Three Months Ended September 30, 2016 Financial ResultsResearch and development expenses were $1.9 million for the three months ended September 30, 2016, compared to $0.9 million for the three months ended September 30, 2015. This increase was primarily a result of the $1.0 million non-cash impairment charge upon the abandonment of the future development efforts of the RES-440 IPR&D asset acquired from RestorGenex. General and administrative expenses were $3.9 million for the three months ended September 30, 2016, compared to $0.4 million for the three months ended September 30, 2015. The increase was primarily attributable to a $2.5 million non-cash litigation settlement with an investor in September 2016 and an increase in incremental costs in connection with operating as a public company. Net loss was $5.4 million, or $0.53 per share, for the three months ended September 30, 2016, compared to a net loss of $1.4 million, or $0.64 per share, for the three months ended September 30, 2015. The increase in the net loss was due primarily to higher expenses associated with the increased research and development expenses and general and administrative expenses. About Diffusion Pharmaceuticals Inc. Diffusion Pharmaceuticals Inc. is a clinical stage biotechnology company focused on extending the life expectancy of cancer patients by improving the effectiveness of current standard of care treatments including radiation therapy and chemotherapy. Diffusion is developing its lead drug, trans sodium crocetinate (TSC), for use in the many cancer types in which tumor hypoxia (oxygen deprivation) is known to diminish the effectiveness of current treatments. TSC targets the cancer's hypoxic micro-environment, re-oxygenating treatment-resistant tissue and making the cancer cells more vulnerable to the therapeutic effects of treatments such as radiation therapy and chemotherapy, without the apparent addition of any serious side effects. A Phase 2 clinical program, completed in the second quarter of 2015, evaluated 59 patients with newly diagnosed glioblastoma multiforme (GBM). This open label, historically controlled study demonstrated a favorable safety and efficacy profile for TSC combined with standard of care. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has agreed upon the design of a Phase 3 trial in newly diagnosed GBM. Additional planned studies include a Phase 2 trial in pancreatic cancer and a study in brain metastases. Due to its novel mechanism of action, TSC has safely re-oxygenated a range of tumor types in our preclinical and clinical studies. Diffusion believes its therapeutic potential is not limited to specific tumors, thereby making it potentially useful to improve standard of care treatments of other life-threatening cancers. We also believe that TSC has potential application in other indications involving hypoxia, such as stroke and neurodegenerative diseases.
Forward-Looking StatementsTo the extent any statements made in this news release deal with information that is not historical, these are forward-looking statements under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such statements include, but are not limited to, statements about the company's plans, objectives, expectations and intentions with respect to future operations and products, the potential of the company's technology and product candidates, the anticipated timing of future clinical trials, the anticipated financial position, operating results and growth prospects of the company and other statements that are not historical in nature, particularly those that utilize terminology such as "would," "will," "plans," "possibility," "potential," "future," "expects," "anticipates," "believes," "intends," "continue," "expects," other words of similar meaning, derivations of such words and the use of future dates. Forward-looking statements by their nature address matters that are, to different degrees, uncertain. Uncertainties and risks may cause the company's actual results to be materially different than those expressed in or implied by such forward-looking statements. Particular uncertainties and risks include; general business and economic conditions; the company's need for and ability to obtain additional financing; and the difficulty of developing pharmaceutical products, obtaining regulatory and other approvals and achieving market acceptance. All forward-looking statements in this news release speak only as of the date of this news release and are based on management's current beliefs and expectations. Diffusion undertakes no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.
Diffusion Pharmaceuticals ContactsDavid KalergisChief Executive Officer Diffusion Pharmaceuticals Inc. (434) firstname.lastname@example.orgStephanie Carrington ICR Inc.(646) 277-1282Stephanie.Carrington@icrinc.com