ATLANTA, June 18, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Inhibikase Therapeutics, Inc. (Nasdaq: IKT) (Inhibikase), a clinical-stage pharmaceutical company developing therapeutics to modify the course of Parkinson's disease and related disorders inside and outside of the brain, today announced the closing of its previously announced underwritten public offering of 15 million shares of its common stock at a price to the public of $3.00 per share. The gross proceeds to Inhibikase from the public offering, before deducting underwriting discounts and commissions and offering expenses payable by Inhibikase, were $45 million. Inhibikase has granted the underwriters a 45-day option to purchase up to an additional 2,250,000 shares of common stock, at the public offering price less discounts and commissions.
Inhibikase intends to use the net proceeds from the public offering, together with existing funds, to fund the costs of a Phase 1b extension study for IkT-148009 in Parkinson's patients and to validate target engagement markers in the central and peripheral nervous system; to fund production of IkT-148009 for Phase 1b and Phase 2 clinical studies and to fund a Phase 2 efficacy trial of IkT-148009 in Parkinson's patients. This funding will further support the clinical dose calibration study(ies) of IkT-001Pro in healthy subjects to support approval under the Section 505(b)(2) of the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act and to fund drug product production for IkT-001Pro. The balance will support general research and development activities, medicinal chemistry for additional molecules and IND-enabling studies, team building, and other general corporate activities.
ThinkEquity, a division of Fordham Financial Management, Inc., acted as sole book-running manager for the offering. JonesTrading Institutional Services LLC acted as the co-manager for the offering.
The offering was made pursuant to a registration statement on Form S-1 (File No. 333-257032) that was declared effective by the Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC") on June 15, 2021. A final prospectus related to the offering has been filed with the SEC and is available on the SEC's website, located at www.sec.gov. Copies of the final prospectus relating to this offering may be obtained from the offices of ThinkEquity, a division of Fordham Financial Management, Inc., 17 State Street, 22nd Floor, New York, New York 10004, by telephone at (877) 436-3673, or by email at [email protected].
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About Inhibikase (www.inhibikase.com)
Inhibikase Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: IKT) is a clinical-stage pharmaceutical company developing therapeutics for Parkinson's disease and related disorders. Inhibikase's multi-therapeutic pipeline focuses on neurodegeneration and its lead program for IkT-148009, an Abelson Tyrosine Kinase (c-Abl) inhibitor, intends to treat Parkinson's disease inside and outside the brain. Inhibikase is currently completing its Phase I, randomized single ascending dose and multiple ascending dose, study to determine the safety, tolerability and pharmacokinetics of IkT-148009 in older and healthy subjects. The Company is also advancing a novel drug delivery platform to treat certain forms of cancer at the same time as it is developing novel drugs for the treatment of neurodegenerative disease. Inhibikase is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia with offices in Boston, Massachusetts.
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