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Flex Pharma Added to NASDAQ Biotechnology Index

BOSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec. 21, 2015-- Flex Pharma, Inc. (NASDAQ: FLKS):

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Flex Pharma, Inc. (NASDAQ: FLKS), a biotechnology company developing innovative and proprietary treatments for spasms associated with severe neuromuscular conditions, nocturnal leg cramps and exercise-associated muscle cramps, announced today that it has been added to the NASDAQ Biotechnology Index (Nasdaq:NBI), which will become effective prior to market open on Monday, December 21, 2015. The NBI is designed to track the performance of a set of securities listed on The Nasdaq Stock Market® that are classified as either biotechnology or pharmaceutical according to the Industry Classification Benchmark (ICB).

About Flex Pharma

Flex Pharma, Inc. is a biotechnology company that is developing innovative and proprietary treatments for spasms associated with severe neuromuscular conditions, nocturnal leg cramps and exercise-associated muscle cramps. In three randomized, blinded, placebo-controlled, cross-over studies, Flex Pharma's proprietary treatment has shown a statistically significant reduction in the intensity of muscle cramps in healthy normal volunteers.

Flex Pharma was founded by National Academy of Science members Rod MacKinnon, M.D. (2003 Nobel Laureate), and Bruce Bean, Ph.D., recognized leaders in the fields of ion channels and neurobiology, along with Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Christoph Westphal, M.D., Ph.D.

Source: Flex Pharma, Inc.

Flex Pharma, Inc.
Elizabeth Woo, 617-874-1829
SVP, Investor Relations & Corporate Communications
irdept@flex-pharma.com