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Orgenesis to host conference call today at 8:30AM ET
GERMANTOWN, Md., Aug. 05, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Orgenesis Inc. (NASDAQ: ORGS) (“Orgenesis” or the “Company”), a global biotech company working to unlock the full potential of cell and gene therapies, today reported financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2021.
Vered Caplan, CEO of Orgenesis, stated, “I am pleased to report that our POCare revenues for the second quarter of 2021 increased more than six-fold to $10.5 million compared to $1.75 million for the second quarter of last year, which reflects the sustainability of our POCare strategy. The increase in our revenue is attributable to technology transfer, setup, scale up and validation of our therapeutic pipeline and point-of-care systems for clinical use through long-term contracts with our regional partners. We are rapidly gaining traction with our POCare Platform and continue to add new POCare therapies, technologies, and a growing global network through collaborations with research centers, hospitals and biotech companies. With the explosive growth of the cell and gene therapy market, the industry faces major bottlenecks and capacity shortages, reflected in the exorbitant costs and manufacturing delays for these therapies. We believe that the current supply models are not optimal for this exciting stage of biotech innovation, both for smaller developers unable to secure capacity and larger developers investing heavily for capacity that may take years before coming online. We believe our strategy of decentralized supply of cell and gene therapies based on standardization of the manufacturing environment could be a solution for this industry, by potentially enabling lower costs, accelerating development and, once validated, could directly address the industry-wide capacity constraints. Current feedback from within the industry has been overwhelmingly positive.”
“We continue to grow our POCare Network via new joint ventures and partnerships with leading hospitals and research institutes in various countries across North America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. As an example, we recently entered into an agreement with a local partner to expand our POCare network in Australia. Importantly, each of our partners have committed to support the validation, development, and clinical trials of our advanced therapies and systems in their respective markets. In turn, Orgenesis typically grants its partners geographic rights in exchange for future royalties, and a partnership with Orgenesis to support the supply of the targeted therapies. We believe this is a highly scalable model that de-risks development through outside support from our partners. Moreover, our current reported revenues reflect the validation phase of our roll-out strategy. As we advance the respective point-of-care therapies being developed and validate our decentralized supply model through various regulatory pathways, we expect to increasingly benefit from revenue sharing and royalty agreements with our respective partners, while having the flexibility to rapidly increase capacity in line with demand.”
“We are also expanding our collaboration with a number of leading global healthcare institutions, such as Johns Hopkins University, where we are establishing a point of care development center and are advancing a similar collaboration with UC Davis in California. We are investing to add capacity at a variety of locations in the US and, as an example, we recently began setting up an additional center in the Boston area. Additionally, we have added a number of similar locations across Europe and other territories around the world.”
“At the same time, we are incorporating into our clinical activity a number of highly advanced, automated POCare technologies. As an example, we have commenced enrollment for a Phase 2 clinical trial using the Tissue Genesis Icellator® at the Hospital for Special Surgery (“HSS”) in New York. Orgenesis acquired the Tissue Genesis’ Icellator technology in October 2020. Designed to be used at the point-of-care, the Tissue Genesis Icellator® is a practical and cost-effective solution for clinical applications of stromal and vascular cells (SVF) from autologous adipose (fat) tissue. Data from this study may support expanded development of the Icellator in other orthopedic applications. Meanwhile, we are advancing the role out of our Orgenesis Mobile Processing Units & Labs (OMPULs) as a rapid, standardized industrial cleanroom alternative at the point of care.”
“Our progress can also be seen in the advancement of our POCare therapeutic pipeline, spanning immuno-oncology, anti-viral, metabolic/auto-immune diseases, tissue regeneration and more. Our goal is to make these therapies available to large numbers of patients at reduced costs using the point-of-care model. Most recently, in June 2021, we achieved multiple Ranpirnase development milestones following our acquisition of the Tamir Biotechnology assets last year. We are engaging in additional collaborations to advance our therapeutic pipeline, including collaborations with technology providers for the development of new manufacturing methods for tumor-infiltrating lymphocytes (TIL) and CAR-T/CAR-NK-based therapies. In addition to our technical and manufacturing expertise, we also provide our partners with extensive support for quality assurance, regulatory, and clinical development utilizing our internal expertise with the aim of accelerating the development and commercialization pathway.”
“We have expanded our internal capabilities, including recruitment of leading industry experts to capitalize on this unique opportunity to potentially transform the cell and gene therapy market. We continue to maintain a strong balance sheet with sufficient capital to fund development of our POCare strategy. Our goal is to validate our POCare platform, while building the foundations for our market expansion in the various geographic regions. We look forward to providing further updates as we work in close collaboration with our partners to enable POCare supply worldwide.”
The Company’s complete financial results are available in the Company’s Form 10-Q that will be filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on August 5, 2021 and which is available at www.sec.gov and on the Company’s website.
The Company plans to host a conference call at 8:30 AM Eastern Time today, August 5, 2021, to discuss the Company’s financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2021, as well as the Company’s corporate progress and other developments.
The conference call will be available via telephone by dialing toll free 844-407-9500 for U.S. callers or for international callers +1 862-298-0850. A webcast of the call may be accessed at https://www.webcaster4.com/Webcast/Page/2585/42425 or on the Company’s Investor Events section of the website here.
A webcast replay will be available on the Company’s Investor Events section of the website (https://ir.orgenesis.com/events#/) through Friday, August 5, 2022. A telephone replay of the call will be available approximately one hour following the call, through Thursday, August 19, 2021 and can be accessed by dialing 877-481-4010 for U.S. callers or +1 919-882-2331 for international callers and entering conference ID: 42425.
Orgenesis is a global biotech company working to unlock the full potential of cell and gene therapies (CGTs) in an affordable and accessible format. The Orgenesis Point of Care Platform is comprised of three enabling components: a pipeline of licensed POCare Therapeutics that are processed and produced in closed, automated POCare Technology systems across a collaborative POCare Network. Orgenesis identifies promising new therapies and leverages its POCare Platform to provide a rapid, globally harmonized pathway for these therapies to reach and treat large numbers of patients at lowered costs through efficient, scalable, and decentralized production. The POCare Network brings together patients, doctors, industry partners, research institutes and hospitals worldwide to achieve harmonized, regulated clinical development and production of the therapies. Learn more about the work Orgenesis is doing at www.orgenesis.com.
Notice Regarding Forward-Looking Statements
This press release contains forward-looking statements which are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities and Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. These forward-looking statements involve substantial uncertainties and risks and are based upon our current expectations, estimates and projections and reflect our beliefs and assumptions based upon information available to us at the date of this release. We caution readers that forward-looking statements are predictions based on our current expectations about future events. These forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and are subject to risks, uncertainties and assumptions that are difficult to predict. Our actual results, performance or achievements could differ materially from those expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements as a result of a number of factors, including, but not limited to, our reliance on, and our ability to grow, our point-of-care cell therapy platform, our ability to achieve and maintain overall profitability, our ability to manage our research and development programs that are based on novel technologies, our ability to control key elements relating to the development and commercialization of therapeutic product candidates with third parties, the timing of completion of clinical trials and studies, the availability of additional data, outcomes of clinical trials of our product candidates, the potential uses and benefits of our product candidates, our ability to manage potential disruptions as a result of the coronavirus outbreak, the sufficiency of working capital to realize our business plans, the development of our POCare strategy, our trans differentiation technology as therapeutic treatment for diabetes, the technology behind our in-licensed ATMPs not functioning as expected, our ability to further our CGT development projects, either directly or through our JV partner agreements, and to fulfill our obligations under such agreements, our license agreements with other institutions, our ability to retain key employees, our competitors developing better or cheaper alternatives to our products and the risks and uncertainties discussed under the heading "RISK FACTORS" in Item 1A of our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2020, and in our other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. We undertake no obligation to revise or update any forward-looking statement for any reason.
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