Trading of SciBase on Nasdaq First North commences today
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SciBase, a Swedish medtech company that has developed a unique instrument for the detection of malignant melanoma, announces that trading in the company’s shares on Nasdaq First North commences today with the ticker “SCIB”. The outcome of the Offering was announced on May 29. The level of interest in the IPO was high from both Swedish and international institutional investors as well as the general public, resulting in around 4 000 new shareholders. The Offering was oversubscribed several times.
Simon Grant, CEO, comments:
“I am especially pleased with the tremendous interest from a wide range of new private investors and institutional generalists and specialists. With the additional capital and the superior data we have from the world’s largest trial of its kind, we will expand our efforts in prioritized markets. I look forward to continuing the fight against skin cancer and at the same time becoming a profitable listed company.”
Pareto Securities is Sole Manager and Bookrunner in connection with the Offering. Hamilton Advokatbyrå is legal advisor to SciBase and Gernandt & Danielsson is legal advisor to Pareto Securities. Avanza is Selling Agent and Certified Adviser.
For further information please visit www.scibase.com or contact:
Simon Grant, CEO
Tel: +46 72 887 43 99
About Skin Cancer
Skin cancer is one of the most common cancers in the world, accounting for nearly half of all cancers. It has been estimated that nearly half of all Americans who live to age 65 will develop skin cancer at least once. Malignant melanoma is the most fatal form of skin cancer causing the majority (75%) of deaths related to skin cancer. Worldwide, doctors diagnose about 230,000 new cases of melanoma yearly.
About SciBase and Nevisense
SciBase is a Swedish medical technology company founded in 1998 that has developed Nevisense, a point-of-care device for the accurate detection of malignant melanoma. Nevisense has emerged from more than 20 years of research at The Karolinska Institute in Stockholm and at SciBase. The device is designed to provide additional information when evaluating lesions with a suspicion of melanoma. Nevisense is based on a technology called Electrical Impedance Spectroscopy (EIS), which uses the varying electrical properties of human tissue to categorize cellular structures and thereby detect malignancies. The CE-marked system consists of an electrode on a hand-held probe connected to a small portable device performing the analysis and displaying the result.
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