Breathtec Announces Name Change to Algernon Pharmaceuticals

  • New corporate identity aligned with the Company's main strategy to be a global leader in the treatment of liver disease (NASH), chronic kidney disease and inflammatory bowel disease.
  • The company's ticker symbol will change to "AGN" on the Canadian Securities Exchange effective before market opens on Tuesday, February 19, 2018.
  • The Company’s lead compound for liver disease (NASH) reduced fibrosis in a pre-clinical research study by 84.4%.
  • The company will continue to advance its medical device FAIMS program through its agreement with the University of Florida.

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Feb. 14, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Breathtec Biomedical Inc. (CSE: BTH) (CNSX: BTH) (FRANKFURT: BTI) (OTCQB: BTHCF) (the “Company” or “Breathtec”) is pleased to announce that as a result of the strength of the data from its Nash Pharmaceuticals pre-clinical research program, it will be changing its name to Algernon Pharmaceuticals Inc.

The change will take place before market opens on February 19, 2019 and the Company's ticker symbol will change from "BTH to "AGN" on the Canadian Securities Exchange. Changes to the symbol for the Frankfurt and OTCQB exchanges are in progress and the Company will provide an update on the new symbols shortly. The Company’s new website will also be activated on February 19, 2019 and can be found at

The name Algernon was inspired in part, by the Hugo Award winning, 1959 science fiction short story “Flowers for Algernon”, which was a story about change and transition.

“We are very pleased to be moving forward with our corporate rebranding,” said Christopher J. Moreau, CEO of Algernon Pharmaceuticals Inc. “Based on the success of our pre-clinical drug development program, we believe that this change will help to communicate to the market, our excitement and confidence in our newly established drug research program.”

About Algernon Pharmaceuticals Inc. 

Algernon Pharmaceuticals is a clinical stage pharmaceutical development company focused on advancing its lead compounds for of non–alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), chronic kidney disease (CKD) and inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).


Christopher J. Moreau
Algernon Pharmaceuticals Inc.
604.398.4175 ext 701

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