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Chronic Lung Disease - Axentis Pharma Attracts Investment Interest
Date:2/2/2009

ZURICH, February 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Axentis Pharma AG is to present its recent successes in developing and financing a new therapeutic formulation for treating chronic lung disease at the 2nd Annual European Life Science CEO Forum in Zurich, Switzerland. This invited talk comes just three weeks after the company was asked to present its recent achievements at the Biotech Showcase 2009 in San Francisco, USA. Part of the company's ongoing success story is a recent capital increase that was exceptionally well subscribed by existing private investors.

SIX Swiss Exchange AG is Europe's leading stock exchange for life science companies. Its sponsorship of the European Life Science CEO Forum for Partnering & Investing helps make this one of Europe's most exclusive and highly transactional partnering events.

At this year's forum (February 3 - 4) Dr. Susanne Acklin, COO of Axentis Pharma AG, will be presenting the company's recent successes in developing and financing a new therapeutic formulation for treating chronic lung disease. "2008 was extremely successful for Axentis", explains Acklin. "Our lead product ARB-CF0223 - a liposomal formulation of tobramycin, delivered directly to the site of infection via standard nebulisers - produced very satisfying data from a phase I clinical trial; we initiated a clinical phase II trial and a subsequent capital increase was well received - and subscribed - by our existing private investors. We are very happy with the current position of Axentis and consider it the right time to present the company to experienced institutional investors. That's why we are participating here in Zurich."

Dr. Acklin also serves as Vice President Life Sciences at Venture Valuation AG, a leading independent Swiss company specializing in assessing, valuing and monitoring start-up companies. In this position Acklin has valued well over 100 life science companies and recently deci
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