Organovo Announces Termination of Merger Agreement with Tarveda Therapeutics |

Organovo Announces Termination of Merger Agreement with Tarveda Therapeutics

SAN DIEGO: Organovo Holdings Inc. has terminated the merger agreement with Tarveda Therapeutics, Inc., originally announced on December 16, 2019, and will continue to operate as an independent company. Organovo has been a pioneer in the development of 3-D bioprinted tissues comprised of human cells. The Company had submitted the merger proposal and other related proposals to be voted upon at a Special Meeting of Stockholders, as described in its definitive proxy materials filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on February 24, 2020. The Special Meeting of Stockholders was held on March 26, 2020 and adjourned until today. At today’s reconvened special meeting, Organovo’s stockholders did not approve the merger related proposal and Organovo terminated the merger agreement in accordance with its terms. “I would like to thank our stockholders for their dedicated engagement in reviewing our merger proposal, and we look forward to laying out our go forward strategic plan in the coming weeks,” commented Taylor J. Crouch, CEO. “I would like to deeply thank Organovo’s team, our Board of Directors, our advisors, and our outstanding counterparts at Tarveda Therapeutics for the months of diligent effort and well-intentioned negotiations to put forward the business combination proposal. We continue to believe that Tarveda is an exciting and innovative company, and we wish them much success in their on-going mission to bring significant advancements to the treatment of a broad range of patients suffering from solid tumor malignancies.” Organovo notes that among other items voted upon through this process, its stockholders have approved the proposal to effect a reverse stock split of 1 share for every 20 to 40 shares of existing common stock, such reverse stock split to be carried out at the Board’s discretion. – Business Wire  
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