Oxford, UK – 27 August 2015: Oxford BioMedica plc (LSE: OXB), (“OXB” or “the Group”) a leading gene and cell therapy group, today announces interim results for the six months ended 30 June 2015.
John Dawson, Chief Executive Officer of Oxford BioMedica, said: “I am very pleased by the progress we have made over the past six months. We have seen encouraging data from both the RetinoStat® Phase I study and the long-term follow-up of ProSavin®patients which give us further confidence that our lentiviral vector platform can deliver meaningful and sustained long-term benefit to patients. We have also made a good start in delivering the Novartis contract and the Group’s sector-leading expertise in integrated gene and cell therapy is clearly in demand. We are well placed to benefit from additional manufacturing contracts and from the opportunities our business model now presents us.”
An analyst briefing will be held at 09:30am BST on Thursday, 27 August 2015 at the offices of Consilium Strategic Communications, 41 Lothbury, London, EC2V 8AE. There will be a simultaneous live conference call and the presentation will be available on the Group’s website at www.oxfordbiomedica.co.uk.
Please visit the website approximately five minutes before the conference call, at 09:25 am BST, to download the presentation slides. Conference call details:
Participant dial-in: +44 (0) 1452 555566
Conference ID: 17279692
An audio replay file will be made available by the end of the day via the Group's website on the “Media/Download centre/Webcasts and audio” section. Alternatively, you may listen to the replay by dialling the following number:
Dial-in for replay (available until 24-09-2015): +44 (0)1452550000
Conference ID: 17279692
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About Oxford BioMedica
Oxford BioMedica (LSE:OXB) is a leading gene and cell therapy group focused on developing life changing treatments for serious diseases. Oxford BioMedica and its subsidiaries (the "Group") have built a sector leading lentiviral vector delivery platform (LentiVector®), which the Group leverages to develop in vivo and ex vivo products both in-house and with partners. The Group has created a valuable proprietary portfolio of gene and cell therapy product candidates in the areas of oncology, ophthalmology and CNS disorders. The Group has also entered into a number of partnerships, including with Novartis, Bioverativ, Sanofi, Axovant, Orchard Therapeutics, Boehringer Ingelheim/UK Cystic Fibrosis Gene Therapy Consortium/Imperial Innovations, GC LabCell and Immune Design, through which it has long-term economic interests in other potential gene and cell therapy products. Oxford BioMedica is based across several locations in Oxfordshire, UK and employs more than 320 people. Further information is available at www.oxfordbiomedica.co.uk.
For further information please contact
Oxford BioMedica plc
John Dawson, Chief Executive Officer
Stuart Paynter, Chief Financial Officer
Sarah MacLeod, Head of Communications
Tel: +44 (0)1865 783 000
Financial and corporate communications enquiries:
Consilium Strategic Communications
Mary-Jane Elliott/Matthew Neal/Olivia Manser/Laura Thornton
Tel: +44 (0)20 3709 5700