Volastra was founded.
Our Partnering Philosophy
We are pioneering a transformative way to treat cancer – and we know we can’t do it alone. Coming up with novel ways to treat cancer requires the ingenuity, passion and dedication of many. We value unique thinkers who approach problems differently.
Collaboration is what drives success at Volastra, both within our walls and beyond. We’re proud to partner with several leading organizations to advance our science and create a new class of cancer therapies.
The tumor organoid technology we license from HUB allows us to grow organoids in our lab and use them for preclinical research. HUB was founded by the Hubrecht Institute, the University Medical Center Utrecht and the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences to refine organoid development and foster organoid adoption globally. Hans Clevers, one of HUB’s founders, is a member of Volastra scientific advisory board.
Our partnership brings together our expertise in cancer biology with Dewpoint’s pioneering platform for targeting condensates to identify drug candidates that can stop cancer growth and progression. The partnership is initially focused on early drug discovery, with the option for future joint development and commercialization.
Our collaboration with Microsoft integrates our insights into tumor biology with Microsoft’s AI to develop machine learning tools to detect drivers of tumor growth and predictors of outcomes. Our specific partnership aims to create automated tools capable of rapidly and accurately measuring the rate and state of chromosomal instability and other features of tumor growth and progression.
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