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Critical Pharmaceuticals Raise GBP650K
Date:11/10/2008

Investors Endorse CriticalMix Drug Delivery Technology and own Pipeline

Potential

NOTTINGHAM, England, November 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Critical Pharmaceuticals, the speciality pharmaceuticals company, today announced that it had successfully closed a third round of investment totalling GBP650,000. Based on the company's success in developing its unique CriticalMix delivery technology and matching pipeline of candidate drugs, the funding was fully supported by existing shareholders. The company has now raised in excess of GBP2 million in investment and grants since its formation in 2004 as a spin-out from Nottingham University. It also follows the recent announcement of preclinical results for a sustained release somatropin formulation, which demonstrated considerable advantages over existing once-daily products.

Lisbeth Illum, Chief Executive Officer Critical Pharmaceuticals welcomed the new round: "The new funds will be used to advance the development of our pipeline of candidate drugs and drug delivery technologies, secure and develop our intellectual property portfolio and invest in our business development capability to secure partnerships with pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies. Already we are attracting growing interest from leading names who can see the advantages of using our drug delivery technology platforms across their drug pipelines. We believe this points to an exciting future for investors and employees. We are also delighted to have attracted new investors in this round as well as the continuing and invaluable support from East Midlands Business Angels (EMBA) and the University of Nottingham who have been with us from the start."

This confidence was mirrored by one of the lead investors, Jonathan Earl, Investment Director with Catapult Venture Managers: "We believe Critical Pharmaceuticals represents an exciting opportunity. The CriticalMix drug delivery technology not only provides pha
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