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Okamoto licenses VivaGel® antiviral condom in Asian countries

Mar 4th, 2020

Starpharma today announced that following the successful launch of the VivaGel® antiviral condom by Okamoto Industries, Inc. (TYO: 5122:JP; Okamoto) in Japan, Okamoto has sought an expansion to its licence territory for the VivaGel® condom. As a result, Starpharma has granted Okamoto marketing rights to a further 11 countries in Asia which include South Korea, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Singapore and the non-government China market.


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Starpharma appoints David McIntyre and Appendix 3X

Mar 2nd, 2020

Starpharma today announced that Mr David McIntyre has commenced as an independent non-executive director of Starpharma, effective 1 March. Mr McIntyre’s appointment follows a comprehensive Board renewal and search process. As advised at the Company’s last AGM, Mr Richard Hazleton will be retiring at the 2020 AGM in November, having served 13 years on the Company’s Board. The timing of Mr McIntyre’s appointment enables a smooth transition and handover between directors.


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Interim Report and Half-Year Financial Results

Feb 24th, 2020

Starpharma today released its interim report and financial results for the half-year ended 31 December 2019.

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VivaGel BV launched in Asia

Feb 13th, 2020

Starpharma today announced that VivaGel® BV has been launched in Asia under the brand name BETADINETM BV Gel. The product has initially been launched in South East Asia, with further roll-out in additional Asian countries, as regulatory approvals are granted.  

BETADINETM BV Gel will be available over-the-counter (OTC), without the need to see a doctor or obtain a prescription. Asia is the third region to launch VivaGel® BV and represents a large commercial opportunity with access to more than 1.5 billion women.

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In the media

Promising efficacy signals for Starpharma’s DEP® trials

Aug 28th, 2019

Biotech trade publication noted Starpharma announced promising efficacy signals in its ongoing clinical trials for both DEP® cabazitaxel and DEP® docetaxel.

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Starpharma CEO speaks with Alan Kohler on The Constant Investor

Jul 31st, 2019

Starpharma CEO Dr Jackie Fairley speaks with Alan Kohler for online investor publication The Constant Investor, where she discussed the launch of VivaGel BV in Australia and Europe as well as the company’s latest developments in its DEP® portfolio. To listen to the full interview, click here.

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AstraZeneca inks new deal with Starpharma

Jun 4th, 2019

Biotech trade publication noted Starpharma signed a new development and option agreement with AstraZeneca to progress the development of a DEP® version of one of AstraZeneca's existing oncology medicines. The news builds on a previous deal between the companies related to a multiproduct licence covering novel oncology drug candidates.

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Starpharma signs second oncology agreement with AstraZeneca

Jun 3rd, 2019

Online investor news outlet Finance News Network reported on Starpharma’s second oncology agreement with global pharmaceutical giant AstraZeneca, noting that this is for the development of a DEP® version of an undisclosed and existing market oncology drug.

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Shareholder Updates

Shareholder Update January 2017

Jan 19th, 2017

In this issue:

›› Enrolment completed for phase 3 program: VivaGel® BV for prevention of recurrence

›› VivaGel® BV granted QIDP and Fast Track designation by US FDA

›› Favourable revision to FDA guidance for BV Treatment

›› VivaGel® condom approved in Canada; licensed in China and Iran

›› New DEP® partnered programs with AstraZeneca and world leading antibody-drug conjugate companies

›› DEP® docetaxel phase 1 program in final expansion phase; preparations underway for phase 2

›› DEP® cabazitaxel shows no neutropenia

›› DEP® irinotecan internal program shows superior performance

Download: Shareholder January 2017 (pdf file, 751kb)

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Shareholder Update April 2016

Apr 13th, 2016

In this issue:

> Message from the CEO

> Adama licenses Priostar® for 2,4-D

> DEPTM cabazitaxel shows superior performance

> Starpharma's Targeted DEPTM conjugates - compelling results in an area of high interest

> AstraZeneca selects second DEPTM candidate

> Starpharma long standing collaborator ranked 4th in the world

> Starpharma signs licence with Aspen for commercialisation of VivaGel® BV in Australia and New Zealand

> MOU for VivaGel® condom in China

> Half-year financial results

> Bio-Europe® conference

Download: Shareholder Update April 2016 (pdf file, 1MB)


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