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DelMar Pharmaceuticals Announces Fiscal Year 2017 Financial Results

DelMar Pharmaceuticals
Posted on: 29 Sep 17

VANCOUVER, British Columbia and MENLO PARK, Calif., Sept. 28, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- DelMar Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: DMPI) ("DelMar" or the "Company"), a biopharmaceutical company focused on the development and commercialization of new cancer therapies, announced its financial results for the year ended June 30, 2017.   DelMar executive management will host a business update conference call and live webcast for investors, analysts and other interested parties on Wednesday, October 4, 2017 at 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time.

"We are proud of the progress we have made with our research and clinical programs this past year and look forward to continuing to advance VAL-083 toward ‎commercialization as a new treatment for cancer patients with limited or no options," said Jeffrey Bacha, DelMar's president and chief executive officer. 

Due to the completion of the financing earlier in September we had cash and clinical trial deposits on hand of approximately $14.3 million (unaudited) as of the date hereof.


In April and September 2017, completed offerings of common stock and warrants for aggregate gross proceeds of approximately $19.0 million. The Company intends to use the net proceeds of these offerings for its clinical trials and general corporate purposes, which may include working capital, capital expenditures, research and development and other commercial expenditures. In addition, net proceeds from these offerings may be allocated for acquisitions or investments in businesses, products or technologies that are complementary to Delmar's business.

In July 2017, initiated patient recruitment for the STAR-3 pivotal Phase 3 clinical trial of VAL-083 in refractory GBM and expect to enroll our first patient as soon as practicable.

In September 2017, initiated patient recruitment for an open label Phase 2 clinical trial of VAL-083 in newly diagnosed patients with MGMT-unmethylated GBM, which is being conducted with funding support through DelMar's collaboration with Guangxi Wuzhou Pharmaceutical (Group) Co. Ltd. This trial complements the Company's ongoing open label Phase 2 clinical trial in patients with MGMT-unmethylated GBM whose tumors have recurred following treatment with temozolomide (bevacizumab naïve), which is being conducted in collaboration with the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.

In September 2017, received notice of allowance from the FDA for our Phase 1-2 VAL-083 REPROVe clinical trial in Pt-resistant ovarian cancer. DelMar will seek to initiate the REPROVe trial as soon as practicable, subject to negotiating acceptable clinical research agreements and budgets with clinical investigators and their institutions and obtaining IRB approvals.

Presented promising research results supporting the potential of VAL-083 in the treatment of a range of cancers for patients whose tumors exhibit features making them resistant to, or unlikely to respond to, currently available therapies. For example:

Presented data supporting the effectiveness of VAL-083 in the treatment of GBM at the annual meetings of the American Society for Clinical Oncology ("ASCO"), the American Association of Cancer Research ("AACR"), the World Federation of NeuroOncology Societies ("WFNOS"), the European Association for NeuroOncology and the Society for NeuroOncology ("SNO");

Presented data supporting the effectiveness of VAL-083 in the treatment of lung cancer at the AACR Annual Meeting, the 17th World Congress on Lung Cancer and the AACR New Horizons in Cancer Research Conference;

Presented data supporting the activity of VAL-083 in treatment-resistant medulloblastoma both as a single agent and in combination with topoisomerase inhibitors at the SNO Pediatric Oncology Symposium and at the AACR Advances in Pediatric Research: From Mechanisms and Models to Treatment and Survivorship Conference; and

Presented data supporting the effectiveness of VAL-083 against chemotherapy-resistant ovarian cancers at the 11th Biennial Ovarian Cancer Research Symposium.

Continued to strengthen and expand network of research collaborations with leading academic institutions including the announcement of a major sponsored research agreement with Duke University to evaluate VAL-083 as a front-line treatment for newly diagnosed patients with GBM.

Continued to strengthen the Company's intellectual property portfolio. DelMar now holds eight issued US patents and eight issued patents outside of the US. We have fourteen patent families in various stages of prosecution, and over 100 patent filings in total.

Strengthened Board of Directors and corporate governance with the addition of Saiid Zarrabian and the appointment of Dr. Erich Mohr as independent chairman.


DelMar plans to host a conference call to discuss its financial results for the year ended June 30, 2017 and provide a corporate update on Wednesday, October 4, 2017, at 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time. For both "listen-only" participants and those who wish to take part in the question and answer portion of the call, the telephone Dial-in Number is 866-831-8713 (toll free) with Conference ID DELMAR.

Listeners can also attend the call via webcast.  A link to the webcast and slides will be available on the IR Calendar of the Investors section of the Company's website at and will be archived for 30 days.


At June 30, 2017, the Company had cash and clinical trial deposits on hand of approximately $7.6 million and as of the date hereof, we had cash and clinical trial deposits on hand of approximately $14.3 million (unaudited).

For the year ended June 30, 2017, the Company reported a net loss of $8,081,764 or $0.74 per share, compared to a net loss of $8,864,864, or $0.83 per share, for the year ended June 30, 2016.

The following represents selected financial information as of June 30, 2017. The Company's financial information has been prepared in accordance with U.S. GAAP and this selected information should be read in conjunction with DelMar's consolidated financial statements and management's discussion and analysis ("MD&A"), as filed.

DelMar's financial statements as filed with the U.S. Securities Exchange Commission can be viewed on the company's website at:

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Mike Wood

Last updated on: 29/09/2017

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