Deutsche Effecten- und Wechsel-Beteiligungsges. AG

EANS-News: DEWB Investment Holding NOXXON Confirms Total Capital Raise of EUR35m

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Corporate news transmitted by euro adhoc. The issuer/originator is solely responsible for the content of this announcement. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Company Information Berlin, Germany, 12 October 2010 (euro adhoc) - NOXXON Pharma AG (website) announced today that in addition to the financing of EUR33m which was recently announced on 27 May 2010 (see press release), it has concluded a further capital raise of EUR2m which brings the total amount raised in this series D financing to EUR35m in aggregate. The new investors who elected to participate in this financing round include CD Ventures and other private investors. Iain Buchanan, CEO of NOXXON Pharma AG, commented: "We are pleased to welcome new investors to NOXXON´s shareholder base and to conclude this enhanced round of financing. The company is poised to enter a new phase in its growth as the main assets progress in clinical development. Maintaining a strong balance sheet is essential as we look to build value." General contact: Emmanuelle Delabre NOXXON Pharma AG Max-Dohrn-Strasse 8-10 10589 Berlin, Germany Phone: + 49-30-726247-100 FAX: + 49-30-726247-225 Email: Website: About NOXXON NOXXON Pharma AG is a biotechnology company developing a promising new class of therapeutics called Spiegelmers, which are oligonucleotides made from the L-stereoisomer of RNA. Spiegelmers can be engineered to bind specifically to a precisely defined biological target and have been shown to be potent inhibitors. Clinical and pre-clinical studies of Spiegelmers to date have shown them to be exceptionally safe, well-tolerated, biologically stable and non-immunogenic. NOXXON has three programs in development, two of which have successfully completed their first Phase I clinical studies. The company has approximately 60 employees based at its headquarters in Berlin. NOXXON´s investors are NGN Capital, TVM Capital, Sofinnova Partners, Edmond de Rothschild Investment Partners, Deutsche Effecten- und Wechsel-Beteiligungsgesellschaft (DEWB), Seventure Partners, The Dow Chemical Company, Dieckell Group, Oppenheim Asset Management Services, IBG Risikokapitalfonds, VC Fonds Berlin, CD Ventures and others. About Spiegelmers® Spiegelmers® (L-stereoisomer RNA oligonucleotides) are chemical entities based on synthetic mirror-image oligonucleotides which are highly selective for their pharmacological target and potent inhibitors of target function. They combine the benefits of small molecule drugs and biopharmaceuticals. Due to their unique mirror-image configuration Spiegelmers® are not metabolized and do not hybridize with native nucleic acids. Spiegelmers® also do not activate the innate immune response via toll-like receptors and showed an exceptionally favorable immunogenicity profile in pre-clinical testing. end of announcement euro adhoc -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ots Originaltext: Deutsche Effecten- und Wechsel-Beteiligungsges. AG Im Internet recherchierbar: Further inquiry note: Marco Scheidler Tel.: +49 (0) 3641 573-3600 E-Mail: Branche: Financial & Business Services ISIN: DE0008041005 WKN: 804100 Börsen: Berlin / free trade Stuttgart / free trade München / free trade Frankfurt / Open Market / Entry Standard

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