Annual report pursuant to Section 13 and 15(d)


12 Months Ended
May 31, 2021
Organization, Consolidation and Presentation of Financial Statements [Abstract]  

Note 1. Organization

CytoDyn Inc. (the “Company”) was originally incorporated under the laws of Colorado on May 2, 2002 under the name RexRay Corporation and, effective August 27, 2015, reincorporated under the laws of Delaware. The Company is a late-stage biotechnology company developing innovative treatments for multiple therapeutic indications based on leronlimab, a novel humanized monoclonal antibody targeting the CCR5 receptor. Leronlimab is in a class of therapeutic monoclonal antibodies designed to address unmet medical needs for which the Company is focused on developing treatments in the areas of human immunodeficiency virus (“HIV”), cancer, immunology, and novel coronavirus disease (“COVID-19”).

Leronlimab belongs to a class of HIV therapies known as entry inhibitors which block HIV from entering and infecting specific cells. For cancer and immunology, the CCR5 receptor also appears to be implicated in human metastasis and in immune-mediated illnesses such as triple-negative breast cancer, other metastatic solid tumor cancers, and non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (“NASH”). For COVID-19 the Company believes leronlimab may be shown to provide therapeutic benefit by enhancing the immune response and also mitigating the “cytokine storm” that leads to morbidity and mortality in patients experiencing this syndrome.