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Cidara Reports First Quarter 2016 Financial Results and Provides Corporate Update
First Quarter 2016 and Subsequent Highlights
- Phase 2 Candidemia Clinical Trial On Track: Cidara conducted an End-of-Phase 1 meeting with the
FDAand has begun clinical site initiation visits for its international Phase 2 clinical trial in Candidemia, the STRIVE study.
- Initiation of a Phase 2 Clinical Trial of CD101 Topical Expected in mid-2016: Cidara plans to commence a Phase 2 comparative clinical trial in vulvovaginal candidiasis (VVC) with CD101 topical, the RADIANT study, in mid-2016.
- Presented Data from Antifungal Drug Development at ECCMID 2016: Cidara presented data from preclinical and clinical studies of CD101 at the
European Congress of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases(ECCMID), including results from the Phase 1 dose-escalation study.
- Announced Positive Data from Multiple Dose Phase 1 Clinical Trial of CD101 IV: Cidara announced positive data from a Phase 1 multiple ascending dose clinical trial of CD101 IV in healthy volunteers. CD101 IV was well tolerated across the entire dose range and no serious or severe adverse events were observed. Importantly, the results support high exposure, once-weekly dosing of CD101 IV.
- Received Orphan Drug Designation for CD101 IV in Candidemia and Invasive Candidiasis: Cidara announced that the
U.S. Food and Drug Administration( FDA) has awarded orphan drug designation to CD101 IV for the treatment of candidemia and invasive candidiasis.
“Cidara made excellent progress in the first quarter of 2016 and continued to execute on its corporate strategy,” said
First Quarter 2016 Financial Results
- Cash, cash equivalents and short term investments totaled
$96.7 millionas of March 31, 2016, compared with $107.5 millionas of December 31, 2015.
- Research and development expenses were
$7.2 millionfor the three months ended March 31, 2016, compared to $4.9 millionfor the same period in 2015. The increases were primarily attributable to development costs for our two product candidates, CD101 IV and CD101 topical, and included activities to prepare for both programs’ Phase 2 clinical trials.
- General and administrative expenses were
$2.7 millionfor the three months ended March 31, 2016, compared to $1.8 millionfor the same period in 2015. The increases resulted primarily from personnel-related costs to support the growth of our operating activities as well as the costs associated with being a public company.
- Net loss for the three months ended
March 31, 2016was $9.8 million, compared to a net loss of $6.7 millionfor the first quarter of 2015.
- As of
April 30, 2016, Cidara had 13,854,792 common shares outstanding.
Cidara is a clinical stage biotechnology company focused on the discovery, development and commercialization of novel anti-infectives for the treatment of diseases that are inadequately addressed by current standard-of-care therapies. Cidara's initial product portfolio comprises two formulations of the company's novel echinocandin, CD101. CD101 IV is being developed as a once-weekly high exposure therapy for the treatment and prevention of serious, invasive fungal infections. CD101 topical is for the treatment of vulvovaginal candidiasis (VVC) and recurrent VVC (RVVC), a prevalent mucosal infection. In addition, Cidara has developed a proprietary immunotherapy platform, Cloudbreak™, designed to create compounds that direct a patient's immune cells to attack and eliminate pathogens that cause infectious disease. Cidara is headquartered in
Statements contained in this press release regarding matters that are not historical facts are "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Because such statements are subject to risks and uncertainties, actual results may differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Such statements include, but are not limited to, statements regarding the effectiveness, safety, long-acting nature, anticipated human dosing and other attributes of CD101 IV and CD101 topical, and their potential to treat infections, as well as the intended design of current and future Cloudbreak compounds. Risks that contribute to the uncertain nature of the forward-looking statements include: the success and timing of Cidara’s preclinical studies and clinical trials; regulatory developments in
Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets
|Cash, cash equivalents, and short-term investments||$||96,658||$||107,514|
|Other current assets||859||704|
|LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY|
|Total liabilities and stockholders' equity||$||99,223||$||109,974|
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations
|Three months ended
|(In thousands, except share and per share data)||2016||2015|
|Research and development||$||7,189||$||4,935|
|General and administrative||2,696||1,797|
|Total operating expenses||9,885||6,732|
|Loss from operations||(9,885||)||(6,732||)|
|Other income (expense):|
|Interest income (expense), net||96||(5||)|
|Total other income (expense)||96||(5||)|
|Net loss per share, basic and diluted||$||(0.71||)||$||(5.92||)|
|Weighted average shares outstanding used to compute net loss per share, basic and diluted||13,807,825||1,138,911|
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