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Orchestra Therapeutics Inc.

Division of Immune Response BioPharma Inc.

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Company Information

  • Industry
  • Biotechnology
    • Gene Therapy, Cell Therapy
  • Pharmaceuticals
    • Drug Delivery
    • Vaccines
  • Therapeutic Areas
  • Immune Disorders
  • Infectious & Viral Diseases
  • Alias(es)
  • Immune Response Corp.
  • Ownership
  • Private
  • Headquarters
  • Worldwide
    • North America
      • USA
  • Parent & Subsidiaries
  • Immune Response BioPharma Inc.
  • Senior Management
  • Joseph F O'Neill, Pres. & CEO
  • Contact Info
  • Orchestra Therapeutics Inc.
    Phone: (760) 431-7080
    5935 Darwin Court
    Carlsbad, CA 92008-7399