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Starpharma Holdings Limited is an Australian stock exchange listed biotechnology company with products based on its dendrimer technology platform.

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US patent granted for DEP Bcl2/xL inhibitor conjugates

Jun 12th, 2019

Starpharma announced the first patent for DEP® Bcl2/xL inhibitor conjugates, developed in collaboration with AstraZeneca, has been granted by the US Patent and Trademark Office. These patented DEP® Bcl2/xL inhibitor conjugates combine Starpharma’s innovative DEP® delivery technology with AstraZeneca’s novel Bcl2/xL inhibitors, which are being investigated for treating various cancers, including leukemias.

 

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Okamoto launches VivaGel® condom in Japan

Jun 4th, 2019

Starpharma today announced that the VivaGel® condom has been launched in Japan under Okamoto’s leading and highly successful Zero Zero Three (003) brand. This is the first condom with antiviral coating in Japan and will also carry Starpharma’s VivaGel® brand.

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Starpharma signs second oncology agreement with AstraZeneca

Jun 3rd, 2019

Starpharma today announced a Development and Option Agreement with AstraZeneca (LON: AZN) to progress the development of a Dendrimer Enhanced Product (DEP®) version of an undisclosed AstraZeneca major marketed oncology medicine. This is the second DEP® commercial agreement Starpharma has signed with AstraZeneca, the first agreement being a multiproduct licence which covers novel oncology drug candidates such as AZD0466 (a Bcl2/xL inhibitor).

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Starpharma presents at UBS Healthcare Conference

May 29th, 2019

Starpharma has been invited to present today at the UBS Australian Emerging Companies Conference - Healthcare and Biotech – in Sydney. The UBS Healthcare Conference provides Starpharma with an opportunity to present to approximately 100 institutional investors.

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Reports & Presentations

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Starpharma Interim Report and Half-Year Financial Results

Feb 27th, 2019

Melbourne, Australia: Starpharma (ASX: SPL, OTCQX: SPHRY) today released its interim report and financial results for the half-year ended 31 December 2018.

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Shareholder Update January 2019

Jan 17th, 2019

In this issue: 

>> FDA requests further data for VivaGel® BV approval in the US

>> Launch of VivaGel® BV in multiple territories

>> VivaGel® BV licensed to ITF Pharma in the US

>> VivaGel® condom approved in Japan

>> Clinical trials for internal DEP® products progressing well

>> Patent published for AstraZeneca-DEP® drugs: DEP® Bcl2/xL inhibitors show compelling efficacy & synergy in combination

>> DEP® docetaxel & DEP® cabazitaxel outperformed both gemcitabine & Abraxane®

>> SPL7013 eye drops for viral conjunctivitis

>> Partnering activities 

>> Macquarie initiates coverage of Starpharma

>> Outlook

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Starpharma Investor Presentation for Citi Conference

Oct 17th, 2018

Melbourne, Australia: Starpharma (ASX: SPL, OTCQX: SPHRY) will today participate in Citi's 10th Annual Australian and New Zealand Investment Conference in Sydney.

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Annual report and full year financial results

Aug 21st, 2018

Melbourne, Australia: Starpharma today released its annual report and financial results for the year ended 30 June 2018.

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VivaGel® BV - Product Information and Independent Market Research

Apr 30th, 2018

VivaGel® BV - Product Information and Independent Market Research

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Starpharma to present at OTCQX Virtual Investor Conference

Apr 11th, 2018

Starpharma (ASX: SPL, OTCQX: SPHRY) today announced that as part of its OTCQX investor communications, a pre-recorded presentation by Chief Executive Officer Dr Jackie Fairley will be broadcast at VirtualInvestorConferences.com on Thursday 12 April 2018 at 10:30am (US ET time).

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AGM Chairman’s address and CEO presentation

Nov 29th, 2017

Chairman’s address and the CEO’s presentation to the 2017 Annual General Meeting of Starpharma Holdings Limited (ASX: SPL, OTCQX: SPHRY).

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Starpharma annual report and full year financial results

Aug 28th, 2017

Melbourne, Australia; 28 August 2017: Starpharma (ASX: SPL, OTCQX: SPHRY) today released its annual report and financial results for the year ended 30 June 2017.


 

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Sale of Agrochemicals Business Investor Presentation

Jun 14th, 2017

Melbourne, Australia; 14 June 2017: Starpharma Holdings Limited (ASX: SPL, OTCQX: SPHRY), will be holding an investor conference call today at 11am (AEST) to discuss the sale of its Agrochemicals business to Agrium Inc., for $35 million. A presentation featuring further information on the transaction is available.

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In the Media

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Starpharma CEO Dr Jackie Fairley interviewed by Alan Kohler on Talking Business

Jul 1st, 2018

Starpharma CEO Dr Jackie Fairley speaks with Alan Kohler about how the company has taken VivaGel® BV from discovery to market and developed commercial products with its proprietary dendrimer technology platform.

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Starpharma CEO Jackie Fairley featured on Qantas’ inflight magazine Travel Insider

Jul 1st, 2018

Starpharma CEO Dr Jackie Fairley was featured in Qantas’ inflight magazine. To read the article, click here.

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Starpharma announces DEP cabazitaxel Phase 1/2 Trial

Jan 31st, 2018

Morningstar reported on Starpharma's announcement regarding the commencement of its phase 1/2 clinical trial for DEP cabazitaxel having received regulatory and ethics approvals. 

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AstraZeneca plans to make better use of Australia’s innovation

Jan 23rd, 2018

The Australian highlighted Starpharma’s partnership with global pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca, noting the application of Starpharma’s DEP® technology platform helps make cancer drugs more effective, more patient-friendly and less toxic.
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Starpharma rockets on cancer drug hope

Sep 23rd, 2017

The Herald Sun noted strong investor interest and support for Starpharma regarding its positive phase 1 DEP® docetaxel trial and that no neutropenia was reported in any patients.

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Starpharma featured on Sky Business News

Aug 28th, 2017

Starpharma CEO Dr Jackie Fairly was interviewed on Sky Business News’ Ticky following the company’s successful Phase 3 trial results for VivaGel® BV for the treatment of recurrent bacterial vaginosis. Dr Fairley discussed the commercial significance of the announcement and liaising with the US FDA to bring the product to market.

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Starpharma CEO on Finance News Network

Aug 24th, 2017

Finance News Network featured Dr Jackie Fairley as she discussed the company’s VivaGel® BV Phase 3 results for recurrent bacterial vaginosis, the company's sale of its agrochemical business for $35M, and progress with its DEP® drug delivery programs (both internal and external).

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Seeking Alpha covers Starpharma

Aug 11th, 2017

Online stock market insights and research publication Seeking Alpha covered Starpharma’s Phase 3 results for VivaGel® BV for the treatment of recurrent bacterial vaginosis and noted the “substantial upside” of the announcement.

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Starpharma and Monash awarded STEM+ Business fellowships

Aug 10th, 2017

Biotech news and industry publication Biotech Dispatch covered the news that Starpharma and the Monash Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences (MIPS) were awarded $300,000 in grant funding from the SIEF STEM+ Business Fellowship Program to engage two post-doctoral Research Fellows. The funding allows both Starpharma and Monash to further advance collaborative programs utilising Starpharma’s DEP platform.

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Hope is on the way for one of the world’s most common sexual problems

Aug 9th, 2017

Investor publication Stockhead recently covered Starpharma’s VivaGel® BV Phase 3 announcement for prevention of recurrent bacterial vaginosis (rBV). The publication noted the significant unmet patient need for BV treatments and how VivaGel® BV targets one of the most common vaginal conditions affecting women of childbearing age. 

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Starpharma readies US NDA for VivaGel® on positive results in Phase 3 Bacterial vaginosis

Aug 9th, 2017

Biotech trade publication noted Starpharma expects to file an NDA for VivaGel® BV for prevention of recurrent bacterial vaginosis (rBV) with the US FDA following the positive results of the Phase 3 trials.

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Biotech clinical trials a star performer

Aug 6th, 2017

Herald Sun covered the investor interest in Starpharma following the positive results of the company’s VivaGel® BV Phase 3 clinical trials for the prevention of recurrent bacterial vaginosis (rBV). Starpharma CEO Dr Jackie Fairley noted VivaGel® BV demonstrated sustained benefits for patients three months after their initial treatment, positioning the company to unlock a multi-million dollar global market.

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Starpharma’s sale of its agrochemical business and technology, expands Agrium’s tech base

Jun 23rd, 2017

The sale of Starpharma’s agrochemical business was recently covered in Farm Weekly, highlighting the unique opportunity that Starpharma’s Priostar® dendrimer technology brings to the agrochemical market and the commercial value Agrium saw in the technology. In the article, Starpharma CEO Dr Jackie Fairley details the sale, including the patent transfer, total sale proceeds and the implications for the Company.

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Starpharma featured on Business IQ, Sky Business News

Jun 20th, 2017

Starpharma CEO Dr Jackie Fairley was interviewed on Sky Business News where she spoke to Business IQ host James Daggar-Nickson about dendrimer technologies and how the company develops products for a wide range of applications using the platform technology. Dr Fairley also discussed Australian innovation and the company's recent sale of its agrochemical business to global agricultural product giant Agrium.

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Finance News Network: Starpharma sells Agrochemicals business for $35M

Jun 14th, 2017

Finance News Network noted Starpharma’s transaction to sell Starpharma Agrochemicals to Agrium Inc. for A$35M in cash consideration. The piece added that cash proceeds from the sale will allow Starpharma to focus on its core pharmaceutical development portfolio.

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Starpharma’s sale of its agrochemical business to Agrium for A$35M noted in The Land

Jun 14th, 2017

The sale of Starpharma’s agrochemical business was covered in The Land, with the article highlighting the innovation behind the Priostar® technology and how Agrium saw the acquisition as a strategic fit for their product portfolio. 

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Starpharma featured on Ticky on Sky Business News

Apr 20th, 2017

Starpharma CEO Dr Jackie Fairley was interviewed on Ticky on Sky Business News where she discussed the company's VivaGel® portfolio, its DEP® drug delivery technology and its relationship with global pharmaceutical giant AstraZeneca.

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

Apr 12th, 2017

 

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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Starpharma VivaGel® BV gets FDA fast track

Jan 13th, 2017

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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