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Tottenham Acquisition I Limited(NASDAQ:TOTA)宣布与生物制药公司Clene签订合并协议

2020-09-07 点击:

NEW YORK, Sept. 2, 2020 - Tottenham Acquisition I Limited ("Tottenham") (NASDAQ: TOTA, TOTAU, TOTAW, TOTAR), a special purpose acquisition company, today announced that it has entered into a definitive merger agreement (the "Merger Agreement") for a business combination with Clene Nanomedicine, Inc. ("Clene"), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company developing a potential therapeutic nanocatalyst for the treatment of neurodegenerative diseases in addition to a nanotechnology based-therapy with antiviral applications. Subject to Tottenham shareholder approval and upon consummation of the transaction contemplated by the Merger Agreement, (i) Tottenham will reincorporate to the state of Delaware by merging with and into Chelsea Worldwide Inc., a Delawarecompany and wholly owned subsidiary of Tottenham ("Chelsea Worldwide"), (ii) concurrently with the reincorporation merger, a wholly owned subsidiary of Chelsea Worldwide will be merged with and into Clene, resulting in Clene being a wholly owned subsidiary of Chelsea Worldwide, and (iii) Chelsea Worldwide will be renamed Clene Inc. Upon the closing of the transactions, Clene Inc. will be NASDAQ-listed under a new ticker symbol.


Clene Nanomedicine, Inc. is an innovative clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on the development of potentially first-in-class nanocatalysts for the treatment of bioenergetic failure associated with neurodegenerative diseases. Clene has created a novel nanotechnology drug platform for the development of a new class of orally-administered neurotherapeutic drugs. Clene's lead asset, CNM-Au8, is an orally administered therapeutic under investigation for the neurorepair of various neurodegenerative diseases including multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's disease, and ALS, with one Phase 3 trial  multiple Phase 2 clinical studies ongoing. Clene is also pursuing development of an ionic zinc-silver solution, CNM-ZnAg, for broad-based anti-viral and anti-microbial use, including the treatment of COVID-19. Two planned Phase 2 studies will test CNM-ZnAg efficacy in Brazil and Russia. There is not yet sufficient data to determine the efficacy of any of our drug candidates and their potential therapeutic applications.


Clene's current management team will continue running the combined company after the transaction.