LEXINGTON, Mass., Nov. 10, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Pulmatrix, Inc. (NASDAQ: PULM), a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company developing innovative inhaled therapies to address serious pulmonary and non-pulmonary disease using its patented iSPERSE™ technology, today reports its third quarter 2021 financial results and provides a business update.
"The resolution of our contract dispute with Cipla is an important milestone which will enable the continued development of Pulmazole globally with our valued partners," said Ted Raad, Chief Executive Officer of Pulmatrix. "After our successful FDA Type C Meeting in February, we are excited to resume clinical activities with Pulmazole which has the potential to address the underlying cause of ABPA while avoiding the side effects of oral antifungals and prolonged steroid treatment. In parallel, we are making steady progress across our pipeline with top-line data expected in Q1 2022 from our fully enrolled PUR1800 Phase 1b study and we expect the initiation of a PUR3100 Phase 1study in Q2 2022."
Third Quarter and Recent Highlights:
We plan to request a Type C meeting with the FDA to further clarify some of the responses in relation to the overall nonclinical and clinical program. We expect to submit the IND in Q1 2022 and initiate the Phase 1 study in Q2 2022 with top line data expected in Q3 2022. Following the Phase 1 study, we plan to conduct a randomized placebo-controlled Phase 2 study in patients with migraine to assess the safety and effectiveness of 2 PUR3100 doses, in which the selection of the 2 doses has been informed by the initial clinical study. We anticipate that this Phase 2 study will initiate in Q4 2022 and complete in mid 2023.
As of September 30, 2021, Pulmatrix had $53.5 million in cash and cash equivalents, compared to $31.7 million for the year ended December 31, 2020.
Revenue for the third quarter of 2021 was $1.1 million, compared to $4.4 million for the same period in 2020. The revenue for the third quarter of 2021 was the result of the collaboration and licensing agreements with JJEI.
Research and development expense was $4.0 million in the third quarter of 2021 compared to $3.9 million for the same period in 2020. The increase year–over-year was primarily attributable to increased preclinical and manufacturing costs related to the PUR3100 project partially offset by decreased spend on the PUR1800 program and the Pulmazole Ph2 clinical trial.
General and administrative expense was $1.7 million for the third quarter of 2021 compared to $1.8 million for the same period in 2020. The decrease year–over-year was primarily attributable to decreased employment costs partially offset by increased legal expense.
Net loss was $8.2 million for the third quarter of 2021 compared to a net loss of $10.6 million for the same period of 2020. The $2.4 million decrease in net loss year-over-year resulted from a one- time warrant inducement charge of $9.3 million in 2020 which was partially offset by $3.6 million and $3.3 million that resulted from a goodwill impairment charge and fluctuation in revenue recognition, respectively, in 2021.
Pulmatrix is a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company developing innovative inhaled therapies to address serious pulmonary and non-pulmonary disease using its patented iSPERSE™ technology. The Company's proprietary product pipeline includes treatments for serious lung diseases such as allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis ("ABPA"), COPD, and neurologic disorders such as acute migraine. Pulmatrix's product candidates are based on iSPERSE™, its proprietary engineered dry powder delivery platform, which seeks to improve therapeutic delivery to the lungs by maximizing local concentrations and reducing systemic side effects to improve patient outcomes.
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Timothy McCarthy, CFA
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