– Phase 1 ELiPSE-1 trial of CNTY-101 in relapsed/refractory CD19 positive B-cell lymphomas underway –
– Ended 2022 with cash, cash equivalents, and investments of $367.4 million; Cash runway expected into 2026 –
PHILADELPHIA, March 16, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Century Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: IPSC), an innovative clinical-stage biotechnology company developing induced pluripotent stem cell (iPSC)-derived cell therapies in immuno-oncology, today reported financial results and business highlights for the full-year ended December 31, 2022.
“We are excited about the significant progress of our next generation platforms for iNK and gamma delta iT product candidates, including the commencement of our Phase 1 ELiPSE-1 trial for CNTY-101. We are well-positioned for a productive 2023 as we continue building on the foundational investments we’ve made in iPSC technology, genetic editing, and manufacturing,” said Lalo Flores, Chief Executive Officer, Century Therapeutics. “We have a strong balance sheet and are realizing platform and operational efficiencies which we believe extend our cash runway into 2026 and allow us to deliver on our key platform and program milestones.”
- In February 2023, the Company announced that the first patient has been dosed in the first-in-human Phase 1 ELiPSE-1 trial evaluating CNTY-101 in relapsed or refractory CD19 positive B-cell lymphomas. As a leading next-generation allogeneic cell therapy candidate, CNTY-101 is the first to test the potential of a finite, repeat dosing regimen and the ability to deliver more durable responses enabled by Allo-Evasion™ gene edits designed to prevent rejection. Initial data from Schedule A of the trial is planned to be available by year-end 2023.
- In January 2023, the Company announced an internal portfolio prioritization which allows for the acceleration of key programs including CNTY-107 in Nectin-4+ tumors, and extended the Company’s expected cash runway into 2026.
- The Company has selected targets for CNTY-102, a CAR-iT product candidate, against CD19 and CD22 for relapsed/refractory B-cell lymphoma and other B-cell malignancies. The Company expects to share pre-clinical data later this year.
- In November 2022, the Company presented preclinical data in two posters at the Society for Immunotherapy of Cancer 37th Annual Meeting. The data presented supported the Company’s next generation platform for iPSC-derived NK cells and demonstrated that iPSC-derived CAR gamma delta T cells effectively control solid tumors as monotherapy and in combination with a therapeutic antibody. The Company also hosted a virtual Research and Development Day, where the Company announced the nomination of the next pipeline program, CNTY-107.
Full Year 2022 Financial Results
- Cash Position: Cash, cash equivalents, and marketable securities were $367.4 million as of December 31, 2022, as compared to $358.8 million as of December 31, 2021. Net cash provided by operations was $14.1 million for the twelve months ended December 31, 2022 (which includes deferred revenues from the Bristol-Myers Squibb (BMS) collaboration of $118.0 million), compared to net cash used in operations of $89.0 million for the twelve months ended December 31, 2021.
- Collaboration Revenue: Collaboration revenue was $5.2 million for the twelve months ended December 31, 2022, generated through the Company’s collaboration, option and license agreement with BMS.
- Research and Development (R&D) expenses: R&D expenses were $97.2 million for the year ended December 31, 2022, compared to $75.6 million for the year ended December 31, 2021. The increase in R&D expenses was primarily due to an increase in personnel expenses related to increased headcount to expand the Company’s R&D capabilities, costs for preclinical studies and clinical expenses for advancing CNTY-101, costs for laboratory supplies, and facility costs.
- General and Administrative (G&A) expenses: G&A expenses were $31.9 million for the year ended December 31, 2022, compared to $19.2 million for the year ended December 31, 2021. The increase in G&A expenses was primarily due to an increase in employee headcount and additional costs to operate as a public company.
- Net loss: Net loss was $130.9 million for the year ended December 31, 2022, compared to $95.8 million for the year ended December 31, 2021.
- The Company expects full year generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) operating expenses to be between $135 million and $145 million, including non-cash stock-based compensation expense of $12 million to $17 million.
- The Company estimates its cash, cash equivalents, and investments will support operations into 2026.
About Century Therapeutics
Century Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: IPSC) is a clinical-stage biotechnology company harnessing the power of adult stem cells to develop curative cell therapy products for cancer that we believe will allow us to overcome the limitations of first-generation cell therapies. Our genetically engineered, iPSC-derived iNK and iT cell product candidates are designed to specifically target hematologic and solid tumor cancers. We are leveraging our expertise in cellular reprogramming, genetic engineering, and manufacturing to develop therapies with the potential to overcome many of the challenges inherent to cell therapy and provide a significant advantage over existing cell therapy technologies. We believe our commitment to developing off-the-shelf cell therapies will expand patient access and provide an unparalleled opportunity to advance the course of cancer care. For more information on Century Therapeutics please visit https://www.centurytx.com/.
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|Century Therapeutics, Inc|
|Condensed Balance Sheets|
|(unaudited, in thousands)|
|December 31,||December 31,|
|Cash and cash equivalents||84,265||56,445|
|Prepaid expenses and other current assets||4,223||5,275|
|Total current assets||319,721||228,154|
|Property and equipment, net||82,785||57,967|
|Operating lease right-of-use assets, net||28,945||11,854|
|Other long-term assets||3,239||3,486|
|Liabilities, convertible preferred stock, and stockholders’ equity|
|Accrued expenses and other liabilities||10,707||7,020|
|Long-term debt, current||6,502||1,039|
|Deferred revenue, current||7,154||–|
|Total current liabilities||29,817||15,655|
|Operating lease liability, noncurrent||38,698||14,559|
|Long-term debt, net||3,739||8,903|
|Other long-term liabilities||718||2,020|
|Additional paid-in capital||824,292||785,049|
|Accumulated other comprehensive loss||(2,462)||(650)|
|Total stockholders’ equity||302,738||396,238|
|Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity||$||486,544||$||437,375|
|Century Therapeutics, Inc|
|Condensed consolidated statements of operations|
|(unaudited, in thousands, except share and per share amounts)|
|December 31,||December 31,|
|Research and development||$||97,173||$||75,648|
|General and administrative||31,857||19,235|
|In-process research and development||10,000||–|
|Total operating expenses||$||139,030||$||94,883|
|Loss from operations||(133,831||)||(94,883||)|
|Other income, net||4,420||377|
|Loss before provision for income taxes||$||(130,841||)||$||(95,781||)|
|Provision for income taxes||(91||)||(43||)|
|Unrealized loss on investments||(1,786||)||(615||)|
|Foreign currency translation adjustment||(26||)||(32||)|
|Net loss per common share – Basic and Diluted||(2.27||)||(2.96||)|
|Weighted average common shares outstanding||57,755,842||32,392,554|
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