Auditors

The Ascelia’s auditor is appointed by the annual general meeting for the period until the end of the next annual general meeting. The auditor examines the annual report and accounts as well as the management performed by the board of directors and the CEO. Following each financial year, the auditor shall submit an audit report to the annual general meeting. The Ascelia’s auditor reports its observations from the audit and its assessment of the Ascelia’s internal control to the board of directors.

At the Extraordinary General Meeting held on 26 April 2018, ÖhrlingsPricewaterhouse Coopers AB was elected as Ascelia Pharma’s auditor for the time period up until the next annual shareholders’ meeting. ÖhrlingsPricewaterhouse Coopers AB is represented by Carl Fogelberg who holds the main responsibility for the audit of Ascelia Pharma.

Mangoral

Our lead candidate Mangoral is a liver imaging drug (i.e. a liver specific contrast agent) being developed for detection and localization of potential liver metastases, using Magnetic Resonance Imaging (“MRI”) in patients where use of the current gold standard gadolinium-based contrast agents (“GBCAs”) may be medically inadvisable or cannot be administered. Mangoral is currently ready for Phase III clinical development.

Oncoral

Oncoral is a novel tablet-based formulation of the well-known chemotherapeutic agent irinotecan, intended for the treatment of advanced gastric (stomach) cancer. Irinotecan is today mainly used for treating metastasized colorectal cancer. Although irinotecan is currently not approved for treating gastric cancer in the United States and in the EU, there is off-label use for this indication. Oncoral is currently being evaluated in an investigator sponsored Phase I study.

DEVELOPMENT PLAN

Ascelia has established a development program for lead candidate Mangoral, consisting of a pivotal Phase III efficacy study and two supportive studies. The clinical development strategy for Oncoral, Ascelia´s second drug candidate, is to obtain Phase II data and then to partner for the further development.