Marshall Edwards Receives NASDAQ Notice of Minimum Bid Price Non-Compliance
Sep 22, 2009
NEW CANAAN CT - September 22, 2009 - Marshall Edwards, Inc., (NASDAQ: MSHL), a specialist oncology company focusing on the clinical development of novel anti-cancer therapeutics, today announced that on September 16, 2009, as management expected, the Company received a letter from The Nasdaq Stock Market notifying the Company that for the last 30 consecutive business days the bid price of the Company's common stock closed below the minimum $1.00 per share requirement for continued inclusion on the Nasdaq Global Market under Nasdaq Rule 5450(a)(1). According to Nasdaq's letter, the Company will be afforded a grace period of 180 calendar days, or until March 15, 2010, to regain compliance in accordance with Nasdaq Rule 5810(c)(3)(A). In order to regain compliance, shares of the Company's common stock must maintain a minimum bid closing price of at least $1.00 per share for a minimum of ten consecutive business days during the grace period.
The Company intends to actively monitor the bid price of its common stock between now and March 15, 2010.
About Marshall Edwards, Inc.
Marshall Edwards, Inc. is a specialist oncology company focused on the clinical development of novel anti-cancer therapeutics. These derive from a flavonoid technology platform, which has generated a number of novel compounds characterized by broad ranging activity against a range of cancer cell types with few side effects. The combination of anti-tumor cell activity and low toxicity is believed to be a result of the ability of these compounds to target an enzyme present in the cell membrane of cancer cells, thereby inhibiting the production of pro-survival proteins within the cell. Marshall Edwards has licensed rights from Novogen Limited (ASX: NRT NASDAQ: NVGN) to bring four oncology drugs - phenoxodiol, triphendiol NV-143 and NV-128 - to market globally.
Marshall Edwards is majority owned by Novogen, an Australian biotechnology company that is specializing in the development of therapeutics based on a flavonoid technology platform. Novogen is developing a range of therapeutics across the fields of oncology, cardiovascular disease and inflammatory diseases. More information on phenoxodiol and on the Novogen group of companies can be found at www.marshalledwardsinc.com and www.novogen.com.
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