MONMOUTH JUNCTION, N.J., Jan. 14, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- CytoSorbents Corporation (NASDAQ: CTSO) today announced the closing of a $10.3 million underwritten public offering of 1,250,000 shares of common stock at a price of $8.25 per share to the public. The net proceeds to CytoSorbents from this offering were approximately $9.48 million, after deducting underwriting discounts and commissions and other offering expenses payable by CytoSorbents (including final legal fees). Except for the warrants issued as part of the underwriters' fee, no warrants were issued to investors.
Brean Capital, LLC and H.C. Wainwright & Co., LLC acted as joint book-running managers for the offering. Merriman Capital, Inc., MLV & Co., and WBB Securities, LLC acted as co-managers of the offering.
Dr. Phillip Chan, Chief Executive Officer of CytoSorbents stated, "We are pleased to have completed this $10.3 million financing that was priced at a modest discount to the closing share price and done without warrant coverage. The net proceeds of this round of financing will be used to fund our long-term growth strategy that includes increasing sales of CytoSorb®, funding clinical studies including our planned U.S. Cardiac Surgery trial, and expanding our manufacturing capacity to meet anticipated demand."
A registration statement on Form S-1 relating to the public offering of the shares of common stock described above was filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC") and was declared effective on January 8, 2015. A final prospectus related to the offering has been filed with the SEC and is available on the SEC's website at www.sec.gov. Copies of the final prospectus and accompanying prospectus may also be obtained from Brean Capital, LLC Attention: Equity Syndicate, by telephone at (212) 702-6536 or by email at [email protected].
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About CytoSorbents Corporation
CytoSorbents Corporation is a critical care focused immunotherapy company using blood purification to control severe inflammation -- with the goal of preventing or treating multiple organ failure in life-threatening illnesses. Organ failure is the cause of nearly half of all deaths in the intensive care unit, with little to improve clinical outcome. CytoSorb®, the Company's flagship product, is approved in the European Union and marketed in 28 countries around the world, as a safe and effective extracorporeal cytokine adsorber, designed to reduce the "cytokine storm" that could otherwise cause massive inflammation, organ failure and death in common critical illnesses such as sepsis, burn injury, trauma, lung injury, and pancreatitis. These are conditions where the risk of death is extremely high, yet no effective treatments exist. CytoSorb® is also being used during and after cardiac surgery to remove inflammatory mediators, such as cytokines and free hemoglobin, which can lead to post-operative complications, including multiple organ failure.
CytoSorbents' purification technologies are based on biocompatible, highly porous polymer beads that can actively remove toxic substances from blood and other bodily fluids by pore capture and surface adsorption. CytoSorbents has numerous products under development based upon this unique blood purification technology, protected by 32 issued US patents and multiple applications pending, including HemoDefend™, ContrastSorb, DrugSorb, and others. Additional information is available for download on the Company's website: http://www.cytosorbents.com/.
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