Dear Healthcare Practitioners: All orders will be shipped Monday thru Thursday for overnight delivery. For same day shipping, please place your order no later than 1PM PST. At this time, we will not be shipping international orders. For Canadian orders, Veterinarians only, please contact us about shipping to the US/Canadian border. We apologize for any inconvenience.


Monarch Labs: Your Source for Advanced Wound Care
Products and Biotherapeutics

Monarch Labs was incorporated in September, 2005, as a producer and distributor of biotherapy medical products. The first and flagship product was Medical Maggots, originally studied at the University of California (UC Irvine) and the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA Medical Center, Long Beach, CA). After marketing clearance by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the production of Medical Maggots by the UC Irvine Maggot Therapy Laboratory was privatized by Monarch Labs.

In 2023, the name of our Medical Maggots™ product was changed to Medicinal Maggots™ and Creature Comforts™ product to Sheer Comfort™.

Products & Services

For more detailed information about our products and services, visit our Products & Services page.

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News & Announcements

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James Kuo, MD, MBA

Co-founder and Manager

Dr. James (Jim) Kuo also serves as Managing Director of Athena Bioventures in La Jolla, CA. He is an experienced life science executive and investor. Dr. Kuo has held leadership positions in private as well as listed bioscience companies in the US, Canada, and Europe. He previously served as CEO of Tryp Therapeutics, Synthetic Biologics, BioMicro Systems, and Discovery Laboratories. Prior to that, Dr. Kuo was Associate Director in Corporate Licensing and Development at Pfizer and Managing Director of HealthCare Ventures, a $378 million venture fund. He received his MD from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and his MBA from the Wharton School of Business. Dr. Kuo’s undergraduate education is in molecular biology and music history from Haverford College.