Biovitrum: Biovitrum's Interim Report January - September...


                        
Biovitrum's Interim Report January - September 2006 Strong Trend Continues in Q3 January - September · Net revenues for the period increased by 69 percent to SEK 956.3 M (567.3) · Net profit for the period amounted to SEK 99.0 M (-54.0) and earnings per share amounted to SEK 2.1 (-1.0) · Cash and cash equivalents and short-term investments amounted to SEK 929.4 M (1,021.4) on September 30 July - September · Net revenues for the third quarter increased by 19 percent to SEK 248.2 M (209.4) · Net profit for the quarter amounted to SEK 5.6 M (-4.0) and earnings per share amounted to SEK 0.1 (-0.1) · Biovitrum was listed on the Stockholm Stock Exchange on September 15 · Phase I study initiated within the 5-HT6 project for the treatment of obesity · Phase IIa study initiated within the 5-HT2A project for the treatment of glaucoma "During our first period as a public company we continued to enjoy the strong trend of increasing revenues and positive development in our project portfolio," says Mats Pettersson, CEO of Biovitrum. "Our position as an integrated biopharma company with stable finances and a broad project portfolio provides us with a solid platform for the future. I would also like to take this opportunity to express my gratitude for all of the interest and appreciation we have met in connection with our IPO and to welcome all of our new shareholders." For more information, please contact: Biovitrum AB (publ) Mats Pettersson, CEO, tel.:+46 8 697 23 27 Göran Arvidson, CFO, tel.: +46 8 697 23 68 Anna Karin Källén, VP Communications, tel.: +46 8 697 20 85 Anders Martin-Löf, Director Investor relations, tel.: +46 8 697 37 07 About Biovitrum Biovitrum is one of the largest biopharma companies in Europe. With operations in Sweden and in the UK Biovitrum conducts research and develops pharmaceuticals for unmet medical needs both for common diseases and conditions that affect smaller patient populations. Biovitrum has a broad and balanced R&D portfolio with several projects in clinical and preclinical phases for the treatment of obesity, diabetes, inflammation and eye and blood diseases as well as a number of well defined niche indications. Biovitrum develops and produces protein-based drugs on a contractual basis and markets a range of specialist pharmaceuticals primarily in the Nordic countries. Biovitrum has approximately revenues of USD 119 million and 550 employees. Biovitrum is listed on the Stockholm Stock Exchange since September 15, 2006. For more information see www.biovitrum.com/. ------------------------------------------------------------ This information was brought to you by Waymaker http://www.waymaker.net The following files are available for download: http://wpy.waymaker.net/client/waymaker1/f.aspx?id=320166&fn=wkr0001.pdf The full report

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