SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
REPORT OF FOREIGN ISSUER
Pursuant to Rule 13a-16 or 15d-16 of
the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
For the month of February 2005
Commission File Number 000-51122
(Translation of registrants name into English)
Level 12 BGC Centre
28 The Esplanade
Perth WA 6000
(Address of principal executive offices)
(Indicate by check mark whether the registrant files or will file annual reports under cover Form 20-F or Form 40-F).
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Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant, pSivida Limited, has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized.
Date: February 2, 2005
||/s/ Aaron Finlay|
Chief Financial Officer and Company Secretary
pSivida to Present at the Brean Murray & Co. Annual Institutional Investor Conference
| ASX/MEDIA RELEASE
2nd February 2005
pSivida to Present at the Brean Murray & Co.
Annual Institutional Investor Conference
Global nanotechnology company pSivida Limited (NASDAQ:PSDV, ASX:PSD, Xetra:PSI), is pleased to announce that Dr Roger Aston, Director Strategy will be presenting at the Brean Murray & Co. Annual Institutional Investor Conference on Wednesday 2nd February at 11.15am US Eastern Time. The conference will be held at The New York Palace Hotel, New York, NY.
link to the live web cast and recording of pSividas presentation will be available on pSividas website http://www.psivida.com/News/Presentations.asp
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NOTES TO EDITORS:
pSivida is a global nanotechnology company committed to the biomedical sector and the development of products in healthcare. The companys focus is the development and commercialisation of a modified form of silicon (porosified
or nano-structured silicon) known as BioSilicon. As a new and exciting biocompatible and biodegradable material, BioSilicon offers multiple potential applications across the high growth healthcare sector, including controlled release drug delivery, targeted cancer therapies (including brachytherapy and localized chemotherapy), tissue engineering and orthopedics. Potential diagnostics applications are being developed through its subsidiary AION Diagnostics Limited.
pSivida owns the intellectual property rights to BioSilicon, royalty free for use in or on humans and animals. The IP portfolio consists of 24 patent families, 26 granted patents and over 80 patent applications. The core patent, which recognises BioSilicon as a biomaterial was granted in the UK in 2000 and in the US in 2001.
pSivida is listed on NASDAQ (PSDV), the Australian Stock Exchange (PSD) and in Germany on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange on the XETRA system (German Symbol: PSI. Securities Code (WKN) 358705). pSividas shares also trade in the United Kingdom on the OFEX International Market Service (IMS) under the ticker symbol PSD.
The Companys strategic partner and largest shareholder is the QinetiQ group, the largest science and technology company in Europe. QinetiQ is the former UK government Defence Evaluation Research Agency and was instrumental in discovering BioSilicon. pSivida enjoys a strong relationship with QinetiQ having access to its cutting edge research and development facilities. For more information on QinetiQ visit www.qinetiq.com.
pSivida has a strong management team with a powerful blend of international experience in biotechnology commercialization, the pharmaceutical industry, licensing and capital markets:
||Mr Gavin Rezos, Managing Director - a former Investment Banking Director of the HSBC Group.|
||Dr Roger Brimblecombe, Non Executive Chairman - former Chairman of SmithKline & French Research and Chairman of MVM Ventures.|
||Dr Roger Aston, Director Strategy - former CEO PepTech Ltd and Director of Cambridge Antibody Technology Ltd (UK).|
||Professor Leigh Canham, Chief Scientific Officer - a DERA fellow and the worlds foremost authority on porous silicon and the inventor of BioSilicon. |
||Dr Anna Kluczewska, Managing Director, AION Diagnostics - a former Global Product Manager with Baxter Healthcare Inc, based in Munich and Vienna.|
For more information visit www.psivida.com
This document contains forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties. Although we believe that the expectations reflected in such forward-looking statements are reasonable at this time, we can give no assurance that such expectations will prove to be correct. Given these uncertainties, readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on such forward-looking statements. Actual results could differ materially from those anticipated in these forward-looking statements due to many important factors including: our failure to develop applications for BioSilicon due to regulatory, scientific or other issues. Other reasons are contained in cautionary statements in the Registration Statement on Form 20-F filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, including, without limitation, under Item 3.D,
"Risk Factors" therein. We do not undertake to update any oral or written forward-looking statements that may be made by or on behalf of pSivida.