Oncolytics invests in private biotech company

Business of Biotech

Oncolytics Biotech Inc. (TSX: ONC, NASDAQ: ONCY) invested in British Canadian Biosciences Corp., a privately held biotechnology company specializing in the development of peptides for the treatment of a variety of conditions, including cancer. Oncolytics has purchased all of the convertible preferred shares of BCBC in exchange for 200,000 common shares of Oncolytics. If converted to common shares, Oncolytics would own 10% of the outstanding BCBC common shares. In addition, Oncolytics has obtained a right, under certain circumstances, to purchase the rights to BCBC’s oncology product which is entering Phase II studies for use in solid tumours. The purpose of the transaction is to gain access, at a future date, to a potential new oncology product. Read the release.

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