WideCells Group


WideCells Group Final Results Update

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WideCells Group PLC ('WideCells Group' or 'the Group')

 

Final Results Update

 

WideCells Group PLC, the healthcare services company focused on providing stem cell services and ground-breaking insurance for stem cell treatment, announces that the audit of the Group's annual financial statements for the period ended 31 December 2017 is nearing completion and is expected to be finalised in the near term.

 

As a result of the additional time needed to finalise the annual results, the Group will be extending the Live Market Bookbuild currently being undertaken via the Teathers mobile application (see RNS dated 10 May 2018) until the results are published. 

 

The Group is in active discussions with the Financial Conduct Authority to achieve a lifting of the suspension following the publication of its annual financial statements. The company will update the market in due course.

 

                                                                 

 **ENDS**

 

For further information, please visit the Group's website www.widecellsgroup.com, follow us on Twitter @WideCells_Group or contact:

 

WideCells Group PLC

CEO - João Andrade

Tel:  +351 919 033 171

Smaller Company Capital Limited

Broker - Jeremy Woodgate & Rupert Williams

Tel: +44 (0) 20 3651 2912

Shard Capital Partners LLP

Broker - Damon Heath & Erik Woolgar

Tel: +44 (0) 20 7186 9950

St Brides Partners Limited

PR - Charlotte Page & Isabel de Salis

Tel: +44 (0) 20 7236 1177

 

Notes to Editors

 

WideCells Group PLC

WideCells Group PLC is building an integrated stem cell services company, focused on making stem cell treatments accessible and affordable.  This is achieved through three divisions:

 

The Group has three divisions:

·     CellPlan: the world's first stem cell healthcare insurance plan with financial cover for medical treatment, travel and accommodation expenses and concierge service to manage the treatment process.

·     WideCells: The Institute of Stem Cell Technology has been established and is based in the University of Manchester Innovation Centre to provide stem cell storage services and focus on stem cell research and regenerative medicine. Its international cryogenics division specialises in stem cell storage, with the Group currently offering umbilical cord blood and tissue storage services to clients in the UK and Europe under the brand name BabyCells.

·     Wideacademy: an education and training division to promote awareness of the benefits of stem cell storage across the global general practice community.

 

The Group has built an experienced senior management team that has been integral to the development of its growth and business to date.

 

Stem Cell Fast Facts:

·     Cord blood (which is taken from the umbilical cord) provides the most effective source of stem cells for families due to it being simple, safe and painless to collect relative to other sources of stem cells such as bone marrow - WideCells will focus on promoting the collection and storage of cord blood.

·     Since 2005, there has been a 300% increase in the number of illnesses that can be treated using stem cells.

·     82 illnesses can currently be treated using stem cell procedures.

·     Despite initial storage often costing no more than a few £thousand, actual treatment can cost in the £hundreds of thousands

 

This announcement contains inside information for the purposes of Article 7 of the Market Abuse Regulation (EU) 596/2014 (MAR).

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WideCells Group PLC