EntreMed Granted Extension From Nasdaq Listing Qualifications Panel
ROCKVILLE, MD, March 24, 2010 â€“ EntreMed, Inc. (Nasdaq: ENMD) today announced that on March 23, 2010, the Nasdaq Listing Qualifications Panel (the â€œPanelâ€) granted the Company an extension to regain compliance with the $1.00 minimum bid price requirement of the Nasdaq Stock Market. The extension provides the Company with an additional 180 days, or until July 16, 2010, to meet the minimum bid price requirement as set forth in Listing Rule 5550(a)(2) (the â€œRuleâ€). In order to regain compliance with the Rule, the Companyâ€™s common stock must have a closing bid price of $1.00 or more for a minimum of 10 consecutive trading days prior to July 16, 2010.
The Panelâ€™s determination followed a February 25, 2010 hearing at which the Company presented its plan to regain compliance with the Rule. If EntreMedâ€™s common stock maintains a minimum closing bid price of $1.00 or more for a minimum of 10 consecutive trading days prior to July 16, 2010, the Company may be considered compliant with the Rule.
EntreMed, Inc. is a clinical-stage pharmaceutical company committed to developing primarily ENMD-2076, a selective angiogenic kinase inhibitor, for the treatment of cancer. ENMD-2076 is currently in Phase 1 studies in advanced cancers, multiple myeloma, and leukemia. Additional information about EntreMed is available on the Companyâ€™s web site at www.entremed.com and in various filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
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