VICTORIA, Seychelles-Wednesday 24 April 2019 [ AETOS Wire ]
(BUSINESS WIRE) -- Aptorum Group Limited (Nasdaq:APM) is excited to announce the launch and issuance of its asset backed Smart Pharma Token (“SMPT”) by its wholly owned subsidiary group, Smart Pharma group and Smart Pharmaceutical Limited Partnership (“SPLP”) targeted in May 2019.
SPLP is extremely pleased to have jointly developed the SMPT token with Aenco, an affiliated blockchain development company focused on applications in the healthcare and financial sector. The SMPT token, an ERC-1404 security compliant token, is a unique token that tokenizes valuable pharmaceutical drugs and their underlying intellectual property and associated allocation of cash flows induced by continual product development and commercialization. It is the intention of the Smart Pharma group to continue to incorporate Aenco’s blockchain technology into its pharmaceutical development and commercialization processes.
Relying on intellectual property derived from the Smart-ACT™ platform, Smart Pharma’s in-house new and repurposed drug discovery program, we believe it will revolutionize drug discovery, in particular, drug repurposing and repositioning. Smart-ACT™ stands for Accelerated Commercialization of Therapeutics and encompasses state-of-the-art technology in systematic screening of existing approved drug molecules against selected therapeutic targets. Specifically, the Smart-ACT™ platform comprises a network of modules and processes that simulate the effectiveness of drug molecules against diseases for outcome prediction and selection. The Smart-ACT™ platform, in combination with in vitro and in vivo validation studies, will initially focus on the screening for drugs targeting orphan diseases or unmet medical needs with a target to discover up to 10 new and promising drug candidates per annum.
The SMPT token is created to help foster a community ecosystem of passionate and like-minded people in revolutionising the drug discovery industry who would like to be an integral part of the process. SMPT token is backed by SPLP’s assets, including intellectual property rights of drug candidates created through the Smart-ACT™ program and any royalty monetization income. The SMPT tokens are backed by the following:
intellectual property rights obtained from drug candidates discovered;
applicable royalties based on net sales of the licensed products made by Smart Pharma group upon successful commercialization of the drugs;
a percentage of sublicensing revenue received by Smart Pharma group from third party in regard to the licensed intellectual property rights; and
a percentage of consideration for assignment of the intellectual property rights to third parties.
SMPT token holder will allow them to benefit from the inherent valuation growth of SPLP’s intellectual property portfolio as well as being entitled to a portion of cash flows both upon any winding-up of SPLP or upon distributions by SPLP (distributions can be made periodically at SPLP’s discretion).
A spokesperson for Smart Pharma commented: “Our Smart-ACT™ platform is a novel tool that will completely transform the drug repurposing and discovery industry which traditionally relied on scattered and serendipitous discoveries, with initial focus on orphan and unmet diseases and backed by its parent company, Aptorum Group Limited. We are excited to invite like-minded community and participants to join and benefit from our exciting initiatives, through the SMPT token.”
SPLP plans to collaborate with a number of third party exchanges to establish a secondary market for the SMPT token in Q2 2019 and further information will be made available on its website and social media platforms. The SMPT token will not be available for offer or sale to participants who are residents of the United States and certain other countries. All SMPT token holders will need to undergo a “whitelisting” procedure through the SMTPH.com website in order to qualify for holding of the token, which will involve compliance with know your customer (KYC) and applicable anti-money laundering (AML) procedures.
Further information on the Smart-ACT™ platform can be found on our website: http://www.smtph.com.
Further information on the Smart Pharma Token, SMPT, can be found on our website: http://www.smtph.com/token.
Further information on Aenco can be found on the website: http://www.aencoin.com.
About Aptorum Group Limited
Aptorum Group Limited (Nasdaq:APM) is a pharmaceutical company dedicated to developing and commercializing a broad range of therapeutic and diagnostic technologies to tackle unmet medical needs. Aptorum Group is pursuing therapeutic and diagnostic projects in neurology, infectious diseases, gastroenterology, oncology and other disease areas as well as non-therapeutic areas such as surgical robotics and the operations of its medical clinic in Hong Kong, Talem Medical, with the initial focus on treatment of chronic diseases resulting from modern sedentary lifestyles and aging population.
For more information about Aptorum Group, please visit www.aptorumgroup.com.
About Smart Pharma
Smart Pharma’s holding company, SMTPH Limited, and its group companies are wholly-owned subsidiaries of Aptorum Group Limited, focuses on deploying its Smart-ACT™ platform to revolutionize pharmaceutical discovery and development.
For more information about Smart Pharma, please visit www.smtph.com.
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