First Wave BioPharma CEO to Present at the Sequire Investor Summit 2024 in Puerto Rico

BOCA RATON, Fla., Jan. 17, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- First Wave BioPharma, Inc., (NASDAQ: FWBI), (“First Wave BioPharma” or the “Company”), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company specializing in the development of targeted, non-systemic therapies for gastrointestinal (GI) diseases, today announced that James Sapirstein, Chairman and CEO of First Wave BioPharma, will present at the Sequire Investor Summit 2024, which is planned for January 23-25, 2024, at Condado Vanderbilt Hotel in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Details of the event are as follows:

Event:Sequire Investor Summit 2024
Date: January 23-25, 2024
PresentationJanuary 24, 10:30 AM AST, Track 3 (Salon Azul)
Location:Condado Vanderbilt Hotel in San Juan, Puerto Rico

During the conference, members of the First Wave BioPharma management team will conduct one-on-one meetings with registered investors, showcasing the company’s business and clinical development strategy, recent corporate achievements, and anticipated milestones.

About First Wave BioPharma, Inc.

First Wave BioPharma is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company specializing in the development of targeted, non-systemic therapies for gastrointestinal (GI) diseases. The Company is currently advancing a therapeutic development pipeline with multiple late-stage clinical programs built around three proprietary technologies – Capeserod, a selective 5-HT4 receptor partial agonist which First Wave will develop for gastrointestinal (GI) indications; the biologic Adrulipase, a recombinant lipase enzyme designed to enable the digestion of fats and other nutrients in cystic fibrosis and chronic pancreatitis patients with exocrine pancreatic insufficiency; and Niclosamide, an oral small molecule with anti-inflammatory properties for patients with inflammatory bowel diseases such as ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease. The Company recently announced that it is currently in negotiations for a definitive agreement for a potential business combination with ImmunogenX, Inc. to develop its Phase 3-ready Latiglutenase, a potentially first-in-class, targeted, oral biotherapeutic for celiac disease. First Wave BioPharma is headquartered in Boca Raton, Florida. For more information visit

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release may contain certain statements relating to future results which are forward-looking statements. It is possible that the Company’s actual results and financial condition may differ, possibly materially, from the anticipated results and financial condition indicated in these forward-looking statements, depending on factors including whether the sale of niclosamide, the potential transaction with ImmunogenX and any concurrent financing or licensing transaction, or any other contemplated transaction, may be completed with different terms, in an untimely manner, or not at all; whether the Company will be able to realize the benefits of the proposed transactions described herein; the Company’s ability to integrate the assets and commercial operations contemplated to be acquired from ImmunogenX into the Company’s business; whether the closing conditions can be met or the definitive agreements can be executed for the sale of niclosamide, the transaction with ImmunogenX, any concurrent financing or licensing transaction, or any other contemplated transaction, whether results obtained in preclinical and nonclinical studies and clinical trials will be indicative of results obtained in future clinical trials; whether preliminary or interim results from a clinical trial will be indicative of the final results of the trial; whether the Company will be able to maintain compliance with Nasdaq’s continued listing criteria and the effect of a delisting from Nasdaq on the market for the Company’s securities; the size of the potential markets for the Company’s drug candidates and its ability to service those markets; the effects of the First Wave Bio, Inc. acquisition, the related settlement and their effect on the Company’s business, operating results and financial prospects; and the Company’s current and future capital requirements and its ability to raise additional funds to satisfy its capital needs. Additional information concerning the Company and its business, including a discussion of factors that could materially affect the Company’s financial results are contained in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2022, under the heading “Risk Factors,” as well as the Company’s subsequent filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. All forward-looking statements included in this press release are made only as of the date of this press release, and we do not undertake any obligation to publicly update or correct any forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances that subsequently occur or of which we hereafter become aware.

For more information:
First Wave BioPharma, Inc.
777 Yamato Road, Suite 502
Boca Raton, FL 33431
Phone: (561) 589-7020

Media contact:
Tiberend Strategic Advisors, Inc.
David Schemelia
(609) 468-9325