Viral Diseases Tester Virax Biolabs Prices Upsized US$6.75 Million IPO

Biopharmaceutical company Virax Biolabs Group Limited recently increased its initial public offering size as it applies for a Nasdaq Capital Market listing. The firm is now looking to raise US$6.75 million.

The offering consists of 1.35 million common shares, up from the previously announced 1.2 million, selling at US$5.00 per share. The company targets to trade on the Nasdaq market under the symbol “VRAX”.

Boustead Securities acts as the sole bookrunner for the said offering. The underwriters were granted a 45-day over-allotment option to purchase additional 202,500 shares at the same IPO price.

Net proceeds from the offering are expected to be used for research & development, obtaining product certification approvals, expanding staff & payroll, marketing & advertising, working capital, operating expenses, inventory purchases, and regulatory & compliance work.

The UK-based biotech company focuses on developing T-cell testing as a method to detect one’s risk to major global viral threats through immunology profiling. The firm recently received ethical approval for its current study involving its Virax Immune COVID-19 test kit that bases its detection of viral immunity on T-cells instead of antibodies like most other kits.

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