Medgenics, Inc. (NYSE MKT: MDGN and AIM: MEDU, MEDG) (the “Company”), the developer of a novel technology for the sustained production and delivery of therapeutic proteins in patients using their own tissue, today reported financial results for the three and six months ended June 30, 2013 and the filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) of the Company’s Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q. The Form 10-Q includes unaudited interim consolidated financial statements containing the information presented below, as well as additional information regarding the Company. The Form 10-Q is available at www.sec.gov and at www.medgenics.com.
“The first half of 2013 was an active and productive period during which we made progress in a number of significant areas and positioned the Company to address important near term milestones,” stated Andrew L. Pearlman, Ph.D., President and Chief Executive Officer of Medgenics. “We advanced our clinical programs, fortified our patent portfolio, were awarded a grant of approximately $2 million from the Israeli Office of the Chief Scientist (OCS) and raised substantial capital in a public offering to support the forward momentum of our programs.
“In April 2013 we reported interim data from our Israeli Phase IIa clinical study of EPODURE to treat anemia in patients with end-stage renal disease who are on dialysis, which showed sustained hemoglobin levels in patients for months without the need for injections of erythropoietin. We completed a number of key preparations and continue to be on target to initiate our U.S. Phase II study of EPODURE in similar patients. This will be our first U.S. clinical study for the Biopump technology. We reported the launch and enrollment of the first patient in our Phase I/II proof-of-concept clinical study of INFRADURE in the treatment of hepatitis C in Israel, and look forward to reporting interim data from this study before year-end. We expect to use data from this trial to support the clinical development and regulatory strategy for INFRADURE to treat hepatitis D, an indication for which we have U.S. orphan drug designation. We are exploring its role in treating hepatitis B as well.