Washington, D.C. 20549






For the month of November 2019 (No. 3)


Commission File Number 001-37846



(Translation of registrant’s name into English)


23 Hata’as Street

Kfar Saba, Israel 44425

(Address of principal executive offices)


Indicate by check mark whether the registrant files or will file annual reports under cover Form 20-F or Form 40-F.


Form 20-F     Form 40-F


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This Form 6-K (including Exhibit 99.1 and the statements under “Third Quarter 2019 Financial Results”, “Forward Looking Statements” and the accompanying financial statements in the press release in Exhibit 99.1) are incorporated by reference into the registrant’s Registration Statements on Form S-8 (Registration No. 333-214817, 333-220015 and 333-225003) and on Form F-3 (Registration No. 333-229083, 333-219614 and 333-212432).






On November 19, 2019, Cellect Biotechnology Ltd. issued a press release entitled “Cellect Biotechnology Reports Third Quarter 2019 Financial and Operating Results.” Attached hereto and incorporated by reference herein is the following exhibit: 




99.1 Press Release, dated November 19, 2019






Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized.


Date: November 19, 2019 By: /s/ Eyal Leibovitz
    Eyal Leibovitz
    Chief Financial Officer






Exhibit 99.1




Cellect Biotechnology Reports Third Quarter 2019 Financial and Operating Results


Tel Aviv, Israel November 19, 2019 – Cellect Biotechnology Ltd. (NASDAQ: "APOP"), a developer of innovative technology which enables the functional selection of stem cells, today reported financial and operating results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2019 and provided a corporate update.


Recent Highlights


· Received an Investigational New Drug (IND) approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the commencement of a clinical trial to determine the safety and tolerability of the ApoGraft technology for haploidentical bone marrow transplantations. This development represents the Company’s first-ever clinical trial approval in the U.S. using its ApoGraft stem cell selection technology, which is designed to significantly reduce acute graft-versus-host disease (aGVHD) following bone marrow transplantation.
· Successfully validated the Company’s technology in collaboration with a regenerative medicine company. The study, when combined with others and internal findings increase the body of evidence supporting the Company’s technology and add further proof to support Cellect ASCs derived stem cells program. Biocompatibility with certain collagen-based matrixes successfully demonstrated that cells grown utilizing the Company’s protocol can be incorporated into matrixes for expansion, transplantation and tissue regeneration.


“Our clinical and regulatory teams remained focused during the third quarter and the more recent positive developments position us to achieve our goals, both in the U.S. and Israel,” commented Dr. Shai Yarkoni, Chief Executive Officer. “In the U.S., the IND approval is a significant achievement and represents our first-ever FDA IND in the U.S., with Washington University School of Medicine. In Israel, our Phase 1/2 clinical study of ApoGraft™ is progressing slowly and we expect to complete the recruitment around the end of the year.”


“With our prudent use of cash during the third quarter and the anticipated cash usage needs over the coming quarters, we continue to believe we have the resources to execute our clinical and regulatory plans for the foreseeable future,” said Eyal Leibovitz, Chief Financial Officer.


Third Quarter 2019 Financial Results:


· Research and development (R&D) expenses for the third quarter of 2019 were $0.71 million compared to $1.18 million in the third quarter of 2018. The Company remains committed to the ongoing clinical trials in Israel as well as pursuing the regulatory approval from the FDA to commence its US-based trial.





· General and administrative (G&A) expenses for the third quarter of 2019 were $0.80 million compared to $1.13 million in the third quarter of 2018. The decrease reflects the cost cutting initiatives implemented by the Company during the third quarter of 2019.
· Finance income for the third quarter of 2019 were $0.12 million compared to finance income of $0.36 million in the third quarter of 2018. The decrease was primarily due to changes related to fair value of the tradable and non-tradable warrants issued in prior fundraising.
· Net loss for the third quarter of 2019 was $1.4 million, or $0.01 per share and $0.12 per ADS, compared to $1.9 million, or $0.014 per share and $0.29 per ADS, in the third quarter of 2018.
· Cash and cash equivalents, $6.27 million as of September 30, 2019.


* For the convenience of the reader, the amounts above have been translated from NIS into U.S. dollars, at the representative rate of exchange on September 30, 2019 (U.S. $1 = NIS 3.482).


Strategic Review Progress Update


On May 16, 2019, the Company disclosed that it commenced plans to explore strategic alternatives to maximize shareholder value. Potential strategic alternatives that may be evaluated include, but are not limited to, an acquisition, merger, business combination, including in other business fields than the Company’s in-licensing, or other strategic transaction involving the Company or its assets. The Company continues to evaluate business development opportunities and will keep investors informed as they mature or warrant investor disclosure.


About Cellect Biotechnology Ltd.


Cellect Biotechnology (APOP) has developed a breakthrough technology, for the selection of stem cells from any given tissue, that aims to improve a variety of stem cell-based therapies.


The Company's technology is expected to provide researchers, clinical community and pharma companies with the tools to rapidly isolate stem cells in quantity and quality allowing stem cell-based treatments and procedures in a wide variety of applications in regenerative medicine. The Company's current clinical trial is aimed at bone marrow transplantations in cancer treatment.





Forward Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements about the Company's expectations, beliefs and intentions. Forward-looking statements can be identified by the use of forward-looking words such as "believe", "expect", "intend", "plan", "may", "should", "could", "might", "seek", "target", "will", "project", "forecast", "continue" or "anticipate" or their negatives or variations of these words or other comparable words or by the fact that these statements do not relate strictly to historical matters. These forward-looking statements and their implications are based on the current expectations of the management of the Company only and are subject to a number of factors and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those described in the forward-looking statements. In addition, historical results or conclusions from scientific research and clinical studies do not guarantee that future results would suggest similar conclusions or that historical results referred to herein would be interpreted similarly in light of additional research or otherwise. The following factors, among others, could cause actual results to differ materially from those described in the forward-looking statements: the Company's history of losses and needs for additional capital to fund its operations and its inability to obtain additional capital on acceptable terms, or at all; the Company's ability to continue as a going concern; or maintain its current operations; uncertainties involving any strategic transaction the Company may decide to enter into as the result of its current efforts to explore new strategic alternatives; uncertainties of cash flows and inability to meet working capital needs; the Company's ability to obtain regulatory approvals; the Company's ability to obtain favorable pre-clinical and clinical trial results; the Company's technology may not be validated and its methods may not be accepted by the scientific community; difficulties enrolling patients in the Company's clinical trials; the ability to timely source adequate supply of FasL; risks resulting from unforeseen side effects; the Company's ability to establish and maintain strategic partnerships and other corporate collaborations; the scope of protection the Company is able to establish and maintain for intellectual property rights and its ability to operate its business without infringing the intellectual property rights of others; competitive companies, technologies and the Company's industry; unforeseen scientific difficulties may develop with the Company's technology; and the Company's ability to retain or attract key employees whose knowledge is essential to the development of its products. Any forward-looking statement in this press release speaks only as of the date of this press release. The Company undertakes no obligation to publicly update or review any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future developments or otherwise, except as may be required by any applicable securities laws. More detailed information about the risks and uncertainties affecting the Company is contained under the heading "Risk Factors" in Cellect Biotechnology Ltd.'s Annual Report on Form 20-F for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2018 filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, or SEC, which is available on the SEC's website, www.sec.gov, and in the Company's periodic filings with the SEC.



Cellect Biotechnology Ltd.

Eyal Leibovitz, Chief Financial Officer





Michael Polyviou

(732) 933-2754








Cellect Biotechnology Ltd

Consolidated Statement of Operation



Nine months


  Nine months ended   Three months ended
    September 30,   September 30,   September 30,
    2019   2019   2018   2019   2018
    Unaudited   Unaudited
    U.S. dollars   NIS

(In thousands, except share and per

share data)

Research and development expenses     2,743       9,551       9,473       2,465       4,125  
General and administrative expenses     2,249       7,832       11,001       2,768       3,929  
Operating loss     4,992       17,383       20,474       5,233       8,054  
Financial expenses (income) due to warrants exercisable into shares     (2,303 )     (8,020 )     (2,935 )     (910 )     (1,320 )
Other financial expenses (income), net     393       1,369       (1,177 )     489       64  
Total comprehensive loss     3,082       10,732       16,362       4,812       6,798  
Loss per share:                                        
Basic and diluted loss per share     0.015       0.051       0.127       0.021       0.052  
Basic and diluted loss per ADS     0.30       1.02       2.54       0.42       1.04  
Weighted average number of shares outstanding used to compute basic and diluted loss per share     208,771,303       208,771,303       129,139,278       224,087,799       130,192,799  






Cellect Biotechnology Ltd.

Consolidated Balance Sheet Data



    September 30,   September 30,   December 31,
    2019   2019   2018
    Unaudited   Unaudited   Audited
    U.S. dollars   NIS

(In thousands, except share and per

share data)

CURRENT ASSETS:            
Cash and cash equivalents     6,275       21,849       17,809  
Other receivables     201       700       816  
      6,476       22,549       18,625  
NON-CURRENT ASSETS:                        
Restricted cash     94       329       337  
Right-of-use assets     332       1,156       -    
Other long-term receivables     30       103       132  
Property, plant and equipment, net     396       1,379       1,544  
      852       2,967       2,013  
      7,328       25,516       20,638  










CURRENT LIABILITIES:                        
Trade payables     245       852       887  
Other payables     629       2,192       4,012  
Current maturities of lease liability     123       428       -    
      997       3,472       4,899  
NON-CURRENT LIABILITIES:                        
Warrants     808       2,812       1,816  
Lease liability     219       764       -    
      1,027       3,576       1,816  
Ordinary shares of no par value:                        
Authorized: 500,000,000 shares at December 31, 2018 and 10,000,000 shares at September 30, 2019; Issued and outstanding: 130,414,799*) and 224,087,799*) shares as of December 31, 2018 and September 30, 2019, respectively.     -         -         -    
Additional Paid in Capital     31,104       108,305       95,085  
Share-based payments     4,129       14,375       12,319  
Treasury shares     (2,707 )     (9,425 )     (9,425 )
Accumulated deficit     (27,222 )     (94,787 )     (84,056 )
      5,304       18,468       13,923  
      7,328       25,516       20,638  


*)       Net of 2,641,693 treasury shares of the Company held by the Company.








Cellect Biotechnology Ltd

Consolidated Cash Flow Data



Nine months


  Nine months ended   Three months ended
    September 30,   September 30,   September 30,
    2019   2019   2018   2019   2018
    Unaudited   Unaudited
    U.S. dollars   NIS
    (In thousands)
Cash flows from operating activities:                    
Total comprehensive loss     (3,082 )     (10,732 )     (16,362 )     (4,812 )     (6,798 )
Adjustments to reconcile net loss to net cash used in operating activities:                                        
Net financing expenses     312       1,087       (823 )     272       14  
Loss (gain) from revaluation of financial assets presented at fair value through profit and loss     2       8       (288 )     2       (140 )
Depreciation     82       285       337       93       122  
Changes in fair value of traded and not traded warrants     (2,686 )     (9,351 )     (3,208 )     (910 )     (1,320 )
Share-based payment     546       1901       3,247       1,371       1,063  
Decrease (increase) in other receivables     42       146       256       -         343  
Increase (decrease) in other payables     (533 )     (1,855 )     (706 )     (1,138 )     409  
Decrease in right-of-use assets     131       457       -         143       -    
Interest received during the period     (21 )     (75 )     (47 )     (29 )     (32 )
Net cash used in operating activities     (5,207 )     (18,129 )     (17,594 )     (5,008 )     (6,339 )
Cash flows from investing activities:                                        
Short term deposits, net     -         -         282       -         3,785  
Restricted deposit, net     -         -         (22 )     -         6  
Sales of marketable securities measured at fair value through profit and loss     -         -         13,999       -         5,501  
Purchase of property, plant and equipment     (34 )     (120 )     (643 )     -         (415 )
Net cash provided by investing activities     (34 )     (120 )     13,616       -         8,877  

Cash flows from financing activities:

Exercise of warrants and stock options into shares     -         -         399       -         -    
Leases liabilities     (121 )     (422 )     -         (143 )     -    
Issue of share capital and warrants, net of issue costs     6,813       23,723       12,360       -         -    
Net cash provided (used) by financing activities     6,692       23,301       12,759       (143 )     -    
Exchange differences on balances of cash and cash equivalents     (291 )     (1,012 )     870       (243 )     18  
Increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents     1,160       4,040       9,651       (5,394 )     2,556  
Balance of cash and cash equivalents at the beginning of the period     5,115       17,809       13,734       27,243       20,829  
Balance of cash and cash equivalents at the end of the period     6,275       21,849       23,385       21,849       23,385