SAN FRANCISCO, April 21, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Amarantus Bioscience Holdings, Inc. (OTCQB:AMBS), a biotechnology company focused on the discovery and development of novel diagnostics and therapeutics related to cell cycle dysregulation, endoplasmic reticulum stress, neurodegeneration and apoptosis, today reported financial results and developmental progress for the year ended December 31, 2013.
Amarantus reported a net loss for the year ended December 31, 2013 of $15,170,083 or ($0.03) per share as compared to a net loss of $5,135,618 or ($0.04) per share in 2012. Research and development costs increased to $2,088,992 in 2013 from $583,869 from the prior year.
Gerald E. Commissiong, President & CEO of Amarantus stated, "2013 was an important year for Amarantus as we improved our balance sheet substantially, and laid the groundwork for significant growth in 2014. We have positioned ourselves to achieve a number of important objectives in the year ahead, and will be focused on executing our plans going forward."
Quarterly and Recent Highlights:
- Completed Warrant Solicitation of $3.6 Million
- Entered into $20 million purchase agreement with Lincoln Park Capital Fund
- In-Licensed Levadopa-Induced Dyskinesia Phase 2b-Ready Eltoprazine from PGI Drug Discovery
- Announced Positive Phase 2a Data for Eltoprozine in LID
- Established LymPro research collaboration with Boston University School of Medicine
- Announced positive Phase 2a Data for Eltoprazine in adult ADHD
- Acquired exclusive option to license intellectual property for use of MANF and CDNF to treat Antibiotic-Induced Ototoxicity
- Appointed Chief Financial Officer, Robert Farrell, J.D.
- Appointed Dr. Louis Kirby to Board of Advisors
- Appointed Dr. Charlotte Keywood as Chief Medical Officer of the Therapeutics Division
- Added Kerry Segal as Head of Business Development and Tiffini Clark as Head of Regulatory Affairs.
Conference Call Information
Management will host a conference call on Thursday, April 24, 2014 at 4:05 PM ET to provide updates and address investor questions regarding general business developments. Participants will include President & CEO Gerald Commissiong, Dr. David Lowe and Bob Farrell, CFO. Interested parties may participate by dialing 877-737-7051, (International): 201-689-8878 and entering pass code 2027916 approximately five minutes before the call start time. A replay of the call will be available by dialing 1-877-660-6853 (International): 201-612-7415 and entering conference ID number 13580388.
Amarantus is a biotechnology company developing treatments and diagnostics for diseases associated with neurodegeneration and protein misfolding-related apoptosis. The Company has licensed Eltoprazine ("Eltoprazine"), a phase 2b ready indication for Parkinson's Levodopa induced dyskinesia and Adult ADHD. The Company has an exclusive worldwide license to the Lymphocyte Proliferation test ("LymPro Test(R)") for Alzheimer's disease and owns the intellectual property rights to a therapeutic protein known as Mesencephalic-Astrocyte-derived Neurotrophic Factor ("MANF") and is developing MANF-based products as treatments for brain disorders. Amarantus is a Founding Member of the Coalition for Concussion Treatment (#C4CT), a movement initiated in collaboration with Brewer Sports International seeking to raise awareness of new treatments in development for concussions and nervous-system disorders. The Company also owns intellectual property for the diagnosis of Parkinson's disease ("NuroPro") and the discovery of neurotrophic factors ("PhenoGuard"). For further information please visit www.Amarantus.com, or connect with the Company on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and Google+.
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|Amarantus Bioscience Holdings, Inc.|
|(A development stage company)|
|Consolidated Balance Sheets|
|Cash and cash equivalents||$1,032,634||$157,174|
|Prepaid expenses and other current assets||215,186||520,620|
|Total current assets||1,247,820||677,794|
|Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity (Deficit)|
|Related party liabilities||247,967||243,525|
|Convertible notes payable||—||740,000|
|8% Senior convertible debentures||931,942||—|
|Convertible promissory notes||124,393||768,892|
|Total current liabilities||8,539,190||4,737,753|
|Commitments and contingencies|
|Series D convertible preferred stock ($1,000 stated value; 1,300 shares designated and authorized; 1,299.327 and -0- shares issued and outstanding as of December 31, 2013 and December 31, 2012, respectively)||838,894||—|
|Stockholders' equity (deficit):|
|Convertible preferred stock, $0.001 par value — 10,000,000 shares authorized at December 31, 2013 and December 31, 2012, respectively:|
|Series A, $0.001 par value, 250,000 shares designated, -0- and 250,000 shares issued and outstanding as of December 31, 2013 and December 31, 2012, respectively||—||250|
|Series B, $0.001 par value, 2,500,000 shares designated, -0- shares issued and outstanding as of December 31, 2013 and December 31, 2012, respectively||—||—|
|Series C, $0.001 par value, 750,000 shares designated, 750,000 and -0- shares issued and outstanding as of December 31, 2013 and December 31, 2012, respectively||750||—|
|Common stock, $0.001 par value — 1,000,000,000 shares authorized at December 31, 2013 and 2012, respectively; 574,171,945 and 342,516,931 shares issued and outstanding at December 31, 2013 and 2012, respectively||574,172||342,517|
|Additional paid-in capital||18, 938,039||7,991,465|
|Deficit accumulated during the development stage||(27,032,131)||(11,862,048)|
|Total stockholders' equity (deficit)||(7,519,170)||(3,527,816)|
|Total liabilities and stockholders' equity (deficit)||$1,858,914||$1,209,937|
|Amarantus Bioscience Holdings, Inc.|
|(A development stage company)|
|Consolidated Statements of Operations|
|2008 (Date of|
|Year Ended December 31,||Inception) to December 31,|
|Net Revenues||$ —||$ —||$415,996|
|Research and development||2,088,992||583,869||4,278,647|
|General and administrative||3,622,142||3,506,473||11,573,062|
|Total operating expenses||5,711,134||4,090,342||15,851,709|
|Loss from operations||(5,711,134)||(4,090,342)||(15,435,713)|
|Other income (expense):|
|Loss on issuance of common stock||(352,096)||—||(352,096)|
|Loss on issuance of debt||(6,708,728)||—||(6,708,728)|
|Other income (expense)||—||(11,862)||75,827|
|Change in fair value of warrants and derivative liabilities||271,191||485,006||1,153,365|
|Total other income (expense)||(9,420,547)||(1,045,276)||(11,192,145)|
|Net loss||$ (15,131,681)||$ (5,135,618)||$ (26,627,858)|
|Preferred stock dividend||38,402||—||38,402|
|Net loss applicable to common stockholders||$ (15,170,083)||$ (5,135,618)||$ (26,666,260)|
|Per share net loss applicable to common stockholders':|
|Basic and fully diluted||$ (0.03)||$ (0.04)|
|Weighted average shares used in computing basic loss per share:|
|Basic and fully diluted||450,931,510||140,710,454|
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