EXTON, Pa., August 05, 2022–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Immunome, Inc. (Nasdaq: IMNM), a biopharmaceutical company that utilizes its human memory B cell platform to discover and develop first-in-class antibody therapeutics, today reported financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2022 and provided a corporate update.
“The second quarter marked our transition into a clinical stage company, as we continue to dose patients in our Phase 1b study of our COVID-19 antibody cocktail, IMM-BCP-01,” stated Purnanand Sarma, Ph.D., President and CEO of Immunome. “We also presented data in the second quarter that demonstrated the retention of neutralizing activity against the BA.4/.5, and BA.2.12.1 subvariants of SARS CoV-2. We look forward to reporting topline results from our Phase 1b study of IMM-BCP-01 in the second half of this year.”
Dr. Sarma continued, “Additionally, we continue to make strides with our lead oncology candidate, IMM-ONC-01. Through an extensive profiling assessment of IL-38 mRNA using a database1 of over 60 cancer subtypes, we concluded that IL-38 is overexpressed in multiple cancers of high clinical unmet need. We are excited to continue advancing IMM-ONC-01 towards IND submission, as we believe IL-38 represents a promising target in multiple tumor types.”
IMM-BCP-01 Retains Neutralizing Activity Against Prevalent Omicron Subvariants, BA.4/.5 and BA.2.12.1. In July 2022, Immunome announced that its antibody cocktail retained activity against the BA.4/.5 and BA.2.12.1 subvariants in pseudovirus testing. Data recently published in the peer-reviewed journal Science Immunology provides a mechanistic basis for how IMM20253 binding, which is conserved across all variants to date including Omicron and its sub-lineages, neutralizes SARS-CoV-2.
Initiation of Phase 1b Study of IMM-BCP-01 for the Treatment of COVID-19. In June 2022, Immunome announced the first patient had been enrolled in a clinical trial of IMM-BCP-01, a three-antibody cocktail for the treatment of SARS-CoV-2. Immunome currently expects to announce topline data in the second half of this year.
Research & Development Update on Lead Oncology Candidate Targeting IL-38. In May of 2022, Immunome announced updates to the ongoing development of its lead oncology program, IMM-ONC-01, specifically on mRNA expression profiling and collaboration with Fox Chase Cancer Center.
Research and development (R&D) expenses: R&D expenses for the three months ended June 30, 2022 were $5.7 million.
General and administrative (G&A) expenses: G&A expenses for the three months ended June 30, 2022 were $3.2 million.
Net loss: Net loss for the three months ended 2022 was $8.9 million.
Cash and cash equivalents: As of June 30, 2022, cash and cash equivalents totaled $34.6 million.
The investigative work related to IMM-BCP-01 was funded by the US Department of Defense’s (DOD) Joint Program Executive Office for Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Defense (JPEO-CBRND) in collaboration with the Defense Health Agency (DHA) ( Contract number: W911QY-20-9-0019).
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Immunome is a biopharmaceutical company that utilizes its proprietary human memory B cell platform to discover and develop first-in-class antibody therapeutics that are designed to change the way diseases are treated. The company’s initial focus is developing therapeutics to treat oncology and infectious diseases, including COVID-19. Immunome’s proprietary discovery engine identifies novel therapeutic antibodies and their targets by leveraging the highly educated components of the immune system, memory B cells, from patients whose bodies have learned to fight off their disease. For more information, please visit www.immunome.com.
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