Cocrystal Pharma, Inc. (NASDAQ:COCP) stock is trading higher in the opening session on Friday. The stock has seen a heavy selling pressure over the past month with a fall of 10%.
As of 9:53, COCP stock jumped by 2 cents or 1.75% at $1.16. The stock has traded 1.27 million shares, well below its average volume of 15.47 million shares. The stock opened at $1.12 and moved in a range of $1.1200 – 1.1800.
COCP Released News Today
Cocrystal Pharma Announces the Passing of Chairman, CEO and Co-founder Dr. Gary Wilcox
- announces that Gary Wilcox, Ph.D., Chairman, CEO and co-founder, suddenly passed away Wednesday, May 26 at the age of 74. The Board of Directors and staff of Cocrystal extend their deepest condolences to the Wilcox family and express their gratitude for Gary’s contributions to Cocrystal and to human health.
- The Cocrystal Board of Directors has designated Sam Lee, Ph.D., President, and James Martin, CFO, to share the CEO responsibilities while seeking a successor for the position. Roger Kornberg, Ph.D., Cocrystal co-founder, Chief Scientist, Director and Chairman of the Scientific Advisory Board, has been named Chairman of the Board, and Steve Rubin, Director of Cocrystal and its predecessor company since 2008, has been named Vice Chairman. Cocrystal also announces the appointment of Richard C. Pfenniger, Jr. to the Board of Directors, maintaining membership at five.
- Mr. Pfenniger brings significant industry knowledge and corporate governance expertise, having served as chief executive officer, chief operating officer, general counsel, director and chairman at multiple healthcare companies.
“We are fortunate to have two highly qualified and dedicated executives in Sam and Jim to assume the CEO duties on an interim basis. Our Board has full confidence in a smooth transition and in their ability to advance our antiviral programs into clinical development,” said Dr. Kornberg. “We also welcome Richard to our Board. We will call upon his insights regarding many aspects of our business and to provide valuable operational, leadership and management advice to the Board in critical areas.