Avacta revenue soars to £9.65m

Wetherby-based life sciences company Avacta Group said its reported group revenues for the year ended December 31, 2022, increased to £9.65 million compared from £2.94 million for the prior year.

Reported loss from continuing operations of was £39.5 million.

Avacta CEO Alastair Smith said: “I am very encouraged by the favourable safety data emerging from the ongoing phase 1a dose escalation study of AVA6000, which has confirmed the tumour targeting potential of the pre|CISION platform.

“We look forward to starting the dose expansion part of the phase 1 study later this year.

“The potential of the pre|CISION platform to create a pipeline of better tolerated chemotherapies and improved outcomes for patients has been further evidenced by the AVA3996 pre-clinical data recently presented at the 2023 American Association for Cancer Research Annual Meeting.

“These data not only support the pre|CISION mechanism of FAP activation, but also open up the possibility of treating solid tumours with a proteasome inhibitor for the first time, which would greatly expand the size of the market for this form of cancer therapy.

“I am delighted with the ongoing integration of Launch Diagnostics into the Avacta Diagnostics division following our acquisition of the largest independent in-vitro diagnostics distributor in the UK in October 2022.

“This is a first step towards our vision of building a fully integrated in-vitro diagnostics company supporting the healthcare professional and broadening access to diagnostics for consumers via a careful, disciplined M&A led growth strategy.

“The progress made during 2022 has positioned Avacta for further strong growth during 2023 and I look forward to updating the market fully as we hit key milestones across the group.”