SHANGHAI, China and CUPERTINO, Calif., Nov. 08, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Cellular Biomedicine Group Inc. (NASDAQ:CBMG) ("CBMG" or the "Company"), a clinical-stage biomedicine firm engaged in the development of immunotherapies for cancer and effective stem cell therapies for degenerative diseases, today reported financial results and business highlights for the third quarter ended September 30, 2016. "In recent months, we have been diligently preparing for the launch of our upcoming CD19 and CD20 clinical studies and strengthening our CAR-T intellectual property portfolio," commented Tony (Bizuo) Liu, CBMG's Chief Executive Officer. "We believe that since August 2015, the China Food and Drug Administration has been working towards formalizing a national cell therapy policy that will lay the groundwork for the safe use of immune cell and stem cell therapy treatments in China. Although the PRC government is still in the process of codifying industry regulations for such cell therapies, in anticipation of potential future market opportunities, we have accelerated the launch of multiple Phase I/IIb clinical studies with CAR-T CD19 and CD20 assets to advance our immuno-oncology pipeline. We have a strong balance sheet to finance our current clinical studies and to further expand our translational medicine research and development." Third Quarter 2016 Financial Performance1. Cash Position: $44.1 million cash and cash equivalents as compared to $14.9 million as of December 31, 2015. 2. Cash Used in Operating Activities: We used $3.3 million and $12.1 million for the three months and nine months ended September 30, 2016 in operating activities as compared to $2.9 million and $8.6 million for the same periods in 2015. 3. G&A Expenses: General and administrative expenses for the three months and nine months ended September 30, 2016 were $2.8 million and $8.6 million respectively, compared to $3.5 million and $9.9 million for the same periods in 2015. 4. R&D Expenses: Research and development expenses for the three months and nine months ended September 30, 2016 were $2.9 million and $8.3 million respectively, compared to $2.2 million and $5.0 million for the same periods in 2015. 5. Net Loss: Net loss allocable to common stock holders for the three months ended September 30, 2016 was $10.7 million, compared to $5.1 million for the same period in 2015. A $4.6 million impairment charge was incurred in the third quarter due to legacy, non-core business investments.