Mela Sciences (NSDQ:MELA) priced a public offering of 5 million shares of common stock at $3.25 per share, hoping to raise up to $14.9 million.
President & CEO Joseph Gulfo and director Robert Coradini agreed to purchase 43,000 shares at the Dec. 15 closing price of $3.97 per share.
The Irvington, N.Y.-based company plans to use the proceeds for research & development and to commercially launch its flagship skin cancer detection device MelaFind system in the U.S. and Europe, according to a press release.
Mela Sciences won FDA clearance early last month after more than two years in regulatory limbo, and landed CE Mark approval in the European Union in September.
"The FDA approval of MelaFind marks the most important achievement in the company’s history and represents a significant advance for the millions of Americans who are at risk of developing this terrible disease," Gulfo said in November.
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