NEW HAVEN, Conn., Feb. 13, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — BioXcel Therapeutics, Inc. (Nasdaq: BTAI), a biopharmaceutical company utilizing artificial intelligence to develop transformative medicines in neuroscience and immuno-oncology, today announced that it has terminated its proposed public offering of $60.0 million of shares of its common stock or, in lieu of common stock to certain investors, pre-funded warrants to purchase shares of its common stock, previously announced on February 8, 2024. As a result of such termination, no securities of the Company are being sold pursuant to the offering.
The termination results from an assessment by the Company’s management that current market conditions are not conducive for an offering on terms that would be in the best interests of the Company’s stockholders. In addition, the Company intends to focus on its upcoming meeting with the FDA on February 20, 2024 for its Phase 3 TRANQUILITY At Home trial. The trial will evaluate BXCL501 as a potential acute treatment of agitation associated with dementia due to probable Alzheimer’s disease in the at-home setting. The data readout from this trial is expected in Q1 2025.
The offering was being made by the Company pursuant to a shelf registration statement on Form S-3 that was previously filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) on November 2, 2023 and which became effective on November 13, 2023 and a preliminary prospectus supplement filed with the SEC on February 8, 2024.