OXB is a specialist, advanced therapy, viral-vector biopharmaceutical company. It offers vector manufacturing and development services, while developing proprietary drug candidates. OXB also receives royalties on commercial products developed with its LentiVector® platform. 2018 delivered significant growth in gross income, primarily through licensing income from new partnership deals with Axovant Sciences (AXON) and Bioverativ (BIVV). Licensing income was of a magnitude that delivered OXB’s first full-year underlying operating profit, despite weaker-than-anticipated bioprocessing/commercial sales and investment to increase capacity.