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BERKELEY, Calif., May 07, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Aduro Biotech, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADRO), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on developing therapies targeting the Stimulator of Interferon Genes (STING) and A Proliferation Inducing Ligand (APRIL) pathways for the treatment of cancer, autoimmune and inflammatory diseases, today reported financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2019.
“We are pleased with our progress over the last several months to advance our development programs as well as achieve several corporate objectives, and we look forward to the contributions of our newest board members and chief medical officer,” said Stephen T. Isaacs, chairman, president and chief executive officer of Aduro. “Importantly, we have maintained a strong cash position of $266.9 million at the end of the first quarter and will continue to invest purposefully in our lead assets, STING agonist ADU-S100 and anti-APRIL antibody BION-1301. This includes making data-driven decisions to execute our clinical development plans in indications that we believe have the greatest potential to impact unmet patient need.”
Aduro Biotech, Inc. is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on the discovery, development and commercialization of therapies that are designed to harness the body’s natural immune system for the treatment of patients with challenging diseases. Aduro’s product candidates in the Stimulator of Interferon Genes (STING) and A Proliferation Inducing Ligand (APRIL) pathways are being investigated in cancer, autoimmune and inflammatory diseases. ADU-S100 (MIW815), which potentially activates the intracellular STING receptor for a potent tumor-specific immune response, is being evaluated in patients with cutaneously accessible metastatic solid tumors or lymphomas. BION-1301, a first-in-class humanized IgG4 monoclonal antibody that fully blocks APRIL binding to both the BCMA and TACI receptors, is being evaluated in IgA nephropathy. Aduro is collaborating with a number of leading global pharmaceutical companies to help expand and drive its product pipeline. For more information, please visit www.aduro.com.
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ADURO BIOTECH, INC.
Consolidated Statements of Operations
(In thousands, except share and per share amounts)
|Three Months Ended March 31,|
|Collaboration and license revenue||$||3,938||$||6,627|
|Research and development||19,530||20,128|
|General and administrative||9,182||9,045|
|Amortization of intangible assets||140||152|
|Total operating expenses||28,852||29,325|
|Loss from operations||(24,914||)||(22,698||)|
|Loss before income tax||(23,462||)||(21,515||)|
|Income tax benefit||35||21|
|Net loss per common share, basic and diluted||$||(0.29||)||$||(0.28||)|
|Shares used in computing net loss per common share, basic and diluted||79,673,294||77,906,645|
ADURO BIOTECH, INC.
Consolidated Balance Sheets
|March 31,||December 31,|
|Cash and cash equivalents||$||113,114||$||126,310|
|Short-term marketable securities||153,794||140,129|
|Prepaid expenses and other current assets||4,839||4,500|
|Total current assets||272,454||282,976|
|Long-term marketable securities||—||11,434|
|Property and equipment, net||28,169||29,157|
|Operating lease right-of-use assets||21,828||—|
|Intangible assets, net||24,499||25,135|
|Liabilities and Stockholders ’ Equity|
|Accrued clinical trial and manufacturing expenses||2,742||2,542|
|Accrued expenses and other liabilities||8,049||10,518|
|Operating lease liabilities||1,539||—|
|Total current liabilities||29,903||30,517|
|Deferred tax liabilities||5,948||6,104|
|Operating lease liabilities||33,030||—|
|Other long-term liabilities||841||840|
|Commitments and contingencies|
|Additional paid-in capital||542,849||538,895|
|Accumulated other comprehensive income||491||940|
|Total stockholders’ equity||115,389||135,311|
|Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity||$||355,586||$||357,504|
|Noopur Liffick||Aljanae Reynolds|
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