PU Research Park company gets $15M for cancer research

Purdue Research Park (WLFI File Photo)
Purdue Research Park (WLFI File Photo)

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) – A $15 million donation helps bolster a Purdue Research Park company’s effort to help fight cancer.

OnTarget Laboratories develops molecules that, when injected into the body, attach to cancerous tissue. Those molecules can be illuminated under fluorescent light, which allows surgeons to more easily target and remove cancerous tissue.

The donation is from the Pension Fund of the Christian Church and Tom Hurvis, the founder of Old World Industries.

The technology is currently in clinical trials. OnTarget hopes to have FDA approval by 2018.

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