New name reflects Company focus on leveraging exclusively in-licensed foundational mRNA cell engineering patent portfolio
The Eterna corporate mission is to realize the potential of cell engineering to provide patients with transformational new medicines
Company’s shares to trade under new ticker symbol “ERNA” starting on October 17, 2022, and a one-for-twenty share consolidation will become effective on that date
SAN DIEGO, Oct. 11, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Brooklyn ImmunoTherapeutics, Inc. (Nasdaq: BTX) (“Brooklyn” or the “Company”), today announces that it is changing its name to Eterna Therapeutics Inc. (“Eterna”) to reflect its focus on developing advanced therapies using its extensively patented in-licensed mRNA cell engineering technologies. The name change will be effective Monday, October 17, 2022. The Company’s common stock will trade on The Nasdaq Global Market under the new ticker symbol “ERNA”. The new ticker symbol, together with a one-for-twenty consolidation of the Company’s common stock, will become effective at the open of the market on October 17, 2022.
“Eterna’s vision is to transform medicine by unlocking the potential of revolutionary cell engineering technology,” said Matt Angel, Ph.D., Interim Chief Executive Officer of Brooklyn. “Eterna is well positioned to build on more than a decade of groundbreaking research by our technology partner, Factor Bioscience. This research has resulted in over 100 patents covering key cell engineering technologies, including what we believe are the most widely used methods for therapeutic gene editing currently in clinical development. Eterna has exclusively in-licensed this extensive patent portfolio to develop a pipeline of valuable therapeutic products, which the Company plans to advance both internally and through strategic partnerships. I look forward to providing additional information about Eterna’s progress over the coming weeks.”
Brooklyn is focused on developing advanced therapies using state-of-the-art mRNA cell engineering technology. Brooklyn has multiple next-generation cell and gene-editing therapies in preclinical development for various indications. For more information, please visit www.BrooklynITx.com.
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