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Avacta Group - Capital Network: Initiation of Coverage

Avacta (AVCT.LON), a UK-based biotechnology company, has developed an innovative proteinscaffold platform, with potential applications in the life sciences research, diagnostic and therapeutic markets.
Avacta Group - Capital Network: Initiation of Coverage

The results of our SOTP valuation are shown in Figure 2: based on what we believe are fairly conservative assumptions, Avacta has an intrinsic equity value of £140 million, roughly 3-times the current market capitalisation.

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January 18 2018
  • Overall Genedrive PLC (LON: GDR) reported a business and financial update for the six months to December 2017 in line with expectations
  • Launch preparation of Genedrive® HCV test with partner Sysmex on track, expect sales to start coming through in CY2018
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  • With £4.6mln of cash at end-2017, and given the company's expected cash burn, a capital raise in the next 12 months can't be ruled out
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