OncoNano Medicine is developing a new class of pH-activated compounds that digitalize and exploit the variability of pH in disease. pH variability is a proven, simple and effective identifier of diseased tissue and provides a foundation for the development of a broad range of highly targeted therapeutics and imaging agents. OncoNano is the first company to advance product candidates using pH as a biomarker for cancer immunotherapy, therapeutic use and intra-operative imaging based on its pH-sensitive micelle technology.

pH is an indicator for several diseases including cancer, Alzheimer’s and metabolic disorders. By targeting pH, a clear delineation between diseased and healthy tissue can be digitalized to develop a broad range of targeted applications. OncoNano's platform is an ultra-pH-sensitive drug delivery vehicle (micelle) that has a digital ON-OFF response to pH changes: it switches ON in the more acidic environment of cells and stays OFF in normal cells. Conjugating these micelles with fluorescent probes provides sharp diagnostic or intraoperative tumor imaging at low doses. At high doses, the same micelles serve to alter the metabolism pathways and buffer the lysosomal pH in cancer cells, providing therapeutic benefit.


Ravi Srinivasan, Ph.D.
Founder, President and CEO

Matthew Head
Chief Financial Officer

Yalia Jayalakshmi, Ph.D.
Vice President, Clinical Development

Don Kruppa
Vice President, Operations

Kathy Rath
Vice President, Regulatory Affairs

Tian Zhao, Ph.D.
Director of Research & Development


Board of Directors

Al Guillem, Ph.D.
Chairman of the Board, Former President of ZS Pharma, Inc.

Ravi Srinivasan, Ph.D.
Founder, President and CEO of OncoNano Medicine

John Dyett
Founder and Managing Director of Salem Partners, LLC

Paritosh Dhawale, Ph.D.
General Manager of Contrast Media at GE Healthcare

Joydeep Goswami, Ph.D.
President, Clinical NGS and Oncology at Thermo Fisher Scientific