Feb 23rd, 2021
Starpharma announced today it had received confirmation that the VIRALEZE™ antiviral nasal spray has been successfully registered for sale in Europe, including in the UK.Read More
Feb 12th, 2021
Starpharma today announced that is has signed a Research Agreement with MSD, the tradename of Merck & Co., Inc., Kenilworth NJ USA. Under the agreement, MSD will conduct a preclinical research evaluation of dendrimer based Antibody Drug Conjugates (ADCs) utilising Starpharma’s proprietary DEP® technology.
Feb 9th, 2021
Starpharma today announced that it had been advised by AstraZeneca of its intention to expand the clinical program for AZD0466 to include a multi-centre global Phase 1 study. The study will recruit patients with acute leukaemias.Read More
Dec 22nd, 2020
Starpharma today announced that it has received all necessary approvals to commence its clinical study for VIRALEZE™. The study will commence enrolment of healthy volunteers in Perth in early January 2021 and is expected to be completed in Q1 2021. This study is being undertaken to support commercialisation activities for VIRALEZE™, and is not a requirement to achieve EU product registration.Read More
Dec 10th, 2020
Starpharma today announced significant commercial and regulatory progress has been made for VIRALEZE™ nasal spray with the EU regulatory dossier more than 90% complete and VIRALEZE™ now on track to be registered, and ready for market in Q1 CY2021. This timing is earlier than previously announced.Read More
Nov 19th, 2020
Starpharma today announced it has completed additional testing showing potent antiviral activity of SPL7013 against human respiratory syncytial virus (RSV). RSV is a common and very contagious virus that affects the lungs and airways. RSV is most problematic in the young and the elderly and those with weakened immune systems, or chronic heart and lung disease, including asthma. More than 177,000 adults are hospitalized and 14,000 of them die due to RSV infection in the US annually. RSV is also one of the viruses responsible for the common cold.
Oct 29th, 2020
Starpharma today announced that it has completed its Share Purchase Plan (SPP), raising $3.9 million. The SPP was conducted in conjunction with Starpharma’s recent institutional placement (Placement), which together have raised a total of $48.9 million. The issue of 2.6 million new shares under the SPP will be at $1.50 per share, being equivalent to the Placement share price.
Oct 21st, 2020
Starpharma today announced that it has received a $5.7M R&D tax incentive refund which relates to the costs of research and development during the 2020 Financial Year. The refund is in respect of eligible R&D activities across Starpharma’s portfolio, including for COVID-19, DEP® and VivaGel® programs.Read More
Oct 20th, 2020
In this issue:
>> Starpharma is expediting the development of the SPL7013 COVID‑19 nasal spray
>> Rapid progress in the DEP® irinotecan phase 2 & preparations underway for clinical combinations
>> DEP® irinotecan in combination with immuno-oncology showed superior performance in colon cancer models
>> VivaGel® BV launched in Central & Eastern Europe and Nordic region
>> Fleurstat BVgel gains expanded TGA approval to include prevention of recurrent Bacterial Vaginosis (BV) indication
>> VivaGel® BV has now been approved in 40 countries with further submissions underway
>> Starpharma awarded $1 million MRFF funding for COVID-19 nasal spray
>> DEP® docetaxel update & patient case study
>> DEP® cabazitaxel update & patient case study
>> Multiple DEP® products showcased at AACR 2020 Annual Meeting
>> New DEP® partnership signed with Chase Sun for anti-infective program
>> AstraZeneca’s AZD0466 trial opens at MD Anderson Cancer Center
>> Starpharma creates slow release soluble DEP® remdesivir
>> DEP® partnering, including Antibody Drug Conjugates
>> DEP® lutetium; impressive efficacy in human prostate cancer model
>> Outlook, Annual Report & ESG Report & recent newsRead More
Sep 30th, 2020
Starpharma today announced that it has raised A$45 million via a placement to domestic and international institutional, sophisticated and professional investors (“Placement”). Eligible shareholders will also have the opportunity to participate, at the same price, through a Share Purchase Plan (SPP) which is expected to raise approximately A$5 million.Read More
Sep 25th, 2020
Starpharma today announced that the Australia Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) has approved an expansion of the marketing authorisation for VivaGel® BV (Fleurstat BVgel) to now include the indication of prevention of recurrent bacterial vaginosis. These expanded claims bring the approved indications for VivaGel® BV (Fleurstat BVgel) in line with those in Europe and Asia.Read More
Sep 17th, 2020
Starpharma today announced that a pre-recorded presentation by Dr Jackie Fairley, CEO, will be broadcast on Thursday 17 September 2020 (US ET) as part of OTCQX’s Life Sciences Investor Forum.Read More
Sep 14th, 2020
Starpharma today announced it has completed additional antiviral testing for SPL7013 against SARS‑CoV-2 in studies conducted in the laboratory of internationally recognised virology researcher, Professor Philippe Gallay, at the renowned Scripps Research Institute in the US.Read More
Sep 3rd, 2020
Starpharma today announced the award of $1 million in matched funding by the Australian Government’s Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF) Biomedical Translation Bridge (BTB) Program to expedite development and commercialisation of its COVID‑19 antiviral nasal spray based on Starpharma’s proprietary dendrimer, SPL7013.
Sep 1st, 2020
Starpharma today announced it has applied its novel DEP® drug delivery technology to create a long‑acting, water soluble version of remdesivir. Remdesivir is an antiviral drug, currently being developed by Gilead to treat COVID-19 and has emergency use authorisation from the US Food and Drug Administration for the treatment of COVID-19 in adults and children hospitalised with severe disease.Read More
Aug 25th, 2020
Starpharma today announced progress with development, regulatory and manufacturing activities associated with a nasal spray for protection against COVID-19 based on the company’s proprietary antiviral dendrimer, SPL7013.Read More
Aug 17th, 2020
Starpharma today announced that it has signed a new research partnership with leading Chinese Pharmaceutical company Tianjin Chase Sun Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. (stock code 300026; Chase Sun), to develop several DEP® nanoparticle formulations for an anti-infective drug. The agreement also provides for the potential to conduct additional DEP® programs, which can be across therapeutic areas beyond anti-infectives.
Jul 30th, 2020
Starpharma today announced that it has commenced its DEP® docetaxel + gemcitabine combination study for patients with advanced cancers, including pancreatic cancer. Recruitment into the study has commenced at the Christie in the UK, with two further sites expected to open in the coming weeks.
Jul 27th, 2020
Starpharma (ASX: SPL, OTCQX: SPHRY) today announced the opening of the MD Anderson Cancer Center as a further trial site for the phase 1 trial of AZD0466, AstraZeneca’s first DEP® product.Read More
Jul 9th, 2020
Starpharma today announced the opening of a new trial site for the phase 2 DEP® irinotecan trial, at the Kinghorn Cancer Centre in Sydney. The DEP® irinotecan trial is also being conducted at multiple leading UK cancer centres including The Christie, The Royal Marsden, Newcastle Freeman Hospital, and The Beatson West of Scotland Cancer Centre. The Kinghorn Cancer Centre will also be opened shortly as an additional site for the phase 2 DEP® cabazitaxel trial.
Jun 29th, 2020
Starpharma today announced its SN-38 nanoparticle, DEP® irinotecan in combination with an immuno-oncology (IO) agent (anti PD-1 antibody) showed superior anti-tumour activity and significant survival benefit in two colorectal cancer (CRC) models when compared to the anti PD-1 antibody alone. These results included improvement in both survival and efficacy in the particularly aggressive CT-26 CRC model.Read More
Jun 23rd, 2020
Starpharma today announced that five posters featuring products based on Starpharma’s DEP® platform have been presented at the AACR (American Association for Cancer Research) Annual Meeting. The AACR Annual Meeting brings together leading cancer research and medicine from institutions all over the world and is an important forum for both raising product awareness and commercial interactions.Read More
Jun 17th, 2020
Starpharma today announced results from its first radiotherapeutic candidate, DEP® lutetium. DEP® lutetium is a patented nanoparticle which incorporates the radioisotope Lutetium-177 on a DEP® dendrimer scaffold.
Jun 16th, 2020
Starpharma today announced that VivaGel® BV has been launched in Central and Eastern European (CEE) region. This launch follows European launches in Germany, UK and several other European countries.Read More
May 7th, 2020
Starpharma today announced successful completion of the phase 1 component of its phase 1 / 2 trial for DEP® irinotecan. The trial met its objective of evaluating safety, tolerability, pharmacokinetics and preliminary efficacy data, and identifying a recommended phase 2 dose. The trial will now transition seamlessly into phase 2, with recruitment activities underway at three sites. Two additional sites, The Beatson West of Scotland Cancer Centre (the Beatson) and the Kinghorn Cancer Centre in Sydney are also expected to commence recruitment shortly.Read More
May 5th, 2020
Starpharma has been invited to present today at the Macquarie Australia Conference. Due to COVID-19, the Macquarie Australia Conference will be a virtual conference for registered institutional investors. The event will provide international and domestic institutions with the opportunity to hear from a range of invited Australian companies over three days. Starpharma is one of a handful of companies in the pharmaceutical/biotech and healthcare industries to be presenting during the conference.Read More
Apr 15th, 2020
Starpharma today announced that its proprietary VivaGel® active, astodrimer sodium (SPL7013), has been shown in laboratory studies to have significant antiviral activity against the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 (coronavirus disease). SPL7013 inhibited the infection of cells with the SARS-CoV-2 virus and the finding was validated by replicate testing against a positive control compound, remdesivir (Gilead), which is considered a leading candidate for the treatment of COVID-19. The finding was also significant given that SPL7013 was reported to be the best performing test compound against SARS-CoV-2 in the laboratory’s assay to date. With these positive results, Starpharma is evaluating product concepts and formulation options for SPL7013, which may have potential applications in the prevention and management of COVID-19.
Apr 7th, 2020
Starpharma today released its Appendix 4C – Quarterly Cashflow Report for the period ended 31 March 2020.
Starpharma’s cash balance as at 31 March 2020 was $36.1 million, an increase of $0.2 million compared to the previous quarter’s cash balance. Net operating cash outflows for the quarter were $0.9 million, or $6.0 million for the nine months to 31 March 2020. Starpharma’s strong cash reserves and clean balance sheet places the Company in a strong position to continue to progress its commercial and R&D activities in the current uncertain global environment of the COVID-19 pandemic.Read More
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.
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.
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.Read More
Feb 12th, 2020
The Board of Starpharma is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr David McIntyre as an independent non-executive director, effective 1 March 2020.Read More
Feb 11th, 2020
Starpharma today announced it has received US$3 million (A$4.5 million) from AstraZeneca following the successful dosing of the first patient in the phase 1 clinical trial of AZD0466 (DEP® Bcl2/xL conjugate) in December.Read More
Jan 30th, 2020
In this issue:
>> VivaGel® BV launched in the UK
>> AstraZeneca first DEP® product enters the clinic; triggers US$3M milestone
>> DEP® cabazitaxel trial moves into phase 2 on positive results
>> Fleurstat BVgel marketing campaign; New Zealand launch planned
>> Dual strategy to achieve approval of the NDA in the US
>> Okamoto joins forces with Japanese government for STI prevention campaign
>> VivaGel® condom receives regulatory approval in Europe
>> DEP® docetaxel & DEP® cabazitaxel clinical trial case studies
>> DEP® irinotecan phase 1/2 trial
>> New candidate - DEP® gemcitabine
>> GMP DEP® facility licence
>> DEP® combinations add further value
>> Outlook, recent news & eventsRead More
Dec 30th, 2019
Starpharma today announced that AstraZeneca (LSE/STO/NYSE: AZN) has commenced a phase 1 clinical trial of AZD0466 (DEP® Bcl2/xL conjugate) and the first patient has been successfully dosed. The trial will recruit patients with a range of cancers and will be conducted at 4-5 US sites.Read More
Dec 16th, 2019
Starpharma today announced that it has received a $4.9M R&D tax incentive refund which relates to the costs of research and development during the 2019 Financial Year. The refund is in respect of eligible R&D activities across Starpharma’s portfolio, including DEP® and VivaGel®.Read More
Dec 10th, 2019
Starpharma today announced successful completion of the phase 1 component of its phase 1 / 2 trial for DEP® cabazitaxel. The trial met its objective of evaluating safety, tolerability and preliminary efficacy data, and identifying a recommended phase 2 dose of 20 mg/m2. The trial will now transition seamlessly into phase 2, with two new sites initiated and recruitment activities already underway.Read More
Nov 20th, 2019
Starpharma today announced that it has been granted marketing approval for the VivaGel® condom in Europe.