BIOCEPT, INC. (NASDAQ:BIOC) Files An 8-K Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement

BIOCEPT, INC. (NASDAQ:BIOC) Files An 8-K Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement
Item 1.01 Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement.

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On January 30, 2018, Biocept, Inc. (the “Company”) issued warrants to purchase up to an aggregate of 1,089,169 shares of common stock, par value $0.0001 per share (the “Common Stock”), which have an exercise price per share of $1.20 (the “January Warrants”). On February 12, 2019, the Company issued warrants to purchase up to an aggregate of 7,165,000 shares of Common Stock with an exercise price per share of $1.20 (the “February Warrants”). On March 19, 2019, the Company issued warrants to purchase up to an aggregate of 5,950,000 shares of Common Stock with an exercise price per share of $1.25 (the “March Warrants” and together with the January Warrants and the February Warrants, the “Existing Warrants”). The January Warrants were immediately exercisable and are set to expire on January 30, 2023. The February Warrants were immediately exercisable and are set to expire on February 12, 2024. The March Warrants were immediately exercisable and are set to expire on September 19, 2024.

On May 28, 2019, the Company entered into Warrant Exercise Agreements (the “Exercise Agreements”) with certain of the holders of the Existing Warrants (the “Exercising Holders”). to the Exercise Agreements, the Exercising Holders and the Company agreed that, subject to any applicable beneficial ownership limitations, the Exercising Holders would cash exercise up to 20% of their Existing Warrants (the “Investor Warrants”) into shares of Common Stock underlying such Existing Warrants (the “Exercised Shares”). In order to induce the Exercising Holders to cash exercise the Investor Warrants, the Exercise Agreements provide for the issuance of new warrants to purchase up to an aggregate of approximately 7,736,107 shares of Common Stock (the “New Warrants”), with such New Warrants to be issued in an amount equal to 75% of the number of Exercised Shares underlying any Investor Warrants that are cash exercised by July 15, 2019. The New Warrants are exercisable upon issuance and terminate on the date that is five-years and six-months following the initial exercise date. The New Warrants have an exercise price per share of $1.31.

The January Warrants and the underlying shares of Common Stock were registered to the Company’s Registration Statement on Form S-1 (File No. 333-221648), as amended, filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”), on November 17, 2017, which became effective on January 25, 2018, and the Company’s Registration Statement on Form S-1 (File No. 333-222706), filed with the SEC under the Securities Act on January 26, 2018, which became effective on January 25, 2018, and the related prospectus dated January 30, 2018. The February Warrants and the underlying shares of Common Stock were registered to the Company’s Registration Statement on Form S-1 (File No. 333-228566), as amended, filed with the SEC under the Securities Act on November 28, 2018, which became effective on February 7, 2019, and the related prospectus dated February 12, 2019. The March Warrants and the underlying shares of Common Stock were registered to the Company’s Registration Statement on Form S-1 (File No. 333-230797), as amended, filed with the SEC under the Securities Act on April 10, 2019, which became effective on April 23, 2019, and the related prospectus dated April 22, 2019.

The New Warrants and the shares of Common Stock issuable upon the exercise of the New Warrants are not being registered under the Securities Act, and are being offered to the exemption provided in Section 4(a)(2) under the Securities Act.

Approximately 2,062,966 Investor Warrants are contemplated to be exercised contemporaneously with the execution of the Exercise Agreements. Assuming full exercise of the Investor Warrants and subject to the Exercise Agreements, the Company expects to receive aggregate gross proceeds of up to approximately $12.7 million from the cash exercise of the Investor Warrants by the Exercising Holders.

The Company agreed that from today until July 25, 2019 the Company shall not issue, enter into any agreement to issue or announce the issuance of any shares of Common Stock or Common Stock Equivalents (as defined in the Exercise Agreements).

Maxim Group LLC acted as the exclusive financial advisor for the transaction.

The description of terms and conditions of the Exercise Agreements and the New Warrants set forth herein do not purport to be complete and are qualified in their entirety by reference to the full text of the forms of Exercise Agreement and New Warrant, copies of which are attached as Exhibits 4.1 and 10.1, respectively, to this Current Report on Form 8-K and incorporated herein by reference.

Item 3.02 Unregistered Sale of Equity Securities.

The information contained in Item 1.01 of this Current Report on Form 8-K in relation to the New Warrants and the shares of Common Stock issuable upon the exercise thereof is hereby incorporated by reference into this Item 3.02.

Item 3.03 Material Modifications to Rights of Security Holders.

The information contained above in Item 1.01 of this Current Report on Form 8-K is hereby incorporated by reference into this Item 3.03.

Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.

(d) Exhibits

BIOCEPT INC Exhibit
EX-4.1 2 bioc-ex41_7.htm EX-4.1 bioc-ex41_7.htm     EXHIBIT 4.1   NEITHER THIS SECURITY NOR THE SECURITIES FOR WHICH THIS SECURITY IS EXERCISABLE HAVE BEEN REGISTERED WITH THE SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION OR THE SECURITIES COMMISSION OF ANY STATE IN RELIANCE UPON AN EXEMPTION FROM REGISTRATION UNDER THE SECURITIES ACT OF 1933,…
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About BIOCEPT, INC. (NASDAQ:BIOC)

Biocept, Inc. is an early commercial-stage molecular oncology diagnostics company. The Company develops and commercializes circulating tumor cell (CTC) and circulating tumor deoxyribonucleic acid (ctDNA), assays utilizing a standard blood sample, or liquid biopsy. The Company’s Target-Selector offering is based on an internally developed, microfluidics-based CTC capture and analysis platform, with enabling features that change how CTC testing can be used by clinicians by providing biomarker detection and monitoring requiring only a standard blood sample. The ctDNA technology enables mutation detection and is applicable to nucleic acid from CTCs or other sample types, such as blood plasma. The Company commercializes its Target-Selector assays for a range of solid tumor indications, such as breast cancer, non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), small cell lung cancer (SCLC), gastric cancer, colorectal cancer, prostate cancer and melanoma.

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