Corbus Pharmaceuticals Reports 2014 Financial Results and Provides 2015 Business Update
NORWOOD, MA -- (Marketwired) -- 02/10/15 -- Corbus Pharmaceuticals Holdings, Inc. (OTCQB: CRBP) (the "Company"), an emerging drug development company focused on the development and commercialization of its lead product candidate, Resunab™, for the treatment of rare, life-threatening inflammatory and fibrotic diseases, announced today its financial results for the year ended December 31, 2014.
The Company also reviewed its corporate progress and anticipated near-term clinical development milestones for Resunab, a novel synthetic oral specialized pro-resolving mediator drug with unique anti-inflammatory and anti-fibrotic activity under development for the treatment of cystic fibrosis (CF) and diffuse cutaneous systemic sclerosis (scleroderma).
Recent Corporate Highlights
- Filed an Investigational New Drug (IND) application for the Phase 2 scleroderma protocol for Resunab with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA);
- Commenced trading of the Company's common stock on the Over-the-Counter Markets under ticker symbol CRBP;
- Appointed Barbara White, M.D., a leading board-certified rheumatologist, scleroderma expert and pharmaceutical industry veteran, as the Company's Chief Medical Officer; and
- Appointed Scott Constantine, M.S., former Director, Clinical Research & Operations at Insmed and Clinical Program Scientist at PTC Therapeutics with expertise in CF and pulmonary diseases, as the Company's Director, Clinical Research & Operations.
"In the fourth quarter, we made good progress on the operational and regulatory fronts and believe 2014 was a springboard year by establishing the building blocks for Corbus to develop innovative therapies that target rare, life-threatening chronic inflammatory-fibrotic indications. We have assembled an experienced team of industry veterans that are working together to prepare and execute our clinical programs for Resunab," stated Yuval Cohen, Ph.D., Chief Executive Officer of Corbus Pharmaceuticals.
"We believe that Resunab's novel and unique mechanism of action that acts by resolving inflammation has the potential to have a significant therapeutic impact on patients suffering from these diseases. We expect to continue to build forward momentum in the first half of 2015 with the initiation of our Phase 2 clinical trials with Resunab," added Dr. Cohen. "We are gratified to see that our hard work has been generating tangible results and look forward to a promising 2015."
Expected Near-Term Milestones
- Submit the clinical protocol for cystic fibrosis to the FDA under the Resunab IND and initiate the Phase 2 clinical trial for the treatment of CF in the second quarter of 2015;
- Initiate the Phase 2 clinical study of Resunab for the treatment of scleroderma in the second quarter of 2015;
- File the Resunab application for FDA Orphan Drug Designation for the treatment of both CF and scleroderma; and
- Seek an up-listing to the NASDAQ Stock Market.
Summary of Financial Results for 2014
For the year ended December 31, 2014, the Company reported a net loss of approximately $2,540,000, or a net loss per diluted share of $0.13, compared to a net loss of approximately $602,000, or a net loss per diluted share, of $0.09 for the year ended December 31, 2013. The Company ended the year with approximately $6,262,000 of cash and cash equivalents.
Corbus expects its current cash on hand to be sufficient to meet its operating and capital requirements until at least the end of 2015.
Resunab™ is a novel synthetic oral drug with unique anti-inflammatory and anti-fibrotic activity. Pre-clinical and Phase 1 clinical studies have shown Resunab to have a favorable safety profile coupled with promising potency in pre-clinical models of inflammation and fibrosis. Resunab binds to the CB2 receptor on immune cells and triggers a process known as "inflammatory resolution," in effect turning chronic inflammation "off."
About Corbus Pharmaceuticals
Corbus Pharmaceuticals is a clinical stage pharmaceutical company focused on the development and commercialization of novel therapeutics to treat rare life-threatening inflammatory-fibrotic diseases with clear unmet medical needs. Our lead product candidate Resunab™ is a novel oral specialized pro-resolving mediator anti-inflammatory drug scheduled to commence Phase 2 clinical trials for the treatment of Cystic Fibrosis and Diffuse Cutaneous Systemic Sclerosis ("Scleroderma") in 2015. For more information, please visit www.CorbusPharma.com.
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|Corbus Pharmaceuticals Holdings, Inc.|
|Consolidated Statements of Operations|
|For the Years Ended
|Research and development||$||1,255,535||$||210,670|
|General and administrative||1,391,638||346,606|
|Total operating expenses||2,647,173||557,276|
|Other income (expense):|
|Forgiveness of interest on note payable||7,466||-|
|Gain on the settlement of debt||145,006||-|
|Change in fair value of warrant liability||(28,448||)||1,978|
|Foreign currency exchange (loss) gain||4,570||(2,692||)|
|Other expense, net||106,688||(45,074||)|
|Net loss per share, basic and diluted||$||(0.13||)||$||(0.09||)|
|Weighted average number of common shares outstanding, basic and diluted||20,159,861||6,964,788|
|Corbus Pharmaceuticals Holdings, Inc.|
|Consolidated Balance Sheet|
|Cash and cash equivalents||$||6,262,445||$||303,020|
|Total current assets||6,533,001||305,520|
|Property and equipment, net||54,044||-|
|LIABILITIES, PREFFERED STOCK AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY|
|Accrued interest payable||-||77,140|
|Derivative warrant liability||-||19,932|
|Total current liabilities||738,040||648,866|
|Commitments and Contingencies|
|JB Therapeutics' Series A Preferred Stock, $0.0001 Par Value:|
|Series A Convertible Preferred Stock, 2,483,690 shares designated, 1,835,212 shares issued and outstanding at December 31, 2013 (Liquidation preference of $1,106,609 at December 31, 2013)||-||1,106,609|
|Series A Non-Convertible Preferred Stock, $0.0001 Par Value: 200,000 shares designated, issued and outstanding at December 31, 2013 (Liquidation preference of $200,000 at December 31, 2013)||-||2,000|
|Stockholders' equity (deficit)|
|Preferred Stock $0.0001 par value: 10,000,000 shares authorized, no shares issued and outstanding at December 31, 2014||-||-|
|Common stock, $0.0001 par value; 150,000,000 shares authorized, 25,938,332 and 6,964,788 shares issued and outstanding at December 31, 2014 and December 31, 2013||2,594||696|
|Additional paid-in capital||10,287,214||102,696|
|Total stockholders' equity (deficit)||5,862,733||(1,783,198||)|
|Total liabilities, preferred stock and stockholders equity (deficit)||$||6,600,773||$||305,520|
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Source: Corbus Pharmaceuticals Holdings, Inc.
Released February 10, 2015