Can-Fite BioPharma (NYSE American: CANF), a biotechnology company with a pipeline of proprietary small molecule drugs that bind specifically to the A3 adenosine receptor (A3AR), addressing cancer, liver and inflammatory diseases, announced an agreement by several accredited investors to exercise certain warrants to purchase up to an aggregate of 22,278,540 ordinary shares represented by 742,618 American Depositary Shares (ADSs) having exercise prices ranging from $12.90 to $78.75 per ADS issued by Can-Fite in September 2015, October 2015, March 2018, January 2019 and April 2019, at a reduced exercise price of $3.25 per ADSs.
Why It Matters: The gross proceeds to Can-Fite from the exercise of the warrants are expected to be approximately $2.4 million, prior to deducting placement agent fees and estimated offering expenses. Can-Fite intends to use the net proceeds from the offering for working capital including for the progression of its Phase III psoriasis and the rheumatoid arthritis studies and the preparatory work for the Phase III liver cancer study as well as other general corporate purposes.
The Backstory: Can-Fite is an advanced clinical stage drug development Company with a platform technology that is designed to address multi-billion-dollar markets in the treatment of cancer, inflammatory disease and sexual dysfunction. The Company's lead drug candidate, Piclidenoson, is currently in Phase III trials for rheumatoid arthritis and psoriasis. Can-Fite's liver cancer drug, Namodenoson, recently completed a Phase II trial for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), the most common form of liver cancer, and is in a Phase II trial for the treatment of non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH). Namodenoson has been granted Orphan Drug Designation in the U.S. and Europe and Fast Track Designation as a second line treatment for HCC by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Namodenoson has also shown proof of concept to potentially treat other cancers including colon, prostate, and melanoma. CF602, the Company's third drug candidate, has shown efficacy in the treatment of erectile dysfunction in preclinical studies and the Company is investigating additional compounds, targeting A3AR, for the treatment of sexual dysfunction. These drugs have an excellent safety profile with experience in over 1,000 patients in clinical studies to date.
Can-Fite Biopharma (CANF) is a client of RedChip Companies, Inc. CANF agreed to pay RedChip Companies, Inc. a cash fee of $5,000 monthly, beginning in August 2019, and 16,500 shares of CANF Rule 144 stock for 6 months of RedChip investor awareness services and consulting services.
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