BALTIMORE, April 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Cerecor Inc., a biopharmaceutical company focused on the discovery, development and commercialization of prescription pharmaceuticals whose primary activity is in the human nervous system, announced today that it has raised over US$22 million in an overallotment of its January 2012 Series A preferred stock financing. The offering, which was placed with accredited investors including members of Cerecor's Board of Directors, significantly exceeded the offering maximum of US$15 million. Maxim Group, LLC of New York, NY acted as placement agent in connection with the offering. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120404/PH82224LOGO ) "The completion of this financing is an important step in bringing our lead product, FP01 for the treatment of chronic and acute cough, to the market and to support our early preclinical efforts in cognition and schizophrenia. We are delighted by the enthusiastic response to our offering, as it confirms the quality of our Company, its product pipeline and our founding team," stated Blake M. Paterson, M.D., Co-founder & CEO of Cerecor. About Cerecor Inc. Cerecor Inc. ("Cerecor" or the "Company") is a biopharmaceutical company focused on the discovery, development and commercialization of prescription pharmaceuticals whose primary activity is in the human nervous system. Cerecor is focused on translational medicine -- the accelerated transfer of technology from the academic laboratory to early human trials, with the goal of rapid commercialization. www.cerecor.com For More Information, contact: John DierkesKennedy Advisors firstname.lastname@example.org (410) 935-9334 SOURCE Cerecor Inc.