MALVERN, Pa., May 24, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Ocugen, Inc. (Nasdaq: OCGN), a biotechnology company focused on discovering, developing, and commercializing novel gene and cell therapies, biologics, and vaccines, today announced the pricing of its underwritten public offering of 30,000,000 shares of its common stock for gross proceeds of $16.5 million, before deducting the underwriting discounts and commissions and other estimated offering expenses payable by Ocugen. The offering is expected to close on or about May 26, 2023, subject to customary closing conditions. In addition, Ocugen has granted to the underwriter a 30-day option to purchase up to 4,500,000 additional shares of its common stock.
Ocugen intends to use the net proceeds from the offering for general corporate purposes, capital expenditures, working capital, and general and administrative expenses.
Cantor Fitzgerald & Co. is acting as the sole book-running manager for the offering.
The underwriter may offer the shares from time to time for sale in one or more transactions on the Nasdaq Capital Market, in the over-the-counter market, through negotiated transactions or otherwise at market prices prevailing at the time of sale, at prices related to prevailing market prices or at negotiated prices.
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 or jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of such state or jurisdiction.
About Ocugen, Inc.
Ocugen, Inc. is a biotechnology company focused on discovering, developing, and commercializing novel gene and cell therapies and vaccines that improve health and offer hope for patients across the globe. We are making an impact on patient’s lives through courageous innovation—forging new scientific paths that harness our unique intellectual and human capital. Our breakthrough modifier gene therapy platform has the potential to treat multiple retinal diseases with a single product, and we are advancing research in infectious diseases to support public health and orthopedic diseases to address unmet medical needs.