ROCKVILLE, Md., Aug. 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- EntreMed, Inc. (Nasdaq: ENMD), a clinical-stage pharmaceutical company developing therapeutics for the treatment of cancer, today reported financial results for the three and six-month periods ending June 30, 2012.
EntreMed reported a net loss for the second quarter of 2012 of ($10.5 million), or ($0.56) per share. This compares with a net loss of ($1.7 million), or ($0.17) per share, for the same period last year. For the first six months of 2012 the reported net loss was ($13.0 million), or ($0.86) per share as compared to ($4.3 million), or ($0.41) per share for 2011. The 2012 net loss amounts included non-cash interest charges associated with our Strategic Financing totaling $9.2 million and $10.0 million for the three and six months ended June 30, 2012, respectively. Excluding the non-cash interest, net loss for the second quarter and first six months of 2012 was ($1.3 million), or ($0.07) per share and ($3.0 million) or ($0.19) per share, respectively.
As of June 30, 2012, EntreMed had cash and cash equivalents of approximately $10.1 million.
Sara B. Capitelli, EntreMed's Vice President, Finance & Principal Accounting Officer, commented on the second quarter results, "Our second quarter 2012 financial results were in line with expectations. Our research and development expenses for the second quarter decreased compared to the previous year as we completed enrollment of patients in the ENMD-2076 Phase 2 ovarian cancer study in 2011. We anticipate third and fourth quarter operating expenses to increase as we execute on our clinical development plan in the US and China."
Ken Ren, PhD, EntreMed's Chief Executive Officer, further commented, "We continue to move forward with our clinical development of ENMD-2076. As previously announced, we recently initiated and are recruiting patients for a Phase 2 trial in triple negative breast cancer and are currently in the process of planning additional trials in other targeted indications. In addition, our China operations and local development activities are up and running; these are all steps towards executing our global development plans."
EntreMed, Inc. is a clinical-stage pharmaceutical company employing a drug development strategy primarily in the United States and China to develop targeted therapeutics for the global market. Its lead compound, ENMD-2076, a selective angiogenic kinase inhibitor, has completed several Phase 1 studies in solid tumors, multiple myeloma, and leukemia, and is currently completing a multi-center Phase 2 study in ovarian cancer. EntreMed, Inc. recently initiated a dual-institutional Phase 2 study of ENMD-2076 in triple-negative breast cancer. Additional information about EntreMed is available on the Company's web site at www.entremed.com and in various filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the SEC).
ENMD-2076 is an orally-active, Aurora A/angiogenic kinase inhibitor with a unique kinase selectivity profile and multiple mechanisms of action. ENMD-2076 has been shown to inhibit a distinct profile of angiogenic tyrosine kinase targets in addition to the Aurora A kinase. Aurora kinases are key regulators of mitosis (cell division), and are often over-expressed in human cancers. ENMD-2076 also targets the VEGFR, Flt-3 and FGFR3 kinases which have been shown to play important roles in the pathology of several cancers. ENMD-2076 has shown promising activity in Phase 1 clinical trials in solid tumor cancers, leukemia, and multiple myeloma. ENMD-2076 is currently completing a Phase 2 trial for ovarian cancer. EntreMed, Inc. recently initiated a dual-institutional Phase 2 study of ENMD-2076 in triple-negative breast cancer.
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