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Thomas Caltagirone, PhD

Owner, Aptagen, LLC

Website: Aptagen Website


Dr. Caltagirone, President & CEO of a local biotechnology company called Aptagen, has over 25 years of research and business experience in start-ups. Aptagen, LLC is a biotechnology company offering aptamer (synthetic antibody) products and services as research reagents, diagnostic and biomarker discovery tools, as well as for use in drug discovery and targeted delivery for therapeutics, and bioindustrial applications. Aptagen was formed in 2004. Operations began in 2006. Aptagen is located in Jacobus, PA, a suburb of York, beautifully surrounded by Lake Redman and conveniently situated off of Interstate 83. The facility is a forty minute drive from Johns Hopkins University and Hershey Medical Center.


Dissertation, Yale University, Molecular Biology, 2003
PhD, Drexel University College of Medicine, Neuroscience, 2003
BS, University of the Sciences in Philadelphia, Biochemistry, 1992

Research Interests

Aptamers, riboswitches, allosteric ribozymes