CAMBRIDGE, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--PixarBio Corporation, (OTCQB: PXRB) inventors of NeuroRelease™, a novel morphine replacement, non-opiate/opioid, non-addictive pain treatment, today announced an upgrade to the OTCQB Marketplace for early stage and developing U.S. and international companies. OTCQB companies are current in their reporting and undergo an annual verification and management certification process. Investors can find Real-Time quotes and market information for the company on www.otcmarkets.com.
“We’ve completed one of the shortest stays on the pink sheets in history, as we’re approved for upgrade to the OTCQB Venture Market after one week of trading and we’ll continue to trade under stock symbol PXRB. We’re delighted by investor response to support a non-addictive, morphine replacement to eradicate addiction from the Hospital setting and from acute and chronic pain treatment centers. OTCQB Market will enable our shareholders to hold and trade our common stock on an accredited exchange. We view this as a significant step forward for the Company in advance of our application to list on the Nasdaq Stock Market. It’s been a great 10 year run, as a team and we’re going to keep it going. We view this as yet another important accomplishment in building a world-class Pharmaceutical and Biotech company,” PixarBio CEO Frank Reynolds concluded.
The NeuroRelease™ Platform: Non-Addictive and Non-opiate
Treatment of Pain
NeuroRelease™ is a morphine replacement, and non-addictive pain platform for the surgical/hospital setting, for the battlefield, or for acute and chronic pain. First product FDA approval for the platform will be for a 14-day post-surgical pain treatment and it is expected in late 2018.
Major Benefits of NeuroRelease™
- Effects only sensory signals
- No effect on locomotion nerve fibers, so patients can enter physical therapy quickly
- Maintains two-point discriminate touch so patients can function
- No effect on proprioception so no effect on a person feeling of well-being
Therefore, patients will maintain two-point discriminate touch, control of their locomotion nerve fibers so they control voluntary movement to enter rehabilitation quickly with a non-addictive morphine replacement. PixarBio’s NeuroRelease™ pain platform also includes 4-8 hour, 3-day, 7-day, 14-day and 90-Day pain treatments all have expected FDA approvals in 2020. NeuroRelease™ is biodegradable, and it's non-toxic so NeuroRelease™ can be re-injected to extend treatment timelines.
PixarBio Corporation was awarded the Boston Business Journal's "2016 Best Places to Work". The award recognizes PixarBio as one of the region's best firms, offering the greatest professional opportunities and work environments to innovate.
About PixarBio Corporation
PixarBio is a public company traded on the OTC markets under the stock symbol PXRB. PixarBio is a specialty pharmaceutical/biotechnology company focused on pre-clinical and clinical commercial development of novel neurological drug delivery systems for post-operative pain. PixarBio researches and develops targeted delivery systems for drugs, devices, or biologics to treat pain, epilepsy, Parkinson’s disease, and spinal cord injury. Our lead product platform, NeuroRelease™, has achieved sustained therapeutic release of non-opiate drugs for post-operative, acute and chronic pain in pre-clinical models. For more information, visit www.pixarbio.com.
Safe Harbor Statement
This announcement includes “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the safe harbor provisions of the United States Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements are based upon the current beliefs and expectations of PixarBio’s management and are subject to significant risks and uncertainties. If underlying assumptions prove inaccurate or risks or uncertainties materialize, actual results may differ materially from those set forth in the forward-looking statements.
Risks and uncertainties include but are not limited to, general industry conditions and competition; general economic factors, including interest rate and currency exchange rate fluctuations; the impact of Biotech and medical device industry regulation and health care legislation in the United States and internationally; global trends on cost containment; technological advances, new products and patents attained by competitors; challenges inherent in new product development, including obtaining regulatory approval; PixarBio’s ability to accurately predict future market conditions; manufacturing difficulties or delays; financial instability of international economies and sovereign risk; dependence on the effectiveness of PixarBio’s patents and other protections for innovative products; and the exposure to litigation, including patent litigation, and/or regulatory actions.
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