LEXINGTON, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Xenetic Biosciences, Inc. (OTCQB: XBIO) (“Xenetic” or the “Company”), a biopharmaceutical company developing next-generation biologic drugs and novel orphan oncology therapeutics, today announced that Scott Maguire, CEO of Xenetic Biosciences, will present at the Ladenburg Thalmann 2016 Healthcare Conference on Tuesday, September 27, 2016 at 3:30 p.m. ET in New York at the Sofitel New York.
During his presentation, Mr. Maguire will provide a corporate update and discuss the Company’s clinical and regulatory strategies for its product candidates currently in development in-house and with Xenetic’s biotechnology and pharmaceutical partners. The Company’s product pipeline currently includes Virexxa® (sodium cridanimod), which is being evaluated for the treatment of endometrial cancer and triple negative breast cancer, ErepoXen™, a polysialylated form of erythropoietin (EPO), a hormone produced by the kidneys to maintain red blood cell production and prevent anemia, and OncoHist™, which is being evaluated for the treatment of acute myeloid leukemia (AML) in refractory patients and refractory non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL).
Mr. Maguire will also discuss Xenetic’s $100 million license deal with Shire and provide an overview of the product candidate and clinical status.
A live webcast of the presentation will be available by accessing the IR Calendar in the Investors section of the Xenetic website (www.xeneticbio.com). The webcast replay will be available approximately two hours after the presentation ends and will be accessible for 90 days.
About Xenetic Biosciences
Xenetic Biosciences, Inc. is a biopharmaceutical company developing next-generation biologic drugs and novel oncology therapeutics. Xenetic's proprietary drug technology platforms include PolyXen™, designed to develop next generation biologic drugs by extending the efficacy, safety and half-life of biologic drugs.
Xenetic's lead product candidates include ErepoXen™, a polysialylated form of erythropoietin for the treatment of anemia in pre-dialysis patients with chronic kidney disease, and FDA orphan designated oncology therapeutics Virexxa™ and Oncohist™ for the treatment of progesterone receptor negative endometrial cancer and refractory Acute Myeloid Leukemia.
Xenetic is also working together with Shire plc (formerly Baxalta Incorporated and Baxter Healthcare) to develop a novel series of polysialylated blood coagulation factors, including a next generation Factor VIII. This collaboration relies on Xenetic's PolyXen technology to conjugate polysialic acid (“PSA”) to therapeutic blood-clotting factors, with the goal of improving the pharmacokinetic profile and extending the active life of these biologic molecules. Shire is one of the Company's largest shareholders having invested $10M in the common stock of the Company during 2014. The agreement is an exclusive research, development and license agreement which grants Shire a worldwide, exclusive, royalty-bearing license to Xenetic's PSA patented and proprietary technology in combination with Shire's proprietary molecules designed for the treatment of blood and bleeding disorders. Under the agreement, Xenetic may receive regulatory and sales target payments for total potential milestone receipts of up to $100 million plus royalties on sales.
Xenetic is also developing a broad pipeline of clinical candidates for next generation biologics and novel oncology therapeutics in a number of orphan disease indications. For more information, please visit the company's website at www.xeneticbio.com and connect on Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook and Google+.
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