Cell Therapeutics Reports First Quarter Financial Results.
SCell Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ and MTA: CTIC), Settle. has reported financial results and recent accomplishments for the first quarter of 2012.
First Quarter Financial Results For the quarter ended March 31, 2012, total operating expenses were $18.1 million compared to $20.1 million for the same period in 2011. Net loss attributable to common shareholders decreased 66% to $17.4 million ($0.09 per share) for the quarter ended March 31, 2012 compared to a net loss attributable to common shareholders of $51.0 million ($0.35 per share) for the same period in 2011. The decrease in net loss attributable to CTI's common shareholders is primarily due to a decrease in deemed dividends and total operating expenses. CTI had approximately $27.4 million in cash and cash equivalents as of March 31, 2012.
In February 2012, the European Medicines Agency's ("EMA") Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use ("CHMP") granted a positive opinion for conditional approval of CTI's MAA for Pixuvri as monotherapy for the treatment of adult patients with multiple relapsed or refractory aggressive B-cell non-Hodgkin's lymphoma ("NHL").
In April 2012, CTI entered into an agreement to acquire a highly selective JAK2 inhibitor, pacritinib, which is a phase 3 candidate for treating patients with myelofibrosis ("MF").
"With potential approval of our MAA for Pixuvri in the E.U. to treat adult patients with multiple relapsed or refractory aggressive B-cell non-Hodgkin lymphoma and tosedostat gearing up to initiate a pivotal phase 3 trial in relapsed or refractory acute myeloid leukemia/myelodysplastic syndromes ("MDS") later this year, the agreement to acquire pacritinib, a highly selective JAK2 inhibitor, rounds out our novel late stage oncology drug portfolio placing us in a select group of biotech companies. Our oncology drug portfolio now spans across a range of blood related cancers," stated James A. Bianco, M.D., CEO of CTI. Conference Call Information
On Friday, April 20, 2012, at 8:30 a.m. Eastern/2:30 p.m. Central European/5:30 a.m. Pacific Time, members of CTI's management team will host a conference call to discuss CTI's 2012 first quarter financial results. Conference Call Numbers Friday, April 20, 2012 8:30 a.m. Eastern/2:30 p.m. Central European/5:30 a.m. Pacific Time 1-800-762-8779 (US Participants) 1-480-629-9645 (International) Call-back numbers for post-listening available at 11:30 a.m. Eastern Time: 1-800-406-7325 (US Participants) 1-303-590-3030 (International) Passcode: 4533723# Live audio webcast at www.celltherapeutics.com will be archived for post-call listening approximately two hours after call ends.
About Cell Therapeutics, Inc. Headquartered in Seattle, CTI is a biopharmaceutical company committed to developing an integrated portfolio of oncology products aimed at making cancer more treatable.
For more information, visit http://www.CellTherapeutics.com. or call 206/272.4343.