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Quarterly Cashflow Report

Jan 30th, 2019

Melbourne, Australia: Starpharma (ASX: SPL, OTCQX: SPHRY) today released its Appendix 4C – Quarterly Cashflow Report for the period ended 31 December 2018

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VivaGel® condom receives final regulatory approval in Japan

Jan 2nd, 2019

Melbourne, Australia; 2 January 2019: Starpharma (ASX: SPL, OTCQX: SPHRY) today announced that the VivaGel® condom has received final regulatory approval and is now able to be marketed in Japan, following the completion of the Japanese Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices Agency (PMDA) review of the product’s medical device classification and associated data. This final approval follows on from the previously granted regulatory certification, which was attained for the VivaGel® condom.

 

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US FDA requests further data for VivaGel® BV approval

Dec 27th, 2018

Melbourne, Australia: Starpharma today received advice from the US FDA that it will require confirmatory clinical data prior to approving VivaGel® BV for treatment of bacterial vaginosis (BV) and the prevention of recurrent BV (rBV).

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US VivaGel® BV licensed for A$142M milestones, plus royalties

Dec 20th, 2018

Melbourne, Australia: Starpharma and ITF Pharma today announced they have signed a licence for the sales and marketing rights to VivaGel® BV in the United States. Starpharma will be eligible to receive up to US$101M (A$142M) in regulatory approval and commercialisation milestones in addition to attractive tiered royalties on sales.

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US patent granted for SPL7013 eye drops for conjunctivitis

Dec 12th, 2018

Melbourne, Australia: Starpharma (ASX: SPL, OTCQX: SPHRY) today announced that the US Patent and Trademark Office has granted a patent for SPL7013 ophthalmic drops for viral conjunctivitis. The patent has been granted with broad claims for treating and preventing microbial infections of the eye, including adenoviral conjunctivitis, bacterial conjunctivitis and other eye infections. The patent term is to 2033.

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AGM - Chairman address and CEO presentation

Nov 29th, 2018

Melbourne, Australia: Attached is the Chairman’s address together with the CEO’s presentation to the Annual General Meeting of Starpharma Holdings Limited (ASX: SPL, OTCQX: SPHRY), to be held at 3.00pm today.

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DEP® docetaxel and DEP® cabazitaxel outperform in human pancreatic cancer model

Nov 16th, 2018

Melbourne, Australia: Starpharma today announced that its proprietary DEP® docetaxel and DEP® cabazitaxel products, which are both currently in the clinic, showed significant efficacy and safety benefits over gemcitabine (Gemzar®) alone, Abraxane® (Nab-paclitaxel) alone and in combination, in a human pancreatic cancer model. These impressive efficacy results were despite the fact that these standard pancreatic cancer treatments, gemcitabine and/or Abraxane® showed limited activity in this model.

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Quarterly Cashflow Report

Oct 26th, 2018

Melbourne, Australia: Starpharma (ASX: SPL, OTCQX: SPHRY) today released its Appendix 4C – Quarterly Cashflow Report for the period ended 30 September 2018

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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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DEP® irinotecan outperforms in pancreatic cancer model

Sep 5th, 2018

Melbourne, Australia: Starpharma today announced that its proprietary DEP® irinotecan development candidate showed significant efficacy and safety benefits over standard irinotecan in combination with 5-FU in a mouse xenograft model of human pancreatic cancer (Figure 1 and 2). The human pancreatic tumour model used in this study virtually did not respond to the traditional irinotecan regimen (irinotecan + 5-FU), whereas complete tumour regression and 100% survival was achieved using Starpharma’s DEP® irinotecan.

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AstraZeneca’s DEP Bcl2/xL inhibitors show compelling efficacy and synergy in combination

Aug 31st, 2018

Melbourne, Australia; Starpharma today announced AstraZeneca’s first patent application on DEP® Bcl2/xL conjugates has been published by the World Intellectual Property Organisation. These DEP® Bcl2/xL conjugates combine Starpharma’s innovative DEP® delivery technology with AstraZeneca’s novel Bcl2/xL inhibitor for treating various cancers, including leukemias.

The published patent application shows compelling efficacy data on DEP® Bcl2/xL conjugates, both alone and in combination with other leading current anti-cancer treatments, in various preclinical human tumour models.

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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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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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Mundipharma licenses Starpharma’s VivaGel® BV

May 3rd, 2018

Melbourne, Australia: Starpharma (ASX: SPL, OTCQX: SPHRY) and Mundipharma today announced they have signed a multi-region licence for the sales and marketing rights to VivaGel® BV in Asia (including China, Japan and Korea), the Middle East, Africa and the majority of Latin America.

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Quarterly Cashflow Report

Apr 30th, 2018

Melbourne, Australia: Starpharma (ASX: SPL, OTCQX: SPHRY) today released its Appendix 4C – Quarterly Cashflow Report for the period ended 31 March 2018.

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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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Starpharma Interim Report and Half-Year Financial Results

Feb 26th, 2018

Starpharma today released its interim report and financial results for the half-year ended 31 December 2017.

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Starpharma receives $3.7M R&D tax incentive refund

Feb 22nd, 2018

Starpharma today announced that it has received a $3.7M R&D tax incentive refund associated with FY17 expenditures. The refund relates to eligible R&D expenditure across Starpharma’s portfolio, including VivaGel® and DEP® programs.

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Shareholder Update February 2018

Feb 19th, 2018

In this issue: 

>> New sites open for the DEP® docetaxel phase 2 trial

>> DEP® cabazitaxel phase 1 / 2 trial commences

>> VivaGel® BV NDA submission lodged under Fast Track program

>> VivaGel® BV approved by TGA

>> DEP® irinotecan progressing towards the clinic

>> AstraZeneca-Starpharma collaboration

>> Extensive global licensing negotiations for VivaGel® BV

>> Positive market research findings for VivaGel® BV 

>> Q2 Cashflow Report at 31 December 2017

>> OTCQX market recognition

>> Starpharma News & Events

>> Outlook

 Download: Shareholder Update February 2018 (pdf file, 1.5mb)

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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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Starpharma to commence DEP® cabazitaxel phase 1/2 trial

Jan 31st, 2018

Starpharma today announced that it has received regulatory and ethics approvals to commence its phase 1/2 clinical trial for DEP® cabazitaxel. The objectives of the trial are to evaluate the safety, tolerability and pharmacokinetics of DEP® cabazitaxel, to define a recommended phase 2 dose (RP2D), and then to determine anti-tumour efficacy of the product in select tumour types.

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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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VivaGel® BV treatment clinical submission under rolling submission

Dec 21st, 2017

Melbourne, Australia; 21 December 2017: Starpharma (ASX: SPL, OTCQX: SPHRY) today announced that it has completed the VivaGel® BV treatment clinical section of the NDA clinical module, which will be submitted to the FDA under Starpharma’s rolling submission on Friday 22 December 2017 (US time). 

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VivaGel® BV granted marketing approval in Australia

Oct 25th, 2017

Starpharma today announced it has received Australian marketing approval from the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) for VivaGel® BV, which is intended for treatment of bacterial vaginosis (BV).

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Shareholder Update October 2017

Oct 18th, 2017

In this issue: 

>> DEP® docetaxel achieves positive phase 1 results and commences phase 2

 >> AZ presents first DEP® candidate AZD0466 – a Bcl2/xL inhibitor

>>  Successful VivaGel® BV phase 3 results

>> Update on other internal DEP® candidates

>> Grant awarded to Starpharma-Monash

>> Starpharma and Peter Mac Cancer Centre awarded grant

>> FY17 Financial results; >$60M cash at 30 June

>> Annual Report and Annual General Meeting

>> Starpharma News & Events

 

Download: Shareholder Update October 2017 (pdf file, 1.3mb)

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Starpharma and Peter Mac Cancer Centre awarded DEP® Grant

Oct 9th, 2017

Starpharma and Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre have been awarded a further Federal Government Innovation Connections grant to support innovative research within Starpharma’s DEP® oncology program

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AstraZeneca presents first DEP® candidate as Bcl2/xL inhibitor

Sep 28th, 2017

 Starpharma advises that AstraZeneca has this week presented its first DEP® candidate utilising Starpharma’s DEP® delivery platform,  AZD0466, at the 3rd AstraZeneca-MedImmune-CRUK Cambridge Centre Symposium 2017 in Cambridge, UK.

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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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DEP® docetaxel positive phase 1 results; phase 2 commences

Sep 22nd, 2017

Starpharma today announced that its phase 1 trial for DEP® docetaxel has achieved the key objective of determining a Recommended Phase 2 Dose (RP2D), with no reports of protocol-defined dose limiting toxicities (DLTs). The trial has now been adapted to transition seamlessly into phase 2, with ethics and regulatory approvals already granted, and recruitment and patient screening activities underway for this next phase.

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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 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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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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Starpharma and Monash awarded STEM+ Business Fellowships

Aug 9th, 2017

Starpharma today announced that Starpharma and Monash Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences (MIPS) have been awarded $300,000 in grant funding from the SIEF STEM+ Business Fellowship Program to engage two post-doctoral Research Fellows. 

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Successful VivaGel® Phase 3 results and NDA planned for rBV

Aug 7th, 2017

Starpharma today announced that its two phase 3 trials of VivaGel® BV for prevention of recurrent bacterial vaginosis (rBV) achieved their primary objective demonstrating statistically significant superiority compared to placebo in preventing rBV based on topline data.

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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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Shareholder Update July 2017

Jul 4th, 2017

In this issue: 

>> Starpharma sells Agrochemicals business to Agrium for $35M cash

>> DEP®  irinotecan outperforms irinotecan in multiple cancer models

>> DEP®  docetaxel, DEP®  cabazitaxel and scale-up facilities

>> AstraZeneca pays US$2M DEP®  milestone to Starpharma

>> VivaGel®  BV phase 3 results timing and commercialisation

>> VivaGel®  condom launched in Canada

>> Sale of Ansell's Sexual Wellness division

>> Starpharma News & Events

Download: Shareholder Update July 2017 (pdf file, 710kb)

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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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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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Starpharma sells Agrochemicals business to Agrium for $35M

Jun 14th, 2017

Melbourne, Australia; 14 June 2017: Starpharma Holdings Ltd (ASX: SPL, OTCQX: SPHRY) today announced that it has completed a transaction to sell its agrochemicals and Priostar® business (Starpharma Agrochemicals) to Agrium, Inc., (Agrium) (NYSE: AGU, TSE: AGU) for A$35 million in cash consideration. The Starpharma Agrochemical business willl be operated by Agrium’s wholly-owned subsidiary, Loveland Products, Inc.

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DEP® irinotecan outperforms irinotecan in multiple cancer models

Jun 6th, 2017

Melbourne, Australia; Starpharma (ASX: SPL, OTCQX: SPHRY) today announced that its proprietary DEP® irinotecan has demonstrated significantly better anti‑tumour activity and increased survival compared with irinotecan in a variety of human colon cancer models. 

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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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AstraZeneca DEP® candidate advance triggers milestone to Starpharma

Apr 20th, 2017

 Starpharma announced the achievement of a key preclinical milestone for its DEP® drug delivery technology in combination with a proprietary oncology molecule from AstraZeneca.

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