Angel signs new contract with ReNeuron

Released: Wednesday 16th May 2012

Angel Biotechnology Holdings plc, (AIM:ABH), the biopharmaceutical contract manufacturer, has signed a new contract with ReNeuron Group plc (AIM:RENE) to perform GMP manufacturing services in support of the final part of the PISCES Phase 1 clinical trial of its ReN001 stem cell therapy for stroke; the value of the contract was not disclosed.

Dr Stewart White, Acting CEO, Angel Biotechnology said: "Angel is very proud to be providing ReNeuron with additional manufacturing support to complete this ground breaking Phase 1 clinical trial. This contract is further recognition of the strong partnership between Angel and ReNeuron, and also reaffirms both companies commitment to provide solutions for a real clinical need."

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Angel Biotechnology Holdings plc

Lorna Peers, Finance Director +44 (0) 131 445 6077

Stewart White, Acting CEO/Commercial Director

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Notes to Editors:

Angel Biotechnology Holdings plc is a full service contract bio-manufacturing partner to biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies worldwide. Angel specialises in advanced biologics including biopharmaceutical proteins and cell therapies, such as cellular vaccines and stem cells. At present, Angel's products are principally used in pre-clinical studies and clinical trials with a view to becoming the contract manufacturer of choice on a continuing basis.

Drug development companies outsource their biopharmaceutical manufacturing requirements to Angel to reduce their own capital requirements and enable them to develop products more rapidly. In addition, Angel provides complete regulatory services and documentation to its customers while its manufacturing processes adhere to the most stringent regulatory requirements. Products are produced to current Good Manufacturing Practice (cGMP) standards as required by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and in facilities that are certified to European standards by the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA).

Its customers range from early-stage biotechnology companies including ReNeuron plc and US-based Pathfinder Cell Therapy, to established pharmaceutical companies such as Russian-based Materia Medica Holdings.

Angel has three facilities: Pentlands Science Park near Edinburgh where it employs 38 people, a site in Cramlington, near Newcastle-upon-Tyne, which is expected to employ up to 10 people by the end of 2012 and Angel Biomedical Ltd based in Nova Technology Park, Glasgow.

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