Maurice C. Kemp, Ph.D.
Managing Member / President and Director of Development (Founder)
Ph.D. in Medical Microbiology. Academic and Pharmaceutical Research appointments. Co-founder of Royal Caridea. Driver of technology development. Co-author of pending patent entitled “MULTI-PHASIC SUPER-INTENSIVE SHRIMP PRODUCTION SYSTEM”, assigned to Royal Caridea. Spent 1.5 year assisting in the creation of the pilot Super Intensive Raceway Shrimp Farming Technology (SIRSFT) pilot system at the Texas AgriLife Research Mariculture Research facility, which demonstrated that the technology is practical and profitable. Managed corporate Research and Development groups that brought products from idea to market including both veterinary and aquaculture disease control solutions. Extensive international experience and numerous patents and awards.
Currently serves as Chief Technical Officer for Mionix Corporation, a developer and distributor of antimicrobial food and feed products to the agriculture and aquaculture industries. Developed and patented Mionix acidic calcium sulfate technology that forms the basis for many antimicrobial applications. Carried out numerous field trials and participated in design of equipment for application of products ranging from anti-mold applications for the building industry to a shrimp feed additive that controls pathogens in shrimp, thereby replacing antibiotics.
Dr. Kemp is a co-founder of Mionix Corporation and is a highly regarded research scientist with a Ph.D. in Medical Microbiology with specialization in Virology and an extensive background in biochemistry. His experience includes over twenty years in virus and biochemical research in viral genetics, antiviral and viral pathogenesis (in vitro and in vivo), adjuvants, immunostimulants, cytokines and wound healing. He was a visiting Research Scientist at the Centers for Disease Control with concentration on the study of AIDS and respiratory viral diseases from 1980 to 1982. Dr. Kemp held the position of Assistant Professor of Microbiology and Immunology as well as Assistant Professor of Neurology at the University of Colorado Medical Center from 1982-1985. From 1985-1992 he was Associate Professor of Veterinary Microbiology at Texas A&M University. From 1987 to 1992 he was a consultant for Carrington Laboratories and a Senior Research Scientist for Carrington Laboratories from 1992 to 1994. He has many honors and awards including Who’s Who in Science and Engineering and National Cancer Institute Fellowships. Dr. Kemp taught several university courses in the fields of medical microbiology and virology to medical, dental, veterinary and nursing students at the undergraduate, graduate and professional levels. He has numerous domestic and international publications, abstracts and presentations and is very well known and highly regarded for his research and development of immunopharmacologic and antiviral products.