Immune Design
Nov 1, 2017

Immune Design Reports Third Quarter 2017 Financial Results and Provides Corporate Update

Company conference call at 1:30 p.m. PT today

SEATTLE and SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Nov. 01, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Immune Design (Nasdaq:IMDZ), a clinical-stage immunotherapy company focused on oncology, today reported financial results and a corporate update for the third quarter ended September 30, 2017.

"During the third quarter, we made significant progress on our strategy to bring a novel cancer vaccine to market. Our discussions with the FDA resulted in positive feedback on a Phase 3 trial design and approval criteria for CMB305 as a monotherapy for synovial sarcoma patients in the maintenance setting — a significant milestone for the company," said Carlos Paya, M.D., Ph.D., President and Chief Executive Officer of Immune Design. "In addition, at ESMO we presented interim analysis data from our ongoing randomized Phase 2 study of CMB305 and atezolizumab showing that patients receiving the combination therapy experienced greater clinical benefit and immune response than those receiving atezolizumab alone."

Recent Highlights

Additional Upcoming Presentations

The Society for Immunotherapy of Cancer (SITC) has accepted five Immune Design abstracts for presentation at its 32nd Annual Meeting, November 8-12, 2017 in National Harbor, Maryland. The oral and poster presentations are as follows:

In addition to an investigator-sponsored presentation, at the Connective Tissue Oncology Society (CTOS) Annual Meeting being held in Maui from November 8-11, Immune Design will be presenting data from the ASCO annual meeting in two presentations:

Completion of Follow-On Financing

On October 27, 2017, Immune Design completed an underwritten follow-on public offering, which resulted in the sale of 22,425,000 shares of common stock, inclusive of the full exercise by the underwriters of the 30-day option to purchase 2,925,000 additional shares, at a public offering price of $4.10 per share. Estimated net proceeds from the offering were $86.6 million after deducting underwriting discounts and commissions and estimated offering expenses of $5.4 million. Both new and existing investors participated in the offering.

Financial Results

Third Quarter


Cash Guidance

Based on current expectations following Immune Design's recent follow-on offering, the company expects to have cash to fund operations into 2020.

Conference Call Information

Immune Design will host a conference call and live audio webcast this afternoon at 1:30 p.m. Pacific time / 4:30 p.m. Eastern time to discuss the third quarter 2017 financial results and provide a corporate update.

The live call may be accessed by dialing 844-266-9538 for domestic callers and 216-562-0391 for international callers. A live webcast of the call will be available online from the investor relations section of the company website at A telephone replay of the call will be available for five days by dialing 855-859-2056 for domestic callers or 404-537-3406 for international callers and entering the conference code:4793869

An archived copy of the webcast will be available on Immune Design's website beginning approximately two hours after the conference call. Immune Design will maintain an archived replay of the webcast on its website for at least 30 days after the conference call.

About Immune Design

Immune Design is a clinical-stage immunotherapy company employing next-generation in vivo approaches to enable the body's immune system to fight chronic diseases. The company's technologies are engineered to activate the immune system's natural ability to generate and/or expand antigen-specific cytotoxic T cells, while also enhancing other immune effectors, to fight cancer and other chronic diseases.  CMB305 and G100, the two leading product candidates focused in cancer immunotherapy, are the first products from its two separate discovery platforms targeting dendritic cells in vivo, ZVex® and GLAAS®. Both ZVex and GLAAS also have potential applications in infectious disease and allergy as demonstrated by ongoing pharmaceutical collaborations.  Immune Design has offices in Seattle and South San Francisco. For more information, visit

Cautionary Note on Forward-looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Words such as "may," "will," "expect," "plan," "anticipate," "estimate," "intend" and similar expressions (as well as other words or expressions referencing future events, conditions or circumstances) are intended to identify forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are based on Immune Design's expectations and assumptions as of the date of this press release. Each of these forward-looking statements involves risks and uncertainties that could cause Immune Design's clinical development programs, future results or performance to differ significantly from those expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements contained in this press release include, but are not limited to, statements about the progress, timing, scope and results of clinical trials, the association of data with treatment outcomes, the timing and likelihood of obtaining regulatory approval of Immune Design's product candidates and timing estimates of cash remaining to fund operations. Many factors may cause differences between current expectations and actual results, including unexpected safety or efficacy data observed during preclinical or clinical studies, clinical trial site activation or enrollment rates that are lower than expected, changes in expected or existing competition, changes in the regulatory environment, the uncertainties and timing of the regulatory approval process, and unexpected litigation or other disputes. Other factors that may cause Immune Design's actual results to differ from those expressed or implied in the forward-looking statements in this press release are discussed in Immune Design's filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, including the "Risk Factors" sections contained therein. Except as required by law, Immune Design assumes no obligation to update any forward-looking statements contained herein to reflect any change in expectations, even as new information becomes available.

Immune Design Corp.    
Selected Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheet Data    
(In Thousands)    
 September 30,
 December 31, 2016 
Cash and cash equivalents$28,369 $45,214 
Short-term investments 35,970  62,041 
Other receivables 3,113  3,156 
Total assets 78,069  114,495 
Total current liabilities 15,390  19,263 
Total stockholders' equity 62,588  95,176 


Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations and Comprehensive Loss Data 
(In Thousands Except Per Share Amounts) 
  Three Months Ended Nine Months Ended 
  September 30, September 30, 
Licensing revenue $-  $7,000  $-  $7,000  
Collaborative revenue  510   780   6,395   3,036  
Product sales  6   426   315   1,166  
Total revenues  516   8,206   6,710   11,202  
Operating expenses:         
Cost of product sales  16   72   71   347  
Research and development  10,246   11,173   35,147   33,129  
General and administrative  3,909   9,554   11,932   17,416  
Total operating expenses  14,171   20,799   47,150   50,892  
Loss from operations  (13,655)  (12,593)  (40,440)  (39,690) 
Interest and other income  239   150   558   606  
Net loss $(13,416) $(12,443) $(39,882) $(39,084) 
Other comprehensive income (loss):         
Unrealized gain (loss) on investments  29   (23)  10   7  
Comprehensive loss $(13,387) $(12,466) $(39,872) $(39,077) 
Basic and diluted net loss per share $(0.52) $(0.60) $(1.56) $(1.92) 
Weighted-average shares used to compute basic and diluted net loss per share  25,620,781   20,803,776   25,551,065   20,372,376  

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