BEDFORD, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Ocular Therapeutix, a biopharmaceutical company focused on the development and commercialization of innovative therapies for diseases and conditions of the eye, announced today the pricing of its initial public offering of 5,000,000 shares of its common stock at a public offering price of $13 per share, before underwriting discounts and commissions. All of the shares in the offering are being sold by Ocular. Ocular’s common stock has been approved for listing on the NASDAQ Global Market and is expected to begin trading under the ticker symbol “OCUL” on July 25, 2014. In addition, Ocular has granted the underwriters an option for a period of 30 days to purchase, at the public offering price less the underwriting discount, up to 750,000 additional shares of common stock to cover over-allotments.
Morgan Stanley & Co., Cowen and Company and RBC Capital Markets are acting as joint book-running managers of the offering. Oppenheimer & Co. is acting as a co-manager. A registration statement relating to these securities was declared effective by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on July 24, 2014. The offering is being made only by means of a prospectus, copies of which can be obtained from Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC, attention: Prospectus Department, 180 Varick Street, 2nd Floor, New York, New York 10014; Cowen and Company, LLC, c/o Broadridge Financial Services, attention: Prospectus Department, 1155 Long Island Avenue, Edgewood, NY, 11717; or RBC Capital Markets, LLC, attention: Equity Syndicate, Three World Financial Center, 200 Vesey Street, 8th Floor, New York, NY 10281-8098.
This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy these securities, 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.
About Ocular Therapeutix
Ocular Therapeutix, Inc. is a biopharmaceutical company focused on the development and commercialization of innovative therapies for diseases and conditions of the eye using its proprietary hydrogel platform technology. Ocular Therapeutix’s lead product candidates are in Phase 3 clinical development for post-surgical ocular inflammation and pain and Phase 2 clinical development for glaucoma, ocular hypertension and allergic conjunctivitis. The Company is also evaluating sustained-release injectable anti-VEGF drug depots for back-of-the-eye diseases. Ocular Therapeutix’s first product, ReSure® Sealant, was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in January 2014 to seal corneal incisions following cataract surgery.