OncoSec Medical Incorporated (NASDAQ: ONCS), a company developing DNA-based intratumoral cancer immunotherapies, announced today that it has entered into definitive purchase agreements with certain accredited investors to purchase 5,270,934 shares of its common stock, at a purchase price per share of $1.34375 in a registered direct offering priced at the market. Additionally, OncoSec has also agreed to issue to the investors unregistered warrants to purchase up to an aggregate of 3,953,200 shares of common stock at an exercise price of $1.25 per share for a term of 5.5 years. The warrants are immediately exercisable on the date of issuance. The offering is expected to close on or about October 25, 2017, subject to the satisfaction of customary closing conditions.
H.C. Wainwright & Co. is acting as the exclusive placement agent for the offering.
The gross proceeds of the offering are expected to be approximately $7.1 million. Net proceeds, after deducting the placement agent’s fee and other estimated offering expenses payable by OncoSec, are expected to be approximately $6.2 million. OncoSec intends to use the net proceeds from this offering for working capital and general corporate purposes, including primarily for the PISCES/KEYNOTE-695 study, and for other clinical, research and development activities.
The shares of common stock (but not the warrants or the shares of common stock underlying the warrants) are being offered by the Company pursuant to a “shelf” registration statement on Form S-3 that was filed and declared effective by the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) and the base prospectus contained therein (File No. 333- 213036). The offering of the shares of common stock will be made only by means of a written prospectus and prospectus supplement that form a part of the registration statement. The warrants described above were offered in a private placement under Section 4(a)(2) of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Act”), and Regulation D promulgated thereunder and, along with the shares of common stock underlying the warrants, have not been registered under the Act, or applicable state securities laws. Accordingly, the warrants and underlying shares of common stock may not be offered or sold in the United States except pursuant to an effective registration statement or an applicable exemption from the registration requirements of the Act and such applicable state securities laws.
A prospectus supplement and accompanying base prospectus relating to the shares of common stock being offered will be filed with the SEC.
This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell, or the solicitation of an offer to buy, nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any state or jurisdiction in which such an offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state or jurisdiction.
About OncoSec Medical Incorporated
OncoSec is a biotechnology company focused on designing, developing and commercializing innovative therapies and proprietary medical approaches to stimulate and guide an anti-tumor immune response for the treatment of cancer. OncoSec’s core platform technology, ImmunoPulse®, is designed to deliver DNA-encoded drugs directly into a solid tumor and promote an inflammatory response against cancer. OncoSec’s lead product candidate, ImmunoPulse® IL-12, uses OncoSec’s electroporation device to deliver a DNA-encoded interleukin-12 (“IL-12”), called tavokinogene telseplasmid, with the aim of reversing the immunosuppressive microenvironment in the tumor and engendering a systemic anti-tumor response against untreated tumors in other parts of the body. OncoSec’s current focus is to pursue its registration-directed study of ImmunoPulse® IL-12 in combination with an approved therapy for melanoma in patients who have shown resistance to or relapse from certain other cancer therapies. In addition, OncoSec is developing other product candidates that, like IL-12, can be encoded into DNA, delivered intratumorally using electroporation and used to reverse the immunosuppressive mechanisms of a tumor. For more information, please visit www.oncosec.com.
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