Seelos Therapeutics Announces Successful Completion of its Merger with Apricus Biosciences

- January 24th, 2019

Seelos Therapeutics (Nasdaq:SEEL), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on the development and advancement of novel therapeutics to address unmet medical needs for the benefit of patients with central nervous system (CNS) disorders, announced today the completion of its previously disclosed merger with Apricus Biosciences. As quoted in the press release: The combined company changed its … Continued

Seelos Therapeutics (Nasdaq:SEEL), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on the development and advancement of novel therapeutics to address unmet medical needs for the benefit of patients with central nervous system (CNS) disorders, announced today the completion of its previously disclosed merger with Apricus Biosciences.

As quoted in the press release:

The combined company changed its name to Seelos Therapeutics, Inc. and will focus on the development and commercialization of CNS therapeutics with known mechanisms of action in areas with a highly unmet medical need. Seelos is expected to begin trading today, January 24, 2019, on The Nasdaq Capital Market under the ticker symbol “SEEL”. The previous ticker symbol was “APRI” (Nasdaq: APRI).  Seelos will maintain its headquarters in New York, New York and will be led by Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Raj Mehra, Ph.D.

“The mutual support for this transaction by both Apricus’ and Seelos’ shareholders was evident, underscoring a commitment to a long-term growth strategy to become a fully-integrated multi-platform CNS company and create value from a diversified pipeline of late-stage clinical assets in areas of high unmet need,” said Dr. Mehra. “The closing of this merger enables us to grow our operations and execute on our clinical development goals. As we enter this next stage of growth as a publicly traded company, we have built a strong foundation with a team of established industry leaders and a robust pipeline of potentially transformative product candidates with proven mechanisms of action, including several late-stage assets. The merger builds upon our vision to develop, advance and commercialize innovative therapeutics for patients with CNS disorders. We look forward to establishing a leadership position in the field of neurologic disorders, growing our team, driving long-term shareholder value, and bringing to market therapies for patients who currently have no viable treatment options.”

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