BerGenBio First Quarter Results 2024: Advancing to the Next Stage of Development

BERGEN, Norway, May 29, 2024 /PRNewswire/ — BerGenBio ASA (OSE: BGBIO), a clinical-stage bio-pharmaceutical company developing novel, selective AXL kinase inhibitors for severe unmet medical needs, today announced financial results for the quarter ended March 31, 2024, and provided a business update.

Highlights, including post period:

  • Data Safety Monitoring Board review supported dose escalation in Ph 1b and initiation of Ph2a
  • Site activation of Ph2a in US and Europe proceeding well
  • Bemcentinib remains the leading selective AXL inhibitor in the clinic and was selected for inclusion in National Cancer Institute funded study in advanced NSCLC, led by the Mays Cancer Center at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
  • Financial position of NOK 117.3 million at 31 March – strengthened further with gross funding of NOK 138.9 million from warrants exercise in April 2024
  • Continued reduction of operating expenses from NOK 72.4 million in Q1 2023 to NOK 39.9 million in Q1 2024
  • Net cash flow of NOK -42.5 million

Martin Olin, Chief Executive Officer of BerGenBio stated:

“1L NSCLC STK11m patients are not currently eligible for targeted therapy and face a very poor prognosis. The total market for this patient group is estimated to be between 4 and 5 billion USD. The initiation of Phase 2a of the study of our lead compound bemcentinib in these patients represents an important milestone for the company. Our clinical progress in the quarter combined with the successful capital raise from the warrants exercise positions BerGenBio to advance a new much needed therapeutic option for these patients with high unmet medical need.” 

Presentation and Financial Report

The Q1 2024 Financial report is attached to this stock exchange announcement and the report and the Q1 2024 presentation are available at the Company’s website

Webcast details

BerGenBio’s senior management team will provide a business update today at 10:00 am CET. The presentation will webcast live. To participate in the webcast, please use the following link: 

A recording of the webcast will be available at in the Investors/Financial Reports section ( shortly afterwards.


Martin Olin CEO, BerGenBio ASA

Rune Skeie, CFO, BerGenBio ASA

Media Relations

Jan Lilleby

About BerGenBio ASA

BerGenBio is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on developing transformative drugs targeting AXL as a potential cornerstone of therapy for aggressive diseases, including cancer and severe respiratory infections. The Company is focused on its proprietary lead candidate, bemcentinib, a potentially first-in-class selective AXL inhibitor in clinical development for STK11 mutated NSCLC and preclinical development for severe respiratory infections.

BerGenBio is based in Bergen, Norway, with a subsidiary in Oxford, UK. The company is listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange (ticker: BGBIO). For more information, visit

Forward looking statements

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