- Adds Proprietary Technologies for Response Prediction and Drug Efficacy and Safety Assessment; Especially in Key Indication Area Oncology
- Adds Fast Growing Business With an Expected Revenue of €2.5m in 2011
- Initial Purchase Price of Approx €12m Consists of €3m in Cash and 2.6m Shares; Plus Earn-Out Payments of Up to €4m Dependent on Performance Milestones
- Cellular Target Profiling ® uncovers the molecular targets of compounds with unknown mode-of-action and reveals possible off-target side effects early in the discovery and development process.
- KinAffinity ® determines the cellular selectivity of kinase inhibitors, which represent the most important class of targeted cancer drugs.
- PhosphoScout ® provides valuable knowledge on drug modes-of-action in vivo and how they respond to drug treatment.
Despite cash requirements for transaction and integration costs of approx. € 4m resulting from the acquisition, Evotec confirms to keep a very strong strategic cash balance also in 2011. For the current fiscal year, the Company expects to grow revenues by more than 15% and to end the year 2011 with a liquidity of more than € 64 m.Evotec invites you to join a conference call announcing the acquisition of Kinaxo. Details of the Conference Call:
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