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Stellar Issues Statement on Favorable Clinical Study Results

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LOS ANGELES, July 5, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Stellar Biotechnologies, Inc. (Nasdaq: SBOT), a leading manufacturer of a key protein utilized in multiple immunotherapy development pipelines, today issued a statement on the favorable Phase 2b study results published by Neovacs, S.A., a customer and joint venture partner. 

The following is a statement from Frank R. Oakes, Stellar's Chairman of the Board, President and Chief Executive Officer:

We would like to extend our congratulations to Neovacs on the encouraging results achieved in its Phase 2b study and on the continuing advancement of their IFN-Alpha-Kinoid immunotherapy in systemic lupus erythematosus, which the Lupus Foundation has described as 'one of the world's cruelest, most unpredictable and devastating diseases.' In addition to achieving key endpoints, Neovacs reported potent and long-lasting biological activity of their therapeutic vaccine, which utilizes Stellar KLH as a carrier molecule. The KLH-conjugated vaccine also demonstrated a favorable safety profile among study participants. The conclusion of this study is an important milestone for Neovacs as well as for Stellar. We believe these results will help to reinforce the role of Stellar KLH as a key component in immunotherapy treatments.

We look forward to working with Neovacs as it prepares for its pivotal Phase 3 clinical studies. Stellar remains focused and fully committed to ensuring the environmentally sound production of KLH to meet the increased volumes required by Neovacs for Phase 3 trials, manufacturing validation and scale-up.

About Stellar Biotechnologies
Based north of Los Angeles at the Port of Hueneme, Stellar Biotechnologies, Inc. is the leader in sustainable manufacture of Keyhole Limpet Hemocyanin (KLH), an immune-stimulating protein utilized as a carrier molecule in therapeutic vaccine pipelines (targeting cancers, immune disorders, Alzheimer's and inflammatory diseases) and for assessing immune system function. KLH can also be used in immunotoxicology studies for monitoring the immunomodulatory effects of drug candidates. Stellar is committed to meeting the growing demand for commercial-scale supplies of GMP grade KLH, ensuring environmentally sound KLH production, and supporting the development of KLH-based active immunotherapies. Stellar KLH is a trademark of Stellar Biotechnologies.

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