ROCKVILLE, Md., May 04, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- MacroGenics, Inc. (NASDAQ:MGNX), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on discovering and developing innovative monoclonal antibody-based therapeutics for the treatment of cancer, as well as autoimmune disorders and infectious diseases, today provided a corporate progress update and reported financial results for the quarter ended March 31, 2016.
"MacroGenics made steady progress across its pipeline of clinical and research-stage compounds during the first quarter of 2016," said Scott Koenig, M.D., Ph.D., President and CEO of MacroGenics. "The SOPHIA study, a Phase 3 trial of margetuximab, our Fc-optimized anti-HER2 monoclonal antibody, continues to enroll patients with metastatic breast cancer. Our immuno-oncology efforts, highlighted by the B7-H3 franchise, also progressed nicely. We anticipate sharing additional enoblituzumab monotherapy study data later this year. Further, our portfolio of innovative molecules was the subject of five poster presentations at the recent American Association of Cancer Research annual meeting."
"As we look forward in 2016 and beyond, we expect to continue our pace of generating promising clinical development candidates based on MacroGenics' technology platforms," commented Dr. Koenig. "In particular, we expect to submit one IND later this year and two additional INDs in 2017."
Margetuximab. Recent highlights related to our Fc-optimized monoclonal antibody that targets the human epidermal growth factor receptor 2, or HER2, include:
B7-H3 Franchise. MacroGenics is developing a portfolio of therapeutics that target B7-H3, a member of the B7 family of molecules involved in immune regulation. The Company is advancing multiple programs that target B7-H3 through complementary mechanisms of action and take advantage of this antigen's broad expression across multiple solid tumor types. Current ongoing development programs include:
DART Product Candidates. There are currently six DART molecules in Phase 1 clinical development, including MGD006 (CD123 x CD3, also known as S80880), MGD007 (gpA33 x CD3), MGD011 (CD19 x CD3, also known as JNJ-64052781), MGD010 (CD32B x CD79B), MGD009 (B7-H3 x CD3) and PF-06671008 (P-cadherin x CD3). The Company expects to submit IND applications for two additional DART molecules in 2017. These two product candidates are:
Beyond MGD013 and MGD014, MacroGenics continues to generate and evaluate multiple other candidates that target a range of immune regulatory and other molecules using its proprietary platforms. In addition to the B7-H3 ADC and MGD013 posters presented at the recent AACR meeting, the Company also presented posters on the following three preclinical DART molecules at the meeting: EphA2 x CD3, IL13Rα2 x CD3 and ROR1 x CD3.
First Quarter 2016 Financial Results
Conference Call Information
MacroGenics will host a conference call today at 4:30 pm (EDT) to discuss the first quarter of 2016 and provide a corporate update. To participate in the conference call, please dial (877) 303-6253 (domestic) or (973) 409-9610 (international) five minutes prior to the start of the call and provide the Conference ID: 97025319.
The recorded, listen-only webcast of the conference call can be accessed under "Events & Presentations" in the Investors section of the Company's website at http://ir.macrogenics.com/events.cfm. A replay of the webcast will be available shortly after the conclusion of the call and archived on the Company's website for 30 days following the call.
|SELECTED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEET DATA|
|(Amounts in thousands)|
|March 31, 2016||December 31, 2015|
|Cash, cash equivalents and investments||$||304,448||$||339,049|
|Total stockholders' equity||286,255||313,337|
|CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS AND COMPREHENSIVE INCOME (LOSS)|
|(Amounts in thousands, except share and per share data)|
|Three Months Ended March 31,|
|Revenue from collaborative agreements||$||1,893||$||71,165|
|Revenue from government agreements||953||114|
|Costs and expenses:|
|Research and development||27,346||21,464|
|General and administrative||6,133||4,683|
|Total costs and expenses||33,479||26,147|
|Income (loss) from operations||(30,633||)||45,132|
|Other income (expense)||270||(3||)|
|Net income (loss)||(30,363||)||45,129|
|Other comprehensive income (loss):|
|Unrealized gain (loss) on investments||57||-|
|Comprehensive income (loss)||$||(30,306||)||$||45,129|
|Basic net income (loss) per common share||$||(0.88||)||$||1.53|
|Diluted net income (loss) per common share||$||(0.88||)||$||1.42|
|Basic weighted average common shares outstanding||34,503,845||29,415,768|
|Diluted weighted average common shares outstanding||34,503,845||31,684,174|
About MacroGenics, Inc.
MacroGenics is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on discovering and developing innovative monoclonal antibody-based therapeutics for the treatment of cancer, as well as autoimmune disorders and infectious diseases. The company generates its pipeline of product candidates primarily from its proprietary suite of next-generation antibody-based technology platforms. The combination of MacroGenics' technology platforms and protein engineering expertise has allowed the Company to generate promising product candidates and enter into several strategic collaborations with global pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies. For more information, please see the Company's website at www.macrogenics.com. MacroGenics, the MacroGenics logo, and DART are trademarks or registered trademarks of MacroGenics, Inc.
The development of one or more DART molecules targeting HIV is being funded in part with Federal funds from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Services under Contract No. HHSN272201500032C.
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