For a long time now doctors, scientists and patients have required identifiable, non-invasive genetic cancer biomarkers indicating the presence of disease and innovative therapies which can achieve real clinical results.
Our first objective is to discover a more effective method for the detection, monitoring and treatment of cancer in comparison with the current methods of tissue biopsies, which are painful, time consuming, expensive, and sometimes, inaccurate. Moreover, the use of these methods of diagnosis are required too late in the disease process. In this case, our technology is related to a new gene which can revolutionize early cancer detection and, consequently, personalized medicine.
Additionally, the aforementioned new gene has demonstrated a huge potential in the cancer treatment field. Accordingly, the company is developing a breakthrough in several treatment strategies focused on small molecule, monoclonal antibodies and existing marketed drugs which could demonstrate efficacy against cancer using this genetic pathway.
Founders: The founders of Plus Vitech, S.L. are Vicente Salinas, MD, PhD and Carmen Lara, MBA.
Advisors: Our advisors have vast experience in business development, R&D in biotechnology and cancer, venture capital, drug and biomarker discovery and public financing.
Investors: Plus Vitech’s investors and shareholders include 3Fs, Business Angels and private investors.
The company has a collaboration framework with the Servicio Andaluz de Salud (SAS), through the Fundación Pública Andaluza Progreso y Salud (FPS), and with the Universidad de Salamanca in order to carry out Plus Vitech’s projects.
Our laboratory, located in the Centre for Research, Technology and Innovation (CITIUS) of the University of Seville, is equipped with state-of-the-art equipment that makes it a leading centre and a reference in Europe for quality biomedical research.
This research centre has state-of-the-art equipment, such as a multiphoton microscope, unique in Spain and one of the best in the areas of genetically modified animal generation and embryo freezing; experimentation and maintenance of clean conventional mammals; and the area of maintenance, breeding and experimentation of amphibians, reptiles and fish and general maintenance.