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Sorrento Therapeutics, Inc.
4955 Directors Place

San Diego, California 92121

 

October 15, 2020

VIA EDGAR

Securities and Exchange Commission
100 F Street, NE
Washington, D.C. 20549-0406

 

Re:

Sorrento Therapeutics, Inc.

 

Registration Statement on Form S-3, Filed on October 8, 2020

 

File No. 333-249386

Ladies and Gentlemen:

Pursuant to Rule 461 under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, Sorrento Therapeutics, Inc. (the “Company”) hereby requests that the effectiveness of the Registration Statement on Form S-3 (Registration No. 333-249386) of the Company (the “Registration Statement”), filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on October 8, 2020 be accelerated so that such Registration Statement shall become effective at 4:30 p.m. (Eastern Time) on October 20, 2020, or as soon as possible thereafter. There are no underwriters for this proposed offering, which is an offering of the Company’s common stock by a selling stockholder.

The Company hereby confirms that it is aware of its responsibilities under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, as they relate to the proposed offering of the securities specified in the Registration Statement.

It would be appreciated if, promptly after the Registration Statement has become effective, you would so inform our outside counsel, Jeffrey T. Hartlin of Paul Hastings LLP, by telephone at (650) 320-1804 or by email at jeffhartlin@paulhastings.com. The Company hereby authorizes Mr. Hartlin to orally modify or withdraw this request for acceleration.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sincerely,

SORRENTO THERAPEUTICS, INC.

 


 

 

 

By:  

/s/ Henry Ji, Ph.D.

 

 

 

Henry Ji, Ph.D.

 

 

 

President and Chief Executive Officer

 

 

 

 

cc:

 

Jeffrey T. Hartlin, Paul Hastings LLP