Creative BioMolecules, Inc. Reports Third Quarter Results

Hopkinton, MA, November 12, 1996--Creative BioMolecules, Inc. (Nasdaq: CBMI) today announced financial results for the third quarter of fiscal 1996, ended September 30, 1996. Revenues for the three month period were $4,114,000 and expenses were $6,050,000, resulting in a net loss of $1,936,000 or $.06 per share. Comparable numbers for the quarter ending September 30, 1995 were revenues of $2,688,000, expenses of $5,134,000 and a net loss of $2,446,000, or $0.11 per share.

The increase in revenue and reduced loss were attributed to a higher funding level from the Company's collaboration with Stryker Corporation on OP-1 for orthopedic reconstruction, income from manufacturing for Biogen in the Company's New Hampshire plant and interest from increased cash assets after raising $12.6 million in a July public offering. The Company had $24.2 million in cash and cash equivalents at the end of the quarter.

In commenting on the quarterly results, Michael M. Tarnow, President and Chief Executive Officer, said, "Our financial position provides us with resources to pursue two critical programs for the Company: our lead program in orthopedic reconstruction and the kidney disorders program. In orthopedics, we are continuing to support Stryker's pivotal trial, toward a PMA submission targeted for late 1997. The program's momentum is increasing and there are several important presentations over the next six months." Mr. Tarnow added, "This quarter has seen some significant visibility for our renal program. Our research was published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), showing that OP-1 is a critical signaling molecule in embryonic kidney development. Last week, the Company and its academic collaborators presented results from four separate preclinical studies at the American Society of Nephrology Annual Meeting, demonstrating that OP-1 can protect the kidney against damage in acute and chronic renal failure and that it plays a role in natural kidney tissue survival. The accumulated results of these studies have encouraged us to devote additional resources to this important program."

Creative BioMolecules, Inc. and Subsidiary
Consolidated Statements of Operations

Three Months Ended Nine Months Ended
Sept. 30, 1996 Sept. 30, 1995 Sept. 30, 1996 Sept. 30, 1995
Research and development contracts $1,766,887 $944,776 $3,934,590 $3,451,150
Manufacturing contracts 1,888,820 1,516,326 4,213,914 5,599,898
License fees and royalties 101,000 40,000 622,584 44,000
Interest and Other 357,164 186,826 842,742 605,432
Total revenues 4,113,871 2,687,928 9,613,830 9,700,480
Research and development 3,391,444 2,711,979 10,819,196   7,864,935
Cost of manufacturing contracts 1,562,839 1,429,414   3,390,890 4,792,814
Marketing, general and administrative 1,041,528 918,062 3,009,070 2,674,206
Interest 53,771 74,780 163,114 177,062
Total costs and expenses 6,049,582 5,134,235   17,382,270 15,509,017
NET LOSS ($1,935,711) ($2,446,307) ($7,768,440) ($5,808,537)
NET LOSS PER COMMON SHARE ($0.06) ($0.11) ($0.26) ($0.28)
30,932,154 22,245,031 29,681,685 20,717,357

Balance Sheet Data


Sept.30, 1996

Cash, Cash Equivalents and Marketable Securities $24,219,347
Total Assets $48,042,380
Total Stockholders' Equity $43,380,871

The statements in this news release that are not historical facts include forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties. Factors which could cause actual results to differ from the Company’s expectations include, without limitation, the achievement of product development milestones by the Company, the impact of competitive products, the timely receipt of regulatory clearances required for clinical testing, manufacturing and marketing of products and the other risks and uncertainties detailed from time to time in the Company’s periodic reports.

Creative BioMolecules is a discovery and development company focused on proprietary protein-based therapeutics for human tissue regeneration and restoration. The Company’s therapeutics are based on proteins that act as signals in initiating and regulating the cellular events involved in cell and tissue formation.

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