DIGNITANA PARTNERS WITH PIEDMONT CANCER INSTITUTE TO HELP GEORGIA BREAST CANCER PATIENTS KEEP THEIR HAIR

Lund, Sweden - June 9, 2017-Dignitana AB, a world leader in medical scalp-cooling technology and manufacturer of the DigniCap® scalp cooling system, announced today that the medical device will be offered at Piedmont Cancer Institute in Georgia. Positive results from the multi-center FDA clinical trial, published in February 2017 by The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), indicate that seven out of ten patients with early-stage breast cancer using the DigniCap® system kept at least 50% of their hair.

Breast cancer is the most common malignancy in women worldwide with 255,000 new incidences of the disease each year in the United States. In Georgia alone an estimated 8,000 cases of breast cancer are diagnosed each year. Piedmont seeks to understand and treat the whole patient with the best possible care using leading edge cancer therapies, participation in clinical trials accessing newly developed cancer treatments and the extensive resources of the Piedmont Cancer Center and its comprehensive cancer treatment team. 

"For many women, hair loss associated with chemotherapy is an extremely traumatic prospect," said Trevor Feinstein, MD of Piedmont Cancer Institute. "Some patients even opt out of treatment altogether because the thought of losing their hair is so troubling. Understanding the emotional impacts that accompany diagnosis and treatment is nearly as important as eradicating the disease. We are proud to be the first in Georgia to offer patients this innovative, clinically proven alternative to one of cancer's most devastating side effects."

FDA-cleared in 2015, the DigniCap® Scalp Cooling System will be available this summer at Piedmont's center in Atlanta, with installation at other Piedmont locations to follow.

First in scalp cooling, Dignitana, in partnership with the non-profit organization HairToStay (www.HairToStay.org), has already participated in a scalp cooling learning luncheon in the Atlanta area to help raise awareness and funding for scalp cooling treatments, which are not yet universally covered by insurance.

"Dignitana is keen to align with support groups in the area to facilitate awareness and access to DigniCap treatments", said William Cronin, Chief Executive Officer of Dignitana, Inc. "We look forward to working with Piedmont's highly skilled clinical staff to deliver the best scalp cooling therapeutics available on the market today."

The device features a patented tight-fitting silicone cooling cap that is placed directly on the head, and an outer neoprene cap that insulates and secures the silicone cap. The cooling cap is connected to a cooling and control unit with touch screen prompts. A liquid coolant circulates throughout the silicone cap, delivering consistent and controlled cooling to all areas of the scalp. The cap is fitted to the head, and the temperature of the scalp is lowered, resulting in vasoconstriction with reduced delivery of chemotherapy to the scalp, as well as reduced cellular uptake of drugs due to decreased intra follicular metabolic rate. These factors together reduce the risk of chemotherapy-induced hair loss.

DigniCap is now available in 21 states across the country. With the addition of the Piedmont Cancer Institute locations in Georgia, along with East Jefferson General Hospital in Louisiana and Mile High Oncology in Colorado there are now 77 partner sites currently contracted in the United States.  

Media Contacts:

Caren Browning                                              Semmy Rülf    

King + Company                                             Chairman of the board, Dignitana AB

00 1 212 561-7464                                          +46 (0)709-312730

Caren.Browning@kingcompr.com                   semmy.rulf@dignitana.se

About Dignitana AB (publ)

Dignitana is a Swedish public company, based in Lund, and manufacturer of the medical cooling device DigniCap®.Dignitana AB is listed on the Nasdaq First North Stockholm and has appointed Erik Penser Bank as Certified Advisor. Headquartered in Dallas, Texas, Dignitana, Inc. is the U.S. subsidiary of Dignitana AB. For more information visit www.dignitana.com

This information is information that Dignitana AB is obliged to make public pursuant to the EU Market Abuse Regulation. The information was submitted for publication, by the above contact, for publication at 13:30 (CET), 9 June, 2017. 


Dignitana tillförs 42 miljoner SEK i en riktad nyemission av units

Dignitana AB (publ) ("Dignitana" eller "Bolaget") meddelade idag att Bolaget har genomfört en framgångsrik riktad nyemission av units bestående av aktier och teckningsoptioner, vilket tillför Dignitana cirka 42 miljoner SEK före emissionskostnader. Likviden från nyemissionen kommer användas för att kraftfullt öka tillväxttakten i Bolaget med fokus på den nya skalpkylningsmaskinen, DigniCap Delta, som både är CE- och FDA-godkänd. Delta systemet medför även en förbättrad global intjäningsmodell bestående av engångs- och flergångsintäkter. Vid fullt utnyttjande av samtliga teckningsoptioner tillförs Bolaget ytterligare 42 miljoner SEK före emissionskostnader.


Dignitana receives SEK 42 million in a directed new issue of units

Dignitana AB (publ) ("Dignitana" or the "Company") today announced that the Company has successfully conducted a directed new issue of units consisting of shares and warrants, which has now raised proceeds to Dignitana of SEK 42 million before deduction of issue costs. These proceeds will be used to aggressively increase the growth rate of the company with a focus on the new scalp cooling device, DigniCap Delta. This new FDA cleared and CE marked system introduces an improved global business model consisting of one-time and recurring revenue. At full exercise of the warrants, Dignitana will be provided with additional SEK 42 million before deduction of issue costs.


Dignitana avser att genomföra en riktad nyemission av units

Dignitana AB (publ) ("Dignitana" eller "Bolaget") meddelade idag att Bolaget avser att, med stöd av bemyndigande från årsstämma den 15 maj 2019, genomföra en nyemission av units bestående av aktier och teckningsoptioner med avvikelse från aktieägarnas företrädesrätt som riktas till kvalificerade investerare i Sverige och internationella institutionella investerare (den "Riktade emissionen").


Dignitana intends to make a directed new issue of units

Dignitana AB (publ) ("Dignitana" or the "Company") today announces its intention to execute a directed share issue of units consisting of shares and warrants with deviation from the shareholders' preferential rights, directed to qualified investors in Sweden and international institutional investors, as authorized by the annual general meeting on 15 May 2019 (the" Directed New Issue").


Delårsrapport Q2 2019

Financial highlights

  •  Total revenue for the Group amounted to 12,002 TSEK, 1,275 KUSD which is an increase of 33 percent over the same period 2018.
  •  Year to date revenue for the Group was 22,109 TSEK, 2,350 KUSD, an increase of 47 percent over the same period 2018.

Business highlights  

  •  FDA clearance of the next generation DigniCap Delta June 2019.  
  •  First European installation of DigniCap Delta at Gemelli University Hospital in Rome, Italy, in May 2019.  
  •  Contracts were signed for 19 locations in the United States, bringing the total number of signed U.S. sites to 139 across 30 states at the close of second quarter.  
  •  The Company continued efforts to initiate legislation providing insurance coverage for scalp cooling with a Bill (HB 3984) introduced in Texas and discussions are underway with legislators in three other states.  
  •  Dignitana co-sponsored a scalp cooling session at the Multinational Association for Supportive Care in Cancer Annual meeting in San Francisco, California in June 2019.  

Dignitana AB Publishes Q2 2019 Interim Report

Financial highlights

  •  Total revenue for the Group amounted to 12,002 TSEK, 1,275 KUSD which is an increase of 33 percent over the same period 2018.
  •  Year to date revenue for the Group was 22,109 TSEK, 2,350 KUSD, an increase of 47 percent over the same period 2018.

Business highlights  

  •  FDA clearance of the next generation DigniCap Delta June 2019.  
  •  First European installation of DigniCap Delta at Gemelli University Hospital in Rome, Italy, in May 2019.  
  •  Contracts were signed for 19 locations in the United States, bringing the total number of signed U.S. sites to 139 across 30 states at the close of second quarter.  
  •  The Company continued efforts to initiate legislation providing insurance coverage for scalp cooling with a Bill (HB 3984) introduced in Texas and discussions are underway with legislators in three other states.  
  •  Dignitana co-sponsored a scalp cooling session at the Multinational Association for Supportive Care in Cancer Annual meeting in San Francisco, California in June 2019.  

Dignitana delivers first DigniCap Delta in United States

Next generation scalp cooling device minimizes hair loss from chemotherapy


Dignitana AB Publishes August Newsletter

Dignitana AB today publishes the August 2019 edition of the company newsletter, attached to this release.



Dignitana får FDA-godkännande i USA för DigniCap Delta scalp cooling system

Nästa generations kliniskt överlägsna skalpkylningssystem minskar håravfallet hos cancerpatienter


Dignitana receives FDA clearance for DigniCap Delta scalp cooling system

Clinically superior next generation device reduces hair loss for cancer patients


Dignitana AB Publishes June Newsletter

Dignitana AB today publishes the June 2019 edition of the company newsletter, attached to this release.


Dignitana installs the first DigniCap Delta Scalp Cooling System in Rome

Dignitana ABmanufacturer of The DigniCap® Scalp Cooling System, has announced installation of the first DigniCap Delta at the prestigious Gemelli University Hospital in Rome, Italy last month.


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