PRINCETON, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Advaxis, Inc. (Nasdaq: ADXS) (the “Company”), a clinical-stage biotechnology company focused on the discovery, development and commercialization of immunotherapy products, today announced the closing of its previously announced underwritten public offering of (i) 10,650,000 shares of common stock together with common stock warrants (the “common warrants”) to purchase 7,987,500 shares of common stock and (ii) 13,656,000 pre-funded warrants, with each pre-funded warrant exercisable for one share of common stock, together with common warrants to purchase 10,242,000 shares of common stock, which included the exercise in full of the over-allotment option to purchase additional shares of common stock and warrants.
The gross offering proceeds to the Company from the offering, before deducting the underwriting discounts and commissions and other estimated offering expenses, and excluding the exercise of any warrants, are expected to be approximately $17 million.
The Company intends to use the net proceeds from this offering to fund its continued research and development initiatives in connection with its product pipeline including, but not limited to (i) investment in its ADXS- HOT program in both monotherapy and combination therapy and new cancer types, (ii) investment in ongoing clinical research in ADXS-NEO and ADXS-PSA, in combination therapy; and (iii) general corporate purposes.
A.G.P./Alliance Global Partners acted as sole book-running manager for the offering.
A registration statement on Form S-1 (No. 333-232526) relating to the offering was filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) and was declared effective on July 22, 2019. The offering was made only by means of a prospectus. The final prospectus relating to the offering was filed with the SEC on July 24, 2019. Copies of the final prospectus may be obtained by contacting A.G.P./Alliance Global Partners, 590 Madison Avenue, 36th Floor, New York, NY 10022 or via telephone at 212-624-2060 or email: email@example.com.
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Advaxis is a clinical-stage biotechnology company focused on the discovery, development and commercialization of proprietary Lm-based antigen delivery products. These immunotherapies are based on a platform technology that utilizes live attenuated Listeria monocytogenes (Lm) bioengineered to secrete antigen/adjuvant fusion proteins. These Lm-based strains are believed to be a significant advancement in immunotherapy as they integrate multiple functions into a single immunotherapy and are designed to access and direct antigen presenting cells to stimulate anti-tumor T cell immunity, activate the immune system with the equivalent of multiple adjuvants, and simultaneously reduce tumor protection in the tumor microenvironment to enable T cells to eliminate tumors. Advaxis has four programs in various stages of clinical development: ADXS-HPV for cervical cancer and head and neck cancer; ADXS-NEO, a personalized neoantigen-directed therapy for multiple cancers; ADXS-503 for non-small cell lung cancer, from its ADXS-HOT off-the-shelf neoantigen-directed program; and ADXS-PSA for prostate cancer.
This press release contains forward-looking statements that are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. Forward-looking statements are any statements that express the current beliefs and expectations of management, including but not limited to statements related to the expected use of proceeds from the proposed offering. These and other risks are discussed in the Company’s filings with the SEC, including, without limitation, its Annual Report on Form 10-K, filed on January 11, 2019, and its periodic reports on Form 10-Q and Form 8-K, as well as the risks identified in the registration statement and the preliminary prospectus supplement relating to the offering. Any statements contained herein that do not describe historical facts are forward-looking statements that are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results, performance and achievements to differ materially from those discussed in such forward-looking statements. The Company cautions readers not to place undue reliance on any forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date they were made. The Company undertakes no obligation to update or revise forward-looking statements, except as otherwise required by law, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.