SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
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Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)
of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): February 28, 2019
SANGAMO THERAPEUTICS, INC.
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in its Charter)
(State or Other Jurisdiction
501 Canal Blvd., Richmond, California 94804
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Results of Operations and Financial Condition.
On February 28, 2019, Sangamo Therapeutics, Inc. (Sangamo) issued a press release announcing its financial results for the quarter and year ended December 31, 2018 (the Press Release).
A copy of the Press Release is furnished hereto as Exhibit 99.1 and is incorporated by reference herein. The information contained in this Item 2.02 and in the Press Release furnished as Exhibit 99.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K shall not be deemed filed for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that Section or Sections 11 and 12(a)(2) of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended. The information contained in this Item 2.02 and in the Press Release furnished as Exhibit 99.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K shall not be incorporated by reference into any filing with the SEC made by Sangamo whether made before or after the date hereof, regardless of any general incorporation language in such filing.
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Financial Statements and Exhibits.
|99.1||Press Release dated February 28, 2019|
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
|SANGAMO THERAPEUTICS, INC.|
|Date: February 28, 2019||By:||/s/ Heather Turner|
|EVP and General Counsel|
Sangamo Therapeutics, Inc.
Point Richmond Tech Center
501 Canal Boulevard
Richmond, CA 94804
510-970-6000 | sangamo.com
SANGAMO THERAPEUTICS REPORTS FOURTH QUARTER AND FULL YEAR 2018
Conference Call and Webcast Scheduled for 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time
Brisbane, California, February 28, 2019 Sangamo Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: SGMO), a genomic medicine company, today reported fourth quarter and full year 2018 financial results and recent business highlights.
ST-920 IND acceptance: The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) accepted the Investigational New Drug application (IND) for ST-920, a gene therapy candidate being evaluated for the treatment of adults with Fabry disease. Sangamo expects to initiate the Phase 1/2 clinical trial evaluating ST-920 later this year.
WORLDSymposium presentations: At the WORLDSymposium earlier in February, Sangamo presented interim results from the Phase 1/2 CHAMPIONS and EMPOWERS studies evaluating SB-913 and SB-318, zinc finger nuclease (ZFN) in vivo genome editing product candidates for the treatment of Mucopolysaccharidosis Type II (MPS II) and MPS I, respectively. Sangamo believes data from these two studies provide complementary evidence supportive of a favorable safety profile and of the activity of the ZFN in vivo genome editing approach used in both SB-913 and SB-318.
EVP of R&D appointment: Sangamo appointed Adrian Woolfson, BM BCh, PhD, as Executive Vice President of Research and Development.
Completion of acquisition of TxCell: In the fourth quarter of 2018, Sangamo completed the acquisition of TxCell, SA. The acquisition positions Sangamo as a leader in the development of CAR-Tregs, which the Company plans to evaluate for solid organ transplant rejection and for autoimmune diseases.
The enrollment of patients last year into our five active clinical trials has laid the foundation for a steady flow of data readouts in 2019, said Sandy Macrae, CEO of Sangamo. In the remainder of the year, we anticipate providing important data that will help us understand the potential clinical benefit of our MPS I and MPS II programs, as well as clinical results and analyses from three clinical hematology assets for hemophilia A, hemophilia B and beta thalassemia. We also expect four additional programs to progress into clinical development, including our wholly owned gene therapy for Fabry disease and CAR-Treg therapy for the prevention of solid organ transplant rejection, as well as partnered programs in sickle cell disease and oncology being developed in collaboration with Sanofi and Kite, respectively. Im excited for what lies ahead as we continue to push forward the development of our genomic medicines.
Anticipated Milestones in 2019
In Vivo Genome Editing
SB-913: Nine patients are enrolled in the CHAMPIONS Study evaluating SB-913 for MPS II, including three patients who recently entered the study in the expanded high-dose cohort. In 2019, Sangamo expects to report longer-term safety and biochemical measurements, as well as analyses of liver biopsies and enzyme replacement therapy withdrawal experience.
SB-318: Three patients are enrolled in the EMPOWERS Study evaluating SB-318 for MPS I. In 2019, Sangamo expects to report longer-term safety and biochemical measurements, as well as analyses of liver biopsies and enzyme replacement therapy withdrawal experience.
SB-FIX: One patient is currently enrolled in the FIXtendz Study evaluating SB-FIX for hemophilia B. Sangamo expects to enroll a second subject in the study and later in 2019 to report data including safety and factor expression levels.
Second-generation reagents for in vivo genome editing platform: Sangamo has developed second-generation albumin locus ZFN constructs for potential use in the ongoing in vivo genome editing development programs. The Company plans to initiate a clinical trial this year using these second-generation ZFNs that should enable a Phase 3 decision for the MPS II program in 2020.
SB-525: Eight patients are enrolled in the Alta Study evaluating SB-525 gene therapy for hemophilia A, being developed in collaboration with Pfizer. In 2019, Sangamo expects to report data including safety and factor expression levels, as well as information regarding factor replacement use and bleeding events.
ST-920: In 2019, Sangamo anticipates activating sites for the Phase 1/2 clinical trial evaluating ST-920 gene therapy for the treatment of Fabry disease.
Ex Vivo Cell Therapy
ST-400 and BIVV003: ST-400 and BIVV003 are gene-edited cell therapies being developed in collaboration with Sanofi for the treatment of beta thalassemia and sickle cell disease. Sangamo has enrolled two patients in the Thales Study evaluating ST-400 for the treatment of beta thalassemia and in 2019 expects to report initial safety and efficacy data including levels of fetal hemoglobin and total hemoglobin. BIVV003 is being evaluated for the treatment of sickle cell disease in the Phase 1/2 PRECIZN-1 trial run by Sanofi.
TX200: In 2019, Sangamo anticipates filing a clinical trial application in Europe for TX200, an autologous CAR-Treg cell therapy for the prevention of solid organ transplant rejection. The Company expects to activate clinical sites by year-end.
KITE-037: Kite, a Gilead Company, has announced the intention to file an IND for KITE-037, an allogeneic anti-CD19 CAR-T cell therapy, in the latter half of 2019.
Fourth Quarter 2018 Financial Results
For the fourth quarter ended December 31, 2018, Sangamo reported a consolidated net loss of $18.7 million, or $0.18 per share, compared to a net loss of $13.1 million, or $0.15 per share, for the same period in 2017. As of December 31, 2018, the Company had cash, cash equivalents, marketable securities and interest receivable of $400.5 million.
Revenues for the fourth quarter ended December 31, 2018 were $26.8 million, compared to $13.1 million for the same period in 2017. The increase came primarily from approximately $11.5 million in revenues related to the collaboration agreements with Pfizer for hemophilia A, and $9.0 million in revenues related to the collaboration with Kite, a Gilead Company, which included reimbursement of $2.7 million in research services. Fourth quarter 2018 revenues were primarily generated from Sangamos collaboration agreements with Pfizer, Kite, Sanofi, and Dow Agrosciences.
Total operating expenses for the fourth quarter ended December 31, 2018 were $47.6 million, compared to $26.8 million for the same period in 2017. Research and development expenses were $33.3 million for the fourth quarter of 2018, compared to $19.4 million for the same period in 2017. The increase was primarily due to manufacturing and clinical trial expenses related to the progress of the Companys clinical development programs. General and administrative expenses were $14.4 million for the fourth quarter of 2018, compared to $7.5 million for the same period in 2017. This increase was primarily due to increased headcount in general support of growth for the Companys pipeline and clinical programs.
Full Year 2018 Results
For the year ended December 31, 2018, the consolidated net loss was $68.3 million, or $0.70 per share, compared to a consolidated net loss of $54.6 million, or $0.70 per share, for the year ended December 31, 2017. Revenues were $84.5 million for the year ended December 31, 2018, compared to $36.6 million for the same period in 2017. The increase in revenues was primarily related to our collaboration and license agreements with Kite and Pfizer. Total operating expenses were $161.6 million for the year ended December 31, 2018, compared to $92.9 million for the same period in 2017. The increase in operating expenses was primarily related to overall Company growth and manufacturing and R&D expenses related to the advancement of Sangamos therapeutic pipeline.
Financial Guidance for 2019
Operating Expense: Sangamo expects operating expense of $210 to 220 million for the year ending December 31, 2019.
Cash and Investments: Sangamo projects that current cash, cash equivalents, marketable securities and interest receivable position should last at least two years.
Sangamo will host a conference call today, February 28, 2019, at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time, which will be open to the public. The call will also be webcast live and can be accessed via a link on the Sangamo Therapeutics website in the Investors and Media section under Events and Presentations.
The conference call dial-in numbers are (877) 377-7553 for domestic callers and (678) 894-3968 for international callers. The conference ID number for the call is 6875578. For those unable to listen in at the designated time, a conference call replay will be available for one week following the conference call, from approximately 8:00 p.m. ET on February 28, 2019 to 11:59 p.m. ET on March 7, 2019. The conference call replay numbers for domestic and international callers are (855) 859-2056 and (404) 537-3406, respectively. The conference ID number for the replay is 6875578.
About Sangamo Therapeutics
Sangamo Therapeutics, Inc. is focused on translating ground-breaking science into genomic medicines with the potential to transform patients lives using the Companys platform technologies in genome editing, gene therapy, gene regulation and cell therapy. For more information about Sangamo, visit www.sangamo.com.
This press release contains forward-looking statements regarding Sangamos current expectations. These forward-looking statements include, without limitation, statements regarding the initiation of clinical trials and activation of clinical trial sites in 2019, the expected disease targets for our product candidates, the presentation of clinical trial data from clinical trials in 2019, enrollment expectations in 2019, the filing of a clinical trial application in the European Union, and Sangamos 2019 financial guidance related to cash, cash equivalents, marketable securities and interest receivable and operating expense. These statements are not guarantees of future
performance and are subject to certain risks, uncertainties and assumptions that are difficult to predict. Factors that could cause actual results to differ include, but are not limited to, the dependence on the success of clinical trials, the lengthy and uncertain regulatory approval process, uncertainties related to the initiation, enrollment and completion of clinical trials, whether the final results from a study will validate and support interim safety and efficacy data, Sangamos reliance on partners and other third-parties to meet their clinical and manufacturing obligations, and the ability to maintain strategic partnerships. Further, there can be no assurance that the necessary regulatory approvals will be obtained or that Sangamo and its partners will be able to develop commercially viable product candidates. Actual results may differ from those projected in forward-looking statements due to risks and uncertainties that exist in Sangamos operations and business environments. These risks and uncertainties are described more fully in Sangamos Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended September 30, 2018 as filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission and Sangamos Annual Report on Form 10-K that it intends to file this week. Forward-looking statements contained in this announcement are made as of this date, and Sangamo undertakes no duty to update such information except as required under applicable law.
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