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Monday, July 7, 2014

Company News: ISA Pharmaceuticals Appoints Ronald Loggers as Chief Executive Officer

ISA Pharmaceuticals B.V., a clinical-stage immunotherapy company focusing on rationally designed immunotherapeutics against cancer and persistent viral infections, today announced that the Company has hired Ronald Loggers, the former Chairman of ISA´s Supervisory Board, as Chief Executive Officer.

Previously, Ronald Loggers, M.Sc., MBA, was Managing Director of Multifund B.V., a family-owned investment firm and one of ISA’s major investors. Until June 2013, he served as the Chairman of the Supervisory Board and subsequently assumed the role of Acting CEO of ISA Pharmaceuticals.

Friday, June 27, 2014

Company News: InDex Pharmaceuticals announces results from COLLECT, a clinical trial of Kappaproct® in the treatment of moderate to severe Ulcerative Colitis

InDex Pharmaceuticals today reported top-line results from the double blind, placebo-controlled clinical study COLLECT. The aim of the COLLECT study was to investigate the therapeutic potential of the Toll-like receptor 9 agonist Kappaproct as an add-on therapy for patients with moderate to severe, chronic active Ulcerative Colitis.

Patients treated with Kappaproct showed statistically significant improvement on symptomatic remission (blood in stool, number of stools), registration remission (clinical remission with concurrent endoscopic remission) and the rate of colectomy. The rate of clinical remission (Rachmilewitz Index) was high in both the Kappaproct and the control group and no statistically significant difference was observed on this measure. Kappaproct was well tolerated and no safety signals compared to the standard of care treatment group were evident.