Tribune Therapeutics

A new start-up company launched in May 2021 to commercialise innovations from Institute for Surgical Research   

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Basic research in the laboratory of professor Håvard Attramadal at Institute for Surgical Research has uncovered the mechanisms of action of signaling molecules critically involved in fibrotic diseases. Based on these novel findings and advanced biotechnology research scientist Ole Jørgen Kaasbøll and professor Håvard Attramadal developed a novel drug with pan-antifibrotic actions that potentially may be used to target several fibrotic conditions including diseases affecting the kidney, lung and liver.

This innovation is now being commercialized by Tribune Therapeutics, a biotech start-up company launched with seed financing from HealthCap AB and Novo Holding, following a licensing agreement with Inven2 AS, the TTO of Oslo University Hospital and University of Oslo. Ole Jørgen Kaasbøll has been appointed Chief Scientific Officer of the company which is starting up in Forskningsparken. You can read more about the company at Inven2.