IMMUNE Pharmaceuticals to Form Pain and Neurology Spin Off Company around AmiKet
NEW YORK, July 19, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Immune Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: IMNP)("Immune"), a biopharmaceutical company focused on the development of targeted therapeutics for the treatment of inflammatory diseases and cancer, announced today that it has entered into an amended agreement with NPT, a syndicate of experienced healthcare investors, on July 18, 2016. According to the amended agreement Immune will form a pain-neurology subsidiary, which will own AmiKet® intellectual property. NPT plans to make the first tranche of its investment into the new subsidiary upon closing based on the pre-agreed terms. The parties have agreed to a target closing date of September 15, 2016.
Dr. Daniel Teper, CEO of Immune commented: "This is an important step towards realizing the significant value of AmiKet® for Immune's shareholders, and will allow the company to focus on its core immunology and immuno-oncology pipeline."
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About Immune Pharmaceuticals Inc.:
Immune Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: IMNP) applies a personalized approach to treating and developing novel, highly targeted antibody therapeutics to improve the lives of patients with inflammatory diseases and cancer. Immune's lead product candidate, bertilimumab, is in Phase II clinical development for moderate-to-severe ulcerative colitis as well as for bullous pemphigoid, an orphan autoimmune dermatological condition. Other indications being considered for development include atopic dermatitis, Crohn's disease, severe asthma and NASH (an inflammatory liver disease). Immune recently expanded its portfolio in immuno-dermatology with topical nano-formulated cyclosporine-A for the treatment of psoriasis and atopic dermatitis. Immune's oncology pipeline includes Ceplene®/IL-2 approved in Europe and Israel for maintenance remission in AML, Azixa® and crolibulin, Phase II-ready vascular disrupting agents, and novel technology platforms; bispecific antibodies and targeted nanotherapeutics, NanomAbs. Immune's additional pipeline includes AmiKet Nano™, a late clinical stage drug candidate for the treatment of neuropathic pain. For more information, visit Immune's website at www.immunepharmaceuticals.com, the content of which is not a part of this press release.
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