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Leukocare AG. (7/22/15). "Press Release: Leukocare Receives Growth Capital Funding by LifeCare Partners and Strengthens Its Board with Industry Experts". Munich.

Organisations Organisation Leukocare AG
  Organisation 2 LifeCare Partners GmbH (LCP, CH)
Products Product Stabilizing and Protecting Solutions (SPS®) technology
  Product 2 venture capital
Index term Index term Leukocare–SEVERAL: investment, 201507 financing round led by LifeCare Partners + incl new + existing investors
Persons Person Ries, Gerhard (LifeCare Partners 201507 Managing Partner before BioMedInvestor 200912 Partner at BioMedPartners)
  Person 2 Prieels, Jean-Paul (Themis Bioscience 201505– Board Member former SVP RnD at GSK Biologicals)
     


A group of investors led by LifeCare Partners have invested growth capital in LEUKOCARE.

In this context LEUKOCARE’s supervisory board is strengthened by two new members Dr. Jean-Paul Prieels and Dr. Gerhard Ries.

Profound expertise and deep industry network will support LEUKOCARE’s further development towards the leading provider for next generation formulation technologies.


LEUKOCARE, a leading provider of stabilizing and protecting formulation technologies for proteins and other biologics, today announced the closing of its latest financing round providing growth capital to the company. The round was led by LifeCare Partners, a dedicated venture capital and private equity firm in the European healthcare sector, with participation from a group of new investors and current shareholders.

The financing will primarily be used to fund market access activities for a number of development projects based on LEUKOCARE’s Stabilizing and Protecting Solutions (SPS®) in the fields of vaccines, biopharmaceuticals and combination devices.

“We believe that LEUKOCARE’s SPS® formulation technology platform has the potential to bring a complete paradigm shift in improving thermal stability and shelf life of biological products and vaccines“, says Dr. Gerhard Ries, Managing Partner at LifeCare Partners. “Unlike other formulation approaches, the SPS® technology facilitates a quantum leap in stabilizing biological molecules by offering even outstanding protection during sterilization of biopharmaceuticals and bio-functionalization of medical devices as well as avoiding cold chain logistics for vaccines”.

As part of the financing, Dr. Gerhard Ries and Dr. Jean-Paul Prieels will join the supervisory board. Dr. Jean-Paul Prieels is a renowned industry expert in the vaccine field. He held various executive positions at GlaxoSmithKline, where he headed the vaccine research and development. “LEUKOCARE has developed an outstanding technology platform to develop exceptionally stable formulations for all kinds of biologics and particularly for vaccines”, says Dr. Prieels. “I am deeply impressed by the potential of the SPS® technology platform and looking forward to support its further development as well as its roll out based on my network and my expertise in the field of vaccines.”

”I am very proud to welcome the new investors as well as the new board members,” states Michael Scholl, CEO with LEUKOCARE. “The fact that dedicated industry experts decided to support LEUKOCARE both with capital as well as substantial input is a validation of the path that we are successfully pursuing. It is a further essential step to assure our position as a reliable and competent provider of innovative formulation technologies to the industries of biopharmaceuticals, vaccines and combination devices.”


About LEUKOCARE AG

LEUKOCARE provides a next-generation formulation technology platform for the protection of proteins like biopharmaceuticals to allow the development of better products. The proprietary Stabilizing and Protecting Solutions (SPS®) technologies are provided to development projects of partners in the pharmaceutical and medical device industry. LEUKOCARE's SPS® technologies improve stability and quality of biologics like antibodies, vaccines etc. in dry and liquid formulation and protect proteins in biologically functionalized combination devices.

LEUKOCARE is a privately owned biotechnology company founded in 2003, and headquartered in Martinsried/Munich, Germany. LEUKOCARE is currently involved in more than 15 collaborations with industrial partners. Please visit: www.leukocare.com


About LifeCare Partners

LifeCare Partners is an independent investment firm providing financing to private and public life science companies. LifeCare Partners targets the entire life science industry with special focus on medical technology, diagnostics, biopharmaceuticals, food & nutrition, industrial biotechnology, biomaterials, e-health and bioenergy. Based in Basel, the LifeCare Partners team has successfully invested in more than 30 life science companies over the last years, of which a large number have already been listed on the stock exchange or have been acquired by leading players in the life science industry. Please visit: www.lifecarevc.com


Contact:

Michael Scholl
CEO
Phone: +49 (0)89 780 16 65 – 0
Fax: +49 (0)89 780 16 65 – 11
Email: michael.scholl@leukocare.com

   
Record changed: 2017-04-02

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