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Abzena PLC
19 September 2016

Abzena plc


Change of Nominated Adviser and Broker


Cambridge, UK, 19 September 2016 - Abzena plc (AIM: ABZA, 'Abzena' or the 'Group'), a life sciences group providing services and technologies enabling the development and manufacture of biopharmaceutical products, has appointed Numis Securities Limited as its Nominated Adviser and joint broker with immediate effect. N+1 Singer remains the Group's joint broker.




Abzena plc

John Burt, Chief Executive Officer Julian Smith, Chief Financial Officer


+44 1223 903498

Numis Securities (Nominated Adviser and Broker)

Clare Terlouw / Paul Gillam (Corporate Finance)

James Black (Corporate Broking)


+44 (0)20 7260 1000

N+1 Singer (Joint Broker)

Aubrey Powell / Liz Yong


+44 20 7496 3000

Instinctif Partners

Melanie Toyne Sewell / Rozi Morris

+44 20 7457 2020

[email protected]



About Abzena

Abzena (AIM: ABZA) provides proprietary technologies and complementary services to enable the development and manufacture of biopharmaceutical products, a growing area that requires specialist knowledge and expertise. The Group has a global customer base which includes the majority of the top 20 biopharmaceutical companies as well as large and small biotech companies and academic groups.


The term "Abzena inside" is used by Abzena to describe products that have been created using its proprietary technologies and are being developed by its partners, and include Composite Human Antibodies™ and ThioBridge™ Antibody Drug Conjugates (ADCs). Abzena has the potential to earn future licence fees, milestone payments and/or royalties on "Abzena inside" products.


Abzena offers the following services and technologies across its principal sites in Cambridge (UK), San Diego, California (USA) and Bristol, Pennsylvania (USA).


·      Immunogenicity assessment, protein engineering to create humanized antibodies and deimmunised therapeutic proteins, and cell line development for manufacture.

·      Contract process development and manufacture of biopharmaceuticals, including monoclonal antibodies, recombinant proteins, vaccines, and gene therapy and cell therapy products, for preclinical and clinical studies.

·      Proprietary site-specific conjugation technologies for antibody drug conjugate development and solutions for optimizing the therapeutic properties of biopharmaceuticals.

·      Contract chemistry and bioconjugation business focused on ADCs and is establishing the capability to manufacture ADCs to GMP standards.


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