NORWOOD, Mass., Nov. 12, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Corbus Pharmaceuticals Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: CRBP) ("Corbus" or the "Company"), an immunology company, today provided corporate updates and reported financial results for the third quarter of 2021.
Key Programs' Updates:
Anti-integrin monoclonal antibody (mAb) program targeting solid tumors continues to advance toward the clinic with first patient dosed anticipated in first half of 2023 following filing of an IND. The solid tumor program is focused on inhibiting αvβ8-activation of diffusible and non-diffusible TGFβ, a multifunctional cytokine which mediates immune evasion and plays a key role in promoting cancer growth and metastasis via its immunosuppressive effects in the tumor microenvironment (TME).
Lenabasum: Topline data from the National Institutes of Health-sponsored Phase 2 study of lenabasum in systemic lupus erythematosus is on track and expected in Q4 2021. The Company is also working on gaining clarity from the FDA on the potential path forward in the dermatomyositis program.
Cannabinoid receptor type 1 (CB1) small molecule program is progressing through preclinical studies and regulatory pathway evaluation. Corbus' CB1 inverse agonists are in development for treatment of obesity and related metabolic diseases. In animal models of diet-induced obesity, Corbus compounds induce weight loss both as a monotherapy and in combination with a GLP-1 agonist.
Yuval Cohen, Ph.D., Chief Executive Officer said, "The third quarter was productive for Corbus as we advanced our lead programs toward the clinic. It is exciting to see the developments in integrin biology and begin to appreciate the potential impact of our program. We have the operating capabilities in place and are in a strong financial position to execute our strategy to progress our diversified pipeline."
The Company is continuing to explore development pathways for its cannabinoid receptor type 2 (CB2) program targeting cancer and anti-integrin mAb program targeting fibrosis.
Financial Results for First Quarter Ended September 30, 2021:
Revenue from awards and licenses was approximately $97,000 for the three months ended September 30, 2021, compared to approximately $1,231,000 in the comparable period in 2020.
Operating expenses decreased by $21.2 million to approximately $14.0 million for the three months ended September 30, 2021, compared to $35.2 million in the comparable period in the prior year. The decrease was primarily attributable to decreased clinical trial and drug manufacturing costs, and an overall reduction in compensation expense.
The Company reported a net loss of approximately $2.2 million, or a net loss per diluted share of $0.02, for the three months ended September 30, 2021, compared to a net loss of approximately $34.9 million, or a net loss per diluted share of $0.43, for the same period in 2020.
As of September 30, 2021, the company has $108 million of cash and investments on hand which is expected to fund operations into the first quarter of 2024, based on the current planned expenditures.
Corbus is committed to connecting innovation to our purpose of improving lives by developing new medicines that target inflammation, fibrosis, metabolism and immuno-oncology, by building upon our underlying expertise in immunology. Corbus' current pipeline includes small molecules that activate or inhibit the endocannabinoid system and anti-integrin monoclonal antibodies that block activation of TGFβ. Corbus is headquartered in Norwood, Massachusetts. For more information on Corbus, visit corbuspharma.com. Connect with us on Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook.
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