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20 April 2017

AstraZeneca DEP® candidate advance triggers milestone to Starpharma

 Starpharma announced the achievement of a key preclinical milestone for its DEP® drug delivery technology in combination with a proprietary oncology molecule from AstraZeneca.

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12 April 2017

Ansell launches VivaGel® condom in Canada

Starpharma is pleased to announce the VivaGel® condom has been launched in Canada by Ansell under the LifeStyles® Dual Protect brand. 

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30 March 2017

VivaGel® BV phase 3 trials for prevention of BV completed

Starpharma Holdings Ltd (ASX: SPL, OTCQX: SPHRY) today announced completion of its international, multicentre, phase 3 clinical studies evaluating VivaGel® BV for the prevention of recurrent bacterial vaginosis (rBV). Starpharma expects topline results of the trials to be available in the second quarter of 2017.

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27 February 2017

Interim Report and Half-Yearly Financial Results

Starpharma released its interim report and financial results for the half-year ended 31 December 2016.


Financial Summary

  • Reported loss of $9.0M (Dec 2015: $10.0M)
  • R&D tax incentives of $1.7M reported in the half-year (Dec 2015: $1.8M)
  • Cash position at 31 December 2016 of $36.3M (June 2016: $46.0M)
  • Receipt of $3.5M R&D tax incentive refund from FY16
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In the media

1 August 2016

The Australian: Starpharma perks up on China condom deal

The Australian’s David Rogers reports that Starpharma has signed “an exclusive license and supply agreement with Shenyang SKY and Land Latex Co for the manufacture and sale of VivaGel condoms to the Government segment of the Chinese condom market”.

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17 May 2016

The Conversation: Antiviral condoms will help protect Australian Olympians from STIs – here’s how

The Conversation noted Dual Protect™ anti-viral condoms, which are coated with Starpharma’s VivaGel®, provide an extra level of protection over regular condoms for Australia athletes when they are at the Olympics in Rio. 

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9 March 2016

AAP: Starpharma licenses VivaGel BV in Aust, NZ

"Starpharma is letting Aspen Pharmacare Australia market and distribute its Vivagel BV treatment in Australia and New Zealand for an undisclosed sum. Aspen will market and distribute the treatment for bacterial vaginosis, that's due to be launched in 2016, to clinicians and pharmacies. In return, Starpharma will receive royalties on net sales.

Starpharma still holds the commercialisation rights in the rest of the world."

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17 December 2015

The Age: Starpharma set for condom sales in China

"Starpharma has signed a memorandum of understanding with a Chinese company to make and sell its VivaGel-coated condom in China...The Chinese company is a major supplier of condoms to the Chinese government's Birth Control Department and Disease Prevention Department. The so-called government market in China requires about three billion condoms each year for birth control and disease prevention."

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Shareholder Updates

19 January 2017

Shareholder Update January 2017

In this issue:

›› Enrolment completed for phase 3 program: VivaGel® BV for prevention of recurrence

›› VivaGel® BV granted QIDP and Fast Track designation by US FDA

›› Favourable revision to FDA guidance for BV Treatment

›› VivaGel® condom approved in Canada; licensed in China and Iran

›› New DEP® partnered programs with AstraZeneca and world leading antibody-drug conjugate companies

›› DEP® docetaxel phase 1 program in final expansion phase; preparations underway for phase 2

›› DEP® cabazitaxel shows no neutropenia

›› DEP® irinotecan internal program shows superior performance

Download: Shareholder Update January 2017  (pdf file, 752kb)

13 April 2016

Shareholder Update April 2016

In this issue:

> Message from the CEO

> Adama licenses Priostar® for 2,4-D

> DEPTM cabazitaxel shows superior performance

> Starpharma's Targeted DEPTM conjugates - compelling results in an area of high interest

> AstraZeneca selects second DEPTM candidate

> Starpharma long standing collaborator ranked 4th in the world

> Starpharma signs licence with Aspen for commercialisation of VivaGel® BV in Australia and New Zealand

> MOU for VivaGel® condom in China

> Half-year financial results

> Bio-Europe® conference

Download: Shareholder Update April 2016 (pdf file, 1MB)


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