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Provectus Biopharmaceuticals establishes Australian subsidiary

Published 15 July 2016

Provectus Biopharmaceuticals, a clinical-stage oncology and dermatology biopharmaceutical company, has formed an Australian subsidiary, Provectus Biopharmaceuticals Australia.

Peter Culpepper, Interim CEO, stated, "The creation of an Australian entity is a fundamental part of our plans for extended global reach in conjunction with planned partnering for commercialization of PV-10."

He noted, "Provectus has already been very active in Australia for years because of our research into PV-10 as an investigational treatment for melanoma. In fact, we began our phase 1 study of PV-10 in 2005 at the Sydney Melanoma Unit in North Sydney and the Newcastle Melanoma Unit in Waratah, both in New South Wales.

"Since then, we have also worked with the Princess Alexandra Hospital in Brisbane, Queensland, the Royal Adelaide Hospital in Adelaide, South Australia, and the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre in Melbourne, Victoria."

Culpepper concluded, "With a subsidiary in Australia, we are bringing our corporate structure in line with our scientific work. Our research and development program has been international from the very beginning, and now, Provectus is an international company.

"The new unit should make it easier to work with the Australian regulatory authorities, and having an office in the region may facilitate our work in Asian markets as Sydney is just two hours ahead of Beijing, Hong Kong and Singapore. If and when PV-10 receives approval in Australia and other nations in the region, we will have pre-positioned ourselves to develop a sales and marketing force."

Provectus Biopharmaceuticals is investigating new therapies for the treatment of skin cancer, liver cancer and breast cancer. Provectus' investigational oncology drug, PV-10, is an ablative immunotherapy under investigation in solid tumor cancers.

The Company has received orphan drug designations from the FDA for its melanoma and hepatocellular carcinoma indications. PH-10, its topical investigational drug for dermatology, is undergoing clinical testing for psoriasis and atopic dermatitis.

Provectus has completed Phase 2 trials of PV-10 as a therapy for metastatic melanoma, and of PH-10 as a topical treatment for atopic dermatitis and psoriasis.

Source: Company Press Release