News > Cyon Celebrates Launch
The newest addition to Vancouver’s Biotechnology hub, Cyon Therapeutics was founded in May 2014 by three Physicians-Researchers. Dr. Russell, Dr. Walley and Dr. Boyd are recognized as world leaders in the area of organ damage due to severe infections. They observed that while antibiotics are essential to kill the bacteria in a serious infections, the bacterial toxins they release into circulation cause sudden organ failure including heart, kidney, lung and brain.
Cyon uses technology developed at the University of British Columbia to enhance the body’s ability to neutralize and clear these bacterial toxins.