NEW YORK, Aug. 11, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Tonix Pharmaceuticals Holding Corp. (Nasdaq:TNXP), a clinical-stage pharmaceutical company focused on common disorders of the central nervous system, is pleased to announce that, effective today, the transfer of listing of the company's common stock from The NASDAQ Capital Market to The NASDAQ Global Market. Tonix's common stock will continue to trade under the symbol "TNXP". "We are gratified that our progress has allowed us to meet the stringent listing requirements of The NASDAQ Global Market, and we believe that this move will expand Tonix's visibility to potential investors," said Seth Lederman, M.D., president and chief executive officer of Tonix. About Tonix Pharmaceuticals Holding Corp. Tonix develops innovative prescription medicines for common disorders of the central nervous system that represent new treatment paradigms. Fibromyalgia, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and episodic tension-type headache are characterized by inadequate treatment options, dissatisfaction among patients and physicians, and significant economic impact. Tonix is currently conducting the first potentially pivotal trial of TNX-102 SL in fibromyalgia, the BESTFIT trial (BEdtime Sublingual TNX-102 SL as Fibromyalgia Intervention Therapy). Tonix expects to begin a Phase 2 trial of TNX-102 SL in PTSD, the AtEase Trial, in the fourth quarter of 2014. Tonix designed TNX-102 SL to target non-restorative or disturbed sleep in a chronic bedtime treatment regimen as a means of decreasing pain and other symptoms in fibromyalgia and improving PTSD symptoms. Tonix's second clinical stage investigational new drug, TNX-201, is in development for episodic tension-type headache, and Tonix expects to begin clinical studies of TNX-201 in the first quarter of 2015. To learn more, please visit www.tonixpharma.com . Forward-Looking Statements Certain statements in this press release are forward-looking within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements may be identified by the use of forward-looking words such as "anticipate," "believe," "forecast," "estimate" and "intend," among others. These forward-looking statements are based on Tonix's current expectations and actual results could differ materially. There are a number of factors that could cause actual events to differ materially from those indicated by such forward-looking statements. These factors include, but are not limited to, substantial competition; our ability to continue as a going concern; our need for additional financing; uncertainties of patent protection and litigation; uncertainties of government or third party payer reimbursement; limited sales and marketing efforts and dependence upon third parties; and risks related to failure to obtain FDA clearances or approvals and noncompliance with FDA regulations. As with any pharmaceutical under development, there are significant risks in the development, regulatory approval and commercialization of new products. Tonix does not undertake an obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statement. Investors should read the risk factors set forth in the Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the SEC on March 28, 2014 and future periodic reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. All of the Company's forward-looking statements are expressly qualified by all such risk factors and other cautionary statements. The information set forth herein speaks only as of the date hereof.
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