Quarterly report pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

Document and Entity Information

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Document and Entity Information - shares
9 Months Ended
Sep. 30, 2017
Nov. 07, 2017
Document And Entity Information    
Entity Registrant Name MABVAX THERAPEUTICS HOLDINGS, INC.  
Entity Central Index Key 0001109196  
Document Type 10-Q  
Document Period End Date Sep. 30, 2017  
Amendment Flag false  
Current Fiscal Year End Date --12-31  
Is Entity a Well-known Seasoned Issuer? No  
Is Entity a Voluntary Filer? No  
Is Entity's Reporting Status Current? Yes  
Entity Filer Category Smaller Reporting Company  
Trading Symbol MBVX  
Entity Common Stock, Shares Outstanding   20,588,765
Document Fiscal Period Focus Q3  
Document Fiscal Year Focus 2017