Cyclo Therapeutics, Inc. (Nasdaq: CYTH) (“Cyclo Therapeutics” or the “Company”), a clinical stage biotechnology company dedicated to developing life-changing medicines through science and innovation for patients and families living with diseases, today announced that it has closed a private placement of its securities with Rafael Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:RFL) (“Rafael”) for the purchase of 2,514,970 shares of common stock and warrants to purchase an additional 2,514,970 shares of common stock. The purchase price for one share of common stock and a warrant to purchase one share of common stock was $0.835. The warrants have an exercise price of $0.71 and have a term of seven years. The gross proceeds of the private placement were $2.1 million. In connection with the private placement, the Company agreed to nominate William Conkling, Rafael’s Chief Executive Officer, to the Board of Directors of Cyclo Therapeutics.
Cyclo Therapeutics intends to use the net proceeds from the financing for working capital and general corporate purposes, including the support of its Trappsol® Cyclo™ development programs.
N. Scott Fine, CEO of Cyclo Therapeutics, commented, “This strategic investment from Rafael supports advancing our ongoing pivotal Phase 3 study, TransportNPC™, with Trappsol® Cyclo™, towards our goal of developing a much-needed treatment option for patients with Niemann-Pick Disease Type C, where there remains significant unmet need.”
William Conkling, Chief Executive Officer of Rafael commented, “We are pleased to make this strategic investment in Cyclo Therapeutics in support of a Phase 3 registrational clinical trial which has the potential to benefit patients in an indication with few effective treatment options. If successful, we believe this investment could generate meaningful value for our shareholders.”
The securities described above were offered by Cyclo Therapeutics in a private placement under Section 4(a)(2) of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Act”) and/or Regulation D promulgated thereunder, and such securities have not been registered under the Act or applicable state securities laws. Accordingly, such securities may not be offered or sold in the United States except pursuant to an effective registration statement or an applicable exemption from the registration requirements of the Act and such applicable state securities laws. The securities were issued by the Company directly to Rafael without the services of a placement agent or other intermediary.
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 in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to the registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state or other jurisdiction.
About Rafael Holdings, Inc.
Rafael Holdings is a holding company with interests in clinical and early-stage pharmaceutical and other companies, including an investment in Cornerstone Pharmaceuticals, Inc., formerly known as Rafael Pharmaceuticals Inc., a cancer metabolism-based therapeutics company. The Company's primary focus has been to invest in, fund, and develop novel cancer therapies. We seek to expand our portfolio through strategic opportunistic investments and or acquisitions within and outside the pharmaceutical and biotech sectors.
About Cyclo Therapeutics
Cyclo Therapeutics, Inc. is a clinical-stage biotechnology company dedicated to developing life-changing medicines through science and innovation for patients and families living with disease. The Company’s Trappsol® Cyclo™, an orphan drug designated product in the United States and Europe, is the subject of four formal clinical trials for Niemann-Pick Disease Type C, a rare and fatal genetic disease, (www.ClinicalTrials.gov NCT02939547, NCT02912793, NCT03893071 and NCT04860960). The Company is conducting a Phase 2b clinical trial using Trappsol® Cyclo™ intravenously in early Alzheimer’s disease (NCT05607615) based on encouraging data from an Expanded Access program for Alzheimer’s disease (NCT03624842). Additional indications for the active ingredient in Trappsol® Cyclo™ are in development. For additional information, visit the Company’s website: www.cyclotherapeutics.com.
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