OncoSec Medical Closes $13.6 Million Registered Direct Offering
SAN DIEGO, June 8, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- OncoSec Medical Inc. ("OncoSec") (NASDAQ: ONCS), a company developing DNA-based intratumoral cancer immunotherapies, today announced that it has closed its previously announced registered direct offering of 2,469,091 shares of its common stock at a price of $5.50 per share on June 8, 2015.
The gross proceeds of the offering were approximately $13.6 million. Net proceeds, after deducting the placement agent's fee and other estimated offering expenses payable by OncoSec, were approximately $12.6 million. OncoSec intends to use proceeds from the offering for general corporate purposes, including clinical trial expenses and research and development expenses.
H.C. Wainwright & Co., LLC acted as the exclusive placement agent for the transaction. Maxim Group LLC and Noble Life Science Partners acted as financial advisors to OncoSec in connection with the transaction.
"We are very excited by the support of institutional investors as we continue to advance our immuno-oncology pipeline to fight cancer," said Punit Dhillon, President and CEO of OncoSec. "These funds further strengthen OncoSec's cash position and enhance our position as a leader in intratumoral immunotherapy."
The securities described above were offered and sold by OncoSec pursuant to a registration statement previously filed and declared effective by the Securities and Exchange Commission, or the SEC. A prospectus supplement related to the offering has also been filed with the SEC. The securities may only be offered by means of a prospectus. Copies of the prospectus and prospectus supplement can be obtained directly from OncoSec and at the SEC's website at www.sec.gov.
This announcement is neither an offer to sell nor a solicitation of an offer to buy any of OncoSec's common stock or warrants. No offer, solicitation, or sale will be made in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation, or sale is unlawful.
About OncoSec Medical Inc.
OncoSec Medical Inc. is a biopharmaceutical company developing its investigational ImmunoPulseTM intratumoral cancer immunotherapy. OncoSec Medical's core technology is designed to enhance the local delivery and uptake of DNA IL-12 and other DNA-based immune-targeting agents. Clinical studies of ImmunoPulseTM have demonstrated an acceptable safety profile and preliminary evidence of anti-tumor activity in the treatment of various skin cancers, as well as the potential to initiate a systemic immune response limiting the systemic toxicities associated with other treatments. OncoSec's lead program evaluating ImmunoPulseTM for the treatment of metastatic melanoma is currently in Phase II development, and is being conducted in collaboration with several prominent academic medical centers. As the company continues to evaluate ImmunoPulseTM in its current indications, it is also focused on identifying and developing new immune-targeting agents, investigating additional tumor indications, and evaluating combination-based immunotherapy approaches. For more information, please visit www.oncosec.com.
This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Any statements in this release that are not historical facts may be considered such "forward-looking statements." Forward-looking statements are based on management's current preliminary expectations and are subject to risks and uncertainties, which may cause our results to differ materially and adversely from the statements contained herein. Some of the potential risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ from those predicted include our ability to raise additional funding, our ability to acquire, develop or commercialize new products, uncertainties inherent in pre-clinical studies and clinical trials, unexpected new data, safety and technical issues, competition, and market conditions. These and additional risks and uncertainties are more fully described in OncoSec Medical's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Undue reliance should not be placed on forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date they are made. OncoSec Medical disclaims any obligation to update any forward-looking statements to reflect new information, events or circumstances after the date they are made, or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events.
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