Thursday, March 30, 2023
Cocrystal Pharma, Inc. is a clinical-stage biotechnology company discovering and developing novel antiviral therapeutics that target the replication process of influenza viruses, coronaviruses (including SARS-CoV-2), hepatitis C viruses and noroviruses. Cocrystal employs unique structure-based technologies and Nobel Prize-winning expertise to create first- and best-in-class antiviral drugs. For further information about Cocrystal, please visit www.cocrystalpharma.com.
Robert LeBoyer, Vice President, Research Analyst, Life Sciences , Noble Capital Markets, Inc.
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Financial Results. Cocrystal reported a 4Q loss of $4.5 million or $(0.55) per share and a FY2022 loss of $38.8 million or $(4.77) per share. The full-year results included a non-cash charge of $19.1 million for the impairment of goodwill in 2Q22. Excluding the charge, expenses levels for Research and Development and General and Administrative expense were close to expectations. The company ended FY2022 with $37.1 million in cash.
Influenza Clinical Trial Expected To Begin In 2H2023. In December 2022, Cocrystal reported preliminary safety and tolerability results from its dose-ranging Phase 1 study for orally administered CC-42344 for influenza. A Phase 2a study has been designed to challenge healthy human volunteers with pharmaceutically-produced influenza A virus, then treat with CC-42344. An application to start trials in the UK is planned for 1H2023, with enrollment beginning in 2H23. Preclinical development of an inhaled formulation of CC-42344 continues.
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