Corvus Pharmaceuticals Provides Business Update and Reports First Quarter 2023 Financial Results
Updated interim results from CPI-818 Phase 1/1b clinical trial continues to support potential of ITK inhibition and the ALC biomarker in T cell lymphoma
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BURLINGAME, Calif., May 08, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Corvus Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Corvus or the Company) (Nasdaq: CRVS), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company, today provided a business update and reported financial results for the quarter ended March 31, 2023.
“We continue to focus on advancing CPI-818, our ITK inhibitor, towards a potential registrational Phase 3 randomized trial for T cell lymphoma later this year,” said Richard A. Miller, M.D., co-founder, president and chief executive officer of Corvus. “We are generating encouraging clinical data from our ongoing Phase 1/1b trial with meaningful objective responses seen in patients with multiply recurrent T cell lymphomas. The data generated so far, continues to support the use of our recently identified biomarker to enrich for patients most likely to respond to treatment with CPI-818. In addition, we recently presented data at the American Association for Cancer Research annual meeting that highlights CPI-818's therapeutic potential in solid tumors via a novel immunotherapy mechanism of action. This adds to the broad preclinical and clinical data supporting the potential of ITK inhibition with CPI-818 as a platform opportunity across oncology and immune diseases. For our partner led programs, enrollment is ongoing in clinical trials evaluating ciforadenant and mupadolimab, with the potential for initial ciforadenant data from the Phase 1b/2 trial in patients with metastatic renal cell cancer expected to be released before the end of 2023.”
Business Update and Strategy
Prioritized Program: CPI-818 (Corvus’ selective ITK inhibitor)
CPI-818 for T Cell Lymphoma
CPI-818 Preclinical Data in Solid Tumors
Partner Led Programs: Ciforadenant (adenosine 2a receptor inhibitor) and Mupadolimab (anti-CD73)
Research and development expenses for the three months ended March 31, 2023 totaled $4.6 million compared to $5.1 million for the same period in 2022. The decrease of $0.5 million was primarily due to lower clinical trial and manufacturing costs associated with the development of mupadolimab.
The net loss for the three months ended March 31, 2023 was $7.9 million compared to a net loss of $8.3 million for the same period in 2022. Total stock compensation expense for the three months ended March 31, 2023 was $0.5 million compared to $0.7 million for the same period in 2022 and the non-cash loss from Corvus’ equity method investment in Angel Pharmaceuticals was $1.7 million for the three months ended March 31, 2023 compared to $1.0 million in the same period in 2022.
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This press release contains forward-looking statements, including statements related to the potential safety and efficacy of CPI-818, ciforadenant and mupadolimab; the Company’s ability and its partners’ ability, as well as the timing thereof, to develop and advance product candidates into and successfully complete preclinical studies and clinical trials, including the Company and Angel’s Phase 1/1b clinical trial of CPI-818 and the Company’s planned meeting with the FDA to discuss a registration clinical trial with CPI-818 for T cell lymphoma during the third quarter of this year; the design of clinical trials, including the target number of patients to be enrolled; the timing of the availability and announcement of clinical data and certain other product development milestones, including the timing of data for the Phase 1/1b trial of CPI-818; the estimated amount of net cash used in operating activities for 2023 and its ability to fund operations into 2024. All statements other than statements of historical fact contained in this press release are forward-looking statements. These statements often include words such as “believe,” “expect,” “anticipate,” “intend,” “plan,” “estimate,” “seek,” “will,” “may” or similar expressions. Forward-looking statements are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties, many of which involve factors or circumstances that are beyond the Company’s control. The Company’s actual results could differ materially from those stated or implied in forward-looking statements due to a number of factors, including but not limited to, risks detailed in the Company’s Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the three months ended March 31, 2023, filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on or about the date hereof, as well as other documents that may be filed by the Company from time to time with the Securities and Exchange Commission. In particular, the following factors, among others, could cause results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements: the Company’s ability to demonstrate sufficient evidence of efficacy and safety in its clinical trials of CPI-818, ciforadenant and mupadolimab; the accuracy of the Company’s estimates relating to its ability to initiate and/or complete preclinical studies and clinical trials; the results of preclinical studies and interim data from clinical trials not being predictive of future results; the unpredictability of the regulatory process; regulatory developments in the United States, and other foreign countries; the costs of clinical trials may exceed expectations; the Company’s ability to accurately estimate the amount of net cash used in operating activities for 2023 and cash on hand providing funding into 2024 and the Company’s ability to raise additional capital. Although the Company believes that the expectations reflected in the forward-looking statements are reasonable, it cannot guarantee that the events and circumstances reflected in the forward-looking statements will be achieved or occur, and the timing of events and circumstances and actual results could differ materially from those projected in the forward-looking statements. Accordingly, you should not place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements. All such statements speak only as of the date made, and the Company undertakes no obligation to update or revise publicly any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. The Company’s results for the quarter ended March 31, 2023 are not necessarily indicative of its operating results for any future periods.
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