SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Vaxart, Inc. (Nasdaq: VXRT), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on the development of oral recombinant vaccines based on its proprietary oral vaccine platform, today announced that it has entered into definitive agreements with certain institutional investors for the purchase and sale in a registered direct offering priced at-the-market of 1,200,000 shares of the Vaxart’s common stock, at a purchase price of $2.50 per share, for aggregate gross proceeds of $3 million. The offering is expected to close on or about March 20, 2019, subject to the satisfaction of customary closing conditions.
H.C. Wainwright & Co. is acting as exclusive placement agent for the offering.
The shares of common stock are being offered by Vaxart pursuant to a “shelf” registration statement previously filed with and declared effective by the Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC"). 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 prospectus supplement and the accompanying prospectus relating to the offering will be filed with the SEC. Copies of the prospectus supplement and the accompanying prospectus may be obtained, when available, from H.C. Wainwright & Co., LLC, 430 Park Avenue 3rd Floor, New York, NY 10022, or by calling (646) 975-6996 or by emailing email@example.com or at the SEC's website at http://www.sec.gov.
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.
Vaxart is a clinical-stage biotechnology company focused on developing oral recombinant protein vaccines based on its proprietary oral vaccine platform. Vaxart’s vaccines are designed to generate broad and durable immune responses that protect against a wide range of infectious diseases and may also be useful for the treatment of chronic viral infections and cancer. Vaxart’s vaccines are administered using a convenient room temperature-stable tablet, rather than by injection. Vaxart believes that tableted vaccines are easier to distribute and administer than injectable vaccines and have the potential to significantly increase vaccination rates. Vaxart’s development programs include oral tablet vaccines that are designed to protect against norovirus, seasonal influenza and respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), as well as a therapeutic vaccine for human papillomavirus (HPV).
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