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Growing by Sharing - Story of Ryvu and Selvita

[ Vol. 7 , Issue. 1 ]


Magdalena Marciniak*   Pages 33 - 47 ( 15 )


Ryvu Therapeutics and Selvita originated in 2007, a time when drug discovery in Poland was still not pursued by industrial enterprises. For many years, both entities operated one company and were known under a common name Selvita S.A., combining their efforts on both innovative small-molecule therapeutics for oncology and expertise in Contract Research Services (CRO). Following more than a decade of such a hybrid business model, Selvita established a strong position in the field of drug discovery and built trust among partners, clients, and investors globally. This encouraged the leaders of the company to separate the two divisions into fully autonomous units, which in fact, had already been operating quite independently and both were successful in diverse areas of drug discovery activities. At the beginning of October 2019, two new companies were established and both parts were given independence and more opportunities for growth. Discovery and development engine was named as Ryvu Therapeutics, and the CRO part of the company remained with the name Selvita. To reach this stage, both the divisions went through an interesting journey together, supporting and strengthening each other for the benefit of both.


Oncology, biotechnology, small molecules, Poland, ryvu therapeutics, selvita, cancer.


Ryvu Therapeutics, 14 Bobrzynskiego St., Krakow

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