Biovica is uniquely positioned to address one of the major challenges in cancer therapy today; how to better evaluate therapeutic efficacy and improve quality of life in patients with advanced stages of the disease.
A simple blood sample
DiviTum® is an innovative biomarker assay developed with the aim to monitor and predict treatment response in cancer therapy. It offers several advantages over alternative techniques that are standard in advanced breast cancer. In several clinical trials, the DiviTum® biomarker assay has demonstrated the potential to quickly evaluate treatment effect and accurately predict outcome using just a simple blood sample.
New unique data from US breast cancer congress
The results demonstrate that palbociclib significantly reduced serum TK-activity levels in patients with hormone sensitive, HER2- breast cancer already after 2 weeks of treatment. DiviTum® measured changes in serum TK-activity that was significantly correlated to the tumor Ki67 proliferation index. DiviTum® may thus serve as a non-invasive marker and early response indicator of the anti-proliferative effect of CDK4/6 inhibitors like palbociclib.
Biovica, a Swedish biotech company founded in 2009, develops and commercializes blood-based biomarker assays that improve the monitoring of modern cancer therapies and better predict patient outcome. Biovica is supported by The European Commission and has been selected to receive funding in the Horizon 2020 phase 2 program.
Biovica International AB (publ) have agreed to collaborate with WntResearch AB regarding a biomarker for Foxy-5 treatment. The objective of the research is to deliver a companion diagnostic, a biomarker, coupled with Foxy-5.
Biovica will present at Småbolagsdagen, a small-cap investor conference, held in Stockholm on June 11 at hotel Sheraton Stockholm. The event is arranged by Aktiespararna and the company will be represented by CEO Anders Rylander.
DiviTum results from a large AstraZeneca study are presented today at the ASCO meeting in Chicago, the largest cancer congress in the world. The study, including 244 women with metastatic breast cancer demonstrates DiviTum’s ability to provide precise prognosis and evaluation of therapy effect for better patient outcome, from a blood sample.
BEST POSSIBLE TREATMENT FROM DAY ONE
Breast cancer is the most common form of cancer among women today, affecting approximately 362,000 individuals in the EU and 233,000 in the US each year. Better tests for evaluating therapeutic efficacy, such as Biovica’s DiviTum® biomarker assay, aim to increase survival and improve quality of life.
Clinical trials and Collaborations
Biovica has successfully worked to realize its vision for Divitum™ by initiating collaborations with globally-renowned research institutes such as the Karolinska Institute and the Dana Farber Cancer institute, as well as the International Breast Cancer Study Group (IBCSG) and the Breast International Group (BIG).