Pulmazole is on track for Phase 2b study start in Q1 2023
PUR3100 Phase 1 study is underway with data anticipated in Q4 2022
Ends Q2 with $42.9 million in cash and cash equivalents
LEXINGTON, Mass., Aug. 8, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Pulmatrix, Inc. (NASDAQ: PULM), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company developing innovative inhaled therapies to address serious disease using its patented iSPERSE™ technology, today announced second quarter financial results for 2022 and provided a corporate update related to its development programs.
Ted Raad, Chief Executive Officer of Pulmatrix commented, "Our focus this quarter has been on advancing both PUR3100 and Pulmazole towards important data catalysts. We initiated patient dosing for PUR3100, our orally inhaled dihydroergotamine (DHE), in a Phase 1 study with data anticipated in Q4 2022. In addition to safety and tolerability, the study will evaluate the pharmacokinetics of PUR3100 and intravenous dihydroergotamine (DHE). This will allow us to better understand the potential efficacy and tolerability profile of PUR3100." Mr. Raad continued, "We also commenced study start-up activities for the Pulmazole Phase 2b study and remain on track to initiate patient dosing in Q1 2023. Pulmazole has the potential to be the first approved therapy for treatment of Allergic Bronchopulmonary Aspergillosis (ABPA) in patients with Asthma."
Second Quarter 2022 and Recent Program Highlights
Second Quarter 2022 Financial Results
Revenue was $1.3 million for the second quarter ended June 30, 2022, compared to $2.2 million for the same period in 2021, a decrease of $0.9 million. The decrease in revenue was due to no revenues recorded for this period for the PUR1800 program offset by a $1.0 million increase in revenues recorded this period over same period in 2021 on the Cipla Agreement for Pulmazole (PUR1900).
For the three months ended June 30, 2022, research and development expenses were $4.3 million compared to $4.5 million for the same period in 2021, a decrease of $0.2 million. The decrease was primarily due to decreased spending of $0.9 million in preclinical and clinical costs related to the PUR 1800 program and $0.5 million in preclinical and manufacturing costs related to the PUR 3100 program, partially offset by increased spending of $0.6 million in clinical and manufacturing costs related to the Pulmazole program, $0.5 million in employment costs and $0.1 million in facility costs.
General and administrative expenses were unchanged at $1.6 million for the three months ended June 30, 2022 compared to the same period in 2021.
Total cash and cash equivalents balance as of June 30, 2022 was $42.9 million. Pulmatrix expects its existing cash and cash equivalents as of June 30, 2022 will enable it to fund operating expenses and capital expenditure into Q2 2024.
On February 28, Pulmatrix completed a reverse stock-split at a ratio of 1-for-20 (the "Reverse Split") which reduced the number of outstanding shares of the Company's common stock from approximately 65.9 million shares to 3.3 million shares.
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Preferred stock, $0.0001 par value — 500,000 shares authorized at June 30, 2022 and December 31, 2021; 6,746 shares designated Series A convertible preferred stock; no and 1,830 shares issued and outstanding at June 30, 2022 and December 31, 2021, respectively
Common stock, $0.0001 par value — 200,000,000 shares authorized at June 30, 2022 and December 31, 2021; 3,387,172 and 3,222,037 shares issued and outstanding at June 30, 2022 and December 31, 2021, respectively
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About Pulmatrix, Inc.
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"), Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease ("COPD"), and neurologic disorders such as acute migraine. Pulmatrix's product candidates are based on its proprietary engineered dry powder delivery platform, iSPERSE™, 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
SOURCE Pulmatrix, Inc.