JERUSALEM, Aug. 07, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Intec Pharma Ltd. (NASDAQ: NTEC) (“Intec” or “the Company”), today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement with Aspire Capital Fund (“Aspire”) for the purchase and sale, in a registered direct offering, of 7,125,000 of the Company’s ordinary shares at a purchase price of $0.3511 per share, and pre-funded warrants to purchase 7,125,000 of the Company’s ordinary shares at a purchase price of $0.3411 per warrant, which represents the per warrant offering price less the $0.01 per share exercise price for each such warrant. The offering is expected to close on or about August 10, 2020, subject to satisfaction of customary closing conditions.
The gross proceeds to Intec from this offering are expected to be approximately $4.9 million, before deducting a commitment fee payable to Aspire of $250,000 and other offering expenses. The Company intends to use the net proceeds from the offering to fund its research and development activities and for working capital and general corporate purposes.
The ordinary shares, the pre-funded warrants and the ordinary shares underlying the pre-funded warrants are being offered by Intec pursuant to a “shelf” registration statement on Form S-3 (File No. 333-230016) previously filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) on March 1, 2019 and declared effective by the SEC on March 28, 2019. The offering of the securities will be made only by means of a prospectus, including a prospectus supplement, forming a part of the effective registration statement. A final prospectus supplement and accompanying prospectus relating to the ordinary shares being offered will be filed with the SEC.
This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell, or the solicitation of an offer to buy, any of the securities described herein, 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 Intec Pharma Ltd.
Intec Pharma is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on developing drugs based on its proprietary Accordion Pill platform technology. The Company’s Accordion Pill is an oral drug delivery system that is designed to improve the efficacy and safety of existing drugs and drugs in development by utilizing an efficient gastric retention and specific release mechanism. The Company’s product pipeline includes two product candidates in clinical trial stages: Accordion Pill Carbidopa/Levodopa, or AP-CD/LD, which is in late-stage Phase 3 development for the treatment of Parkinson’s disease symptoms in advanced Parkinson’s disease patients, and AP-cannabinoids, an Accordion Pill to deliver either or both of the primary cannabinoids contained in Cannabis sativa, cannabidiol (CBD) and tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) for various pain indications. In addition, the Company has a research collaboration with Merck & Co.
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