SOURCE: Sun BioPharma Inc.

Sun BioPharma Inc.

September 09, 2015 07:00 ET

Sun BioPharma Adopts OTCPink Symbol SNBP

Company's Clinical Development Program Focuses on Novel Approach to Treatment of Pancreatic Cancer

MINNEAPOLIS, MN--(Marketwired - Sep 9, 2015) - Sun BioPharma, Inc. (OTC PINK: SNBP), with its primary focus as a biopharmaceutical company developing therapies for the treatment of pancreatic cancer, is quoted on the OTCPink market under the symbol SNBP. The Company's lead development candidate SBP-101 is expected to begin a Phase 1 clinical trial by the end of the year.

"The FDA's recent grant of Investigational New Drug (IND) status for SBP-101 positions Sun to create value for our shareholders," commented Michael T. Cullen, MD, Executive Chairman. "We have gained access to the public markets to fund the development of our therapies for the treatment of pancreatic cancer. In the near future we expect to build our senior management team as well as increase the number of independent members of our board of directors while SBP-101 begins its Phase 1 clinical trial."

Sun BioPharma's drug development activities are initially focused on the polyamine analogue compound the Company has licensed from The University of Florida Research Foundation. SBP-101 is a first-in-class proprietary polyamine compound designed to exert a pancreatic specific therapeutic effect. In August 2015, the FDA granted IND status to SBP-101. As a result, a Phase 1 clinical study of SBP-101 to treat pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDA), the most common form of pancreatic cancer, is expected to begin in Australia prior to the end of the year and in the United States during the first quarter of 2016. 

About Sun BioPharma

Sun BioPharma, Inc. is a next-generation biopharmaceutical company focused on developing disruptive therapeutics for serious unmet medical needs. The company's initial programs are aimed at diseases of the pancreas, including pancreatitis and pancreatic cancer. Sun has scientific collaborations with pancreatic disease experts at The Ohio State University, the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center in Seattle, Translational Genomics (TGen) in Scottsdale, AZ, Cedars Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, the University of Minnesota, the Austin Health Cancer Trials Centre and the Box Hill Hospital in Melbourne, Australia and the Ashford Cancer Centre in Adelaide, Australia. Further information can be found at: www.sunbiopharma.com

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