Geron Management Discusses Q2 2012 Results - Earnings Call Transcript

Geron (GERN)

Q2 2012 Earnings Call

July 31, 2012 9:00 am ET

Executives

Anna Krassowska - Investor and Media Relations Officer

Graham K. Cooper - Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President of Finance & Business Development and Member of Stock Option Committee

John A. Scarlett - Chief Executive Officer, President, Director and Member of Stock Option Committee

Analysts

Karen E. Jay - JP Morgan Chase & Co, Research Division

Chad J. Messer - Needham & Company, LLC, Research Division

Presentation

Operator

Welcome to the Geron Q2 2012 Earnings Conference Call. My name is John, and I'll be your operator for today's call. [Operator Instructions] Please note that this conference is being recorded. I will now turn the call over to Dr. Anna Krassowska, Head of Investor Relations. Dr. Krassowska, you may begin.

Anna Krassowska

Thank you. Good morning, and welcome to the Geron second quarter earnings call. With me on the call this morning are Dr. John Scarlett, our Chief Executive Officer; Graham Cooper, Chief Financial Officer; and Olivia Bloom, our Chief Accounting Officer. Today's call is being webcast live on the company's website and will be available for replay until August 30.

I would like to remind listeners that except for statements of historical facts, the statements in this conference call are forward-looking statements under the Safe Harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These include, without limitation, statements regarding the timelines and plans of Geron's research and product candidates, including anticipated timelines for clinical trial enrollment, results and data, the therapeutic potential of Geron's product candidates and financial or operational protections or requirements, including spending guidance, the sufficiency of Geron's cash resources and statements regarding the potential divestiture of Geron's stem cell business.

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