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Slide #59. Spectrum Pharmaceuticals — Talon Therapeutics, Inc.
Spectrum Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:SPPI)
Talon Therapeutics, Inc. (TLON)
Talon Therapeutics, Inc. (OTCQB:TLON) today announced that a subsidiary of Spectrum Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq:SPPI) entered into an agreement to purchase approximately 89% of the outstanding shares of Talon (the "Company") directly from the Company's principal stockholders. Spectrum also entered into an agreement with the Company under which the subsidiary of Spectrum will purchase additional shares from the Company that, together with the shares acquired from the Company's principal stockholders, will represent in excess of 90% of the outstanding shares of Talon, and under which Spectrum will acquire the remaining outstanding shares of Company common stock through a "short-form" merger of the subsidiary of Spectrum into the Company. The Company and Spectrum expect that the share purchase and the merger will be completed within one business day.
Spectrum Pharmaceuticals is a biopharma company. Co.'s product portfolio consists of in-development drug products for the treatment of cancer patients. Co. has three drugs in development: ROLONTIS, which is a long-acting granulocyte colony-stimulating for chemotherapy-induced neutropenia; Poziotinib, which is an irreversible tyrosine kinase inhibitor under investigation for non-small cell lung cancer tumors with various mutations; and Anti-CD20-IFNa, an antibody-interferon fusion molecule directed against CD20 that is in development for treating relapsed or refractory non-Hodgkin's lymphoma patients (including diffuse large B-cell lymphoma).
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