Yield10 Bioscience Announces First Quarter 2019 Financial Results
WOBURN, Mass. - May 9, 2019 - Yield10 Bioscience, Inc. (NASDAQ:YTEN), an agricultural bioscience company which uses its “Trait Factory” to develop high value seed traits for the agriculture and food industries, today reported financial results for the three months ended March 31, 2019.
"2019 is off to a strong start for Yield10 and holds the potential to be a pivotal year for the Company,” said Oliver Peoples, Ph.D., president and chief executive officer of Yield10 Bioscience. “With more than 10 crop yield traits advancing in our pipeline, we continue to execute against our strategy to generate proof points in key commercial crops throughout 2019. We are also leveraging our 'Trait Factory' to drive collaborative opportunities with the objective of forming revenue generating partnerships to create a path to commercialization for our yield traits.”
“During the first quarter we completed the steps required to initiate planting for our 2019 Field Tests of C3003 and C3004, which we anticipate occurring in second quarter, pending suitable weather conditions. We also continued to make important progress deploying our novel yield traits for evaluation in canola, soybean, corn, wheat and rice, where in many cases we are leveraging third party capabilities and resources. We expect that many of these programs will produce agronomic and/or yield data during 2019, which should position Yield10 for future commercial opportunities,” Dr. Peoples concluded.
Completed Start-up Activities for 2019 Field Tests. Yield10 completed seed bulk up, permitting and contracting associated with the Company's 2019 Field Tests planned for the evaluation of seed yield traits in oilseed crops. Key studies include the evaluation of second generation C3003 in canola and the evaluation of C3004 in first-time field tests in Camelina.
Advanced deployment of two key traits in canola. Yield10 progressed the characterization of C3007 deployed in canola lines using CRISPR genome-editing as a key step toward enabling the submission of an "Am I Regulated?" letter in advance of U.S. field tests. Yield10 also produced its first canola lines containing the C3004 seed yield trait, one that is based on inserting a gene from Camelina to improve seed yield.
Initiated an early development program in corn to evaluate novel seed yield and drought tolerance traits. Corn is the highest value commercial row crop grown in the United States. Under Yield10’s corn program, six novel traits discovered by Yield10 are currently being deployed in corn by a third-party agriculture company with proven expertise introducing new traits into corn. This aspect of the development activity is expected to be completed in early 2020. Additional traits may be added to the program in 2019. Yield10 plans to engage an additional third-party to conduct field testing of the novel traits in corn to evaluate the impact on seed yield.
Broadened its intellectual property portfolio. Yield10 recently received a Notice of Allowance from the US PTO for claims relating to C3003. The patent is expected to issue in 2019. In addition,
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