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12 April 2017

Melbourne-based company develops world's first anti-viral condom


The ABC notes Starpharma as the Melbourne company developed the world’s first anti-viral condom using its VivaGel® active in the condom lubricant. VivaGel® has been shown to inactivate HIV, herpes, human papillomavirus and the Zika virus in laboratory studies.

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30 March 2017

VivaGel BV phase 3 trials for prevention of BV completed

Biotech Dispatch reports Starpharma’s recently completed its international, multicentre, phase 3 clinical studies evaluating VivaGel® BV for the prevention of recurrent bacterial vaginosis, noting that top-line results are expected in 2Q 2017.

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13 January 2017

Starpharma VivaGel® BV gets FDA fast track

The Australian reports that Bell Potter sees further upside for Starpharma, setting its share price target at $1.05, given the company had been granted Qualified Infectious Disease Product (QIDP) and fast track designation for VivaGel® BV by the US Food and Drug Administration.

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1 August 2016

The Australian: Starpharma perks up on China condom deal

The Australian’s David Rogers reports that Starpharma has signed “an exclusive license and supply agreement with Shenyang SKY and Land Latex Co for the manufacture and sale of VivaGel condoms to the Government segment of the Chinese condom market”.

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17 May 2016

The Conversation: Antiviral condoms will help protect Australian Olympians from STIs – here’s how

The Conversation noted Dual Protect™ anti-viral condoms, which are coated with Starpharma’s VivaGel®, provide an extra level of protection over regular condoms for Australia athletes when they are at the Olympics in Rio. 

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9 March 2016

AAP: Starpharma licenses VivaGel BV in Aust, NZ

"Starpharma is letting Aspen Pharmacare Australia market and distribute its Vivagel BV treatment in Australia and New Zealand for an undisclosed sum. Aspen will market and distribute the treatment for bacterial vaginosis, that's due to be launched in 2016, to clinicians and pharmacies. In return, Starpharma will receive royalties on net sales.

Starpharma still holds the commercialisation rights in the rest of the world."

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17 December 2015

The Age: Starpharma set for condom sales in China

"Starpharma has signed a memorandum of understanding with a Chinese company to make and sell its VivaGel-coated condom in China...The Chinese company is a major supplier of condoms to the Chinese government's Birth Control Department and Disease Prevention Department. The so-called government market in China requires about three billion condoms each year for birth control and disease prevention."

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17 November 2015

The Australian: Cancer trial results prove good medicine for biotech's stocks

The Australian's Sarah-Jane Tasker reports that "Starpharma's shares have hit a fresh high following positive results in a preclinical trail for its ovarian cancer model. The company said a cancer drug treatment coupled with its dendrimer (DEP) technology - which allows for more effective drug delivery - had resulted in complete tumour regression and 100 per cent survival in a preclinical trial done on mice."

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24 September 2015

The Australian: Starpharma wins EU approval for VivaGel

The Australian reports that "Starpharma has been granted approval to market its VivaGel BV in the European Union's 28 member countries, where more than 260 million women live. The lubricant treats bacterial vaginosis (BV), the most common vaginal infection experienced by women around the world".

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