Onko Solutions is committed to the development of accurate and innovative solutions that contribute to the detection, prevention and treatment of cancer in underserved communities.
WHERE WE ARE GOING
We aim to constantly transform lives by providing reliable solutions for the detection and treatment of cancer that offer immediate results and are affordable for everyone.
WHY WE ARE DOING THIS
Mortality related to cervical cancer is rare among women who get screened regularly. However, only 40 to 50% of women in developed countries get screened every year, while in underdeveloped countries that number drops to an alarming 5%.
There is an urgent need for accessible, cost-effective, accurate and non-invasive solutions that significantly reduce the fatalities attributed to cervical cancer. Such solutions are especially urgent in developing countries that lack the resources and equipment to perform cytodiagnosis.
PARTNERS AND INVESTORS
Angel Ventures México is a venture Capital firm that seeks to link great ideas with capital. AVM’s main objective is to provide intelligent capital and add value to every investment by promoting its development through continuous monitoring, connecting entrepreneurs to their network of investors and providing range of services to entrepreneurs including mentorship.
Promotora Social is an investment firm specializing in direct and fund of fund investments. It seeks to make mezzanine, emerging growth, late venture, and growth capital investments. The firm seeks to invest in business solutions to poverty with a focus on healthcare, education, and economic growth.
Ambar Capital is a private investment firm with a special interest in healthcare, education, technology and real estate. Its mission includes investing in projects that have a positive social impact, which in turn results in increasing the value of the investments made on their strategic partners.
PARTNERS AND COLLABORATORS
The Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education is a private university based in Monterrey, Mexico. Founded in 1943 by leading regional industrialists, ITESM has since grown to include 31 campi in 25 cities throughout the country. Its endowment, influence and widespread recognition have made it one of the most prestigious universities in the Spanish speaking world.
The National Council of Science and Technology is Mexico's entity in charge of the promotion of scientific and technological activities, setting government policies for these matters, and granting scholarships for postgraduate studies. It is officially designated as a decentralized public agency of Mexico's federal government.
The Secretariat of Economy of Mexico is the federal government agency that promotes the generation of quality jobs and the economic growth of the country by leading and implementing public policies to trigger the competitiveness and productive investments.
Village Capital is a nonprofit organization that finds, trains, and funds entrepreneurs solving global problems. They build communities around entrepreneurs that increase opportunities for growth and success. Their peer-selected investment approach delivers strong results for early-stage businesses and investors.
Soluciones en Dispositivos Médicos is an organization that strives to promote solutions for the prevention and treatment of cervical cancer. In 2011, it became the Intstituto Tecnologico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey's first spin-off.
Pragmatec is a knowledge transfer and technology commercialization company derived from the need to strengthen the innovation ecosystem in Mexico by offering services of identification, development, support and commercialization of technologic proposals with a global impact.
TruScreen is an Australian company that has developed solutions to detect the presence of pre-cancerous and cancerous tissue on the cervix. TruScreen’s development began in the late 1980s under the guidance of leading medical academics from Sydney University.