Over $400 Million Raised by U.S. Life Sciences Companies Through At-the-Market (ATM) Offerings in 2012, Reports Brinson Patrick

Over $400 Million Raised by U.S. Life Sciences Companies Through At-the-Market
               (ATM) Offerings in 2012, Reports Brinson Patrick

- Record High Usage of ATMs in 2012 by U.S. Life Sciences Companies -

- Year-Over-Year Increase is 78 Percent vs. $227 Million Raised in 2011 -

PR Newswire

NEW YORK, April 8, 2013

NEW YORK, April 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Brinson Patrick Securities
Corporation, a boutique investment bank specializing in at-the-market (ATM)
offerings, reported today that life sciences companies in the U.S. raised
roughly $404 million through ATMs in 2012, compared to $227 million in 2011, a
78 percent year-over-year increase.

In the fourth quarter of 2012, life sciences companies raised $128 million
through ATMs, compared to $101 million in the third quarter, a 27 percent
increase. This ATM activity included the following companies: StemCells Inc.
(NASDAQ: STEM), Newark, Calif.; Sarepta Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: SRPT),
Cambridge, Mass.; Sunesis Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: SNSS), San Francisco,
Calif.; Acadia Pharmaceuticals Inc.(NASDAQ: ACAD), San Diego, Calif.

"The continued uptrend in ATM adoption and usage by life sciences companies is
evident in these numbers," says Todd Wyche, CEO of Brinson Patrick. "As we
have predicted, an increasing number of life sciences companies continue to
add ATMs to their financing toolkits to lower their cost of capital and avoid
unnecessary dilution."

An ATM provides an efficient means of raising equity capital over time by
enabling a publicly traded company to tap into the existing secondary market
for its shares on an as-needed basis. With an ATM, an exchange-listed company
incrementally sells newly issued shares into the trading market through a
designated broker-dealer at prevailing market prices, rather than via a
traditional underwritten offering of a fixed number of shares at a fixed price
all at once.

About Brinson Patrick Securities Corporation

Brinson Patrick Securities Corporation is a boutique investment bank that
employs its DOCS® (Dynamic Offering of Common Stock) at-the-market (ATM)
financing facility to raise the capital for clients as they need it. The DOCS®
ATM is a low-profile equity offering appropriate for publicly traded companies
across multiple industries and market capitalizations. It has been
successfully utilized by companies in the energy, life sciences, technology,
real estate, financial services and hospitality industries with market
capitalizations that range from $50 million to over $1 billion.

For more information about ATMs and the firm, visit
http://www.brinsonpatrick.com. To access Todd Wyche's biography and a Brinson
Patrick fact sheet click here.

Brinson Patrick is a FINRA member broker-dealer.



SOURCE Brinson Patrick Securities Corporation

Website: http://www.brinsonpatrick.com
Contact: Tim Studley, Brinson Patrick, (212) 453-0923,
tstudley@brinsonpatrick.com