The price of shares in AIM-listed stem cell technology firm ReNeuron (LON:RENE) has dropped by 1.94% to 134.10p (as of 13:30 BST) after posting a loss before tax for the year ended 31st March. Clinical trials continued during the period with peer-reviewed data published and regulatory approval to expand existing studies.
CEO Olav Hellebø commented: “During the period under review, and subsequent to it, we have continued to generate encouraging positive efficacy data from the ongoing US Phase 2a clinical trial of our hRPC cell therapy candidate in retinitis pigmentosa. We are pleased to have recently received regulatory approvals in both the US and the UK to pursue this study in further patients at a higher dose level and we look forward to presenting further data from this extended study in due course.
“Additionally, we have been very encouraged to see the potential of our exosome and iPS cell technologies emerge during the period, with further collaboration agreements expected in the near term to complement the agreements we have already signed with major pharmaceutical/biotechnology companies regarding our exosome programme.
“The decision we have recently taken to focus our in-house activities on our retinal disease and exosome-based programmes provides the Company with significant near-term opportunities to deliver value-enhancing data and commercial partnerships. Our stroke disability programme will continue through regional partnerships and we are pleased to be working with Fosun Pharma as our partner for China, following the signing of the exclusive licence agreement for both our CTX and hRPC programmes in that territory during the period“.