MELBOURNE, Australia, Jan. 08, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Immuron Limited (ASX:IMC) (IMRN) (the “Company”) is pleased to announce that under the Australian Government’s Research and Development Income Tax Concession incentive program, the Company has received a cash refund of $1.19 million for eligible research and development expenditure incurred during the 2018 Financial Year.
This refund reflects the Company’s continual investment made in its research and development programs during the 2018 Financial Year to progress its pipeline programs as well as the continuous development of the Company’s existing Travelan / Protectyn programs.
Immuron CEO Dr. Gary S. Jacob commented:
“We are grateful that the Australian Government is such a strong supporter of the development of early-stage biotechnology companies through the R&D Tax Concession initiative scheme. This cash refund scheme has allowed Immuron the opportunity to accelerate the clinical development timelines for a number of its high-value pipeline programs.”
Immuron Limited (ASX: IMC, NASDAQ: IMRN), is an Australian microbiome biopharmaceutical company focused on developing and commercializing orally delivered targeted polyclonal antibodies for the treatment of inflammatory mediated and infectious diseases. Immuron has a unique technology platform with the potential to deliver a shorter development therapeutic cycle. The Company currently markets and sells Travelan® for the prevention of Travelers’ Diarrhoea, and its lead clinical candidate, IMM-124E, recently completed a Phase II clinical trial for Non-Alcoholic Steatohepatitis (NASH), and is presently in Phase II clinical trials for Severe Alcoholic Hepatitis (SAH) and Pediatric Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD). Immuron’s second clinical stage asset, IMM-529, is targeting Clostridium difficile Infections (CDI). These products together with the Company’s other preclinical immunotherapy pipeline products targeting immune-related diseases currently under development have the potential to meet a large unmet need in the global immunotherapy market.
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