NantKwest Priced, Nasdaq: NK

Developing cancer immunotherapies based on natural killer cells.

Industry: Health Care

Latest Trade: $5.50 0.00 (0.0%)

First Day Return: +38.6%

Return from IPO: -78.0%

Industry: Health Care

We are a pioneering clinical-stage immunotherapy company focused on harnessing the power of the innate immune system by using the natural killer cell to treat cancer, infectious diseases and inflammatory diseases. Natural killer cells are the body’s first line of defense due to their innate ability to rapidly seek and destroy abnormal cells, such as cancer or virally-infected cells, without prior exposure or activation by other support molecules required to activate adaptive immune cells such as T-cells. Our immuno-oncology NK platform has multiple modes to potentially induce cell death against the tumor or infected cell by: direct killing by binding to stress ligands expressed by the diseased cell with the release of toxic granules directly into the tumor cell; antibody mediated killing by binding to antibodies administered in combination and enhancing the cancer killing effect of the administered antibody, enabling targeted cell killing through antibody dependent cellular cytotoxicity, or ADCC; and target activated killing by binding to known or newly discovered tumor-specific antigens, expressed on the surface of tumor cells and inducing cell death by the release of toxic granules directly into the tumor cell, by the release of cytokines and chemokines which recruit additional innate and adaptive immune responses and by the recruitment of cytotoxic T-cells.
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IPO Data
IPO File Date 06/19/2015
Offer Price $25.00
Price Range $20.00 - $23.00
Offer Shares (mm) 8.3
Deal Size ($mm) $207
IPO Data
IPO Date 07/27/2015
Offer Price $25.00
Price Range $20.00 - $23.00
Offer Shares (mm) 8.3
Deal Size ($mm) $207
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Company Data
Headquarters Cardiff-by-the-Sea, CA
Founded 2002
Employees 15
Website www.nantkwest.com