Entries by TowerPR

Third Generation Sequencing: Detecting cancer at DNA level

Dr. Carolin Dippmann and Daria Meyer from our research and development team work, among other things, with the “third-generation sequencing” method. With the help of this technology, they are examining DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid) from tumors much more precisely than was previously possible. The method has enormous advantages: epigenetic changes in the DNA, specifically DNA methylation […]

That was 2021 – and here’s what happens next

We look back on the milestones of 2021 – and forward to upcoming projects. In May, we moved the entire company within Jena, thus gaining space for more office workspace and a better layout of the labs. Recently, our team grew by one colleague, so that we are now 18 people. One of the reasons […]

Ovarian cancer: The silent danger

Every year, about 7,300 women in Germany are diagnosed with ovarian cancer (ovarian carcinoma), and more than 5,000 die of the consequences. This means that one in 72 women will be diagnosed with ovarian cancer at some point in their lives. In those affected, cells on one or both ovaries change malignantly and begin to […]

Epigenetic markers – definition and significance for early cancer detection

As a biotechnology company, we have been researching cancer diagnostics on a molecular basis since 2012. We deal with epigenetic markers, which help us to recognise cancers, such as cervical cancer, in their preliminary stages. In this article, we explain the terms “epigenetics” and “epigenetic marker”. Epigenetics – what is it? Epigenetics deals with the […]

Pilot study: Cancer screening from home is possible

A large proportion of women who develop cervical cancer in high-income countries such as Germany do not regularly attend screening. This is particularly alarming, as cancer screenings have become much less frequent since the onset of the corona pandemic. A study by Hannover Medical School and the biotechnology company oncgnostics GmbH is testing self-tests as […]

Step USA – our virtual business trip

What has to be considered if you want to start as a German biotech company on the American market? What are the legal bases and challenges there? We got an insight at the “Step USA Virtual” from June 28th until July 1st, 2021. The four-day startup boot camp took place in New York and, due […]

Positive HPV test: What now?

Since the beginning of 2020, when early cervical cancer screening in Germany was supplemented by a routine HPV test for women over 35, more people have been confronted with a positive test result. First, it is important to mention: This is not a reason to panic. A positive HPV test result is not to be […]

We’ve moved: More space for new challenges

At the beginning of May, things were turbulent, because we moved into our new offices and laboratories. The new location in a business park in Jena enables us to create more opportunities for our company growth and to increase our (international) sales. It was the first time we’ve moved since the company was founded in […]

Study „OroCa-Graz“ – Study on Head-and-Neck tumors: oncgnostics GmbH cooperates with the Medical University of Graz

The biotechnology company oncgnostics GmbH is researching a method for diagnosing Head-and-Neck tumors together with the clinical department for general ENT at the Medical University of Graz as part of the “OroCa-Graz” study. 550,000 people worldwide develop carcinomas of this type every year. As only advanced stages of tumours are often diagnosed, more than 300,000 […]