Oragenics, Inc. Receives Audit Opinion with Going Concern Explanation
TAMPA, Fla.-- Florida-based biopharmaceutical company Oragenics, Inc. (NYSE:MKT - OGEN) today announced that, as previously disclosed in its Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2015, which was filed on March 30, 2016 with the Securities and Exchange Commission, the audited financial statements contained an unqualified audit opinion from its independent registered public accounting firm that included a going concern emphasis of matter paragraph. See further discussion in footnote 1 to the Company’s financial statements included in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K. This announcement is made pursuant to NYSE MKT Company Guide Section 610(b), which requires public announcement of the receipt of an audit opinion containing a going concern paragraph. This announcement does not represent any change or amendment to the Company’s financial statements or to its Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2015.
About Oragenics, Inc.
We are focused on becoming the world leader in novel antibiotics against infectious disease. We also develop, market and sell proprietary probiotics specifically designed to enhance oral health for humans and pets and on developing effective treatments for oral mucositis. Oragenics, Inc. has established two exclusive worldwide channel collaborations with Intrexon Corporation Inc., a synthetic biology company. The collaborations allow Oragenics access to Intrexon's proprietary technologies toward the goal of accelerating the development of much needed new antibiotics that can work against resistant strains of bacteria and the development of biotherapeutics for oral mucositis and other diseases and conditions of the oral cavity, throat, and esophagus. Oragenics also develops, markets and sells proprietary OTC probiotics specifically designed to enhance oral health for humans and pets, under the brand names Evora and ProBiora both in the United States and through the use of distributors in locations outside of the United States.
For more information about Oragenics, www.oragenics.com.
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Source: Oragenics, Inc.
Released April 1, 2016