Stem Cell Therapeutics Corp.

Stem Cell Therapeutics Corp.

November 09, 2007 10:39 ET

Stem Cell Therapeutics Corp. Closes $12.075 Million Financing- Over-Allotment Option Exercised in Full

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - Nov. 9, 2007) -


Stem Cell Therapeutics Corp. (TSX VENTURE:SSS) ("SCT") has closed the previously announced bought deal financing with a syndicate of underwriters led by Dundee Securities Corporation (the "Underwriter") and including J.F. Mackie & Company Ltd., Fraser Mackenzie Ltd., Loewen, Ondaatje, McCutcheon Ltd. and Research Capital Corporation. Gross proceeds of $12.075 Million were raised, which includes the exercise in full of a 15% overallotment option, resulting in 34,500,000 Units (the "Units") being sold to the public pursuant to a short form prospectus. The Units were sold to the public at a price of $0.35 per Unit, with each Unit consisting of one common share of SCT and one-half of one common share purchase warrant. Each whole warrant is exercisable to acquire one additional common share of SCT at a price of $0.50 per share for 30 months.

SCT intends to use the net proceeds of the offering primarily to fully fund the clinical development of its Phase IIb stroke program. The balance will be allocated to fund other research and development programs, including traumatic brain injury and multiple sclerosis, and to meet working capital and current corporate needs.

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About NTx™-265: NTx™-265 is a therapeutic regimen of two approved and clinically well-defined drugs, human Chorionic Gonadotropin (hCG) and Erythropoietin (EPO), targeting the treatment of stroke. The objective of the regimen is to stimulate the growth and differentiation of new neurons to replace the brain cells that were lost or damaged by the stroke. Animal studies have shown a significant recovery in motor function after receiving the NTx™-265 regimen 24-48 hours post stroke. Similar results have been found in SCT's currently enrolling phase IIa safety trial, as announced on April 10, 2007. SCT plans to initiate a multi-centre, double-blind, placebo-controlled Phase IIb study for NTx™-265 with primary endpoints of efficacy by the end of this year.

About Stem Cell Therapeutics Corp.: Stem Cell Therapeutics Corp. is a Canadian public biotechnology company (TSX-V: SSS) focused on the development and commercialization of drug-based therapies to treat central nervous system diseases. SCT is a leader in the development of therapies that utilize drugs to stimulate a patient's own resident stem cells. The company's programs aim to repair neurological function lost due to disease or injury. The company's extensive patent portfolio of owned and licensed intellectual property supports the potential expansion into future clinical programs in numerous neurological diseases.

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