Company Expects Commercialization and Revenue from its Non-Opioid Pain Palliation Drug in Q2 2018 and Initiation of Multiple Pivotal Clinical Programs in 2018
NEW YORK, February 1, 2018 /PRNewswire/ —
Q BioMed Inc. (OTCQB: QBIO), a commercial stage biotechnology acceleration development company, is pleased to announce the closing of its previously announced public offering of an aggregate of 1,711,875 units consisting of one common and share and one warrant at a public offering price of $3.20 per unit for gross proceeds of $5.48 million.
Roth Capital Partners acted as lead placement agent and CIM Securities acted as co-lead placement agent for the offering.
The proceeds from the offering provide Q BioMed the required capital to execute on the launch of its non-opioid FDA approved Strontium Chloride 89 USP Injection (SR89), a therapeutic drug for the treatment of skeletal pain associated with metastatic cancers. In addition, the company will focus on the clinical planning and IND filing for a Phase 4 post-marketing study to expand the indication of the approved SR89, labeling it as chemotherapeutic (a cancer therapy) for skeletal metastases, significantly improving the revenue potential for the drug.
Additionally, this raise allows us to complete pre-IND studies and the filing of an IND for a pivotal phase ll/lll clinical program to test the efficacy of QBM-001. QBM-001 is a pro-drug for the treatment of young children with a rare autistic spectrum disorder that severely inhibits their ability to communicate. There are currently no therapeutic options for this desperate patient population of approximately 50,000 annually diagnosed children every year. This important trial could provide a desperately needed treatment to ameliorate the condition and other related modalities that cost the healthcare system $10 million per patient lifetime. As a result, it represents a very significant multi-billion dollar opportunity.
We will also continue development work on our novel chemotherapeutic drug for liver cancer, a condition with very few therapeutic alternatives; as well as completion of optimization and pre-clinical testing of the first-in-class glaucoma drug Man-01 for the treatment of open angle glaucoma, a disease affecting more than 60,000,000 people around the world.
Denis Corin, Q BioMed Inc. CEO said, “This capital sets up a catalyst-rich year for us. We look forward to a productive year ahead as we start to meet the milestones and goals we set ourselves from the founding of the company in 2015.”
Q Biomed is a commercial stage biomedical acceleration and development company. We spent our first two years building a valuable portfolio of assets that we believe have significant upside based on our investment in their development. This year, the return on that investment of strategic resources should start to be realized as we advance those assets along their important commercial paths towards the patients that need them and economically, the billion dollar markets they represent.
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More information on the funding can be found on our form 8k filed with the SEC today.
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About Q BioMed, Inc.
Q BioMed, Inc. is a biomedical acceleration and development company. We are focused on licensing and acquiring biomedical assets across the healthcare spectrum. Q BioMed is dedicated to providing these target assets the strategic resources, developmental support and expansion capital they need to ensure they meet their developmental potential, enabling them to provide products to patients in need.
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