Business Model

At Lykan, our goal is to provide a true end-to-end solution that includes first-in-class manufacturing services for clinical & commercial manufacturing of CGT; paired with intelligent software and offering a flexible capacity from a facility design in a class of its own.


The team

The team at Lykan Bioscience enjoys a long history of success; combining decades of industry experience with a drive to make a real difference for our partners and the well-being of their patients.

Anthony Rotunno


A seasoned biologics industry veteran with over 40 years experience turning top-heavy, inefficient operations into profitable facilities; Anthony Rotunno guided Marathon Biopharmaceuticals, once a subsidiary of Boston University, from high net losses to facilities capable of developing multiple generations of biologics. As a result, Marathon became the target in 4 profitable acquisitions and the creation of operations sustaining 300 FT employees and generating $100 million in revenue. Anthony Rotunno was instrumental in recreating Dendreon’s Provenge operations; including the startup, commissioning and validation of 2 new facilities & reducing COGS by approx. 80% over a 5-year period.


Born in New Jersey raised in Bound Brook.

Learned the craft of Wine making at a young age, it actually tastes good!

Love spending time with his grandchildren.

Inducted into his High school's Hall Of Fame in October 2013, football legend.. lol

Enjoy traveling with his wife and visiting new places and different cultures.

David Vargas


A strong Leader & Operational Strategist committed to achieving excellence in all areas of operations and facility management. David has over 25 years of manufacturing experience; covering everything from design to commercialization of manufacturing sites and product approval. David has played a key role in multiple start-ups, including Shire HGT, Dendreon and Vineti. He is well versed in multiple manufacturing platforms including Biologics, API, Small Molecule, Medical Devices, Cellular Immunotherapies and Gene Therapies. David has a strong track record of improving manufacturing operations, operating within budget, and reducing operational costs per unit; while still operating within the highest quality and compliant standards.

DAVID in 5

Born in San Juan raised in Bean Town, “Nation” for life.

Scouted by Major League Baseball at the age of 13

Started his manufacturing career at the age of 15 through a High School internship program

Drove a 389 Yd Par 4 and still managed to par the hole

Believes life is all about paying it forward

David Dautel


David Dautel is a finance and accounting manager and troubleshooter with over 35 years of experience in the field. His expertise lies in analyzing accounting policies and procedures, coordinating accounting personnel, month and year-end close, reconciliations, forecasting, and consolidations. David's focus is on cutting costs, cash management, and internal controls in the pharmaceutical, manufacturing, service, and non-profit-sectors. David Dautel worked closely with Anthony Rotunno and David Vargas in the Provenge Manufacturing turnaround for Dendreon. In addition, David has played an integral role in several successful start-ups.

DAVID in 5

Born in North Jersey, overseeing the NYC skyline

Outdoors adventurer, hiking, hunting and fishing. Look out Survivor!

Bucket list item: Drive Route 66 with his wife.

Enjoys doing volunteer work to raise cancer awareness.

Grandfather to an amazing baby girl.

Tony Horton

SVP Quality

A seasoned Quality veteran with over 35 years in the pharmaceutical industry and over 10 years within Contract Manufacturing. Tony has a vast array of industry experience including; Biologics, Biopharmaceuticals, Cell Therapy and Medical Devices. He has spent over 10 years helping companies under regulatory stress. Throughout his career Tony has worked with over 15 different FDA offices and dealt with a minimum 10 international regulatory agencies. Tony is strong believer and supporter of the "Team Approach" and shares a strong passion for the work we do!

Tony in 5

Born in Salisbury, NC...Southern and proud of it!

Lived all across the USA...from NC to California

Love NC BBQ and Buffalo wings!

Worked in pharmaceutical industry since 1975

Proud father of identical twin sons and grandfather to 4 beautiful and terrific grandchildren

Matthew Treon


An exceptional and focused leader with nearly 30 years of operational leadership experience within the Technical Operations divisions of GMP regulated industry. Successfully developed and managed critical production, development and support teams including engineering, metrology, facilities, validation, operations, EH&S and quality systems. Beginning his career in electronics engineering as a decorated Marine, Matt worked as a senior field service engineer before becoming the founder of his first company providing Metrology and Asset Management Services to regulated industry. Matt then turned his focus to building out and managing a Commercial/Clinical pharmaceutical manufacturing facilities for the Biotech, Medical Device, and Pharmaceutical Industries. He possesses extensive team building and project management experience and has led dedicated teams within companies which include PharmaForce, Boston Scientific, Aderans, Dendreon, and Biotest.

Matthew in 5

Grew up in a farm, in Southwestern Ohio.

Decorated Gulf War Veteran.

Happily married for 25 years and a proud father of three amazing grown children.

Loves golf, boating, and fishing in the Florida Keys

Enjoys challenging himself with major projects and believes anything is possible.

John Hanrahan


John has both a depth and breadth of Life Sciences experience including a combination of Consultative Selling, Business Development, Solution Development, and Account Management. He completed his MBA in Pharmaceutical Business from the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia, PA. For over 20 years he has been applying leading technology for Global PharmaBio and Med Device clients, which includes fourteen years with EMC Documentum. At EMC he was responsible for the Life Sciences Global Industries Group and Global Account Management. John is a proven contributor in the role of defining and implementing Global Strategies with a passion for the Cell and Gene Therapy (CGT) market over the past three years. It is clear that the CGT opportunities require a coordinated view and integrated deployment of Patient Engagement, Scheduling, and Manufacturing. John is devoted to meeting the Immunotherapy and CGT challenges of today by establishing partnerships, continuing to leverage technology, and helping to save lives.

John in 5

Born and raised in Jamaica……Queens, NYC that is!

Married to an extremely patient and loving wife. Father of three ‘favorite’ daughters with first grandchild on the way

Designed and deployed paperless Life Sciences Regulatory apps since 1994.

Basic meat and potatoes guy, BBQ chicken as well. Cookies as a preferred snack.

Grateful to God for the gift of today and being able to help others.

Get in touch

Collaboration is key to success in any endeavor; we are much stronger together as a team. Contact Lykan Bioscience today and take the first step towards the future of cell and gene therapy.

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