Arena Pharmaceuticals Announces Full Exercise of Underwriters' Option to Purchase Additional Shares
Arena anticipates using the net proceeds from the offering for the clinical and preclinical development of drug candidates, including its planned Phase 3 clinical trial of ralinepag for the treatment of pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH), for general corporate purposes, including working capital and costs associated with manufacturing services, and for capital expenditures.
Citigroup, Leerink Partners, Cantor Fitzgerald & Co. and UBS Investment Bank acted as joint book-running managers for the offering. JMP Securities acted as a co-manager for the offering.
The shares of common stock described above were offered by Arena pursuant to a shelf registration statement filed by Arena with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) that became automatically effective on July 11, 2017. A final prospectus supplement and accompanying prospectus relating to the offering has been filed with the
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Arena Pharmaceuticals is a biopharmaceutical company focused on developing novel, small molecule drugs with optimized receptor pharmacology designed to deliver broad clinical utility across multiple therapeutic areas. Our proprietary pipeline includes potentially first- or best-in-class programs for which we own global commercial rights. Our three most advanced investigational clinical programs are ralinepag (APD811) which has completed a Phase 2 trial for pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH), etrasimod (APD334) in Phase 2 evaluation for multiple autoimmune indications including ulcerative colitis (UC), and APD371 in Phase 2 evaluation for the treatment of pain associated with Crohn's disease. In addition, Arena has collaborations with the following pharmaceutical companies: Eisai Co., Ltd. and Eisai Inc. (commercial stage), Axovant Sciences (Phase 2 candidate), and Boehringer Ingelheim International GmbH (preclinical candidate).
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