NEW YORK, NY / ACCESSWIRE / March 7, 2019 / Kadmon Holdings, Inc. (KDMN) today provided a business update and reported financial and operational results for the fourth quarter and full year ended December 31, 2018.
"We continued to make strong progress in advancing KD025 throughout 2018, notably reporting encouraging results from our Phase 2a study in cGVHD after receiving FDA Breakthrough Therapy Designation in October 2018," said Harlan W. Waksal, M.D., President and CEO at Kadmon. "We are on track to complete enrollment and deliver the primary endpoint readout in our registration trial of KD025 in cGVHD in the second half of 2019."
Dr. Waksal added, "We have started this year with great momentum: We have made key additions to our leadership team, including our CFO; we have added two highly qualified, scientific and operationally-based board members; and we are well capitalized to execute our growing development pipeline. In 2019, we plan to initiate three new clinical trials: A Phase 2 study of KD025 in systemic sclerosis; a clinical study of KD045, our next-generation pan-ROCK inhibitor for fibrotic diseases; and a clinical study of KD033, our IL-15 fusion protein for immuno-oncology. In parallel, we continue to build our organization to support our ultimate goal of helping patients with serious unmet medical needs."
2019 Anticipated Key Clinical Milestones:
- Complete enrollment in registration trial in cGVHD and announce readout of primary endpoint in 2H 2019
- Continue dialogue with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regarding Kadmon's regulatory strategy for KD025 in cGVHD; KD025 received Breakthrough Therapy Designation from the FDA in October 2018 and Orphan Drug Designation in August 2017
- Initiate double-blind, placebo-controlled Phase 2 clinical trial in systemic sclerosis (scleroderma) in 1H 2019
- Initiate clinical trial of KD045, Kadmon's next-generation pan-ROCK inhibitor for the treatment of fibrotic diseases, in 2H 2019
- Initiate clinical trial of KD033, Kadmon's anti-PD-L1/IL-15 fusion protein for immuno-oncology, in 2H 2019
- Continue dialogue with the FDA regarding its review and approval of KD034, Kadmon's generic trientine hydrochloride drug candidates, for the treatment of Wilson's disease
Fourth Quarter 2018 Results
Loss from operations for the three months ended December 31, 2018 was $27.8 million, compared to $17.2 million for the same period in 2017.
Revenue for the three months ended December 31, 2018 was $0.2 million, compared to $1.5 million for the same period in 2017. The Company does not place significant value on its commercial operations from a revenue-generating standpoint; however, the Company leverages its commercial infrastructure to support the development of its clinical-stage product candidates by providing quality assurance, compliance, regulatory and pharmacovigilance capabilities, among others.
Research and development expenses for the three months ended December 31, 2018 were $17.1 million, compared to $10.5 million for the same period in 2017. The increase in research and development expenses was primarily related to direct external costs associated with development of KD025 and compensation for research and development personnel.
Selling, general and administrative expenses for the three months ended December 31, 2018 were $10.9 million, compared to $7.9 million for the same period in 2017.
Full Year 2018 Results
Loss from operations for the year ended December 31, 2018 was $85.9 million, compared to $68.6 million for the same period in 2017.
Revenue for the year ended December 31, 2018 was $1.4 million, compared to $12.3 million for the same period in 2017. The Company does not place significant value on its commercial operations from a revenue-generating standpoint; however, the Company leverages its commercial infrastructure to support the development of its clinical-stage product candidates by providing quality assurance, compliance, regulatory and pharmacovigilance capabilities, among others.
Research and development expenses for the year ended December 31, 2018 were $49.0 million, compared to $40.8 million for the same period in 2017. The increase in research and development expenses was primarily related to direct external costs of developing our product candidates across multiple projects.
Selling, general and administrative expenses for the year ended December 31, 2018 were $37.6 million, compared to $37.1 million for the same period in 2017.
Liquidity and Capital Resources
At December 31, 2018, Kadmon's cash and cash equivalents totaled $94.7 million, compared to $67.5 million at December 31, 2017. Additionally, in January 2019, the Company sold shares of common stock through its ATM offering and received total net proceeds of $29.0 million. In addition, as of December 31, 2018, Kadmon maintained approximately 13% ownership of common stock of MeiraGTx Holdings plc, a publicly-traded (Nasdaq:MGTX), clinical-stage gene therapy company.
KD025 is a selective oral inhibitor of Rho-associated coiled-coil kinase 2 (ROCK2), a signaling pathway that modulates inflammatory response. Enrollment is ongoing in KD025-213, a pivotal Phase 2 clinical trial of KD025 in adults with cGVHD who have received at least two prior lines of systemic therapy. In October 2018, the FDA granted Breakthrough Therapy Designation to KD025 for the treatment of cGVHD, which was supported by data from an ongoing Phase 2 clinical trial of KD025 in cGVHD (KD025-208). In August 2017, the FDA granted Orphan Drug Designation to KD025 for the treatment of cGVHD.
About Kadmon Holdings, Inc.
Kadmon Holdings, Inc. is a fully integrated biopharmaceutical company developing innovative products for significant unmet medical needs. Our product pipeline is focused on autoimmune, inflammatory and fibrotic diseases as well as immuno-oncology.
Forward Looking Statements
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