Press release

Oncopeptides CSO released from custody

March 10, 2023 Regulatory

Oncopeptides AB (publ.) (Nasdaq Stockholm: ONCO), a biotech company focused on the commercialization, research and development of therapies for difficult-to-treat hematological diseases, has been informed that the company’s Chief Scientific Officer Jakob Lindberg was today released from custody. This, after being arrested on Wednesday March 8th, allegedly for unauthorized disclosure of inside information in October 2021.

“We have fully cooperated with the Swedish Economic Crime Authority since this has come to our attention and will continue doing so moving forward. In the meantime, the company will continue to focus on bringing an important therapy to patients with multiple myeloma in the EU”, says Monica Shaw, CEO Oncopeptides. 

Jakob Lindberg assumed his position as Chief Scientific Officer (CSO), January 4. He was the Company’s CEO from 2011, until June 2020, as well as from November 2021 until January 2023. During July 2020 until November2021 he was CSO. 

Currently, the Company has no further comments regarding this event, and specific questions concerning the preliminary investigation, can be directed to the Swedish Economic Crime Authority.