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Avacta Group - Rapid Progress of Immuno-oncology Programs

KEY INVESTOR MESSAGES

  • Faster than expected development of the second immuno-oncology (I-O) program, a LAG3 inhibitor, allows company to evolve its lead program into a more ambitious LAG3/PD-L1 bispecific aiming to enter the clinic in 2020
  • Good progress of the ongoing external collaborations in two key areas: gene delivery (Moderna, OncoSec, FIT Biotech) and drug conjugates (Glythera)
  • Expect further licensing deals for Affimer reagents, based on multiple on-going evaluations
  • Stock price weakness reflects in our view uncertainty around a likely capital raise before year end rather than the company's strong fundamentals

 

Executive summary

We have updated our chart showing key milestones expected in the near term for the numerous in-house and external programs. 
 
The initial research phase of the collaboration with Moderna has a natural end point in May 2018; we expect Avacta to potentially announce an extension of this collaboration in the next couple of months or to have transferred an Affimer to Moderna for them to develop.

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Price: £0.22

Market: AIM
Market Cap: £25.85 m
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