Company gets $15M to boost cancer technology

(WISH Photo, file)

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — A company based at the Purdue Research Park has received a $15 million boost to its work on technology designed to boost the amount of cancerous tissue surgeons can remove.

West Lafayette-based OnTarget Laboratories LLC announced Tuesday that it’s received the funding from the Pension Fund of the Christian Church and Old World Industries founder Tom Hurvis.

Hurvis, who’s the company’s original investor, says OnTarget’s technology “could be a game-changer in helping patients with cancer” if it’s successful.

The new funding will go toward additional clinical trials needed to optimize technology developed by OnTarget that causes cancerous tissues to light up with fluorescent imaging during surgery. Company officials say illuminating that tissue could enable surgeons to remove more of cancerous tumors during surgeries, possibly improving patients’ survival rates. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s