UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549

 

 

FORM 6-K

 

 

REPORT OF FOREIGN PRIVATE ISSUER

PURSUANT TO RULE 13a-16 OR 15d-16

UNDER THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

For the Month of March 2018

Commission File Number: 001-37452

 

 

CELYAD SA

(Translation of registrant’s name into English)

 

 

Rue Edouard Belin 2

1435 Mont-Saint-Guibert, Belgium

(Address of principal executive offices)

 

 

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant files or will file annual reports under cover of Form 20-F or Form 40-F.

Form 20-F   ☒             Form 40-F  

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Celyad SA

On March 22, 2018, the Company issued a press release, a copy of which is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1 and is incorporated by reference herein.

The information contained in this Current Report on Form 6-K, including Exhibit 99.1, except for the quotes of Christian Homsy and Dr. Debasish Roychowdhury contained in Exhibit 99.1, is hereby incorporated by reference into the Company’s Registration Statements on Forms F-3 (File No. 333-220285) and S-8 (File No. 333-220737).


EXHIBITS

 

Exhibit

  

Description

99.1    Press release issued by the registrant on March 22, 2018


SIGNATURES

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized.

 

   

CELYAD SA

Date: March 23, 2018

   

By:

 

/s/ Patrick Jeanmart

     

Patrick Jeanmart

     

Chief Financial Officer

Exhibit 99.1

 

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Celyad Reports 2017 Financial and Operating Results and Expected Key Milestones for 2018

Conference call scheduled for Friday, 23 March, at 2:00 p.m. CET / 9:00 a.m. EDT

 

    NKG2D CARs demonstrate validity of the target with the clinical activity observed in solid and hematological cancers in the THINK 1 trial

 

    First ever Complete Response for a relapsed refractory AML patient and without preconditioning

 

    Stability of disease in ovarian and colorectal cancer provide first proof of potential importance in solid tumors

 

    Established feasibility of multiple dose CAR-T therapy

 

    Strengthened allogenic CAR-T cell IP position through Novartis licensing

Mont-Saint-Guibert, Belgium —Celyad (Euronext Brussels and Paris, and NASDAQ: CYAD), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on the development of CAR-T cell therapies, today provides an update on its recent operations and reported consolidated financial results for the twelve-month period ended 31 December 2017, prepared in accordance with IFRS.

Christian Homsy, CEO of Celyad: 2017 has been another milestone year for Celyad. The responses obtained to date in AML, and in solid tumors, we believe validate NKG2D as a target and allow us to move rapidly forward with the development of this product candidate in 2018. Our intellectual property related to the allogeneic technology, another of our core strengths, has been further strengthened: it was upheld by the US Patent and Trademark Office as part of multiple ex-parte re-examination requests and its importance has been recognized through our licensing agreement with Novartis. As far as 2018 is concerned: we believe it will be an exciting year as we expect to – among other things– complete the dose escalation segment of THINK and explore the various conditions that could lead to a potential registrational Phase 2 trial.”

 

1   THINK: TH erapeutic I mmunotherapy with CAR-T NK G2D

 

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Key 2017 Highlights

 

    First complete response by a CAR-T cell therapy reported in a patient with relapsed and refractory AML in the Phase 1 THINK trial. Complete response obtained without preconditioning therapy

 

    CYAD-01 (CAR-T NKG2D) well tolerated and clinical activity seen in AML patients treated in THINK trial to date

 

    First signs of clinical activity in Colorectal and Ovarian cancers

 

    Phase 1 SHRINK 2 study initiated to evaluate the synergetic effect of the concurrent administration of CYAD-01 with standard chemotherapy in metastatic colorectal cancer patients

 

    Non-exclusive license agreement signed with Novartis for its allogeneic TCR-deficient CAR-T cell patents

 

    New agreements with Celdara Medical LLC and Dartmouth College following encouraging results from the THINK trial, giving right to an increased share of future revenues generated by our CAR-T platform

 

    Strong central IP position in the allogeneic CAR-T cell field confirmed by USPTO

Expected Milestones for 2018 and Beyond

 

    Dose escalation segment of THINK trial; Enrolment according to plans

 

    Interim read-outs of the LINK 3 and the SHRINK clinical trials

 

    Initiation of DEPLETHINK 4 study (non-myeloablative preconditioning chemotherapy in relapse/refractory AML or myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) patients)

 

    Initiation of EPITHINK 5 study (CYAD-01 treatment administered concurrently with 5-azacytidine in treatment-naïve AML or MDS patients not candidates for intensive therapy).

 

    Investigational New Drug (IND) filing for our allogeneic CYAD-101 product candidate and enrolment of the first patient of the trial

 

    Finalization of preclinical development of CYAD-02, a CYAD-01 iteration aimed at enhanced in-vivo expansion and persistence

 

    Proof of concept of the CARGO platform, a next generation CAR-T engineered with tumor micro-environment targeting tools and enhanced tumor infiltration capabilities (a cargo CAR). CYAD-03 is the NKG2D CAR of the CARGO platform

 

2   SHRINK: S tandard C H emotherapy R egimen and I mmunotherapy with CAR-T NK G2D
3   LINK: L ocoregional I mmunotheraoy with NK G2D
4   DEPLETHINK: Lympho DEPLE tion and TH erapeutic I mmunotherapy with NK G2D
5   EPITHINK: EPI genetic drug treatment and TH erapeutic I mmunotherapy with NK G2D

 

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Commenting on the 2017 results, Dr.  Debasish Roychowdhury, Member of the Board, said : “2017 was a watershed year for Celyad. We saw promising signs of tolerability and clinical activity in the THINK trial, validating NKG2D as a target, thus allowing us to be well positioned to broaden the scope of NKG2D platform and to initiate potential pivotal studies, respectively planned for 2018 and 2019.”

Conference Call Details

A conference call will be held on Friday, 23 March 2018, at 2:00 p.m. CET / 9:00am EDT to review the financial results. Christian Homsy, Chief Executive Officer, and Patrick Jeanmart, Chief Financial Officer will deliver a brief presentation followed by a Q&A session.

Joining the Conference Call:

 

1. In the 10 minutes prior to the call start time, call the appropriate participant dial-in number.

 

    Standard International Dial-In Number: +44 (0) 2071 928338

Local Call Dial-In Numbers:

 

    Belgium               027933847

 

    France                 0170700781

 

    UK                      08444819752

 

    Netherlands         0207956614

 

    US                       18778709135

 

2. Provide the operator with the conference ID: 4391809

Helpful keypad commands : *0—Operator assistance.

2017 Financial and Operating Results

Celyad reported steady progress in 2017 with the advancement of the clinical development of CYAD-01. Data collected thus far from the THINK trial, which started in early 2017, show that CYAD-01 has been well-tolerated, offers an excellent safety profile and validates the activity of the NKG2D receptor.

At year-end 2017, there were no critical toxicity events related to the CYAD-01 product candidate reported by the THINK trial investigators. More importantly, the first signs of clinical activity were reported in both arms of the trial.

In the hematological arm of the THINK trial, Celyad announced in October 2017 a world’s first with the complete response in a patient with refractory and relapsed AML, obtained without preconditioning chemotherapy or other anti-tumor treatments combined with CYAD-01. Furthermore, preliminary signs of clinical activity were observed in all AML patients dosed in 2017. In the solid arm, cases of stable disease (SD) were reported in patients suffering from ovarian cancer and colorectal cancer.

 

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Celyad also made important progress on its IP position with the announcement of a non-exclusive license agreement with Novartis and three new patents covering the allogeneic CAR-T cell approach.

In terms of financing, Celyad reported €34 million at year end 2017. This, together with anticipated milestone payments expected to be received by Celyad in 2018 from its strategic partners, should enable the company to finance all its clinical programs and other needs through the first half of 2019.

Here are the operational and financial highlights of 2017 identified by the company’s board of directors:

Clinical Developments

 

    Data collected in 2017 from the THINK trial showed that CYAD-01 has been well-tolerated to date and validated activity of the NKG2D CAR.

 

    In October, Celyad achieved an important milestone in oncology with the first ever complete response in a patient with refractory and relapsed AML, obtained without preconditioning chemotherapy or other anti-tumor treatments combined with CYAD-01. Importantly, clinical activity has been observed in AML patients dosed in 2017, with all patients seeing a reduction in their blast counts in the bone marrow and/or improvements in their hematological parameters.

 

    Data for the THINK trial showed preliminary signs of activity of CYAD-01 in solid tumors. Stabilization of the disease was observed in an ovarian patient and in colorectal cancer patients.

 

    In late-2017, Celyad initiated the SHRINK trial, an open-label Phase 1 trial evaluating the safety and clinical activity of multiple doses of CYAD-01, administered concurrently with the neoadjuvant standard FOLFOX chemotherapy treatment in patients with potentially resectable liver metastases from colorectal cancer. The trial includes a dose escalation and an extension stage.

The dose escalation design will include three dose-levels of CYAD-01: 1x10 8 , 3x10 8 and 1x10 9 CYAD-01 per administration. At each dose-level, patients will receive three successive administrations, two weeks apart, at the specified dose administered at a specific timing within the FOLFOX cycle. The dose escalation portion of the trial is designed to enrol three patients per dose level and the extension phase is expected to enrol twenty-one additional patients. SHRINK is being conducted in key oncology centers in Belgium.

 

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Intellectual property

 

    In January, the U.S. Patent and Trade Office (USPTO) upheld, for a third time, Celyad’s U.S. Patent No. 9,181,527 relating to allogeneic human primary T-cells that are engineered to be TCR-deficient and express a CAR. In March, the USPTO rejected another request for a re-examination of the same patent.

 

    In May, Celyad obtained a new patent related to its method of treating cancer by administering allogeneic primary human T cells that are engineered to be TCR-deficient and to express a CAR. U.S. Patent no. 9,663,763 is the third patent in Celyad’s allogeneic intellectual property portfolio awarded by the USPTO. This new patent claims specific methods of treating cancer patients with allogeneic TCR-deficient CAR-T immunotherapies.

The combination of this patent with earlier granted U.S. patents, consolidates Celyad’s strong intellectual property position in the allogeneic CAR-T field and strengthens the Celyad’s IP portfolio covering key elements in the allogeneic TCR-deficient CAR-T cells production value chain.

Corporate and financial highlights

 

    In May, Celyad announced a non-exclusive license agreement with Novartis regarding U.S. patents related to allogeneic CAR-T cells. The agreement includes Celyad’s intellectual property rights under U.S. Patent No. 9,181,527. This agreement is related to two undisclosed targets currently under development by Novartis.

Under the terms of the agreement, Celyad received an upfront payment and is eligible to receive payments in aggregate amounts of up to $96 million. In addition, Celyad is eligible to receive single digit percentage royalties based on net sales of the licensed target. Celyad retains all rights to grant further licenses to third parties for the use of allogeneic CAR-T cells.

 

    In August, Celyad amended its agreements with Celdara Medical LLC and Dartmouth College related to the CAR-T NK cell drug product candidates and related technology licensed in January 2015 following the acquisition of OnCyte LLC. Under the amended agreements Celyad is entitled to receive an increased share of future revenues generated by these assets, including revenues from its sub-licensees. In return, Celyad paid Celdara Medical LLC and Dartmouth College an upfront payment of $12.5 million (€10.6 million) and issued to Celdara Medical LLC $12.5 million worth of Celyad’s ordinary shares at a share price of €32.35.

 

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Financial highlights

For the full year ended December 31, 2017, our revenues generated by our strategic collaborations amounted to €3.5 million and corresponded to the non-refundable upfront payment received from Novartis, as a result of the non-exclusive license agreement signed in May 2017. The revenues of 2016 corresponded to the payment received from ONO.

In 2017, our research and development expenses decreased by €4.7 million at €23.0 million compared to 2016. The general and administrative expenses are almost stable over the 2 periods.

As a result, the operating loss of our recurring operations (REBIT) amounted to €26.6 million compared to €25.6 million in 2016.

In 2017, we recognized non-recurring expenses related to the amendment of the agreements with Celdara Medical, LLC and Dartmouth College and the write-off of the C-Cure and Corquest assets together with the derecognition of related liabilities (respectively for €24.3 million, €0.7 million and €1.2 million). There were no non-recurring items in the income statement of 2016.

At year end 2017, the loss from operations before financial results and taxes (EBIT) amounted to €52.9 million versus €25.6 million in 2016.

The 2017 financial income & charges covered mainly interest received on cash deposits and currency exchange rates differences and bank charges. Due the depreciation of the USD compared to EUR, the Group recognized an unrealized loss on foreign exchange differences of €4.4 million in 2017. In 2016, the unrealized gain on foreign exchange differences amounted to €0.8 million.

Taking into account the net financial loss, the net loss of 2017 amounted to €56.4 million versus a net loss of €23.6 million for same period in 2016.

For 2018, we expect to receive additional sublicensing income from our strategic partners and a reasonable increase of our operating expenses, mainly research and development expenses as we will be running multiple clinical trials in parallel.

Cash and short-term deposits were €34 million as of 31 December 2017.

 

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Annual Report 2017

Celyad plans to publish its audited Annual Report for the year ended 31 December 2017 on 6 April 2018. The statutory auditor, BDO Réviseurs d’Entreprises SCCRL, represented by Bert Kegels, has confirmed that the audit, which is substantially complete, has not to date revealed any material misstatement in the draft consolidated financial statements, and that the accounting data reported in the press release are consistent, in all material respects, with the draft consolidated financial statements from which it has been derived.

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Consolidated statement of financial position

 

(€’000)    As of 31 December  
     2017     2016  

NON-CURRENT ASSETS

     41,232       53,440  

Intangible assets

     36,508       49,566  

Property, Plant and Equipment

     3,290       3,563  

Other non-current assets

     1,434       311  

CURRENT ASSETS

     36,394       85,367  

Trade and Other Receivables

     233       1,359  

Other current assets

     2,255       1,420  

Short-term investment

     10,653       34,230  

Cash and cash equivalents

     23,253       48,357  

TOTAL ASSETS

     77,626       138,806  

EQUITY

     47,535       90,885  

Share Capital

     34,337       32,571  

Share premium

     170,297       158,010  

Other reserves

     23,322       24,329  

Retained loss

     (180,421     (124,026

NON-CURRENT LIABILITIES

     22,146       36,646  

Bank loans

     326       536  

Finance leases

     482       381  

Advances repayable

     1,544       7,330  

Contingent consideration liability

     19,583       28,179  

Post employment benefits

     204       204  

Other non-current liabilities

     7       16  

CURRENT LIABILITIES

     7,945       11,275  

Bank loans

     209       207  

Finance leases

     427       354  

Advances repayable

     226       1,108  

Trade payables

     4,800       8,098  

Other current liabilities

     2,282       1,508  

TOTAL EQUITY AND LIABILITIES

     77,626       138,806  

 

[1]   For 2017 and 2016, the Group does not have any non-controlling interests and the losses for the year are fully attributable to owners of the parent.

 

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Consolidated statement of the comprehensive loss

 

(€’000)    For the year ended 31 December  
     2017     2016  

Revenues

     3,540       8,523  

Cost of Sales

     (515     (53

Gross profit

     3,025       8,471  

Research and Development expenses

     (22,908     (27,675

General and administrative expenses

     (9,310     (9,744

Other operating income

     2,590       3,340  

Operating Loss before non-recurring items—REBIT

     (26,603     (25,609

Amendments of Celdara Medical and Dartmouth College agreements

     (24,341     —    

Write-off C-Cure assets and liabilities

     (1,932     —    

Operating Loss—EBIT

     (52,876     (25,609

Financial income

     933       2,204  

Financial expenses

     (4,454     (207

Loss before taxes

     (56,396     (23,612

Income taxes

     1       6  
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Loss for the year [1]

     (56,395     (23,606
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Basic and diluted Loss per share (in €)

     (5.86     (2.53

Other comprehensive lncome

    

Items that will not be reclassified to profit and loss

     —         (107

Remeasurements of post employment benefit obligations, net of tax

     —         (107

Items that may be subsequently reclassified to profit or loss

     (769     277  

Currency translation differences

     (769     277  

Other comprehensive income/(loss) for the year, net of tax

     (769     170  
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total comprehensive loss for the year

     (57,164     (23,436
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total comprehensive loss for the year attributable to Equity Holders [1]

     (57,164     (23,436

 

[1]   For 2017 and 2016, the Group does not have any non-controlling interests and the losses for the year are fully attributable to owners of the parent.

 

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Consolidated statement of changes in equity

 

(€’000)

   Share capital      Share premium      Other reserves     Retained loss     Total Equity  

Balance as of 1 st January 2016

     32,571        158,010        21,205       (100,313     111,473  
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Capital increase

               —    

Exercise of warrants

               —    

Share-based payments

           2,848         2,848  
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total transactions with owners, recognized directly in equity

     —          —          2,848       —         2,848  

Loss for the year

             (23,606     (23,606

Currency Translation differences

           277         277  

Remeasurements of defined benefit obligation

             (107     (107
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total comprehensive gain/(loss) for the year

     —          —          277       (23,713     (23,436
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Balance as of 31 December 2016

     32.571        158,010        24,330       (124,026     90,885  
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Balance as of 1 st January 2017

     32.571        158,010        24,330       (124,026     90,885  
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Capital increase resulting from Celdara and Dartmouth College agreements amendment

     1,141        9,479            10,620  

Exercise of warrants

     625               625  

Share-based payments

        2,808        (239       2,569  
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total transactions with owners, recognized directly in equity

     1,766        12,287        (239       13,814  

Loss for the year

             (56,395     (56,395

Currency Translation differences

           (769       (769
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total comprehensive gain/(loss) for the year

     —          —          (769     (56,395     (57,164
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Balance as of 31 December 2017

     34,337        170,297        23,322       (180,421     47,535  
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

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Consolidated statement of Cash flows

 

(€’000)    For the year ended 31 December  
     2017     2016  

Cash Flow from operating activities

    

Net Loss for the year

     (56,395     (23,606

Cash expense for amendment of Celdara Medical and Dartmouth College agreements

     13,276       —    

Non-cash adjustments

    

Intangibles—Amortisation & Impairment

     8,038       756  

PP&E—Depreciation

     966       760  

Non-Cash expense for amendment of Celdara Medical and Dartmouth College agreements

     10,620    

Post Employment Benefit

     —         (24

Change in fair value of Contingent consideration liability

     (193     1,633  

Remeasurement of RCA’s

     (5,752     (2,154

RCA’s and Grants income

     (1,376     (3,003

Currency Translation Adjustment

     —         (144

Non-cash employee benefits expense – share based payments

     2,569       2,847  

Change in working capital

    

Trade receivables, other receivables, other non-current assets

     (161     (1,018

Trade payables, other payable and accruals

     (2,524     (740

Net cash used in operations, before non-recurring items

     (30,932     (24,692

Contingent consideration pay out

     (5,341  

Cash expense for amendment of Celdara Medical and Dartmouth College agreements

     (13,276     —    

Net cash used in operations

     (49,548     (24,692
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Cash Flow from investing activities

    

Acquisitions of Property, Plant & Equipment

     (851     (1,687

Acquisitions of Intangible assets

     (7     (95

Disposals of fixed assets

     —         78  

Acquisition of short term investments

     (10,749     (34,230

Proceeds from short term investments

     34,326       7,338  

Acquisition of BMS SA

     —         (1,560

Net cash (used in)/from investing activities

     22,720       (30,157
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

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Cash Flow from financing activities

    

Proceeds from finance leases and bank borrowings

     543       1,165  

Repayments of finance leases and bank borrowings

     (576     (399

Proceeds from issuance of shares and exercise of warrants

     625       —    

Proceeds from RCAs & other grants

     1,376       3,107  

Repayment of advances

     (1,364     (842

Net cash (used in)/from financing activities

     605       3,031  

Net cash and cash equivalents at beginning of the period

     48,357       100,174  

Change in Cash and cash equivalents

     (26,224     (51,818

Effects of exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents

     1,120       —    

Net cash and cash equivalents at the end of the period

     23,253       48,357  

About Celyad

Celyad is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on the development of specialized CAR-T cell based therapies. Celyad utilizes its expertise in cell engineering to target cancer. Celyad’s Natural Killer Receptor based T-Cell (NKR-T) platform has the potential to treat a broad range of solid and hematologic tumors. Its lead oncology candidate, CYAD-01 (CAR-T NKG2D), has been evaluated in a single dose escalation Phase I clinical trial to assess the safety and clinical activity of multiple administrations of autologous CYAD-01 cells in seven refractory cancers including five solid tumors (colorectal, ovarian, bladder, triple-negative breast and pancreatic cancers) and two hematological tumors (acute myeloid leukemia and multiple myeloma). Celyad was founded in 2007 and is based in Mont-Saint-Guibert, Belgium, and Boston, Massachusetts. Celyad’s ordinary shares are listed on the Euronext Brussels and Euronext Paris exchanges, and its American Depository Shares are listed on the NASDAQ Global Market, all under the ticker symbol CYAD.

For more information about Celyad, please visit: www.celyad.com

About the THINK trial

THINK (THerapeutic Immunotherapy with NKG2D) is a multinational (EU/US) open-label Phase I study to assess the safety and clinical activity of multiple administrations of autologous CYAD-01 cells in seven refractory cancers, including five solid tumors (colorectal, ovarian, bladder, triple-negative breast and pancreatic cancers) and two hematological tumors (acute myeloid leukemia and multiple myeloma). The trial will test three dose levels adjusted to body weight: up to 3x10 8 , 1x10 9 and 3x10 9 CYAD-01 cells. At each dose, the patients will receive three successive administrations, two weeks apart, of CYAD-01 cells. The dose-escalation part of the study will enroll up to 24 patients while the extension phase would enroll 86 additional patients.

 

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Forward-looking statements

In addition to historical facts or statements of current condition, this press release contains forward-looking statements, including statements about the potential safety, activity, efficacy and feasibility of CYAD-01 cell therapy and other product candidates, including current and planned preclinical studies and clinical trials and regulatory filings for Celyad’s product candidates; the clinical and commercial potential of these product candidates and the adequacy of Celyad’s financial resources; the strength of Celyad’s intellectual property portfolio and plans related thereto; Celyad’s expectations regarding its strategic collaborations and license agreements with third parties, including Novartis, Celdara Medical, and Dartmouth College, and the potential impact of such collaborations on Celyad’s future financial condition, including anticipated milestones and royalties and the timing thereof; Celyad’s expected cash burn, which reflect Celyad’s current expectations and projections about future events; and the anticipating timing of Celyad’s 2017 annual report, and involve certain known and unknown risks, uncertainties and assumptions that could cause actual results or events to differ materially from those expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are further qualified by important factors and risks, which could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements, including risks associated with conducting clinical trials; the risk that safety, bioactivity, feasibility and/or efficacy demonstrated in earlier clinical trials or preclinical studies may not be replicated in subsequent trials or studies; risks associated with the timely submission and approval of anticipated regulatory filings; the successful initiation and completion of clinical trials, including its clinical trials for CYAD-01; risks associated with the successful manufacture of drug product for its clinical trials; risks associated with the satisfaction of regulatory and other requirements; risks associated with the actions of regulatory bodies and other governmental authorities; risks associated with obtaining, maintaining and protecting intellectual property, Celyad’s ability to enforce its patents against infringers and defend its patent portfolio against challenges from third parties; risks associated with competition from others developing products for similar uses; risks associated with Celyad’s ability to manage operating expenses; and risks associated with Celyad’s ability to obtain additional funding to support its business activities and establish and maintain strategic business alliances and business initiatives. A further list and description of these risks, uncertainties and other risks can be found in Celyad’s U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) filings and reports, including in its Annual Report on Form 20-F filed with the SEC on April 4, 2017 and subsequent filings and reports by Celyad. Given these uncertainties, the reader is advised not to place any undue reliance on such forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements speak only as of the date of publication of this document. Celyad expressly disclaims any obligation to update any such forward-looking statements in this document to reflect any change in its expectations with regard thereto or any change in events, conditions or circumstances on which any such statement is based, unless required by law or regulation.

 

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