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France : EIB and MedinCell sign a new €40 million loan agreement to support development of innovative treatments


JACOU, France–()–Regulatory news:

The new loan signed between the European Investment Bank (EIB), supported by the Investment Plan for Europe, and the pharmaceutical company MedinCell (Paris:MEDCL) is intended to support the development of the company’s portfolio of innovative treatments. MedinCell’s portfolio already consists of several Long-Active injectable products in preclinical and clinical stages. A first product using BEPO from MedinCell® the technology is expected to reach the US market in the first half of 2023.

With this new loan granted by the EIB after a previous one of 20 million euros in 2018, also supported by the Investment Plan for Europe, MedinCell will continue its mission to address major global health challenges with innovative treatments. MedinCell’s long-acting injectable technology, BEPO® can be used to develop innovative therapeutic options in many therapeutic areas such as schizophrenia, contraception, malaria, pain management, etc.

BEPO extension® allows you to control and ensure the administration of a treatment at the optimal therapeutic dosage for several days, weeks or months through a simple injection that creates a completely bioabsorbable deposit. BEPO extension® it is designed to potentially provide more efficient treatments, improve patient compliance, improve accessibility to treatment, and reduce the environmental impact of treatments.

Christophe Douat, CEO of MedinCell, said: “This new loan with the EIB gives MedinCell the means to continue to innovate and develop long-acting treatments in many therapeutic areas that can change the game for patients and healthcare professionals. We are proud to collaborate once again with the EIB, a strategic partner who supports our humanist pharmaceutical business model and our mission to improve patient health around the world.”

Ambroise Fayolle, Vice-President of the European Investment Bank, added: “Supporting innovation in the healthcare sector to improve patient well-being is a top priority for the EIB. This second loan to Medincell reflects our strong commitment to innovative companies in your sector. As an EU bank, it is important to give them the means to develop technologies that will help, in Medincell’s case, a treat people who need treatment in many therapeutic areas. This loan will help improve accessibility, care and quality of life for patients in Europe”.

The Commissioner for the Economy, Paolo Gentiloni, declared: “We are determined to improve the quality of life for people in the EU by investing in healthcare innovation. This investment, guaranteed by the Investment Plan for Europe, demonstrates this and helps to strengthen Europe’s position at the forefront of health research and development.

About EIB

The EIB is the long-term finance institution of the European Union (EU) and its shareholders are the 27 EU Member States. Its mission is to contribute to the integration, balanced development and economic and social cohesion of EU Member States. It borrows large volumes of funds from the capital markets and lends them on very favorable terms to support projects that contribute to the achievement of EU objectives. The EIB is working to put the EU at the forefront of the next wave of innovation, particularly in the health sector. In response to the COVID-19 health crisis, the EIB has set aside €6 billion for investments in the health sector to support medical infrastructure, additional research activities or other financing related to vaccines and treatments. As a European climate bank, the EIB is a leading provider of funds in the green transition towards a more sustainable and low-carbon growth model.

About MedinCell

MedinCell is a pre-marketing pharmaceutical company developing a portfolio of long-acting injectable products in various therapeutic areas by combining its proprietary BEPO® technology with already known and marketed active ingredients. Through the controlled and prolonged release of the active pharmaceutical ingredient, MedinCell makes medical treatments more effective, in particular thanks to better compliance, i.e. compliance with medical prescriptions, and a significant reduction in the amount of drugs needed as part of a one-time treatment or chronic treatment. The BEPO® the technology makes it possible to control and guarantee the regular administration of a drug at the optimal therapeutic dose for several days, weeks or months starting from the subcutaneous or local injection of a simple deposit of a few millimeters, completely bioabsorbable. MedinCell partners with world-class pharmaceutical companies and foundations to improve global health through new therapeutic options. Based in Montpellier, MedinCell currently employs more than 150 people representing over 30 different nationalities.

About the European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI)

The European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI) is the central pillar of the Investment Plan for Europe. It provides first-loss guarantees, enabling the EIB to invest in larger and often riskier projects. The projects and agreements approved for financing under the EFSI are expected to mobilize €524.3 billion of investment and support over 1.4 million small and medium-sized enterprises across the European Union. Building on the successful model of the Investment Plan for Europe, the new InvestEU program aims to give a further boost to investment, innovation and job creation in Europe in the period 2021-27. With the aim of triggering a new wave – over €372 billion – of investments using a guarantee from the EU budget.

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