We drive innovation in oncology and solid organ disease through development of advanced treatment and early interception

Developing local delivery of anti-androgen therapy – A novel treatment for prostate diseases Creating an implantable reservoir to locally deliver drugs to breast tissue – A promising approach to preventing breast cancer

We Are Alessa

Our team has significant experience in creating advanced therapeutic approaches in the lab – and transitioning them to the clinic. We came together at the UCSF Department of Hematology/Oncology, and have recruited experienced industry professionals to develop and commercialize our technology.

We are all motivated by a shared goal: to create innovative advancements in oncology and treatment of solid organ diseases.

Some 1 in 6 men will be afflicted with prostate cancer during their lifetimes. About 192,000 new cases are diagnosed each year in the U.S., and 450,000 in Europe. Nearly 30,000 men in the US die of this disease every year.

The most common invasive cancer in women, breast cancer will affect 1 in 8 women in the U.S. during their lifetimes.  Each year, approximately 276K women are diagnosed with breast cancer.

Alessa is currently conducting their first in-man clinical study of Biolen PC, a minimally invasive, drug delivery implant system for patients with localized non-metastatic prostate cancer. Biolen PC is designed to administer anti-androgen drugs to the tumor in the prostate through a sustained, localized system – without systemic exposure.