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Active Biotech AB Interim report January - September 2016

Active Biotech
Posted on: 11 Nov 16


  • The clinical trials CONCERTO, ARPEGGIO and LEGATO-HD are progressing according to plan
  • The study results from the pivotal clinical Phase 3 CONCERTO trial in relapsing remitting multiple sclerosis (RRMS) are expected in the first half of 2017
  • The study results from the pivotal clinical Phase 2 ARPEGGIO study, evaluating laquinimod for the treatment of primary progressive multiple sclerosis (PPMS), are expected in the second half of 2017
  • Preclinical results concerning laquinimod were presented at the ECTRIMS 2016 Congress held in London, UK, on September 14-17, 2016
  • Special Protocol Assessment (SPA) for laquinimod rescinded after discussions with the FDA


  • Licensing agreement entered into with NeoTX Therapeutics Ltd

Tasquinimod, Paquinimod (57-57) and SILC (ISI)

  • Out-licensing activities are continuing

New share issue 

  • The Board of Directors has today decided, based on the authorization granted by the Annual General Meeting, to implement a rights issue totaling approximately SEK 55 M
  • The issue is at no cost guaranteed in full by the company's largest owner MGA Holding AB

Financial summary

SEK M   July - Sept   Jan - Sept Full Year
Net sales4.
Operating loss-11.1-22.2-41.6-149.7-177.9
Loss for the period-12.4-23.4-44.8-152.7-193.5
Loss per share, before and after dilution (SEK)-0.14-0.26-0.50-1.70-2.15
Cash and cash equivalents (at the end of the period)  39.9132.4103.6
  • Operating costs reduced by 67 % (SEK 107.4 M) compared with 2015
  • Operations are progressing according to plan pending the Phase 3 results for laquinimod in the first half of 2017

For further information, please contact:      

  Tomas Leanderson, President and CEO
  Tel: +46 46 19 20 95


  Hans Kolam, CFO
  Tel: +46 46 19 20 44

Active Biotech AB
(Corp. Reg. No. 556223-9227)
Box 724, SE-220 07 Lund
Tel: +46 46 19 20 00
Fax: +46 46 19 11 05


The report is also available at .

Active Biotech AB Interim Report Jan-Sept 2016

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Source: Active Biotech via GlobeNewswire

Last updated on: 14/11/2016

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