MELBOURNE, Australia, April 11, 2018 /CNW/ -- 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, April 12, 2018 at 10:30am (US ET time). The presentation is part of OTCQX's virtual investor conference dedicated to international companies.
The presentation will provide an overview of Starpharma for new investors; and highlight developments of the company's VivaGel® and DEP® portfolios.
Interested parties are able to register at www.VirtualInvestorConferences.com or at the following link: https://tinyurl.com/0418prepr. An on-demand archive of the presentation will be available for 90 days at www.VirtualInvestorConferences.com.
Starpharma Holdings Limited (ASX: SPL, OTCQX:SPHRY), located in Melbourne Australia, is an ASX 300 company and is a world leader in the development of dendrimer products for pharmaceutical, life science and other applications.
Starpharma's underlying technology is built around dendrimers – a type of synthetic nanoscale polymer that is highly regular in size and structure and well suited to pharmaceutical and medical uses. Starpharma has two core development programs: VivaGel® portfolio and DEP® drug delivery with the Company developing a number of products internally and others via commercial partnerships.
VivaGel®: Starpharma's portfolio includes women's health products based on VivaGel® (SPL7013, astodrimer sodium), a proprietary dendrimer. VivaGel® BV is approved for marketing in the EU and Australia for bacterial vaginosis (BV). Starpharma has a license agreement with Aspen Pharmacare Australia Pty Ltd for the sales and marketing of VivaGel® BV in Australia and New Zealand. Starpharma has also developed an antiviral condom which uses VivaGel® in the lubricant, which is available in Australia and Canada under the Lifestyles® Dual Protect™ brand. Starpharma has a number of license agreements to market the VivaGel® condom in other regions, including China and Japan (Okamoto).
DEP® - Dendrimer Enhanced Product®: Starpharma's DEP® drug delivery platform has demonstrated reproducible preclinical benefits across multiple internal and partnered DEP® programs, including improved efficacy, safety and survival. Starpharma has two internal DEP® products – DEP® docetaxel and DEP® cabazitaxel - in clinical development in patients with solid tumours, and further DEP® products approaching clinical development. Starpharma's partnered DEP® programs include a multiproduct DEP® licence with AstraZeneca, which involves the development and commercialisation of two novel oncology compounds, with potential to add more.
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For further information: Media: WE Buchan Consulting, Rebecca Wilson, Mob: +61 417 382 391, [email protected]; Arthur Chan, +61 2 9237 2805, [email protected]; Starpharma, Dr Jackie Fairley, Chief Executive Officer, Nigel Baade, CFO and Company Secretary, +61 3 8532 2704, [email protected], http://www.starpharma.com