VANCOUVER, Canada – iCo Therapeutics Inc. (TSXV: ICO) (“iCo”) is pleased to announce that it has entered into a limited agreement with The Trout Group LLC (“The Trout Group”), a leading New York based investor relations and strategic advisory firm, for introductory services effective April 1, 2010. The Trout Group provides investor relations services exclusively to the life sciences industry and will be assisting the Company to broaden the Company’s exposure to institutional investors. The term of engagement is for six months and the Company will pay the Trout Group a quarterly retainer of US$20,000 plus reimbursement of reasonable out of pocket expenses.
iCo has also entered into an investor relations consulting agreement with SectorSpeak Inc. (“SectorSpeak”) effective May 25, 2010. SectorSpeak will work with iCo to organize investor roadshows for the purposes of expanding awareness of iCo in Eastern Canada. SectorSpeak will be paid a fee of $10,000 (plus GST if applicable) 30 days after the effective date plus be reimbursed for out of pocket expenses subject to preapproval by the Company. The initial term of the agreement is for a two month period and may be renewed by mutual agreement of both parties.
Neither SectorSpeak nor The Trout Group are related to iCo nor do they have any interest, directly or indirectly, in the Company’s securities.
About iCo Therapeutics
iCo Therapeutics Inc. is a Vancouver-based reprofiling company focused on redosing or reformulating drugs with clinical history for new or expanded indications. iCo has exclusive worldwide rights to three products: iCo-007, in Phase I for the treatment of DME, iCo-008; a product with Phase II clinical history to be developed for severe ocular allergies and age related macular degeneration; and iCo-009, an oral formulation of Amphotericin B for sight and life-threatening diseases. iCo-009 also represents a new drug delivery technology with the potential to reprofile other parenteral administered drugs to the oral route of administration. iCo was recently awarded a Gold Leaf Award as the Early Stage Company of the Year from BIOTECanada and trades on the TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol “ICO”. For more information, visit the Company website at: icotherapeutics.cdmail.biz
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