On December 31, 2019 Onconova Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: ONTX) ("Onconova" or the "Company"), a Phase 3-stage biopharmaceutical company discovering and developing novel products to treat cancer, with an initial focus on myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS), reported that it has entered into definitive agreements with [two] healthcare-focused institutional investors for the issuance and sale in a registered direct offering of 27,662,518 shares of its common stock at a purchase price of $0.3615 per share, for aggregate gross proceeds of approximately $10 million in a registered direct offering priced at-the-market under Nasdaq rules (Press release, Onconova, DEC 31, 2019, View Source [SID1234552639]).
H.C. Wainwright & Co. is acting as the exclusive placement agent for the offering.
The offering is expected to close on or about January 3, 2019, subject to the satisfaction of customary closing conditions.
The Company currently intends to use the net proceeds from the offering for working capital and general corporate purposes, including advancing preparations for a planned New Drug Application (NDA) filing to the FDA for intravenous rigosertib in second-line higher-risk MDS in 2020, and advancing preparations for commercialization if the NDA is approved. The Company surpassed 90% of the required enrollment of the INSPIRE Trial in November 2019 and anticipates reporting topline data in the first half of 2020, following full enrollment and reaching the number of required survival events. With the additional expected proceeds from the offering and the proceeds from recent warrant exercise, the Company believes that it has the sufficient funds to extend operations and ongoing trials late into the first quarter of 2021.
The shares of common stock described above are being offered and sold by the Company pursuant to a "shelf" registration statement on Form S-3 (Registration No. 333-221684), including a base prospectus, previously filed with and declared effective by the Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC") on December 28, 2017. The offering of the shares of common stock will be made only by means of a prospectus supplement that forms a part of the registration statement. A final prospectus supplement and an accompanying base prospectus relating to the registered direct offering will be filed with the SEC and will be available on the SEC’s website located at View Source Electronic copies of the prospectus supplement and the accompanying base prospectus may also be obtained by contacting H.C. Wainwright & Co., LLC at 430 Park Avenue, 3rd Floor, New York, NY 10022, by phone at 646-975-6996 or e-mail at [email protected]
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 offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state or jurisdiction.