NEW YORK, Jan. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- OTC Markets Group Inc. (OTCQX: OTCM), operator of Open, Transparent and Connected financial marketplaces, today announced that Sirona Biochem Corp. (OTCQX: SRBCF; TSX.V: SBM), a Vancouver-based biotechnology company, has chosen to trade on OTCQX®, the qualified OTC marketplace with the highest financial standards and third-party sponsorship.
Sirona Biochem began trading today on OTCQX International, a segment of the OTCQX marketplace reserved for high-quality non-U.S. companies listed on a qualified stock exchange in their home country. U.S. investors can find current financial disclosures and Real-Time Level 2 quotes for the company on www.otcmarkets.com.
"We are pleased Sirona Biochem has chosen to trade on OTCQX," said R. Cromwell Coulson, President and CEO of OTC Markets Group. "OTCQX enables international companies like Sirona Biochem to grow their U.S. shareholder base without the burden of a traditional U.S. stock exchange listing while distinguishing themselves from other companies trading in the U.S. OTC market."
"We are proud to join OTCQX, the highest OTC marketplace," said Neil Belenkie, CEO of Sirona Biochem. "We are committed to providing our U.S. investors with timely news and information to help them better analyze, value and trade our securities."
Merriman Capital, Inc. will serve as Sirona Biochem's Principal American Liaison ("PAL") on OTCQX, responsible for sponsoring qualified companies and providing professional guidance on OTCQX requirements.
Sirona Biochem is a biotechnology company developing diabetes therapeutics, cancer vaccine antigens, skin depigmenting and anti-aging agents for cosmetic use, and biological ingredients. The company utilizes a proprietary chemistry technique to improve pharmaceutical properties of carbohydrate-based molecules.
Sirona Biochem trades in the U.S. on OTCQX under the symbol "SRBCF."
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