CRISPR Therapeutics Provides Business Update and Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2018 Financial Results

- February 25th, 2019

CRISPR Therapeutics (NASDAQ:CRSP) has announced financial results for its fourth quarter and full year ended December 31, 2018. As quoted in the press release: “This past year was truly transformational for CRISPR Therapeutics as we achieved milestones across our key programs in β-thalassemia, sickle cell disease and immuno-oncology. We’re pleased with the progress we’ve made … Continued

CRISPR Therapeutics (NASDAQ:CRSP) has announced financial results for its fourth quarter and full year ended December 31, 2018.

As quoted in the press release:

“This past year was truly transformational for CRISPR Therapeutics as we achieved milestones across our key programs in β-thalassemia, sickle cell disease and immuno-oncology. We’re pleased with the progress we’ve made in 2018, especially in clinical execution and the expansion of our development pipeline. We also strengthened our team with key new hires, positioning us well as we advance to the next stage of development. This progress brings us closer to realizing our mission of bringing transformative therapies to patients with serious diseases,” said Samarth Kulkarni, Ph.D., Chief Executive Officer of CRISPR Therapeutics.

Dr. Kulkarni added: “Over the next two years, we expect to generate data from clinical trials across multiple indications as we bring CRISPR technology to patients. In addition, we are making deliberate steps to scale the Company as we advance programs across a number of therapeutic areas while continuing to bolster our proprietary CRISPR platform.”

Recent Highlights and Outlook

  • Hemoglobinopathies

    ° β-thalassemia
    CRISPR Therapeutics, together with its partner, Vertex, announced that the first patient has been treated with CTX001 in a Phase 1/2 clinical study of patients with transfusion-dependent beta thalassemia (TDT), marking the first company-sponsored use of a CRISPR/Cas9 therapy in a clinical trial. The Phase 1/2 open-label trial is designed to assess the safety and efficacy of a single dose of CTX001 in patients ages 18 to 35 with TDT, non-beta zero/beta zero subtypes. The first two patients in the trial will be treated sequentially and, pending data from these initial two patients, the trial will open for broader concurrent enrollment. The companies plan to target presentations of data at scientific conferences once there is sufficient data on multiple patients.° Sickle Cell Disease
    CRISPR Therapeutics, together with its partner, Vertex, are also investigating CTX001 for the treatment of severe sickle cell disease (SCD) and announced that the first patient has been enrolled in a Phase 1/2 clinical study of CTX001 in severe SCD in the U.S. and is expected to be infused with CTX001 in mid-2019. The Phase 1/2 open-label trial is designed to assess the safety and efficacy of a single dose of CTX001 in patients ages 18 to 35 with severe SCD. Similar to the trial in beta thalassemia, the first two patients in the trial will be treated sequentially prior to broader concurrent enrollment. The companies plan to target presentations of data at scientific conferences once there is sufficient data on multiple patients. CTX001 was recently granted Fast Track Designation by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for the treatment of SCD.

 

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