SOPHIE is brought to you by Innovation Factory

About us

Elarex’s mission is to get more drugs and medicines to the people who need them by helping manufacturers eliminate the dependence of vaccines and biologic drugs on the cold chain.
The dependence on the cold chain not only holds back these therapies from making it to hard to reach markets, but it relies on expensive infrastructure which can often break down, rendering an entire batch of expensive product ruined.

The stabilization technology that we have patented will also give an unstable product the chance to make it to market. In some cases, the cold chain is not enough to keep an unstable vaccine or biologic drug viable. The additional stabilization of our technology can allow this product to make it to market, where it otherwise may never be commercialized.

Elarex formulation technology platforms are proven to dramatically improve temperature stabilization of biologicals, including vaccines so that they can be stored at 40°C and be as stable as they would be at -80°C.

With the support of McMaster University, Elarex aims to demonstrate room temperature stabilization of two vaccine types, eliminating the need for cold-chain transportation.

Program engagement


Brent Lefebvre

Director Partnerships and Product Strategy

Robert DeWitte

Co-Founder & CEO

Jody Beecher

VP Research & Development

Carlos Filipe

Co-Founder & Principal Scientific Advisor


Intellectual Property