SOURCE: OctoPlus N.V.

October 10, 2008 02:16 ET

OctoPlus announces dates for AGM and for publication of 2007 annual report and 2008 half-year results

LEIDEN, NETHERLANDS--(Marketwire - October 10, 2008) -


OctoPlus N.V. ("OctoPlus" or the "Company") (Euronext: OCTO), the drug delivery company, announces today the publication date for its Annual Report 2007 and its results for the six-month period ended 30 June 2008, and the date for its Annual General Meeting of Shareholders (AGM).

- Thursday 16 October: publication of Annual Report 2007 and the results for the first half-year of 2008

- Thursday 6 November: Annual General Meeting of Shareholders in Leiden.

An Agenda for the AGM and location details will be published shortly.

About OctoPlus

OctoPlus N.V. is a product-oriented biopharmaceutical company committed to the creation of improved pharmaceutical products that are based on OctoPlus' proprietary drug delivery technologies and have fewer side effects, improved patient convenience and a better efficacy/safety balance than existing therapies. Rather than seeking to discover novel drug candidates through early stage research activities, OctoPlus focuses on the development of long-acting, controlled release versions of known protein therapeutics, other drugs, and vaccines.

Our pipeline consists of 5 products in pre-clinical and clinical development. The lead product incorporating our technology is Locteron, a controlled release formulation of interferon alfa for the treatment of chronic hepatitis C, which has been licensed to Biolex Therapeutics and is being manufactured by OctoPlus. Locteron is currently in Phase II clinical studies. Furthermore, our pipeline comprises a product candidate for the treatment of chronic middle ear infection, which is in Phase II clinical development, a pre-clinical GLP-1 analogue product candidate for the treatment of diabetes and two pre-clinical-stage single-shot vaccines.

In addition, OctoPlus is a European leading provider of advanced drug formulation and clinical scale manufacturing services to the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries, with a focus on difficult-to-formulate active pharmaceutical ingredients.

OctoPlus is listed on Euronext Amsterdam by NYSE Euronext under the symbol OCTO. For more information about OctoPlus, please visit our website www.octoplus.nl.

This document may contain certain forward-looking statements relating to the business, financial performance and results of OctoPlus N.V. and the industry in which it operates. These statements are based on OctoPlus N.V.'s current plans, estimates and projections, as well as its expectations of external conditions and events. In particular the words "expect", "anticipate", "predict", "estimate", "project", "plan", "may", "should", "would", "will", "intend", "believe" and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. We caution investors that a number of important factors, and the inherent risks and uncertainties that such statements involve, could cause actual results or outcomes to differ materially from those expressed in any forward-looking statements. In the event of any inconsistency between an English version and a Dutch version of this document, the English version will prevail over the Dutch version.

Press release in PDF format: http://hugin.info/137076/R/1258029/275060.pdf

Contact Information

  • For further information, please contact:
    Rianne Roukema
    Corporate Communications
    telephone number
    +31 (71) 524 1071
    e-mail: IR@octoplus.nl