Kane Biotech Recommences Trading on the OTCQB Venture Market

WINNIPEG, Manitoba, May 19, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Kane Biotech Inc. (TSX-V:KNE) (the “Company” or “Kane Biotech”), a biotechnology company engaged in the research, development and commercialization of technologies and products that prevent and remove microbial biofilms, today announced that, effective May 19, 2020, shares of the Corporation have been reapproved for and will recommence trading on the OTCQB Venture Market, operated by OTC Markets Group.
Since February 4, 2019, shares of Kane Biotech have been trading under the Pink® Open Market. With the upgrade to the OTCQB Venture Market, the shares will continue to trade under the ticker symbol “KNBIF.”The OTCQB Venture Market is primarily designed for early-stage and developing U.S. and international companies. The OTCQB trading standards require that companies be current in their regulatory filings and that they complete an annual verification and management certification process.Marc Edwards, CEO of Kane Biotech, commented, “Having recently completed a corporate transformation, including the relaunch of our Animal Health business and expansion into human health, we believe upgrading to the OTCQB Venture Market is a natural evolution for us, which should increase our visibility and support our efforts to grow our U.S. shareholder base.”About Kane Biotech Inc.Kane Biotech is a biotechnology company engaged in the research, development and commercialization of technologies and products that prevent and remove microbial biofilms. The Company has a portfolio of biotechnologies, intellectual property (51 patents and patents pending, trade secrets and trademarks) and products developed by the Company’s own biofilm research expertise and acquired from leading research institutions. StrixNB™, DispersinB®, Aledex®, bluestem™, silkstem™, coactiv+™ and Kane® are trademarks of Kane Biotech Inc. The Company is listed on the TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol “KNE.”For more information, please visit www.kanebiotech.com, or contact:Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.
Caution Regarding Forward-Looking InformationThis press release contains certain statements regarding Kane Biotech Inc. that constitute forward-looking information under applicable securities law. These statements reflect management’s current beliefs and are based on information currently available to management. Certain material factors or assumptions are applied in making forward-looking statements, and actual results may differ materially from those expressed or implied in such statements. These risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, risks relating to the Company’s: (a) financial condition, including lack of significant revenues to date and reliance on equity and other financing; (b) business, including its early stage of development, government regulation, market acceptance for its products, rapid technological change and dependence on key personnel; (c) intellectual property including the ability of the Company to protect its intellectual property and dependence on its strategic partners; and (d) capital structure, including its lack of dividends on its common shares, volatility of the market price of its common shares and public company costs. Further information about these and other risks and uncertainties can be found in the disclosure documents filed by the Company with applicable securities regulatory authorities, available at www.sedar.com. The Company cautions that the foregoing list of factors that may affect future results is not exhaustive.COVID-19 PandemicSince December 31, 2019, the COVID-19 outbreak of the novel strain of coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2, has resulted in a widespread health crisis that has affected economies and financial markets around the world resulting in an economic downturn. The effects of this pandemic on the Company may include decreased customer demand, interruptions to supply chains, manufacturing activities and research and development programs and increased government regulations or interventions.  The duration and impact of the COVID-19 outbreak is unknown at this time and it is not possible to reliably estimate the length and severity of these developments nor the impact of these developments on the financial results and condition of the Company in future periods.
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