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Coherus BioSciences Reports Corporate Highlights and Third Quarter 2018 Financial Results
Third Quarter 2018 and Recent Corporate Highlights Include:
September 25, 2018, the European Commission(EC) approved UDENYCA™ by granting marketing authorization in all European Unionmember states.
November 2, 2018, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration( FDA) approved UDENYCA™ (pegfilgrastim-cbqv) for patients with cancer receiving myelosuppressive chemotherapy. UDENYCA™ is Coherus’ first drug to receive FDAor EC approval.
- In preparation for a comprehensive launch of UDENYCA™, Coherus completed the hiring of about 70 sales representatives covering seven territories as well as the hiring of other personnel for our commercial groups and teams.
Third Quarter 2018 Financial Results:
Research and development (R&D) expenses for the third quarter of 2018 were
General and administrative (G&A) expenses for the third quarter of 2018 were
Net loss attributable to Coherus for the third quarter of 2018 was
Cash and cash equivalents and investments in marketable securities – totaled
Guidance for next twelve months from
UDENYCA™ (pegfilgrastim-cbqv), Neulasta biosimilar
- Anticipate U.S. commercial launch in
CHS-1420 (adalimumab (Humira®) biosimilar)
- Pursue manufacturing objectives in support of the anticipated filing of a 351(k) biologic license application (BLA) in the U.S. at the end of 2019.
CHS-3351 (ranibizumab (Lucentis®) biosimilar) and CHS-2020 (aflibercept (Eylea®) biosimilar)
- Complete manufacturing technology transfer and continue clinical development of CHS-3351.
- Continue preclinical development of CHS-2020.
CHS-131 (small molecule drug candidate in nonalcoholic steatohepatitis “NASH”)
- Anticipate initiation of Phase 2 clinical trial in NASH.
Conference Call Information
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Coherus is a leading biosimilar company that develops and commercializes high-quality therapeutics for major regulated markets. Biosimilars are intended for use in place of existing, branded biologics to treat a range of chronic and often life-threatening diseases, with the potential to reduce costs and expand patient access. Composed of a team of proven industry veterans with world-class expertise in process science, analytical characterization, protein production, sales and marketing and clinical-regulatory development, Coherus is positioned as a leader in the global biosimilar marketplace. Coherus has received regulatory approval for UDENYCA™ (pegfilgrastim-cbqv) in the
Except for the historical information contained herein, the matters set forth in this press release are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the "safe harbor" provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, including, but not limited to, Coherus’ expectations regarding the commercial launch of UDENYCA™ in the U.S.; Coherus’ ability to pursue manufacturing objectives of CHS-1420 in support of a BLA; Coherus’ plan to initiate the clinical development of CHS-3351; Coherus’ expectation to continue the preclinical development of CHS-2020; and Coherus’ plan to initiate a Phase 2 trial for CHS-131 in NASH. Such forward-looking statements involve substantial risks and uncertainties that could cause Coherus’ actual results, performance or achievements to differ significantly from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements. Such risks and uncertainties include, among others, the risks and uncertainties inherent in the clinical drug development process; the risks and uncertainties of the regulatory approval process, including the timing of Coherus’ regulatory filings; the risk that Coherus is unable to complete commercial transactions and other matters that could affect the availability or commercial potential of Coherus’ biosimilar drug candidates; and the risks and uncertainties of possible patent litigation. All forward-looking statements contained in this press release speak only as of the date on which they were made. Coherus undertakes no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements. For a further description of the risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ from those expressed in these forward-looking statements, as well as risks relating to Coherus’ business in general, see Coherus’ Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the three and nine months ended
UDENYCA™ is a trademark of
Enbrel® and Neulasta® are registered trademarks of
Humira® is a registered trademark of
Lucentis® is a registered trademark of
Eylea® is a registered trademark of
|Coherus BioSciences, Inc.|
|Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations|
|(in thousands, except share and per share data)|
|Three Months Ended||Nine Months Ended|
|September 30,||September 30,|
|Collaboration and license revenue||$||-||$||-||$||-||$||1,556|
|Research and development||31,603||42,626||83,577||130,901|
|General and administrative||25,369||13,989||60,337||56,325|
|Total operating expenses||56,972||56,615||143,914||187,226|
|Loss from operations||(56,972||)||(56,615||)||(143,914||)||(185,670||)|
|Other income, net||571||14||4,351||3,605|
|Net loss attributable to non-controlling interest||18||4||70||114|
|Net loss attributable to Coherus||$||(58,808||)||$||(58,989||)||$||(146,743||)||$||(189,103||)|
|Net loss per share attributable to Coherus, basic and diluted||$||(0.87||)||$||(1.09||)||$||(2.39||)||$||(3.68||)|
|Weighted-average number of shares used in computing net
loss per share attributable to Coherus, basic and diluted
|Coherus BioSciences, Inc.|
|Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets|
|September 30,||December 31,|
|Cash and cash equivalents||$||101,202||$||126,911|
|Investments in marketable securities - short-term||15,968||-|
|Liabilities and Stockholders’ Equity|
|Convertible notes-related parties||25,677||25,402|
|Total stockholders' equity||12,394||30,535|
|Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity||$||141,462||$||162,611|
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Source: Coherus BioSciences, Inc.