Akari Therapeutics and Peak Bio Announce Portfolio Prioritization Plan for Combined Go-Forward Merger Entity

BOSTON and PLEASANTON, Calif., May 01, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Akari Therapeutics, Plc (Nasdaq: AKTX, “Akari”) and Peak Bio Inc. (OTC: PKBO, “Peak”) today announced completion of a joint portfolio prioritization review pursuant to which the combined entity, following completion of the previously announced merger of Akari and Peak, will focus on Peak’s ADC (antibody drug conjugate) platform technology and Akari’s PAS-nomacopan Geographic Atrophy (GA) program. Peak’s ADC platform technology is a proprietary technology using antibody plus linker plus Peak Bio toxin with immune modulation and includes a novel pre-clinical ADC candidate targeting TROP-2. Akari’s PAS-nomacopan is a bispecific complement and leukotriene B4 inhibitor with prolonged duration of action being developed for GA.  

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