Genocea Announces Private Placement Financing of Up to $39 Million
In the first closing, Genocea will offer 25.6 million shares of common stock and 4.25 million pre-funded warrants to purchase common stock, along with accompanying warrants to purchase 0.25 shares of common stock for each share of common stock or pre-funded warrant purchased by an investor, for expected aggregate gross proceeds to Genocea of approximately
Contingent on satisfactory top-line immunogenicity results from the ongoing Phase 1/2a clinical trial for GEN-009, Genocea’s neoantigen vaccine candidate, expected in late second quarter or early third quarter of this year, Genocea will have the option to conduct a second closing and sell up to an additional
Genocea intends to use the net proceeds from the offering to support the ongoing clinical study of GEN-009, advancing GEN-011, a neoantigen adoptive T cell therapy candidate for the treatment of cancer, toward an Investigational New Drug Application with the
The securities sold in the offering have not been registered under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”), and may not be offered or sold in
This notice is issued pursuant to Rule 135c under the Securities Act and does not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy the securities, nor shall there be any sale of the securities in any state in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to the registration or qualification under the securities laws of such state. Any offering of the securities under the resale registration statement will only be by means of a prospectus.
Genocea's mission is to help conquer cancer by designing and delivering targeted cancer vaccines and immunotherapies. While traditional immunotherapy discovery methods have largely used predictive methods to propose T cell targets, or antigens, Genocea has developed ATLAS™, its proprietary technology platform, to identify clinically relevant antigens of T cells based on actual human immune responses. Genocea is currently studying the safety, immunogenicity, and efficacy of its lead neoantigen cancer vaccine, GEN-009, in a Phase 1/2a clinical trial.
Genocea Forward-Looking Statement
This press release includes forward-looking statements, including statements relating to immunogenicity-related clinical trial results, the proposed offering terms and the use of the net proceeds therefrom, within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act. Such forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied in such statements. Genocea cautions that these forward-looking statements are subject to numerous assumptions, risks and uncertainties, which change over time. Applicable risks and uncertainties include those identified under the heading "Risk Factors" included in Genocea's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2017 and any subsequent SEC filings. These forward-looking statements speak only as of the date of this press release and Genocea assumes no duty to update forward-looking statements.
Source: Genocea Biosciences, Inc.