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Elanix Biotechnologies AG ("Elanix"; "the company"), a developer of tissue regeneration products and specialty cosmetics in the field of dermatology and gynecology, announced today the completion of a capital increase approved by the General Shareholder Assembly (“GSM”) on 24 August 2017. A total of 300,019 shares were placed at a subscription price of EUR 3.75 resulting in gross proceeds of EUR 1.125 million. As a result of the cash capital increase, the share capital of Elanix will increase from EUR 6,799,200 to EUR 7,099,219.
Elanix will use the gross proceeds to:
- Launch SKINrepair®, a dermatological cream that contains a proprietary Cell Free Protein Complex (CFPC®) of various proteins, such as collagen and fibronectin in the first half 2018.
- Advance development of FirstCover, a bioresorbable and bioactive skin dressing derived from progenitor skin fibroblasts to provide protection and accelerated healing for burns, trauma and plastic surgery, through regulatory approval as medical device and to market in 2020.
Concurrent with the capital raise, Elanix has signed a term sheet providing access to a financing facility with a leading istitutional investor of up to EUR 11 million over 3 years.
"This fundraising provides Elanix with the immediate capital to deliver on several product development milestones as well as sales and marketing activities. The launch of SKINrepair during the first half of 2018 is a key component of our commercialization strategy that will supplement the growing revenue stream provided by GYNrepair® and Cells as a Service. Development of FirstCover remains on track, with launch of the initial CE Marked version planned for 2020,” said Tomas J. Svoboda, CEO of Elanix Biotechnologies AG. “With the current market volatility, we decided to pursue a financing proposal from a U.S. based fund, which provides access to additional funds, to reach significant future milestones over the next three years.”
Elanix develops and commercializes tissue regeneration products for acute wound care, dermatological and gynecological applications, and provides services in cell technologies. The company was founded in 2012 as a spin-out from the University Hospital of Lausanne (CHUV), Switzerland, to commercialize a patented human progenitor cell technology. Progenitor cells are fully differentiated yet immunologically neutral cells that are very potent inducers of tissue growth and healing. Elanix owns GMP certified Master and Working human cell banks with vast quantities of cells.
Elanix has registered headquarters in Berlin, Germany, with offices in Wiesbaden, Germany and Nyon, Switzerland. It is listed in the Regulated Market on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange under the symbol ELN.F. For more information and updates, visit www.elanixbiotechnologies.com.
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