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ALLSCHWIL, Switzerland, Aug. 14, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Spexis AG (SIX: SPEX), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on macrocycle therapeutics for rare diseases and oncology, today announced a capital commitment totaling USD $2.5 million with participation from SPRIM Global Investments (SGI) and institutional investors to fund the upcoming Phase 3 ColiFin® studies, beginning with the COPILOT study which is expected to initiate in the third quarter of 2023. The USD $2.5 million capital commitment will be in the form of USD $1.0 million in secured, interest-bearing debt with partial warrant coverage from SGI and USD $1.5 million subordinated debt mandatorily converting into equity from institutional investors.
“This additional commitment from SPRIM demonstrates their continued support for the clinical development of ColiFin®, our inhaled macrocycle therapeutic for the management of chronic infections in cystic fibrosis patients” said Jeff Wager, M.D., Chairman & CEO of Spexis. “This new capital allows us to not only initiate the COPILOT study in the third quarter, but will also allow for continued progress across start-up activities for COPA, the second part of our planned pivotal efficacy and safety Phase 3 study.”
Spexis (SIX: SPEX) is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company based in Allschwil, Switzerland, focused on macrocycle therapeutics for rare diseases and oncology. For further information please visit: www.spexisbio.com.
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