NOTICE OF ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING OF SENZAGEN AB

The shareholders of SenzaGen AB, reg. no. 556821-9207, (the “Company”) are hereby summoned to the annual general meeting on Tuesday 8 May 2018 at 19.00 in BioForum at Medicon Village, building 406, Scheelevägen 2 in Lund.

Notice of Annual General Meeting

SenzaGen’s Annual Report 2017 has been published

The Annual Report 2017 of SenzaGen AB has been published and is available in Swedish at the company’s website senzagen.com/investors/rapporter-.
Printed versions of SenzaGen’s Annual Report can be obtained at the company’s office at Medicon Village, Scheelevägen 2, 223 81 Lund, Sweden.

 

 

For more information, please contact:
Anki Malmborg Hager, CEO, SenzaGen AB
Email: anki.malmborg.hager@senzagen.com
Telephone: +46 768 284822

 

About GARD™
GARD is a group of tests for assessing chemical skin sensitizers. The tests make use of genetic biomarkers for more than 200 genes which cover the entire immune reaction and are relevant to predicting the risk of hypersensitivity. The tests have over 90 percent reliability. This compares with the current predominant test method, experiments on mice, which has an accuracy of 70-75 percent. SenzaGen’s tests are also capable of measuring the potency of a substance’s allergenic properties. Consequently, GARD tests provide a much more comprehensive basis for determining whether a substance should be classified as an allergen than current testing methods.

 

About SenzaGen
SenzaGen makes it possible to replace animal experiments with in vitro genetic testing to determine the allergenicity of the chemicals we come into contact with in our daily lives, such as for example in cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, food products and dyes. The company’s patented tests are the most reliable on the market and provide more information than traditional evaluation methods. We ourselves sell the tests in Sweden and the USA, and we sell through partners in several other countries. Over the next few years the company will expand geographically, make alliances with more distribution partners and launch further unique tests. SenzaGen has its headquarters in Lund in Sweden and a subsidiary in San Francisco, USA. For more information visit www.senzagen.com.

 

The information was submitted for publication, through the contact person set out above on the 29 March 2018 at 08:50 AM.

SenzaGen AB is listed on Nasdaq First North in Stockholm and FNCA is the company’s Certified Adviser. For more information, please visit www.senzagen.com.

SenzaGen signs key license agreement in the US with Burleson Research Technologies

Lund, March 7, 2018 – SenzaGen (Nasdaq First North: SENZA) announces today that the company has signed a strategically important license agreement with the well renowned Burleson Research Technologies Inc. (BRT). BRT will market and provide GARD™ in the US and perform the test in its laboratory in North Carolina. BRT is the first US laboratory to offer GARD™, which displays a higher accuracy than other available test methods and reveals if chemical substances are causing allergies in humans.

Burleson Research Technologies, Inc. (BRT) is a contract research organisation (CRO) in the US, specializing in immunotoxicology. The company is an important supplier of chemical safety testing for the cosmetic and chemical industries and participates in ongoing programs to analyse and validate alternative methods, aiming at reducing the use of animals in chemical testing. BRT was part of the successful ring trial in the validation of GARDskin™ which was completed in the autumn of 2017 and showed the unsurpassed accuracy of 93.8%.

Under the terms of the agreement, BRT will immediately include GARDskin™ and GARDpotency™ as a leading part of its chemical safety testing services to clients in the cosmetic, chemical, and pharmaceutical industries worldwide.

“This new license agreement with a highly respected American CRO is a significant step to provide GARD to a broader market and is crucial for meeting the US customers´ demand with local service providers. We are confident that GARD will play a prominent role in the ongoing process to reduce the use of animals in chemical testing.  Our test is the best performing in vitro method, outperforming available animal methods”, says SenzaGen’s CEO Anki Malmborg Hager.

“We are looking forward to providing our customers access to the GARDtests – a robust animal free test with high accuracy that has potential to become a widely used method for characterizing allergy provoking properties of chemical substances. Our experiences from participating in the successful validation trial show that that the test is both reliable and easy to perform”, says Gary Burleson, CEO of Burleson Research Technologies.

 

For more information:
Anki Malmborg Hager, CEO
SenzaGen AB
Email: anki.malmborg.hager@senzagen.com
Telephone: +46 768 284822

Florence Burleson, Executive VP,
Burleson Research Technologies, Inc.
Email: fburleson@brt-labs.com
Telephone: +1 919-719-2500

 

About Burleson Research Technologies
Burleson Research Technologies (BRT) is a Contract Research Organization (CRO) in North Carolina that provides laboratory services to clients from the biotechnology, pharmaceutical, chemical manufacturing, government, and healthcare industries with proof-of-concept, preclinical immunotoxicology studies. 

About GARD™
GARD is a group of tests for assessing chemical sensitizers. The tests make use of genetic biomarkers for more than 200 genes which cover the entire immune reaction and are relevant to predicting the risk of hypersensitivity. The tests have over 90 percent reliability. This compares with the current predominant test method, experiments on mice, which has an accuracy of 70-75percent. SenzaGen’s tests are also capable of measuring the potency of a substance’s allergenic properties. Consequently, GARD tests provide a much more comprehensive basis for determining whether a substance should be classified as an allergen than current testing methods.

About SenzaGen
SenzaGen makes it possible to replace animal experiments with in vitro genetic testing to determine the allergenicity of the chemicals we come into contact with in our daily lives, such as for example in cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, food products and dyes. The company’s patented tests are the most reliable on the market and provide more information than traditional evaluation methods. We ourselves sell the tests in Sweden and the USA, and we sell through partners in several other countries. Over the next few years the company will expand geographically, make alliances with more distribution partners and launch further unique tests. SenzaGen has its headquarters in Lund in Sweden and a subsidiary in San Francisco, USA. For more information visit www.senzagen.com

 

This information is information that SenzaGen is obliged to make public pursuant to the EU Market Abuse Regulation. The information was submitted for publication, through the contact person set out above on the 7 March 2018 at 10:00 CET.

SenzaGen AB are listed on Nasdaq First North in Stockholm and FNCA is the company’s Certified Adviser. For more information, please visit www.senzagen.com

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SenzaGen appoints new Chief Scientific Officer

Lund, March 7, 2018 – SenzaGen (Nasdaq First North: SENZA) today announced that the company has recruited Dr Gunilla Grundström as its new Chief Scientific Officer. She has more than 10 years of commercial experience in the pharmaceutical and medical technology industry and comes most recently from a position as Senior Research Manager at Baxter.

Gunilla Grundström holds a Masters degree from Lund University and has a Ph.D. in medical biochemistry. She has previously held senior positions within AstraZeneca’s and Gambro’s research organizations, and since 2013 she has been Senior Research Manager at Baxter in Lund. In her role as Chief Scientific Officer (CSO) she will be responsible for SenzaGen’s long-term development strategy and product portfolio.

“Gunilla has a solid scientific background, many years’ experience in managing complex research and development projects and an excellent understanding of the customer needs that we strive to satisfy. I look forward to her contribution towards the development of new products based on our unique technology platform GARD,” says SenzaGen’s CEO, Anki Malmborg Hager.

Gunilla Grundström takes up her position at SenzaGen on 1st May 2018. She succeeds Henrik Appelgren, who for personal reasons is moving to a part-time role in the company focusing on regulatory issues.

 

For more information, please contact:
Anki Malmborg Hager, CEO, SenzaGen AB
Email: anki.malmborg.hager@senzagen.com
Telephone: +46 768 284822

 

About GARD™
GARD is a group of tests for assessing chemical skin sensitizers. The tests make use of genetic biomarkers for more than 200 genes which cover the entire immune reaction and are relevant to predicting the risk of hypersensitivity. The tests have over 90 percent reliability. This compares with the current predominant test method, experiments on mice, which has an accuracy of 70-75 percent. SenzaGen’s tests are also capable of measuring the potency of a substance’s allergenic properties. Consequently, GARD tests provide a much more comprehensive basis for determining whether a substance should be classified as an allergen than current testing methods.

 

About SenzaGen
SenzaGen makes it possible to replace animal experiments with in vitro genetic testing to determine the allergenicity of the chemicals we come into contact with in our daily lives, such as for example in cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, food products and dyes. The company’s patented tests are the most reliable on the market and provide more information than traditional evaluation methods. We ourselves sell the tests in Sweden and the USA, and we sell through partners in several other countries. Over the next few years the company will expand geographically, make alliances with more distribution partners and launch further unique tests. SenzaGen has its headquarters in Lund in Sweden and a subsidiary in San Francisco, USA. For more information visit www.senzagen.com

 

The information was submitted for publication, through the contact person set out above on March 7, 2018 at 08:45 CET

SenzaGen AB are listed on Nasdaq First North in Stockholm and FNCA is the company’s Certified Adviser. For more information, please visit www.senzagen.com

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SenzaGen signs its first global licensing agreement with Eurofins BioPharma Product Testing Munich

Lund, 15 February, 2018 – SenzaGen (Nasdaq First North: SENZA) announces today that the company has signed a global licensing agreement with the leading contract research organization Eurofins BioPharma Product Testing Munich (Eurofins BPT Munich), to market the GARD™ test to its clients. GARD™ is a genome-based test, with higher accuracy than other available test methods that gives the customers important safety information whether chemical substances are at risk of causing allergies in humans.

Eurofins BioPharma Product Testing is the largest network of harmonized bio/pharmaceutical GMP/GLP product testing laboratories worldwide with 30 facilities all over the world, providing comprehensive laboratory services for the world’s major pharmaceutical, biopharmaceutical and medical device companies. The Munich subsidiary of Eurofins BioPharma Product Testing was part of the successful ring trial in the validation of GARDskin™, which was completed in the autumn of 2017.

Under the terms of the agreement, Eurofins BPT Munich will immediately include GARDskin™ and the add on test GARDpotency™ as a leading diagnostic tool in its chemical safety testing services to clients in the cosmetic, chemical and pharmaceutical industries worldwide.

“This new license agreement with such a major and strong partner provides an important stepping stone in the global marketing of GARD and it is also a hallmark of the high quality and relevance of GARD. We are very pleased to sign this important deal, in particular since Eurofins BPT Munich is a leading player in chemical safety testing, with a pronounced mission to contribute to global health and safety,” says SenzaGen’s CEO Anki Malmborg Hager.

GARDskin has the potential to meet the increasing demands in the cosmetics, chemicals and pharmaceutical industries for reliable, animal-free testing methods to assess the allergy-inducing properties of chemical substances. The test is in the process of obtaining regulatory approval and inclusion in international test guidelines.

 

For more information:
Anki Malmborg Hager, CEO, SenzaGen AB
Email: anki.malmborg.hager@senzagen.com
Telephone: +46 768 284822

 

About Eurofins BioPharma Product Testing, Munich
Eurofins BPT Munich is part of the world’s largest network of biopharmaceutical GMP/GLP testing laboratories. With more than 30 years of experience Eurofins BPT Munich provides a comprehensive testing portfolio to its clients in the fields of biopharma product testing, medical device testing and human safety testing.

Eurofins BPT Munich is a leader in in vitro and ex vivo safety testing. By offering its clients a comprehensive set of alternative in vitro and ex vivo test methods Eurofins BPT Munich provides the full service toxicological evaluation under GLP.

Eurofins BPT Munich offers clients the flexibility to choose from its fee-for-service, FTE, and the award-winning Professional Scientific Services® (PSS) service models in order to meet clients’ specific project needs.
For more information please visit:     www.eurofins.com/human-safety-testing

 

About GARD
GARD is a group of tests for assessing chemical skin sensitizers. The tests make use of genetic biomarkers for more than 200 genes which cover the entire immune reaction and are relevant to predicting the risk of hypersensitivity. The tests have up to 90% reliability. This compares with the current predominant test method, experiments on mice, which has an accuracy of 70-75%. SenzaGen’s tests are also capable of measuring the potency of a substance’s allergenic properties. Consequently, GARD tests provide a much more comprehensive basis for determining whether a substance should be classified as an allergen than current testing methods.

About SenzaGen
SenzaGen makes it possible to replace animal experiments with in vitro genetic testing to determine the allergenicity of the chemicals we come into contact with in our daily lives, such as for example in cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, food products and dyes. The company’s patented tests are the most reliable on the market and provide more information than traditional evaluation methods. We ourselves sell the tests in Sweden and the USA, and we sell through partners in several other countries. Over the next few years the company will expand geographically, make alliances with more distribution partners and launch further unique tests. SenzaGen has its headquarters in Lund in Sweden and a subsidiary in San Francisco, USA. For more information visit www.senzagen.com

 

This information is information that SenzaGen is obliged to make public pursuant to the EU Market Abuse Regulation. The information was submitted for publication, through the contact person set out above on the 15 February, 2018 at 10:30.

 SenzaGen AB are listed on Nasdaq First North in Stockholm and FNCA is the company’s Certified Adviser. For more information, please visit www.senzagen.com

 

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SenzaGen’s final validation report of GARDskin™ submitted to regulatory authorities – reveals highest test prediction accuracy in the field

Lund, January 12, 2018 – SenzaGen (Nasdaq First North: SENZA) announces today that the company has submitted the final report for the validation of GARDskin™ to the regulatory authorities. Global regulatory approval and recommendation by ECVAM and OECD on the use of GARDskin is expected in April 2019. The final result presented in the report shows an unprecedented over all prediction accuracy of 93,8% in determining whether chemical substances are at risk of causing allergies. This proves that GARDskin™ outperforms all current available validated methods.

 

The analysis of the data has been performed by an independent validation statistics consultant, according to the regulatory requirements. This analysis is the base for the official report now sent in to ECVAM. The data shows that the mean accuracy from all three independent laboratories (Eurofins BioPharma Product Testing in Germany, Burleson’s Research Technologies in the United States and SenzaGen’s own laboratory in Lund) is very high, reaching an accuracy of 93,8%.

The validation has included a large number of coded chemicals unknown to the validation laboratories, to enable the blinded testing demanded in this process. All laboratory results have been provided in a blinded manner to an external validating statistics consultant, who has now decoded the identity of the chemicals to compare the GARD classification performed at each lab, and analysed the prediction accuracy of GARD in classifying compounds as non-sensitizers or sensitizers. The validation report also includes data on the robustness of the test platform and its transferability.

The results in this report constitutes the basis for the evaluation of SenzaGen’s tests in the ECVAM Scientific Committee and within the OECD for regulatory approval and Test Guideline recommendation on the use of GARDskin. The regulatory decision from OECD is expected in April 2019. GARDpotency™, which is based on the same biological platform, is being validated in parallel with GARDskin™, and is thus expected to be approved and recommended at the same time.

“These excellent validation results underpin the potential for GARD testing to become a game changer in in vitro allergy testing. We have long been aware of its high performance, and the validation now also provided by independent laboratories is of course very satisfying. Importantly, the validation has highlighted the simplicity of assay transfers to other labs. This adds to the confidence of further laboratories around the world to set up our unique assay,” says Anki Malmborg Hager, CEO of SenzaGen.

A comprehensive report of the results will be presented at the Society of Toxicology’s 57th Annual Meeting 11-15 March in San Antonio, US.

 

For more information:
Anki Malmborg Hager, CEO, SenzaGen AB
Email: anki.malmborg.hager@senzagen.com
Telephone: +46 768 284822

 

About GARD
GARD is a group of tests for assessing chemical skin sensitizers. The tests make use of genetic biomarkers for more than 200 genes which cover the entire immune reaction and are relevant to predicting the risk of hypersensitivity. The tests have up to 90% reliability. This compares with the current predominant test method, experiments on mice, which has an accuracy of 70-75%. SenzaGen’s tests are also capable of measuring the potency of a substance’s allergenic properties. Consequently, GARD tests provide a much more comprehensive basis for determining whether a substance should be classified as an allergen than current testing methods.

 

About SenzaGen
SenzaGen makes it possible to replace animal experiments with in vitro genetic testing to determine the allergenicity of the chemicals we come into contact with in our daily lives, such as for example in cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, food products and dyes. The company’s patented tests are the most reliable on the market and provide more information than traditional evaluation methods. We ourselves sell the tests in Sweden and the USA, and we sell through partners in several other countries. Over the next few years the company will expand geographically, make alliances with more distribution partners and launch further unique tests. SenzaGen has its headquarters in Lund in Sweden and a subsidiary in San Francisco, USA. For more information visit www.senzagen.com 

The information was provided by the contact person for publication on 12 January 2018 at 08:45.

SenzaGen AB are listed on Nasdaq First North in Stockholm and FNCA is the company’s Certified Adviser. For more information, please visit www.senzagen.com

SenzaGen reports positive results from ring trial in the validation of GARDskin™

Lund, 14th December 2017 – SenzaGen (Nasdaq First North: SENZA) today reports highly positive results from the final laboratory stage in the validation of GARDskin™. The results form an important part of the evidence in the approval process for the validation by ECVAM and OECD International Regulatory Authorities. In the recently completed evaluation, GARDskin continues to exhibit high accuracy and excellent reproducibility of test results, both within laboratories and between different laboratories. These data suggest that GARDskin outperforms all currently available validated methods.

The comprehensive laboratory evaluation of GARDskin, which is required for final regulatory validation, has produced excellent results. Three independent laboratories (Eurofins BioPharma Product Testing in Germany, Burleson’s Research Technologies in the United States and SenzaGen’s own laboratory in Lund) have carried out blind analyses of a large number of chemicals. The process has been repeated on several different occasions, in accordance with the OECD validation process. The purpose is to validate the transferability, robustness and reproducibility of the test, in order to demonstrate that GARDskin can deliver reliable results with higher accuracy than existing tests, even when used in external laboratories.

The results will be presented in detail at SOT, the International Society of Toxicology Conference, in Texas in March, and subsequently in scientific publications.

“The validation study provides convincing evidence that GARDskin works well even when the test method is used in external laboratories. The results reinforce the scientific basis for GARDskin in the process of obtaining regulatory approval and inclusion in international test guidelines. We are delighted with the outcome which shows that GARD consistently outperforms all existing validated test methods,” says SenzaGen’s CEO, Anki Malmborg Hager.

The results from the completed validation study constitute an important part of the basis for the forthcoming evaluation of SenzaGen’s tests in the ECVAM Scientific Committee and within the OECD. Regulatory approval and recommendation on the use of GARDskin are expected from the OECD in April 2019. GARDpotency™, which is based on the same biological platform, is being validated in parallel with GARDskin, and is thus expected to be approved and recommended at the same time.

GARDskin will have significant potential to meet the increasing demand in the cosmetics, chemicals and pharmaceutical industries for reliable, animal-free testing methods to assess the allergy-inducing properties of chemical substances.

For more information:
Anki Malmborg Hager, CEO, SenzaGen AB
Email: anki.malmborg.hager@senzagen.com
Telephone: +46 768 284822

About GARD
GARDis a group of tests for assessing chemical skin sensitizers. The tests make use of genetic biomarkers for more than 200 genes which cover the entire immune reaction and are relevant to predicting the risk of hypersensitivity. The tests have up to 90% reliability. This compares with the current predominant test method, experiments on mice, which has an accuracy of 70-75%. SenzaGen’s tests are also capable of measuring the potency of a substance’s allergenic properties. Consequently, GARD
tests provide a much more comprehensive basis for determining whether a substance should be classified as an allergen than current testing methods.

About SenzaGen
SenzaGen makes it possible to replace animal experiments with in vitro genetic testing to determine the allergenicity of the chemicals we come into contact with in our daily lives, such as for example in cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, food products and dyes. The company’s patented tests are the most reliable on the market and provide more information than traditional evaluation methods. We ourselves sell the tests in Sweden and the USA, and we sell through partners in several other countries. Over the next few years the company will expand geographically, make alliances with more distribution partners and launch further unique tests. SenzaGen has its headquarters in Lund in Sweden and a subsidiary in San Francisco, USA. For more information visit www.senzagen.com

This information is information that SenzaGen is obliged to make public pursuant to the EU Market Abuse Regulation. The information was submitted for publication, through the contact person set out above on the 14 December 2017 at 08:30.

SenzaGen AB are listed on Nasdaq First North in Stockholm and FNCA is the company’s Certified Adviser. For more information, please visit www.senzagen.com

GARDprotein demonstrates exceptional ability to identify allergens in foodstuff – new research results presented at scientific conference.

Lund, 10th October 2017 – SenzaGen (Nasdaq First North: SENZA) today announces positive results from an evaluation of GARDprotein, a test method which is developed to make it possible to eliminate allergenic proteins from today’s and tomorrow’s foodstuffs. GARDprotein has the potential to open up a new market for SenzaGen’s test platform. The results are being presented at the 3rd ImpARAS Conference in Helsingør, Denmark.

The results being reported at the conference show that GARDprotein has a unique ability to distinguish two almost identical proteins, one allergenic and the other non-allergenic. Allergy-inducing shrimp tropomyosin was correctly classified in the test as a protein allergen, while non-allergenic pork tropomyosin was correctly classified as a non-allergenic substance. A test method with this high precision and reliability can reduce the risk that foodstuffs are incorrectly categorized as allergenic or that their allergy-inducing properties are not detected in time.

This further evidence of the accuracy and reliability of a GARD test demonstrates the potential of SenzaGen’s technology platform with its associated pipeline of upcoming tests.

GARDprotein targets an important part of the market for cell-based in vitro toxicology tests, whose total size is estimated at 5.4 billion Euros in 2016.

“Many people are allergic to shrimp, while allergy to pork is extremely rare. GARDprotein is able to distinguish two almost identical proteins – the allergenic shrimp tropomyosin and the non-allergenic pork tropomyosin. This demonstrates additional test capabilities and opens a new potential market for us, as it can make our test a valuable future tool in the assessment of foodstuff’s allergy-inducing properties,” says SenzaGen CEO Anki Malmborg Hager.

The development of GARDprotein is supported by several industry partners and research institutes, including HESI PATC (the Health and Environmental Sciences Institute, Protein Allergenicity Technical Committee) consisting of Dupont, Syngenta and others. SenzaGen expects to launch the test in 2021, provided validation is successful.

ImpARAS (Improving Allergy Risk Assessment Strategy for New Food Proteins) is an interdisciplinary European scientific network dedicated to the development of more predictive methods for assessing proteins’ allergenic properties. Robin Gradin, industrial doctoral student at SenzaGen, will present the results of the GARDprotein evaluation today on 10th October  2017.

For more information:
Anki Malmborg Hager, CEO, SenzaGen AB
Email: anki.malmborg.hager@senzagen.com
Telephone: +46 768 284822

About GARD
GARD is a group of tests for assessing chemical skin sensitizers. The tests make use of genetic biomarkers for more than 200 genes which cover the entire immune reaction and are relevant to predicting the risk of hypersensitivity. The tests have up to 90% reliability.  This compares with the current predominant test method, experiments on mice, which has an accuracy of 70-75%. SenzaGen’s tests are also capable of measuring the potency of a substance’s allergenic properties. Consequently, GARD tests provide a much more comprehensive basis for determining whether a substance should be classified as an allergen than current testing methods.

About SenzaGen
SenzaGen makes it possible to replace animal experiments with in vitro genetic testing to determine the allergenicity of the chemicals we come into contact with in our daily lives, such as for example in cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, food products and dyes. The company’s patented tests are the most reliable on the market and provide more information than traditional evaluation methods. We ourselves sell the tests in Sweden and the USA, and we sell through partners in several other countries. Over the next few years the company will expand geographically, make alliances with more distribution partners and launch further unique tests. SenzaGen has its headquarters in Lund in Sweden and a subsidiary in San Francisco, USA. For more information visit www.senzagen.com


The information was provided by the contact person for publication on October 10 at 11:00.

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All laboratory elements completed in the regulatory part of the validation process for SenzaGen’s GARDskin allergy test

Lund, 6th October, 2017. SenzaGen (Nasdaq First North: SENZA) announces today that all laboratory elements in the validation of GARDskin have been completed according to plan. After data processing and statistical analysis, the results will be compiled and reported to the international regulatory authorities ECVAM and OECD. The results of the analysis will also be published in conjunction with the submission of this report.

The purpose of this final step of the validation process is to document reproducibility in the use of GARDskin. Three laboratories (Eurofins in Germany, Burleson’s Research Technologies in the USA and Senzagen’s own laboratory) have independently carried out tests of 28 coded chemicals on three separate occasions, and this work has now been completed.

The validation element for reproducibility follows evaluations demonstrating that GARDskin can be set up in laboratories other than SenzaGen’s own (transferability). The results of these evaluations were published at the European Toxicology Conference EuroTox in Bratislava in September 2017, showing 100% transferability.

“Every step in the validation process brings us closer to our goal of establishing GARD as the new global industry standard for animal-free toxicological testing and as the natural choice for screening new drug candidates to make it possible at an early stage to weed out substances that are harmful and will not be usable as medicines,” says SenzaGen’s CEO, Anki Malmborg Hager.

After all the results from the different stages of the validation process have been compiled and reported, an assessment will take place in the ECVAM Scientific Committee and within the OECD. Regulatory approval and the OECD’s recommendations concerning the use of GARDskin are expected in April 2019. GARDpotency, which is based on the same biological platform, is to be evaluated in parallel with GARDskin, and is thus expected to be approved and recommended at the same time.

 

For more information:
Anki Malmborg Hager, CEO, SenzaGen AB
Email: anki.malmborg.hager@senzagen.com
Telephone: +46 768 284822

About GARD
GARD is a group of tests for assessing chemical skin sensitizers. The tests make use of genetic biomarkers for more than 200 genes which cover the entire immune reaction and are relevant to predicting the risk of hypersensitivity. The tests have up to 90% reliability.

This compares with the current predominant test method, experiments on mice, which has an accuracy of 70-75%. SenzaGen’s tests are also capable of measuring the potency of a substance’s allergenic properties. Consequently, GARD tests provide a much more comprehensive basis for determining whether a substance should be classified as an allergen than current testing methods.

About SenzaGen
SenzaGen makes it possible to replace animal experiments with in vitro genetic testing to determine the allergenicity of the chemicals we come into contact with in our daily lives, such as for example in cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, food products and dyes. The company’s patented tests are the most reliable on the market and provide more information than traditional evaluation methods. We ourselves sell the tests in Sweden and the USA, and we sell through partners in several other countries. Over the next few years the company will expand geographically, make alliances with more distribution partners and launch further unique tests. SenzaGen has its headquarters in Lund in Sweden and a subsidiary in San Francisco, USA. For more information visit www.senzagen.com 

The information was provided by the contact person for publication on October 6 at 11:30.

First day of trading in SenzaGen shares on Nasdaq First North in Stockholm

THIS PRESS RELEASE WAS ORIGINALLY RELEASED IN SWEDISH FOR THE SWEDISH MARKET AND HAS LATER BEEN TRANLSATED TO ENGLISH FOR GENERAL AWARENESS ON THE GLOBAL MARKET

Trading in SenzaGen AB’s shares was launched today on Nasdaq First North in Stockholm under the short name “SENZA” with ISIN code SE SE0010219626.

SenzaGen AB (“SenzaGen” or “the Company”) announces that trading in the Company’s shares began today on Nasdaq First North. As previously announced, the SenzaGen share offering was heavily oversubscribed prior to the listing.

“We are delighted to be listed on Nasdaq First North and we are proud of the support we have received from investors who have put their trust in us as they join us on our journey as a listed company. The listing and the capital injection will accelerate the development of SenzaGen so that we can offer society a new global industry standard of animal-free testing,” says SenzaGen CEO Anki Malmborg Hager.

About GARD
GARD is a group of tests for assessing chemical skin sensitizers. The tests make use of genetic biomarkers for more than 200 genes which cover the entire immune reaction and are relevant to predicting the risk of hypersensitivity. The tests have up to 90% reliability. This compares with the current predominant test method, experiments on mice, which has an accuracy of 70-75%. SenzaGen’s tests are also capable of measuring the potency of a substance’s allergenic properties. Consequently, GARD tests provide a much more comprehensive basis for determining whether a substance should be classified as an allergen than current testing methods.

About SenzaGen
SenzaGen makes it possible to replace animal experiments with in vitro genetic testing to determine the allergenicity of the chemicals we come into contact with in our daily lives, such as for example in cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, food products and dyes. The company’s patented tests are the most reliable on the market and provide more information than traditional evaluation methods. We ourselves sell the tests in Sweden and the USA, and we sell through partners in several other countries. Over the next few years the company will expand geographically, make alliances with more distribution partners and launch further unique tests. SenzaGen has its headquarters in Lund in Sweden and a subsidiary in San Francisco, USA. For more information visit www.senzagen.com 

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