pSivida Corp. (Nasdaq: PSDV), a specialty pharmaceutical company that is a leader in developing sustained release drugs for the treatment of back-of-the-eye diseases, today announced that it intends to offer and sell shares of its common stock in a proposed underwritten public offering. All of the shares will be sold by pSivida. The offering is subject to market and other conditions, and there can be no assurance as to whether or when the offering may be completed, or as to the actual size or terms of the offering.
Ladenburg Thalmann & Co. Inc. is acting as the sole book-running manager of the offering and MLV & Co. LLC is acting as co-manager for the offering.
The securities described above are being offered by pSivida pursuant to a registration statement on Form S-3 previously filed and declared effective by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). A preliminary prospectus supplement relating to the offering has been filed with the SEC. The offering may be made only by means of the preliminary prospectus supplement and the prospectus relating to the proposed offering, copies of which may be obtained, when available, from Ladenburg Thalmann & Co. Inc., 58 South Service Road, Suite 160, Melville, New York 11747, Attention: George Mangione, (631) 270-1611 or GMangione@ladenburg.com.
This press release does not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy the securities in the offering, nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any jurisdiction in which an offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of such jurisdiction.About pSivida Corp. pSivida Corp., headquartered in Watertown, Massachusetts, develops tiny, sustained release, drugs designed to be released at a controlled and steady rate for months or years. pSivida is currently focused on treatment of chronic diseases of the back of the eye utilizing its core technology systems, Durasert™ and BioSilicon™. The injectable, sustained release micro-insert ILUVIEN® for the treatment of chronic Diabetic Macular Edema (DME), licensed to Alimera Sciences, Inc., has received marketing authorization in Austria, France, Germany, Portugal, the U.K. and Spain and is awaiting authorization in Italy. ILUVIEN for DME has not been approved in the US. pSivida has commenced the first of two planned pivotal Phase III clinical trials for the treatment of posterior uveitis with the same micro-insert as ILUVIEN for DME. An investigator-sponsored clinical trial is ongoing for an injectable, bioerodible micro-insert to treat glaucoma and ocular hypertension. pSivida’s FDA-approved product, Retisert®, for the treatment of posterior uveitis, is licensed to Bausch & Lomb. Other technologies under development by pSivida include protein and antibody delivery systems in early clinical stages.