About Cantargia

A Swedish listed biotechnology company

Cantargia is a Swedish biotechnology company that specializes in the development of pharmaceuticals for various types of cancer and inflammatory/autoimmune diseases. Our development programme includes the candidate drugs nadunolimab (CAN04) and CAN10, both in clinical development stage, as well as our antibody platform CANxx. The company is listed on OMX Stockholm’s Main List (Small Cap).

Cantargia AB was founded in 2009-2010 with the aim of refining a discovery by Professor Thoas Fioretos and Doctor Marcus Järås of Lund University. Their research showed that leukemic stem cells express a protein on their surface – IL1RAP – that is not expressed to as great a degree on normal stem cells. Further research demonstrated that this protein is also found on cancer cells from a large number of solid tumor types.

We contribute to cancer treatments of the future

Cancer is a very complex disease and despite extensive research there is a considerable need for new treatments. Cancer continues to be one of the most common causes of death, and a disease that is associated with considerable suffering.

At Cantargia, we consider our job not only as important and challenging, but also as an opportunity to contribute to more effective and better tolerated cancer treatments of the future. Our knowledge in the field of cancer research can also be applied to the development of products for other severe conditions, such as inflammatory and autoimmune diseases.


Cantargia’s vision is to develop a new generation of antibody-based treatments aimed at IL1RAP, with the potential to become an important part of future treatments for life-threatening diseases with better efficacy and safety.

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A Swedish biotechnology company whose science is based on research from Lund University

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Vision of playing an important part in future cancer treatments

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Experienced company management that has previously brought medicinal products to market

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Noted on Nasdaq Stockholm’s main list (Small Cap)

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Unique immunotherapy with a double mechanism of action

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Highly relevant field of research with a clinically validated therapeutic mechanism

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Scientific platform with many potential therapeutic areas

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Robust patent portfolio