Inception Sciences


Founded in 2011, Inception Sciences is a small molecule pharmaceutical incubator. Our focus is creating high-value therapies with transformative potential to address diseases and disorders with significant unmet need. Through partnerships with academic experts, we are translating biological insights into highly-targeted, novel drugs. Our team has a proven track record of drug discovery, having played pivotal roles in the discovery of clinical-stage compounds for the treatment of fibrosis, asthma and COPD at Amira Pharmaceuticals, and of several high-profile drugs at Merck.


In the News

Nov. 18, 2013: Bayer HealthCare, Inception Sciences and Versant Ventures Join Forces to Develop Innovative Therapeutics for Retinal Eye Diseases.

Bayer HealthCare has entered into an exclusive collaboration with Inception Sciences, Inc. and Versant Ventures. Inception Sciences and Bayer will jointly conduct early research in the area of ophthalmology, in a newly created company called “Inception 4”. The goal of this new alliance is to develop treatment options, focused on a novel target and pathway, for patients with eye diseases, such as wet age-related macular degeneration and geographic atrophy.

Dec. 12, 2012: The In Vivo Blog 2012 Nominee: Alliance Deal of the Year: Versant/Roche/Inception 3

Oct. 10, 2012: Press Release
Roche Announces Alliance to Discover Novel Treatments for Sensorineural Hearing Loss

Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) announced today that it has entered into an exclusive partnership with Versant Ventures and Inception Sciences to create a drug discovery incubator, Inception 3, for the treatment of sensorineural hearing loss.

Nov. 29, 2011: Fresh Off Amira Success, Versant’s Bolzon and San Diego’s Prasit Begin Anew with Inception. See

July 27, 2011: Versant Supports Biotech Incubator From Amira Co-Founder. See Venture Capital Dispatch for full article



Career Opportunities

Associate Chemist Medicinal Chemistry

Contact Us

Inception Sciences, Inc
5871 Oberlin Drive, Suite 100
San Diego, CA 92121

Phone: 858 224.7700
Fax: 858 558.5732

Cathy Stuhler
Phone: 858 224.7701

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