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Paradigm Biopharmaceuticals completes $35 million capital raising

Paradigm Biopharmaceuticals Ltd (ASX:PAR) has placed A$35 million in shares to leading Australian and international institutional and sophisticated investors with bids received exceeding the size of the placement.

The placement was priced at $1.30 per share, which represents a 23.1% discount to Paradigms last trading price of $1.69 per share.

Proceeds will be applied to costs of the second Phase 3 osteoarthritis (OA) clinical trial and leaves Paradigm fully-funded through to completion of this trial for which readout is expected to take place in late 2022.

"Endorsement" of PAR

Paradigm chief executive officer Paul Rennie said the receipt of firm commitments for the placement indicated the growing confidence in Zilosul in the treatment of OA along with Paradigms pathway to regulatory approval and commercialisation.

He said: “The strong support shown by leading institutional investors both domestic and international, is a huge endorsement of the company and its aim of developing and commercialising safe and effective treatment for sufferers of osteoarthritis.”

Completion of the placement is expected to occur on or around Wednesday, April 15, 2020.

Rennie said: “The proceeds from the placement will ensure the company is fully-funded through the completion of the Phase 3 trial and ensure we can be singularly focused on executing the trial and delivering outcomes for patients in this very lRead More – Source