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Cellectar Reports Second Quarter 2019 Financial Results and Provides a Corporate Update
“We made considerable progress on both the clinical and regulatory fronts during the second quarter and subsequent period. CLR 131 continues to advance, delivering encouraging preliminary data with improving efficacy and a clear dose response in our ongoing Phase 1 study. In addition, the company received FDA Fast Track Designation for CLR 131 in two separate indications and believe that we continue to track toward a registrational study in at least one B-cell hematologic malignancy from our ongoing Phase 2 CLOVER-1 study,” said
Second Quarter and Recent Corporate Highlights
- Announced initial results from Cohort 6 in the company’s ongoing Phase 1 clinical study with CLR 131 in Relapsed or Refractory Multiple Myeloma (R/R MM). Data from Cohort 6 showed improved efficacy and a clear dose response compared to prior cohorts, including a 50% overall response rate, a 50% minimal response rate and 100% disease control rate.
The International Myeloma Working Groupdefines a partial response as a 50% to 89.9% reduction in the marker of disease and minimal response as 25% to 49.9% reduction in the marker of disease. One patient achieved a minimal response with a 48% reduction in their m-protein. The other patient achieving a minimal response had a 39% reduction in m-protein remains on study and continues to be evaluated.
- Expanded the third cohort of our ongoing Phase 2 CLOVER-1 study of CLR 131 after preliminary results showed it exceeded pre-specified performance criteria. We are currently enrolling patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia/small lymphocytic lymphoma (CLL/SLL), lymphoplasmacytic lymphoma (LPL) and marginal zone lymphoma (MZL) in the third cohort. The company continues to expect to report top-line data from the Phase 2 CLOVER-1 study in 2019.
- Received FDA Fast Track Designation for CLR 131 in two separate indications: in fourth line or later relapsed/refractory multiple myeloma and in relapsed or refractory Diffuse Large B-Cell Lymphoma (DLBCL). CLR 131 is currently being evaluated in Cellectar’s ongoing CLOVER-1 Phase 2 clinical study in patients with select B-Cell lymphomas, including multiple myeloma and DLBCL.
- Closed on a financing for gross proceeds of
$10 million. In a registered direct offering, Cellectar issued 1,982,000 shares of common stock. In a separate concurrent private placement transaction, Cellectar sold 2,018,000 shares of common stock. In conjunction with the offerings, the company also issued 4,000,000 warrants to purchase common stock in the private placement.
Second Quarter Summary of Financial Results
Cash and Cash Equivalents: As of
Research and Development Expense: R&D expense for the three months ended
General and Administrative Expense: General and administrative (G&A) expense for the three months ended
Net Loss: Net loss for the three months ended
About CLR 131
CLR 131 is a small-molecule, targeted Phospholipid Drug Conjugate™ (PDC) designed to deliver cytotoxic radiation directly to cancer cells, while limiting exposure to healthy cells. CLR 131 is the company’s lead product candidate and is currently being evaluated in a Phase 2 study in B-Cell lymphomas, and two Phase 1 dose-escalating clinical studies, one in multiple myeloma and one in pediatric solid tumors and lymphoma. CLR 131 was granted Orphan Drug designation for the treatment of multiple myeloma, and was granted Orphan Drug and Rare Pediatric Disease designations for the treatment of neuroblastoma, rhabdomyosarcoma, Ewing’s sarcoma and osteosarcoma.
The company’s lead PDC therapeutic, CLR 131, is currently in three clinical studies – a Phase 2 study, and two Phase 1 studies. The Phase 2 clinical study (CLOVER-1) is in refractory/relapsing (R/R) B-Cell malignancies, including multiple myeloma (MM), chronic lymphocytic leukemia/small lymphocytic lymphoma (CLL/SLL), lymphoplasmacytic lymphoma (LPL), marginal zone lymphoma (MZL), mantle cell lymphoma (MCL), and diffuse large B-Cell lymphoma (DLBCL). The company is also conducting a Phase 1 dose escalation study in patients with R/R multiple myeloma (MM) and a Phase 1 study in pediatric solid tumors and lymphoma.
The company’s product pipeline also includes one preclinical PDC chemotherapeutic program (CLR 1900) and several partnered PDC assets.
For more information, please visit www.cellectar.com.
Forward-Looking Statement Disclaimer
This news release contains forward-looking statements. You can identify these statements by our use of words such as "may", "expect", "believe", "anticipate", "intend", "could", "estimate", "continue", "plans", or their negatives or cognates. These statements are only estimates and predictions and are subject to known and unknown risks and uncertainties that may cause actual future experience and results to differ materially from the statements made. These statements are based on our current beliefs and expectations as to such future outcomes. Drug discovery and development involve a high degree of risk. Factors that might cause such a material difference include, among others, uncertainties related to the ability to raise additional capital, uncertainties related to the disruptions at our sole source supplier of CLR 131, the ability to attract and retain partners for our technologies, the identification of lead compounds, the successful preclinical development thereof, the completion of clinical trials, the
|CELLECTAR BIOSCIENCES, INC.|
|CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS|
|Cash and cash equivalents||$||16,849,631||$||13,255,616|
|Prepaid expenses and other current assets||1,333,846||641,218|
|Total current assets||18,183,477||13,951,834|
|Fixed assets, net||492,716||543,339|
|Right-of-use asset, net||378,280||—|
|LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY|
|Accounts payable and accrued liabilities||$||2,528,017||$||1,543,819|
|Capital lease obligations, current portion||568||2,213|
|Total current liabilities||2,673,987||1,622,122|
|Deferred rent, less current portion||—||170,999|
|Total long-term liabilities||476,247||170,999|
|COMMITMENTS AND CONTINGENCIES (Note 7)|
|Series C preferred stock: 215 and 473 issued and outstanding as of June 30, 2019 and December 31, 2018, respectively||1,148,204||2,526,049|
|Common stock, $0.00001 par value; 80,000,000 shares authorized; 9,386,703 and 4,732,387 shares issued and outstanding as of June 30, 2019 and December 31, 2018, respectively||94||47|
|Additional paid-in capital||119,234,700||108,323,208|
|Total stockholders’ equity||15,985,453||13,260,961|
|TOTAL LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY||$||19,135,687||$||15,054,082|
|CELLECTAR BIOSCIENCES, INC.|
|CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS|
|Three Months Ended
|Six Months Ended
|COSTS AND EXPENSES:|
|Research and development||$||1,809,547||$||1,723,087||$||4,117,944||$||3,802,955|
|General and administrative||1,390,812||1,181,832||2,712,227||2,555,491|
|Total costs and expenses||3,200,359||2,904,919||6,830,171||6,358,446|
|LOSS FROM OPERATIONS||(3,200,359||)||(2,904,919||)||(6,830,171||)||(6,358,446||)|
|Gain/(Loss) on revaluation of derivative warrants||1,000||(20,000||)||(3,000||)||(46,950||)|
|Interest income, net||11,798||4,228||23,969||8,882|
|Total other income (expense), net||12,798||(15,772||)||20,969||(38,068||)|
|BASIC AND DILUTED NET LOSS ATTRIBUTABLE TO COMMON STOCKHOLDERS PER COMMON SHARE||$||(0.46||)||$||(1.69||)||$||(1.15||)||$||(3.75||)|
|SHARES USED IN COMPUTING BASIC AND DILUTED NET LOSS ATTRIBUTABLE TO COMMON STOCKHOLDERS PER COMMON SHARE||6,963,301||1,731,561||5,935,111||1,706,278|
Source: Cellectar Biosciences