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Paris, France, July 10th. 2018. Sofinnova Partners, a leading venture capital firm specialized in Life Sciences, today announced that Otsuka Holdings is acquiring its portfolio company ReCor Medical, a medical device company specialized in the treatment of hypertension. The terms of the acquisition are being withheld due to non-disclosure obligations.

ReCor Medical was created in 2009 by Sofinnova Partners, Mano Iyer – who was then entrepreneur-in-residence at Sofinnova Partners and now Chief Operating Officer of ReCor – and Professor Jacques Seguin, MD, who became a large private investor in ReCor. Prof. Seguin was previously founder and CEO of CoreValve, a past Sofinnova portfolio company and a leader in the transcatheter valve replacement space, which was sold to Medtronic. Sofinnova Partners was the sole venture capital investor in ReCor Medical and remained its largest shareholder until the sale to Otsuka.

ReCor Medical is an innovative medical device company that developed the Paradise System, a proprietary ultrasound ablation system for renal denervation (RDN). RDN is a new potential therapeutic approach for the treatment of hypertension, one of the most prevalent medical conditions. ReCor recently announced positive results of its landmark RADIANCE-HTN SOLO hypertension study at EuroPCR 2018.

Antoine Papiernik, Managing Partner at Sofinnova Partners and ReCor Board Member, said: “ReCor perfectly illustrates our investment strategy: we worked hand-in-hand with Mano Iyer to create the business vision and plan for ReCor. We then founded and funded the company, and opened our network of experts, key opinion leaders and board members to help grow it. We brought trusted entrepreneurs Jay Watkins as Chairman and Andy Weiss as CEO to help guide and operate the company through to a corporate transaction to our partner Otsuka.”

Jay Watkins, Chairman of ReCor Medical said: “Sofinnova Partners remains one of few VCs willing to fund early-stage med-tech ventures targeting large and important new markets. The firm played a critical role throughout ReCor’s life, and has proven to be a reliable, value-added partner for the company. The field of renal denervation has been a complex one over the last few years with periods of euphoria and periods of doubt. Sofinnova Partners’ support remained constant throughout, helping to build a strong partnership with Otsuka and then navigate through the challenges to a very successful trade sale.”

Mano Iyer, Founder and COO of ReCor Medical added: “ReCor is a success story because Sofinnova Partners, consistent with its philosophy, saw the value of an opportunity which did not yet exist. It had the vision to create and fund the company, not only in the very beginning, but also during the critical early years. Despite the dramatic swings in the field, Sofinnova Partners’ confidence in me and in the management team was essential to keep us motivated when others lost hope. This great exit is therefore particularly sweet.”

Andrew M. Weiss, CEO of ReCor Medical adds: “I came to ReCor thanks to Antoine Papiernik’s introduction to the company. With his help, our team developed the partnership with Otsuka and was able to remain focused on value creation. The recent announcement of our positive RADIANCE-HTN SOLO study results and now the merger with Otsuka demonstrate that our teamwork with Sofinnova Partners was successful. We now have an opportunity to transform the treatment of hypertension and benefit millions of potential patients while providing a solid return for our investors. I look forward to continuing to work to make this technology a possible standard of care in hypertension treatment”.

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About Sofinnova Partners
Sofinnova Partners is a leading European venture capital firm specialized in Life Sciences. Based in Paris, France, the firm brings together a team of professionals from all over Europe, the US and China. The firm focuses on paradigm shifting technologies alongside visionary entrepreneurs. Sofinnova Partners seeks to invest as a lead or cornerstone investor in seed, start-ups, corporate spin-offs and late stage companies. It has backed nearly 500 companies over more than 45 years, creating market leaders around the globe. Today, Sofinnova Partners has over €1.9 billion under management. For more information: www.sofinnova.fr

About ReCor Medical, Inc.
ReCor Medical is a medical device company that designs and manufactures the Paradise System, a proprietary ultrasound ablation system for renal denervation (RDN). RDN is a new potential therapeutic approach for the treatment of hypertension, one of the most prevalent medical conditions. The Paradise System is approved for sale in the EU and bears a CE mark, but is not approved for sale in the United States. The System’s intravascular catheters denervate renal nerves by combining the protection of water-based cooling of the renal artery with high intensity ultrasound energy for circumferential renal nerve ablation. The Paradise System has been studied in clinical trials of approximately 300 patients to date. Following the positive outcomes of the RADIANCE-HTN SOLO trial, ReCor will continue its evaluations of Paradise in RADIANCE-HTN TRIO (a feasibility study of patients with resistant hypertension) and REQUIRE (a pivotal study of patients with resistant hypertension in Japan and Korea), and launch the RADIANCE II pivotal study (a study of patients with moderate hypertension) in the United States and Europe.

About Otsuka Holdings Co., Ltd. and Otsuka Medical Devices Co., Ltd.
Otsuka Holdings Co., Ltd. is the holding company of the Otsuka group, a global healthcare group headquartered in Tokyo, Japan. With operations in pharmaceuticals, nutraceuticals, medical devices and other health-related businesses, the group generated worldwide sales of JPY1,240 billion in the fiscal year ended December 2017.

Established in 2011, Otsuka Medical Devices Co., Ltd. is a fully-owned subsidiary of Otsuka Holdings and one of its core operating subsidiaries. Otsuka Medical Devices focuses on the development and commercialization of endovascular devices that provide new therapeutic options in areas where patient needs cannot be met through pharmaceutical or other conventional treatment.
Otsuka Medical Devices conducts the REQUIRE trial for renal denervation in hypertensive patients (n=140), who are uncontrolled on 3 or more medications including a diuretic, in Japan and Korea through its subsidiary JIMRO Co., Ltd.


PARIS, France, and CAMBRIDGE Mass. USA —February 21st, 2017—Lysogene, (the “Company” FR0013233475 – LYS) a leading, clinical-stage biotechnology company specializing in gene therapy for rare central nervous system diseases, today announces that the European Medicines Agency (EMA) has granted orphan drug designation to LYS-GM101, the Company’s gene therapy drug candidate for treatment of GM1 Gangliosidosis (GM1). The U.S. Food and Drug Administration also granted an orphan drug designation and a rare pediatric disease designation to LYS-GM101 earlier this year. “The EMA Orphan Drug Designation for LYS-GM101 is a key regulatory milestone further validating the medical plausibility of our approach,” stated Karen Aiach, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Lysogene. “This designation will further facilitate and accelerate clinical development of our treatment. It is good news for patients suffering from this severe neurodegenerative disease and we look forward to studying this therapy further as we approach our upcoming Phase I/II clinical trial (LYS-GM101) in 2018.” LYS-GM101 is designed to replace a defective gene in the cells of GM1 patients, in order to allow for production of the functional enzyme and to prevent the progressive nature of the neurological damage caused by GM1 in humans. About the Orphan Drug Designation (ODD)
An ODD by the EMA allows a pharmaceutical company to benefit from incentives from the EU to develop a medicine for a rare disease. Applications for ODD are examined by the Committee for Orphan Medicinal Products (COMP), which adopts an opinion that is forwarded to the European Commission (EC). The EC then decides whether to grant an orphan designation for the medicine in question within 30 days of receipt of the COMP opinion. Pharmaceutical companies that obtain ODD benefit from a number of incentives, including protocol assistance, a type of scientific advice specific for designated orphan medicines, and market exclusivity once the medicine is on the market. Fee reductions are also available, depending on the status of the sponsor and the type of service required

About GM1
GM1 is an extremely severe, autosomal recessive disease caused by a mutation in the GLB1 gene encoding for the lysosomal acid beta-balactosidase (ßgal) enzyme. The resulting enzymatic deficiency leads to accumulation of GM1-ganglioside in cells. Clinical presentation is mainly neurological with rapidly progressive impairment (motor, cognitive and behavioral) leading to premature death, mostly in early childhood. It is a devastating disease for patients and families. There is currently no disease modifying treatment available.

About Lysogene
Lysogene is a clinical stage biotechnology company pioneering the basic research and clinical development of AAV gene therapy for CNS disorders with a high unmet medical need. Since 2009, Lysogene has established a solid platform and network, with lead products in Mucopolysaccharidosis Type IIIA and GM1 Gangliosidosis, to become a global leader in orphan CNS diseases. Lysogene has also obtained ODD by the EMA and FDA and rare pediatric designation by the FDA for its MPS IIIA program.
Lysogene is listed on the Euronext regulated market in Paris (ISIN code: FR0013233475)
For more information, visit www.lysogene.com.

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Montreal, February 20, 2017. BioAmber Inc. (NYSE:BIOA) announced today that Jean-Francois Huc has resigned as President and CEO and Fabrice Orecchioni, the company’s COO, has been named President, effective immediately.

In his role as COO over the past four years, Fabrice has overseen the construction, start-up and operation of the manufacturing plant in Sarnia and the management of the Mitsui JV. Fabrice has also been extensively involved in the negotiations with CJ CheilJedang for the proposed China JV.

Mr. Huc, who stepped down for personal reasons, will remain a member of the board of directors and will also assume an advisory role with the management team to help ensure a smooth transition.

About BioAmber
BioAmber (NYSE: BIOA) is a renewable materials company. Its innovative technology platform combines biotechnology and catalysis to convert renewable feedstock into building block materials that are used in a wide variety of everyday products including plastics, paints, textiles, food additives and personal care products. For more information visit www.bio-amber.com

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Paris, France – February 14th, 2017 – Pixium Vision, a company developing innovative bionic vision systems with the intention to allow patients who have lost their sight to lead more independent lives, today announced that the German Institute for the Hospital Remuneration System (InEK) has granted NUB (Neue Untersuchungs- und Behandlungsmethoden) Status-1 for IRIS®II, Pixium Vision’s first bionic vision system, equipped with a bio-inspired camera and a 150 electrodes epi-retinal implant with a proprietary design intended to be explantable and upgradable.
The NUB process allows negotiations between hospitals and statutory health insurances on the potential reimbursement of new medical treatments in the German statutory health insurance system (detailed information on the NUB process and Status is available at http://www.g-drg.de/G-DRG-System_2017/Neue_Untersuchungs-_und_Behandlungsmethoden_NUB). Based on NUB Status-1 for IRIS® II, ophthalmic hospitals can negotiate reimbursement coverage under the German statutory health insurance system for IRIS®II treatment for patients with advanced outer retinal degeneration due to Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP). A NUB decision is valid for one year and can be renewed annually. Khalid Ishaque, Chief Executive Officer of Pixium Vision said: “After having received the CE mark for IRIS®II, obtaining market access and reimbursement has been the main focus as we continue on our mission towards innovative treatment options. We intend to progressively expand availability across Germany as well as other regions. Obtaining the NUB Status-1 supports our ongoing efforts to bring innovations in bionic vision capabilities to patients blinded by retinal dystrophies.” The clinical centers offering IRIS®II initially include ophthalmic hospitals at the following university clinics:  Universitätsklinikum Aachen  Universitätsklinikum Bonn  Universitätsklinikum Freiburg  Universitätsklinikum Hamburg-Eppendorf  Klinikum der Universität München

Pixium Vision
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IRIS®II is a bionic vision system equipped with a bio-inspired camera and a 150 electrodes epi-retinal implant with a proprietary design intended to be explantable and eventually upgradable for patients who have lost sight due to Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP).
The Company received CE mark for IRIS®II in 2016, enabling Pixium to launch its commercial activities subject to reimbursement availabilities. CE mark approval for IRIS®II system enables the company to file for national reimbursements. The Company is working initially with public reimbursement authorities for innovative technologies for medical devices in France (under “Forfait Innovation”) and in Germany (with NUB).

Pixium Vision’s mission is to create a world of bionic vision for those who have lost their sight, enabling them to regain partial visual perception and greater autonomy. Pixium Vision’s bionic vision systems are associated with a surgical intervention as well as a rehabilitation period.
The company is developing two bionic retinal implant systems. IRIS®II, the company first bionic system, obtained CE mark in July 2016. In parallel, Pixium Vision has recently completed the pre-clinical study phases for PRIMA, a sub-retinal miniaturized wireless photovoltaic implant platform, and is planning to initiate first-in-human trials.
Pixium Vision collaborates closely with academic and research partners spanning across prestigious vision research institutions including the Institut de la Vision in Paris, the Hansen Experimental Physics Laboratory at Stanford University, and Moorfields Eye Hospital in London. The company is EN ISO 13485 certified.
For more information, please visit: www.pixium-vision.com;

This press release may expressly or implicitly contain forward-looking statements relating to Pixium Vision and its activity. Such statements are related to known or unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that could lead actual results, financial conditions, performance or achievements to differ materially from Vision Pixium results, financial conditions, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward looking statements.
Pixium Vision provides this press release as of the aforementioned date and does not commit to update forward looking statements contained herein, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.
For a description of risks and uncertainties which could lead to discrepancies between actual results, financial condition, performance or achievements and those contained in the forward-looking statements, please refer to Chapter 4 “Risk Factors” of the company’s Registration Document filed with the AMF under number R16-033 on April 28, 2016 which can be found on the websites of the AMF – AMF (www.amf-france.org) and of Pixium Vision (www.pixium-vision.com).
IRIS® is a trademark of Pixium-Vision SA
Pixium Vision is listed on Euronext Paris (Compartment C). Pixium Vision shares are eligible for the French tax incentivized PEA-PME and FCPI investment vehicles.
Euronext ticker: PIX – ISIN: FR0011950641 – Reuters: PIX.PA – Bloomberg: PIX:FP


Berlin, Germany, February 10, 2017 – NOXXON Pharma N.V. (Alternext Paris: ALNOX), a biotechnology company whose core focus is on cancer treatment, has today announced that Jarl Ulf Jungnelius, M.D., Ph.D. will take over the role of Chief Medical Officer. Dr. Jungnelius, who is already familiar with the company’s programs in a consulting capacity, will now increase his involvement with NOXXON, allowing for a period of overlap with Dr. Matthias Baumann whose current contract as Chief Medical Officer expires in June 2017.

Dr. Jungnelius’ career includes leadership positions at Celgene, Pfizer, Takeda and Eli Lilly & Company and significant roles in the approval of several successful oncology drugs including Abraxane®, Gemzar®, Alimta® and Revlimid®. Of particular relevance to NOXXON is his prior experience in immune-oncology and his involvement with two agents that have been approved for pancreatic cancer, one of the indications pursued in the upcoming clinical trial of NOX-A12 in combination with Keytruda® which will be conducted in collaboration with Merck & Co. / MSD.
“I am pleased to take on the role of CMO to work with the NOXXON team and excited by the opportunity to work with agents targeting the tumor microenvironment which I believe is an approach with significant potential for patients,” commented Dr. Jarl Ulf Jungnelius.

“Jarl Ulf is a great fit for NOXXON as we continue our transition to a clinical oncology company. His extensive experience in oncology clinical development in the US and Europe will be invaluable as we develop NOX-A12 to target the tumor microenvironment,” commented Dr. Aram Mangasarian, CEO of NOXXON.

“On behalf of the board I want to thank Matthias for all excellent work he has done for NOXXON Pharma across multiple programs in the last years and for the professional and pragmatic way he is managing this transition,” commented Dr. Hubert Birner, Chairman of NOXXON.

Further Information about Dr. Jarl Ulf Jungnelius
Jarl Ulf Jungnelius, M.D., Ph.D. worked at Celgene from 2007 to 2014 where he served as Vice President of Clinical Research and Development, Solid Tumors. Prior to that post Dr. Jungnelius held leadership positions at Takeda, Pfizer and Eli Lilly & Company, where he was responsible for clinical development of oncology programs as well as involved in business development. Dr. Jungnelius held important responsibilities in the clinical development of several successful oncology drugs, including Abraxane®, Gemzar®, Alimta® and Revlimid®. He is an oncologist with more than 25 years of clinical and research experience at both large pharmaceutical companies and academic organizations. Dr. Jungnelius is currently Chief Medical Officer at VAXIMM, Supervisory Board director of Isofol Medical AB, Biovica International AB and Monocl AB and has been a director at Oncopeptides AB since April 2011. He received both a Bachelor of Science degree and his M.D. from the Karolinska Institute inStockholm Sweden.
For more information, please contact:
NOXXON Pharma N.V.
Aram Mangasarian, Ph.D., Chief Executive Officer
Tel. +49 (0) 30 726 2470

Florent Alba
Tel. +33 (0) 1 44 71 98 55

NOXXON Pharma N.V. is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on cancer treatment.
NOXXON’s goal is to significantly enhance the effectiveness of cancer treatments including immunooncology approaches (such as immune checkpoint inhibitors) and current standards of care (such as chemotherapy and radiotherapy). NOXXON’s Spiegelmer® platform has generated a proprietary pipeline of clinical-stage product candidates including its lead cancer drug candidate NOX-A12, which is the subject of a clinical immuno-oncology collaboration agreement with Merck & Co. / MSD (NYSE: MRK) to
study NOX-A12 combined with Keytruda® (pembrolizumab) in pancreatic and colorectal cancer. NOXXON
is supported by a strong group of leading international investors, including TVM Capital, Sofinnova
Partners, Edmond de Rothschild Investment Partners, DEWB, NGN and Seventure. NOXXON has its
statutory seat in Amsterdam, The Netherlands and its office in Berlin, Germany. Further information can
be found at: www.noxxon.com


• €22.6 m raised on Euronext Paris which combined with the €2 m issued from convertibles bonds exercised by Alto Invest, will enable Lysogene to increase its share capital up to €24.6 m
• €15 m from historical shareholders: Sofinnova Partners, BpiFrance Investissement (InnoBio) and Novo A/S
• New partner joining Lysogene: Financière Arbevel with €2 m
• Market capitalisation of approximately €82.1 m
• Offer price set at €6.80 per share corresponding to the low-range price of the Offering

Paris, France – February 7, 2017— Lysogene (the “Company”), a biotechnology company specializing in gene therapy targeting two rare CNS diseases announced today the success of its initial public offering on Compartment C of the Euronext regulated market in Paris (“Euronext Paris”), by way of an Open Price Offering (“OPO”) and a Global Placement (“Global Placement”, together with OPO, the “Offering” ), raising €22.6 m by means of a capital increase.

“We are very pleased to announce today the success of our initial public offering on Euronext Paris, which constitues a step that is a key milestone in the development of our company.” states Karen Aiach, founder and CEO of Lysogene. “This IPO will enable us to pursue the development of two drugs to treat two polysdisabling, devastating and deadly diseases of the central nervous system, which start in infancy and lead to the patients premature death. By focusing directly on the cause, our treatments aim to cure these diseases the medical needs of which are largely unsatisfied and currently uncovered. We would like to take this opportunity to thank our shareholders such as Sofinnova Partners, BpiFrance Investissement (InnoBio) and Novo A/S as well as new partners such as Financière Arbevel and Alto Invest in connection with the conversion of its convertible bonds, which have joined us during this IPO.”

“We are pleased to have supported an entrepreneur like Karen, who developed in record-time, along with her team, an innovative technology in gene therapy for the treatment of rare and deadly central nervous system diseases. This IPO tops off a unique and remarkable track-record in the Biotech sector, in order to address important unmet medical needs.” state Rafaele Tordjman de Sofinnova Partners et Chahra Louafi de BpiFrance Investissement, both members of Lysogene’s Board of Directors.

The price of the OPO and the Global Placement is €6.80 per share. 3,323,567 new shares will be issued in the context of the Offering, allowing for a capital increase of €22,600,256 (including issuance premium), up to approximately 95% of the initially envisaged capital increase without the overallotment option.

The order book is built around leading, specialist, French and european, institutional investors:
• Global Placement: total subscription demand of €22.9 m
• Open Price Offering: demand of €1.6 m
The subscription commitments as mentioned in the note d’opération have been fulfilled. The historical shareholders, Sofinnova Partners, BpiFrance Investissement (InnoBio) participated in the Offering with €15 m and a new partner joined Lysogene, Financière Arbevel, with €2 m.
On the basis of a price per share of €6.80, Lysogene’s market capitalisation is approximately €82.1 following the transaction.

The 3,323,567 shares offered within the context of the Offering will be allocated as follows:
• Global Placement: 3,091,786 shares allocated to institutional investors (representing 93.03% of the total number of shares allocated);
• OPO: 231,781 shares allocated (representing 6.97% of the total number of shares allocated);
• In respect to the OPO, A1 and A2 orders will be 100% satisfied

Lysogene’s free float will be approximately 11.69% of the share capital.
The Share Capital Increase, combined with the €2 m resulting from the conversion of the convertible bonds of Alto Invest, will enable Lysogene to increase its share capital up to €24.6 m.
Trading on Compartment C of Euronext Paris will begin at 9.00 a.m. on February 8, 2017 in the form of when-issued shares on a single listing line entitled “Lysogene – Promesses” and will be subject to delivery of the custodian’s certificate relating to the issuing of the new shares.
Clearing-settlement of the shares issued in respect of the open price offer and global placement will take place on February 9, 2017. The shares will be traded on Euronext Paris under ISIN code FR0013233475 and ticker LYS as of February 10, 2017.

As from February 8, 2017, and for a period of one-year automatically renewable period, Lysogene has entered into a liquidity contract with French broker Gilbert Dupont that complies with the code of ethics issued by the AMAFI and approved by the French AMF on March 21, 2011.
For the implementation of such contract, €300,000 in cash have been credited to the liquidity account.
Lysogene’s capital distribution after the Offering
The calculation of the free float takes into account the number of shares held by the public 6.82%, Alto Invest 2.44%, and Financière Arbevel 2.44%.

Rationale for the Offering

The purpose of the Offering is to provide the Company with additional financial resources to fund its activities and pursue the development of its technology platforms and drug candidates. The proceeds of the Offering will mainly finance:
• the completion of the Pivot Phase study in Europe and the United States of LYS-SAF302, for the treatment of MPS IIIA, with up to two-thirds of the net proceeds of the Offering,
• the completion of the Phase I/II study of LYS-GM101 for the treatment of GM1 Gangliosidosis, with up to approximately one-fourth of the net proceeds of the Offering, and
• the remainder of the net proceeds of the Offering (one-twelfth) will finance the Company’s continuing activities aside from the foregoing two R&D programs.

Indicative timetable of the IPO

February 8, 2017  Start of trading of the shares on Euronext Paris in the form of “when-issued” shares (traded under the symbol “Lysogene-Promesses”)
February 9, 2017  Clearing-settlement of the Offering
February 10, 2017  Opening of trading of the Lysogene shares on Euronext Paris under the symbol “Lysogene”

Joint Lead Managers and Bookrunners
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Identification codes for Lysogene shares
• Company name: “Lysogene”
• ISIN code: FR0013233475
• Ticker: LYS
• Compartment: Euronext Paris (Compartment C)
• Sector: 4573 – Biotechnology

How to obtain the Prospectus
Copies of the prospectus for the Offering and the admission of Lysogene shares to Euronext’s regulated market in Paris consisting of (i) the document de base approved by the French Autorité des Marchés Financiers (“AMF”) on January 9, 2017 under no. I.17-001 and (ii) the note d’opération with the summary of the prospectus, approved by the AMF on January 24, 2017 under no. 17-031, are available free of charge upon request from Lysogene (18-20 rue Jacques Dulud, 92200 Neuilly-sur-Seine) and from the Company’s (www.lysogene.com) and the AMF’s (www.amf-france.org) websites.

Risk factors
Investors are advised to read carefully the risk factors presented in Chapter 4 “Risk factors” of the document de base and especially the factors in section 4.2 “Risks arising from the Company’s business activities and products”, giving special regard to the factors in section 4.2.5 “Risks related to financing the development of the Company’s business activities” to the extent that the Company does not yet generate any revenue, and Chapter 2 “Risks related to the Offering” of the note d’opération.

About Lysogene
Lysogene is a clinical-stage biotechnology company pioneering in the basic research and clinical development of gene therapies that use vectors derived from adeno-associated viruses to treat rare and fatal central nervous system disorders in children, for which, to the best of the Company’s knowledge, no current treatment exists. Since 2009, Lysogene has established a solid platform and extensive network, along with innovative products in MPS IIIA and GM1 Gangliosidosis, to become a global leader in gene therapies for rare and fatal central nervous system diseases.

For more information, visit www.lysogene.com
About Sofinnova Partners
Sofinnova Partners is an independent venture capital firm based in Paris, France. For more than 40 years, the firm has backed nearly 500 companies at different stages of their development – pure creations, spin-offs, as well as turnaround situations – and worked alongside key entrepreneurs in the Life Sciences industry around the globe. With over €1.3 billion of funds under management, Sofinnova Partners has created market leaders with its experienced team and hands-on approach in building portfolio companies through to exit. Sofinnova Partners supports Lysogene since its seed funding in 2013.

For more information, please visit: www.sofinnova.fr

About BpiFrance Investissements
BpiFrance, a subsidiary of the French state and the Caisse des Dépôts and the entrepreneurs’ trusted partner, finances businesses from the seed phase to IPO, through loans, guarantees and equity investments.
BpiFrance also provides operational services and strong support for innovation, export, and external growth in partnership with Business France.
BpiFrance offers to businesses a large range of financing opportunities at each key step of their development, including offers adapted to regional specificities.
With its 47 regional offices (90% of decisions are made locally) BpiFrance represents a strategic tool for economic competitiveness dedicated to entrepreneurs.
BpiFrance acts as a back-up for initiatives driven by the French State and the Regions to tackle 3 goals: contributing to SME’s growth, preparing tomorrow’s competitiveness and contributing to the development of a positive entrepreneur ecosystem.
With BpiFrance, businesses benefit from a powerful, efficient and close representative, to answer all their needs in terms of financing, innovation and investment.

For more information, please visit: www.bpifrance.fr

Sarah Ankri
VP Finance
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Julie Coulot
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Media relations
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First sale and implant in Germany following CE Marking

Dublin – Ireland, 1 February 2017 – Mainstay Medical International plc (“Mainstay” or the “Company”, Euronext Paris: MSTY.PA and ESM of the Irish Stock Exchange: MSTY.IE), a medical device company focused on bringing to market ReActiv8®, an implantable neurostimulation system to treat disabling Chronic Low Back Pain (“CLBP”), announces the first sale and implant of ReActiv8 in Germany.
The ReActiv8 implant was performed by Dr. med. Francis Kilian, Orthopedic and Neurosurgeon at the Catholic Hospital Koblenz-Montabaur in Koblenz Germany.
Dr. Kilian commented: “As spine surgeons we are always looking to address the underlying cause of a patient’s condition but until now we had no effective option to offer to patients with Chronic Low Back Pain due to impaired control of their back muscles. ReActiv8 represents a significant breakthrough for this large group of patients who are not candidates for spine surgery and fills an important void in our restorative treatment portfolio.”
ReActiv8 works by electrically stimulating the nerves responsible for contracting the key stabilizing muscles of the lumbar spine. Activation of these muscles to restore functional spine stability has been shown to facilitate recovery from CLBP.
Peter Crosby, CEO of Mainstay, commented: “The first sale and implant of ReActiv8 in Germany is an important milestone for Mainstay. We are fully committed to working with our customers to integrate ReActiv8 into their routine clinical practice and provide a new option for many people suffering from chronic low back pain.”
Mainstay’s European commercial activities for ReActiv8 are initially focused on Germany where the Company aims to drive adoption of ReActiv8 in a select number of high volume multi-disciplinary spine care centers. As the Company gains experience and momentum, it will expand to other sites and countries.
Mainstay received CE Marking for ReActiv8 supported by positive results from the ReActiv8-A Clinical Trial that demonstrated a clinically important, statistically significant and lasting improvement in pain, disability and quality of life in people with disabling CLBP and few other treatment options.

About Mainstay
Mainstay is a medical device company focused on bringing to market an innovative implantable neurostimulation system, ReActiv8®, for people with disabling Chronic Low Back Pain (CLBP). The Company is headquartered in Dublin, Ireland. It has subsidiaries operating in Ireland, the United States, Australia and Germany, and its ordinary shares are admitted to trading on Euronext Paris (MSTY.PA) and the ESM of the Irish Stock Exchange (MSTY.IE).

About Chronic Low Back Pain
One of the recognised root causes of CLBP is impaired control by the nervous system of the muscles that dynamically stabilise the spine in the low back, and an unstable spine can lead to back pain. ReActiv8 is designed to electrically stimulate the nerves responsible for contracting these muscles and thereby help to restore muscle control and improve dynamic spine stability, allowing the body to recover from CLBP.
People with CLBP usually have a greatly reduced quality of life and score significantly higher on scales for pain, disability, depression, anxiety and sleep disorders. Their pain and disability can persist despite the best available medical treatments, and only a small percentage of cases result from an identified pathological condition or anatomical defect that may be correctable with spine surgery. Their ability to work or be productive is seriously affected by the condition and the resulting days lost from work, disability benefits and health resource utilisation put a significant burden on individuals, families, communities, industry and governments.
Further information can be found at www.mainstay-medical.com

CAUTION – in the United States, ReActiv8 is limited by federal law to investigational use only.

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Investor Relations:
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Paris, France, January 26th. 2017. Sofinnova Partners, a leading European venture capital firm specialized in Life Science, today announced that Celgene has acquired Delinia, a portfolio company Delinia, a biotech company specialized in the treatment of life-threatening autoimmune diseases, to Celgene Corporation (NASDAQ: CELG), for up to $775 M including an upfront of $300 million in cash, and additional payments contingent upon achieving certain development, regulatory and commercial milestones related to its lead product DEL-106.

Sofinnova Partners together with Atlas Ventures continuously backed Delinia from seed funding to exit, and until today’s agreement were the two largest shareholders. Delinia develops novel therapeutics that rebalance the immune system to treat serious and life-threatening autoimmune diseases. Its lead compound, DEL-106 selectively upregaulates regulatory T cell (Treg), with the potential to treat immune disorders without broadly suppressing a patient’s immune system. Delinia’s novel protein therapeutic platform is built on a technology created by co-founder and Chief Scientific Officer, Jeffrey Greve PhD. Delinia’s approach aims to restore healthy immune regulation rather than broadly suppress the immune system. Founded in 2014, Delinia is headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts with research operations in San Francisco, California.

Celgene Corporation is an integrated global biopharmaceutical company engaged primarily in the discovery, development and commercialization of innovative therapies for the treatment of cancer and inflammatory diseases through gene and protein regulation.

Henrijette Richter, Partner at Sofinnova Partners and Delina’s Board Member, says: Delinia’s success perfectly illustrates our strategy to find great entrepreneurs and help them build great companies. We are extremely happy with this agreement and with Celgene’s, strong commitment to scientific innovation this is the ideal company to continue further development of DEL-106 with the goal of bringing it to the market and providing improved solutions for millions of patients”.

The transaction is subject to customary closing conditions, including the expiration of the applicable waiting period under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976. The transaction is anticipated to close in the first quarter of 2017.

+33 6 03 35 92 05

About Sofinnova Partners
Sofinnova Partners is an independent venture capital firm based in Paris, France. For more than 40 years, the firm has backed nearly 500 companies at different stages of their development – pure creations, spin-offs, as well as turnaround situations – and worked alongside key entrepreneurs in the Life Sciences industry around the globe. With over €1.3 billion of funds under management, Sofinnova Partners has created market leaders with its experienced team and hands-on approach in building portfolio companies through to exit. For more information, please visit: www.sofinnova.fr

About Delinia, Inc.
Delinia is a biotechnology company developing novel therapeutics for the treatment of autoimmune diseases. Delinia’s lead program is a molecule that potentiates and expands Regulatory T Cells (Tregs), powerful immune cells that are critical to maintaining self-tolerance and immune system homeostasis. Tregs are critically important immune regulatory cells in the pathophysiology of cancer and autoimmune disease. For more information, please visit https://deliniabio.com


Geneva, Switzerland – January 25, 2017 – ObsEva SA (ObsEva) announced today the pricing of its initial public offering of 6,450,000 common shares at the initial public offering price of $15.00 per share. In addition, ObsEva has granted the underwriters an option to purchase up to 967,500 additional common shares to cover over-allotments. The offering is expected to close on or about January 31, 2017, subject to customary closing conditions. ObsEva’s common shares have been approved for listing on The NASDAQ Global Select Market and are expected to begin trading under the ticker symbol “OBSV” on January 26, 2017.

Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC, Jefferies LLC and Leerink Partners LLC are acting as joint book-running managers for the proposed offering.

A registration statement relating to the securities being sold in this offering was declared effective by the Securities and Exchange Commission on January 25, 2017. This offering is being made only by means of a written prospectus forming part of the effective registration statement. A copy of the final prospectus, when available, may be obtained for free by visiting the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov. Alternatively, copies of the preliminary prospectus and the final prospectus, when available, may be obtained from Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC, Attention: Prospectus Department, Eleven Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10010, by telephone at 1-800-221-1037, or by email at newyork.prospectus@credit-suisse.com; from Jefferies LLC, Attention: Prospectus Department, 520 Madison Avenue, 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10022, by emailing Prospectus_Department@Jefferies.com, or by calling 1-877-821-7388; or from Leerink Partners LLC, Attention: Syndicate Department, One Federal Street, 37th Floor, Boston, MA 02110 or by email at syndicate@leerink.com, or by calling 1-800-808-7525 ex. 6142.

This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell, or the solicitation of an offer to buy, nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any state or jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation, or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state or jurisdiction.

About ObsEva SA
ObsEva is a biopharmaceutical company innovating women’s reproductive health and pregnancy therapeutics from conception to birth. ObsEva aims to improve upon the current treatment landscape with the development of novel, oral medicines with potentially best-in-class safety and efficacy profiles. Through strategic in-licensing and disciplined drug development, ObsEva has established a clinical-stage pipeline with multiple development programs focused on treating the symptoms associated with uterine fibroids and endometriosis, improving clinical pregnancy and live birth rates in women undergoing in vitro fertilization, and treating preterm labor.
Liz Bryan
Spectrum Science
202-955-6222 x2526

Delphine Renaud
ObsEva, CEO Office


Paris, January the 18th, 2017. DNA Script announced today it welcomed Dr. Heiner Dreismann to its board of directors.

Dr. Dreismann, 63, is recognized as a driving force behind the adoption of the polymerase chain reaction (PCR) technique in the 1990s for use in basic research and drug discovery laboratories. PCR technology revolutionized molecular biology allowing researchers to amplify a few copies of a piece of DNA across several orders of magnitude. The technique continues to be important to researchers today, especially in the areas of biotechnology and genetics. While CEO of Roche Molecular Diagnostics, Dr. Dreismann led the development and commercialization of an expansive portfolio of PCR products, sustaining Roche’s industry leadership in Molecular Diagnostics.

“Heiner guided the world leader in molecular diagnostics and tools, and we are very proud that he is willing to share his experience and help us accelerate our growth,” said Thomas Ybert, chief executive officer of DNA Script. “We look forward to his contribution to our strategic development plan and rapid commercialization of our unique technology.”

Dr. Dreismann added, “I believe that DNA Script’s technology has the potential to radically transform the genetic engineering industry with a novel enzymatic approach to DNA synthesis, similar to what PCR did in the nineties. It is a privilege to join this exciting and dynamic team, and I look forward to working closely with the management and the board members during the next stages of DNA Script’s growth.”

About DNA Script
DNA Script is a Paris-based company focused on the manufacturing of synthetic DNA using a proprietary template-free enzymatic technology. The company aims at accelerating innovation in life sciences and technology through rapid, affordable and high-quality DNA synthesis. DNA Script leverages nature’s billions of years of evolution in synthesizing DNA to enable genome scale synthesis.

Its technology has the potential to greatly accelerate the development of new therapeutics, sustainable chemicals production, improved crops as well as data storage. DNA Script develops its technology in partnership with Institut Pasteur and Institut Pierre Gilles de Gennes with the support of key investors such as Sofinnova Partners, Kurma Partners and Idinvest Partners.


Sylvain Gariel, COO