Ron Bentsur, Chief Executive Officer of XTL, commented, "From a financial standpoint our spend over the first 6 months, excluding the extraordinary payment associated with the in-licensing of Bicifadine, was slightly below plan. We have been planning our Phase IIb study for Bicifadine in diabetic neuropathic pain and are looking forward to starting that study shortly. As a member of the SNRI class, a proven class in neuropathic pain, and as a drug candidate that has demonstrated anti-pain activity in multiple clinical trials, we believe that Bicifadine represents a very compelling later-stage opportunity." Mr. Bentsur added, "We are very excited about the pending commencement of the Phase IIb clinical study for Bicifadine as we strive to increase investor awareness to this undervalued opportunity."
About XTL Biopharmaceuticals Ltd.
XTL Biopharmaceuticals Ltd. ("XTL") is engaged in the acquisition, development and commercialization of therapeutics for the treatment of neuropathic pain and hepatitis C. XTL is developing Bicifadine, a serotonin and norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor, for the treatment of neuropathic pain. XTL is also developing several novel pre-clinical hepatitis C small molecule inhibitors. XTL also has an active in-licensing and acquisition program designed to identify and acquire additional drug candidates. XTL is publicly traded on the NASDAQ, London, and Tel-Aviv Stock Exchanges (NASDAQ: XTLB; LSE: XTL; TASE: XTL).
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