Evolution Biotechnologies selected to participate in InvestEU Matchmaking event 2019

Bedford, UK, February 23rd, 2019

Evolution Biotechnologies (www.evolutionbiotech.com), the UK and US-based company pioneering the use of biological control to benefit human health, today reports that as a holder of the European Seal of Excellence for its work on house dust mite control, it has been selected to participate in the InvestEU Matchmaking event, to be held in Brussels, Belgium, on March 19th, 2019.

The event involves discussions on sustainable finance and innovation, the Investment Plan for Europe, the InvestEU programme, and the Horizon 2020 and Horizon Europe programmes. After the discussions, attendees are invited to attend a dedicated matchmaking session with a panel of 50 selected investors.

Dr. David Harper, Evolution’s CEO, said “this is an excellent opportunity to receive an update on these programs and to interact with an extensive group of interested investors. This builds on our receipt of the Seal of Excellence for our work on house dust mite control and on our recently allowed European patent protecting this work”.

About Evolution Biotechnologies

Evolution Biotechnologies (UK company 09473027 and US company 6050853) is working to extend the application of biological control from its proven efficacy in agriculture into biomedical markets. The company’s initial target is the development of a novel, self-amplifying biological control for the house dust mite, an expanding multi-billion dollar market with high value and significant unmet need. Asthma is a worldwide, chronic disease and house dust mite allergens are key to both sensitization and the triggering of attacks. The number of asthma patients worldwide exceeds 330 million of whom approximately 20% require frequent hospitalization. 383,000 people every year die as a result of asthma. The costs of asthma exceed $100 billion in the EU and US alone.

About biological control

Biological control is highly specific in nature, and is perceived as environmentally friendly. The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has stated that “Since biopesticides tend to pose fewer risks than conventional pesticides, EPA generally requires much less data to register a biopesticide”. Biological control methodologies have been extensively used in the agricultural and food safety sectors and provide a “green” alternative to existing chemical approaches, especially where there are concerns over toxicity or resistance. Despite the validated route through the regulatory process and onto the market, application in the domestic and medical settings has received only limited attention to date. Evolution’s work is leading this important expansion of this proven approach into high value markets with unmet clinical need.

Forward-looking statements

This document and the video interviewed referenced herein contain certain forward-looking statements – i.e. statements that are not historical facts, including statements about our beliefs and expectations. These statements are based on plans, estimates and projections at the time we make the statements. Forward-looking statements involve inherent risks and uncertainties. A number of important factors could cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in any forward-looking statement.

Media contacts:

Email: pr@evolutionbiotech.com

Website: www.evolutionbiotech.com

Evolution CEO Dr. David Harper interviewed by Proactive Investors

Bedford, UK, January 9th, 2019

Evolution Biotechnologies (www.evolutionbiotech.com), the UK and US-based company pioneering the use of biological control to benefit human health, today reports an interview with CEO Dr. David Harper, conducted by media company Proactive Investors during Biotech Showcase 2019.

The interview covered the background to Evolution’s development of a novel, self-replicating control technology for house dust mites. Also covered were the recent granting of a European patent for this approach, and the company’s development plans.

Dr. David Harper, Evolution’s CEO, said: “It is good to have the opportunity to speak to a wider audience about Evolution’s exciting developments in this novel area and the real and unmet need for this approach.”

The interview may be viewed here.

About Evolution Biotechnologies

Evolution Biotechnologies (UK company 09473027 and US company 6050853) is working to extend the application of biological control from its proven efficacy in agriculture into biomedical markets. The company’s initial target is the development of a novel, self-amplifying biological control for the house dust mite, an expanding multi-billion dollar market with high value and significant unmet need. Asthma is a worldwide, chronic disease and house dust mite allergens are key to both sensitization and the triggering of attacks. The number of asthma patients worldwide exceeds 330 million of whom approximately 20% require frequent hospitalization. 383,000 people every year die as a result of asthma. The costs of asthma exceed $100 billion in the EU and US alone.

About biological control

Biological control is highly specific in nature, and is perceived as environmentally friendly. The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has stated that “Since biopesticides tend to pose fewer risks than conventional pesticides, EPA generally requires much less data to register a biopesticide”. Biological control methodologies have been extensively used in the agricultural and food safety sectors and provide a “green” alternative to existing chemical approaches, especially where there are concerns over toxicity or resistance. Despite the validated route through the regulatory process and onto the market, application in the domestic and medical settings has received only limited attention to date. Evolution’s work is leading this important expansion of this proven approach into high value markets with unmet clinical need.

Forward-looking statements

This document and the video interviewed referenced herein contain certain forward-looking statements – i.e. statements that are not historical facts, including statements about our beliefs and expectations. These statements are based on plans, estimates and projections at the time we make the statements. Forward-looking statements involve inherent risks and uncertainties. A number of important factors could cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in any forward-looking statement.

Media contacts:

Email: pr@evolutionbiotech.com

Website: www.evolutionbiotech.com

European Patent Office Notifies Intention To Grant for Evolution Biotechnology Patent EP3331366 “Acaricides”

Bedford, UK, January 9th, 2019

Evolution (www.evolutionbiotech.com), the UK and US-based company pioneering the use of biological control to benefit human health, today reports the announcement by the European Patent Office of notification of intention to grant Evolution’s patent EP3331366, “Acaricides”.

The patent protects Evolution’s lead technology, developing a biological control for the house dust mite as a preventative for asthma.

The patent provides broad protection for any use of replicating biological agents for the control of house dust mites (HDM). The first claim protects “A method of treating or preventing a house dust mite infestation, said method comprising applying an acaricidal infectious agent at a site of a house dust mite infestation, or at a site proximal thereto, or at a site at risk of such infestation.”

As a result of this decision, Evolution now has exclusive control of the European market for this uniquely capable technology, with the potential to treat multiple mite habitats from a limited initial application. This market is projected to have potential for sales of more than $680M per annum in western Europe alone.

Grant in Europe is anticipated in the first half of 2019, with grant in Hong Kong following a quarter later. Corresponding applications are queued for examination in the USA, Australia, and Japan and will leverage our highly favourable PCT international examination report (IPRP).
Dr. David Harper, Evolution’s CEO, said “this is a huge step forward for the company, providing exclusivity for this uniquely capable approach in one of the largest markets in the world, with additional filings progressing in other areas.”

About Evolution Biotechnologies

Evolution Biotechnologies (UK company 09473027 and US company 6050853) is working to extend the application of biological control from its proven efficacy in agriculture into biomedical markets. The company’s initial target is the development of a novel, self-amplifying biological control for the house dust mite, an expanding multi-billion dollar market with high value and significant unmet need. Asthma is a worldwide, chronic disease and house dust mite allergens are key to both sensitization and the triggering of attacks. The number of asthma patients worldwide exceeds 330 million of whom approximately 20% require frequent hospitalization. 383,000 people every year die as a result of asthma. The costs of asthma exceed $100 billion in the EU and US alone.

About biological control

Biological control is highly specific in nature, and is perceived as environmentally friendly. The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has stated that “Since biopesticides tend to pose fewer risks than conventional pesticides, EPA generally requires much less data to register a biopesticide”. Biological control methodologies have been extensively used in the agricultural and food safety sectors and provide a “green” alternative to existing chemical approaches, especially where there are concerns over toxicity or resistance. Despite the validated route through the regulatory process and onto the market, application in the domestic and medical settings has received only limited attention to date. Evolution’s work is leading this important expansion of this proven approach into high value markets with unmet clinical need.

Forward-looking statements

This document contains certain forward-looking statements – i.e. statements that are not historical facts, including statements about our beliefs and expectations. These statements are based on plans, estimates and projections at the time we make the statements. Forward-looking statements involve inherent risks and uncertainties. A number of important factors could cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in any forward-looking statement.

Media contacts:

Email: pr@evolutionbiotech.com

Website: www.evolutionbiotech.com

Evolution Biotechnologies announces presentation at Biotech Showcase, San Francisco, January 7th-9th, 2019

Bedford, UK, October 3rd 2018

Evolution Biotechnologies (www.evolutionbiotech.com), the UK and US-based company pioneering the use of biological control to benefit human health, today announced its intention to present at the Biotech Showcase in San Francisco. CEO Dr. David Harper will present a summary of the company’s activities, along with news of a major development on its key asthma control technology.

About Evolution Biotechnologies

Evolution Biotechnologies (UK company 09473027 and US company 6050853) is working to extend the application of biological control from its proven efficacy in agriculture into biomedical markets. The company’s initial target is the development of a novel, self-amplifying biological control for the house dust mite, an expanding multi-billion dollar market with high value and significant unmet need. Asthma is a worldwide, chronic disease and house dust mite allergens are key to both sensitization and the triggering of attacks. The number of asthma patients worldwide exceeds 330 million of whom approximately 20% require frequent hospitalization. 383,000 people every year die as a result of asthma. The costs of asthma exceed $100 billion in the EU and US alone.

About biological control

Biological control is highly specific in nature, and is perceived as environmentally friendly. The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has stated that “Since biopesticides tend to pose fewer risks than conventional pesticides, EPA generally requires much less data to register a biopesticide”. Biological control methodologies have been extensively used in the agricultural and food safety sectors and provide a “green” alternative to existing chemical approaches, especially where there are concerns over toxicity or resistance. Despite the validated route through the regulatory process and onto the market, application in the domestic and medical settings has received only limited attention to date. Evolution’s work is leading this important expansion of this proven approach into high value markets with unmet clinical need.

Forward-looking statements

This document contains certain forward-looking statements – i.e. statements that are not historical facts, including statements about our beliefs and expectations. These statements are based on plans, estimates and projections at the time we make the statements. Forward-looking statements involve inherent risks and uncertainties. A number of important factors could cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in any forward-looking statement.

Media contacts:

Email: pr@evolutionbiotech.com

Website: www.evolutionbiotech.com

Evolution Biotechnologies announces the appointment of Edward C. Cappabianca as Chief Business Officer

Bedford, UK, December 15th 2018

Evolution Biotechnologies (www.evolutionbiotech.com), the UK and US-based company pioneering the use of biological control in human disease, today announces the appointment of Mr. Edward C. Cappabianca as Chief Business Officer. Mr. Cappabianca has a strong background in investment banking, previously working with Alex. Brown & Sons, William Blair International, and Rodman & Renshaw, LLC. He also has operational management experience in the Biotech & Life Sciences sector having served as CEO of AmpliPhi Biosciences in the US and Founding CEO of EnXray in the UK.

Mr. Cappabianca said “I am very pleased to join Evolution as a part of the team to help grow and develop its products into world-leading treatments for human health applications. The approach being taken is novel and unique with the potential to deliver rapid results. Having worked closely with David in the past, initially as an investment banker, and subsequently as his colleague at AmpliPhi, I know that we will work well together on Evolution Biotechnologies’ development.

Dr. David Harper, CEO, said “I have worked very productively with Ed in the past and look forward to doing so again. I am genuinely delighted that he is joining the growing team at Evolution. His extensive network of contacts, together with his strong background in finance and biotechnology management, will help to prepare the company for our proposed listing. Having someone with Ed’s experience join the team is an important step in getting the company positioned for entry onto the public markets.”

About Evolution Biotechnologies

Evolution Biotechnologies (UK company 09473027 and US company 6050853) is working to extend the application of biological control from its proven efficacy in agriculture into biomedical markets. The company’s initial target is the development of a novel, self-amplifying biological control for the house dust mite, a market with high value and significant unmet need. Completion of a successful feasibility study on biological control of the house dust mite has led to national stage patent filings deriving from PCT filing WO2017025732 (A1). These are currently under examination in Europe, the USA, and other relevant jurisdictions. The company is also incubating additional projects based on biological control technologies.

About biological control

Biological control is highly specific in nature, and is perceived as environmentally friendly. The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has stated that “Since biopesticides tend to pose fewer risks than conventional pesticides, EPA generally requires much less data to register a biopesticide”. Biological control methodologies have been extensively used in the agricultural and food safety sectors and provide a “green” alternative to existing chemical approaches, especially where there are concerns over toxicity or resistance. Despite the validated route through the regulatory process and onto the market, application in the domestic and medical settings has received only limited attention to date. Evolution’s work is leading this important expansion of a proven technology into high value markets with unmet clinical need.

Forward-looking statements

This document contains certain forward-looking statements – i.e. statements that are not historical facts, including statements about our beliefs and expectations. These statements are based on plans, estimates and projections at the time we make the statements. Forward-looking statements involve inherent risks and uncertainties. A number of important factors could cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in any forward-looking statement.

Media contacts:

Email:     pr@evolutionbiotech.com

Website:  www.evolutionbiotech.com

Evolution Biotechnologies announces presentation at LSX World Congress USA, Boston 10-11 October 2018

Bedford, UK, 3 October 2018

­Evolution Biotechnologies (www.evolutionbiotech.com), the UK and US-based company extending the use of biological control into medically important areas, today announced its intention to present at the LSX World Congress USA, to be held in Boston from 10 to 11 October, 2018. CEO, Dr. David Harper, will present a summary of the company’s activities, as well as an update on its current and planned development streams.

About Evolution Biotechnologies

Evolution Biotechnologies (UK company 09473027) has been established to extend the application of biological control from its agricultural roots into areas of biomedical importance. The company’s initial targets have both significant unmet need and high market potential. The first stage of Evolution’s work is based on the outcomes of a successful feasibility study on biological control of the house dust mite. The company is also working to develop further biological controls, including phage therapy for the antibiotic resistant superbug Pseudomonas aeruginosa. This will initially target disease in companion animals as a basis for the later development of human therapeutics.

About biological control

Biological control is highly specific in nature, and is perceived as environmentally friendly. The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has stated that “Since biopesticides tend to pose fewer risks than conventional pesticides, EPA generally requires much less data to register a biopesticide”. Biological control methodologies have been extensively used in the agricultural and food safety sectors and provide a “green” alternative to existing chemical approaches, especially where there are concerns over toxicity or resistance. Despite the validated route through the regulatory process and onto the market, application in the domestic and medical settings has received only limited attention to date.

Forward-looking statements

This document contains certain forward-looking statements – i.e., statements that are not historical facts, including statements about our beliefs and expectations. These statements are based on plans, estimates and projections at the time we make the statements. Forward-looking statements involve inherent risks and uncertainties. A number of important factors could cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in any forward-looking statement.

Media contacts:

Email:     pr@evolutionbiotech.com

Website:  www.evolutionbiotech.com

Evolution Biotechnologies announces publication of open-access paper on the selection of disease targets for phage therapy

Evolution Biotechnologies (www.evolutionbiotech.com), the UK and US-based company extending the use of biological control into medically important areas, today announced the publication of an invited paper written by Dr. David Harper, its Chief Executive Officer, as part of a special edition of the journal “Viruses”. The special edition is edited by Dr. Harald Brüssow and is focussed on “Hurdles for Phage Therapy (PT) to Become a Reality”. The paper, entitled “Criteria for Selecting Suitable Infectious Diseases for Phage Therapy” (Viruses 2018, 10(4), 177; https://doi.org/10.3390/v10040177) can be viewed at http://www.mdpi.com/1999-4915/10/4/177.

About Evolution Biotechnologies

Evolution Biotechnologies (UK company 09473027) has been established to extend the application of biological control from its agricultural roots into areas of biomedical importance. The company’s initial targets have both significant unmet need and high market potential. The first stage of Evolution’s work is based on the outcomes of a successful feasibility study on biological control of the house dust mite. The company is also workong to develop further biological controls, including phage therapy for the antibiotic resistant superbug Pseudomonas aeruginosa. This will initially target disease in companion animals as a basis for the later development of human therapeutics.

About biological control

Biological control is highly specific in nature, and is perceived as environmentally friendly. The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has stated that “Since biopesticides tend to pose fewer risks than conventional pesticides, EPA generally requires much less data to register a biopesticide”. Biological control methodologies have been extensively used in the agricultural and food safety sectors and provide a “green” alternative to existing chemical approaches, especially where there are concerns over toxicity or resistance. Despite the validated route through the regulatory process and onto the market, application in the domestic and medical settings has received only limited attention to date.

Forward-looking statements

This document contains certain forward-looking statements – i.e., statements that are not historical facts, including statements about our beliefs and expectations. These statements are based on plans, estimates and projections at the time we make the statements. Forward-looking statements involve inherent risks and uncertainties. A number of important factors could cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in any forward-looking statement.

Media contacts;

Email:      enquiries@evolutionbiotech.com

Website:   www.evolutionbiotech.com

Evolution Biotechnologies announces positive outcome of international patent search and examination on key patent filing

Bedford, UK, November 14th 2017

­Evolution Biotechnologies (www.evolutionbiotech.com), the UK and US-based company extending the use of biological control into medically important areas, today announced the highly positive outcome of the international (PCT) stage search and examination of its key patent filing PCT/GB2016/052455, “Acaricides”. The examination, conducted by the European Patent Office (EPO), confirmed the broad claim to a method of treating or preventing a house dust mite infestation using an acaricidal infectious agent as both novel and inventive. This is a key step towards obtaining broad protection for the work of the company in controlling house dust mites, a major cause of asthma and other allergic conditions in both humans and companion animals.

Dr. David Harper, Chief Executive Officer of Evolution, said “This is an important step for the company, validating our work to date and taking us a lot closer to developing products to benefit millions of asthmatics worldwide. I look forward to progressing this application through the national stages and on to award, based on this very promising result.”

About Evolution Biotechnologies

Evolution Biotechnologies (UK company 09473027) has been established to extend the application of biological control from its agricultural roots into areas of biomedical importance. The company’s initial targets have both significant unmet need and high market potential. The first stage of Evolution’s work is based on the outcomes of a successful feasibility study on biological control of the house dust mite. The company is also workong to develop further biological controls, including phage therapy for the antibiotic resistant superbug Pseudomonas aeruginosa. This will initially target disease in companion animals as a basis for the later development of human therapeutics.

About biological control

Biological control is highly specific in nature, and is perceived as environmentally friendly. The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has stated that “Since biopesticides tend to pose fewer risks than conventional pesticides, EPA generally requires much less data to register a biopesticide”. Biological control methodologies have been extensively used in the agricultural and food safety sectors and provide a “green” alternative to existing chemical approaches, especially where there are concerns over toxicity or resistance. Despite the validated route through the regulatory process and onto the market, application in the domestic and medical settings has received only limited attention to date.

Forward-looking statements

This document contains certain forward-looking statements – i.e., statements that are not historical facts, including statements about our beliefs and expectations. These statements are based on plans, estimates and projections at the time we make the statements. Forward-looking statements involve inherent risks and uncertainties. A number of important factors could cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in any forward-looking statement.

Media contacts;

Email:     enquiries@evolutionbiotech.com

Website:  www.evolutionbiotech.com

Interview with Dr. David Harper and Dr. Robert Atterbury of Nottingham University.

Bedford, UK, and Austin, Texas; November 14th 2016

Evolution Biotechnologies (www.evolutionbiotech.com), the company working to expand the use of biological control into medically important areas, today announces the release of a video interview with its Chief Officer, Dr. David Harper, conducted by Dr. Robert Atterbury of Nottingham University.
The interview forms part of the University’s online course on Antimicrobial Resistance in the Food Chain, which will launch on Monday 14th November: www.futurelearn.com/courses/antimicrobial-resistance-food-chain/. The interview can also be viewed by clicking on the following link  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DxKhlc4adKk.

About Evolution Biotechnologies
Evolution Biotechnologies (UK company 09473027 / US company 6050853) has been established to extend the application of biological control from its agricultural roots into areas of biomedical importance. The company’s initial targets have both significant unmet need and high market potential. The first stage of Evolution’s work is based on developing biological controls for of the house dust mite, with the company now expanding into phage therapy, a highly promising approach to controlling antimicrobial resistance. The development of additional technologies is planned for the future.

About biological control
Biological control is highly specific in nature, and is perceived as environmentally friendly. The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has stated that “Since biopesticides tend to pose fewer risks than conventional pesticides, EPA generally requires much less data to register a biopesticide”. Biological control methodologies have been extensively used in the agricultural sector and provide a “green” alternative to existing chemical approaches, especially where there are concerns over toxicity or resistance. Despite the validated route through the regulatory process and onto the market, application in the domestic and medical settings has received only limited attention to date.

Forward-looking statements
This document contains certain forward-looking statements – i.e., statements that are not historical facts, including statements about our beliefs and expectations. These statements are based on plans, estimates and projections at the time we make the statements. Forward-looking statements involve inherent risks and uncertainties. A number of important factors could cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in any forward-looking statement.

Media contacts;
Email: enquiries@evolutionbiotech.com
Website: www.evolutionbiotech.com

Dr David Harper presents “Bacteriophage therapy – Still promising but not (yet) delivering” at Euroscicon

Bedford, UK, and Austin, Texas; November 10th 2016
Evolution Biotechnologies (www.evolutionbiotech.com), the company working to expand the use of biological control into medically important areas, today announces a presentation by its Chief Officer, Dr. David Harper.
The presentation, entitled “Bacteriophage therapy – Still promising but not (yet) delivering” is to be given on Thursday 10th November via webex at the virtual conference held by Euroscicon on Developing antibiotic alternatives: A discussion of new approaches to overcoming antimicrobial resistance.

About Evolution Biotechnologies
Evolution Biotechnologies (UK company 09473027 / US company 6050853) has been established to extend the application of biological control from its agricultural roots into areas of biomedical importance. The company’s initial targets have both significant unmet need and high market potential. The first stage of Evolution’s work is based on developing biological controls for of the house dust mite, with the company now expanding into phage therapy, a highly promising approach to controlling antimicrobial resistance. The development of additional technologies is planned for the future.

About biological control
Biological control is highly specific in nature, and is perceived as environmentally friendly. The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has stated that “Since biopesticides tend to pose fewer risks than conventional pesticides, EPA generally requires much less data to register a biopesticide”. Biological control methodologies have been extensively used in the agricultural sector and provide a “green” alternative to existing chemical approaches, especially where there are concerns over toxicity or resistance. Despite the validated route through the regulatory process and onto the market, application in the domestic and medical settings has received only limited attention to date.

Forward-looking statements
This document contains certain forward-looking statements – i.e., statements that are not historical facts, including statements about our beliefs and expectations. These statements are based on plans, estimates and projections at the time we make the statements. Forward-looking statements involve inherent risks and uncertainties. A number of important factors could cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in any forward-looking statement.

Media contacts;
Email: enquiries@evolutionbiotech.com
Website: www.evolutionbiotech.com