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Idera Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:IDRA)
IDRA applies its proprietary Toll-like Receptor (NYSEMKT:TLR) drug discovery platform to create immunomodulatory drug candidates. The Company’s TLR-targeted candidates are being developed to treat autoimmune and inflammatory diseases, cancer, and for use as vaccine adjuvants. Additionally, the Company is advancing its gene-silencing oligonucleotide (GSO) technology for the purpose of inhibiting the expression of disease-promoting genes.
IDRA recently announced it has raised $9.5 million in a convertible preferred stock offering. In the offering, the Company issued and sold 1,124,260 shares of its convertible preferred stock convertible into 5,621,300 shares of common stock and warrants to purchase 2,810,650 shares of common stock. Each share of convertible preferred stock is convertible into five shares of common stock at a conversion price of $1.6275 per share and warrants are exercisable at $1.6275 per share. The purchase price represents a five percent premium to the closing price of Idera’s common stock on Thursday, November 3rd, 2011.
IDRA intends to use the net proceeds from the transaction for general corporate purposes, including continuing to fund development of Toll-like Receptor (TLR) targeted candidates in its autoimmune and inflammatory disease program and its gene-silencing oligonucleotide (GSO) technology.
For more information about IDRA please visit http://www.iderapharma.com
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