Compugen Ltd. ( NASDAQ: CGEN) today reported financial results for the second quarter ending June 30, 2014.
Dr. Anat Cohen-Dayag, Compugen’s President and CEO, stated, "During the first six months of this year, our R&D efforts focused primarily on advancing product candidates in our Pipeline Program, diversifying the pipeline with additional target candidates for antibody-based therapy, and extending our capabilities to enable the validation and development of multiple product candidates in parallel. Product candidates added to the Pipeline Program since late last year include two additional B7/CD28-like checkpoint candidates that increased the total number of such discoveries by Compugen to eleven, five target candidates for antibody-drug conjugate cancer therapy, and four immune-modulatory targets candidates distinct from the B7/CD28 family of proteins.”
Dr. Cohen-Dayag continued, “Following these latest additions, the oncology arm of our Pipeline Program now includes early stage target candidates representing three different approaches for antibody-based cancer treatment, all based on Compugen-discovered targets. We believe that this achievement, which is unique in our industry, provides an excellent example of the value of Compugen’s long-term investment in establishing its broadly applicable predictive discovery infrastructure.”
Dr. Cohen-Dayag concluded, "We are already beginning to see an acceleration of positive experimental results with respect to our Pipeline Program candidates. This, combined with the resulting increase in both industry recognition of our discovery capabilities and interest in our pipeline candidates, provides us with even greater confidence of achieving our short-term objectives and longer-term goals.”Revenues for the second quarter of 2014 and six months ending June 30, 2014 were $2.0 million and $4.1 million respectively, compared with $22,000 and $184,000 for the comparable periods in 2013. These substantial increases from the prior year periods resulted primarily from a milestone payment and the recognizable portions of a non-refundable upfront payment in accordance with US GAAP revenue recognition accounting, in each case pursuant to the August 2013 collaboration and license agreement with Bayer Pharma AG.
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