Century Therapeutics Reports Second Quarter 2022 Financial Results and Provides Business Updates

August 11, 2022

- Following the recent submission of the IND application for CNTY-101 and pending FDA clearance, the Phase 1 ELiPSE-1 trial in relapsed/refractory lymphoma is on track to commence in the second half of 2022 -

- Ended second quarter 2022 with cash, cash equivalents, and investments of $429.4; Expected cash runway into 2025 -

PHILADELPHIA, Aug. 11, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Century Therapeutics, Inc., (NASDAQ: IPSC), an innovative biotechnology company developing induced pluripotent stem cell (iPSC)-derived cell therapies in immuno-oncology, today reported financial results and business highlights for the second quarter ended June 30, 2022.

“We are excited about our recent IND submission for our lead candidate, CNTY-101, and pending FDA clearance, are looking forward to initiating the Phase 1 ELiPSE-1 trial in relapsed/refractory lymphoma,” said Lalo Flores, Chief Executive Officer, Century Therapeutics. “We continue to make steady progress in building a best-in-class allogeneic cell therapy platform and achieved a key milestone this quarter in establishing the iNK 3.0 Common Progenitor, which we believe will accelerate new candidate selection. Additionally, we look forward to providing updates on our gamma delta iT platform and other program advancements in the coming months.”

Business Highlights  

  • The Company presented preclinical data on MAD7, a novel CRISPR nuclease used to enable the genetic engineering of iPSC-derived NK and T cell product candidates, during a poster presentation at the American Society of Gene and Cell Therapy (ASGCT) 25th Annual Meeting held on May 16-19, 2022 in Washington, D.C. A copy of the presentation is available in the Posters section of Century’s website.
  • During a Research and Development Event in June, Century’s management team discussed CNTY-103, the Company’s first solid tumor candidate for glioblastoma, the establishment of the Common Progenitor iNK 3.0, and progress on the Company’s next-generation iPSC-based cell therapy platform. Century expects to submit an Investigational New Drug (IND) application for CNTY-103 in 2024.
  • The Company’s current Good Manufacturing Practice (cGMP) manufacturing facility in Branchburg, New Jersey is operational and undergoing qualification.
  • Century was added to the Russell Microcap Index in June 2022.

Subsequent Events and Upcoming Milestones

  • Following the recent submission of the IND application for CNTY-101, the Company remains on track to initiate its Phase 1 ELiPSE-1 clinical trial in the second half of 2022, subject to U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) clearance of the application. ELiPSE-1 will assess CNTY-101 in patients with relapsed/refractory CD19 positive aggressive lymphoma or indolent lymphoma after at least two prior lines of therapy, including patients who have received prior CAR-T cell therapy.

Second Quarter 2022 Financial Results

  • Cash Position: Cash, cash equivalents, and investments were $429.4 million as of June 30, 2022, as compared to $358.8 million as of December 31, 2021. Net cash provided by operations was $61.2 million for the six months ended June 30, 2022 (which includes deferred revenue from the Bristol-Myers Squibb (BMS) collaboration of $120.7M) compared to net cash used in operations of $40.7 million for the six months ended June 30, 2021.
  • Collaboration Revenue: Collaboration revenue was $1.4 million for the three months ended June 30, 2022, generated through the Company’s collaboration, option and license agreement with BMS.
  • Research and Development (R&D) expenses: R&D expenses were $24.5 million for the three months ended June 30, 2022, compared to $18.9 million for the same period in 2021. The increase in R&D expenses was primarily due to an increase in personnel expenses related to increased headcount to expand the Company’s R&D capabilities, costs for pre-clinical studies, costs for laboratory supplies and facility costs, offset by a decrease in collaboration expenses with FUJIFILM Cellular Dynamics, Inc. (FCDI) as the scope of work with FCDI has narrowed down to primarily manufacturing CNTY-101 clinical supply.
  • General and Administrative (G&A) expenses: G&A expenses were $8.3 million for the three months ended June 30, 2022, compared to $4.1 million for the same period in 2021. The increase was primarily due to an increase in employee headcount, an increase in directors’ and officers’ insurance expense and an increase in the Company’s professional fees as a result of expanded operations to support the Company’s infrastructure as well as additional costs to operate as a public company, and increased information technology and facility costs.
  • Net loss: Net loss was $31.0 million for the three months ended June 30, 2022, compared to $23.3 million for the same period in 2021.

Financial Guidance

  • The Company expects full year GAAP Operating Expenses to be between $155 million and $165 million including non-cash stock-based compensation expense of $10 million to $15 million.
  • The Company expects its cash, cash equivalents, and investments will support operations into 2025.

About Century Therapeutics

Century Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: IPSC) is harnessing the power of adult stem cells to develop curative cell therapy products for cancer that we believe will allow us to overcome the limitations of first-generation cell therapies. Our genetically engineered, iPSC-derived iNK and iT cell product candidates are designed to specifically target hematologic and solid tumor cancers. We are leveraging our expertise in cellular reprogramming, genetic engineering, and manufacturing to develop therapies with the potential to overcome many of the challenges inherent to cell therapy and provide a significant advantage over existing cell therapy technologies.   We believe our commitment to developing off-the-shelf cell therapies will expand patient access and provide an unparalleled opportunity to advance the course of cancer care. For more information on Century Therapeutics please visit  https://www.centurytx.com/.

Forward-Looking Statements

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For More Information:

Company: Elizabeth Krutoholow – investor.relations@centurytx.com 

Investors: Melissa Forst/Maghan Meyers – century@argotpartners.com 

Media: Joshua R. Mansbach – century@argotpartners.com 

Century Therapeutics, Inc
Condensed Balance Sheets
(unaudited, in thousands)
   June 30,  December 31,
Assets  2022
Current Assets: $  $ 
Cash and cash equivalents  112,787   56,445 
Short-term investments  265,971   166,434 
Prepaid expenses and other current assets 5,035   5,275 
Total current assets  383,793   228,154 
Property and equipment, net  69,971   57,967 
Operating lease right-of-use assets, net  24,728   11,854 
Long-term investments  50,607   135,914 
Other long-term assets  3,485   3,486 
Total assets $532,584  $437,375 
Liabilities, convertible preferred stock, and stockholders' equity   
Current liabilities:      
Accounts payable $4,048  $7,596 
Accrued expenses and other liabilities  9,697   8,059 
Deferred revenue, current  7,824   - 
Total current liabilities  21,569   15,655 
Operating lease liability, noncurrent  30,433   14,559 
Long-term debt, net  8,501   8,903 
Other long-term liabilities  1,220   2,020 
Deferred revenue  112,909   - 
Total liabilities  174,632   41,137 
Stockholders' equity      
Common stock  6   5 
Additional paid-in capital  818,047   785,049 
Accumulated deficit  (456,667)  (388,166)
Accumulated other comprehensive loss  (3,434)  (650)
Total stockholders' equity  357,952   396,238 
Total liabilities and stockholders' equity $532,584  $437,375 

Century Therapeutics, Inc
Condensed consolidated statements of operations
(unaudited, in thousands, except share and per share amounts)
 Three months ended Six months ended
 June 30,
 June 30,
 June 30,
 June 30,
  2022   2021   2022   2021 
Collaboration Revenue$1,396  $-  $2,454  $- 
Operating Expenses           
Research and development$24,494  $18,933  $45,690  $34,307 
General and administrative 8,253   4,088   15,551   6,776 
In-process research and development -   -   10,000   - 
Total operating expenses$32,747  $23,021  $71,241  $41,083 
Loss from operations (31,351)  (23,021)  (68,787)  (41,083)
Interest expense (330)  (318)  (644)  (632)
Other income, net 711   66   964   94 
Loss before provision for income taxes$(30,970) $(23,273) $(68,467) $(41,621)
Provision for income taxes (18)  -   (34)  - 
Net Loss$(30,988) $(23,273) $(68,501) $(41,621)
Unrealized (loss) gain on investments (780)  32   (2,766)  5 
Foreign currency translation adjustment (12)  (9)  (18)  (5)
Comprehensive loss (31,780)  (23,250)  (71,285)  (41,621)
Net loss per common share - Basic and Diluted (0.54)  (1.93)  (1.19)  (4.26)
Weighted average common shares outstanding 57,685,006   12,044,610   57,370,022   9,775,840