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Unleashing the curative potential of cancer immunotherapy


TILT Biotherapeutics is developing a breakthrough oncolytic immunotherapy for treatment for cancer. Advanced solid tumors are currently incurable and limited treatment options are available – preclinical data on TILT technology suggests curative potential. There are over 9 million people dying from cancer each year and the incidence is growing rapidly. New immunotherapies for cancer are more widely available in America than in Europe partly because clinical research concentration in the U.S. Cancer patients also in Europe are in the increasing need of new treatment options.

The objective of this project is to generate a clinical proof-of-concept for the company’s lead product, TILT-123 alone and given with anti-PD(L)1 therapy in metastatic melanoma and other advanced solid tumors by completing Phase I clinical development. This project will last in total about 3,5 years and allow the company to confirm safety in human for TILT-123 as well as to generate mechanism of action data. Eventually, this could result in improved treatment responses in currently incurable anti-PD(L)1 refractory patients with melanoma and other solid tumor types.

TILT-123 is now entering clinical stage with all the key proof-of-concept and safety already demonstrated. Pilot and GMP-grade product production is completed and authorization for the first-in-man clinical trial in Denmark was obtained. EU support continues to be critical to launch this project onto clinical path. Actors from at least five different European countries are involved, underlining project’s EU-wide relevance. From the business perspective, this project would allow the company to mature into a stage from where its further development could be privately funded and supported by a pharmaceutical company. TILT Biotherapeutics will invest into further development of its pipeline projects, create more employment and business locally in Finland and Europe, and to bring an innovative treatment option with curative potential to the reach of European cancer patients.

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Haartmaninkatu 3 C
00290 Helsinki
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 1 770 125