Genocea Biosciences
Nov 6, 2014

Genocea Reports Third Quarter 2014 Financial Results

Novel product candidates for genital herpes and pneumococcus both advanced into Phase 2 clinical trials

CAMBRIDGE, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Genocea Biosciences, Inc. (NASDAQ:GNCA), a company developing T cell-directed vaccines and immunotherapies, today reported recent corporate highlights and financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2014.

"During the third quarter we continued to advance our novel vaccine and immunotherapy pipeline. I'm particularly pleased with enrollment in the Phase 2 dose optimization trial for our genital herpes program, GEN-003, reflecting both strong patient and physician motivation and our execution capabilities. We also initiated a Phase 2 trial for GEN-004 for pneumococcus and presented important data from both programs at major medical meetings," said Chip Clark, president and chief executive officer of Genocea. "These achievements reinforce our progress toward bringing disruptive medicines to the large genital herpes and pneumococcal markets and reaffirms that our ATLAS™ discovery platform rapidly advances novel products into development and towards patients and physicians who need them."

Recent Business Highlights

GEN-003 immunotherapy for genital herpes

GEN-004 universal vaccine for the prevention of pneumococcal infections

Other Highlights

Third Quarter 2014 Financial Results & Financial Guidance

Anticipated Upcoming Milestones:

Conference Call

Genocea will be hosting a conference call and webcast today, November 6, 2014, at 9:00 a.m. EST. The conference call may be accessed by dialing (844) 826-0619 for domestic participants and (315) 625-6883 for international callers (reference conference ID 10513540). A live webcast of the conference call will be available online from the investor relations section of the Company's website at A webcast replay of the conference call will be available on the Genocea website beginning approximately two hours after the event, and will be archived for 30 days.

About Genocea

Genocea is harnessing the power of T cell immunity to develop life-changing vaccines and immunotherapies. T cells are increasingly recognized as a critical element of protective immune responses to a wide range of diseases, but traditional discovery methods have proven unable to identify the targets of such protective immune response. Using ATLAS™, its proprietary technology platform, Genocea identifies these targets to potentially enable the rapid development of medicines to address critical patient needs. Genocea's pipeline of novel clinical stage T cell-enabled product candidates includes GEN-003 for HSV-2 therapy, GEN-004 to prevent infections caused by pneumococcus, and earlier-stage programs in chlamydia, HSV-2 prophylaxis, malaria and cancer immunotherapy. For more information, please visit the company's website at

Forward Looking Statements

Statements herein relating to future business performance, conditions or strategies and other financial and business matters, including expectations regarding clinical developments, are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act. Genocea cautions that these forward-looking statements are subject to numerous assumptions, risks and uncertainties, which change over time. Factors that may cause actual results to differ materially from the results discussed in the forward-looking statements or historical experience include risks and uncertainties, including Genocea's ability to progress any product candidates in preclinical or clinical trials; the scope, rate and progress of its preclinical studies and clinical trials and other research and development activities; clinical trial results; current results may not be predictive of future results; even if the data from preclinical studies or clinical trials is positive, the product may not prove to be safe and efficacious; Genocea's ability to enter into future collaborations with industry partners and the government and the terms, timing and success of any such collaboration; the cost of filing, prosecuting, defending and enforcing any patent claims and other intellectual property rights; Genocea's ability to obtain rights to technology; competition for clinical resources and patient enrollment from drug candidates in development by other companies with greater resources and visibility; it's ability to obtain adequate financing in the future through product licensing, co-promotional arrangements, public or private equity or debt financing or otherwise; general business conditions; competition; business abilities and judgment of personnel; the availability of qualified personnel and other factors set forth under "Risk Factors" in Genocea's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2013 and other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC"). Further information on the factors and risks that could affect Genocea's business, financial conditions and results of operations is contained in Genocea's filings with the SEC, which are available at These forward-looking statements speak only as of the date of this press release and Genocea assumes no duty to update forward-looking statements.




(In thousands)

September 30, December 31,
  2014   2013  
Cash, cash equivalents and marketable securities $ 52,193 $ 12,208
Other assets   3,606   3,553  
Total assets $ 55,799 $ 15,761  
Note payable $ 9,630 $ 9,794
Accounts payable 1,522 2,176
Accrued expenses 2,087 1,418
Other liabilities   1,596   942  
Total liabilities 14,835 14,330
Redeemable convertible preferred stock - 81,562
Stockholders' equity (deficit)   40,964   (80,131 )

Total liabilities, redeemable convertible preferred
stock and stockholders' equity (deficit)

$ 55,799 $ 15,761  



(In thousands, except per share amounts)


Three months ended
September 30,


Nine months ended
September 30,


  2014             2013     2014             2013  
Grant revenue $ - $ 223 $ - $ 711
Operating expenses:
Research and development 6,115 3,275 15,073 11,354
General and administrative   2,843     1,423     7,167     3,113  
Total operating expenses   8,958     4,698     22,240     14,467  
Loss from operations (8,958 ) (4,475 ) (22,240 ) (13,756 )
Other expense, net   (213 )   (364 )   (1,406 )   (704 )
Net loss $ (9,171 ) $ (4,839 ) $ (23,646 ) $ (14,460 )

Accretion of redeemable convertible
preferred stock to redemption value

  -     (404 )   (180 )   (1,200 )
Net loss attributable to common stockholders $ (9,171 ) $ (5,243 ) $ (23,826 ) $ (15,660 )

Net loss per share attributable to common
stockholders - basic and diluted

$ (0.53 ) $ (17.71 ) $ (1.60 ) $ (52.91 )

Weighted-average number of common
shares used in net loss per share
attributable to common stockholders - basic
and diluted

  17,465     296     14,918     296  

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