NEW YORK, April 12, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Pomerantz LLP is investigating claims on behalf of investors of Inovio Pharmaceuticals, Inc. ("Inovio" or the "Company") (NASDAQ: INO). Such investors are advised to contact Robert S. Willoughby at [email protected] or 888-476-6529, ext. 7980.
The investigation concerns whether Inovio and certain of its officers and/or directors have engaged in securities fraud or other unlawful business practices.
On March 3, 2020, Inovio issued a press release entitled "Inovio Accelerates Timeline for COVID-19 DNA Vaccine INO-4800." The press release quoted Dr. J. Joseph Kim, Inovio's President and Chief Financial Officer, stating that Inovio was "the only company with a Phase 2 vaccine for a related coronavirus that causes Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS)" and that "[u]sing our modern DNA medicines platform, we designed our DNA vaccine INO-4800 in three hours after the publication of the genetic sequence of the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19." Then, on March 9, 2020, Citron Research stated via Twitter that the "SEC should immediately HALT this stock [i.e., Inovio] and investigate the ludicrous and dangerous claim that they designed a vaccine in 3 hours." On this news, Inovio's stock price fell sharply, damaging investors.
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Robert S. Willoughby
888-476-6529 ext. 9980
SOURCE Pomerantz LLP