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Compass Therapeutics, Inc. (the “Company”) estimates that its cash, cash equivalents and marketable securities were approximately $152 million as of December 31, 2023. This amount is unaudited and preliminary and is subject to completion of financial closing procedures. As a result, this amount may differ materially from the amount that will be reflected in the Company’s financial statements as of and for the year ended December 31, 2023.
The information in this Item 2.02 shall not be deemed “filed” for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”), or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that section, nor shall it be deemed incorporated by reference in any filing under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or the Exchange Act, except as expressly set forth by specific reference in such a filing.
The Company cautions readers that statements contained in this report regarding matters that are not historical facts are forward-looking statements. These statements are based on the Company’s current beliefs and expectations. Such forward-looking statements include the Company’s estimated cash, cash equivalents and marketable securities as of December 31, 2023. Such forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from predicted or expected results. Such risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, potential changes in estimated cash and cash equivalents based on the completion of financial closing procedures and release of final 2023 results, and other risks described in the Company’s filings with the SEC. The Company cautions readers not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date hereof, and the Company undertakes no obligation to update such statements to reflect events that occur or circumstances that exist after the date hereof. All forward-looking statements are qualified in their entirety by this cautionary statement, which is made under the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.
On January 5, 2024, the Company issued a press release announcing updated program timelines, additional clinical data, change in management and year-end cash position. A copy of the press release is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1 and is incorporated herein by reference.
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99.1 Press Release issued on January 5, 2024 titled “Compass Therapeutics Provides Corporate Update”
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|Compass Therapeutics, Inc.
|Date: January 5, 2024
|/s/ Neil Lerner
Compass Therapeutics Provides Corporate Update
BOSTON, Jan. 05, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Compass Therapeutics, Inc. (Nasdaq: CMPX), a clinical-stage, oncology-focused biopharmaceutical company developing proprietary antibody-based therapeutics to treat multiple human diseases, today reported a business update.
“We made significant progress in the fourth quarter of the year across our portfolio, and we look forward to reporting top-line data from COMPANION-003 by mid-year and COMPANION-002 in the second half of the year. We are also excited to report additional responses in our Phase 1b monotherapy study of CTX-471, including a complete response in a patient with small cell lung cancer. We hope to see additional efficacy signals in the second part of our Phase 1b study, where we are studying CTX-471 in combination with KEYTRUDA® in patients with melanoma, NSCLC and SCLC,” said Vered Bisker-Leib, PhD, incoming Chief Executive Officer of Compass.
“We are excited to have Vered Bisker-Leib elevated to the Chief Executive Officer role recognizing many years of strong performance. We are equally pleased that our founding CEO, Thomas Schuetz, will continue to play a key role at the Company,” said Carl Gordon, PhD, Chair of Compass’ Board.
Development Pipeline Updates:
CTX-009 (DLL4 and VEGF-A bispecific antibody)
CTX-471 (CD137 agonist)
CTX-8371 (PD-1 x PD-L1 bispecific antibody)
About Compass Therapeutics
Compass Therapeutics, Inc. is a clinical-stage oncology-focused biopharmaceutical company developing proprietary antibody-based therapeutics to treat multiple human diseases. Compass’s scientific focus is on the relationship between angiogenesis, the immune system, and tumor growth. The company pipeline of novel product candidates is designed to target multiple critical biological pathways required for an effective anti-tumor response. These include modulation of the microvasculature via angiogenesis-targeted agents, induction of a potent immune response via activators on effector cells in the tumor microenvironment, and alleviation of immunosuppressive mechanisms used by tumors to evade immune surveillance. Compass plans to advance its product candidates through clinical development as both standalone therapies and in combination with proprietary pipeline antibodies based on supportive clinical and nonclinical data. The company was founded in 2014 and is headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts. For more information, visit the Compass Therapeutics website at https://www.compasstherapeutics.com.
This press release contains forward-looking statements. Statements in this press release that are not purely historical are forward-looking statements. Such forward-looking statements include, among other things, references to Compass’s financial position to continue advancing its product candidates, expectations about cash runway, business and development plans, and statements regarding Compass’s product candidates, including their development and clinical trial milestones such as the expected trial design, timing of enrollment, patient dosing and data readouts, regulatory plans with respect to Compass’s product candidates and the therapeutic potential thereof. Actual results could differ from those projected in any forward-looking statements due to numerous factors. Such factors include, among others, Compass’s ability to raise the additional funding it will need to continue to pursue its business and product development plans, the inherent uncertainties associated with developing product candidates and operating as a development stage company, Compass’s ability to identify additional product candidates for development, Compass’s ability to develop, complete clinical trials for, obtain approvals for and commercialize any of its product candidates, competition in the industry in which Compass operates and market conditions. These forward-looking statements are made as of the date of this press release, and Compass assumes no obligation to update the forward-looking statements, or to update the reasons why actual results could differ from those projected in the forward-looking statements, except as required by law. Investors should consult all of the information set forth herein and should also refer to the risk factor disclosure set forth in the reports and other documents Compass files with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) available at www.sec.gov, including without limitation Compass’s latest Annual Report on Form 10-K, Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q and subsequent filings with the SEC.
Anna Gifford, Communications Manager