Compugen Ltd. ( NASDAQ: CGEN) today reported financial results for the third quarter and nine months ending September 30, 2013.
Anat Cohen-Dayag, Ph.D., President and CEO of Compugen, stated, “After more than a decade of focused research and infrastructure building, we are now demonstrating significant progress in the first, of what we hope to be, a number of new and exciting product oriented chapters in the evolution of Compugen. This first chapter relates to our ongoing activities in the field of immune checkpoint proteins, a field of great promise and interest.
Dr. Cohen-Dayag continued, “During the past quarter we entered with Bayer Pharma AG our first immune checkpoint related collaboration agreement. In addition, we disclosed experimental results supporting a third immune checkpoint related product candidate for oncology and results supporting additional potential indications for a previously disclosed candidate. We also formed a Scientific Advisory Board of world experts to provide insight and guidance in this area, and more generally in the Company’s focus areas of immunology and oncology.”
Dr. Cohen-Dayag concluded, “The field of immune checkpoint based therapies was selected for the first focused use of Compugen’s predictive discovery capabilities. Therefore, it is extremely gratifying to see how our continuing achievements in this field are now providing the potential to establish Compugen as a significant contributor in the worldwide fight against cancer and the treatment of autoimmune diseases through therapies based on immune checkpoints, while at the same time, demonstrating the value of the unique predictive discovery infrastructure that we have established.”Revenues for the third quarter of 2013 and the nine months ending September 30, 2013 were $1.6 million and $1.8 million, respectively, compared with $108,000 for both comparable periods in 2012. Revenues reported for the most recent periods included the portion of the non-refundable upfront payment received under the August 2013 collaboration and license agreement with Bayer Pharma AG (“Bayer Agreement”) that was recognizable during such periods in accordance with U.S. GAAP revenue recognition accounting.