We are happy to announce the positive study outcomes, an instrumental part of the preparations for the Phase 2 study in RA patients set to start late next year. Equally, we are eagerly looking forward to the imminent initiation of our clinical study of Rabeximod in Covid-19 patients. Combined with the new patent applications recently filed, with potential to substantially prolong market exclusivity, and with a stockpile of drug substance enabling further clinical studies beyond those currently in the pipeline, we stand with a strong foothold in future partnering negotiations. All in all, Cyxone is well-positioned for the development of safe and innovative treatments toward serious immune system disorders.
After thorough evaluation, we were able to decide upon this CRO as our partner of choice for these preclinical studies. The selected CRO has an excellent reputation and we got a great impression of their quality and professionalism from the start. We now look forward to take the next step in the development program for our Phase II candidate Rabeximod.
This market maker is now being implemented to increase liquidity of our stock, which has sometimes been low. We look very favorably on this support measure, which is primarily done to benefit our shareholders through reduced trading risks.
The acquisition of Rabeximod is the most important milestone since Cyxone was founded. I have been following Rabeximod's development in OxyPharma for a long time and believe that this investment is very beneficial for our shareholders. We have in a short time been able to build a world-class autoimmune product portfolio, which has permeated the discussions we have had with different stakeholders regarding the financing of Rabeximod's phase IIb study. This is why we are now taking the opportunity to complete the payment and hope to return soon to our shareholders with more positive news regarding Rabeximod.