AC Immune SA (NASDAQ: ACIU), a Swiss-based, clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company with a broad pipeline focused on pioneering precision medicine in neuro-degenerative diseases, today announced financial results for the year ended December 31, 2018, and provided a business and clinical update detailing its corporate progress and anticipated milestones.
Prof. Andrea Pfeifer, Ph.D., CEO of AC Immune, commented: “Our two proprietary discovery platforms, SupraAntigenTM and MorphomerTM, have generated multiple product-candidates utilizing different approaches to treating neuro-degenerative diseases. We are advancing five of these through various stages of clinical testing and expect multiple developments in 2019, including data on ACI-24 in Down syndrome and the initiation of a Phase 1 trial of Tau MorphomerTM as we advance our new partnership with Eli Lilly.”
“Our partnerships with the global leaders in neuro-degeneration are a testament to our approach and already have generated CHF 292 million in funds, not including potential future milestones and royalties. We are particularly pleased with the recent validation of the small molecule Morphomer discovery platform by Lilly, which licensed rights to Tau Morphomer in December in one of the biggest deals ever for such an early-stage asset. Our cash position, approximately CHF 300 million as of Q1 2019, funds the company through Q3 2023, allowing us to continue and accelerate implementation of our strategy.