Vancouver, Canada. November 21, 2019 – NervGen Pharma Corp. (TSX-V: NGEN) (OTCQX: NGENF) (“NervGen” or the “Company”), a regenerative medicine company dedicated to creating innovative solutions for the treatment of nerve damage, today announced that, further to its press release dated November 18, 2019, it has issued 1,500,000 common shares (the “Common Share(s)”) to its manufacturing partner, CSBio, as partial consideration for an order of NVG-291 that will be used in the Company’s clinical development programs (the “Transaction”). No proceeds were raised from the Transaction.
The Common Shares were issued at a deemed price of US$1.00 (CA$1.3231 equivalent) per Common Share for a deemed value of US$1,500,000. The investment offsets the initial deposit for the Company’s US$3,000,000 order from CSBio of NVG-291. The Transaction enables the allocation of cash resources to support other components of the Company’s development program in spinal cord injury and multiple sclerosis.
All securities issued pursuant to the Transaction are subject to a four month hold period. The securities described herein have not been, and will not be, registered under the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Act”), and may not be offered or sold within the United States or to or for the account or benefit of, U.S. persons without registration or an applicable exemption from the registration requirements of such Act.
About CS Bio
CSBio is a leading peptide and instrumentation manufacturing company located on the edge of Silicon Valley in Menlo Park, California. Since 1993, CSBio has been providing high quality custom peptides, Good Manufacturing Practice (“GMP”) peptides and automated peptide synthesizers to the global biotech community. Their peptide products and instrumentation can be found in production laboratories and pharmaceutical companies worldwide. Their state of the art GMP manufacturing facility provides GMP peptides for preclinical and clinical programs and their commercialization and regulatory teams can take customers from toxicology studies through market commercialization. CSBio has recently received a Recommendation For Approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) following an extensive FDA pre-approval inspection audit. Their Quality and Regulatory teams assist clients in every step of the clinical study and commercialization processes. They are committed to helping their clients reach the ultimate goal of FDA approval and subsequent commercialization.
NervGen is restoring life’s potential by creating innovative solutions for the treatment of nerve damage and neurodegenerative diseases. The Company is developing drugs for spinal cord injury, multiple sclerosis and Alzheimer’s disease. NervGen’s platform technology targets protein tyrosine phosphatase sigma (“PTPσ”), a neural receptor that impedes nerve repair. Inhibition of the PTPσ receptor has been shown to promote regeneration and remyelination of damaged nerves as well as improvement of nerve function in animal models for various medical conditions.
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