Projects Two Years' Cash Runway — without Partner-related Milestones/Opt-ins
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REDWOOD CITY, Calif., March 10, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- OncoMed Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq:OMED), a clinical-stage company developing novel cancer stem cell (CSC) and immuno-oncology therapeutics, today announced financial results for the year and quarter ended December 31, 2015 and provided 2016 guidance. As of December 31, 2015, pro-forma cash and marketable securities totaled $227.3 million, exceeding the company's 2015 guidance of year-end cash of greater than $120 million. Full-year cash expense was $101.1 million, in line with the 2015 cash expense guidance of $100-$110 million.
2016 Financial Guidance
For the full year 2016, based on its current plans and expectations, OncoMed anticipates total cash expenses in the range of approximately $110-$120 million. OncoMed projects a 2016 year-end cash balance of more than $100 million, before considering the receipt of any potential collaboration milestones or opt-in payments. Potential milestone and opt-in payments over the course of 2016, 2017, and 2018 total over $270 million. Existing cash is anticipated to fund company operations for at least two years, without taking into account potential future milestones or payments from partners. This is an increase from the 1.5 years of cash guidance announced in January 2016 and is the result of pipeline and budget prioritization and careful fiscal management.
"Having extended our runway to greater than two years cash — without taking into account potential milestones over the course of those two years — OncoMed is well positioned to execute on plan and continue to build value through the advancement and growth of our research and development pipeline," said Paul J. Hastings, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. "We have a number of things to look forward to in 2016, including the advancement of three randomized Phase 2 trials, data from several earlier-stage clinical programs, and two new immuno-oncology programs moving toward IND filings in late 2016/early 2017."
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OncoMed Pharmaceuticals Announces Full Year and Fourth Quarter 2015 Financial Results and 2016 Guidance