Filed Pursuant to Rule 424(b)(5)
Registration No. 333-182803
Up to 10,560,563 shares of our Common Stock
This prospectus relates to up to 10,560,563 shares of our common stock that may be offered for sale by the selling stockholders named in this prospectus under “Selling Stockholders.” The shares include 1,739,132 shares of our common stock that may be issued upon exercise of our warrants. We issued the shares and the warrants pursuant to a Convertible Note and Warrant Purchase Agreement made as of January 20, 2012 (“Financing Agreement”) by and among the Company and the selling stockholders.
The prices at which the selling stockholders may sell the shares will be determined by the prevailing market price for the shares or in negotiated transactions. We do not know when or in what amount the selling stockholders may offer the shares for sale. We will not receive any of the proceeds from the sale of the shares, although we may receive proceeds from the exercise of the warrants. The shares may be offered from time to time by the selling stockholders, their pledgees and/or donees, beginning on the date of this prospectus immediately upon their issuance.
The shares may be offered through ordinary brokerage transactions on the Nasdaq Capital Market, the principal exchange on which our common stock is listed, in the over-the-counter market or other exchanges on which our shares are traded, in negotiated transactions or otherwise, at market prices prevailing at the time of sale or at negotiated prices.
Our common stock is listed on the Nasdaq Capital Market and traded under the symbol “ENMD.”
See “Risk Factors” beginning on page 4 for a discussion of certain material factors that you should consider in connection with an investment in our securities.
Neither the Securities and Exchange Commission nor any state securities commission has approved or disapproved of these securities or passed upon the adequacy or accuracy of this prospectus. Any representation to the contrary is a criminal offense.
The date of this prospectus is August 8, 2012
ABOUT THIS PROSPECTUS
You should rely only on the information provided in this prospectus, including the information incorporated by reference. We have not authorized anyone to provide you with different information. You should not assume that the information in this prospectus, or any supplement to this prospectus, is accurate at any date other than the date indicated on the cover page of these documents.
Neither we nor the selling stockholders are making an offer to sell these securities in any jurisdiction where such offer or sale is not permitted. Furthermore, you should not consider this prospectus to be an offer or solicitation relating to our common stock if the person making the offer or solicitation is not qualified to do so or it is unlawful for you to receive such an offer or solicitation.
We have not taken any action to permit a public offering of the shares of common stock outside the United States or to permit the possession or distribution of this prospectus outside the United States. Persons outside the United States who come into possession of this prospectus must inform themselves about and observe any restrictions relating to the offering of the shares of common stock and the distribution of this prospectus outside of the United States.
SPECIAL NOTE REGARDING FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS
This prospectus contains and incorporates certain forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”) and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”). Forward-looking statements also may be included in other statements that we make. All statements that are not descriptions of historical facts are forward-looking statements. These statements can generally be identified by the use of forward-looking terminology such as “believes,” “expects,” “intends,” “may,” “will,” “should,” or “anticipates” or similar terminology. These forward-looking statements include, among others, statements regarding the timing of our clinical trials, our cash position and future expenses, and our future revenues.
Our forward-looking statements are based on information available to us today, and we will not update these statements.
Actual results could differ materially from those currently anticipated due to a number of factors, including: the risk that we may be unable to continue as a going concern as a result of our inability to raise sufficient capital for our operational needs; the possibility that we may be delisted from trading on the Nasdaq Capital Market; the volatility of our common stock; the difficulty of executing our business strategy in China; our inability to enter into strategic partnerships for the development, commercialization, manufacturing and distribution of our proposed product candidate; risks relating to the need for additional capital and the uncertainty of securing additional funding on favorable terms; declines in actual sales of Thalomid® resulting in reduced royalty payments; risks associated with our product candidates; any early-stage products under development; results in preclinical models are not necessarily indicative of clinical results; uncertainties relating to preclinical and clinical trials, including delays to the commencement of such trials; the lack of success in the clinical development of any of our products; dependence on third parties; and risks relating to the commercialization, if any, of our proposed products (such as marketing, safety, regulatory, patent, product liability, supply, competition and other risks). Such factors, among others, could have a material adverse effect upon our business, results of operations and financial condition. We caution readers not to place undue reliance on any forward-looking statements, which only speak as of the date made. Additional information about the factors and risks that could affect our business, financial condition and results of operations, are contained in our filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”), which are available at www.sec.gov.
This summary highlights information contained in or incorporated by reference into this prospectus supplement. This summary may not contain all of the information that you should consider before deciding whether or not you should exercise your subscription rights. You should carefully read this prospectus supplement, including the documents incorporated by reference, which are described under the heading “Incorporation by Reference” in this prospectus supplement.
We are a clinical-stage pharmaceutical company employing a drug development strategy primarily in the United States and China to develop targeted therapeutics for the global market. Our current lead drug candidate is ENMD-2076, an Aurora A and angiogenic kinase inhibitor for the treatment of cancer. ENMD-2076 has completed Phase 1 studies in patients with advanced solid tumors, multiple myeloma and leukemia and is currently completing data for a multi-center Phase 2 study in patients with platinum resistant ovarian cancer.
Our principal offices are located at 9640 Medical Center Drive, Rockville, Maryland 20850, and our telephone number is (240) 864-2600. Additional information concerning us can be found in our periodic filings with the SEC, which are available on our website at www.entremed.com and on the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov. The information on our web site is not deemed to be part of this prospectus.
|Common stock offered by selling stockholders||10,560,563 shares(1)|
|Common stock outstanding as of June 30, 2012||22,503,393 shares(2)|
|Common stock outstanding after this offering||24,242,525 shares(3)|
|Use of Proceeds||We will not receive any of the proceeds from the sale of shares under this prospectus. However, we will receive approximately $2,434,785 million of proceeds if all of the warrants are exercised. (1)|
|Dividend Policy||Accordingly, we do not expect to declare or pay dividends for the foreseeable future.|
|Risk Factors||See “Risk Factors” and other information included or incorporated by reference in this prospectus for a discussion of certain factors that you should carefully consider before investing in our common stock.|
(1) Includes the shares and the shares issuable upon exercise of the warrants.
(2) Does not include 1,476,802 shares of common stock underlying outstanding stock options or 333,347 shares of common stock underlying outstanding warrants.
(3) Includes the shares and the shares issuable upon exercise of the warrants. Does not include 1,476,802 shares of common stock underlying outstanding stock options or 333,347 shares of common stock underlying outstanding warrants.
An investment in our securities involves significant risk. You should consider carefully the risks and uncertainties described below together with all other information in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) that are contained or incorporated by reference in this prospectus supplement and the accompanying prospectus before you decide to invest in our securities. The risk factors set forth below, in addition to all such other information that is contained or incorporated by reference in this prospectus supplement and the accompanying prospectus supersede the risk factors contained in our prior filings with the SEC. Prospective investors should review all of these risk factors before making an investment decision. If any of these risks or uncertainties actually occurs, our business, financial condition or results of operations could be materially adversely affected. Additional risks and uncertainties of which we are unaware or that we currently believe are immaterial could also materially adversely affect our business, financial condition or results of operations. In any case, the trading price of our common stock could decline, and you could lose all or part of your investment. See also “Special Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements.”
Risks Related to Our Business, Our Financial Results and Our Need for Financing
We Plan To Conduct Research And Operations In China, Which Exposes Us To Risks Inherent In Doing Business In China.
We expect to conduct research and development related activities in China in 2012. To be successful in China we will need to: establish facilities and clinical trials; attract and retain qualified personnel to operate our Chinese subsidiary; and attract and retain research and development employees. We cannot assure you that we will be able to do any of these. Employee turnover in China is high due to the intensely competitive and fluid market for skilled labor. Operations in China are subject to greater political, legal and economic risks than our operations in other countries. In particular, the political, legal and economic climate in China, both nationally and regionally, is fluid and unpredictable. Our ability to operate in China may be adversely affected by changes in Chinese laws and regulations such as those related to, among other things, taxation, import and export tariffs, environmental regulations, land use rights, intellectual property, employee benefits and other matters. In addition, we may not obtain or retain the requisite legal permits to operate in China, and costs or operational limitations may be imposed in connection with obtaining and complying with such permits. Any one of the factors cited above, or a combination of them, could result in unanticipated costs, which could materially and adversely affect our business and planned operations and development in China.
We Have a History of Losses and Anticipate Future Losses and May Never Become Profitable on a Sustained Basis
We have experienced losses in each year since inception. Through March 31, 2012, we had an accumulated deficit of approximately $381 million. We will seek to raise capital to continue our operations and although we have been successfully funded to date through the sales of our equity securities and through limited royalty payments, there is no assurance that our capital-raising efforts will be able to attract the funding needed to sustain our operations. If we are unable to obtain additional funding for operations, we may not be able to continue operations as proposed, requiring us to modify our business plan, curtail various aspects of our operations or cease operations. In such event, investors may lose a portion or all of their investment.
Losses have continued since March 31, 2012. We expect that our ongoing clinical and corporate activities will result in operating losses for the foreseeable future before we commercialize any products, if ever. In addition, to the extent we rely on others to develop and commercialize our products, our ability to achieve profitability will depend upon the success of these other parties. To support our research and development of certain product candidates, we may seek and rely on cooperative agreements from governmental and other organizations as a source of support. If a cooperative agreement were to be reduced to any substantial extent, it may impair our ability to continue our research and development efforts. Even if we do achieve profitability, we may be unable to sustain or increase it.
Our Revenues are Derived from Royalty Payments Based upon Thalomid® Sales by a Third Party Which Are Expected to Continue to Decline, and We Do Not Have Any Late Stage Product Candidates
We entered into a licensing agreement in 2001 regarding royalty payments for Thalomid®, and in 2004, certain provisions of that agreement were satisfied, entitling us to share in royalty payments received by Royalty Pharma Finance Trust on annual Thalomid® sales above a certain threshold. Based on the licensing agreement royalty formula, annual royalty sharing with Royalty Pharma commences when net royalties received by Royalty Pharma exceeds $15,375,000. During the year ended December 31, 2011, royalty payments from sales of Thalomid® by Celgene Corporation accounted for substantially all of our total revenues.
As expected, our royalty payment in 2011 declined compared to 2010, and our total revenues earned in 2011 were significantly lower than 2010. Based on the trend, we expect annual sales of Thalomid® in 2012 to decrease, which will result in a material reduction in our revenues. A wide variety of events could cause Thalomid® sales to further decline, including for example, if a competing drug gains greater market share or wider acceptance, or if regulatory approvals for certain uses of Thalomid® are withdrawn, such events could adversely affect our royalty revenue. In the event that Celgene determines to cease selling Thalomid® or target its sales efforts to other proprietary drugs, or unexpected adverse effects are reported by patients or doctors in connection with the use of Thalomid®, patient and physician confidence in Thalomid® as a treatment could be adversely affected. The inability of one of these third parties to perform these functions, or the failure of any of these parties to perform successfully, could cause our revenues to suffer. Additionally, if a competitor to Celgene successfully introduces a generic pharmaceutical product equivalent to Thalomid® at a relatively lower price and bypasses Celgene’s S.T.E.P.S.® proprietary distribution program, such action could have the effect of reducing the market share and profitability of Thalomid®, thus potentially causing a material adverse effect on our revenues and cash flow. Because we are dependent on sales of Thalomid®, any reduction in Thalomid® sales for any reason, including, but not limited to, the reasons described, would cause our results of operations to suffer.
Additionally, we do not have any late stage clinical programs, and ENMD 2076 is in a Phase 2 trial. There is no assurance that ENMD-2076 will progress to further Phase 2 trials or advance to a Phase 3 trial, or that we will be able to finance such clinical trials. Accordingly, we do not have any near-term prospects of generating revenues from the commercial sale of ENMD-2076 or any of our product candidates.
We are Uncertain Whether Additional Funding Will Be Available For Our Future Capital Needs and Commitments, and If We Cannot Raise Additional Funding, or Access the Credit Markets, We May Be Unable to Complete Development of Our Product Candidates
Access to capital markets is critical to our ability to operate. Declines and uncertainties in these markets over the past two years have severely restricted raising new capital in amount sufficient to significantly conduct our ENMD-2076 program and have affected our ability to continue to expand or fund research and development efforts with our other product candidates. We require significant capital for research and development for our product candidates and clinical trials. In recent years, the general economic and capital market conditions in the United States have deteriorated significantly and have adversely affected our access to capital and increased the cost of capital, and there is no certainty that a recovery in the capital and credit markets, enabling us to raise capital in an amount to sufficiently fund our short-term and long-term plans, will occur in 2012 or beyond. If these economic conditions continue or become worse, our future cost of equity or debt capital and access to the capital markets could be adversely affected. In addition, our inability to access the capital markets on favorable terms because of our low stock price, or upon our delisting from the NASDAQ Capital Market if we fail to satisfy a listing requirement, could affect our ability to execute our business plan as scheduled. Moreover, we rely and intend to rely on third parties, including our clinical research organizations, third party manufacturers, and certain other important vendors and consultants. As a result of the current volatile and unpredictable global economic situation, there may be a disruption or delay in the performance of our third-party contractors and suppliers. If such third parties are unable to adequately satisfy their contractual commitments to us in a timely manner, our business could be adversely affected.
We will require substantial funds in addition to our existing working capital to develop our product candidates and otherwise to meet our business objectives. We have never generated sufficient revenue during any period since our inception to cover our expenses and have spent, and expect to continue to spend, substantial funds to continue our clinical development programs. Any one of the following factors, among others, could cause us to require additional funds or otherwise cause our cash requirements in the future to increase materially:
|·||progress of our clinical trials or correlative studies;|
|·||results of clinical trials;|
|·||changes in or terminations of our relationships with strategic partners;|
|·||changes in the focus, direction, or costs of our research and development programs;|
|·||competitive and technological advances;|
|·||establishment of marketing and sales capabilities;|
|·||the regulatory approval process;|
|·||product launch; or|
|·||significant declines in our royalty revenue|
At March 31, 2012, we had cash and cash equivalents of $11,345,510. Other than the strategic financing that was completed in February 2012, we currently have no commitments or arrangements for any financing. We may continue to seek additional capital through public or private financing, government-supported funding in China, or collaborative agreements later in 2012. Our operations require significant amounts of cash. We may be required to seek additional capital, whether from sales of equity or debt or additional borrowings, for the future growth and development of our business. We can give no assurance as to the availability of such additional capital or, if available, whether it would be on terms favorable or acceptable to us. In addition, we may continue to seek capital through the public or private sale of securities, if market conditions are favorable for doing so. If we are successful in raising additional funds through the issuance of equity securities, stockholders will likely experience substantial dilution, or the equity securities may have rights, preferences, or privileges senior to those of the holders of our common stock. If we raise funds through the issuance of debt securities, those securities would have rights, preferences, and privileges senior to those of our common stock. The current credit environment has negatively affected the economy, and we have considered how it might affect our business. If we are not successful in obtaining sufficient capital because we are unable to access the capital markets on favorable terms, it could reduce our research and development efforts, curtail significantly our development of ENMD-2076 and may materially adversely affect our future growth, results of operations and financial results.
Risks Related To Development, Clinical Testing And Regulatory Approval Of Our Product Candidates
Development of Our Products is Uncertain
ENMD-2076 is in Phase 2 development and our other product candidates were in the early stage of clinical development and require significant, time-consuming and costly research and development, testing and regulatory clearances. In developing our products, we are subject to risks of failure that are inherent in the development of these product candidates. For example, it is possible that any or all of our proposed products will be ineffective or toxic, or otherwise will fail to receive necessary FDA clearances. There is a risk that the proposed products will be uneconomical to manufacture or market or will not achieve market acceptance. There is also a risk that third parties may hold proprietary rights that preclude us from marketing our proposed products or that others will market a superior or equivalent product. Further, our research and development activities might never result in commercially viable products.
A number of companies in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries have suffered significant setbacks in advanced clinical trials even after promising results in earlier trials. Since ENMD-2076 is our primary product candidate any significant clinical setback or an unfavorable outcome in our Phase 2 trials for ENMD 2076 may require us to delay, reduce the scope of, or eliminate this program and could have a material adverse effect on our company and the value of our common stock.
Once a clinical trial has begun, it may be delayed, suspended or terminated due to a number of factors, including:
|·||ongoing discussions with regulatory authorities regarding the scope or design of our clinical trials or requests by them for supplemental information with respect to our clinical trial results;|
|·||failure to conduct clinical trials in accordance with regulatory requirements;|
|·||lower than anticipated retention rate of patients in clinical trials;|
|·||serious adverse events or side effects experienced by participants; and|
|·||insufficient supply or deficient quality of product candidates or other materials necessary for the conduct of our clinical trials.|
Many of these factors may also ultimately lead to denial of regulatory approval of a product candidate. If we experience delays, suspensions or terminations in a clinical trial, the commercial prospects for the related product candidate will be harmed, and our ability to generate product revenues will be delayed.
Although several of our other product candidates have demonstrated some promising results in early clinical (human) trials and preclinical (animal) studies, they may not prove to be effective in subsequent clinical trials. For example, testing on animals may occur under different conditions than testing in humans and therefore the results of animal studies may not accurately predict human experience. Likewise, early clinical studies may not be predictive of eventual safety or effectiveness results in larger-scale pivotal clinical trials. Our clinical development primary focus is on ENMD-2076 and as such we do not expect to internally pursue clinical investigation of our other product candidates.
There are many regulatory steps that must be taken before any of these product candidates will be eligible for regulatory approval and subsequent sale, including the completion of preclinical and clinical trials. We do not expect that these product candidates will be commercially available for several years, if ever.
Our Potential Products Are Subject to Government Regulatory Requirements and an Extensive Approval Process
Our research, development, preclinical and clinical trials, manufacturing, and marketing of most of our product candidates are subject to an extensive regulatory approval process by the FDA and other regulatory agencies in the United States and abroad, and once we commence operations in China, the State Food and Drug Administration (“SFDA”) in China. The process of obtaining FDA, SFDA and other required regulatory approvals for drug and biologic products, including required preclinical and clinical testing, is time consuming and expensive. Even after spending time and money, we may not receive regulatory approvals for clinical testing or for the manufacturing or marketing of any products. Our collaborators or we may encounter significant delays or costs in the effort to secure necessary approvals or licenses. Even if we obtain regulatory clearance for a product, that product will be subject to continuing review. Later discovery of previously unknown defects or failure to comply with the applicable regulatory requirements may result in restrictions on a product’s marketing or withdrawal of the product from the market, as well as possible civil or criminal penalties.
We must show the safety and efficacy of our product candidates through clinical trials, the results of which are uncertain
Before obtaining regulatory approvals for the commercial sale of our products, we must demonstrate, through preclinical studies (animal testing) and clinical trials (human testing), that our proposed products are safe and effective for use in each target indication. Testing of our product candidates will be required, and failure can occur at any stage of testing. Clinical trials may not demonstrate sufficient safety and efficacy to obtain the required regulatory approvals or result in marketable products. The failure to adequately demonstrate the safety and efficacy of a product under development could delay or prevent regulatory approval of the potential product.
Clinical trials for the product candidates we are developing may be delayed by many factors, including that potential patients for testing are limited in number. The failure of any clinical trials to meet applicable regulatory standards could cause such trials to be delayed or terminated, which could further delay the commercialization of any of our product candidates. Newly emerging safety risks observed in animal or human studies also can result in delays of ongoing or proposed clinical trials. Any such delays will increase our product development costs. If such delays are significant, they could negatively affect our financial results and the commercial prospects for our products.
Potential products may subject us to product liability for which insurance may not be available
The use of our potential products in clinical trials and the marketing of any pharmaceutical products may expose us to product liability claims. We have obtained a level of liability insurance coverage that we believe is adequate in scope and coverage for our current stage of development. However, our present insurance coverage may not be adequate to protect us from liabilities we might incur. In addition, our existing coverage will not be adequate as we further develop products and, in the future, adequate insurance coverage and indemnification by collaborative partners may not be available in sufficient amounts or at a reasonable cost. If a product liability claim or series of claims are brought against us for uninsured liabilities, or in excess of our insurance coverage, the payment of such liabilities could have a negative effect on our business and financial condition.
Risks Related to Our Operations
We depend on patents and other proprietary rights, some of which are uncertain
Our success will depend in part on our ability to obtain and maintain patents for ENMD-2076 and our other products, both in the United States and abroad. The patent position of biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies in general is highly uncertain and involves complex legal and factual questions. Risks that relate to patenting our products include the following:
|·||our failure to obtain additional patents;|
|·||challenge, invalidation, or circumvention of patents already issued to us;|
|·||failure of the rights granted under our patents to provide sufficient protection;|
|·||independent development of similar products by third parties; or|
|·||ability of third parties to design around patents issued to our collaborators or us.|
Our potential products may conflict with composition, method, and use of patents that have been or may be granted to competitors, universities or others. As the biotechnology industry expands and more patents are issued, the risk increases that our potential products may give rise to claims that may infringe the patents of others. Such other persons could bring legal actions against us claiming damages and seeking to enjoin clinical testing, manufacturing and marketing of the affected products. Any such litigation could result in substantial cost to us and diversion of effort by our management and technical personnel. If any of these actions are successful, in addition to any potential liability for damages, we could be required to obtain a license in order to continue to manufacture or market the affected products. We may not prevail in any action and any license required under any needed patent might not be made available on acceptable terms, if at all.
We are required to make certain milestone payments upon attainment of certain regulatory milestones for ENMD-2076, which we may elect to pay in stock or cash.
We also rely on trade secret protection for our confidential and proprietary information. However, trade secrets are difficult to protect and others may independently develop substantially equivalent proprietary information and techniques and gain access to our trade secrets and disclose our technology. We may be unable to meaningfully protect our rights to unpatented trade secrets. We require our employees to complete confidentiality training that specifically addresses trade secrets. All employees, consultants, and advisors are required to execute a confidentiality agreement when beginning an employment or a consulting relationship with us. The agreements generally provide that all trade secrets and inventions conceived by the individual and all confidential information developed or made known to the individual during the term of the relationship automatically become our exclusive property. Employees and consultants must keep such information confidential and may not disclose such information to third parties except in specified circumstances. However, these agreements may not provide meaningful protection for our proprietary information in the event of unauthorized use or disclosure of such information.
To the extent that consultants, key employees, or other third parties apply technological information independently developed by them or by others to our proposed projects, disputes may arise as to the proprietary rights to such information. Any such disputes may not be resolved in our favor. Certain of our consultants are employed by or have consulting agreements with other companies and any inventions discovered by them generally will not become our property.
We may engage in strategic and other corporate transactions, which could negatively affect our business and financing condition
In 2012, we may consider strategic and other corporate transactions as opportunities present themselves. There are risks associated with such activities. These risks include, among others, incorrectly assessing the quality of a prospective strategic partner, encountering greater than anticipated costs in integration, being unable to profitably deploy assets acquired in the transaction, such as drug candidates, possible dilution to our stockholders, and the loss of key employees due to changes in management. Further, strategic transactions may place additional constraints on our resources by diverting the attention of our management from our business operations. To the extent we issue securities in connection with additional transactions, these transactions and related issuances may have a dilutive effect on earnings per share and our ownership. Our earnings, financial condition, and prospects after an acquisition depend in part on our ability to successfully integrate the operations of the acquired business or technologies. We may be unable to integrate operations successfully or to achieve expected cost savings. Any cost savings which are realized may be offset by losses in revenues or other charges to earnings.
Developments By Competitors May Render Our Products Obsolete
If competitors were to develop superior drug candidates, our products could be rendered noncompetitive or obsolete, resulting in a material adverse effect to our business. Developments in the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries are expected to continue at a rapid pace. Success depends upon achieving and maintaining a competitive position in the development of products and technologies. Competition from other biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies can be intense. Many competitors have substantially greater research and development capabilities, marketing, financial and managerial resources and experience in the industry. Even if a competitor creates a product that is not superior, we may not be able to compete.
The Success of Our Business Depends Upon the Members of Our Senior Management Team, Our Scientific Staff and Our Ability to Continue to Attract and Retain Qualified Scientific, Technical and Business Personnel
We are dependent on the principal members of our senior management team and scientific staff for our business success. The loss of any of these people could impede the achievement of our development and business objectives. We do not carry key man life insurance on the lives of any of our key personnel. There is intense competition for human resources, including management, in the scientific fields in which we operate and there can be no assurance that we will be able to attract and retain qualified personnel necessary for the successful development of ENMD-2076, and any expansion into areas and activities requiring additional expertise. In addition, there can be no assurance that such personnel or resources will be available when needed. In addition, we rely on a significant number of consultants to assist us in formulating our clinical strategy and other business activities. All of our consultants may have commitments to, or advisory or consulting agreements with, other entities that may limit their availability to us.
We May Need New Collaborative Partners to Further Develop and Commercialize Products, and if We Enter Into Such Arrangements, We May Give Up Control Over the Development and Approval Process and Decrease our Potential Revenue
We plan to develop and commercialize our product candidates both with and without corporate alliances and partners. Nonetheless, we intend to explore opportunities for new corporate alliances and partners to help us develop, commercialize and market our product candidates. We expect to grant to our partners certain rights to commercialize any products developed under these agreements, and we may rely on our partners to conduct research and development efforts and clinical trials on, obtain regulatory approvals for, and manufacture and market any products licensed to them. Each individual partner will seek to control the amount and timing of resources devoted to these activities generally. We anticipate obtaining revenues from our strategic partners under such relationships in the form of research and development payments and payments upon achievement of certain milestones. Since we generally expect to obtain a royalty for sales or a percentage of profits of products licensed to third parties, our revenues may be less than if we retained all commercialization rights and marketed products directly. In addition, there is a risk that our corporate partners will pursue alternative technologies or develop competitive products as a means for developing treatments for the diseases targeted by our programs.
We may not be successful in establishing any collaborative arrangements. Even if we do establish such collaborations, we may not successfully commercialize any products under or derive any revenues from these arrangements. There is a risk that we will be unable to manage simultaneous collaborations, if any, successfully. With respect to existing and potential future strategic alliances and collaborative arrangements, we will depend on the expertise and dedication of sufficient resources by these outside parties to develop, manufacture, or market products. If a strategic alliance or collaborative partner fails to develop or commercialize a product to which it has rights, we may not recognize any revenues on that particular product.
Risks Related To Our Dependence On Third Parties
The Independent Clinical Investigators and Contract Research Organizations That We Rely Upon to Assist in the Conduct of Our Clinical Trials May Not Be Diligent, Careful or Timely, and May Make Mistakes, in the Conduct of Our Trials
We depend on independent clinical investigators and contract research organizations, or CROs, to assist in the conduct of our clinical trials under their agreements with us. The investigators are not our employees, and we cannot control the amount or timing of resources that they devote to our programs. If independent investigators fail to devote sufficient time and resources to our drug development programs, or if their performance is substandard, it could delay the approval of our FDA applications and our introduction of new drugs. The CROs we contract with to assist with the execution of our clinical trials play a significant role in the conduct of the trials and the subsequent collection and analysis of data. Failure of the CROs to meet their obligations could adversely affect clinical development of our products.
We Have No Current Manufacturing or Marketing Capacity and Rely on Only One Supplier For Some of Our Products
We do not expect to manufacture or market products in the near term, but we may try to do so in certain cases. We do not currently have the capacity to manufacture or market products and we have limited experience in these activities. The manufacturing processes for all of the small molecules we are developing have not yet been tested at commercial levels, and it may not be possible to manufacture these materials in a cost-effective manner. If we elect to perform these functions, we will be required to either develop these capacities, or contract with others to perform some or all of these tasks. We may be dependent to a significant extent on corporate partners, licensees, or other entities for manufacturing and marketing of products. If we engage directly in manufacturing or marketing, we will require substantial additional funds and personnel and will be required to comply with extensive regulations. We may be unable to develop or contract for these capacities when required to do so in connection with our business.
We depend on our third-party manufacturers to perform their obligations effectively and on a timely basis. These third parties may not meet their obligations and any such non-performance may delay clinical development or submission of products for regulatory approval, or otherwise impair our competitive position. Any significant problem experienced by one of our suppliers could result in a delay or interruption in the supply of materials to us until such supplier resolves the problem or an alternative source of supply is located. Any delay or interruption would likely lead to a delay or interruption of manufacturing operations, which could negatively affect our operations. Although we have identified alternative suppliers for our product candidates, we have not entered into contractual or other arrangements with them. If we needed to use an alternate supplier for any product, we would experience delays while we negotiated an agreement with them for the manufacture of such product. In addition, we may be unable to negotiate manufacturing terms with a new supplier as favorable as the terms we have with our current suppliers.
Problems with any manufacturing processes could result in product defects, which could require us to delay shipment of products or recall products previously shipped. In addition, any prolonged interruption in the operations of the manufacturing facilities of one of our sole-source suppliers could result in the cancellation of shipments. A number of factors could cause interruptions, including equipment malfunctions or failures, or damage to a facility due to natural disasters or otherwise. Because our manufacturing processes are or are expected to be highly complex and subject to a lengthy regulatory approval process, alternative qualified production capacity may not be available on a timely basis or at all. Difficulties or delays in our manufacturing could increase our costs and damage our reputation.
The manufacture of pharmaceutical products can be an expensive, time consuming, and complex process. Manufacturers often encounter difficulties in scaling-up production of new products, including quality control and assurance and shortages of personnel. Delays in formulation and scale-up to commercial quantities could result in additional expense and delays in our clinical trials, regulatory submissions, and commercialization.
Failure of manufacturing facilities producing our product candidates to maintain regulatory approval could delay or otherwise hinder our ability to market our product candidates
Any manufacturer of our product candidates will be subject to applicable Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) prescribed by the FDA or other rules and regulations prescribed by foreign regulatory authorities. We and any of our collaborators may be unable to enter into or maintain relationships either domestically or abroad with manufacturers whose facilities and procedures comply or will continue to comply with GMP and who are able to produce our small molecules in accordance with applicable regulatory standards. Failure by a manufacturer of our products to comply with GMP could result in significant time delays or our inability to obtain marketing approval or, should we have market approval, for such approval to continue. Changes in our manufacturers could require new product testing and facility compliance inspections. In the United States, failure to comply with GMP or other applicable legal requirements can lead to federal seizure of violated products, injunctive actions brought by the federal government, inability to export product, and potential criminal and civil liability on the part of a company and its officers and employees.
Risks Related to Investing in our Common Stock
IDG And its Affiliates Is Our Largest Holder Of Common Stock And May Have Different Interests Than Our Other Stockholders.
After the conversion, IDG and its affiliated entities became a holder of approximately 19.6% of the outstanding shares of our common stock (including the shares issued in the Strategic Financing and upon the conversion of Celgene’s Series A Preferred to common stock, and excluding the shares issuable under the warrants held by IDG) and is permitted to have representation on the Board of Directors. IDG may have interests that are different from the interests of the other stockholders. We cannot assure that IDG will not seek to influence our business in a manner that is contrary to our goals or strategies or the interests of other stockholders.
Our Common Stock May be Delisted From The NASDAQ Capital Market, Which Could Negatively Impact the Price of Our Common Stock and Our Ability to Access the Capital Markets
We have in the past received, and may in the future receive, deficiency notices from Nasdaq regarding non-compliance with the minimum stockholders equity and the minimum Market Value of Publicly Held Shares rules, in accordance with Nasdaq Listing Standards for the Nasdaq Capital Market.
On February 3, 2012, we received a letter from Nasdaq that it had accepted our plan of compliance and, pursuant to such plan, has granted us an extension until May 21, 2012 to evidence compliance with the Nasdaq continued listing rules. The extension was contingent on completion and stockholder approval of the Strategic Financing which was obtained on April 30, 2012 at our 2012 Annual Meeting. Based upon stockholder approval of the Strategic Financing, the Company believes it has regained compliance with the requirement of maintaining a minimum of $2.5 million in stockholders’ equity. On May 4, 2012, the Company received a letter from the Staff stating that the Company complies with the Rule. Nasdaq will continue to monitor the Company’s ongoing compliance with the stockholder’ equity requirement and, if it fails to evidence compliance with the continued listing rules upon the filing of its periodic report for the quarter ending June 30, 2012, the Company may be subject to delisting, at which time the Company may appeal the Nasdaq Staff’s determination to a Nasdaq Hearings Panel. If we are not able to comply with the listing standards of the Nasdaq Capital Market, our common stock will be delisted from Nasdaq and an associated decrease in liquidity in the market for our common stock will occur. In addition, the delisting of our common stock could materially adversely affect our access to the capital markets, and any limitation on liquidity or reduction in the price of our common stock could materially adversely affect our ability to raise capital on terms acceptable to us or at all. Delisting from The NASDAQ Capital Market could also result in other negative implications, including the potential loss of confidence by our research partners and suppliers, the loss of institutional investor interest and fewer business development opportunities.
The price of our common stock has been and is likely to continue to be volatile, and your investment could suffer a decline in value
Market prices for our common stock and the securities of certain other biotechnology and biopharmaceutical companies have been highly volatile and may continue to be highly volatile in the future. Our common stock has been, and is likely to be, highly volatile and could be subject to wide fluctuations in price in response to various factors, many of which are beyond our control, including:
|·||the timing and the results from our clinical trial programs;|
|·||FDA or other federal or state regulatory actions;|
|·||failure of any of our product candidates, if approved, to achieve commercial success;|
|·||announcements of clinical trial results or new product introductions by our competitors;|
|·||market conditions in the pharmaceutical, biopharmaceutical and biotechnology sectors;|
|·||developments concerning our or our competitors’ intellectual property rights;|
|·||litigation or public concern about the safety of our product candidates;|
|·||deviations in our business and the trading price of our common stock from the estimates of securities analysts; and|
|·||additions or departures of key personnel.|
Moreover, the stock market in general may experience extreme price and volume fluctuations that are unrelated and disproportionate to the operating performance of companies. As a result of such volatility, you could lose all or part of your investment. Class action litigation has often been instituted against companies whose securities have experienced periods of volatility in market price. Any such litigation brought against us could result in substantial costs and a diversion of management’s attention and resources, which could hurt our business, operating results and financial condition.
Sales of Substantial Amounts of our Common Stock or the Perception That Such Sales May Occur Could Cause the Market Price of Our Common Stock to Drop Significantly, Even if Our Business is Performing Well
The market price of our common stock could decline as a result of sales by, or the perceived possibility of sales by, our existing stockholders of shares of our common stock in the market after this offering. These sales might also make it more difficult for us to sell equity securities at a time and price that we deem appropriate, or at all. In addition, we have filed resale shelf registration statements to register shares of our common stock that may be sold by certain of our stockholders, which may increase the likelihood of sales, or the perception of an increased likelihood of sales, by our existing stockholders of shares of our common stock.
The Market Price of Our Common Stock May Be Highly Volatile or May Decline Regardless of Our Operating Performance
Our common stock price has fluctuated from year-to-year and quarter-to-quarter and will likely continue to be volatile. During 2011, our stock price ranged from $0.93 to $6.57. We expect that the trading price of our common stock is likely to be highly volatile in response to factors that are beyond our control. The valuations of many biotechnology companies without consistent product revenues and earnings are extraordinarily high based on conventional valuation standards, such as price to earnings and price to sales ratios. These trading prices and valuations may not be sustained. In the future, our operating results in a particular period may not meet the expectations of any securities analysts whose attention we may attract, or those of our investors, which may result in a decline in the market price of our common stock. Any negative change in the public’s perception of the prospects of biotechnology companies could depress our stock price regardless of our results of operations. These factors may materially and adversely affect the market price of our common stock.
Because We Do Not Expect to Pay Dividends in the Foreseeable Future, You Must Rely on the Possibility of Stock Appreciation for any Return on Your Investment
We have paid no cash dividends on any of our capital stock to date, and we currently intend to retain our future earnings, if any, to fund the development and growth of our business. As a result, we do not expect to pay any cash dividends in the foreseeable future, and payment of cash dividends, if any, will also depend on our financial condition, results of operations, capital requirements and other factors and will be at the discretion of our board of directors. Furthermore, we are subject to various laws and regulations that may restrict our ability to pay dividends and we may in the future become subject to contractual restrictions on, or prohibitions against, the payment of dividends. Accordingly, the success of your investment in our common stock will likely depend entirely upon any future appreciation. There is no guarantee that our common stock will appreciate in value after the offering or even maintain the price at which you purchased your shares, therefore, you may not realize a return on your investment in our common stock and you may lose your entire investment in our common stock.
USE OF PROCEEDS
We will not receive any proceeds from the sale of the shares of our common stock by the selling stockholders. However, this prospectus covers the sale of shares issuable upon exercise of the warrants. If all of the warrants are exercised, we will receive proceeds of approximately $2,434,785.
The selling stockholders will pay any underwriting discounts and commissions and expenses incurred by the selling stockholders in disposing of the shares. We will bear all other costs, fees and expenses incurred in effecting the issuance and registration of the shares covered by this prospectus, including, without limitation, all registration and filing fees, NASDAQ Capital Market listing fees and fees and expenses of our counsel and our accountants.
Pursuant to a Convertible Note and Warrant Purchase Agreement made as of January 20, 2012, the Company issued shares in connection with the conversion of the convertible notes, which occurred on May 1, 2012 after receipt of stockholder approval. In accordance with the purchase agreement, this prospectus covers the sale of the shares and the shares issuable upon exercise of the warrants.
The following table sets forth information with respect to the number of shares of common stock beneficially owned by the selling stockholders named below and as adjusted to give effect to the sale of the shares offered hereby. The shares beneficially owned have been determined in accordance with rules promulgated by the SEC, and the information is not necessarily indicative of beneficial ownership for any other purpose.
The information in the table below is current as of July 17, 2012. All information contained in the table is based upon information provided to us by the selling stockholders and we have not independently verified this information. The selling stockholders are not making any representation that any shares covered by the prospectus will be offered for sale.
The selling stockholders may from time to time offer and sell pursuant to this prospectus any or all of the common stock being registered. We are registering the shares of common stock in order to permit the selling stockholders to offer the shares for resale from time to time. Except as described below, no affiliate of any of the selling stockholders has held any position or office with us or any of our affiliates and no selling stockholder has had any other material relationship with us or any of our affiliates within the past three years other than as a result of its ownership of shares of equity securities.
|•||Kemin Ren is the brother of Ken K. Ren, our Chief Executive Officer.|
|•||Our Executive Chairman, Wei-Wu He, is the managing member of Emerging Technology Partners LLC. Dr. He also is a non-equity venture partner of IDG-Accel China Growth Fund III L.P. and IDG-Accel China III Investors L.P.|
|•||James K. Hu is the spouse of Cynthia W, Hu, our Chief Operating Officer, General Counsel and Secretary.|
|•||Tak W. Mak is a member of our Board of Directors and Chair of our Scientific Advisory Board.|
As explained below under “Plan of Distribution,” we have agreed with the selling stockholders to bear certain expenses (other than broker discounts and commissions, if any) in connection with the registration statement, which includes this prospectus.
We considered the following factors and made the following assumptions regarding the table:
|•||beneficial ownership is determined under Section 13(d) of the Exchange Act and generally includes voting or investment power with respect to securities and including any securities that grant the selling stockholder the right to acquire common stock within 60 days of July 17, 2012;|
|•||unless otherwise indicated below, to our knowledge, the selling stockholders named below have sole voting and investment power with respect to their shares of common stock, except to the extent authority is shared by spouses under applicable law;|
|•||the “Number of Shares Offered” column includes the shares issued upon conversion of the notes and shares issuable upon exercise of the warrants,|
|•||the “Number of Shares Beneficially Owned After Offering” column assumes the sale of all shares offered pursuant to this registration statement; and|
|•||the “Percentage Beneficial Ownership After Offering” column is based upon 22,503,393 shares of our Common Stock outstanding as of July 17, 2012.|
Notwithstanding these assumptions, the selling stockholders may sell less than all of the shares listed on the table. In addition, the shares listed below may be sold pursuant to this prospectus or in privately negotiated transactions. Accordingly, we cannot estimate the number of shares of common stock that the selling stockholders will sell under this prospectus.
|Number of Shares|
|Beneficially Owned||Number of Shares||Percentage|
|Prior to Offering||Number of||Beneficially Owned||Beneficial Ownership|
|Selling Stockholder||(1)||Shares Offered (2)||After Offering||After Offering|
|IDG-Accel China Growth Fund III L.P. (3)||4,930,730||4,930,730||0||-|
|IDG-Accel China III Investors L.P. (4)||349,554||349,554||0||-|
|Emerging Technology Partners LLC (5)||528,029||528,029||0||-|
|Tak W. Mak||540,719||422,422||118,297||*|
|Queensland Asset Management Limited||1,606,966||1,056,056||550,910||2.42%|
|The Shirley Settlement||1,392,645||1,056,056||336,589||1.48%|
|James Sinn Yuk Loh and Natalie Yuk Pok Cheung||949,154||528,029||421,125||1.86%|
|Gwynneth Gold Limited||422,422||422,422||0||-|
|James K. Hu||89,765||89,765||0||-|
|EasyTex Investments Limited||105,605||105,605||0||-|
|White Palace International Limited||211,211||211,211||0||-|
|Arie Belldegrun M.D., Inc.||105,605||105,605||0||-|
|Peter Kash and Donna Kash JTWROS||52,802||52,802||0||-|
|Joia and Joshua Kazam||52,802||52,802||0||-|
* Represents less than 1%.
|(1)||The Number of Shares Beneficially Owned Prior to the Offering includes the following shares issuable upon the exercise of options or warrants: Tak W. Mak, 105,778 shares; Queensland Asset Management Limited, 51,851 shares; The Shirley Settlement, 74,074 shares; and James Sinn Yuk Loh and Natalie Yuk Pok Cheung, 74,074 shares.|
|(2)||The Number of Shares Offered includes the following shares issuable upon exercise of the warrants: IDG-Accel China Capital Growth Fund III L.P., 812,000 shares; IDG-Accel China III Investors L.P, 57,565 shares; Emerging Technology Partners LLC, 86,957; Tak W. Mak, 69,565 shares; Queensland Asset Management Limited, 173,913 shares; The Shirley Settlement, 173,913 shares; James Sinn Yuk Loh and Natalie Yuk Pok Cheung, 86,957 shares; Gwynneth Gold Limited, 69,565; Kemin Ren, 86,957 shares; James K. Hu, 14,783 shares; Chang-Po Yang, 20,000 shares; EasyTex Investments Limited, 17,391 shares; White Palace International Limited, 34,783 shares; Arie Belldegrun M.D., Inc., 17,391 shares; Peter and Donna Kash, 8,696 shares; and Joia and Joshua Kazam, 8,696 shares.|
|(3)||IDG-Accel China Growth Fund III L.P. is a Cayman Islands limited partnership. The ultimate general partner is IDG-Accel China Growth Fund GP III Associates Ltd., of which Quan Zhou and Chi Sing Ho are directors.|
|(4)||IDG-Accel China III Investors L.P. is a Cayman Islands limited partnership. The ultimate general partner is IDG-Accel China Growth Fund GP III Associates Ltd., of which Quan Zhou and Chi Sing Ho are directors.|
|(5)||Emerging Technology Partners LLC is a limited liability company of which Dr. Wei-Wu He is the managing member.|
PLAN OF DISTRIBUTION
Each of the selling stockholders and any of their pledgees, assignees and successors-in-interest may, from time to time, sell any or all of their shares of common stock on any stock exchange, market or trading facility on which the shares are traded or in private transactions. These sales may be at fixed or negotiated prices. The selling stockholders may use any one or more of the following methods when selling shares:
|·||ordinary brokerage transactions and transactions in which the broker-dealer solicits purchasers;|
|·||block trades in which the broker-dealer will attempt to sell the shares as agent but may position and resell a portion of the block as principal to facilitate the transaction;|
|·||purchases by a broker-dealer as principal and resale by the broker-dealer for its account;|
|·||an exchange distribution in accordance with the rules of the applicable exchange;|
|·||privately negotiated transactions;|
|·||settlement of short sales entered into after the effective date of the registration statement of which this prospectus is a part;|
|·||in transactions through broker-dealers that agree with the selling stockholders to sell a specified number of such securities at a stipulated price per security;|
|·||through the writing or settlement of options or other hedging transactions, whether through an options exchange or otherwise; or|
|·||a combination of any such methods or any other method permitted pursuant to applicable law.|
The selling stockholders may also sell shares under Rule 144 under the Securities Act, if available, rather than under this prospectus.
Broker-dealers engaged by the selling stockholders may arrange for other brokers-dealers to participate in sales. Broker-dealers may receive commissions or discounts from the selling stockholders (or, if any broker-dealer acts as agent for the purchaser of securities, from the purchaser) in amounts to be negotiated, but, except as set forth in a supplement to this Prospectus, in the case of an agency transaction not in excess of a customary brokerage commission in compliance with FINRA Rule 2440; and in the case of a principal transaction a markup or markdown in compliance with FINRA IM-2440.
In connection with the sale of the securities or interests therein, the selling stockholders may enter into hedging transactions with broker-dealers or other financial institutions, which may in turn engage in short sales of the securities in the course of hedging the positions they assume. The selling stockholders may also sell securities short and deliver these securities to close out their short positions, or loan or pledge the securities to broker-dealers that in turn may sell these securities. The selling stockholders may also enter into option or other transactions with broker-dealers or other financial institutions or create one or more derivative securities which require the delivery to such broker-dealer or other financial institution of securities offered by this prospectus, which securities such broker-dealer or other financial institution may resell pursuant to this prospectus (as supplemented or amended to reflect such transaction).
The selling stockholders and any broker-dealers or agents that are involved in selling the securities may be deemed to be “underwriters” within the meaning of the Securities Act in connection with such sales. In such event, any commissions received by such broker-dealers or agents and any profit on the resale of the securities purchased by them may be deemed to be underwriting commissions or discounts under the Securities Act. Each selling stockholder has informed us that it does not have any written or oral agreement or understanding, directly or indirectly, with any person to distribute the securities. In no event shall any broker-dealer receive fees, commissions and markups which, in the aggregate, would exceed eight percent (8%).
We are required to pay certain fees and expenses incurred by us incident to the registration of the securities. We have agreed to indemnify the selling stockholders against certain losses, claims, damages and liabilities, including liabilities under the Securities Act.
Because selling stockholders may be deemed to be “underwriters” within the meaning of the Securities Act, they will be subject to the prospectus delivery requirements of the Securities Act including Rule 172 thereunder. In addition, any securities covered by this prospectus which qualify for sale pursuant to Rule 144 under the Securities Act may be sold under Rule 144 rather than under this prospectus. The selling stockholders have advised us that there is no underwriter or coordinating broker acting in connection with the proposed sale of the resale securities by the selling stockholders.
We agreed to keep this prospectus effective until the earlier of (i) the date on which the securities may be resold by the selling stockholders without registration and without regard to any volume or manner-of-sale limitations by reason of Rule 144, without the requirement for the Company to be in compliance with the current public information under Rule 144 under the Securities Act or any other rule of similar effect,(ii) all of the securities have been sold pursuant to this prospectus or Rule 144 under the Securities Act or any other rule of similar effect, or (iii) when all of the shares of common stock have been sold in a private transaction in which the registration rights are not assigned to the transferee . The resale securities will be sold only through registered or licensed brokers or dealers if required under applicable state securities laws. In addition, in certain states, the resale securities covered hereby may not be sold unless they have been registered or qualified for sale in the applicable state or an exemption from the registration or qualification requirement is available and is complied with.
Under applicable rules and regulations under the Exchange Act, any person engaged in the distribution of the resale securities may not simultaneously engage in market making activities with respect to the common stock for the applicable restricted period, as defined in Regulation M, prior to the commencement of the distribution. In addition, the selling stockholders will be subject to applicable provisions of the Exchange Act and the rules and regulations thereunder, including Regulation M, which may limit the timing of purchases and sales of securities of the common stock by the selling stockholders or any other person. If we are notified by any selling stockholder that any material arrangement has been entered into with a broker-dealer for the sale of shares of common stock we will file, if required, a supplement to this prospectus. If the selling stockholders use this prospectus for any sale of the shares of common stock, they will be subject to the prospectus delivery requirements of the Securities Act.
The validity of the shares of common stock offered hereby has been passed upon for us by Arnold & Porter LLP, Washington, D.C.
Reznick Group, P.C. (“Reznick”), independent registered public accounting firm, has audited our consolidated financial statements included in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2011, as set forth in their report which is incorporated by reference in this prospectus and elsewhere in the registration statement. Our financial statements as of December 31, 2011 are incorporated by reference in reliance on Reznick’s report, given on their authority as experts in accounting and auditing.
INCORPORATION OF CERTAIN DOCUMENTS BY REFERENCE
The SEC allows us to incorporate by reference the information that we file with the SEC, which means that we can disclose important information to you by referring you to those documents. The information incorporated by reference is considered to be part of this prospectus. These documents may include periodic reports, such as Annual Reports on Form 10-K, Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q and Current Reports on Form 8-K, as well as Proxy Statements. Any documents that we subsequently file with the SEC will automatically update and replace the information previously filed with the SEC. Thus, for example, in the case of a conflict or inconsistency between information set forth in this prospectus and information incorporated by reference into this prospectus, you should rely on the information contained in the document that was filed later.
This prospectus incorporates by reference the documents listed below that we previously have filed with the SEC and any additional documents that we may file with the SEC under Sections 13(a), 13(c), 14 or 15(d) of the Exchange Act between the date of this prospectus and the termination of the offering of the securities. These documents contain important information about us.
|1.||The Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2011, filed with the SEC on March 9, 2012.|
|2.||The Company’s Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended March 31, 2012, filed with the SEC on May 15, 2012.|
|3.||The Company’s Definitive Proxy Statement on Schedule 14A for its 2012 Annual Stockholder’s Meeting, filed with the SEC on March 22, 2012.|
|4.||The Company’s Current Reports on Form 8-K, filed on January 6, 2012; January 26, 2012; February 6, 2012; February 23, 2012; March 7, 2012; April 3, 2012; May 4, 2012; and May 23, 2012.|
|5.||The description of the Company’s common stock contained in the Company’s Registration Statement on Form 8-A filed under the Exchange Act on May 14, 1996, including any amendment or report filed for the purpose of updating such description.|
You can obtain a copy of any or all of the documents incorporated by reference in this prospectus (other than an exhibit to a document unless that exhibit is specifically incorporated by reference into that document) from the SEC on its web site at http://www.sec.gov. You also can obtain these documents from us without charge by visiting our web site at http://www.entremed.com or by requesting them in writing, by email or by telephone at the following address:
9640 Medical Center Drive
Rockville, Maryland 20850
WHERE YOU CAN FIND MORE INFORMATION
We have filed with the SEC a registration statement under the Securities Act that registers the distribution of the securities offered under this prospectus. The registration statement, including the attached exhibits and schedules and the information incorporated by reference, contains additional relevant information about us and the securities. The rules and regulations of the SEC allow us to omit from this prospectus certain information included in the registration statement. You can obtain a copy of the registration statement from the SEC at the address listed below or from the SEC’s Internet site.
We file reports, proxy statements and other documents with the SEC. You may read and copy any document we file at the SEC’s public reference room at 100 F Street, N.E., Washington, D.C. 20549. You should call 1-800-SEC-0330 for more information on the public reference room. Our SEC filings are also available to you on the SEC’s Internet site at http://www.sec.gov.