Kuros Biosciences AG / Key word(s): Half Year Results
09-Aug-2022 / 17:50 CET/CEST
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Schlieren (Zurich), Switzerland, August 9, 2022 – Kuros Biosciences AG (“Kuros” or the “Company”), a leader in next generation bone graft technologies, reported a 58% increase in sales in the first six months of 2022 and continued to enroll patients in the Phase II spine study for Fibrin-PTH, confirming its successful transition into a fully-fledged orthobiologics company with scientific, clinical, and commercial excellence in bone regeneration.
Joost de Bruijn, Chief Executive Officer, said: “The Kuros team has again delivered an outstanding performance, making significant progress at all fronts in the first half of 2022. The impressive sales growth of MagnetOs confirms our transformation into a commercial company and our clinical programs are progressing well. Our cash position has also been bolstered by a USD 5 million milestone as a result of Checkmate Pharmaceuticals’ acquisition by Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, with a further potential additional income of USD 164 million.”
Cash and cash equivalents (including trade and other receivables) as of June 30, 2022, amounted to CHF 29.4 million, compared to CHF 30.7 million as of December 31, 2021.
The company’s revenues amounted to CHF 10.4 million (2021: CHF 9.1 million), originating from product sales and collaborations.
Operating costs increased to CHF 10.9 million (2021: CHF 8.6 million) primarily due to increased marketing and sales costs of CHF 5.4 million (2021: CHF 3.5 million), including personnel and other marketing costs. Research and development costs amounted to CHF 2.5 million (2020: CHF 2.5 million), and primarily included costs for the ongoing clinical Phase II trial of Fibrin-PTH and personnel. Other income amounted to CHF 0.1 million (2021: CHF 0.1 million) and mainly consisted of patent recharges to Checkmate.
The net loss for the first half of 2022 amounted to CHF 3.7 million, compared to CHF 0.1 million for the first half of 2021.
Events after the reporting period
Kuros’ products are advancing according to plan, with MagnetOs generating sales in the US and in Europe and expected to become cashflow positive early 2023. Kuros is financed to accelerate the commercial roll-out of MagnetOs in the US and to complete the Phase II clinical study of Fibrin-PTH in spine, with the first data expected to be available by mid-2023.
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MagnetOs isn’t like other bone grafts. It grows bone even in soft tissue thanks to our unique NeedleGrip surface technology which provides traction for our body’s vitally important ‘pro-healing’ immune cells (M2 macrophages).*†1,2 This in turn, unlocks previously untapped potential to stimulate stem cells – and form new bone throughout the graft.*3-5 The growing body of science behind NeedleGrip is called osteoimmunology. But for surgeons and their patients it means one thing: a more efficient and predictable fusion.*‡5
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The latest candidate in our pipeline is based on proprietary controlled-release technology that combines the well-established mechanism of the bone growth factor parathyroid hormone (PTH) with the natural healing matrix known as fibrin.§ Once implanted, the released PTH promotes spinal fusion by increasing the number and lifespan of bone-forming (osteogenic) cells in the fusion space. Fibrin-PTH is the first ever investigational drug-biologic candidate to be evaluated for spinal fusion; and the first to be compatible with narrow gauge cannulas for truly non-invasive surgical procedures. Fibrin-PTH is undergoing a Phase 2 clinical trial in the US as part of a de-risked pre-market clinical program.
About Kuros Biosciences
Kuros Biosciences is a fast-growing leader in the development of spinal fusion biologics that ease the burden of back pain. With locations in the United States, Switzerland and the Netherlands, the company is listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange. The company’s first commercial product, MagnetOs, is a unique synthetic bone graft that has already been used successfully across three continents and in over 10,000 spinal fusion surgeries. The next candidate in the Kuros pipeline is Fibrin-PTH – the first drug-biologic combination for interbody spinal fusions, currently undergoing a Phase 2 clinical trial in the US. For more information on the company, its products and pipeline, visit kurosbio.com.
Forward Looking Statements
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References: 1. Van Dijk, et al. eCM. 2021;41:756-73. 2. Duan, et al. eCM. 2019;37:60-73. 3. Van Dijk, et al. JOR Spine. 2018;e1039. 4. Van Dijk, et al. J Biomed Mater Res. Part B: Appl Biomater. 2019;107(6):2080-2090. 5. Van Dijk, et al. Clin Spine Surg. 2020;33(6):E276-E287.
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