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Starpharma (ASX:SPL) launches antiviral nasal spray in Europe

May 6th, 2021

The Market Herald reported on Starpharma's launch of VIRALEZE™  in Europe. Read the full article here.

  • Starpharma’s (SPL) antiviral nasal spray is now available for purchase by consumers in Europe via the company’s online store
  • VIRALEZE is a broad spectrum antiviral nasal spray, which studies have shown can inactivate more than 99.9 per cent of coronavirus pathogens within one minute
  • The product is already available online in the U.K. and through Lloyds Pharmacy’s 1400 stores, with the company now pursuing avenues to provide rapid access for VIRALEZE in India
  • Starpharma shares are up 3.93 per cent, trading at $1.85

 

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Australian company develops a $27 anti-viral nasal spray that 'deactivates' Covid - and it's being used right across the UK

May 4th, 2021

Eliza McPhee for Daily Mail Australia reported: An Australian biotech company has joined the fight against coronavirus by launching an anti-viral nasal spray that's already available in the UK. Read the article here

  • Biotech company Starpharma has launched anti-viral nasal spray in the UK
  • It acts as a barrier to coronavirus, trapping it in the nose and inactivating virus
  • Spray best used once every six hours for up to 30 days, CEO Jackie Fairley says
  • Melbourne-based company says it has plans to launch product soon in Australia 
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VIRALEZE™ on 7NEWS Australia

May 1st, 2021

VIRALEZE™ was featured on 7NEWS Australia in an interview with Starpharma CEO Dr Jackie Fairley. The antiviral nasal spray is now available online and instore at LloydsPharmacy in the UK with EU launch to follow in the coming weeks. Watch the playback on 7plus (~32.28 min.) or YouTube below.

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Starpharma (ASX:SPL) spends March quarter developing VIRALEZE

Apr 28th, 2021

Starpharma featured in The Market Herald following the announcement of Starpharma's Quarterly Cashflow and Activities Report. Read more here

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GlaxoSmithKline hoping to deliver Australia’s next COVID treatment

Apr 16th, 2021

Starpharma featured in The Sydney Morning Herald's daily COVID-19 update, as reported by Emma Koehn: ASX-listed companies have pivoted swiftly towards virus treatments and preventative in the past year, including Melbourne-based Starpharma which successfully brought a nasal spray to market in the UK last month. Read more here

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Aussie virus killer not to be sneezed at

Apr 11th, 2021

The Australian interviewed Dr Jackie Fairley, Starpharma CEO, about the recent launch of Viraleze in the UK. "As the nation hyperventilates over a delay in the vaccine rollout, Starpharma is rolling out a new line of defence against the coronavirus in global markets." Read more here. (Behind paywall)

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LloydsPharmacy launches nasal spray designed to fight coronavirus

Mar 30th, 2021

The Grocer reported on the launch of VIRALEZE in LloydsPharmacy across the UK. It launches online this week, ahead of an in-store rollout from April. Read more here.

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Covid antiviral nasal spray available from Lloyds

Mar 30th, 2021

Pharmacy Magazine UK reported on the launch of VIRALEZE in the UK. A novel nasal spray available exclusively from LloydsPharmacy. The UK will be the first country to launch this product. Read more here.

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Lloyds Pharmacy offering first-ever Covid nasal spray Viraleze that 'blocks 99.9% of germs'

Mar 30th, 2021

CambridgeshireLive featured news of the VIRALEZE launch in the UK. A groundbreaking Covid nasal spray called Viraleze is now available to buy online. Lloyds Pharmacy is rolling out the UK's first-ever nasal spray specifically designed to fight coronavirus. Read more here

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Sky News reports on launch of VIRALEZE™

Mar 29th, 2021

Sky News interviewed Starpharma CEO Dr Jackie Fairley about the UK launch of VIRALEZE™ at LloydsPharmacy. Dr George Kinghorn, Infectious Disease Adviser and former Clinical Director of the Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust was also interviewed for further commentary on VIRALEZE™.

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Starpharma to launch anti-COVID nasal spray with major UK pharmacy chain

Mar 25th, 2021

Business News Australia reported VIRALEZE will be stocked by LloydsPharmacy in the UK. It will first be made available at LloydPharmacy's online store and is expected to be instore in April. Read more here.

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Aussie biotech Starpharma signs deal to sell COVID nose spray in Britain

Mar 25th, 2021

The Age reported Australian biotech Starpharma is taking its COVID-fighting antiviral nasal spray to the world, signing a deal with UK chemist chain LloydsPharmacy to sell the product in Britain as the country emerges from lockdown. Read more here

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Starpharma (ASX:SPL) reports DEP HER2-lutetium shows potent anticancer effect

Mar 16th, 2021

Finance News Network reported that Starpharma's second radiopharmaceutical candidate, DEP HER2-lutetium, achieved potent and durable anticancer activity, with complete tumour regression, outperforming Herceptin labelled with lutetium, in a breast cancer model. Read more here

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Starpharma (ASX:SPL) shares rise on breast cancer development

Mar 16th, 2021

The Market Herald reported that Starpharma's second radiopharmaceutical candidate, DEP HER2-lutetium, had achieved anti-cancer activity in breast cancer, and that the drug outperformed Herceptin, a treatment for a type of breast cancer called HER2 positive. Read more here

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Starpharma Up With News, Down With None; Timing Entry Makes Sense

Feb 25th, 2021

Seeking Alpha, a financial market portal featured an update Starpharma, including the European registration of its VIRALEZE™ antiviral nasal spray. To read the full article click here.

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Channel 7 News reports Starpharma's VIRALEZE has been registered in the UK/Europe

Feb 23rd, 2021

Channel 7 News (Melbourne) reports Starpharma's VIRALEZE™ has been registered in the UK/Europe. Watch here

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Starpharma signs research agreement with MSD

Feb 12th, 2021

The Market Herald reported that Starpharma signed a Research Agreement with Merck & Co., Inc., Kenilworth NJ USA for dendrimer-based Antibody Drug Conjugates (ADCs) utilising Starpharma’s proprietary DEP® technology. Read more here

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Ausbiz interviews Starpharma CEO Dr Jackie Fairley

Feb 10th, 2021

Finance and market news website AusBiz interviewed Starpharma CEO Dr Jackie Fairley to discuss the global expansion of AstraZeneca’s clinical trial for AZD0466 and their multi-product DEP® licence with Starpharma. She also spoke about the upcoming launch of VIRALEZE in Europe. Watch the interview here.

 

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Aussie condom antiviral recruited for Covid-19 fight

Feb 4th, 2021

The Australian interviewed Starpharma CEO Dr Jackie Fairley regarding Starpharma’s plans for the European launch of VIRALEZE™ antiviral nasal spray. Read article here.

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Australian-developed COVID nasal spray set to land in Europe

Feb 4th, 2021

Biotech Dispatch reported on Starpharma's launch plans for VIRALEZE™ in Europe. Read the full article here.

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Channel 7 evening news features Starpharma's VIRALEZE

Feb 3rd, 2021

Watch Laurel Irving Channel 7 News (Melbourne) interview Dr Jackie Fairley, CEO of Starpharma about VIRALEZE™ and the need for other COVID-19 preventative tools alongside vaccines. 

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Starpharma prepares to launch COVID-killing nasal spray

Feb 2nd, 2021

Alan Kohler spoke with Dr Jackie Fairley, CEO of Starpharma about the launch of its VIRALEZE™ antiviral nasal spray, for the Eureka Report. Listen to the interview here.

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Leading broker names the ASX healthcare shares to buy in 2021

Jan 9th, 2021

The Motley Fool reported that Starpharma has been named by analysts at Bell Potter "one of ASX shares from several industries that they believe are best placed to have a strong 2021".

To read the full article, click here

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Starpharma Viraleze: COVID-19 Nasal Spray Development

Nov 20th, 2020

Seeking Alpha, a financial market portal featured a piece on Starpharma’s latest update on its VIRALEZE™ COVID-19 nasal spray. The article noted the potential of the spray and Starpharma’s latest regulatory developments on this front. To read the full article click here.

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Starpharma (ASX:SPL) banks $5.7M government R&D tax refund

Oct 21st, 2020

The Market Herald reported that Starpharma are to receive a $5.7 million research and development (R&D) tax incentive refund from the Federal Government following the government’s program to  support companies taking on R&D that benefits Australia. To watch the full video click here.

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Biotech In Focus In 2020

Oct 16th, 2020

Online financial news platform FN Arena recently published an article which highlighted six biotech ASX-listed companies that have recently been viewed positively by analysts. Starpharma was listed as one such company, stating that Bell Potter had emphasized the company’s strong growth potential. To read the full article click here

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$2B R&D win for biotech, resources

Oct 8th, 2020

Starpharma was featured in an article by Stockhead, an online publication that delivers news on ASX-listed small and mid-cap companies. The piece looked at the Federal Government’s decision to abandon plans to reduce R&D tax refund by $1.8B, and will instead add $200M in value to the incentive. The article noted Starpharma received a $4.9M tax refund in December 2019 for R&D associated with the development of its DEP drug delivery system and VivaGel BV women’s health products.

To read the full article click here.

 

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Allianz ups Starpharma stake as M&G sells

Oct 8th, 2020

On 8 October, Starpharma was included in the SMH’s live market update which reported Allianz Global Investors had upped its stake in Starpharma after buying close to 10 million additional shares. It added that the fund’s position in the company had risen from 5 to 7.1 per cent. To read the full article click here

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Starpharma is interviewed by Stockhead to give a company overview and provide an update on its COVID-19 nasal spray

Sep 17th, 2020

Stockhead’s Tim Boreham interviewed Starpharma CEO Jackie Fairley for their Health Kick Podcast. Tim reported that Starpharma has gone from strength to strength following progress on its COVID-19 nasal spray. To hear an overview of the company, and update on current development programs and plans for the year ahead, listen to the full episode here

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2GB’s Jim Wilson interviews Starpharma CEO Dr Jackie Fairley

Aug 26th, 2020

2GB radios Jim Wilson interviewed Starpharma CEO Dr Jackie Fairley to get an update on how Starpharma is fast-tracking a nasal spray designed to be used as a preventative measure in the fight against COVID-19.

To listen to the full interview click here.

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ABC News features Starpharma on ‘The Kohler Report’

Aug 26th, 2020

Starpharma was featured on ABC’s  finance news segment ‘The Kohler Report’, where Alan Kohler highlighted that Starpharma shares had risen 23% following the Company’s update on its SPL7013-based antiviral nasal spray, which has shown to have potent antiviral activity against COVID-19. The update included that Starpharma has commenced confidential commercial discussions with related parties.

To watch the full report, click here.

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Australian Manufacturing writes about Starpharma identifying a manufacturer of its antiviral nasal spray for COVID-19

Aug 26th, 2020

Starpharma was recently featured in an article by Australian Manufacturing, a leading publication and resource for the manufacturing and industrial sector in Australia. The article noted Starpharma had undertaken a pilot manufacture for its SPL7013 antiviral nasal spray, which has been tested and confirmed to have potent antiviral activity against SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. The article also highlightsed SPL has identified a manufacturer and are currently compiling documentation in preparation for regulatory submission.

To read the full article click here.

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The Age: Starpharma CEO Dr Jackie Fairley on Australia’s need to turn homegrown research into commercial products

Jul 3rd, 2020

The Age interviewed Starpharma CEO Dr Jackie Fairley about how the COVID-19 pandemic could be the much needed catalyst for the pharmaceutical industry to improve the way they convert important research into commercial products. Dr Fairley also covered Starpharma’s recent activities in response to the pandemic including, the development of a nasal spray product using the antiviral dendrimer, SPL7013.

To read the full interview click here.

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The 7.30 report interviews Starpharma CEO Dr Jackie Fairley

Jun 25th, 2020

The ABC’s 7:30 report interviewed Starpharma CEO Dr Jackie Fairley to discuss the importance of creating COVID-19 preventative products while the world waits for a vaccine to be developed. Dr Fairley discussed how Starparma’s patented dendrimer SPL7013 has shown significant anti-viral activity against SARS-CoV-2 (coronavirus) and how quickly a product using this ingredient could be brought to market given its approval and use in other marketed products.

Watch the full interview click here.

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Ausbiz interviews Starpharma CEO Dr Jackie Fairley

Jun 19th, 2020

Finance and market news website AusBiz interviewed Starpharma CEO Dr Jackie Fairley to discuss the company’s first radiotherapeutic candidate, DEP® lutetium. The candidate showed highly statistically significant anticancer activity, tumour regression and 100% survival in a human prostate cancer model. The interview also covered the company’s latest VivaGel® BV launch in Central and Eastern Europe.

To watch the full interview click here.

 

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SBS speaks to Starpharma CEO Dr Jackie Fairley on female representation in business

Jun 19th, 2020

A new study using Australian data showed a causal link between female leadership and business performance. Starpharma is one of only 15 ASX300 companies to have a female CEO and Dr Jackie Fairley spoke with SBS about the importance of having senior female leaders in a corporate setting.

For the full interview click here.

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Starpharma CEO Dr Jackie Fairley on Proactive Investors (Canada)

May 18th, 2020

The Canadian arm of finance news network Proactive Investors recently interviewed Starpharma CEO Dr Jackie Fairley to discuss the Company's DEP® portfolio and the recent news that Starpharma is investigating product concepts for proprietary dendrimer SPL7013 in relation to COVID-19.

Watch the full interview here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jqn06bUymDw&feature=youtu.be

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Starpharma CEO Dr Jackie Fairley on ausbiz

May 11th, 2020

Finance and market news website AusBiz co-founders Kylie Merritt and David Koch interviewed Starpharma CEO Dr Jackie Fairley to discuss DEP® irinotecan moving into Phase 2 and how Starpharma is investigating product concepts for SPL7013 in the fight against COVID-19.

To watch the full interview click here

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Australia’s biotech sector tests multiple agents to fight COVID-19

Apr 22nd, 2020

US biotech publication BioWorld noted that a number of Australian biotech companies have been testing agents in the fight against COVID-19, in particular highlighting Starpharma’s SPL7013 which showed significant positive antiviral activity against the SARS-CoV-2 virus.

To read the full article, click here

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Condom gel compound proves effective against COVID-19

Apr 16th, 2020

The Australian Financial Review interviewed Starpharma CEO Dr Jackie Fairley for an article highlighting the company’s finding that its antiviral dendrimer SPL7013 showed significant activity against coronavirus. The article noted SPL7013 is already used in existing and approved products within Starpharma’s VivaGel® portfolio.

To read the full article, click here (paywall).

 

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Starpharma Reports Positive Results From SARS-CoV-2 Antiviral Testing Of SPL7013

Apr 16th, 2020

NASDAQ covered the news that Starpharma’s VivaGel® active, astodrimer sodium (SPL7013), showed significant antiviral activity against the coronavirus that causes COVID-19. The piece noted the testing was conducted by an external laboratory, 360Biolabs.

To read the full article, click here.

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Starpharma’s SPL7013 Shows Significant Activity Against SARS-CoV-2 (coronavirus)

Apr 16th, 2020

Leading biotech industry portal BioSpace covered Starpharma’s finding that its proprietary dendrimer SPL7013 showed significant activity against  SARS-CoV-2, the coronavirus that causes COVID-19. It noted Starpharma will evaluate product concepts and formulation options for SPL7013 which may have potential applications in the prevention and management of COVID-19.

To read the full article, click here

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Starpharma collects milestone payment from AstraZeneca

Feb 13th, 2020

Biotech Dispatch reported that AstraZeneca has paid Starpharma a $4.5 million milestone payment following the successful dosing of the first patient in the phase 1 clinical trial of AZD0466. The article mentioned the long standing partnership between the two companies which is focused on using Starpharma’s DEP® drug delivery platform to enhance AstraZeneca’s medicines.

To read the full article click here

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Starpharma share price charges higher on product launch news

Feb 13th, 2020

The Motley Fool reported a rise in Starpharma’s share price off the back of the announcement that its VivaGel® BV product will be launched in Asia by Mundipharma. The article highlighted that the deal is an important commercial opportunity for Starpharma with the product set to be accessible to more than 1.5 billion women.

To read the full article, click here

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Starpharma tech ready to deliver

Nov 11th, 2019

The Austraian published an interview with Starpharma CEO Dr Jackie Fairley where she discussed the potential of the dendrimer technology, how it is applied to cancer drugs and the potential benefits it provides to patients.

To read the full article, click here. (paywall)

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Dendrimer drug delivery enhances chemotherapy gemcitabine in human pancreatic mode

Nov 1st, 2019

Online pharmaceutical publication Pharma in Focus noted Starpharma’s positive DEP® gemcitabine results in a human pancreatic model, noting it was one of multiple DEP® drugs from the company.

To read the full article, click here.

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Small cap healthcare stocks surge to billion-dollar plays

Sep 30th, 2019

The Australian Financial Review mentioned that Starpharma was in a group of small cap biotech stocks in stage two trials that investors are closely in the next few years.

To read the full article, click here (paywall)

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Starpharma’s VivaGel® BV regulatory approvals continue in Asia

Sep 3rd, 2019

Finance News Network reported Starpharma received further regulatory approval in another Asian country for its breakthrough product for bacterial vaginosis, VivaGel® BV. The news follows the first approval in the region announced on 15 August.

Read the full news coverage here.

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Update on Starpharma’s latest positive interim DEP® trial results, VivaGel® and upcoming milestones

Aug 30th, 2019

Online news outlet Boardroom Media interviewed Starpharma CEO Dr Jackie Fairley following the release of its annual report and full-year results. In the interview, Dr Fairley shared the company’s latest DEP® trial results, as well as VivaGel® and upcoming milestones.

To listen to the full interview, click here.

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Starpharma sees positive results in ovarian cancer treatment

Aug 29th, 2019

Online investor news outlet Finance News Network reported  Starpharma’s positive results for its novel HER-2 targeted DEP® conjugate (ADC) which outperformed the leading HER-2 ADC, Kadcyla®, in a human ovarian cancer model.

To watch the full news video, click here.

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