NEW YORK, April 27, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Coronado Biosciences, Inc., (Nasdaq:CNDO) today announced that it has changed its name to Fortress Biotech, Inc. The Company's new NASDAQ stock ticker symbol is FBIO, which will be effective at the open of market on Tuesday, April 28, 2015. In conjunction with its corporate name change, the Company has redesigned its website, which is available at www.fortressbiotech.com.
Dr. Lindsay A. Rosenwald, Chairman and CEO of Fortress Biotech, formerly Coronado Biosciences, stated, "We are very excited to re-brand the Company Fortress Biotech, which we believe better reflects our new business plan which we began executing over the last year and we believe represents the future of the Company. Over this past year, we launched six new companies with nine products and product candidates under development ranging from pre-clinical to phase 3-ready. We look forward to continuing to execute our vision to develop a diversified biopharmaceutical company with multiple products and multiple revenue streams."
About Fortress Biotech (formerly Coronado Biosciences)
Fortress Biotech, Inc. ("Fortress" or "the Company") is a biopharmaceutical company dedicated to acquiring, developing and commercializing novel pharmaceutical and biotechnology products. Fortress plans to develop and commercialize products that it acquires both directly as well as indirectly by establishing subsidiary companies, also known as Fortress Companies. The Company will leverage its biopharmaceutical business expertise and drug development capabilities to help the Fortress Companies achieve their goals. Additionally, the Company will provide funding and management services to each of the Fortress Companies and from time to time the Company and the Fortress Companies will seek licensing, partnerships, joint ventures, and/or public and private financings to accelerate and provide additional funding to support their research and development programs. For more information, visit www.fortressbiotech.com.
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CONTACT: Lucy Lu, MD, Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer Fortress Biotech, Inc. 781-652-4525; firstname.lastname@example.orgSource:Coronado Biosciences, Inc.;Fortress Biotech, Inc.