Paris, France — 6 January 2023 at 05:00 pm CET —Lysogene (FR0013233475 – LYS), a phase 3 gene therapy platform Company targeting central nervous system (CNS) diseases, announces that it has requested, jointly with the judicial administrator, the conversion of safeguard proceedings, opened on December 13, into reorganization proceedings.
The Commercial Court of Nanterre will rule on this request in the coming days.
This request for conversion is motivated by the fact that safeguard proceedings did not lead to the identification of a solution to strengthen Lysogene’s financial situation and to secure its cash runway.
The conversion of safeguard proceedings into reorganization proceedings will allow Lysogene to further investigate solutions for the continuation of its activities and to conduct a search for buyers or investors.
In this context, a bidding process for the purpose of finding buyers or investors will be published today. The deadline for the submission of offers has been set by the judicial administrator to February 15, 2023 at 12:00 am.
Interested candidates are invited to contact:
SELARL FHB, Administrateurs Judiciaires Associés
Me Helene BOURBOULOUX,
176, avenue Charles de Gaulle
Access to an electronic data room will be authorized after a confidentiality undertaking and a brief presentation of the candidate.
In anticipation of this announcement, Lysogene has requested Euronext Paris to suspend trading of its shares as of the opening of the market today.
The market will be regularly informed on the progress of the process and, more generally, on the financial situation of Lysogene.
Lysogene is a gene therapy Company focused on the treatment of orphan diseases of the central nervous system (CNS). The Company has built a unique capability to enable delivery of gene therapies to the CNS to treat lysosomal diseases and other disorders of the CNS. A phase 2/3 clinical trial in MPS IIIA is ongoing. An adaptive clinical trial in GM1 gangliosidosis is also ongoing. Lysogene is also developing an innovative AAV gene therapy approach for the treatment of Fragile X syndrome, a genetic disease related to autism. The Company also entered into an exclusive worldwide license agreement with Yeda, the commercial arm of the Weizmann Institute of Science, for a novel gene therapy candidate for Parkinson disease with GBA1 mutations. www.lysogene.com.
Forward Looking Statement
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This press release has been prepared in both French and English. In the event of any differences between the two texts, the French language version shall supersede.
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