Business concept and strategy


Improving life for cancer patients through transformative drugs.

The story of Medivir

Medivir is investing in clinical development of innovative cancer drugs. Medivir was founded already in 1988 and has been a publicly listed since 1996 on Nasdaq Stockholm. The company has developed two pharmaceutical products, Xerclear and Olysio, all the way from idea to market launch. In the same time, the Company has ventured into more than 20 partnership agreements, often with repeat partners.

Medivir develops innovative pharmaceuticals for the treatment of cancer. The focus is on cancers of high unmet medical need, where existing therapies are limited or missing, and there is a great opportunity to provide real benefit to patients. Collaborations and partnerships are important components of Medivir’s business model, and the drug development is conducted either on its own or in partnership.

Business model

Medivir strives to optimize the value of each separate project. For the commercialization of a specialist pharmaceutical, the company can choose to market on its own within certain territories, when the number of prescribing doctors is limited. In other indications that demand a large marketing organization Medivir intends to seek partners that can secure the fastest route to the market and commercial success. Medivir collaborates with expertise in academia, healthcare and the pharmaceutical industry to bring specialist knowledge, experience and specific competencies to its projects if and when needed.