Patient dosing initiated for Phase 2b study of PUR1900 for ABPA
Phase 1 study of PUR3100 for migraine achieves positive topline results
$30.8 million in cash and cash equivalents at the end of Q1 2023 providing projected cash runway into Q4 2024
LEXINGTON, Mass., May 12, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- Pulmatrix, Inc. (NASDAQ: PULM), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company developing innovative inhaled therapies to address serious pulmonary and central nervous system disease using its patented iSPERSE™ technology, today announced first quarter financial results for 2023 and provided a corporate update on its development programs.
Ted Raad, Chief Executive Officer of Pulmatrix commented, "Our focus in the first quarter was to advance both PUR1900 and PUR3100. We initiated patient dosing for the PUR1900 Phase 2b study in allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis (ABPA). This is an important milestone for PUR1900 which has the potential to be the first product approved for treatment of ABPA, a disease with high unmet need that affects more than 300,000 patients in the United States." Mr. Raad continued, "We also announced topline results for a Phase 1 study of PUR3100, our orally inhaled formulation of dihydroergotamine (DHE) being developed for the treatment of acute migraine. Based on these Phase 1 results, we are eager to advance PUR3100 into Phase 2 and plan to file an Investigational New Drug Application (IND) in mid-2023. We anticipate that PUR3100 will be Phase 2 ready by mid-year so that we are well positioned for potential partnership discussions. While we advance all of our programs clinically, we have been keenly focused on driving operational efficiencies and have extended our projected cash runway from second quarter 2024 into the fourth quarter of 2024."
First Quarter 2023 and Recent Program and Corporate Highlights
First Quarter 2023 Financial Results
Revenues increased $0.3 million to $1.5 million for the three months ended March 31, 2023 compared to $1.2 million for the three months ended March 31, 2022. The increase is related to the Company's revenues recognized in accordance with the Cipla Agreement during the period.
Research and development expenses decreased $0.2 million to $3.9 million for the three months ended March 31, 2023 compared to $4.1 million for the three months ended March 31, 2022. The decrease was primarily due to decreased spend of $0.6 million in costs related to the Company's PUR3100 program and $0.3 million in costs related to the Company's PUR1800 program, partially offset by increased spend of $0.6 million in costs related to the Company's PUR1900 program.
General and administrative expenses increased $0.2 million to $2.2 million for the three months ended March 31, 2023, as compared to $2.0 million for the three months ended March 31, 2022. The increase was primarily due to increased legal and professional services costs.
Pulmatrix's total cash and cash equivalents balance as of March 31, 2023 was $30.8 million. The Company anticipates that its cash position is sufficient to fund operations into the fourth quarter of 2024.
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About Pulmatrix, Inc.
Pulmatrix is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company developing innovative inhaled therapies to address serious pulmonary diseases and central nervous system ("CNS") disorders using its patented iSPERSE™ technology. The Company's proprietary product pipeline includes treatments for lung diseases, such as allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis ("ABPA"), Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease ("COPD") and CNS 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.
For more on our inhaled product candidates please visit: https://www.pulmatrix.com/pipeline.html.
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Timothy McCarthy, CFA
SOURCE Pulmatrix, Inc.