SEATTLE, May 23, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- PhaseRx, Inc. (NASDAQ: PZRX), a biotechnology company focused on developing mRNA therapeutics to treat orphan liver diseases, today announced the closing of its initial public offering of 3,700,000 shares of common stock at a public offering price of $5.00 per share, resulting in aggregate gross proceeds of $18.5 million, before underwriting discounts and commissions and offering related expenses. In addition, PhaseRx has granted the underwriters a 30-day option to purchase up to an additional 555,000 shares of common stock at the initial public offering price to cover over-allotments, if any. The company's common stock began trading on the NASDAQ Capital Market on May 18, 2016 under the symbol "PZRX."
Laidlaw & Company (UK) Ltd. and Roth Capital Partners are acting as joint book-running managers for the offering.
A registration statement relating to these securities was declared effective by the Securities and Exchange Commission on May 17, 2016. The offering will be made only by means of a prospectus. A copy of the final prospectus related to the offering may be obtained from the offices of Laidlaw & Company (UK) Ltd., Attention: Syndicate Department, 546 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10036, by telephone at (212) 953-4900 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or from Roth Capital Partners, LLC, 888 San Clemente Drive, Newport Beach, CA 92660, Attn: Equity Capital Markets, by phone at (800) 678-9147 or by email at email@example.com.
This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy, 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 such state or jurisdiction.
PhaseRx is a preclinical biopharmaceutical company developing a portfolio of orphan drug products for the treatment of inherited enzyme deficiencies in the liver using intracellular enzyme replacement therapy (i-ERT). The Company's i-ERT approach is enabled by its proprietary Hybrid mRNA TechnologyTM platform. PhaseRx is headquartered in Seattle, Wash.
Robert H. Uhl
Westwicke Partners, LLC
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