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SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Aug. 07, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sunesis Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: SNSS) today reported financial results for the quarter ended June 30, 2019. Loss from operations for the three and six months ended June 30, 2019 was $6.2 million and $11.9 million. As of June 30, 2019, cash and cash equivalents, restricted cash, and marketable securities totaled $17.7 million. Subsequent to the end of the quarter, the Company raised approximately $25.9 million in net proceeds from an underwritten offering.
“We continue to make progress in the Phase 1b/2 trial of our non-covalent BTK inhibitor vecabrutinib in chronic lymphocytic leukemia and other B-cell malignancies. At the annual European Hematology Association meeting in June, we presented preliminary data demonstrating vecabrutinib’s well-tolerated safety profile and evidence of clinical activity,” said Dayton Misfeldt, Interim Chief Executive Officer of Sunesis. “More recently, in July, we announced completion of the safety evaluation period for the 200mg cohort, which continues to support the favorable safety profile with no drug-related serious adverse events experienced to date. We look forward to further defining the profile of vecabrutinib in the current study as we prepare for the upcoming Phase 2. We plan on sharing the next clinical update on the study at the annual American Society of Hematology meeting later this year.”
“In addition, we strengthened our balance sheet by completing an equity offering in July with leading biotechnology investors, as well as refinancing our previous loan with a new facility from Silicon Valley Bank in April. The proceeds from our recent offering extends our cash runway through key milestones including the initiation of the Phase 2 portion of the trial.”
Conference Call Information
Sunesis will host a conference today at 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time. The call can be accessed by dialing (844) 296-7720 (U.S. and Canada) or (574) 990-1148 (international) and entering passcode 2686126. To access the live audio webcast, or the subsequent archived recording, visit the “Investors and Media – Calendar of Events” section of the Sunesis website at www.sunesis.com. The webcast will be recorded and available for replay on the Company’s website for two weeks.
About Sunesis Pharmaceuticals
Sunesis is a biopharmaceutical company developing novel targeted inhibitors for the treatment of hematologic and solid cancers. Sunesis has built an experienced drug development organization committed to improving the lives of people with cancer. The Company is focused on advancing its novel kinase inhibitor pipeline, with an emphasis on its oral non-covalent BTK inhibitor vecabrutinib. Vecabrutinib is currently being evaluated in a Phase 1b/2 study in adults with chronic lymphocytic leukemia and other B-cell malignancies that have progressed after prior therapies.
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This press release contains forward-looking statements, including statements related to the expectations regarding the completion, timing and use of proceeds of Sunesis’ proposed offerings. Words such as "may," “intend,” “will,” “potential,” and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are based upon Sunesis' current expectations. Forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties. Sunesis' actual results and the timing of events could differ materially from those anticipated in such forward-looking statements as a result of these risks and uncertainties, which include, without limitation, risks related to market conditions and the satisfaction of customary closing conditions related to the proposed offerings. These and other risk factors are discussed under "Risk Factors" in the applicable prospectus supplement and in Sunesis' Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended June 30, 2019 and Sunesis' other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. There can be no assurance that Sunesis will be able to complete the proposed offerings on the anticipated terms, or at all. Sunesis expressly disclaims any obligation or undertaking to release publicly any updates or revisions to any forward-looking statements contained herein to reflect any change in Sunesis' expectations with regard thereto or any change in events, conditions or circumstances on which any such statements are based .
|SUNESIS PHARMACEUTICALS, INC.|
|CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS|
|AND COMPREHENSIVE LOSS|
|(In thousands, except per share amounts)|
|License and other revenue||$||—||$||—||$||—||$||237|
|Research and development||3,683||3,758||6,931||7,727|
|General and administrative||2,523||2,824||4,962||6,183|
|Total operating expenses||6,206||6,582||11,893||13,910|
|Loss from operations||(6,206||)||(6,582||)||(11,893||)||(13,673||)|
|Other income, net||76||29||164||128|
|Unrealized gain on available-for-sale securities||—||4||—||6|
|Basic and diluted loss per common share:|
|Shares used in computing basic and diluted loss per common share||72,190||34,417||65,702||34,381|
|Basic and diluted loss per common share||$||(0.09||)||$||(0.20||)||$||(0.18||)||$||(0.41||)|
|SUNESIS PHARMACEUTICALS, INC.|
|CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS|
|June 30||December 31,|
|Cash and cash equivalents||$||9,797||$||13,696|
|Prepaids and other current assets||2,159||1,504|
|Total current assets||19,842||15,200|
|Property and equipment, net||7||11|
|Operating lease right-of-use asset||1,090||—|
|LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS ’ EQUITY|
|Accrued clinical expense||525||500|
|Other accrued liabilities||656||1,091|
|Operating lease liability - current||545||—|
|Total current liabilities||8,743||11,323|
|Operating lease liability - long term||545||—|
|Convertible preferred stock||7,113||20,998|
|Additional paid-in capital||676,189||642,460|
|Total stockholders’ equity||11,739||3,993|
|Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity||$||21,044||$||15,324|
|Note 1: The consolidated balance sheet as of December 31, 2018 has been derived from the audited financial statements as of that date included in the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2018.|
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