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About Us

At a glance

Shield is a de-risked commercial stage, pharmaceutical company focused on addressing iron deficiency in adults with or without anaemia.

Our clear purpose is to develop products that help patients become people again, enabling them to enjoy the things that make a difference in their everyday lives.

Our lead product Feraccru®/Accrufer® is a novel, stable, non-salt based oral therapy and is approved in the United States, European Union, UK and Switzerland for the treatment of iron deficiency with or without anaemia in adults.

In Europe the product is marketed as Feraccru® with commercialisation led by Norgine BV. In the USA the product will be marketed as Accrufer®. We are currently in the process of selecting a partner for the US market.

We also have an exclusive licence agreement with ASK Pharm who will lead development and commercialisation in China, Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan.

We have an active product pipeline and partnering opportunities.

How we do business

 

What sets us apart

  • Lead product Feraccru® / Accrufer®

    Our lead product is approved for the treatment of iron deficiency with or without anaemia in adults in the United States, European Union, UK and Switzerland and has exclusive IP rights until the mid 2030s.

    In Europe the product is marketed as Feraccru® with commercialisation led by Norgine BV. In the USA – where the product benefits from NCE exclusivity until 2024 – it will be marketed as Accrufer®.

    In China we are working closely with ASK Pharm who will lead development and commercialisation in this region.

  • Large market opportunities with unmet needs

    The US is the world’s largest and most attractively reimbursed pharmaceutical market. There are between 8 million and 9 million patients in the USA who suffer from iron deficiency anaemia and potentially two to three times this number require treatment for iron deficiency. Our lead product is approved by the FDA and will be marketed in the US as Accrufer®.

    In Europe our lead product is marketed as Feraccru® and is available to treat the estimated 40 million people with iron deficiency, representing another significant commercial opportunity.

  • Experienced management team with extensive expertise

    The skilled senior management team and board of directors provide strong leadership for the Company’s future growth.

  • Strong intellectual property protection

    The Group’s assets are supported by a suite of robust intellectual property rights including key patents in major markets. Feraccru® / Accrufer®, for the treatment of Iron Deficiency with or without anaemia in adults benefits from data exclusivity protection in Europe and the USA and has exclusive IP rights until the mid-2030’s.

Reasons to invest in Shield.

Large markets of patients poorly treated for iron deficiency

Large markets of patients poorly treated for iron deficiency

2 billion
WHO estimates of global prevalence of Iron Deficiency

Feraccru© approved and launched in Europe

Feraccru© approved and launched in Europe

Partnered with Norgine in Europe, Australia and New Zealand
40 million ID sufferers in Europe

Licensed to ASK Pharm in China

Licensed to ASK Pharm in China

Population of 1.4 billion people

Accrufer© approved in USA

Accrufer© approved in USA

Partnering process underway
10 million IDA patients in USA

Feracru©/Accrufer© patants extend to

Feracru©/Accrufer© patants extend to

2035

Novel phosphate binder in pipeline

Novel phosphate binder in pipeline

Current cash runway extends to

Current cash runway extends to

Q1-2021

Meet the team

Our people are committed, effective and determined to succeed. Everyone is valued.

Chief Executive Officer

Tim Watts

General Counsel and Company Secretary

Lucy Bailey

VP Commercial Operations

David Childs

VP Regulatory Affairs and Quality

Dr Jackie Mitchell