PETACH TIKVA, Israel, Dec. 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Can-Fite BioPharma Ltd. (NYSE MKT: CANF), (TASE: CFBI), a biotechnology company with a pipeline of proprietary small molecule drugs that address inflammatory and cancer diseases, is pleased to announce that its CEO Dr. Pnina Fishman will ring The Opening Bell at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), on Thursday, December 5, 2013, to commemorate Can-Fite's recent listing on the NYSE MKT.
"This ceremony is a tribute to our executive management team and our partners who have demonstrated their continued confidence in our product pipeline," says Dr. Fishman. "We are honored that the NYSE has invited our company to ring The Opening Bell. This is particularly an exciting time for us as our portfolio of indications is approaching into more advanced stages of clinical development and we soon expect to announce the results of our Phase IIb rheumatoid arthritis and Phase III dry eye syndrome studies."
Can-Fite recently announced the listing of its Level II American Depository Receipts ("ADRs") onto the NYSE MKT and began trading on November 19, 2013. Members of Can-Fite's management and guests will join Dr. Fishman, as she rings The Opening Bell at 9:30 a.m. EST on December 5th. A live webcast of the ceremony will be available beginning at 9:29 a.m. EST at the NYSE's website at www.nyse.com. Photos and video of the NYSE Bell Ringing Ceremony will also be available, courtesy of the NYSE, on Facebook (NYSE Euronext-Official Site), Twitter (@NYSE_Euronext) and YouTube (nysetv1).
About Can-Fite BioPharma Ltd.
Can-Fite BioPharma Ltd is an Israeli public company, the ordinary shares of which are traded on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange (the "TASE") (TASE: CFBI). Level II American Depository Receipts of the company currently trade on the NYSE MKT (NYSE MKT: CANF). Can-Fite, which commenced business activity in 2000, was founded by Pnina Fishman, Ph.D., researcher in the Rabin Medical Center, and Ilan Cohn Ph.D., patent attorney and senior partner at Reinhold Cohn Patent Attorneys in Israel. Dr. Fishman serves as the Chief Executive Officer of Can-Fite. Dr. Fishman founded Can-Fite on the basis of her scientific findings, and Can-Fite is focused on the development of small molecule orally bioavailable drugs, in particular, ligands that bind to the A3 adenosine receptor. Such drugs mediate anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer effects and are suggested as a biological predictive marker. Can-Fite's lead drug candidate, CF101, is in clinical development for the treatment of autoimmune inflammatory diseases. Can-Fite's CF102 drug candidate is being developed for the treatment of liver diseases and its CF602 drug is being developed for the treatment of inflammation and sexual dysfunction. To date, more than 700 patients have participated in clinical trials conducted by Can-Fite. Can-Fite previously licensed its activity in the ophthalmic field to OphthaliX Inc., in which it holds a controlling interest and which is currently listed on the U.S. Over-the-Counter Markets (OTCQB: OPLI).
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