functional precision oncology for improved patient healthcare

 

News

2022-May Patient-derived microtumors are growing in the lab. These are indipsensable for finalizing our diagnostic platform. We are grateful for the support from the participating patients and our clinical collaborators.
Barcode, Photo: Thomas Johannessen / oslobrandbox.no 2022-Apr Oncosyne lands its first investment round financing development towards the registrational clinical trial. The investors significantly strengthen the Board's business experience.
2022-Mar Oncosyne's Jarle Bruun and Peter W. Eide guest the Radium podcast (episode 219, Norwegian only). RADFORSK podcast
Oslo City Hall, Photo: Thomas Johannessen / oslobrandbox.no 2022-Feb Oncosyne recieves a generous grant from Regionale Forskningsfond Oslo for clinical research and development of our diagnostic test platform.
2022-Jan We welcome M.Sc. Christer Anker Andreassen who is joining the team as product developer! Mr. Andreassen will help finalizing our platform for clinical studies. andreassen
2021-Dec Oncosyne finishes a successful research collaboration with Dr. Teijo Pellinen at FIMM. The project was made possible through a generous grant from FORREGION-Oslo Aksershus/Norway Health Tech/The Research Council of Norway.
2021-Jun Oncosyne moves into OCCI’s shining laboratories. We are excited to become a part of this ambitious, dynamic growth environment. Oslo Cancer Cluster Incubator, Photo: Jarle Bruun

About

Problem

Cancer is a major burden and associated costs are increasing rapidly. There is an urgent need for better treatments, and new therapies are approved at an encouraging rate. However, diagnostic tools for selecting which drugs are likely to be effective or not for individual patients are lacking. Hence, oncological therapy is characterized by ubiquitous under- and over-treatment. In fact, most patients who are treated with chemotherapy receive no clinical benefit, but still suffer from harmful side-effects. This is not only detrimental to patients, but also hugely wasteful to healthcare systems and society.

Solution

In vitro diagnostics based on clinical-grade drug screening has the potential to radically improve the therapeutic precision and efficacy in the treatment of most cancers. Crucially, it may pave the way for curative combination treatments in the future.

Company

Oncosyne is a biotechnology start-up. Our clinical-stage technology platform will be evaluated in a performance study anticipated to start in 2023. In brief, we cultivate the patient’s own living cancer cells and test them against an array of clinically relevant drugs and drug combinations. The product is a diagnostic report that identifies both which cancer drugs are likely to be efficacious and which are not. The test will be marketed as a therapeutic decision tool towards pharmaceutical industry, medical laboratories, and public and private hospitals.

Vision

Our vision is to provide game-changing functional diagnostic tools that give cancer patients significantly better and longer lives.

Team

Jarle Bruun

CEO & Co-founder

Peter W. Eide

CTO & Co-founder

Christer A. Andreassen

Product Developer

Advisors

Janne Nestvold

Business advisor

COO, Oslo Cancer Cluster Incubator

Thomas Andersson

Business advisor

Senior Business Advisor, Oslo Cancer Cluster Incubator

Øyvind S. Bruland

Clinical advisor

Professor of Clinical Oncology, University of Oslo

Careers

We are hiring! Job description will be announced soon. Please let us know if you're interested in joining an ambitious biotech start-up and bring game-changing cancer diagnostic to the clinic.

 

Contact

Feel free to leave us an email at , or call us at . We have offices and laboratories at Ullernchausséen 64, Oslo, Norway.