ThromboGenics Business Update H1 2014

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ThromboGenics NV (Euronext Brussels: THR), an integrated biopharmaceutical company focused on developing and commercializing innovative ophthalmic medicines, today issues a business and financial update for the six months ending 30 June, 2014.

The Company announced in June that following a review of strategic options the Board concluded that it was in the best interest of the Company and its shareholders to continue as an independent business.

ThromboGenics' strategy is focused on:

  • Driving the sales of JETREA® in the US
  • Supporting Alcon, in conjunction with Novartis, to develop the sales of JETREA® outside the US
  • Creating further value by supporting the approved indications for JETREA® and developing new indications in the US, and
  • Progressing its pipeline in earlier stage projects focused on diabetic eye disease

The commercial success of JETREA® in the US is at the heart of this strategy. To achieve this goal the Company is focusing on increasing the number of Strategic Key Accounts that use JETREA® consistently for the treatment of patients with symptomatic VMA. It has recently strengthened its US commercial capability with the appointments of Ed Kessig as US Head of Commercial, and Paul G. Howes, who has joined the Company as the Executive Chairman of ThromboGenics, Inc. The board of directors will propose to the next shareholders meeting to appoint Mr Howes as member of the ThromboGenics NV's Board of Directors.

ThromboGenics is continuing to assist its partner Alcon which, in conjunction with its parent company Novartis, is commercializing JETREA® outside the US.

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