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Wednesday 28 January, 2004

Xenova Group PLC

Holding(s) in Company

Xenova Group PLC
28 January 2004


                                SCHEDULE 10
 
                  NOTIFICATION OF MAJOR INTERESTS IN SHARES


1)   NAME OF COMPANY

     XENOVA GROUP PLC


2)   NAME OF SHAREHOLDER HAVING A MAJOR INTEREST

     ORBIMED ADVISORS LLC


3)   Please state whether notification indicates that it is in respect of 
     holding of the Shareholder named in 2 above or in respect of a 
     non-beneficial interest or in the case of an individual holder if it is a
     holding of that person's spouse or children under the age of 18

     PLEASE SEE 14 BELOW


4)   Name of the registered holder(s) and, if more than one holder, the 
     number of shares held by each of them.

     BNY (NOMINEES) LIMITED


5)   Number of shares/amount of stock acquired.

     245,400 ADR's 
     REPRESENTING 2,454,000 ORDINARY 1P SHARES


6)   Percentage of issued Class

     0.57%


7)   Number of shares/amount of stock disposed

     N/A


8)   Percentage of issued Class

     N/A


9)   Class of security

     ORDINARY 1P SHARES


10)  Date of transaction

     8 JANUARY 2004 - 13 JANUARY 2004


11)  Date company informed

     27 JANUARY 2004


12)  Total holding following this notification

     2,345,400 ADR's
     REPRESENTING 23,454,000 ORDINARY 1P SHARES

               
13)  Total percentage holding of issued class following this notification

     5.44%


14)  Any additional information

     ORBIMED ADVISORS LLC HAS CERTAIN INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT DISCRETION OVER THE
     SECURITIES ACQUIRED BY THE ENTITIES SET FORTH BELOW:

     WINCHESTER GLOBAL TRUST COMPANY LIMITED AS TRUSTEE 
     FOR CADUCEUS CAPITAL TRUST
     CADUCEUS CAPITAL II LP
     UBS EUCALYPTUS FUND, LLC
     UBS EUCALYPTUS FUND, LTD
     HFR SHC AGGRESSIVE MASTER TRUST     
     KNIGHTSBRIDGE POST VENTURE IV LP
     KNIGHTSBRIDGE INTEGRATED HOLDINGS, V, LP
     KNIGHTSBRIDGE NETHERLANDS II, LP
     KNIGHTSBRIDGE INTEGRATED HOLDINGS IV POST VENTURE LP
     KNIGHTSBRIDGE POST VENTURE III LP
     KNIGHTSBRIDGE NETHERLANDS I LP
     KNIGHTSBRIDGE NETHERLANDS III - LP
     KNIGHTSBRIDGE INTEGRATED HOLDINGS II LIMITED
     KNIGHTSBRIDGE VENTURE CAPITAL IV, LP
     KNIGHTSBRIDGE VENTURE CAPITAL III, LP


15)  Name of contact and telephone number for queries

     ORBIMED ADVISORS LLC
     (212) 739 6400


16)  Name and signature of authorised company official responsible for 
     making this notification
     
     VERONICA SELLAR - 01753 706600


     Date of Notification      28 JANUARY 2004


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