Zynerba Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:ZYNE) announced its financial and operational results for the third quarter, highlighting a successful IPO and the initiation of its Phase 1 clinical trial for ZYN002 cannabidiol (CBD) gel.
As quoted in the press release:

Successful IPO: Zynerba closed its initial public offering of 3,450,000 shares of common stock at a public offering price of $14.00 per share, before underwriting discounts, on August 10, 2015. This included the exercise in full by the underwriters of their option to purchase up to 450,000 additional shares of common stock at the public offering price, resulting in gross proceeds of $48.3 million. All of the shares in the offering were sold by Zynerba.
Phase 1 Clinical Trial Initiation for ZYN002 CBD Gel: Zynerba initiated a Phase 1 clinical trial for its ZYN002 cannabidiol (CBD) gel on October 20, 2015. The “Single Rising Dose Study in Normal Subjects and Patients with Epilepsy” study evaluates the pharmacokinetic profile and tolerability of ZYN002 in 32 healthy volunteers and in 12 patients with epilepsy. Results are expected in the first half of 2016.
New Vice President, Manufacturing: Zynerba appointed Brian Boyd as Vice President, Manufacturing, on September 14, 2015. Mr. Boyd is a senior pharmaceutical manufacturing executive with more than 30 years of experience driving superior manufacturing process outcomes in the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries.  Most recently, he was Vice President, Process Development for Auxilium Pharmaceuticals and also held senior CMC and manufacturing roles with PolyMedix, Discovery Labs, Aviron/MedImmune Vaccines and US Bioscience/MedImmune. He earned a BS in Chemistry fromDenison University.
Six New Board of Directors Members: Zynerba appointed six new members to its board of directors on August 6, 2015, joining Chairman of the Board and CEO Armando Anido. The appointees offer extensive scientific, regulatory, commercial and financial experience and successful track records in development- and commercial-stage pharmaceutical companies. The new board members include Warren D. Cooper, MB, BS, BSc, MPFM, former CEO, Prism Pharmaceuticals; William J. Federici, MBA, CPA, Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of West Pharmaceutical Services; Thomas L. Harrison, LH.D, Chairman Emeritus of Diversified Agency Services, a division of Omnicom Group; Daniel L. Kisner, MD, former venture partner,Aberdare Ventures; Kenneth I. Moch, President, Euclidean Life Sciences Advisors; and Cynthia Rask, MD, board certified in clinical neurophysiology and former Acting Director, Office of Cellular, Tissue and Gene Therapies, US Food and Drug Administration.

Armando Anido, chairman and CEO of Zynerba, commented:

Following our successful initial public offering in August, we are well-positioned to advance the development of our pipeline of first-in-class transdermal cannabinoid treatments. We are rapidly progressing clinical development of these novel transdermal synthetic cannabinoid candidates, with the initiation of a Phase 1 trial for ZYN002 CBD gel in October and expected results in the first half of 2016. With a strong board in place, successful recruitment of additional key leadership and initiation of clinical development for ZYN002, we expect a productive year ahead as we work to take the company and its pipeline to the next stage.

Click here to read the full Zynerba Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:ZYNE) press release.

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