Humanigen Inc. Added to Russell 3000(R) Index
Burlingame, California--(Newsfile Corp. - June 28, 2021) - Humanigen, Inc. (NASDAQ: HGEN) ("Humanigen"), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on preventing and treating an immune hyper-response called 'cytokine storm', today announced that Humanigen has been added to the Russell 3000® Index at the conclusion of the 2021 Russell indexes annual reconstitution.
The event represents the ongoing accomplishments of Humanigen during a transformational year in developing lenzilumab for the treatment of newly hospitalized patients with COVID-19, and its intentions to continue to develop lenzilumab for the treatment of CAR-T, GvHD, and CMML.
"We are extremely pleased that Humanigen has joined the Russell 3000® Index," said Dr. Cameron Durrant, Chief Executive Officer of Humanigen. "Joining this index is a reflection of the monumental progress we have made in developing our pipeline, strengthening our balance sheet and increasing shareholder value."
Russell indexes are widely used by institutional investors for index funds and as benchmarks for active investment strategies. Approximately $10.6 trillion in assets are benchmarked against Russell's US indexes. Russell indexes are part of FTSE Russell, a leading global index provider. The annual reconstitution of the Russell indexes captures the 4,000 largest US stocks as of May 7, ranking them by total market capitalization. Membership in the US all-cap Russell 3000® Index, which remains in place for one year, means automatic inclusion in the small-cap Russell 2000® Index as well as the appropriate growth and value style indexes.
For more information on the Russell 3000® Index and the Russell indexes reconstitution, go to the "Russell Reconstitution" section on the FTSE Russell website.
Humanigen, Inc. is developing its portfolio of clinical and pre-clinical therapies for the treatment of inflammation and immuno-oncology. Humanigen's immediate focus is to prevent or minimize cytokine release syndrome that precedes severe lung dysfunction in hospitalized and hypoxic patients with COVID-19 pneumonia. Humanigen is also exploring the effectiveness of lenzilumab in other inflammatory conditions such as acute Graft versus Host Disease (GvHD) in patients undergoing allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) and cytokine release syndrome associated with CAR-T, bispecific, and other T-cell-engaging therapies, eosinophilic asthma, and rheumatoid arthritis. For more information, visit www.humanigen.com and follow Humanigen on LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook.
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