Cellect Biotechnology Reports Third Quarter Financial and Operating Results; Recent Developments Position Company to Accelerate Progress in 2021
November 20, 2020 at 08:00 AM EST
Promising Progress on Clinical Development Progress, Collaborations and Partnering
Mutually Ended Discussion on Medical Cannabis Commercial and Merger Agreements
TEL AVIV, Israel, Nov. 20, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Cellect Biotechnology Ltd. (NASDAQ: APOP), a developer of innovative technology which enables the functional selection of stem cells, today reported financial and operating results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2020. Subsequent to the end of the third quarter, the Company announced several other key achievements subsequent to the end of the third quarter that position it for continued success in 2021, including clinical and operational objectives:
“In spite of the COVID-19 challenges we expedited our clinical and business development activities as we successfully achieved several objectives,” commented Dr. Shai Yarkoni, Chief Executive Officer. “Specifically, we recently initiated our U.S. clinical trial and entered into a partnership with a clinical stage biotech company that will leverage our functional cell selection technology. I believe these results reflect our steadfast determination and success progressing our clinical trials, which also includes the trial in Israel, combined with the latest collaboration agreement with XNK Therapeutics gives us multiple shots on goal to maximize shareholder value. We believe, based on our internal evaluation and assessment, that each of these opportunities could potentially represent significant revenue streams in the coming years.”
Separately, Cellect and Canndoc Ltd. have mutually agreed to end previously announced commercial and merger discussions. The Company will continue to pursue a partner that can bring value to its shareholders and progress the development of the Company’s platform technology.
The Company's cash and cash equivalents totaled $6.07 million as of September 30, 2020. The Company will use its resources to progress clinical and business development efforts to advance its functional cell selection technology. The Company has sufficient funds to operate in the next 15 months. Reference is made to Note 1. C (Going Concern) in the Interim Consolidated Financial Statements as of June 30th, 2020, which were filed as an exhibit to a Form 6-K dated August 12, 2020.
Third Quarter 2020 Financial Results:
* For the convenience of the reader, the amounts above have been translated from NIS into U.S. dollars, at the representative rate of exchange on September 30, 2020 (U.S. $1 = NIS 3.441).
About Cellect Biotechnology Ltd.
Cellect Biotechnology (APOP) has developed a breakthrough technology, for the selection of stem cells from any given tissue, that aims to improve a variety of cell based therapies.
The Company's technology is expected to provide researchers, clinical community, and pharma companies with the tools to rapidly isolate specific cells in quantity and quality allowing cell-based treatments and procedures in a wide variety of applications in regenerative medicine. The Company's current clinical trial is aimed at bone marrow transplantations in cancer treatment.
Forward Looking Statements
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*) Net of 2,641,693 treasury shares of the Company held by the Company.
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