Sorrento Therapeutics, Inc.
4955 Directors Place

San Diego, California 92121


October 6, 2020


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



Sorrento Therapeutics, Inc.


Registration Statement on Form S-3, Filed on September 30, 2020


File No. 333-249178

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. 333-249178) of the Company (the “Registration Statement”), filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on September 30, 2020 be accelerated so that such Registration Statement shall become effective at 4:30 p.m. (Eastern Time) on October 8, 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 selling stockholders.

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 The Company hereby authorizes Mr. Hartlin to orally modify or withdraw this request for acceleration.














/s/ Henry Ji, Ph.D.




Henry Ji, Ph.D.




President and Chief Executive Officer







Jeffrey T. Hartlin, Paul Hastings LLP