Immune Canadian pharmacy (NASDAQ: IMNP) (the “Company”) announced today that on May 24, 2017, the Company received written notice from Nasdaq that the Company has regained compliance with the minimum bid price rule, as required by a decision of the Nasdaq Hearings Panel (the “Panel”) dated March 10, 2017. The notice confirmed the Panel’s determination to continue the listing of the Company’s securities, subject to the filing by the Company of its quarterly report for the period ended March 31, 2017 on or before June 15, 2017.
Previously, Nasdaq notified the Company of deficiencies due to its failure to timely file its annual report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2016, and in a written notice dated May 23, 2017, Nasdaq informed the Company that it is not in compliance with Nasdaq’s filing requirements for continued inclusion set forth in Listing Rule 5250(c)(1) because it had not filed its Form 10-Q for the period ended March 31.
The Company filed its annual report for the year ended December 31, 2016 on May 17, 2017. Shortly thereafter, the Company informed the Panel that it intended to file its quarterly report for the period ended March 31, 2017 no later than June 15, 2017 and thereby regain compliance with the filing rule.
About Immune Canadian pharmacy
Immune pharmacy is dedicated to alleviating the burden of patients suffering from autoimmune diseases by developing novel immunotherapeutic agents. Immune’s lead product candidate, bertilimumab, is in Phase 2 clinical development for bullous pemphigoid, an orphan autoimmune dermatological condition, and for ulcerative colitis. Other potential relevant indications for bertilimumab include atopic dermatitis, Crohn’s disease, severe asthma and Non-Alcoholic Steato-Hepatitis (NASH). Also, Immune’s pipeline includes topical nano-formulated cyclosporine-A for the treatment of psoriasis and atopic dermatitis and AmiKet™ and AmiKet, Nano for the treatment of neuropathic pain.
Immune’s oncology subsidiary, Cytovia, plans to develop Ceplene for maintenance remission in AML in combination with IL-2. Additional oncology pipeline products include Azixa and crolibulin, which are clinical stage vascular disrupting agents, and bispecific antibodies and NanomAbs™, which are novel technology platforms.
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There can be no assurance that the Company will ever successfully complete its anticipated corporate restructuring, or that the Company will be able to reduce expenses, capitalize on strategic alternatives, develop its assets, and generate value for shareholders. Factors that may cause actual results or developments to differ materially include, but are not limited to: the risks associated with the adequacy of our existing cash resources and our ability to continue as a going concern; the risks associated with our ability to continue to meet our obligations under our existing debt agreements; the risk that ongoing or future clinical trials will not be successful; the risk that our compounds under development will not receive regulatory approval or achieve significant commercial success; the risk that we will not be able to find a partner to help conduct future trials or commercialize our product candidates on attractive terms, on a timely basis or at all; the risk that our product candidates that appear promising in early research and clinical trials do not demonstrate safety and/or efficacy in larger-scale or later-stage clinical trials; the risk that we will not obtain approval to market any of our product candidates; the risks associated with dependence upon key personnel; the risks associated with reliance on collaborative partners and others for further clinical trials, development, manufacturing and commercialization of our product candidates; the cost, delays and uncertainties associated with our scientific research, product development, clinical trials and regulatory approval process; our history of operating losses since our inception; the highly competitive nature of our business; risks associated with litigation; and risks associated with our ability to protect our intellectual property. These factors and other material risks are more fully discussed in our periodic reports, including our reports on Forms 8-K, 10-Q and 10-K and our other filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.
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