Arrowhead Research Corp. (NASDAQ:ARWR) Q4 2020 Earnings Conference Call - Final Transcript

Nov 23, 2020 • 04:30 pm ET


Arrowhead Research Corp. (NASDAQ:ARWR) Q4 2020 Earnings Conference Call - Final Transcript


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Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to the Arrowhead Pharmaceuticals Conference Call. [Operator Instructions]

I would now hand the conference call over to Vincent Anzalone, Vice President of Investor Relations for Arrowhead. Please go ahead Vince.

Vincent Anzalone

Thank you, Chris. Good afternoon everyone and thank you for joining us today to discuss Arrowhead's results for its fiscal year ended September 30, 2020. With us today from management are President and CEO, Dr. Christopher Anzalone who will provide an overview of the quarter; Dr. Javier San Martin, Chief Medical Officer, who will discuss our clinical programs; and Ken Myszkowski, our Chief Financial Officer, who will give a review of the financials. In addition, James Hassard, our Chief Commercial Officer; and Dr. James Hamilton, who was recently promoted to Senior Vice President and Head of Discovery & Translational Medicine will both be available during the Q&A session of today's call.

Before we begin, I would like to remind you that comments made during today's call contain certain forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. All statements other than statements of historical fact, including without limitation those with respect to Arrowhead's goals, plans and strategies are forward-looking statements. These include statements regarding our expectations around the development, safety and efficacy of our drug candidates, projected cash runway and expected future development and commercialization activities. These statements represent management's current expectations and are inherently uncertain. Thus, actual results may differ materially. Arrowhead disclaims any intent and undertakes no duty to update any of the forward-looking statements discussed on today's call. You should refer to the discussions under Risk Factors in Arrowhead's annual report on Form 10-K and the company's subsequent quarterly reports on Form 10-Q for additional matters to be considered in this regard, including risks and other considerations that could cause actual results to vary from the presently expected results expressed in today's call.

With that said, I'd like to turn the call over to Cris Anzalone, President and CEO of the company. Chris?

Christopher Anzalone

Thanks, Vince. Good afternoon everyone and thank you for joining us today. This is our final earnings call 2020, so in addition to discussing our progress for the quarter and plans for 2021, I would also like to speak a bit more broadly about our philosophy and model.

We're building a different kind of biotech company. We are not focused on a single therapeutic area, but rather on any disease with unmet medical need that is addressable with our technology. We are not focused solely on a rare diseases, but rather address large and small populations. We do not rely solely on partners for late-stage clinical development and commercialization, but rather we use partnering strategically and judiciously to enable us to build substantial value by commercializing our own drugs. We are fast probably the fastest in the business from idea to the clinic, and we intend to remain fast as we grow. That devotion to speed