IT’S NOT THE DATE. IT’S THE JOURNEY.

Twenty years ago, in April 2002, Hartmut Juhl set out to make the world a better place in his own way.
With Indivumed, he established a research company dedicated to advancing precision oncology.
We celebrate a past full of learning, an exciting present, and a future well within reach.

Today

Tomorrow

Together

WE’VE COME A LONG WAY

2002 Indi… what?

As early as September 2001, Dr. Hartmut Juhl starts Indivumed GmbH. Shortly afterwards, Dr. Carsten Zornig, Dr. Peter Layer, and Frank Oertel join as cofounders. Despite – or perhaps because of – the name, which might be difficult to pronounce at first, investors are quickly found. With them and the first five employees, operations begin April 5, 2002. Soon after, Indivumed is awarded the Hamburger Gründerpreis for being the best start-up company in Hamburg.

2005 The Visionary

The jury of Deutscher Gründerpreis (German Founders Award) honors Hartmut Juhl with the award in the “Visionary” category. The prestigious award celebrates outstanding entrepreneurial achievements and recognizes personalities who turn visions into ventures.

2017 Networking

Our clinical network reaches an important milestone: as the first partner in Asia, the Indian Institute of Technology in Madras joins our ever-growing global network, closely followed in 2018 by A*STAR’s Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology (IMCB) in Singapore. To date, the network consists of more than 100 permanent clinical partners, including leading hospitals, clinics, and oncology practices in Europe, North America, and Asia.

2021 Unraveling

Our groundbreaking data analytics platform sees the light of day: nRavel®. Utilizing cutting-edge AI technology and the world’s most comprehensive multi-omics cancer database, the platform helps to literally unravel the complexity of cancer.

2004 New World

We expand overseas, and in April 2004 found Indivumed Inc. The American subsidiary is initially limited to sales and the development of the US clinical network. Today, the company has long had its own laboratory operations for customers in the United States.

2008 Drawing Blood

Together with scientists led by Professor Bert Vogelstein from Johns Hopkins University, we found Inostics GmbH to elaborate a new system of cancer gene diagnostics from blood. A few years later, the team is recognized by the AACR for its pioneering work in using cancer mutations as biomarkers in the context of liquid biopsies – a dramatic technological advancement in detecting cancer that defined a new field in oncology. Inostics is sold in 2013 to allow Indivumed to pursue other areas of research.

2018 We Have a Type

Supported by the European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI), the European Investment Bank (EIB) provides us with a EUR 40 million loan. Thanks to this and additional private funding, just one year later we are able to launch IndivuType, the world’s first real multi-omics knowledge and discovery solution.

2022 On our Mission

We remain firmly focused on our mission: to support precision oncology. In January, the IndivuType project receives 4.3 million euros in EU funding from the ERDF structural fund. It’s another important boost for us to continue pursuing our goal beyond mere profit maximization.

2002 Indi… what?

As early as September 2001, Dr. Hartmut Juhl starts Indivumed GmbH. Shortly afterwards, Dr. Carsten Zornig, Dr. Peter Layer, and Frank Oertel join as cofounders. Despite – or perhaps because of – the name, which might be difficult to pronounce at first, investors are quickly found. With them and the first five employees, operations begin April 5, 2002. Soon after, Indivumed is awarded the Hamburger Gründerpreis for being the best start-up company in Hamburg.

2004 New World

We expand overseas, and in April 2004 found Indivumed Inc. The American subsidiary is initially limited to sales and the development of the US clinical network. Today, the company has long had its own laboratory operations for customers in the United States.

2005 The Visionary

The jury of Deutscher Gründerpreis (German Founders Award) honors Hartmut Juhl with the award in the “Visionary” category. The prestigious award celebrates outstanding entrepreneurial achievements and recognizes personalities who turn visions into ventures.

2008 Drawing Blood

Together with scientists led by Professor Bert Vogelstein from Johns Hopkins University, we found Inostics GmbH to elaborate a new system of cancer gene diagnostics from blood. A few years later, the team is recognized by the AACR for its pioneering work in using cancer mutations as biomarkers in the context of liquid biopsies – a dramatic technological advancement in detecting cancer that defined a new field in oncology. Inostics is sold in 2013 to allow Indivumed to pursue other areas of research.

2017 Networking

Our clinical network reaches an important milestone: as the first partner in Asia, the Indian Institute of Technology in Madras joins our ever-growing global network, closely followed in 2018 by A*STAR’s Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology (IMCB) in Singapore. To date, the network consists of more than 100 permanent clinical partners, including leading hospitals, clinics, and oncology practices in Europe, North America, and Asia.

2018 We Have a Type

Supported by the European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI), the European Investment Bank (EIB) provides us with a EUR 40 million loan. Thanks to this and additional private funding, just one year later we are able to launch IndivuType, the world’s first real multi-omics knowledge and discovery solution.

2021 Unraveling

Our groundbreaking data analytics platform sees the light of day: nRavel®. Utilizing cutting-edge AI technology and the world’s most comprehensive multi-omics cancer database, the platform helps to literally unravel the complexity of cancer.

2022 On our Mission

We remain firmly focused on our mission: to support precision oncology. In January, the IndivuType project receives 4.3 million euros in EU funding from the ERDF structural fund. It’s another important boost for us to continue pursuing our goal beyond mere profit maximization.

THANK YOU, FRIENDS, YOU MADE IT HAPPEN.

Colleagues from more than 27 nations with very different personalities, motivations, and
skills, but with one goal in mind, help us to get a little better every day. Thank you.

Stay tuned!

Spring 2022 will be all about our anniversary, and we have a lot more planned. Visit this page later for new content or follow us on social media for regular updates on the celebrations – and all things Indivumed.