Edison issues outlook on Quantum Genomics (ALQGC)

LONDON, July 13, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Quantum Genomics is a biopharmaceutical company investigating brain aminopeptidase A inhibitors, a new class of drug, for the treatment of hypertension and heart failure. Its lead programme, firibastat (QGC001), is in a 250-patient Phase IIb study in hypertensive overweight patients with patient dosing expected to be completed by the end of 2018 and data in Q119. Another Phase IIb in 300 subjects enrolled within 24 hours after suffering acute myocardial infarction (AMI) is expected to launch by the end of 2018 with results due in H220.

We value Quantum Genomics at €207m or €18.45 per share. Quantum ended 2017 with €11.1m in cash and investments. In March, it announced an equity line of credit with Kepler Cheuvreux, which could raise €24m over three years in four tranches. The company believes the equity line would fund it through the end of 2020. We may revisit our valuation following additional data from the ongoing clinical trials.

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