Imago BioSciences Reports First Quarter 2022 Financial Results and Provides Recent Business Updates
- Completed Type C meeting with FDA to align on study design, study population, control group and primary endpoint for planned Phase 3 essential thrombocythemia (ET) study
- Enrollment completed in Phase 2 trial of bomedemstat for treatment of ET
- Additional data from Phase 2 trial of bomedemstat for treatment of ET and myelofibrosis (MF) to be presented at European Hematology Association (EHA) Congress
SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., May 12, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Imago BioSciences, Inc. (“Imago”) (Nasdaq: IMGO), a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company discovering and developing new medicines for the treatment of myeloproliferative neoplasms (MPNs) and other bone marrow diseases, today reported financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2022 and provided a corporate update.
“I am delighted by the clinical progress Imago has made, which was underscored by the completion of enrollment in the Phase 2 trial of bomedemstat for treatment of ET as well as positive interim data from our two Phase 2 trials in ET and MF presented at ASH 2021 with additional data from these trials to be presented at the upcoming EHA congress in June. In addition, the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center has initiated dosing in a Phase 1/2 combination study of bomedemstat and atezolizumab for the treatment of small cell lung cancer and we remain on track to initiate our second combination study in the first half of 2022, which is a Phase 2 trial of bomedemstat and ruxolitinib for the treatment of MF,” said Hugh Young Rienhoff, Jr., M.D., Chief Executive Officer of Imago BioSciences. “As we continue to assemble a seasoned leadership team, I am pleased to have had Mike join as Chief Operating and Business Officer, as Laura Eichorn transitioned from the Chief Operating Officer role into the Chief Financial Officer on a permanent basis. Looking ahead, Imago expects to initiate a registrational study of bomedemstat for the treatment of ET, subject to an end-of-Phase 2 meeting with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), around the end of 2022.”
First Quarter 2022 Highlights
Anticipated Upcoming Milestones
First Quarter 2022 Financial Results
About Imago BioSciences
Imago BioSciences is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company discovering and developing novel small molecule product candidates that target lysine-specific demethylase 1 (LSD1), an enzyme that plays a central role in the production of blood cells in the bone marrow. Imago is focused on improving the quality and length of life for patients with cancer and bone marrow diseases. Bomedemstat, an orally available, small molecule inhibitor of LSD1, is the lead product candidate discovered by Imago for the treatment of certain myeloproliferative neoplasms (MPNs), a family of related, chronic cancers of the bone marrow. Imago is evaluating Bomedemstat as a potentially disease-modifying therapy in two Phase 2 clinical trials for the treatment of essential thrombocythemia (NCT04254978) and myelofibrosis (NCT03136185). Bomedemstat has U.S. FDA Orphan Drug and Fast Track Designation for the treatment of ET and MF, European Medicines Agency (EMA) Orphan Designation for the treatment of ET and MF, and PRIority MEdicines (PRIME) Designation by the EMA for the treatment of MF. The company is based in South San Francisco, California.
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These statements may relate to, but are not limited to, the results, conduct, progress and timing of Imago clinical trials, the regulatory approval path for bomedemstat, plans for future operations, as well as assumptions relating to the foregoing. Forward looking statements are inherently subject to risks and uncertainties, some of which cannot be predicted or quantified. Important factors that could affect future results and cause those results to differ materially from those expressed in the forward-looking statements include: our limited operating history and lack of products for commercial sale; our significant losses since inception and for the foreseeable future; our need for substantial additional financing; our unpredictable operating results; our business’s dependence on development, regulatory pproval and commercialization of our product candidates; difficulties in enrolling patients and risks of substantial delays in our clinical trials; our minimal control over product candidates in investigator-initiated clinical trials; uncertainties in the outcomes of our clinical studies; uncertainties in the regulatory review and approval of our product candidates if our pivotal studies are positive; potentially material changes to the interim, top-line and preliminary data from our clinical trials; potential undesirable effects of our product candidates and safety or supply issues with combination-use products; our potential inability to obtain and maintain orphan drug designation and delays in approvals despite Fast Track designation; risks related to clinical trials outside of the United States; our need to manufacture multiple batches of bomedemstat using a commercial current Good Manufacturing Process; risks related to COVID-19 or other pandemics, natural disasters and wars; risks related to competition; difficulties in expanding our organization and managing growth, attracting and retaining senior management and key scientific personnel and establishing sales and other commercialization functions; risks related to information technology system and cybersecurity; risks related to misconduct of our employees and independent contractors; risks related to hazardous materials and our compliance with environmental laws and regulations; risks related to litigation and other claims; risks related to reliance on third parties to conduct and support preclinical studies and clinical trials, and to manufacture our product candidates; risks related to third-party intellectual property infringement claims and our ability to protect our own intellectual property; risks related to governmental policies and regulations including with respect to drug prices and reimbursement, and changes thereof; risks related to our common stock; risks related to our public company, “emerging growth company” and “smaller reporting company” status; risks related to internal control over financial reporting; and other risks and uncertainties, including those listed in the section titled “Risk Factors” in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2021 and our subsequent quarterly reports. You should not put undue reliance on any forward-looking statements. Forward looking statements should not be read as a guarantee of future performance or results and will not necessarily be accurate indications of the times at, or by, which such performance or results will be achieved, if at all.
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