Who We Are

Cytovation builds on over 15 years of cutting-edge research from two leading Norwegian institutions; University of Bergen and Haukeland University Hospital. Led by a highly experienced management team and world-renowned experts in tumour biology, an extensive research program has focused on engineering synthetic peptides with unique properties. CyPep-1, the company’s lead candidate, is being developed as a first-in-class lytic agent for the treatment of solid tumors.

Management Team

Xavier Luria, MD

Regulatory Advisor

Founder and CEO Drug Development & Regulation (DDR). Former Head of Safety and Efficacy of Medicines, European Medicines Agency.

Jian Wang, MD, PhD.

Scientific Advisor

Professor Cancer Biology, Qilu Hospital and Brain Science Research Institute Shandong University and University of Bergen.

Eulalia Baselga, MD, PhD

Scientific Advisor

Professor of Dermatology U.A. Barcelona Head of Pediatric Dermatology 100+ publications.

Ole-Erik Iversen, MD, PhD

Scientific Advisor

Professor Emeritus and University of Bergen. International KOL Cervical Cancer. Principal investigator HPV vaccines.

Raj Airey


25+ years experience in the pharma sector. Senior management roles in Pfizer and Baxter.

Federico Grego


20+ yrs of senior general management experience in specialty pharma (immunology & dermatology).

Kjell-Inge Arnevig


Serial entrepreneur with over 25 years of experience as managing director in global industrial enterprises.

Lars Prestegarden MD, PhD

CSO & Founder

Associate professor of dermatology with more than 15 years experience in cancer research.

Board of Directors

Egil Herman Sjursen

Board Member

Broad experience in finance and executive management. Previously CEO at Vesta, Nordea and Holberg.

Stein Christian Mohn, MD, PhD

Board Member

Medical doctor with 15 years of senior executive management experience.

Rolf Bjerkvig, PhD

Board Member & Founder

Professor of Cancer Biology University of Bergen. Director of Oncology in Luxembourg.

Per Eystein Lønning, MD, PhD

Chairman & Founder

Professor of Oncology University of Bergen. Over 35 years of research experience with 300+ Publications.