SAN DIEGO, CA--(Marketwire - November 02, 2012) - Lpath, Inc. (NASDAQ: LPTN), the industry leader in bioactive lipid-targeted therapeutics, announced that it has filed a shelf registration statement on Form S-3 with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC"). The registration statement is intended to provide the Company with flexibility to access the public capital markets in order to respond to business opportunities. Although the registration statement relating to these securities has been filed with the SEC, it has not yet become effective.
At the present time, Lpath has no specific plans to issue securities under the registration statement. If and when the registration statement is declared effective by the SEC, Lpath will be able to offer and sell, from time to time, up to $20 million of securities consisting of its Class A common stock, warrants and units, or any combination thereof.
Following the effectiveness of the shelf registration statement, Lpath may periodically offer one or more of the registered securities in amounts, at prices, and on terms to be announced when, and if, the securities are offered. The terms of any securities offered under the registration statement, and the intended use of the net proceeds resulting therefrom, will be established at the times of the offerings and will be described in prospectus supplements filed with the SEC at the times of the offerings.
These securities may not be sold, nor may offers to buy be accepted, prior to the time the registration statement becomes effective. This press release is not an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy, nor shall there be any sale of securities in any state or jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state or jurisdiction. Any offering of the securities covered by the shelf registration statement will only be by means of a prospectus and an accompanying prospectus supplement.
San Diego-based Lpath, Inc., a therapeutic antibody company, is the category leader in lipid-targeted therapeutics, an emerging field of medicine that targets bioactive signaling lipids for treating a wide range of human disease. Lpath's ImmuneY2™ drug-discovery engine has the unique ability to generate therapeutic antibodies that bind to and inhibit bioactive lipids that contribute to disease. The company has developed three drug candidates: iSONEP™ is currently in a Phase 2 trial for wet AMD; ASONEP™ will soon begin a Phase 2 trial in Renal Cell Carcinoma patients; and Lpathomab is a preclinical drug candidate that holds promise in pain, neurotrauma, and other diseases.
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