CytoDyn Files Application with Nasdaq for Uplist
VANCOUVER, Washington, July 15, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- CytoDyn Inc. (OTC.QB: CYDY), (“CytoDyn” or the “Company”), a late-stage biotechnology company developing leronlimab (PRO 140), a CCR5 antagonist with the potential for multiple therapeutic indications, announced today it recently filed a comprehensive listing application package with The Nasdaq Stock Market to request an uplisting of the Company’s common stock. The Company believes it satisfies the initial listing requirements for The Nasdaq Capital Market.
Nader Pourhassan, Ph.D., President and Chief Executive Officer of CytoDyn, commented: “While we realize the regulatory review of our application to uplist to Nasdaq will take several weeks, we believe the Company is well positioned for success. As we advance the evaluation of our drug, leronlimab, including the upcoming results of the COVID-19 trials, we believe a listing on Nasdaq will enhance shareholder value by providing our shareholders with improved liquidity and by giving us greater access to the capital markets, which will allow us to achieve our objective of bringing leronlimab to market.”
About Coronavirus Disease 2019
CytoDyn has met its 75-patient enrollment target in its Phase 2 clinical trial for COVID-19, a randomized clinical trial for mild-to-moderate COVID-19 population in the U.S. and enrollment continues in its Phase 2b/3 randomized clinical trial for severe and critically ill COVID-19 population in several hospitals throughout the country.
SARS-CoV-2 was identified as the cause of an outbreak of respiratory illness first detected in Wuhan, China. The origin of SARS-CoV-2 causing the COVID-19 disease is uncertain, and the virus is highly contagious. COVID-19 typically transmits person to person through respiratory droplets, commonly resulting from coughing, sneezing, and close personal contact. Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses, some causing illness in people and others that circulate among animals. For confirmed COVID-19 infections, symptoms have included fever, cough, and shortness of breath. The symptoms of COVID-19 may appear in as few as two days or as long as 14 days after exposure. Clinical manifestations in patients have ranged from non-existent to severe and fatal. At this time, there are minimal treatment options for COVID-19.