The purpose of the reverse stock split is to raise the per share trading price of the Company's common stock to better enable the Company to maintain the listing of its common stock on The NASDAQ Capital Market ("NASDAQ"). As previously announced, in order to maintain the Company's listing on NASDAQ, on or before May 23, 2011, the Company's common stock must have a closing bid price of $1.00 or more for a minimum of 10 prior consecutive trading days. If the Company is unable to meet this requirement, the NASDAQ Listing Qualifications Panel will issue a final determination to delist and suspend trading of the Company's common stock. There can be no assurance that the reverse stock split will have the desired effect of raising the closing bid price of the Company's common stock prior to May 23, 2011, to meet this requirement.
Spherix Incorporated was launched in 1967 as a scientific research company under the name Biospherics Research. The Company now leverages its scientific and technical expertise and experience through its two subsidiaries – Biospherics Incorporated and Spherix Consulting, Inc. Biospherics is dedicated to development of D-tagatose and recently completed a Phase 3 clinical trial to study the use of D-tagatose as a treatment for Type 2 diabetes. Biospherics is actively seeking a pharma partner to continue the diabetes development while exploring D-tagatose as a potential treatment for high triglycerides, a risk factor for atherosclerosis, myocardial infarction, and stroke. Spherix's Consulting subsidiary provides scientific and strategic support for suppliers, manufacturers, distributors and retailers of conventional foods, biotechnology-derived foods, medical foods, infant formulas, food ingredients, dietary supplements, food contact substances, pharma
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