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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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SenzaGen increases its presence in the US via a license agreement with MB Research Labs

SenzaGen has signed a license agreement with the contract research organization (CRO), MB Research Labs, which is a leader in GLP in vitro toxicological testing in the United States. The agreement gives MB Research Labs the right to market and sell SenzaGen’s animal-free GARD™ test platform worldwide and also further strengthening SenzaGen’s presence in the US market.

MB Research is a prominent proponent of modern cell- and mechanistic-based solutions and has a market-leading position in in vitro toxicological testing in the US for the cosmetic, consumer product and industrial chemical industries.

“I am very happy to sign an agreement with another CRO and with such a strong player as MB Research Labs. By adding an additional CRO to our sales channels in the US, we have now given more end customers access to our innovative tests. In addition, with a driven and respected partner, we are increasing the possibilities of accelerating a change throughout the toxicological testing industry,” says Anki Malmborg Hager, CEO of SenzaGen.

The collaboration with MB Research Labs is in line with SenzaGen’s strategy to recruit strong CRO and industrial partners in several market segments and geographies. The United States is an important market that currently accounts for just over one third of the global market for cell based in vitro testing. There is also a keen interest in animal-free and alternative test methods with introductions in legislation of bans on animal testing for cosmetic and other products. California is the first state to pass this type of legislation and the US market is expected to grow as more states face similar bans.

“As a leading provider of in vitro toxicity testing to the US and worldwide, we always want to use the latest predictive and innovative methods, to provide the best in vitro toxicology solutions to our customers. GARD™ delivers all this, and we look forward to a fruitful collaboration”, states George DeGeorge, Ph.D. DABT, Chief Scientific Officer at MB Research Labs.

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.

The SenzaGen’s GARD™ portfolio will be presented on 10-14 March 2019 at the SOT Society of Tocicology’s 58th Annual Meeting and ToxExpo (Booth #3652) in Baltimore, USA.


For more information, please contact
AnkiMalmborg 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 March 7, 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 MB Research Labs
Since 1972, MB Research Labs has offered toxicology testing services to the cosmetic, consumer product, agri-chemical, biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries. A leading CRO with over 30 years’ experience in the in vitro/alternative and mechanistic toxicity testing field, we maintain a prominent position in non-animal testing in the US, EU and many other countries, MBRL is always ready to adopt, as well as invent new non-animal-based predictive toxicity testing technologies. Our laboratories offer GLP assays in full compliance with OECD, FDA and EPA test guidelines, as well as custom-designed toxicity evaluations.

About SenzaGen AB
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. 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 http://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. For more information, please visit http://www.senzagen.com.

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SenzaGen granted additional patent in Asia

SenzaGen today announced that the South Korean Patent Office (KIPO) has approved SenzaGen's patent application for GARD™skin. The new patent gives SenzaGen a strong intellectual property position in several strategically important markets.

The granted patent is valid until October 2031 and protects the genetic signature that forms the basis of SenzaGen’s animal-free test for whether chemicals can cause skin allergies. South Korea is a key market in Asia with expected strong growth following a ban on animal testing on cosmetic products that started in 2017.

“For a technology-driven company, it is of the utmost importance that we continuously develop our patent strategy and safeguard our most valuable assets. The patent for GARD™skin protects the method that SenzaGen’s business is built on and strengthens our long-term and global competitiveness”, says Anki Malmborg Hager, CEO of SenzaGen.

SenzaGen has a well-developed IP strategy to protect current and future innovations in important markets where the company markets or plans to market its tests. Market data show that the need for alternative testing methods is growing around the world as bans to use animals are introduced in more countries, thus boosting the market potential of SenzaGen’s animal-free testing method. 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 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 | 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 March 6, 2019, at 13.30.

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. 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 http://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. For more information, please visit http://www.senzagen.com. 

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SenzaGens bokslutskommuniké 2018

Positiv utveckling för SenzaGen – intresset för GARD® fortsätter att öka

VD-kommentar
”Under 2018 har vi etablerat en stadigt växande kundbas och antalet test som vi utfört för kunders räkning har ökat väsentligt, med en, för andra året i rad, fördubblad omsättning som resultat. Detta tillsammans med forskningsresultat om GARD®skin publicerade i Regulatory Toxicology and Pharmacology stärker vår övertygelse om att SenzaGen nu driver förändringen av den globala testningsindustrin”, säger Anki Malmborg Hager, VD.

Helår 2018

  • Nettoomsättningen uppgick till 1 997 KSEK (1 153)
  • Periodens resultat uppgick till -16 090 KSEK (-13 076)
  • Resultatet per aktie -1,04 SEK (-1,62)
  • Likvida medel per den 31 december uppgick till 56 632 KSEK (82 732)
  • Styrelsens förslag är att ingen vinstutdelning sker till bolagets aktieägare.

Halvåret 1 juli–31 december

  • Nettoomsättningen uppgick till 1 637 KSEK (1 079)
  • Periodens resultat uppgick till -7 614 KSEK (-4 884)
  • Resultatet per aktie -0,49 SEK (-0,35)

Väsentliga händelser under halvåret 1 juli–31 december

  • Lansering av GARD®air – världens första in vitro-test för luftvägsallergier.
  • Globalt distributionsavtal gällande GARD®tecknades med Eurosafe, en ledande aktör inom tester för kosmetikaindustrin i Frankrike.
  • SenzaGen fick patent för GARD®skin beviljat i Kina.
  • Dotterbolaget i USA är numera helägt och organisationen har förstärkts kommersiellt.
  • Finansiella målsättningar fastställdes.
  • De regulatoriska myndigheterna meddelade att OECD-godkännandet av GARD®skin senarelagts.
  • Peter Nählstedt invaldes i styrelsen.

Väsentliga händelser efter årets slut

  • Ett förberedande steg för etablering i Kina har tagits genom ett samarbetsavtal med en ledande expert.


För mer information, vänligen kontakta

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

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 14 februari 2019, kl. 08.30 CET. 

Om GARD
GARD är 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 http://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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SenzaGen takes a first step into China – cooperates with leading expert

SenzaGen (Nasdaq First North: SENZA) has initiated a partnership with Guangzhou Chn-Alternative Biotechnology Co., Ltd (CHNALT), a leading provider of alternative, animal-free testing methods in China. The new collaboration aims to establish local networks and ensure SenzaGen with its GARD™ genome-based testing method has a strong position as China moves towards introduction of animal-free chemical testing methods. China is one of the world's largest markets, with an expected ban on animal experiments in the cosmetics industry, for example.

Dr Shu-jun Cheng is the CEO of CHNALT and one of China’s leading toxicologists and key opinion leaders when it comes to alternative, animal-free testing methods. He is a professor at Shanghai Jiao Tong University, one of China’s most prestigious universities and research centers.

“We are very pleased to be able to initiate a formal collaboration with such an active and well-respected champion of animal-free testing in China. Dr. Cheng is a strong voice and has been driving the development of alternative testing methods in China for many years. As SenzaGen’s partner, he can offer expertise and direct contact with industry and gradually establish GARD as the first-choice method for animal-free testing. We see many opportunities arising and this collaboration will ensure we are fully prepared the day the market is ready for our products”, says Anki Malmborg Hager, CEO of SenzaGen.

SenzaGen’s strategy is to establish strong partnerships in markets where animal testing is prohibited or where a ban is expected to be introduced. So far, animal data are mostly compulsory for allergy testing of substances in China, but there are strong forces for introducing alternative methods and in the long term a ban.

“We are looking forward to driving the change within the industry and academia together with SenzaGen. Our ambition is to make alternative methods accepted for chemicals and cosmetics testing in China. We also firmly believe that GARD assays, as next generation genome-based testing methods, will serve as high-performance tools supporting the research and development of safer, allergy-free products”, says Shu-jun Cheng, CEO of CHNALT.

GARD™ is a genome-based test that has higher reliability than other available test methods on the market. The test gives customers important safety information about the risk of chemical substances causing allergies in humans.  

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™ is 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 achieve 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 genetic tests in test tubes in order to assess whether the chemicals we come into contact with in our everyday life are allergenic or not. Examples are cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, foods and dyes. The company’s proprietary tests are the most reliable on the market and provide more information than traditional evaluation methods. The tests are sold in-house in Sweden and the US, and through partners in several other countries. Over the next few years, the company will expand geographically, add more distribution partners and launch new, unique tests. SenzaGen has its head office in Lund and subsidiary in the US. For more information, visit http://www.senzagen.com.

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

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SenzaGen strengthens its organization with IR and communications director

Lund, December 5, 2018 - SenzaGen (Nasdaq First North: SENZA) today announced that the company has recruited Tina Dackemark Lawesson as communications director. Dackemark Lawesson joins SenzaGen with a wealth of experience from IR and communications positions in similar life science companies and takes up her position in December 2018.

“SenzaGen is in a very exciting development phase and we need to strengthen our organization within both IR and strategic communication. In her role as communications director, Tina will be tasked with increasing communication towards our prioritized target groups and will thus have a key position in SenzaGen,” says Anki Malmborg Hager, CEO of SenzaGen.

Dackemark Lawesson joins SenzaGen from Invisio, a Danish communication equipment company based in Copenhagen, where she was Director of Investor Relations & Corporate Communications. She previously held similar positions at Cellavision, Enzymatica and Precise Biometrics.

“SenzaGen is a very exciting company which, thanks to its technology, has the opportunity to make a real impact in the pharmaceutical and cosmetics industries. I am therefore delighted to have the opportunity of meeting the challenge of taking the company’s communications forward,” says Dackemark Lawesson.

 

For more information, please contact:

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

Tina Dackemark Lawesson, SenzaGen AB
Email: tina.lawesson@senzagen.com
Telephone: +46 708 202944

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 Delaware USA. For more information visit http://www.senzagen.com

The information was submitted for publication, through the contact person set out above on December 5, 2018, at 08.30.

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

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Senzagen strengthens US organisation and commercial presence with aim to enroll more licensees

Lund, October 11, 2018 - SenzaGen (Nasdaq First North: SENZA) today announces that the Company is strengthening its presence in the important US market through a major strategic recruitment. The recruitment of Dr. Joshua J. Schmidt as Business Development Director at SenzaGen Inc represents a further expansion of the Company's commercial organization and an increasing focus on establishing collaborations with both licensees and distributors, in accordance with SenzaGen’s recently communicated financial targets. In parallel with the recruitment, SenzaGen Inc also becomes a wholly-owned subsidiary, offering additional possibilities for steering the commercial strategy in the US.

SenzaGen is focusing on the chemical, cosmetics, pharmaceutical and medical device markets for global commercialization of the in vitro platform GARD®.

In 2017 and 2018, SenzaGen has gradually strengthened its commercial organisation and global presence through new agreements with strategic partners. The background to the recruitment in the US is that SenzaGen intends to accelerate its collaborations with both US licensees and industrial partners for the development of the GARD®portfolio.

“The US is a priority market, and through the recruitment of Joshua J. Schmidt, we are strengthening our organisation by adding significant network, knowledge and insight into the US market, which contributes to achieving our financial targets,” says Anki Malmborg Hager, CEO of SenzaGen

Joshua J. Schmidt has extensive business and scientific experience from 3M, Medtronic and Bruker Daltonics, most recently as Senior Account Executive for a US-based CRO, Pace Analytical Life Sciences, where he worked with testing of pharmaceutical products and medical devices in the US.

“SenzaGen’s technology is impressive and has true potential to significantly and positively impact the chemical and life science industries. I am excited to join SenzaGen at this time because I see great opportunity and potential for growth in the US and globally for GARD®”, says Joshua J. Schmidt, Business Development Director at SenzaGen Inc.

In conjunction with Joshua J. Schmidt’s appointment as Business Development Director, SenzaGen Inc becomes a wholly-owned subsidiary of SenzaGen AB (publ).

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 Delaware USA. For more information visit http://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 October 11, 2018, at 08.30.

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

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Senzagen presents financial targets

Lund, October 9, 2018 – The SenzaGen Board of Directors (Nasdaq First North: SENZA) announces today that it has adopted financial targets. The underlying reasons behind this decision are the successful development in-house of a broad and unique product portfolio, the growing number of partnerships being established with CROs and other industrial partners, and the identification of larger target markers which will entail entering long term contracts with major new CRO partners. Thus, SenzaGen is now considerably expanding its focus on building and strengthening its existing commercial organization.

SenzaGen focuses on the chemical, cosmetics, pharmaceutical and medical device markets for the global commercialization of the in vitro platform GARD®. In 2017 and 2018, SenzaGen has gradually strengthened its commercial organization and global presence with new agreements with strategic partners. The efforts are now accelerating with both more CRO partnerships and more collaborations with industrial partners for the company’s broad product pipeline. In the autumn, SenzaGen announced that the company will also target its sales efforts towards the growing medical device market. In addition, SenzaGen has recently launched another test based on its platform, GARDair, the first in vitro test for airway allergies. 

The new financial goals being adopted are:

  • To achieve a turnover of MSEK 300 in 2023 with sustainable sales growth exceeding 30% and a sustainable gross margin exceeding 50% for the years to follow.
  • To reach break-even in 2021 with a turnover of 80 MSEK. 

“There are a number of factors that indicate strong and sustainable future sales growth. The interest and demand for animal-free tests is strong and keeps growing as new regulations reduce the possibility of using technically and ethically substandard animal tests. We will sustain our pace of product development to meet the biggest and most urgent challenges that the different industries face. We are in the forefront of the field and we are now broadening our strategy by putting a strong focus on recruiting strong CRO and industrial partners in all our market segments and geographies,” says Anki Malmborg Hager, CEO of SenzaGen.

SenzaGen’s financial targets set forth above constitute forward-looking information and are based on a number of assumptions about the operating environment in which the Company operates. This may vary significantly and be inferior to SenzaGen’s assessments when the financial targets were adopted. As a consequence, SenzaGen’s ability to achieve the financial targets will depend on uncertainties and contingencies, some of which are outside the Company’s control. There is no guarantee that SenzaGen can achieve the targets or that the Company’s financial position or operating profit will not differ significantly from the financial targets.

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, 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 http://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 October 9, 2018, at 08.30.

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

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