Secures Funding from Metalmark Capital Partners to Drive Growth
Orgenesis to Host Conference Call Today, August 16, 2022 at 11 AM Eastern Time
GERMANTOWN, Md., Aug. 16, 2022 (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 (CGT), today provided a business update for second quarter ending June 30, 2022.
Vered Caplan, CEO of Orgenesis, said, “We are progressing with our transition to the second phase of the planned rollout of our POCare platform. This includes revenue generation from the validation, process development, and supply of advanced therapies that utilize our POCare platform and Orgenesis Mobile Processing Units and Labs (OMPULs). As a result of the successful execution of the first phase, our global supply network now spans North America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. Within the U.S. specifically, we are expanding our capacity and collaborations with a number of leading global healthcare institutions such as Johns Hopkins to establish a new POCare Center, also known as the Maryland Center for Cell Therapy Manufacturing.”
“Feedback from within the industry based on Orgenesis’ progress has been overwhelmingly positive. This is a result of our ability to reduce costs and add capacity in significantly less time than required for traditional clean rooms. We have multiple contracts with biotech companies from the U.S., E.U., Asia and the Middle East. Importantly, we believe we have built a highly scalable business model, and expect to benefit from growth in high margin, recurring revenue streams, based on future royalties and long-term contracts for industrializing and supplying these cell and gene therapies.”
Ms. Caplan continued, “I am pleased to report that we secured a $10 million loan within our newly formed subsidiary for Orgenesis’ point of care services business for treating patients (POCare Services) with Metalmark Capital Partners, a premier investment firm with deep expertise in the healthcare sector. Metalmark will provide ongoing advice to help us accelerate the rollout of our POCare platform and these critical CGT services.”
“In addition to our POCare Services platform, we are advancing our POCare therapeutic pipeline, which now spans over 16 distinct clinical programs in the field of immuno-oncology, anti-viral, metabolic/auto-immune diseases, and tissue regeneration. Our cost-efficient strategy involves leveraging government grants and funding from regional partners for our innovations and in-licensed therapies from leading research centers, hospitals and biotech companies. Most recently, in May 2022, we were awarded a €4M European Innovation Council Pathfinder Grant to advance technologies for the production of personalized autologous induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) that can be utilized for regenerative medicine. Overall, we believe our therapeutic pipeline holds unlocked potential as we advance each of these assets through key clinical and pre-clinical milestones.”
The complete financial results for the second quarter of 2022 and details on the $10 million loan to our subsidiary are available on the Company’s website in the Company’s Form 10-Q and 8-K, respectively, which have been filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
The Company will host a conference call today, August 16, 2022, at 11:00 AM Eastern Time to discuss the company’s corporate progress and other developments.
The conference call will be available via telephone by dialing toll free 888-506-0062 for U.S. callers or +1 973-528-0011 for international callers and using entry code 223911. A webcast of the call may be accessed at https://www.webcaster4.com/Webcast/Page/2585/46399 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 Wednesday, August 16, 2023. A telephone replay of the call will be available approximately one hour following the call, through Tuesday, August 30, 2022 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: 46399.
Orgenesis is a global biotech company working to unlock the full potential of cell and gene therapies (CGTs) in an affordable and accessible format at the point of care. The Orgenesis POCare 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. 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 and OMPUL business, 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 COVID-19 pandemic, the sufficiency of working capital to realize our business plans and our ability to raise additional capital, 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, risks relating to legal proceedings against us 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, 2021, 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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CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
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Including related party in the amount of $2,039 thousand and $1,972 thousand as of June 30, 2022 and as of December 31, 2021, respectively.
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Common stock of $0.0001 par value: Authorized at June 30, 2022 and December 31, 2021: 145,833,334 shares; Issued at June 30, 2022 and December 31, 2021: 25,107,323 and 24,567,366 shares, respectively; Outstanding at June 30, 2022 and December 31, 2021: 24,820,756 and 24,280,799 shares, respectively
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Treasury stock 286,567 shares as of June 30, 2022 and December 31, 2021
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