NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J., July 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Senesco Technologies, Inc. ("Senesco" or the "Company") (Amex: SNT) today announced that the Company recently closed on the remaining $3.0 million of its previously announced private placements with YA Global Investments, LP ("YA Global") and Stanford Venture Capital Holdings, Inc. ("Stanford"). Senesco has now received the entire amount of the milestone dependent $10 million private placements of secured convertible debentures and warrants.
Senesco primarily intends to utilize the proceeds of this financing to advance its research in multiple myeloma with the goal of filing an Investigational New Drug Application ("IND"). The Company estimates that it will take approximately 12 additional months from the date hereof to complete the steps necessary to file an IND, which steps include, but are not limited to, having the pharmaceutical grade materials manufactured and formulation and toxicology studies performed. Senesco believes that the proceeds from the combined $10 million private placements from YA Global and Stanford should be sufficient to allow it to complete these steps.
"Achieving the final funding milestones in less than one year further demonstrates the progress that we continue to make with our human health research program," said Bruce Galton, President and Chief Executive Officer of Senesco. "Closing on this last funding milestone allows Senesco to aggressively move forward in planning our toxicology studies and other activities necessary to prepare for our planned IND filing for our multiple myeloma product candidate."
The terms of the debentures and warrants were previously disclosed on a Form 8-K, dated August 1, 2007 and August 29, 2007 and in the Company's annual report on Form 10-K and quarterly reports on Form 10-Q.
This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy, nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any state in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state. The shares of common stock have been sold pursuant to an exemption from state and federal securities laws.
About Senesco Technologies, Inc.
Senesco Technologies, Inc. is a U.S. biotechnology company, headquartered in New Brunswick, NJ. Senesco has initiated preclinical research to trigger or delay cell death in mammals (apoptosis) to determine if the technology is applicable in human medicine. Accelerating apoptosis may have applications to development of cancer treatments. Delaying apoptosis may have applications to certain diseases inflammatory and ischemic diseases. Senesco takes its name from the scientific term for the aging of plant cells: senescence. Delaying cell breakdown in plants extends freshness after harvesting, while increasing crop yields, plant size and resistance to environmental stress. The Company believes that its technology can be used to develop superior strains of crops without any modification other than delaying natural plant senescence. Senesco has partnered with leading-edge companies engaged in agricultural biotechnology and earns research and development fees for applying its gene- regulating platform technology to enhance its partners' products.
Certain statements included in this press release are forward-looking
statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform
Act of 1995. Actual results could differ materially from such statements
expressed or implied herein as a result of a variety of factors, including,
but not limited to: the Company's ability to raise additional capital to
fund its research and development efforts; the development of the Company's
gene technology; the approval of the Company's patent applications; the
successful implementation of the Company's research and development
programs and joint ventures; the success of the Company's license
agreements; the acceptance by the market of the Company's products; success
of the Company's preliminary studies and preclinical research; competition
and the timing of projects and trends in future operating performance, as
well as other factors expressed from time to time in the Company's periodic
filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC"). As a
result, this press release should be read in conjunction with the Company's
periodic filings with the SEC. The forward-looking statements contained
herein are made only as of the date of this press release, and the Company
undertakes no obligation to publicly update such forward-looking statements
to reflect subsequent events or circumstances.
Company Contact: Investor Relations Contact:
Senesco Technologies, Inc. FD
Joel Brooks Brian Ritchie
Chief Financial Officer (firstname.lastname@example.org)
(email@example.com) (212) 850-5600
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