"2020 was a breakout year for Imagion as it finished the year with their first in-human study established and open for enrolment."
NEW YORK--Manhattan Scientifics Inc. a company that acquires, develops and commercializes life-enhancing technologies is pleased to announce year-end business updates on its two nano technologies for 2020: its Nano-Medicine Cancer and Nano-Medical Metal Alloy ventures.
Nano-Medicine Cancer Project: As a result of the spinoff of its formerly wholly-owned cancer technology subsidiary, Manhattan Scientifics Inc. owns more than 50 million shares of Imagion Biosystems Ltd. (ASX: IBX). Although MHTX does not consider its shares in IBX as investment securities, IBX’s share price hit a high of AU $0.21 cents in late January 2021. Manhattan Scientifics acquired and funded 10 years of early R&D for IBX, conducted significant testing, and recruited an experienced industry CEO before it spun out the company.
Current activity at IBX includes:
Clinical test site established for human trials, Australian & U.S. FDA enthusiastic.
IBX is well capitalized with institutional investors.
Bob Proulx, CEO of Imagion Biosystem said that “2020 was a breakout year for Imagion as it finished the year with their first in-human study established and open for enrolment.”
Raised surplus of institutional capital in oversubscribed placement, funds to be used on product development and manufacturing scale-up. IBX is primarily funded by “smart money” institutional investors. Capital level is more than sufficient to “get the job done”.
IBX Received FDA Breakthrough Device Designation in 2019; technology to be fast-tracked by the FDA.
Imagion cash balance for the 4th quarter increased to U.S. $10.13 million during the quarter.
Nano-Medical Metal Alloy: Manhattan’s wholly owned subsidiary Metallicum exclusively licensed rights to the technology from the Los Alamos National Laboratory and then sub-licensed to NYSE company; MHTX was cash positive for 5 years; ultimately collected $20M, as $8M cash, $12M machinery + IP when the license terminated. In 2019 MHTX announced that it completed its licensing deal for the technology with a major American metals’ manufacturer. The Company anticipates royalty income as the Nano titanium is commercialized for use in medial prosthetics. Royalties will be 10% on sales of licensed dental products and an average of 5% in all other sales of licensed products. We expect to start earing royalties in 2021. The Company’s NANOMETALS hold the potential to dramatically alter the medical prosthetics industry.
History of Manhattan Scientifics and Future Vision
Management has been loyal and unswerving for 20 years. Key management, Chairman and CEO’s clear philosophy is and always was not to personally sell even a single share of MHTX.
MHTX –SPAC Similarities
Management at MHTX views itself as similar to a SPAC as it is a public company available for a merger, with a successful technology, history, and current working capital. Since it is an operating company, MHTX can successfully merge with a private company without the drawbacks of a merger into a shell company.
Manhattan Scientifics Inc. (www.mhtx.com) is focused on commercialization of disruptive technologies in the nano medicine space.
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