Cellectar Biosciences (NASDAQ: CLRB), a late-stage clinical biopharmaceutical company focused on the discovery, development and commercialization of drugs for the treatment of cancer, has completed an underwritten public offering and concurrent private placement. According to the update, Cellectar sold 18,148,136 shares of its common stock as part of the underwritten public offering. Each of the shares were sold at the public offering price of $1.35, resulting in approximately $24.5 million in gross proceeds. In addition, Cellectar Biosciences secured approximately $20.5 million in gross proceeds from the concurrent private placement, with the offering led by healthcare-focused institutional investors. Roth Capital Partners (“ROTH”) acted as co-manager for the underwritten public offering and co-placement agent for the concurrent private placement.
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About Cellectar Biosciences Inc.
Cellectar Biosciences is focused on the discovery, development and commercialization of drugs for the treatment of cancer. The company is developing proprietary drugs independently and through research and development collaborations. The company’s core objective is to leverage its proprietary Phospholipid Drug Conjugate(TM) (“PDC”) delivery platform to develop PDCs that specifically target cancer cells, delivering improved efficacy and better safety as a result of fewer off-target effects. The company’s PDC platform possesses the potential for the discovery and development of the next-generation of cancer-targeting treatments, and it plans to develop PDCs independently and through research and development collaborations.
The company’s lead PDC therapeutic, CLR 131, is currently in two clinical studies. The CLOVER-1 Phase 2 study and the Phase 1 pediatric safety study. The CLOVER-1 study met the primary efficacy endpoints from the Part A dose-exploration portion, conducted in r/r B-cell malignancies, and is now enrolling in expansion cohorts evaluating in triple class refractory multiple myeloma and BTK inhibitor failed Waldenstrom’s macroglobulinemia patients. The dosing regimen is designed to provide the optimal dose identified in Part A of >60 mCi total body dose. The data from the Part A portion were announced on Feb. 19, 2020.
The Phase 1 pediatric study is an open-label, sequential-group, dose-escalation study to evaluate the safety and tolerability of CLR 131 in children and adolescents with relapsed or refractory cancers, including malignant brain tumors, neuroblastoma, sarcomas, and lymphomas (including Hodgkin’s lymphoma). The Phase 1 study is being conducted internationally at seven leading pediatric cancer centers.
The company’s product pipeline includes one preclinical PDC chemotherapeutic program (“CLR 1900”) and multiple partnered PDC assets. For more information, please visit www.Cellectar.com.
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