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Joint Product Agreement with multinational

13 December 2016

OptiBiotix Health plc (AIM: OPTI), a life sciences business developing products to tackle obesity, high cholesterol and diabetes, announces that it has entered into a joint development agreement (the "Agreement") with a multinational. The Agreement allows for the development of food and Over The Counter ("OTC") products containing OptiBiotix's SlimBiome® technology for the Asian market.

The multinational is a major supplier of nutritional solutions to the food, beverage, nutraceutical and pharmaceutical industries within Asia, and increasingly across global markets.

The aim of the Agreement is to develop weight management products containing SlimBiome® technology in a range of foods and OTC products which, if successful, will be launched into the Asian market in the second half of 2017.

The Company requires its identity and commercial details to remain confidential and no further details can be disclosed at this time.

Discussions are ongoing and it is hoped a further announcement can be made in due course.

Stephen O'Hara, CEO of OptiBiotix, commented: "We are pleased to announce the signing of this Agreement with a multinational which creates the opportunity to launch products containing OptiBiotix's SlimBiome® into the Asian market next year. The multinational is a leading supplier of food ingredients with many well-known and respected brands and a multibillion dollar turnover. With India (30m) and China (46m) ranked second and third in having the highest number of overweight people in the world we hope that OptiBiotix's strong science base together with our partner's local knowledge, reputation, and sales and distribution capability will bring the benefits of SlimBiome® technology to a wider audience."


For further information:

OptiBiotix Health Plc
Stephen O'Hara, Chief Executive
Contact via Walbrook below
Cairn Financial Advisers LLP (Nominated Adviser)
Liam Murray
Tel: 020 7148 7900
Hybridan LLP (Joint Broker)
Claire Louise Noyce
Tel: 020 3764 2341
finnCap Broker
Adrian Hargrave / Scott Mathieson / Kate Bannatyne (Corporate Finance)
Tony Quirke (Corporate Broking)
Tel: 020 7220 0500
Walbrook PR Ltd
Anna Dunphy
Tel: 020 7933 8780 or [email protected]
Mob: 07876 741 001


About OptiBiotix - www.optibiotix.com

OptiBiotix was formed in March 2012 to develop compounds which modify the human microbiome - the collective genome of the microbes in the body - to prevent and manage human disease.

The aim of OptiBiotix is to discover and develop microbial strains, compounds and formulations, which modulate the human microbiome and can be used as food ingredients and supplements or active compounds for the prevention and management of human metabolic diseases, examples of which include obesity, cholesterol and lipid distribution and diabetes.

OptiBiotix has established a pipeline of microbiome modulators that can impact on lipid and cholesterol management, energy harvest and appetite suppression. The development pipeline is fuelled by its proprietary OptiScreen® and OptiBiotic® platform technologies designed to identify metabolic pathways and compounds that impact on human physiology and bring potential health benefits. These platforms are applicable across a wider range of other human diseases.