Our old friends Oxonica are looking for a new CEO and are making a number of other redundancies as well.
Having developed product offerings in all of its businesses, Oxonica is now focusing on partnering the Group’s businesses to secure profitable platforms for growth. In 2008, Oxonica’s Diagnostics business was partnered with BD and the Company is currently in partnering discussions for its remaining three businesses. The structure and value of the resulting partnerships will be announced on completion of the negotiations.
An interesting statement which could be read as the code for flogging off all remaining assets and hoping to get a few quid from licence fees and royalties but not attempting any further business development, something the company describes as a “sustainable, relatively low?-?risk business model”