Titan Pharmaceuticals Completes Debt Settlement With Molteni And Horizon & Acquisiton Of JT Pharma's Kappa Opioid Agonist Peptide, JT-09
SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Nov. 2, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Titan Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:TTNP) today announced the completion of its agreement to settle all of its debt obligations with Molteni & C. dei F.lli Alitti Società di Esercizio S.p.A ("Molteni") and Horizon Credit LLC II ("Horizon"), as well as its agreement to acquire JT Pharmaceuticals, Inc.'s ("JT Pharma") kappa opioid agonist peptide, JT-09, for use in combination with Titan's ProNeura® long-term, continuous drug delivery technology, for the treatment of chronic pruritus.
The completion of both transactions had been subject to Titan's closing of its previously announced underwritten public offering, which occurred on October 30, 2020.
"As a result of the debt settlement with Molteni and Horizon, there are no liens remaining on any of Titan's assets, including all the ProNeura intellectual property," commented Titan's Executive Chairman, Dr. Marc Rubin. "With the net proceeds from our recent public offering, a significant reduction in operating expenses, and full ability to capitalize on our IP, we are well positioned to progress preclinical development of our ProNeura-based product candidate pipeline, including establishing proof of concept with JT-09 in the first half of 2021."
About Titan Pharmaceuticals
Titan Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:TTNP), based in South San Francisco, CA, is a development stage company developing proprietary therapeutics with its ProNeura® long-term, continuous drug delivery technology. The ProNeura technology has the potential to be used in developing products for treating a number of chronic conditions, where maintaining consistent, around-the-clock blood levels of medication may benefit the patient and improve medical outcomes. For more information about Titan, please visit www.titanpharm.com.
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Released November 2, 2020