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SAN DIEGO, Nov. 14, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Cytori Therapeutics (NASDAQ: CYTX) (“Cytori” or the “Company”) today announced Q3 2018 financial results and provided updates on corporate activities.
Q3 2018 net loss was $2.3 million, or $0.27 per share. Operating cash burn for Q3 was approximately $2.6 million. Cytori ended Q3 with approximately $6.8 million of cash and cash equivalents.
Cytori is developing its lead chemotherapy drug, ATI-0918, a generic version of pegylated liposomal doxorubicin hydrochloride, with the goal of submitting a Marketing Authorization Application (MAA) to the European Medicines Agency (EMA) next year. We previously completed a bioequivalence study against the European reference drug and are in the process of completing manufacturing-related activities to support the MAA. The Company also continues to evaluate potential commercial partnering opportunities for ATI-0918 with a focus on Europe, which has a current estimated market size of over $120 million.
Cytori is also developing another chemotherapy drug, ATI-1123, a patented, albumin-stabilized pegylated liposomal docetaxel. The Company recently received an orphan drug designation from the U.S. FDA for small cell lung cancer and intends to pursue FDA’s 505(b)(2) new drug application (NDA) pathway in the U.S. which may offer accelerated and lower cost development.
In the first half of 2019, Cytori expects a 1-year data readout from the 45 patient, multi-center, potential pivotal clinical trial in stress urinary incontinence conducted in Japan called ADRESU.
Later in 2018, Cytori expects a 6-month data readout from the 40 patient, French SCLERADEC II clinical trial in scleroderma patients.
Cytori is actively conducting the U.S. Phase I RELIEF trial in thermal burn injury trial sponsored by BARDA. Cytori completed a successful In-Process Review meeting with BARDA this past June.
Commercially, Cytori is focusing its efforts in Japan and continues to see favorable growth trends in the use of its cell therapy products approved under the Regenerative Medicine Law in the aesthetic and orthopedic markets. The Company remains on track to see continued double digit year-over-year growth in Celution® System consumable utilization.
Finally, Cytori recently received the first $1.0 million royalty milestone from Bimini Technologies, LLC (Bimini). In 2013, Cytori divested the Puregraft® product line that includes periodic royalty payments of up to $10.0 million and certain other economic benefits based on Bimini achieving gross profits milestones.
“A key corporate objective is to complete manufacturing support activities and seek European marketing authorization for ATI-0918, our lead oncology drug product. Furthermore, we have recently expanded development activities for the ATI-1123 phase II oncology program and its potential 505(b)(2) acceptability,” said Dr. Marc Hedrick, President and Chief Executive Officer of Cytori. “In cell therapy, we are focused on continued revenue growth based on positive quarter-over-quarter and year-over-year consumable utilization trends. In the meantime, we are awaiting pivotal clinical data from our Japanese stress urinary incontinence trial."
Q3 2018 and year-to-date Financial Performance
Selected Key Anticipated Milestones:
Management Conference Call Webcast
Cytori will host a management conference call at 5:30 p.m. Eastern Time today to further discuss its progress. The webcast will be available live and by replay two hours after the call and may be accessed under "Webcasts" in the Investor Relations section of Cytori's website. If you are unable to access the webcast, you may dial in to the call at +1.877.402.3914, Conference ID: 9699923.
Cytori is developing, manufacturing, and commercializing nanoparticle-delivered oncology drugs and autologous adipose-derived regenerative cell (ADRC) therapies within its Nanomedicine™ and Cell Therapy™ franchises, respectively. Cytori Nanomedicine™ is focused on the liposomal encapsulation of anti-neoplastic chemotherapy agents, which may enable the effective delivery of the agents to target sites while reducing systemic toxicity. The Cytori Nanomedicine™ product pipeline consists of ATI-0918 pegylated liposomal doxorubicin hydrochloride for breast cancer, ovarian cancer, multiple myeloma, and Kaposi’s sarcoma, a complex/hybrid generic drug, and ATI-1123 patented albumin-stabilized pegylated liposomal docetaxel for multiple solid tumors. Cytori Cell Therapy™, prepared within several hours with the proprietary Celution® System and administered to the patient the same day, has been shown in preclinical and clinical studies to act principally by improving blood flow, modulating the immune system, and facilitating wound repair. As a result, Cytori Cell Therapy™ may provide benefits across multiple disease states and can be made available to the physician and patient at the point-of-care. For more information, visit www.cytori.com.
Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward-Looking Statements
This press release includes forward-looking statements that involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties. All statements, other than historical facts are forward looking statements. Such statements, including, without limitation, statements regarding anticipated commercial launch of our ATI-0918 drug candidate (and timing thereof); completion of manufacturing activities necessary to submit an MAA to the EMA for our ATI-0918 drug candidate; are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause our actual results and financial position to differ materially. Some of these risks include clinical, pre-clinical and regulatory uncertainties, such as those associated with conduct and completion of the Company-sponsored RELIEF thermal burn trial, as well as the Company’s anticipated submission of data to the EMA from the previously completed bioequivalency trial for ATI-0918. We also face risks that investigator-initiated trials using our Cytori Cell Therapy fail to fully enroll or otherwise are conducted in a manner that ultimately is injurious to our business. We also face the risk that we will be unable to time successfully manufacture our ATI-0918 drug candidate in time to meet our projected timeline for submission of an MAA to the EMA, or at all. Some of these risks also include risks relating to regulatory challenges the Company faces (including the U.S., EU, China, Japan and its other key geographies) due to a number of factors including novelty of the Company’s technology and product offerings, changes in and /or evolution of regulatory approaches to cellular therapeutics like the Company’s in its key geographies, and similar matters. It is possible that the Company could face unexpected revenue shortfalls, expense increases or other occurrences that adversely affect our cash burn and cash management strategies. Further the Company face risks pertaining to dependence on third party performance and approvals (including performance of investigator-initiated trials, outcome of BARDA’s review of the Company’s proposed burn wound trial pursuant to its contract with BARDA, and outcome of the EMA’s review of our ATI-0918 MAA); performance and acceptance of the Company’s products in clinical studies/trials and in the marketplace (including commercial acceptance of the Company’s products in Japan and other markets where are products are commercially available, and similar risks); material changes in the marketplace that could adversely impact revenue projections (including changes in market perceptions of the Company’s products, and introduction of competitive products); unexpected costs and expenses that could adversely impact liquidity and shorten the Company’s current liquidity projections (which could in turn require the Company to seek additional debt or equity capital sooner than currently anticipated); the Company’s reliance on key personnel; the Company’s ability to identify and develop new programs or assets to expand the Company’s clinical pipeline; the right of the U.S. government (BARDA) to cut or terminate further support of the thermal burn injury program (including any decision by BARDA not to proceed with our proposed thermal burn trial); the Company’s abilities to capitalize on its internal restructuring and achieve break-even or profitability (or to continue to reduce our operating losses); and other risks and uncertainties described under the "Risk Factors" in Cytori's Securities and Exchange Commission Filings, included in the Company’s annual and quarterly reports.
There may be events in the future that the Company is unable to predict, or over which it has no control, and its business, financial condition, results of operations and prospects may change in the future. The Company assumes no responsibility to update or revise any forward-looking statements to reflect events, trends or circumstances after the date they are made unless the Company has an obligation under U.S. Federal securities laws to do so.
CYTORI THERAPEUTICS, INC.
CONSOLIDATED CONDENSED BALANCE SHEETS
(in thousands, except share and par value data)
|As of September 30,|
|As of December 31,|
|Cash and cash equivalents||$||6,806||$||9,550|
|Accounts receivable, net of reserves of $185 in 2018 and $167 in 2017||440||145|
|Other current assets||654||1,311|
|Total current assets||10,754||14,864|
|Property and equipment, net||2,648||3,052|
|Liabilities and Stockholders’ Equity|
|Accounts payable and accrued expenses||$||3,645||$||4,790|
|Term loan obligations, net of discount||14,007||13,624|
|Total current liabilities||17,652||18,414|
|Long-term deferred rent and other||83||107|
|Commitments and contingencies|
|Preferred stock, $0.001 par value; 5,000,000 shares authorized; 23,500 shares issued; 4,624 and 2,431 shares outstanding in 2018 and 2017, respectively||—||—|
|Common stock, $0.001 par value; 100,000,000 shares authorized; 11,691,293 and 5,782,573 shares issued and outstanding in 2018 and 2017, respectively||67||58|
|Additional paid-in capital||417,036||413,304|
|Accumulated other comprehensive income||1,182||1,387|
|Total stockholders’ equity||6,138||13,000|
|Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity||$||25,532||$||31,615|
CYTORI THERAPEUTICS, INC.
CONSOLIDATED CONDENSED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS AND COMPREHENSIVE LOSS
(in thousands, except share and per share data)
|For the Three Months Ended |
|For the Nine Months Ended |
|Cost of product revenues||322||181||918||992|
|Amortization of intangible assets||306||306||919||919|
|Gross profit (loss)||230||(20||)||412||116|
|Government contracts and other||454||1,306||2,270||2,856|
|Research and development||1,916||3,004||6,366||9,284|
|Sales and marketing||453||840||1,656||3,043|
|General and administrative||1,486||1,785||5,199||6,012|
|Change in fair value of warrants||(1,676||)||—||(1,676||)||—|
|In process research and development acquired from Azaya Therapeutics||—||—||—||1,686|
|Total operating expenses||2,179||5,629||11,545||20,025|
|Other income (expense):|
|Other income (expense), net||9||5||157||233|
|Issuance costs of warrants||(343||)||—||(343||)||—|
|Total other expense||(835||)||(464||)||(1,535||)||(1,346||)|
|Beneficial conversion feature for convertible preferred stock||(2,487||)||$||—||(2,487||)||$||—|
|Net loss allocable to common stockholders||$||(4,817||)||$||(4,807||)||$||(12,885||)||$||(18,399||)|
|Basic and diluted net loss per share attributable to common stockholders||$||(0.55||)||$||(1.39||)||$||(1.85||)||$||(6.22||)|
|Basic and diluted weighted average shares used in calculating net loss per share attributable to common stockholders||8,716,194||3,449,083||6,972,615||2,956,403|
|Other comprehensive loss – foreign currency translation adjustments||(55||)||16||(205||)||(59||)|
CYTORI THERAPEUTICS, INC.
CONSOLIDATED CONDENSED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
|For the Nine Months Ended September 30,|
|Cash flows from operating activities:|
|Adjustments to reconcile net loss to net cash used in operating activities:|
|Depreciation and amortization||1,465||1,618|
|Amortization of deferred financing costs and debt discount||383||580|
|In process research and development acquired from Azaya Therapeutics||—||1,686|
|Provision for excess inventory||433||413|
|Issuance costs of warrants||343||—|
|Change in fair value of warrants||(1,676||)||—|
|Share-based compensation expense||325||588|
|Loss on asset disposal||23||9|
|Increases (decreases) in cash caused by changes in operating assets and liabilities:|
|Other current assets||514||(284||)|
|Accounts payable and accrued expenses||(1,274||)||(1,746||)|
|Long-term deferred rent||(24||)||103|
|Net cash used in operating activities||(9,487||)||(13,904||)|
|Cash flows from investing activities:|
|Purchases of property and equipment||(128||)||(271||)|
|Proceeds from sale of assets||—||10|
|Purchase of long-lived assets part of Azaya Therapeutics' acquisition||—||(1,201||)|
|Net cash used in investing activities||(128||)||(1,462||)|
|Cash flows from financing activities:|
|Principal payments on long-term obligations||—||(4,720||)|
|Proceeds from sale of common and preferred stock, net||6,246||12,377|
|Net cash provided by financing activities||6,246||7,657|
|Effect of exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents||(10||)||11|
|Net decrease in cash and cash equivalents||(3,379||)||(7,698||)|
|Cash, cash equivalents, and restricted cash at beginning of period||10,225||12,910|
|Cash, cash equivalents, and restricted cash at end of period||$||6,846||$||5,212|
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