PARIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Regulatory News:
Onxeo S.A. (Euronext Paris, NASDAQ Copenhagen: ONXEO FR0010095596), a biotechnology company specializing in the development of innovative drugs in oncology, notably against rare or resistant forms of cancer, announces that today’s Ordinary Shareholders’ General Meeting approved all the resolutions submitted to their vote, with over 88% of favorable votes.
In particular, the Ordinary General Meeting renewed the terms of office of Mr. Thomas Hofstaetter as director. Mr. Hofstaetter is Chair of the Onxeo’s Compensation and Business Development Committees.
The quorum of 20.07% did not permit the resolutions to be discussed on an extraordinary basis. The Company’s shareholders are thus invited to attend an Extraordinary General Meeting on the second notice which will be held on June 19, 2018 at 2 pm (CEST) at the Company's headquarters (49, boulevard du Général Martial Valin, 75015 Paris, France) to deliberate on the same agenda.
The vote of the shareholders who voted by mail for the first general meeting remains valid and counted for the general meeting on the second notice.
Onxeo (Euronext Paris, NASDAQ Copenhagen: ONXEO) is a French biotechnology company developing innovative oncology drugs based on DNA-targeting and epigenetics, two of the most sought-after mechanisms of action in cancer treatment today. The Company is focused on bringing early-stage first-in-class or disruptive compounds (proprietary, acquired or in-licensed) from translational research to clinical proof-of-concept, a value-creating inflection point appealing to potential partners.
Onxeo’s R&D pipeline includes belinostat, an HDAC inhibitor (epigenetics) currently being developed in oral form to be used in combination with other anti-cancer agents for liquid or solid tumors. Belinostat is already conditionally FDA-approved in the US as a 2nd line treatment for patients with peripheral T cell lymphoma and marketed in the US by Onxeo’s partner, Spectrum Pharmaceuticals, under the name Beleodaq® (belinostat IV form).
Onxeo is also developing AsiDNA™, a first-in-class DNA break repair inhibitor based on a unique decoy mechanism. AsiDNA™ has already successfully completed a Phase I trial in metastatic melanoma via local administration, and is currently being developed for systemic (IV) administration in solid tumors.
AsiDNA™ is the first compound generated from platON™, the Company’s proprietary chemistry platform of decoy oligonucleotides based on three components, a sequence of double strand oligonucleotides, a linker and a cellular uptake facilitator. PlatON™ will continue to generate new compounds that will broaden Onxeo’s pipeline.
For further information, please visit www.onxeo.com.
Forward looking statements
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