About Oncoinvent

Oncoinvent AS is a privately held Norwegian pharmaceutical company based in Oslo, Norway. The company is committed to developing new innovative products in order to provide better treatment options to cancer patients.

The company’s founders started Oncoinvent in 2010 with a view to designing better cancer treatments by applying known physical and chemical principles of selected novel materials in new ways to maximize their medical benefit while minimizing potential safety concerns. This approach has allowed Oncoinvent to explore and develop multiple technological avenues before selecting the company’s first lead product candidate.

Oncoinvent has built a Class B production and lab facility for radiopharmaceuticals. The facility received a GMP certificate from the Norwegian Medical Agency in February of 2019. The approval provides the company with the necessary flexibility and capacity for manufacturing clinical trial material for both patients and trial sites, as well as developing the company further.

The company’s lead product candicate Radspherin® is a novel alpha-emitting radioactive microsphere suspension designed for treatment of metastatic cancers in body cavities. The radium-224 based therapeutic, Radspherin® has shown strong and consistent anticancer activity at doses being essentially non-toxic in preclinical studies. It is anticipated that the product can potentially treat several forms of metastatic cancer.

Radspherin®

Oncoinvents lead product candidate treats cancer in the peritoneal cavity

Description of the product

  • Inorganic microparticles as carriers of alpha-emitters
  • High-power radiation with a short range
  • Short half-life of the radionuclide
  • Microparticles which degrade slowly in the body
  • Regional retention of effective radiation dose

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Jan Alan Alfheim

Chief Executive Officer

alfheim@oncoinvent.com

+47 464 40 045

Jan A. Alfheim is a business executive with over thirty years’ experience bringing product ideas and technology to the chemical and pharmaceutical markets, from product concept inception through discovery and development phases to final marketing campaign and launch.

With experience in research, project management, business development & partnering, company start-ups, and product launches, Alfheim comes from Nordic Nanovector ASA where he was Chief Executive Officer from 2011 until 2014 and Chief Operating Officer from 2014 to 2016. Prior to working at Nordic Nanovector, he has held various senior roles including Chief Business Officer at Clavis Pharma, President of StemPath Inc, Director of Business Development at Neurochem Inc and Project Director at Nycomed Imaging. Mr. Alfheim holds a MSc from Concordia University and a MBA from McGill University.