Mode of Action

The direct anti-tumour effect of RIGVIR® is associated with oncotropism and oncolysis. Oncotropism is virus ability to recognize specific receptors on the surface of tumour cells and enter it. Oncolysis is a process of dissolution or destruction of cells, apoptosis programmed cell death, anti-angiogenesis lockup or blocking the formation of new cells and cell necrosis. Both of these processes, oncotropism and oncolysis, are selective for tumour cells and normal healthy cells are minimally, if at all, affected.

Mode of action

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*Artist’s view of RIGVIR® action inside cancer cells.


RIGVIR® finds and infects tumour cells. This process is called oncotropism. Then, RIGVIR® replicates in tumour cells and destroys them. This process is called oncolysis. Both of these processes, oncotropism and oncolysis, are selective for tumour cells and normal healthy cells are minimally if at all affected.