ORLADEYO™ (berotralstat) PDUFA date December 3, 2020
Approval decisions expected in Japan in December 2020, EU in early 2021
#BCRX "announced financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2020, and provided a corporate update.
Program Updates and Key Milestones
Hereditary Angioedema (HAE) Program – ORLADEYO: Oral, once-daily treatment for prevention of HAE attacks
BioCryst expects three regulatory approvals for ORLADEYO in Q4 2020 and early 2021.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is reviewing a new drug application for ORLADEYO and has set an action date of December 3, 2020, under the Prescription Drug User Fee Act (PDUFA).
In Japan, ORLADEYO is being reviewed under Sakigake designation. The Pharmaceutical and Medical Devices Agency (PMDA) has confirmed their regulatory review schedule and the company expects a decision on approval in December 2020.
On March 30, 2020, the company announced that the European Medicines Agency (EMA) had validated its marketing authorization application (MAA) submission for ORLADEYO and begun its formal review of the MAA under the centralized procedure. The company expects an opinion from the Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) within approximately 12 months from MAA validation.
On October 28, 2020, the company announced it will present five abstracts and one Distinguished Industry Oral Abstract, including 48-week results from the APeX-2 trial and new data on quality of life and the treatment burden of injectable medication administration, at the upcoming (virtual) Annual Scientific Meeting of the American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology on November 13-15.
On October 22, 2020, the company announced that data from the first 24 weeks of the APeX-2 trial of oral, once-daily berotralstat in patients with HAE have been published online by the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology.
Coronavirus Antiviral Program – Galidesivir (BCX4430)
Part 1 of a clinical trial of galidesivir in COVID-19 patients in Brazil has completed enrollment and the company expects to report results in the fourth quarter.
On September 3, 2020, the company announced that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has exercised its option to purchase an additional 10,000 doses of BioCryst’s approved antiviral influenza therapy, RAPIVAB® (peramivir injection), for approximately $7 million. The order is part of a $34.7 million contract (Contract No. 75D301-18-C-02984) the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention awarded in 2018 for the procurement of up to 50,000 doses of RAPIVAB® (peramivir injection) over a five-year period for the strategic national stockpile.
Third Quarter 2020 Financial Results
For the three months ended September 30, 2020, total revenues were $6.1 million, compared to $1.8 million in the third quarter of 2019. The increase was primarily due to an increase in collaboration revenue under U.S. government development contracts and higher peramivir product sales to our commercial partners.
Research and development (R&D) expenses for the third quarter of 2020 increased to $30.2 million from $25.1 million in the third quarter of 2019, primarily due to increased spending on our complement-mediated diseases and galidesivir programs.
Selling, general and administrative (SG&A) expenses for the third quarter of 2020 increased to $17.2 million, compared to $11.7 million in the third quarter of 2019. The increase was primarily due to increased spending on commercial and medical affairs activities to support the U.S. commercial launch of ORLADEYO.
Interest expense was $2.9 million in the third quarter of 2020, compared to $3.0 million in the third quarter of 2019.
Net loss for the third quarter of 2020 was $46.1 million, or $0.26 per share, compared to a net loss of $37.6 million, or $0.34 per share, for the third quarter of 2019.
Cash, cash equivalents, restricted cash and investments totaled $148.5 million at September 30, 2020, and reflect an increase from $137.8 million at December 31, 2019. Operating cash use for the third quarter of 2020 was $43.1 million. Net operating cash use for the first nine months of 2020 was $98.0 million, as compared to $77.9 million for the first nine months of 2019.
Financial Outlook for 2020
BioCryst continues to expect full year 2020 net operating cash use to be in the range of $150 to $165 million, and its operating expenses to be in the range of $180 to $195 million. The company’s operating expense range excludes equity-based compensation expense due to the difficulty in reliably projecting this expense, as it is impacted by the volatility and price of the company’s stock, as well as by the vesting of the company’s outstanding performance-based stock options.
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