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MISSISSAUGA, Ontario, March 20, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Profound Medical Corp. (TSXV:PRN) (“Profound” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce today that it has closed its previously announced bought deal financing for aggregate gross proceeds of $34.5 million (the “Offering”) including the exercise of the Underwriters’ (as defined below) over-allotment option. The Offering was conducted by a syndicate of underwriters led by Canaccord Genuity Corp. and including Paradigm Capital Inc., CIBC World Markets Inc., Beacon Securities Ltd., Echelon Wealth Partners Inc., and Mackie Research Capital Corporation (collectively, the “Underwriters”).
The Offering was made by way of a short form prospectus in all provinces of Canada and on a private placement basis in the United States pursuant to exemptions from the registration requirements of the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended.
The net proceeds of the Offering are expected to be used for the following purposes: (i) to advance Profound’s clinical trials surrounding its TACT Pivotal Clinical Trial; (ii) for ongoing expansion of infrastructure to execute on global sales and marketing plans with respect to Profound’s TULSA-PRO® and Sonavelle® systems; (iii) to support ongoing research and development and continue to invest in additional research and development and acquisitions in order to expand the applications of Profound’s current and future platform; and (iv) for general corporate purposes.
About Profound Medical Corp.
The Profound Medical team is committed to creating the powerful combination of real-time MR-guidance as the imaging platform and ultrasound as the energy source for delivering non-invasive ablative tools to clinicians. These key technology pillars, linked with intelligent software and robotics, have the potential to fulfill unmet needs of patients and clinicians in many anatomies and disease states, including prostate cancer, uterine fibroids, and bone metastases. Our mission is to profoundly change the standard of care by creating a tomorrow where clinicians can confidently ablate tissue with precision; a tomorrow where patients have access to safe and effective treatment options, so they can quickly return to their daily lives.
Profound Medical is commercializing a novel technology, TULSA-PRO®, which combines real-time Magnetic Resonance Imaging with transurethral, robotically-driven therapeutic ultrasound and closed-loop thermal feedback control that is designed to provide precise ablation of the prostate while simultaneously protecting critical surrounding anatomy from potential side effects. TULSA-PRO® is CE marked and Profound Medical is currently conducting a pilot commercial launch of the technology in key European and other CE mark jurisdictions. The Company is also sponsoring a multicenter, prospective FDA-registered clinical trial, TACT, which, if successful, is expected to support its application to the FDA for clearance to market TULSA-PRO® in the United States.
Profound Medical is also commercializing Sonalleve®, an innovative therapeutic platform that combines real-time MR imaging and thermometry with thermal ultrasound to enable precise and incision-free ablation of diseased tissue. Sonalleve® is CE marked for the treatment of uterine fibroids and palliative pain treatment of bone metastases. The Company is also in the early stages of exploring additional potential treatment markets for Sonalleve®, such as non-invasive ablation of abdominal cancers and hyperthermia for cancer therapy, where the technology has been shown to have clinical application.
Forward Looking Statements
This release includes forward-looking statements regarding Profound and its business which may include, but is not limited to, statements with respect to the use of the proceeds and the expectations regarding the efficacy of Profound’s technology in the treatment of prostate cancer, uterine fibroids and palliative pain treatment. Often, but not always, forward-looking statements can be identified by the use of words such as "plans", "is expected", "expects", "scheduled", "intends", "contemplates", "anticipates", "believes", "proposes" or variations (including negative variations) of such words and phrases, or state that certain actions, events or results "may", "could", "would", "might" or "will" be taken, occur or be achieved. Such statements are based on the current expectations of the management of Profound. The forward-looking events and circumstances discussed in this release, may not occur by certain specified dates or at all and could differ materially as a result of known and unknown risk factors and uncertainties affecting the Company, including, without limitation, risks regarding the pharmaceutical industry, economic factors, the equity markets generally and risks associated with growth and competition. Although Profound has attempted to identify important factors that could cause actual actions, events or results to differ materially from those described in forward-looking statements, there may be other factors that cause actions, events or results to differ from those anticipated, estimated or intended. No forward-looking statement can be guaranteed. Except as required by applicable securities laws, forward-looking statements speak only as of the date on which they are made and Profound undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise, other than as required by law.
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Interim VP Finance