, and the tail of a scorpion. "It's an appropriate metaphor," said vice president of biomedical sciences and co-founder Charles Grissom. "We're presenting the face of a friend to the cell, and it delivers a lethal sting."

The company is developing bioconjugate compounds, which combine cytotoxic chemotherapeutics (the lethal sting)

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