(Dallas, TX. – October 7, 2011) StockGuru Shines its Spotlight on PolyMedix, Inc. (OTCBB: PYMX). As an emerging biotechnology company PolyMedix, Inc. is focused on developing new therapeutic drugs to treat acute cardiovascular disorders and life-threatening infectious diseases. It was announced yesterday that PolyMedix, Inc. was named the winner of Philadelphia Business Journal’s Best Mid-Stage Product Development Company award. The Company closed on October 6, 2011, at $0.60, trading in a fifty-two week range of $1.10 – 0.52.
The Philadelphia Business Journal and Pennsylvania BIO presented the second annual winners of the Life Sciences Awards today at the Ballroom at The Ben in Philadelphia. The award recognizes leaders from among the region’s biotech, pharmaceutical and medical-device companies that support innovation in human health. Winners were selected by an independent panel of judges and ranked on a scale from platinum to bronze.
“I’d like to thank the Philadelphia Business Journal and Pennsylvania BIO for their recognition,” said Nicholas Landekic, President and CEO of PolyMedix. “We are honored to be recognized among so many other pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and medical device industry leaders. We are excited that awareness among our industry peers, the scientific community and investors is growing. We look forward to continued progress and announcing the results of our three ongoing clinical studies over the coming months.”
About PolyMedix, Inc.
PolyMedix is a clinical stage biotechnology company developing first-in-class, small-molecule drugs for the treatment of serious acute care conditions. PolyMedix has a pipeline of novel cardiovascular and infectious disease product candidates, all of which were internally developed using proprietary computational drug design technologies. The lead compound in PolyMedix’s cardiovascular program is PMX-60056, which is designed to restore coagulation and mitigate bleeding in certain interventional cardiology procedures, such as Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (PCI), and emergency situations. PMX-60056 has met safety and efficacy endpoints in four clinical trials conducted to date demonstrating clinical proof of concept. PMX-60056 is currently in a Phase 2 clinical trial in patients undergoing PCI. The lead compound in PolyMedix’s infectious disease program is PMX-30063, a new class of antibiotic – a defensin-mimetic – designed to mimic first-line human innate immunity, or host defense proteins. This innovative approach utilizes the same mechanism of action that evolved in nature which higher life forms use to protect themselves from bacteria. Having the same mechanism of action as the host defense proteins, PMX-30063 is designed to directly address one of the most significant issues in infectious disease today – drug resistance, which is believed to be much less likely to develop with PMX-30063. PMX-30063 is currently in a Phase 2 clinical trial to treat patients with Acute Bacterial Skin and Skin Structure Infections (ABSSSI) caused by Staph aureus bacteria, including methicillin-resistant Staph aureus (MRSA). PolyMedix is also leveraging its antimicrobial expertise with the PolyCides®, antimicrobial additives to materials, such as cosmetics, plastics and textiles, to create self-sterilizing products and surfaces. For more information, please visit our website at www.polymedix.com.
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This press release contains forward-looking statements made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 that involve risks, uncertainties and assumptions that could cause PolyMedix’s actual results and experience to differ materially from anticipated results and expectations expressed in these forward looking statements. PolyMedix has in some cases identified forward-looking statements by using words such as “anticipates,” “believes,” “hopes,” “estimates,” “looks,” “expects,” “plans,” “intends,” “goal,” “potential,” “may,” “suggest,” and similar expressions. Among other factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed in forward-looking statements are PolyMedix’s need for, and the availability of, substantial capital in the future to fund its operations and research and development, and the fact that PolyMedix’s compounds may not successfully complete pre-clinical or clinical testing, or be granted regulatory approval to be sold and marketed in the United States or elsewhere. A more complete description of these risk factors is included in PolyMedix’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. You should not place undue reliance on any forward-looking statements. PolyMedix undertakes no obligation to release publicly the results of any revisions to any such forward-looking statements that may be made to reflect events or circumstances after the date of this press release or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events, except as required by applicable law or regulation.
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