These securities were offered and sold pursuant to a registration statement (File No. 333-171208) that was declared effective by the Securities and Exchange Commission on January 28, 2011. This news release does not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy any securities, nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any state or jurisdiction in which such an offer, solicitation, or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state or jurisdiction. Any offer of these securities will be solely by means of a prospectus included in the registration and any prospectus supplement that may be issued with respect to such offering. You may obtain copies of the final prospectus relating to the offering for free by visiting EDGAR on the SEC's website, at www.sec.gov. Alternatively, copies of the prospectus may be obtained from the offices of Cowen and Company, LLC (c/o Broadridge Financial Solutions, 1155 Long Island Avenue, Edgewood, NY 11717, Attn: Prospectus Department (631) 254-7106).
Menerba is an oral botanical drug candidate designed for the safe, effective treatment of vasomotor symptoms (hot flashes) associated with menopause. Menerba is an estrogen receptor beta (ER-b) selective drug, developed as an alternative to the products currently on the market which have been shown to increase the risk for breast and uterine cancers. It has been shown that the increased risk of breast and uterine cancers is associated with activation of estrogen receptor alpha (ER-a) and that activation of estrogen receptor beta (ER-b) blocks the growth promoting effects on breast cancer cells. The active ingredients in Menerba are derived from botanicals with centuries of recorded safe, effective use in traditional
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