SenzaGen presents a new commercial organization and a new financial target

The evolution of SenzaGen in recent years has seen the company change from a research organization to one with a strong focus on commercialization. Recently, a new CEO was appointed, and the company now announces a brand new commercial organizational structure with increased focus on marketing and sales.

In the past two months, SenzaGen’s strategic plan, business goals and prioritized activities have been evaluated. A first result of this work is the establishment of a new commercial organization and a new financial target.

“The first step in the commercialization is an increased focus on collaboration with existing and potential customers, and an organization that enables this approach. It is clear that the company’s platform of alternative methods meets the market’s need for accurate, ethical and cost-effective methods that replace animal testing. However, commercializing a research company within life science takes time and our analysis leads to us reaching break-even in 2022,” says Axel Sjöblad, CEO of SenzaGen.

An organization with increased focus on marketing and sales
The commercial activities will be led directly by SenzaGen’s CEO Axel Sjöblad. Peter Nählstedt, Director of the Board of SenzaGen since 2018 and former CEO of Probi AB, has been appointed Acting Sales Manager. Tina Dackemark Lawesson takes the overall responsibility for Marketing and Communications and Anna Chérouvrier Hansson manages Business Development and the recruitment of distributors and licensing partners.

Break-even 2022
The new financial target to reach break-even in 2022 was adopted by SenzaGen’s Board of Directors on September 19, 2019 and replaces the previous financial targets.

“When Axel took office, he was assigned the task of evaluating SenzaGen’s strategy, business goals and sales potential, a work he had previously done successfully as CEO of BioGaia. His business analysis confirms our strategy and business model and suggests that the company implements a new and clearer commercial structure. This results in a minor shift in the profitability target since time is needed to give the sales organization an opportunity to deliver and to reach out with our cutting-edge technology. The Board supports this change, which will be led by a strong team with proven track record,” says Carl Borrebaeck, Chairman of the Board of SenzaGen.

Conference call

SenzaGen invites press and investors to a conference call where CEO Axel Sjöblad comments on the new organization and profitability target on September 19 at 10.30 CET. The conference call will be held in English.

Phone number for the conference
To participate in the conference, use the dial-in numbers below:

SE: +46856642706
FR: +33170750720
DE: +4969222220377
NL: +31207219495
UK: +443333009267

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 September 19, 2019, at 08.15 CET.

For additional information, please contact:
Axel Sjöblad, CEO, SenzaGen AB
Email: axel.sjoblad@senzagen.com | Mobile: +46 705-35 93 51

Tina Dackemark Lawesson, VP Marketing & Communications
Email:
tina.lawesson@senzagen.com | Mobile: +46 708-202944

About GARD®
GARD® consists of a group of tests for analyzing chemicals’ ability to start an allergic reaction in humans. The tests are performed on human cells in test tubes (in vitro) in combination with artificial intelligence. By analyzing hundreds of markers, GARD® generates large amounts of data and delivers results with over 90 percent accuracy. This can be compared to today’s standard method – tests on animals – which only achieves 70-75 percent accuracy. The product portfolio consists of tests for skin and respiratory allergy: GARD™skin, GARD™air, GARD™potency and GARD™skin Medical Device.

About SenzaGen AB (publ)
SenzaGen’s technology enables replacement of animal experiments with genetic testing in test tubes for determining the allergenicity of the chemicals we come into contact with in our daily lives, such as those 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. SenzaGen sells direct in Sweden and the US, and through partners in several other countries. Over the next few years the company will grow geographically, make alliances with additional distribution and license partners, and launch new unique tests. SenzaGen has its headquarters in Lund in Sweden and a subsidiary in the US. For more information, please visit www.senzagen.com.

SenzaGen AB is listed on Nasdaq First North in Stockholm (ticker: SENZA) and FNCA Sweden AB, +46(0)8-528 00 399 info@fnca.se, is the company’s Certified Adviser.

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SenzaGen expands its product portfolio with a test for the Medical Devices market

SenzaGen today announced an expansion of its product portfolio with the launch of GARD™skin Medical Device – a new test to assess whether medical devices can cause skin allergies. Regulatory changes are already underway in the market, which will mean increased requirements for product safety. Together with the ongoing trend towards reducing animal testing in general, this increases the need for alternative testing methods. The launch of GARD™skin Medical Device will take place at the Eurotox congress in Helsinki on September 8-11, 2019.

The Medical Devices market is a large and very interesting market for the company. The target group for GARD™skin Medical Device is initially medical device companies that perform sensitization tests during their product development and have high quality and safety requirements for the risk assessment related to their materials. With this test, SenzaGen meets the needs of an additional customer group and strengthens its position in the global market for cell-based in vitro tests.

“With our test method we can offer the industry a cost efficient and better method which gives more accurate results without animal testing. By identifying strategically important product development customers, we can already now generate sales and help them prepare for when the new regulations are in place. The ultimate goal is to see the test method being part of the international ISO standard so that it can be used instead of animal testing when registering medical devices,” says Axel Sjöblad, CEO of SenzaGen.

Increased demand for care and technological advances drive the need for a new generation of medical devices. The global Medical Devices market is estimated to be worth $410 billion in 2023 with an annual increase of 4.5% from 2018 to 2023. All medical devices that come into physical contact with the patient must undergo risk assessment for allergy before they can be sold. Since there are currently no validated alternative methods, most tests are currently done on guinea pigs, despite varying results using that method. Within the EU, a change in the regulatory framework (MDR) is underway which will lead to an increased demand for quality, safety and documentation of the products. In parallel, the new ISO standard for biological evaluation of medical devices advocates alternatives to animal testing. When the new regulations have come into force, SenzaGen estimates the value of its addressable market in Europe and the US to approximately SEK 1.6 billion.

As part of the launch, the company will also be presenting at the NABS conferences in Minneapolis, USA on September 18 and Symbioteq Biocompatibility of Medical Device in Gothenburg on October 1-2, as well as holding an online webinar in November.

For more information, please contact:

Axel Sjöblad, VD, SenzaGen AB

Email: axel.sjoblad@senzagen.com | Mobil: +46 705 35 93 51

Tina Dackemark Lawesson, Director Investor Relations & Corporate Communications
Email:
tina.lawesson@senzagen.com | Mobil: +46 708 202944

About GARD®

GARD® consists of a group of tests for analyzing chemicals’ ability to start an allergic reaction in humans. The tests are performed on human cells in test tubes (in vitro) in combination with artificial intelligence. By analyzing hundreds of markers, GARD® generates large amounts of data and delivers results with over 90 percent accuracy. This can be compared to today’s standard method – tests on animals – which only achieves 70-75 percent precision. The product portfolio consists of tests for skin and respiratory allergy: GARDskin, GARDair, GARDpotency and GARDskin Medical Device.

About SenzaGen

SenzaGen’s technology enables replacement of animal experiments with genetic testing in test tubes for determining the allergenicity of the chemicals we come into contact with in our daily lives, such as those 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 the USA. For more information, please visit www.senzagen.com.

SenzaGen AB is listed on Nasdaq First North in Stockholm (ticker: SENZA) and FNCA Sweden AB, +46(0)8-528 00 399 info@fnca.se, is the company’s Certified Adviser.

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SenzaGens halvårsrapport 2019

Framåt i linje med vår strategi

VD-kommentar

”Med vårt nuvarande erbjudande uppskattar vi vår möjliga del av den totala marknaden för in vitro-tester till över 5 miljarder kronor. Jag ser att vår teknologi har de bästa förutsättningar att både fylla unika kundbehov och driva fram ett paradigmskifte inom testningsindustrin. SenzaGens möjlighet ligger i att i linje med den satta strategin förstärka och utveckla både organisationen och den kommersiella verksamheten inom flera områden – avtal med strategiska CRO-partners, direktförsäljning, utveckling av nya GARD-produkter samt ett breddat IP-skydd”, säger Axel Sjöblad, VD.

Halvåret 1 januari – 30 juni

  • Nettoomsättningen uppgick till 1 652 KSEK (360).
  • Rörelseresultatet uppgick till -15 197 KSEK (-8 480).
  • Resultatet per aktie –0,97 SEK (-0,55).
  • Likvida medel per den 30 juni uppgick till 41 870 KSEK (76 470).

Väsentliga händelser under första halvåret

  • Axel Sjöblad utsågs till ny VD – ska leda bolaget in i en expansiv försäljningsfas.
  • SenzaGens utökade marknadsnärvaron i USA genom licensavtal med MB Research Labs.
  • Order från enskild kund på både hud- och luftrörsallergitest till ett värde av en halv miljon kronor.
  • SenzaGens första steg i Kina – slöt samarbetsavtal med ledande expert.
  • SenzaGen beviljades ytterligare patent för GARD®skin i Asien.
  • SenzaGen erhöll sitt första patent för GARD®potency.
  • EU lyfte fram SenzaGens djurförsöksfria test, världens första i sitt slag, för bedömning om kemiska ämnen kan orsaka luftvägsallergier.

För mer information, vänligen kontakta:
Axel Sjöblad, VD, SenzaGen AB
Tel: 0705-35 93 51 | E-post: axel.sjoblad@senzagen.com

Denna information är sådan information som SenzaGen AB är skyldigt att offentliggöra enligt EU:s marknadsmissbruksförordning. Informationen lämnades, genom ovanstående kontaktpersons försorg, för offentliggörande den 22 augusti 2019, kl. 08.30 CET.

 

Om GARD®

GARD® består av en grupp med tester för analys av kemikaliers förmåga att starta en allergisk reaktion hos människa. Genom att analysera hundratals markörer genererar GARD® stora mängder data och levererar resultat med över 90 procents precision. Detta kan jämföras med dagens standardmetod – tester på möss – som endast uppnår 70-75 procents precision. SenzaGens test kan dessutom kvantifiera den allergiframkallande potentialen för en kemisk substans.

Om SenzaGen AB (publ)

SenzaGen gör det möjligt att ersätta djurförsök med genetiska tester i provrör för att bedöma om de kemikalier vi kommer i kontakt med i vår vardag är allergiframkallande. Det kan till exempel handla om kosmetika, läkemedel, livsmedel och färgämnen. Bolagets patentskyddade tester är de mest tillförlitliga på marknaden och ger mer information än traditionella utvärderingsmetoder. Testerna säljs i egen regi i Sverige och USA, samt genom partners i flera andra länder. De närmaste åren kommer bolaget expandera geografiskt, knyta till sig fler distributionspartners och lansera nya, unika tester. SenzaGen har sitt huvudkontor i Lund och dotterbolag i USA. För mer information, besök www.senzagen.com.

SenzaGen är listat på Nasdaq Stockholm First North | Ticker: SENZA. Bolagets Certified Adviser är FNCA Sweden AB | +46(0)8-528 00 399 | info@fnca.se.

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SenzaGen granted its first patent for GARD™potency

SenzaGen's patent application that protects the biomarker signature to measure how strongly allergenic a substance is, has now been granted in Europe. The patent is SenzaGen's first patent in the area of potency classification. The patent's validity extends to 2036.

The technology of SenzaGen’s patent is implemented in the company’s testing application, which for the first time makes it possible to measure the allergenicity of chemical substances, so-called potency classification, without animal research.                    

“Getting this patent on the European market is commercially interesting, as there is a ban within the EU on the sale of animal-tested cosmetic products. Furthermore, to quantify how strong the allergenic effect is according to CLP / GHS is a requirement in the EU chemical regulation REACH. As the only company in the world, SenzaGen can now offer an animal-free test method for this”, says Anki Malmborg Hager, CEO of SenzaGen.

SenzaGen’s IP strategy is to protect the company’s technology in all geographically important markets. Already granted in Europe, China and Hong Kong, patent applications for GARD™skin are currently being processed by the patent authorities in countries where animal testing is prohibited or where a ban is expected to be introduced, including the United States, Canada and India. In addition, the patent portfolio includes several ongoing patent applications for GARD™potency and other GARD™ products.

SenzaGen’s GARD™ product portfolio consists of a set of allergy tests with industry leading performance and accuracy. The tests are performed on human cells in test tubes (in vitro) in combination with artificial intelligence, and replace animal experiments for the cosmetics, chemical and pharmaceutical industries for their tests on whether chemical substances in products can be allergenic.

For more information, please contact:
Anki Malmborg Hager, CEO, SenzaGen AB
Email: anki.malmborg.hager@senzagen.com | Mobil: 0768 284822

Tina Dackemark Lawesson, Director Investor Relations & Corporate Communications
Email: tina.lawesson@senzagen.com | Mobil: 0708 202944

About GARD™
GARD™ consists of a group of tests for analyzing chemicals’ ability to start an allergic reaction in humans. By analyzing hundreds of markers, GARD™ generates large amounts of data and delivers results with over 90 percent accuracy. This can be compared to today’s standard method – tests on mice – which only achieves 70-75 percent precision. SenzaGen’s test can also quantify the allergenic potential of a chemical substance.

About SenzaGen AB (publ)
SenzaGen makes it possible to replace animal experiments with in vitro genetic testing to determine the allergenicity of the chemicals we come into contact within 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. The tests are sold via license laboratories (CRO) and distributors, and via the headquarters in Lund and the sales office in the US. 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 the USA. For more information visit www.senzagen.com.

SenzaGen AB is listed on Nasdaq First North in Stockholm (ticker: SENZA) and FNCA Sweden AB, +46(0)8-528 00 399 info@fnca.se, is the company’s Certified Adviser.

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SenzaGen receives new order of SEK 0.5 m from a recurring customer

SenzaGen has received an order for the allergy test platform GARD® valued at approximately SEK 0.5 million. The order is from a recurring customer with its own product development facility. Deliveries are planned to take place gradually during 2019.

The order includes SenzaGen’s animal-free tests to assess whether chemical substances in products can cause allergic reactions to skin (GARD™skin) and in the respiratory tract (GARD™air). SenzaGen is the only company that can offer a test for respiratory allergies – GARD™air. The customer will use the tests during product development to investigate whether chemical substances in their products could be allergenic. The combination of the two tests makes it possible to avoid substances with varying allergenic effects.

The order confirms that SenzaGen’s animal-free method plays an important role for customers with their own product development pipeline, and specifically proves the great interest in GARD™air. The global industry for risk assessment of chemical substances seeks alternative testing methods that are more precise, ethical, provide more information, and in the long run cost-effective.

“This is a strategically important order from a customer who previously evaluated us and is now ordering a larger number of tests. The combination of skin and respiratory allergy tests is a unique offer on the market and gives customers a more comprehensive risk assessment with the possibility to identify risk of varying types of allergies. With a growing interest in our animal-free method and orders that increase in size, we look forward to continuing to contribute to the development of safe everyday products”, says Anki Malmborg Hager, CEO of SenzaGen.

SenzaGen’s GARD® product portfolio consists of a set of allergy tests with industry leading performance and accuracy. The tests are performed on human cells in test tubes (in vitro) in combination with artificial intelligence and replace animal experiments on whether chemical substances in products can be allergenic for the cosmetics, chemical and pharmaceutical industries.

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

Tina Dackemark Lawesson, Director Investor Relations & Corporate Communications
Email: tina.lawesson@senzagen.com | Telephone: +46 708 202944

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 May 17, 2019, at 8.30.

About GARD®
GARD® consists of a group of tests for analyzing chemicals’ ability to create an allergic reaction in humans. By analyzing hundreds of markers, GARD™ generates large amounts of data and delivers results with over 90 percent accuracy. This can be compared to today’s standard method using mice, which only achieves 70-75 percent precision. SenzaGen’s test can also quantify the allergenic potential of a chemical substance.

About SenzaGen AB (publ)
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 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. The tests are sold via licensed laboratories (CRO) and distributors, and via the headquarters in Lund and the sales office in the US. 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 the USA. For more information visit www.senzagen.com.

SenzaGen AB is listed on Nasdaq First North in Stockholm (ticker: SENZA) and FNCA Sweden AB, +46(0)8-528 00 399 info@fnca.se, is the company’s Certified Adviser.

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Kommuniké från årsstämma i SenzaGen AB den 15 maj 2019

SenzaGens årsstämma, som hölls idag den 15 maj 2019 i Lund, beslutade i enlighet med samtliga förslag som styrelsen och aktieägare lagt fram. 

Fastställande av resultat- och balansräkningen
Årsstämman fastställde resultaträkningen och balansräkningen samt koncernresultaträkningen och koncernbalansräkningen för 2018.

Resultatdisposition
Årsstämman beslutade att ingen utdelning skulle utgå till aktieägarna samt att stående medel förs över i ny räkning.

Ansvarsfrihet
Årsstämman beviljade styrelsens ledamöter och den verkställande direktören ansvarsfrihet för räkenskapsåret 2018.

Val av styrelse och revisor samt arvodering
Årsstämman beslutade att styrelsen ska bestå av sex ledamöter utan suppleanter och att Bolaget ska ha ett registrerat revisionsbolag. Till styrelseledamöter omvaldes Carl Borrebaeck, Ann Gidner, Ian Kimber, Peter Nählstedt och Laura Chirica. Ann-Christin Malmborg Hager valdes till ny styrelseledamot. Vidare omvaldes Carl Borrebaeck som styrelseordförande. Till revisor valdes auktoriserade revisorn Mats-Åke Andersson med auktoriserade revisorn Martin Gustafsson som revisorssuppleant.

Årsstämman beslutade att styrelsearvode ska uppgå till totalt 600 000 kronor, och utgå med 100 000 kronor till envar icke anställd styrelseledamot och 200 000 kronor till styrelseordföranden. Arvode till revisor ska utgå enligt godkänd räkning.

Riktlinjer för ersättning till ledande befattningshavare
Årsstämman fastställde de framlagda riktlinjerna för ersättning till ledande befattningshavare.

Beslut om valberedning
Årsstämman beslutade att inrätta en valberedning och antog principer för valberedningens arbete.

Bemyndigande för styrelsen att besluta om nyemissioner
Årsstämman beslutade att bemyndiga styrelsen att vid ett eller flera tillfällen under tiden fram till nästkommande årsstämma besluta om nyemission av aktier, teckningsoptioner och/eller konvertibler, med rätt att teckna sig för respektive konvertera till aktier i Bolaget, mot kontant betalning och/eller med bestämmelse om apport eller kvittning samt att därvid kunna avvika från aktieägarnas företrädesrätt. Det totala antalet aktier som ska kunna ges ut med stöd av bemyndigandet får inte överstiga en utspädning om 20 procent av antalet utestående aktier i Bolaget efter genomförda emissioner med stöd av bemyndigandet, baserat på antalet utgivna aktier vid tidpunkten för årsstämman.

Incitamentsprogram för Bolagets nytillträdande verkställande direktör
Årsstämman beslutade om att anta ett incitamentsprogram för Bolagets nytillträdande verkställande direktör genom emission av högst 100 000 teckningsoptioner.

Incitamentsprogram för anställda
Årsstämman beslutade om att anta ett incitamentsprogram för anställda genom emission av högst
265 000 teckningsoptioner.

Incitamentsprogram för styrelsen samt beslut om godkännande av överlåtelse av teckningsoptioner
Årsstämman beslutade om att anta ett incitamentsprogram för styrelsen genom emission av högst 50 000 teckningsoptioner samt överlåtelse av teckningsoptioner.

För detaljerade villkor avseende beslutet på årsstämman hänvisas till kallelsen som finns tillgängligt på Bolagets hemsida, www.senzagen.com.

För mer information, vänligen kontakta:
Anki Malmborg Hager, VD, SenzaGen AB
Email: anki.malmborg.hager@senzagen.com | Mobil: 0768 284822

Tina Dackemark Lawesson, Director Investor Relations & Corporate Communications
Email: tina.lawesson@senzagen.com | Mobil: 0708 202944

Om SenzaGen AB (publ)
SenzaGen gör det möjligt att ersätta djurförsök med genetiska tester i provrör för att bedöma om de kemikalier vi kommer i kontakt med i vår vardag är allergiframkallande. Det kan till exempel handla om kosmetika, läkemedel, livsmedel och färgämnen. Bolagets patentskyddade tester är de mest tillförlitliga på marknaden och ger mer information än traditionella utvärderingsmetoder. Testerna säljs i egen regi i Sverige och USA, och genom partners i flera andra länder. De närmaste åren kommer bolaget expandera geografiskt, knyta till sig fler distributionspartners och lansera nya, unika tester. SenzaGen har sitt huvudkontor i Lund och dotterbolag i USA. För mer information besök www.senzagen.com.

SenzaGen är listat på Nasdaq Stockholm First North (ticker: SENZA). FNCA Sweden AB, +46(0)8-528 00 399 info@fnca.se, är bolagets Certified Adviser.

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EU highlights SenzaGen’s animal-free test – the world’s first of its kind to assess whether chemical substances can cause respiratory allergies

Today, International Asthma Day is being recognized worldwide. Asthma is a global health problem - over 300 million have a diagnosis and nearly 1 million Swedes are affected – a number expected to increase. The EU has invested in the development of the world's first in-vitro test for respiratory sensitization. GARD®air was developed by the Swedish company SenzaGen and predicts whether chemical substances can cause allergic reactions in the airways. The test, which is based on Artificial Intelligence and Genomics, enables not only development of safe products but also preventative measures – something that has not been feasible before. Prior to the EU election, GARD®air has been chosen by the EU for a special campaign on how EU funds are used to create jobs and growth. 

Genetic background and lifestyle are factors that can cause asthma, but the working environment can also be responsible for the condition. Airway allergies can be caused by handling of harmful substances, such as different types of chemicals, in daily work. Hitherto, there have been no animal- free tests for determining the presence of chemicals that can cause allergic reactions in the airways.

According to the Asthma and Allergy Association, many asthma sufferers are diagnosed already in childhood, but equally a large number are also affected as adults – between 10 and 15 per cent of them get asthma because of their working environment. One reason behind this can be re-activated childhood asthma, but people who have never displayed symptoms previously, can also be affected.

For professionals working in manufacturing plants in the cosmetics, chemical and pharmaceutical industries it is important that the chemicals they handle are tested for how they may affect the respiratory tract. This goes for other professional groups too, such as hairdressers, bakers, painters, floor layers and other types of craftsmen. The focus on healthier workplaces in the EU is a driver for safer products and preventative measures.

There is currently a great need for tests in several different industries. GARD®air, developed by Swedish company SenzaGen, which was launched in the autumn of 2018, makes it possible to predict the risk of causing hypersensitivity with high reliability. Using GARD®air, it is possible not only to develop better and safer products, but also not least to be able to offer employees a safe production and work environment.

“When developing for example pharmaceuticals and cosmetics, risk assessment and safety tests are essential for securing the release of safe products to consumers. Furthermore, the risks associated with the production itself should also be evaluated. In cases where a hazardous substance cannot be replaced or avoided, we provide the employer with the knowledge needed to protect the staff in the best way. With the help of GARD®air, it is possible to pro-actively create a safer working environment,” says Anki Malmborg Hager, CEO of SenzaGen.

The development of GARD®air was funded by the EU research initiative Horizon 2020. In conjunction with the EU elections 2019, the EU Commission has chosen GARD®air for a special campaign on how the EU funds are used to create jobs and growth. The campaign takes place during May and June. For more information about the campaign, visit www.europa.eu/investeu and https://europa.eu/investeu/projects/new-kind-allergy-test_en.

Briefly about Horizon 2020

Horizon 2020 is the EU’s framework program for research and innovation. The program comprises the world’s largest investment in research and innovation and has a total budget of around EUR 80 billion (2014-2020). The aim is, among other things, to ensure the EU’s global competitiveness. For more information about Horizon 2020, see https://ec.europa.eu/programmes/horizon2020/en.

For more information, please contact: 

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

Tina Dackemark Lawesson, Director Investor Relations & Corporate Communications
Email: tina.lawesson@senzagen.com | Telephone: +46 708 202944

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 the USA.

SenzaGen AB is listed on Nasdaq First North in Stockholm (ticker: SENZA) and FNCA Sweden AB, +46(0)8-528 00 399 info@fnca.se, is the company’s Certified Adviser. For more information, please visit www.senzagen.com.

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Notice of Annual General Meeting of SenzaGen AB (publ)

The shareholders in SenzaGen AB (Publ.), Org. nr 556821–9207, ("Company") is hereby summoned to the Annual General Meeting held on Wednesday of the 15 May 2019 at 16.00 in Arrhenius at Medicon Village, building 401, Scheelevägen 2 in Lund.

Right to attend the general meeting and notification
Shareholders who wish to attend the Annual General Meeting must be included in the share register maintained by Euroclear Sweden AB as of Thursday of the 9 May 2019.

Shareholders shall also notify the Company of their participation and any assistants (no more than two) in the Annual General Meeting no later than Thursday of the 9 May 2019 The notification shall be in writing to SenzaGen AB, Medicon Village, 401, 223 81 Lund or by e-mail to anmalan@senzagen.com. The notification should state the name, personal/corporate identity number, shareholding, address and telephone number and, when applicable, information about representatives, counsels and assistants. When applicable, complete authorization documents, such as registration certificates and powers of attorney for representatives and assistants, should be appended the notification.

Nominee-registered shares
Shareholders, whose shares are registered in the name of a bank or other nominee, must temporarily register their shares in their own name with Euroclear Sweden AB in order to be entitled to participate in the Annual General Meeting. Such registration, which normally is processed in a few days, must be completed no later than Thursday of the 9 May 2019 and must therefore be requested from the nominee well before this date.

The complete notice is available via the link below.

 

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

Tina Dackemark Lawesson, Director Investor Relations & Corporate Communications
Email: tina.lawesson@senzagen.com | Telephone: +46 708 202944

About GARD®
GARD® consists of a group of tests for analyzing chemicals’ ability to start an allergic reaction in humans. By analyzing hundreds of markers, GARD® generates large amounts of data and delivers results with over 90 percent accuracy. This can be compared to today’s standard method – tests on mice – which only achieves 70-75 percent precision. SenzaGen’s test can also quantify the allergenic potential of a chemical substance.

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 the USA.

SenzaGen AB is listed on Nasdaq First North in Stockholm (ticker: SENZA) and FNCA Sweden AB, +46(0)8-528 00 399 info@fnca.se, is the company’s Certified Adviser. For more information, please visit www.senzagen.com.

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SenzaGen appoints Axel Sjöblad as new CEO – mission to lead the company into an expansive sales phase

Over the last few years SenzaGen has made major progress, bringing the company to the next phase with increased focus on marketing and sales. In accordance with the company's strategic plan and accelerating commercial activities, SenzaGen's Board has appointed Axel Sjöblad as new CEO starting June 17, 2019. Axel most recently held the position as CEO of BioGaia and replaces Anki Malmborg Hager, who after five years as CEO, is nominated to become a member of the company’s board.

Axel Sjöblad has extensive experience in managing and developing global growth companies in medical technology and Life Science. He was most recently the CEO of BioGaia AB, a company with sales in 100 countries. During his time as CEO of BioGaia from 2016 to 2018, the company strengthened its market-leading position, with an increased market cap from around SEK 4 billion to approximately SEK 7 billion. Prior to working for BioGaia, Sjöblad was President Sales and Service North Europe and CEO of Getinge Sverige AB and Regional Vice President Northern European Markets at Gambro with responsibility for subsidiaries running operations in several European countries. He holds an MBA and Executive MBA from the Stockholm School of Economics. He is a board member of VibroSense Dynamics and former elite player in handball.

“We are pleased to welcome Axel Sjöblad as CEO during this important phase of our growth journey. Axel has solid commercial background in the Life Science sector and will add valuable expertise through his broad experience of driving sales expansion into international markets. The Board is convinced that Axel has the necessary skills, vision and determination to build on the foundations that CEO Anki Malmborg Hager, has successfully laid in recent years,” says Carl Borrebaeck, Chairman of SenzaGen.

Axel’s focus is to expand global sales based on SenzaGen’s unique product portfolio for animal-free allergy tests.

“SenzaGen is a very well-run company that has developed with a long-term and serious focus and I look forward to further leading the company towards full-scale commercialization. The company’s test methods have the potential to fulfill a unique customer need and to promote a paradigm shift for industrial tests. For the first time substances that cause allergies can be identified both with greater accuracy and most importantly without any animal testing. I very much look forward to being a part of this,” says Sjöblad.

SenzaGen has evolved rapidly from an exciting innovative start-up to a company in the commercialization phase, since Anki Malmborg Hager joined in 2014. In a short time, the company has developed a unique test methodology with strong potential in several application areas and industries, as well as signing important license and distribution partners. Within the testing industry, a conversion process is already underway in which SenzaGen is playing a key role.

“Anki has done a fantastic job by taking an academic innovation into a finished product. With her drive and vision, she has broadened the market potential for the GARD® platform thereby building the company’s market value with an increased number of license and distribution agreements. In order to secure continued access to her broad expertise and experience, the company’s main shareholders will propose Anki as a board member of SenzaGen at the Annual General Meeting on May 15,” says Carl Borrebaeck, Chairman of SenzaGen.

For more information, please contact:
Carl Borrebaeck, Chairman of the board, SenzaGen AB
Email: carl.borrebaeck@immun.lth.se | Telephone:  +46 708 218330

Tina Dackemark Lawesson, Director Investor Relations & Corporate Communications
Email: tina.lawesson@senzagen.com | Telephone: +46 708 202944

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 April 12, 2019 at 08.30 CET. 

About GARD®
GARD® consists of a group of tests for analyzing chemicals’ ability to start an allergic reaction in humans. By analyzing hundreds of markers, GARD® generates large amounts of data and delivers results with over 90 percent accuracy. This can be compared to today’s standard method – tests on mice – which only achieves 70-75 percent precision. SenzaGen’s test can also quantify the allergenic potential of a chemical substance.

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 the USA.

SenzaGen AB is listed on Nasdaq First North in Stockholm (ticker: SENZA) and FNCA Sweden AB, +46(0)8-528 00 399 info@fnca.se, is the company’s Certified Adviser. For more information, please visit www.senzagen.com.

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SenzaGen publicerar årsredovisningen för 2018

SenzaGen meddelar idag att årsredovisningen för 2018 finns tillgänglig på svenska. En digital version kan laddas ner på bolagets hemsida www.senzagen.com/investors/rapporter samt kan läsas via länken nedan. 

En tryckt version av årsredovisningen går att beställa via e-postadressen IR@senzagen.com.

För mer information, vänligen kontakta:
Anki Malmborg Hager, VD, SenzaGen AB
Email: anki.malmborg.hager@senzagen.com | Mobil: 0768 284822

Tina Dackemark Lawesson, Director Investor Relations & Corporate Communications
Email: tina.lawesson@senzagen.com | Mobil: 0708 202944


Om GARD®

GARD® består av en grupp med tester för analys av kemikaliers förmåga att starta en allergisk reaktion hos människa. Genom att analysera hundratals markörer genererar GARD® stora mängder data och levererar resultat med över 90 procents precision. Detta kan jämföras med dagens standardmetod – tester på möss – som endast uppnår 70-75 procents precision. SenzaGens test kan dessutom kvantifiera den allergiframkallande potentialen för en kemisk substans.

Om SenzaGen AB (publ)

SenzaGen gör det möjligt att ersätta djurförsök med genetiska tester i provrör för att bedöma om de kemikalier vi kommer i kontakt med i vår vardag är allergiframkallande. Det kan till exempel handla om kosmetika, läkemedel, livsmedel och färgämnen. Bolagets patentskyddade tester är de mest tillförlitliga på marknaden och ger mer information än traditionella utvärderingsmetoder. Testerna säljs i egen regi i Sverige och USA, och genom partners i flera andra länder. De närmaste åren kommer bolaget expandera geografiskt, knyta till sig fler distributionspartners och lansera nya, unika tester. SenzaGen har sitt huvudkontor i Lund och dotterbolag i USA. För mer information, besök www.senzagen.com.

SenzaGen är listat på Nasdaq Stockholm First North (ticker: SENZA). FNCA Sweden AB, +46(0)8-528 00 399 info@fnca.se, är bolagets Certified Adviser. Mer information om SenzaGen finns att tillgå via http://www.senzagen.com.

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