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Active Biotech AB - Interim report January - June 2017

Active Biotech
Posted on: 10 Aug 17

Second quarter in brief

  • In April, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted Orphan Drug Designation for tasquinimod for the treatment of multiple myeloma
  • The primary clinical endpoint from the Phase III trial of laquinimod in RRMS (CONCERTO study) was not met. The secondary endpoints (brain atrophy, relapse rate and MRI-data) were achieved and in line with previous studies
  • Out-licensing activities are continuing for tasquinimod, paquinimod and SILC

Events after the end of the period

  • Helén Tuvesson succeeds Tomas Leanderson as President & CEO of the company July 1, 2017
  • In July, a patent application for the use of ANYARA in combination with PD-1 inhibitors for the treatment of cancer was published on WIPO's (World Intellectual Property Organization) website

Financial summary

SEK M April-June Jan.-June Full-year
Net sales5.
Operating loss-23.1-14.5-37.7-30.6-55.1
Loss for the period-24.4-15.5-40.2-32.3-59.6
Loss per share, before and after dilution (SEK)-0.25-0.17-0.42-0.36-0.65
Cash and cash equivalents (at the end of the period)  47.757.477.7

For further information, please contact:

  Helén Tuvesson, President & CEO
  Tel: +46 (0)46-19 21 56


  Hans Kolam, CFO
  Tel: +46 (0)46 19 20 44

Active Biotech AB
(Corp. Reg. No. 556223-9227)
Box 724, SE-220 07 Lund
Tel: 046 (0)46-19 20 00


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Active Biotech AB - Interim report January – June 2017

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Source: Active Biotech via GlobeNewswire

Last updated on: 11/08/2017

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