- Cash and cash equivalents of €15.0 million1 as of 30 June 2021
Paris, France — 23 July 2021 at 08:00 am CET — Lysogene (FR0013233475 – LYS), a phase 3 gene therapy platform Company targeting central nervous system (CNS) diseases, today reports its cash position as of 30 June 2021.
As of 30 June 2021, cash and cash equivalents amounted to €15.0 million1 (compared to €20.0 million as of 31 March 2021). On 28 July 2021, Lysogene will make a $2.8 million (approx. €2.4 million2) payment following a commercial dispute with an industrial partner for which the maximum estimated risk was $5.0 million (approx. €4.2 million2). A remaining provision of €1.2 million was recorded in the 2020 financial statements.
Stéphane Durant des Aulnois, Chief Financial Officer of Lysogene commented: “The strong financial discipline implemented in the company helped us protect our cash in the first half and largely anticipate the outcome of the dispute. As a result, our financial visibility still runs into the first half of 2022, and we are actively evaluating different financing options to extend it.”
1 Unaudited figure
2 At EUR/USD exchange rate of 1.1766 on 19 July 2021
Lysogene is a gene therapy Company focused on the treatment of orphan diseases of the central nervous system (CNS). The Company has built a unique capability to enable a delivery of gene therapies to the CNS to treat lysosomal diseases and other genetic disorders of the CNS. A phase 2/3 clinical trial in MPS IIIA in partnership with Sarepta Therapeutics, Inc. is ongoing. An adaptive clinical trial in GM1 gangliosidosis is ongoing. In accordance with the agreements signed between Lysogene and Sarepta Therapeutics, Inc., Sarepta Therapeutics, Inc. will hold exclusive commercial rights to LYS-SAF302 in the United States and markets outside Europe; and Lysogene will maintain commercial exclusivity of LYS-SAF302 in Europe. Lysogene has also entered into an exclusive worldwide license agreement with SATT Conectus for a gene therapy candidate for the treatment of the Fragile X syndrome, a genetic disease related to autism. www.lysogene.com
Forward Looking Statement
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This press release has been prepared in both French and English. In the event of any differences between the two
texts, the French language version shall supersede.
Stéphane Durant des Aulnois
Chief Financial Officer
+33 1 41 43 03 99