PARIS and CAMBRIDGE, Mass., March 19, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Biophytis SA (NasdaqCM: BPTS, Euronext Growth Paris: ALBPS), (“Biophytis” or the “Company”), a clinical-stage biotechnology company focused on the development of therapeutics that are aimed at slowing the degenerative processes associated with aging and improving functional outcomes for patients suffering from age-related diseases, including severe respiratory failure in patients suffering from COVID-19, announces that, on March 16, 2021, the Paris Commercial Court rendered a judgement in the proceedings on the merits opposing the Company to Negma Group Ltd (“Negma”) related to the ORNANEBSA agreement entered into on August 21 2019.
Under the terms of this decision, subject to provisional execution, the Paris Commercial Court, granting Negma's requests, ordered Biophytis to:
- pay Negma a principal sum of 910,000.62 euros in contractual penalties;
- deliver to Negma 7,000,000 shares, subject to a penalty of 50,000 euros per day of delay as from the 10th day after the notification of the judgment and for a period of 30 days;
- pay Negma 100,000 euros under article 700 of the French Code of Civil Procedure as well as the expenses and legal costs.
Biophytis intends to file a motion with the Paris Commercial Court for omission to rule, and then to appeal against this judgment, which it considers unfounded. More generally, it will take all measures to safeguard its interests.
Biophytis SA is a clinical-stage biotechnology company specialized in the development of therapeutics that are aimed at slowing the degenerative processes associated with aging and improving functional outcomes for patients suffering from age-related diseases, including severe respiratory failure in patients suffering from COVID-19. Sarconeos (BIO101), our leading drug candidate, is a small molecule, administered orally, being developed as a treatment for sarcopenia in a Phase 2 clinical trial in the United States and Europe (SARA-INT). It is also being studied in a clinical two-part Phase 2-3 study (COVA) for the treatment of severe respiratory manifestations of COVID-19 in Europe, Latin America, and the US. A pediatric formulation of Sarconeos (BIO101) is being developed for the treatment of Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD). The company is based in Paris, France, and Cambridge, Massachusetts. The company's common shares are listed on the Euronext Growth Paris market (Ticker: ALBPS - ISIN: FR0012816825), and ADSs are listed on Nasdaq Capital Market (Ticker BPTS – ISIN: US09076G1040). For more information visit www.biophytis.com
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