NEW YORK, May 28, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Tonix Pharmaceuticals Holding Corp. (Nasdaq:TNXP), a clinical-stage pharmaceutical company, will be added to the Morgan Stanley Capital International (MSCI) Global Micro Cap Index, effective May 30, 2014. Tonix develops first-in-class medicines for common disorders of the central nervous system, including fibromyalgia (FM), post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and episodic tension-type headache. "It is gratifying that Tonix's progress in the last year has been recognized by MSCI through inclusion in its index, as well as by the investment community at large," said Seth Lederman, M.D., president and chief executive officer of Tonix. "Recently, we announced the completion of enrollment in our BESTFIT trial for FM which, if positive, will serve as the first of two pivotal trials required for FDA approval. We continue to anticipate initiating a Phase 2 trial for PTSD in the third quarter and a clinical pharmacology study for episodic tension-type headache in the fourth quarter." MSCI Inc. is a leading provider of investment decision support tools to investors worldwide, including asset managers, banks, hedge funds and pension funds. Among MSCI's products are its worldwide indices used in assessing portfolio risks and performance. Companies are moved in and out of these indices twice a year based on certain size and liquidity requirements. About Tonix Pharmaceuticals Holding Corp. Tonix develops first-in-class medicines for common disorders of the central nervous system. Fibromyalgia, post-traumatic stress disorder, and episodic tension-type headache are characterized by inadequate treatment options, dissatisfaction expressed among patients and physicians, and significant economic impact. Tonix is currently conducting the first anticipated pivotal trial of TNX-102 SL in FM, the BESTFIT trial (BEdtime Sublingual TNX-102 SL as Fibromyalgia Intervention Therapy). Tonix expects to begin clinical development of TNX-102 SL in PTSD in the third quarter of 2014. With TNX-102 SL, Tonix approaches the treatment of people suffering from FM and PTSD by targeting their inability to obtain restorative sleep. TNX-201 is in development for episodic tension-type headache, and Tonix expects to begin clinical studies of TNX-201 in the fourth quarter of 2014. To learn more, please visit www.tonixpharma.com . About MSCI Inc. MSCI Inc. is a leading provider of investment decision support tools to investors globally, including asset managers, banks, hedge funds and pension funds. MSCI products and services include indexes, portfolio risk and performance analytics, and governance tools.