OncoDNA, a theranostic and genomic company specializing in precision medicine, and myNEO, an AI-driven company revolutionizing target identification within immuno-oncology, are thrilled to announce a new collaboration that will revolutionize cancer care. The two companies agreed to consolidate their core technologies to enable the production of personalized vaccines for patients who have run out of treatment options.
With the COVID-19, the field of mRNA therapeutics has been moving faster than ever before. In oncology, personalized vaccines can help fight cancer by selectively boosting the immune system. These vaccines can teach the body to recognize and eliminate tumor-specific neoantigens.
OncoDNA and myNEO will leverage their sequencing and bioinformatics technologies to identify and select the most effective neoantigens to target in a patient. While OncoDNA will perform whole genome and whole transcriptome sequencing, myNEO will handle the advanced interpretation of the sequenced data and design the optimal vaccine construct for maximum clinical benefit.
The project promises to guide patients through a completely personalized journey. The eligible patients would receive tailor-made vaccines as well as personalized follow-up by monitoring circulating tumor DNA after inoculation. With its OncoFOLLOW™ liquid biopsy, OncoDNA will help monitor the patient response and the evolution of the cancer very closely using personalized next-generation sequencing method.