BURLINGTON, Mass., April 11, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Coronado Biosciences, Inc. (Nasdaq:CNDO), a biopharmaceutical company focused on the development of novel immunotherapy biologic agents for the treatment of autoimmune diseases and cancer, announced today that it has sold through its at-the-market program 1,000,000 shares of its common stock to Jennison Associates LLC (on behalf of fund clients) at yesterday's closing price of $10.12. MLV & Co., located in New York City, acted as the sales agent for the sale. The net proceeds to the Company from this at-the-market sale are approximately $9.9 million after deducting commissions.
The Company also announced that, in addition to the sale to Jennison Associates LLC, since March 13, 2013, it has sold an aggregate of 788,431 additional shares of its common stock under its at-the-market issuance program managed by MLV & Co. for net proceeds of approximately $7.6 million. The Company has sold an aggregate of 3,218,042 shares for net proceeds of approximately $28.0 million under its at-the-market program.
The Company intends to use net proceeds from its at-the-market offering for general corporate purposes, which may include research and development expenditures, clinical trial expenditures, manufacture and supply of product and working capital. Pending any specific application, the Company may initially invest funds in short-term marketable securities or savings accounts.
The offering was made pursuant to a registration statement that the Company previously filed with, and was declared effective by, the Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC"). This press release does not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy any securities of the Company, nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any state or jurisdiction in which such an offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state or jurisdiction.
About Coronado Biosciences
Coronado Biosciences is engaged in the development of novel immunotherapy biologic agents. The company's two principal pharmaceutical product candidates in clinical development are: TSO (Trichuris suis ova or CNDO-201), a biologic for the treatment of autoimmune diseases, such as Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis and multiple sclerosis; and CNDO-109, a biologic that activates natural killer (NK) cells, for the treatment of acute myeloid leukemia (AML), multiple myeloma and solid tumors. For more information, please visit www.coronadobiosciences.com.
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