TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - March 18, 2011) - Novadaq® Technologies Inc. (TSX:NDQ), a developer of real-time medical imaging systems for use in the operating room, announced today that it has entered into subscription agreements pursuant to which it will raise approximately $15,000,000 though private placements of units. Each unit consists of one common share and 0.45 of a warrant. Each warrant has a five-year term and is exercisable for one common share at an exercise price of $3.18. Each unit will be priced at $3.17 per unit. In this release all dollar amounts are expressed in Canadian Dollars.
Proceeds from this offering will be used to further drive adoption and commercialization of the SPY® imaging technology to improve clinical outcomes of complex surgeries including breast reconstruction, gastrointestinal surgeries and other cancer surgeries; and for general corporate purposes.
This news release does not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy any securities. The securities referred to above have not been and will not be registered under the United States' Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the "U.S. Securities Act") or any state securities laws and may not be offered or sold within the United States or to U.S. persons unless registered under the U.S. Securities Act and applicable state securities laws or an exemption from such registration is available.
Stifel Nicolaus Weisel acted as the lead Placement Agent and Needham & Company, LLC acted as co-placement agent.
About Novadaq Technologies Inc.
Novadaq Technologies develops and markets real-time fluorescence imaging technologies for use in the operating room. The Company's primary core technology platform, SPY Imaging, provides clinically relevant, anatomic and physiologic images during a wide variety of complex open and minimally invasive surgical ("MIS") procedures. SPY empowers surgeons treating life-threatening illnesses such as breast, colon and other cancers and cardiovascular disease to more effectively treat vascular blockages and assess tissue perfusion. More than 40 peer-reviewed publications demonstrate that SPY Imaging leads to fewer post-operative complications and reduced hospital costs. The SPY Imaging System is cleared by the United States Food and Drug Administration ("FDA") for real-time use during open surgical procedures and the endoscopic implementation of SPY Imaging ("SPY Scope") is FDA cleared for real-time use in MIS. The endoscopic SPY System combines all of the capabilities of SPY Imaging with state-of-the-art high definition ("HD") white light visualization offered by conventional endoscopes. The Company's key markets include plastic reconstructive, gastrointestinal, cardiac and general surgery. To realize the full potential of its SPY Imaging technology platform, Novadaq explores technology alliances. Novadaq announced its first alliance with Intuitive, in January 2009, to integrate SPY Imaging into the 3-D HD imaging capabilities of the da Vinci® Surgical Robotic System. The integrated system received FDA 510(k) clearance to market in February 2011. In addition, Novadaq entered into an exclusive, North American sales and marketing alliance with LifeCell Corporation ("LifeCell") in plastic and reconstructive, gastrointestinal and head and neck surgery in September 2010. Novadaq announced in February 2011 that it has acquired all of the assets of the TMR business from PLC Medical. For more information, please visit the Company's website at http://www.novadaq.com.
Forward Looking Statements
Certain statements included in this press release may be considered forward-looking. Such statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause actual results, performance or achievements to be materially different from those implied by such statements, and therefore these statements should not be read as guarantees of future performance or results. All forward-looking statements are based on Novadaq's current beliefs as well as assumptions made by and information currently available to Novadaq and relate to, among other things, results of future clinical tests of PINPOINT, SPY scope and the SPY Imaging System, anticipated financial performance, business prospects, strategies, regulatory developments, market acceptance and future commitments.
Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date of this press release. Due to risks and uncertainties, including the risks and uncertainties identified by Novadaq in its public securities filings actual events may differ materially from current expectations. Novadaq disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.