Co-Diagnostics Announces $4.2 Million Registered Direct Offering Priced At-the-Market
Co-Diagnostics, Inc. (Nasdaq: CODX), a molecular diagnostics company with a unique, patented platform for the development of molecular diagnostic tests, today announced that it has entered into definitive agreements with institutional investors for the purchase of 470,000 shares of its common stock, at a purchase price of $9.00 per share, in a registered direct offering priced at-the-marked under the Nasdaq rules. The closing of the offering is expected to occur on or about March 2, 2020, subject to the satisfaction of customary closing conditions.
H.C. Wainwright & Co. is acting as the exclusive lead placement agent for the offering. Maxim Group LLC is acting as co-placement agent.
The gross proceeds to the Company, before deducting placement agent fees and other offering expenses, are expected to be approximately $4.2 million. Co-Diagnostics intends to use the net proceeds from this offering for acquisition of PCR (polymerase chain reaction) equipment and raw materials to be used in connection with sale of tests used to diagnose infectious disease, including strains and mutations of coronavirus, as well as research and development costs associated with test development for additional pathogens and test menu expansion, and for working capital and other general corporate purposes.
The shares of common stock are being offered by Co-Diagnostics pursuant to a "shelf" registration statement on Form S-3 that was originally filed on August 14, 2018 and declared effective by the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") on September 7, 2018, and the base prospectus contained therein (File No. 333-226835). The offering of the shares of common stock will be made only by means of a prospectus supplement that forms a part of the registration statement.
A final prospectus supplement and accompanying base prospectus relating to the shares of common stock being offered will be filed with the SEC. Electronic copies of the final prospectus supplement and accompanying base prospectus may be obtained, when available, on the SEC’s website at http://www.sec.gov or by contacting H.C. Wainwright & Co., LLC at 430 Park Avenue, 3rd Floor, New York, NY 10022, by phone at 646-975-6996 or e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell, or the solicitation of an offer to buy any of the securities described herein, nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any state or jurisdiction in which such an offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state or jurisdiction.
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