Jounce Therapeutics Reports Second Quarter 2022 Financial Results
- INNATE trial of JTX-8064 +/- pimivalimab on track to present preliminary data on at least 80 Phase 2 patients across multiple cohorts by year end -
- Patient enrollment complete in the randomized, Phase 2 SELECT trial of vopratelimab in combination with pimivalimab; Data to be reported by year end -
- Submitted two abstracts on preclinical LILRB programs to SITC 2022 -
- Ended the quarter with $162.3 million in cash, cash equivalents and investments -
- Company to host conference call and webcast today at 8:00 AM ET -
CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Aug. 04, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Jounce Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: JNCE), a clinical-stage company focused on the discovery and development of novel cancer immunotherapies and predictive biomarkers, today reported financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2022 and provided a corporate update.
“Jounce has made significant progress advancing our pipeline, and we look forward to sharing more details on our two ongoing clinical trials, INNATE and SELECT, later this year. Today, we are pleased to announce that we’ve completed enrollment in our randomized Phase 2 biomarker-selected trial SELECT, and plan to submit a clinical data abstract later this year to ESMO-IO being held in December. In addition, we expect to provide preliminary clinical and biomarker data across multiple cohorts from the Phase 2 portion of INNATE with an abstract submission to ESMO-IO in December. Our current financial position enables our continued growth and execution beyond the proof-of-concept inflection points of INNATE and SELECT, while continuing our robust, novel discovery efforts,” said Richard Murray, Ph.D., chief executive officer and president of Jounce Therapeutics. “We continue to focus on our mission of delivering meaningful and long-lasting benefit to cancer patients through the discovery and pursuit of therapies that target new mechanisms of immune suppression across different types of immune cells, and bringing the right immunotherapies to the right patients.”
Pipeline Update & Highlights:
Vopratelimab (ICOS) and Pimivalimab (PD-1)
Second Quarter 2022 Financial Results:
Based on its current operating and development plans and cost containment efforts, Jounce is updating its financial guidance for 2022. Gross cash burn on operating expenses and capital expenditures for the full year 2022 is now expected to be at the lower end of the range of $115.0 million to $130.0 million. Jounce now expects its existing cash, cash equivalents and investments to be sufficient to enable the funding of its operating expenses and capital expenditure requirements into the first quarter of 2024.
Conference Call and Webcast Information:
Jounce Therapeutics will host a live conference call and webcast today at 8:00 a.m. ET. To access the conference call, participants may register here1.It is advised to register at least 10 minutes prior to joining the call. The live webcast can be accessed under "Events & Presentations" in the Investors and Media section of the company's website at www.jouncetx.com. The webcast will be archived and made available for replay on the company’s website approximately two hours after the call and will be available for 30 days thereafter.
About Jounce Therapeutics:
Jounce Therapeutics, Inc. is a clinical-stage immunotherapy company dedicated to transforming the treatment of cancer by developing therapies that enable the immune system to attack tumors and provide long-lasting benefits to patients through a biomarker-driven approach. Jounce currently has multiple development stage programs ongoing while simultaneously advancing additional early-stage assets from its robust discovery engine based on its Translational Science Platform. Jounce’s highest priority program, JTX-8064, is a LILRB2 (ILT4) receptor antagonist shown to reprogram immune-suppressive tumor associated macrophages to an anti-tumor state in preclinical studies. JTX-8064 is currently being investigated alone and in combination with pimivalimab (formerly JTX-4014), Jounce’s internal PD-1 inhibitor, in one monotherapy and seven indication-specific combination therapy cohorts in the Phase 1/2 INNATE trial and is currently enrolling patients with advanced solid tumors in the Phase 2 portion of the study. Jounce’s most advanced product candidate, vopratelimab, is a monoclonal antibody that binds to and activates ICOS, and is currently being studied in the SELECT Phase 2 trial. Pimivalimab is a PD-1 inhibitor intended for combination use in the INNATE and SELECT trials and with Jounce’s broader pipeline. Additionally, Jounce exclusively licensed worldwide rights to GS-1811 (formerly JTX-1811), a monoclonal antibody targeting CCR8 and designed to selectively deplete T regulatory cells in the tumor microenvironment, to Gilead Sciences, Inc. For more information, please visit www.jouncetx.com.
Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements:
Various statements in this release concerning Jounce’s future expectations, plans and prospects, including without limitation, Jounce’s expectations regarding financial guidance, gross cash burn, operating expenses, capital expenditures and funding requirements; the timing, initiation or expansion, progress, results of and release of data from clinical trials of Jounce’s product candidates, including JTX-8064, vopratelimab and pimivalimab; the timing of an IND filing for JTX-1484; and the presentation of preclinical data may constitute forward-looking statements for the purposes of the safe harbor provisions under The Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and other federal securities laws and are subject to substantial risks, uncertainties and assumptions. You should not place reliance on these forward-looking statements, which often include words such as, “expect,” “goal,” “on track,” “plan,” or similar terms, variations of such terms or the negative of those terms. Although Jounce believes that the expectations reflected in the forward-looking statements are reasonable, Jounce cannot guarantee such outcomes. Actual results may differ materially from those indicated by these forward-looking statements as a result of various important factors, including, without limitation, Jounce’s ability to successfully demonstrate the efficacy and safety of its product candidates and future product candidates; risks that the COVID-19 pandemic may disrupt Jounce’s business and/or the global healthcare system more severely than anticipated, which may have the effect of delaying enrollment and completion of Jounce’s ongoing clinical trials, or delaying timelines or data disclosures and regulatory submissions for its product candidates; risks that the invasion of Ukraine and political unrest in the surrounding region may disrupt clinical trial activities, which may adversely affect the completion of Jounce’s ongoing clinical trials, or delay timelines or data disclosures; the preclinical and clinical results for its product candidates, which may not support further development and marketing approval; the potential advantages of Jounce’s product candidates; Jounce’s ability to successfully manage its clinical trials; the development plans of its product candidates and any companion or complementary diagnostics; management of Jounce’s supply chain for the delivery of drug product and materials for use in clinical trials and research and development activities; actions of regulatory agencies, which may affect the initiation, timing and progress of preclinical studies and clinical trialsof Jounce’s product candidates; abstract submissions and acceptance, or lack thereof, related to Jounce’s clinical and preclinical programs; Jounce’s ability to obtain, maintain and protect its intellectual property; Jounce’s ability to manage operating expenses and capital expenditures; and those risks more fully discussed in the section entitled “Risk Factors” in Jounce’s most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission as well as discussions of potential risks, uncertainties, and other important factors in Jounce’s subsequent filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. All such statements speak only as of the date made, and Jounce undertakes no obligation to update or revise publicly any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.
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