Advanced SAB-185 to Phase 3 in NIH-Sponsored ACTIV-2 Trial for treatment of COVID-19 following positive DSMB recommendation at interim analysis
Awarded additional $60.5 million from DoD in expanded scope for advancement of SAB-185
Strengthened leadership team through appointment of Russell Beyer as Chief Financial Officer
SIOUX FALLS, S.D., Nov. 22, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — SAB Biotherapeutics (Nasdaq: SABS), (SAB), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company with a novel immunotherapy platform that produces specifically targeted, high-potency, fully-human polyclonal antibodies without the need for human donors, today reported financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2021 and provided a company update.
“We entered the next stage of our growth with our recent debut as a public company, highlighted by the completion of our business combination with Big Cypress Acquisition Corp. in October,” said Eddie J. Sullivan, PhD, co-Founder, President, and Chief Executive Officer of SAB Biotherapeutics. “Our pipeline of potent and scalable human polyclonal antibodies leveraging our novel DiversitAb™ platform continues to advance, and our clinical programs for SAB-185 and SAB-176 show strong therapeutic potential as they progress through clinical trials. We have built a strong team with exceptional experience and knowledge, enabling us to drive forward the development of highly-efficacious human polyclonal therapies with the potential to address the emergence, mutation, and diversity of modern health challenges.”
Recent Developments and Upcoming Milestones
Successfully closed business combination with Big Cypress Acquisition Corp. The business combination, which closed in October 2021, resulted in gross proceeds to SAB of approximately $30 million. SAB now trades on the Nasdaq under the ticker “SABS.”
In September 2021, appointed Russell Beyer to the Company’s leadership team as Chief Financial Officer. Russell brings more than 30 years of experience overseeing financial functions at pharmaceutical and other Fortune 100 firms.
Nine Months to Date 2021 Financial Results
Cash Position – As a result of the closing of the business combination with Big Cypress on October 22, 2021, cash and cash equivalents, on a proforma basis, were $30 million. Cash and cash equivalents on September 30, 2021 were $10.8 million as compared to $13.5 million as of September 30, 2020.
Research and Development (R&D) Expenses – R&D expenses were $46.5 million for the nine months to date September 30, 2021, compared to $12.6 million for the same period in 2020. The increase was primarily due to the advancement of SAB-185 for COVID-19.
General and Administrative (G&A) Expenses – G&A expenses were $9.3 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2021, compared to $4.9 million for the same period in 2020. The increase was primarily due to services in support of company growth.
Net Loss – Net loss was $5.6 million, for the nine months ended September 30, 2021, compared to Net Income of $11.7 million, for the same period in 2020.
About SAB Biotherapeutics, Inc.
SAB Biotherapeutics, Inc. (SAB) is a clinical-stage, biopharmaceutical company advancing a new class of immunotherapies leveraging fully human polyclonal antibodies. SAB has applied advanced genetic engineering and antibody science to develop transchromosomic (Tc) Bovine™ that produce fully-human antibodies targeted at specific diseases, including infectious diseases such as COVID-19 and influenza, immune system disorders including type 1 diabetes and organ transplantation, and cancer. SAB’s versatile DiversitAb™ platform is applicable to a wide range of serious unmet needs in human diseases. It produces natural, specifically targeted, high-potency, human polyclonal immunotherapies. SAB is currently advancing multiple clinical programs and has collaborations with the US government and global pharmaceutical companies. For more information on SAB, visit: https://www.sabbiotherapeutics.com/ and follow @SABBantibody on Twitter.
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