BioMedNewsBreaks – IDEAYA Biosciences Inc. (NASDAQ: IDYA) Announces ‘Transformational’ Second Quarter

September 22, 2020 11:35:48

IDEAYA Biosciences (NASDAQ: IDYA), an oncology-focused precision medicine company committed to the discovery and development of targeted therapeutics, recently provided a business update and announced financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2020. “This quarter was transformational for IDEAYA. We have cash runway into 2024, with quarter-end cash, cash equivalents and marketable securities of $172.0 million supplemented by $127.5 million aggregate gross proceeds received subsequently, including $100 million non-dilutive upfront cash and $20 million private placement equity investment from GSK,” said Yujiro S. Hata, CEO and president of IDEAYA Biosciences, in the press release. “In addition, through our GSK strategic partnership and our Pfizer collaboration and supply agreement, we have established an attractive cost structure and retained significant future upside across our pipeline, while also creating opportunities for non-dilutive cash milestones of approximately $3 billion across three programs with GSK. We also nominated MAT2A development candidate IDE397, initiated the IDE196 and binimetinib Phase 1 combination, and met the criteria for IDE196 Phase 2 expansion in skin melanoma. As we celebrate our five-year anniversary, we have built a strong foundation to create the industry leading Synthetic Lethality-focused precision medicine oncology company.”

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About IDEAYA Biosciences

IDEAYA is an oncology-focused precision medicine company committed to the discovery and development of targeted therapeutics for patient populations selected using molecular diagnostics. IDEAYA’s approach integrates capabilities in identifying and validating translational biomarkers with small molecule drug discovery to select patient populations most likely to benefit from the targeted therapies IDEAYA is developing. IDEAYA is applying these capabilities across multiple classes of precision medicine, including direct targeting of oncogenic pathways and synthetic lethality – which represents an emerging class of precision medicine targets. For more information, visit the company’s website at

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