WIXOM, Mich., May 14, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Rockwell Medical, Inc. (Nasdaq:RMTI), a fully-integrated biopharmaceutical company targeting end-stage renal disease (ESRD) and chronic kidney disease (CKD) with innovative products and services for the treatment of iron deficiency, secondary hyperparathyroidism and hemodialysis, announced today its intention to offer shares of its common stock in an underwritten public offering. Rockwell also expects to grant the underwriters a 30-day option to purchase up to an additional 15 percent of the shares of common stock offered in the public offering to cover over-allotments, if any. Chardan Capital Markets, LLC is acting as the sole book-running manager for the offering. The offering is subject to market 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. Rockwell intends to offer and sell these securities pursuant to its existing shelf registration statement (File No. 333-181003) previously filed with, and declared effective by, the Securities and Exchange Commission. A preliminary prospectus supplement describing the terms of the offering will be filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Copies of the preliminary prospectus supplement and accompanying prospectus relating to the offering may be obtained, when available, by contacting Chardan Capital Markets LLC, Attention: Scott Blakeman, Director of Operations, 17 State Street, Suite 1600, New York, NY 10004, or by calling (646) 465-9025. An electronic copy of the preliminary prospectus supplement and accompanying prospectus relating to the offering will be available on the website of the Securities and Exchange Commission at www.sec.gov. This press release does not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy shares of common stock of Rockwell Medical and shall not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy any securities of Rockwell Medical in any state or jurisdiction in which such an offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state or jurisdiction. Any offer of these securities will be solely by means of a prospectus included in the registration statement and a prospectus supplement that will be issued in connection with such offering . About SFP SFP is a unique iron compound that is delivered to the hemodialysis patient via dialysate, replacing the 5-7mg of iron lost during a dialysis treatment. SFP is introduced into the sodium bicarbonate concentrate that subsequently is mixed into dialysate. Once in the dialysate, SFP crosses the dialyzer membrane and enters the bloodstream where it immediately binds to apo-transferrin and is taken to the bone marrow, mimicking the way dietary iron is processed in the human body. In completed clinical trials to date, SFP has demonstrated that it can safely deliver iron and maintain hemoglobin levels, while decreasing ESA use without an increase in iron stores.