OREANDA-NEWS. Midatech Pharma, the international specialty pharmaceutical company focused on commercialising and developing products in oncology, immunology and other therapeutic areas, today announces a trading update and notice of its interim results for the six months ended 30 June 2016.

The Board expects revenues of ?3.80 million, up from ?0.32 million for the six months to June 2015 (an increase of more than 10 times), in line with revised market expectations for the first half of 2016. Midatech updated its guidance for full year revenue in its 2015 full year results statement following the first three months of 2016, in which it stated that the Company was trading slightly ahead of market expectations.

Whilst it is too early to assess the long-term impact of the UK's decision to leave the European Union, there has been no immediate impact on the Company's day-to-day operations.

Commenting on trading update, Dr Jim Phillips, CEO of Midatech, said: "I am pleased to report that this has been a half of significant commercial progress for the Company with a greater than 10-fold increase in revenue. We have also had numerous positive advances at Midatech including launching Zuplenz® in the US to provide relief from one of the most debilitating side-effects of common cancer treatments, and elsewhere across our oncology product base and exciting pipeline.

"Since revising revenue guidance up earlier in the year we are pleased to expect revenues to be in line with current market expectations and look forward to continued progress in the second half of the year."

Midatech will announce its interim results on 2 September 2016. Dr Jim Phillips, Chief Executive Officer and Nick Robbins-Cherry, Chief Financial Officer, will host a presentation for analysts and conference call at 14:00 BST. Details of the call will be published on the day of the results. The call will be recorded and a replay will be available for 30 days.

Midatech is an international specialty pharmaceutical company focused on oncology and other therapeutic areas with a commercial platform and four marketed products in the US. Midatech's strategy is to develop products in-house in oncology and with partners in other indications, and to accelerate growth organically and through strategic acquisitions. The Company's R&D activities are supported by two breakthrough drug delivery technologies. The Group, listed on AIM: MTPH and Nasdaq: MTP, employs c.100 staff in four countries.