BERLIN, GERMANY--(Marketwire - March 26, 2012) -
MagForce AG /
MagForce AG Announces Company Restructuring and Revised
Strategy for 2012
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* Greater emphasis on clinical development to provide key physicians with
access to NanoTherm therapy
* Start of post marketing glioblastoma study Q3 2012 to support expanded
market acceptance with leading medical experts
* Enhanced activities for international partnerships and initiation of
discussions with FDA
* Focus on development partnerships and strategic investors to expand
access and further reduce development costs
* Significant decrease in operating expenses expected in 2012 through
Berlin, March 26, 2012 - MagForce AG (Frankfurt, XETRA: MF6), a leading
technology company focusing on nanomedicine in oncology announced today the
company's restructuring and revised corporate strategy for 2012. The
reduced its headcount from 41 employees (year-end 2011) to 30 (April 1,
and expects a significant reduction in company expenses in 2012 as compared
2011. The implemented cost reductions will enable the company to work more
effectively and concentrate on clinical development activities to support
market introduction of NanoTherm® therapy.
MagForce has revised its corporate strategy to put more emphasis on
development and its synergies with Marketing and Sales. The company has
EU approval for its technology, NanoTherm® therapy, for the
treatment of brain
tumors. Product revenues in 2011 were lower than expected due to the
involvement among leading medical experts in the development of the
MagForce is now working closely with these key opinion leaders who have
to participate in a post-approval multi-center study to validate the
technology in the medical community and gain first-hand experience.
"Our successful capital increase earlier this month along with
expenditures will allow us to initiate both a glioblastoma post-
authorization study along with a study in prostate carcinoma this year.
upcoming trials, conducted in centers throughout Germany, will lay
foundation for wider acceptance of the therapy and expanded commercial
said Dr. Andreas Jordan, Management Board and founder of MagForce. "In
we are in discussion with international companies and investors for
partnerships to share in the development costs and support international
approvals, including for the US market."
"I am delighted to be working closely with leading European key opinion
who are pleased to support us in the further development of
and participate in Magforce clinical studies," said Prof. Dr. Hoda
Clinical Development and Medical Affairs. "Within the multi-center
expect to place two to three new NanoActivator therapy systems in
centers before the end of this year."
In 2012, MagForce is pursuing international partnerships, specifically
US, and plans to initiate discussions with the FDA. Furthermore, the
is in discussion with strategic investors who were not able to
recently announced fully-subscribed capital increase, but are
future investment opportunities with the company.
ABOUT MAGFORCE AG:
MagForce AG is a leading medical technology company focusing on
oncology. The company's proprietary procedure, NanoTherm® therapy,
targeted treatment of solid tumors through the intratumoral generation of
via activation of magnetic nanoparticles. NanoTherm®, NanoPlan®,
NanoActivator™ are components of the therapy and have received EU-wide
regulatory approval as medical devices for the treatment of brain tumors.
MagForce, NanoTherm, NanoPlan and NanoActivator are trademarks of MagForce
selected countries. For more information, please visit www.magforce.com.
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