Medical Prognosis Institute A/S (“MPI”) hereby announces that the last tranche of its holdings in Oncology Venture Sweden AB (“Oncology Venture”) is now transferred. As earlier announced MPI has as part of the merger capitalized it’s shareholding in Oncology Venture. The sale of the shares and the first tranche transferred was announced in XX. The last tranche of the sold shares (662,038) is now being transferred to the new owners. Please note that Peter Buhl Jensen will – as the CEO on behalf of MPI – be noted as the responsible person for the sale.
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About MPI’s multiple biomarker called Drug Response Predictor – DRP®
MPI’s DRP® is a tool for developing tumor-derived genetic signatures to predict which cancer patients are high likely to respond to a given anti-cancer product. The DRP® has been tested in 37 trials, where 29 trials showed that drug-specific DRP® Biomarkers could predict which patients responded well to the treatment. The DRP® platform has amongst others been externally validated and published in collaboration with leading statisticians at the MD Anderson Cancer Center. The DRP® method can be used to design the Clinical Development Plan, i.e. to select which indications are relevant for a given anti-cancer drug. In addition to this, the individual genetic patterns of patients can be analyzed as part of a screening procedure for a clinical trial to ensure inclusion of patients with a high likelihood of response to the drug. DRP® builds on comparison between sensitive and resistant human cancer cell lines, including genomic information from cell lines combined with clinical tumor biology and clinical correlates in a systems biology network. The DRP® is a Big Data tool based on messenger RNA.
The DRP® platform can be used in all cancer types and has been patented for more than 60 anti-cancer drugs in the US.
Medical Prognosis is a publicly traded international company specialized in improving cancer patients lives by developing Personalized Medicine using its unique DRP® technology. MPI’s exceptional opportunity to personalize cancer treatment – begins with Breast Cancer moving on to Multiple Myeloma and Prostate Cancer as the first steps. MPI’s DRP® tool has shown its ability to separate patients who benefit and who do not benefit from a specific cancer treatment. This has been shown in as many as 29 out of 37 trials, and covers more than 80 anti-cancer treatments in a wide range of cancer indications. MPI has built a significant large database with over 1,100 screened breast cancer patients and is building up a database in Multiple Myeloma to be followed by Prostate cancer in collaboration with oncologists and hematologists throughout Denmark.
About Oncology Venture AB
Oncology Venture Sweden AB is engaged in the research and development of anti-cancer drugs via its wholly-owned Danish subsidiary, Oncology Venture ApS. Oncology Venture has a license to use Drug Response Prediction – DRP® -to significantly increase the probability of success in clinical trials. DRP® has proven its ability to provide a statistically significant prediction of the clinical outcome from drug treatment in cancer patients in 29 out of 37 clinical studies that were examined. The Company uses a model that alters the odds in comparison with traditional pharmaceutical development. Instead of treating all patients with a particular type of cancer, patients’ tumors genes are first screened, and only the patients most likely to respond to the treatment will be treated. Via a more well-defined patient group, risks and costs are reduced while the development process becomes more efficient.
The current product portfolio includes: LiPlaCis® for breast cancer in collaboration with Cadila Pharmaceuticals; irofulven for prostate cancer; and APO010, an immuno-oncology product for multiple myeloma.
Oncology Venture has spun out two companies as Special Purpose Vehicles: Oncology Venture U.S. Inc. (previously 2X Oncology Inc.), a US-based precision medicine company focusing developing two promising phase 2 product candidates, and OV-SPV 2, a Danish company that will test and potentially develop a Phase 2 oral Tyrosine Kinase inhibitor.
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