ROCKVILLE, Md., Sept. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Neuralstem, Inc. (NYSE MKT: CUR) announced today its intention, subject to market and other conditions, to commence a public offering of its common stock. Neuralstem intends to use the net proceeds from the offering for general corporate purposes, including research and development expenditures, working capital, capital expenditures, clinical trial expenditures and other general corporate purposes.
Aegis Capital Corp. is acting as the sole book-running manager for the offering.
The offering is being made pursuant to a shelf registration statement that Neuralstem filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") and is effective. A prospectus supplement relating to the offering will be filed with the SEC. When available, copies of the prospectus supplement and the accompanying prospectus relating to these securities may be obtained by contacting Aegis Capital Corp., Prospectus Department, 810 Seventh Avenue, 18th Floor, New York, NY, 10019, telephone: 212-813-1010 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Electronic copies of the prospectus supplement and accompanying prospectus will also be available on the website of the SEC at http://www.sec.gov.This press release does not constitute an offer to sell, or the solicitation of an offer to buy, these securities, nor will there be any sale of these securities in any state or other jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale is not permitted. About Neuralstem Neuralstem's patented technology enables the ability to produce neural stem cells of the human brain and spinal cord in commercial quantities, and the ability to control the differentiation of these cells constitutively into mature, physiologically relevant human neurons and glia. Neuralstem has recently completed an FDA-approved Phase I safety clinical trial for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), often referred to as Lou Gehrig's disease, and has been awarded orphan status designation by the FDA. In addition to ALS, the company is also targeting major central nervous system conditions with its NSI-566 cell therapy platform, including spinal cord injury, ischemic spastic paraplegia and chronic stroke. The company has submitted an IND (Investigational New Drug) application to the FDA for a Phase I safety trial in spinal cord injury.