The Combined Company will Operate as Sigyn Therapeutics and Focus on the Treatment of Life-Threatening Inflammatory Conditions that are Precipitated by Cytokine Storm Syndrome
– Treatment Opportunities for the Company’s Lead Therapeutic Candidate (Sigyn Therapy™) Include, but are not Limited to Sepsis, the #1 Cause of Hospital Deaths and Virus-Induced Cytokine Storm, a Leading Cause of SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) deaths.
– Sigyn’s co-founders have 50+ years of medical technology experience and played instrumental roles in the development of three technologies that the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has permitted for use to treat COVID-19 infected individuals.
– A Deep Pipeline of Pre-Clinical, Clinical and Regulatory Milestones Planned Over the Next 12-18 Months
LOS ANGELES, California and SAN DIEGO, California - (NewMediaWire) - August 26, 2020 - Reign Resources Corporation (“Reign”) (OTC: RGNPD) and Sigyn Therapeutics, Inc. (“Sigyn”), a privately held medical technology company focused on the treatment of life-threatening inflammatory conditions, today announced that the companies have entered into a definitive merger agreement pursuant to which Reign will acquire all of the outstanding capital stock of Sigyn in exchange for shares of Reign common stock representing approximately 75 percent of Reign’s outstanding common stock. Upon completion of the merger transaction, Reign will be renamed Sigyn Therapeutics, Inc. and will be led by Sigyn co-founder Jim Joyce, who will serve as Chairman and CEO of the combined company. Additional announcements regarding the combined company’s management structure, Board of Directors and Science Advisory Board will be forthcoming.
Upon completion of the merger, Sigyn Therapeutics will be focused on addressing a significant unmet need in global health; the treatment of life-threatening inflammatory conditions that are precipitated by Cytokine Storm Syndrome (“The Cytokine Storm” or “CSS”) and not addressed with an approved therapy. The annual market opportunity for a therapeutic strategy to prevent or mitigate CSS has been reported to exceed $20 billion.
Sigyn Therapy™ is a development-stage blood purification technology designed to overcome the limitations of previous drugs and devices to treat life-threatening inflammatory conditions, including sepsis, which is the #1 cause of hospital deaths. The mechanism of Sigyn Therapy allows for a broad-spectrum of inflammatory targets to be depleted from the bloodstream. Among the targets are inflammatory cytokines, cytokine aggregates, endotoxin and CytoVesicles that transport cytokines and other inflammatory cargos.
Beyond sepsis, Cytokine Storm related therapeutic opportunities include, but are not limited to virus induced Cytokine Storm (a leading cause of COVID-19 deaths), bacteria induced Cytokine Storm, acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) and acute forms of liver failure, including hepatic encephalopathy. Sigyn Therapy may also be a candidate to stabilize or extend the life of patients waiting for the identification of a matched liver for transplantation. In such a scenario, Sigyn Therapy™ would serve as a bridge-to-liver transplant. Cytokine Storm Syndrome can also result from trauma, severe burns, acute pancreatitis, adverse drug reactions, cancer immunotherapies, cancer cachexia, acute kidney injury (AKI) and severe pneumonia.
Other Corporate Highlights
- Sigyn’s co-founders have 50+ years of experience in the medical technology field and played instrumental roles in the development of three technologies that have been cleared by the FDA to treat COVID-19 infected individuals.
- Jim Joyce, the Chairman and CEO of Sigyn Therapeutics, has two decades of public company CEO and Board leadership experience. Specific to therapeutic blood purification, Mr. Joyce was the founder, Chairman and CEO of Aethlon Medical, a company that he navigated from a single shareholder start-up to Nasdaq-traded Company with 8000+ shareholders.
- Sigyn Therapy aligns with U.S. government initiatives to support broad-spectrum treatment countermeasures that mitigate life-threatening conditions resulting from pandemic outbreaks such as COVID-19.
- A deep pipeline of pre-clinical, clinical and regulatory milestones are planned over the next 12-18 months.
About the Merger
Pursuant to the merger agreement, Reign will acquire all of the outstanding capital stock of Sigyn in exchange for the issuance of newly issued shares of Reign common stock upon closing, subject to the satisfaction of various closing conditions. Upon completion of the merger, the former equity holders of Sigyn Therapeutics will own approximately 75 percent of Reign’s common stock, calculated on a fully diluted basis. The transaction has been unanimously approved by the board of directors of both companies. Upon completion of the merger, the resulting entity will be known as Sigyn Therapeutics and will be headquartered in San Diego, California.
About Reign Resources Corporation
Reign Resources Corp. is a Los Angeles-based, gold exploration company with a specific focus on the Bendigo & Ballarat regions in Victoria, Australia.
About Sigyn Therapeutics
Sigyn Therapeutics is a development-stage therapeutic technology company headquartered in San Diego, California USA. Our focus is directed toward a significant unmet need in global health; the treatment of life-threatening inflammatory conditions that are precipitated by Cytokine Storm Syndrome and not addressed with an approved therapy. Our mission is to save lives.
Sigyn Therapy™ is a patent pending blood purification technology designed to mitigate cytokine storm syndrome through the broad-spectrum depletion of inflammatory targets from the bloodstream. Cytokine storm syndrome is the hallmark of sepsis, which is the most common cause of in-hospital deaths and claims more lives each year than all forms of cancer combined. Virus induced cytokine storm (VICS) is associated with high mortality and is a leading cause of SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) deaths. Other therapeutic opportunities include, but are not limited to bacteria induced cytokine storm (BICS), acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) and acute forms of liver failure, such as hepatic encephalopathy.
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