CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va., Nov. 14, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Diffusion Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ:DFFN), a clinical stage biotechnology company focused on the development of novel small molecule therapeutics for cancer and other hypoxia-related diseases, today reported financial results for the three months ended September 30, 2016 and provided an overview of recent corporate highlights. The third quarter results will be filed on the Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q with the SEC. David Kalergis, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, stated, "I am very excited about the progress that we have made in advancing the clinical development of our lead candidate, trans sodium crocetinate (TSC). The completion of the reverse stock split and subsequent uplisting to the Nasdaq Capital Market is an important step for the Company and I am extremely pleased that we have reached this stage of growth. The successful completion of our three month animal toxicology studies is also an important milestone in support of Diffusion's readiness to conduct a Phase 3 pivotal trial of TSC in newly diagnosed GBM patients. Our newly assembled Scientific Advisory Board will serve as a valuable resource as we prepare to begin this Phase 3 trial, and will also guide our research as we seek to develop TSC for therapeutic use in other hypoxia-related diseases." Corporate Highlights In August 2016, Diffusion announced a 1-for-10 reverse stock split in preparation for its proposed uplisting to Nasdaq Capital Market. In September 2016, Diffusion announced the successful completion of animal toxicity studies in preparation for a Phase 3 pivotal trial of TSC in newly diagnosed GBM patients. In September 2016, the Company also established a Scientific Advisory Board of distinguished experts to serve as a resource for the development of TSC in its many areas on therapeutic use for indications involving hypoxic conditions. In November 2016, the Company subsequently announced that its shares of common stock were approved for listing on the Nasdaq Capital Market, effective November 9, 2016.