NEW YORK, May 17, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Tonix Pharmaceuticals Holding Corp. (Nasdaq: TNXP) (Tonix) announced that Donald W. Landry, M.D., Ph.D., is stepping down from the Company’s Board of Directors, effective May 16, 2019. Dr. Landry has served on the Board of Directors of Tonix since 2011 and co-founded Tonix Pharmaceuticals in 2007, along with Seth Lederman, M.D., Chief Executive Officer of Tonix.
“Tonix Pharmaceuticals was founded with the vision of discovering and developing pharmaceutical products to treat serious psychiatric and pain conditions,” said Dr. Landry. “I commend the dedicated and passionate employees of Tonix on their achievements to date and look forward to following the progress of the Company in the future.”
Dr. Lederman commented, “On behalf of the Company and the Board, I want to thank Dr. Landry for helping establish Tonix’s vision and for being a valuable resource for the company in his role as a board member. The Board, management team and I deeply appreciate the years of dedicated service and guidance that Don has given the Company.”
About Tonix Pharmaceuticals Holding Corp.
Tonix is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on discovering and developing pharmaceutical products to treat psychiatric and pain conditions, and biological products to improve biodefense through potential medical counter-measures. Tonix’s lead program is for the development of Tonmya* (TNX-102 SL), which is in Phase 3 development as a bedtime treatment for PTSD. Tonix is also developing TNX-102 SL as a bedtime treatment for fibromyalgia and agitation in Alzheimer’s disease under separate INDs to support potential pivotal efficacy studies. The fibromyalgia program is in Phase 3 development and the agitation in Alzheimer’s program is Phase 2 ready. The agitation in Alzheimer’s disease IND has been designated a Fast Track development program by the FDA. TNX-601 (tianeptine oxalate) is in the pre-IND application stage, also for the treatment of PTSD but by a different mechanism from TNX-102 SL and designed for daytime dosing. TNX-601 is also in development for a potential indication - neurocognitive dysfunction associated with corticosteroid use. A Phase 1 clinical formulation selection pharmacokinetic study of TNX-601 will be conducted outside of the U.S. in 2019. Tonix’s lead biologic candidate, TNX-801, is a potential smallpox-preventing vaccine based on a live synthetic version of horsepox virus, currently in the pre-IND application stage.
*Tonmya has been conditionally accepted by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as the proposed trade name for TNX-102 SL (cyclobenzaprine HCl sublingual tablets) for the treatment of PTSD. TNX-102 SL is an investigational new drug and has not been approved for any indication.
This press release and further information about Tonix can be found at www.tonixpharma.com.
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