Frequency Therapeutics Announces $42 Million Private Placement
The Company plans to use the net proceeds from the private placement to further advance the clinical development of FX-322, its lead product candidate in Phase 2a development for sensorineural hearing loss, by gaining additional insights regarding the patient populations and severity of hearing loss that FX-322 may treat. The Company also plans to increase support for its remyelination program in multiple sclerosis, which it intends to move into the clinic in the second half of 2021, and new areas of research where there is potential to utilize the Company’s progenitor cell activation platform.
“We are very pleased with recent clinical advances demonstrating both delivery of FX-322 to the site of action within the cochlea and the durable hearing response seen in patients from our Phase 1/2 study. This additional investment will further support our ongoing FX-322 development efforts to bring a potential disease modifying therapeutic forward to the millions of individuals suffering from hearing loss, and apply our regenerative medicine platform to other serious degenerative diseases including our remyelination work in multiple sclerosis,” said
The offer and sale of the foregoing securities are being made in a transaction not involving a public offering and have not been registered under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the Securities Act), or applicable state securities laws, and will be sold in a private placement pursuant to Regulation D of the Securities Act. The securities being issued in the private placement may not be offered or sold in
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This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. All statements contained in this press release that do not relate to matters of historical fact should be considered forward-looking statements, including without limitation statements regarding the timing and completion of the private placement, the gross proceeds generated from the private placement, the expected use of proceeds from the private placement, the sufficiency of this financing to support ongoing development efforts, the ability of FX-322 to be a disease modifying therapeutic, and the ability of FX-322 to regenerate auditory hair cells and restore hearing function.
These forward-looking statements are based on management’s current expectations. These statements are neither promises nor guarantees, but involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other important factors that may cause actual results, performance or achievements to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements, including, but not limited to, the following: the Company has incurred and will continue to incur significant losses and is not and may never be profitable; the Company’s need for additional funding to complete development and commercialization of any product candidate; the Company’s dependence on the development of FX-322; the unproven approach of the PCA platform; the lengthy, expensive and uncertain process of clinical drug development and regulatory approval; limited experience successfully obtaining marketing approval for and commercializing product candidates; the results of earlier clinical trials not being indicative of the results from later clinical trials; differences between preliminary or interim data and final data; adverse events or undesirable side effects; disruptions at the FDA and other regulatory agencies; disruptions to the Company’s business and operations due to COVID-19; failure to identify additional product candidates; new or changed legislation; failure to maintain Fast Track designation for FX-322 and such designation failing to result in faster development or regulatory review or approval; costly and damaging litigation, including related to product liability or intellectual property or brought by stockholders; dependence on Astellas Pharma Inc. for the development and commercialization of FX-322 outside of
These and other important factors discussed under the caption “Risk factors” in the Company’s Form 10-Q filed with the