Cytos Biotechnology Ltd and Intercell AG close the sale of the platform technology
Schlieren (Zurich), Switzerland, June 8, 2010 – Cytos Biotechnology Ltd (SIX:CYTN) announced today that the sale of the platform technology for the identification of monoclonal antibodies which was announced on May 6, 2010 has closed yesterday. As per agreed terms, the first installment of EUR 10 million of the purchase price has been paid yesterday. The second installment of EUR 5 million is unconditional and is due on January 31, 2011.
For further information please contact:
Wolfgang A. Renner, PhD
Chief Executive Officer
Cytos Biotechnology Ltd
Phone: +41 44 733 47 03
Fax: +41 44 733 47 04
About Cytos Biotechnology
Cytos Biotechnology Ltd is a public Swiss biotechnology company that specializes in the discovery, development and commercialization of a new class of biopharmaceutical products – the Immunodrugs™. Immunodrugs™ are intended for use in the treatment and prevention of common chronic diseases, which afflict millions of people worldwide. Immunodrugs™ are designed to instruct the patient’s immune system to produce desired therapeutic antibody or T cell responses that modulate chronic disease processes. Taking advantage of the high flexibility of its Immunodrug™ platform, Cytos Biotechnology has built a diversified pipeline of Immunodrug™ candidates in various disease areas, of which six are currently in clinical development. The Immunodrug™ candidates are developed both in-house and together with Novartis, Pfizer and Pfizer Animal Health. Founded in 1995 as a spinoff from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) in Zurich, the Company is located in Schlieren (Zurich). Currently, the Company has 80 full-time employees. Cytos Biotechnology Ltd is listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange (SIX:CYTN).
About Intercell AG
Intercell AG is an innovative biotechnology company that develops novel vaccines for the prevention and treatment of infectious diseases with substantial unmet medical needs. Intercell's vaccine to prevent Japanese Encephalitis is the Company's first product on the market. The Company's technology platforms include an antigen-discovery system, adjuvants and a novel patch-based delivery system (Vaccine Patch, Vaccine Enhancement Patch). Based on these technologies, Intercell has strategic partnerships with a number of global pharmaceutical companies, including GSK, Novartis, Merck & Co., Inc., sanofi-aventis, and Pfizer (formerly Wyeth). The Company's pipeline of investigational products includes a Travelers' Diarrhea Vaccine Patch (Phase III), a Pseudomonas vaccine candidate (Phase II), a vaccine to prevent Pandemic Influenza combining our Vaccine Enhancement Patch with an injected vaccine (Phase II), a vaccine program for S. aureus, which is being developed with Merck & Co., Inc. (Phase II/III), as well as a vaccine candidate for Pneumococcus (Phase I). In addition, further products focused on infectious diseases are in pre-clinical development. Intercell is listed on the Vienna stock exchange under the symbol “ICLL” (U.S. level one ADR symbol “INRLY”).
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Posted: June 2010