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Standard & Poor's announced today that it has commenced Factual Stock Report coverage on Starpharma Holdings, Ltd.
Starpharma Holdings, Ltd. (OTCQX:SPHRY) develops dendrimer nanotechnology for pharmaceutical, life science and other applications. Starpharma is principally composed of two operating companies, Starpharma Pty Ltd in Melbourne, Australia and Dendritic Nanotechnologies, Inc. in Michigan. Products based on Starpharma's dendrimer technology are on the market in the form of diagnostic elements and laboratory reagents.
The company's lead development candidates are based on dendrimer nanotechnology. Dendrimers are man-made, nano-sized compounds with unique properties that make them useful to the health and pharmaceutical industry as both enhancements to existing products and as products that are entirely new.
SPHRY's lead pharmaceutical development product is VivaGel (SPL7013 Gel), a vaginal microbicide designed to prevent the transmission of sexually transmitted infections, including HIV and genital herpes. In February 2007, VivaGel was undergoing human expanded safety trials in Melbourne, Australia; San Francisco; and Kisumu, Kenya.
On October 23, 2006, Starpharma acquired Dendritic Nanotechnologies, Inc., which provides innovative dendrimer technologies and commercialization services with its new proprietary Priostar dendrimer technologies. With the acquisition of Dendritic Nanotechnologies, the company gained access to PrioFect, a new application of dendrimer technology.
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