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_DSC9954August 27. 2018

Tampa company focused on cancer treatment launches first human clinical study

By Margie Manning – Finance Editor, Tampa Bay Business Journal

Morphogenesis Inc. is launching its first human clinical study for the treatment of skin cancer.

It’s an important benchmark for the Tampa company, which raised $16 million earlier this year in a Series A investment round led by entrepreneur and philanthropist Dr. Kiran Patel.

The Phase 1 study is “the biggest milestone so far” for Morphogenesis, said CEO Patricia Lawman…

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May 9. 2018

Tampa Company To Begin Clinical Trials On Promising Cancer Therapy

WUSF Public Media-Health News Florida;

Morphogenesis, Inc. will begin the trials on six patients with an aggressive form of skin cancer at Moffitt Cancer Center this summer.

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May 2 & 3, 2018

Latest Media Articles

Articles posted by both the Tampa Bay Business Journal and BioFlorida’s BioPulse Publication can be accessed below;

Tampa Bay Business Journal:

Why Kiran Patel is backing a Tampa company developing cancer treatments

New HQ puts Tampa immunotherapy company in Moffitt’s backyard

BioFlorida’s BioPulse Publication:

Morphogenesis, Inc Raises $16 Million To Advance Into Human Clinical Trials

October 24, 2016

Why a Tampa biotech is going for its biggest capital raise ever

Margie Manning, Finance Editor-Tampa Bay Business Journal

The Tampa biotechnology firm — which has pioneered cancer treatments for animals — wants to use proceeds of the offering to pay for clinical trials for cancer treatments for humans. “We started with animals because we thought it would be a good model for humans,” said Patricia Lawman, CEO of Morphogenesis.

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September 16, 2016

Morphogenesis-Hillsborough Community College Partnership:

Hillsborough Community College works with a number of community partners to train and prepare our students for the workforce. Morphogenesis, Inc. holds more than 20 U.S. patents and has created four revolutionary technology platforms serving the rapidly growing, multi-billion-dollar cell therapy, Biologics and tissue engineering markets. HCC’s partnership with Morphogenesis, Inc. gives our students a real world look into the study of biomedical sciences.



September 5, 2016

fiercemarkets_20160908A FierceMarkets Publication

“There is a good support system for small companies in Florida, and a growing community in animal and human health”, Patricia Lawman, Chief Executive Officer, Morphogenesis.

Read the entire white paper sponsored by Enterprise Florida, Inc., and published by FierceMarkets.


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July 28, 2016

stephen_greenvillencGreenville Online-Part of the USA Today Network: Cancer vaccine used on dogs may one day help their owners

Liv Osby,

Greenville, North Carolina. Ingrid and Ben Herrmann-Holmes love their dogs and tend to adopt older ones, like their three elderly basset hounds — one who needs a wheelchair. So when their 13-year-old Blue Tick Coonhound began limping on his left front leg, they took him to the vet right away. The news wasn’t good.

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June 29, 2016

Coverage of the Morphogenesis hosting of the Vice President’s Cancer Moonshot Summit

Live coverage of the event by Dr. Joette Giovinco from Fox 13 News can be viewed through Facebook. In addition, coverage by Fox 13 News, NBC News Channel 8 and CBS 10 News can be viewed by clicking on the images below;


June, 2016

We are very happy and extremely proud that our website;, has been recognized by multiple awards under the categories of; Biotech & Science, Website-B2B, Health & Human Services and Medical Website Excellence.

We appreciate everyone’s support in making our website a success. We would also like to thank our web design team at Bayshore Solutions for their hard work and dedication to excellence.

To learn more about these awards click on the links below;

2016 American Business Awards for outstanding web design and development (Bronze Stevie Award)

2016 Communicator Award of Distinction for biotechnology websites

2016 Horizon Interactive Awards competition

2016 AVA Digital Awards

2015 MarCom Award Winning Websites


June 19, 2015

Tampa, FL ‘That Business Show with Jamie Meloni’ on 1250 WHNZ

That Business Show celebrates show 100 today, ending our 20th week on air since the launch on February 2nd on 1250WHNZ. It’s been a phenomenal show to date and has introduced me and the Tampa community to amazing professionals and what they are doing in their business and area to make a difference. Visit for more information on the show!
Today’s show focused on Cancer research as I welcomed Dr. Patricia Lawman, Co-Founder of Morphogenesis, along with Chief Operating Officer Joseph Scanlan. This Tampa-based company has been in operations for 20 years and has produced a Cancer vaccine that has shown great results in the treatment of all cancer types in dogs, cats and horses. Currently, the company is working through clinical trials to get the vaccine to market for use in humans and we discussed the challenges they face battling regulations as one of our many talking points on this show.

November 24, 2014

Tampa, FL ABC Action News: Morphogenesis’ USDA Sanctioned Equine Melanoma Trial



November 23, 2014

The Columbus Dispatch: Sea Organisms From Shipwreck Could Be Real Treasure To Researchers

The greatest treasure of all in the SS Central America shipwreck off the South Carolina coast might not be gold bars and coins worth millions of dollars. Microscopic organisms in the sediment below the wreck might reap a different kind of treasure — one that could save lives.
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September 21, 2014

the Horse: Field Study for Equine Melanoma Vaccine Announced

Researchers are testing a vaccine to treat melanomas, which are among the most common skin tumors in horses. Read More

March 7, 2014

Tampa Bay Business Journal: Executive Files: Patricia Lawman, Morphogenesis
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September 12, 2013

WTEV-CBS 47 News at 5 PM: Brand New Cancer Treatment for Pets that could help People with Cancer, Too
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March 5, 2012

ABC News Features Morphogenesis
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March 1, 2012

Florida Trend Features Morphogenesis
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February 24, 2012

Morphogenesis Featured in the Tampa Bay Business Journal
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October 30, 2009

SJCH Recieves Patent for Cancer Cure (pg3)
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October 3, 2008

SJCH Hematology/Oncology Research Lab Develops Cancer Vaccine
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