#OMER "announced recent highlights and developments as well as financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2020, which include:
Revenues for the third quarter of 2020 were $26.1 million following an $8.7 million deduction as a return reserve associated with the expiration of pass-through reimbursement for OMIDRIA on October 1, 2020. Omeros believes that it qualifies for and is pursuing separate payment from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) for OMIDRIA. For comparison, third quarter 2019 and second quarter 2020 revenues were $29.9 million and $13.5 million, respectively.
Net loss in the third quarter of 2020 was $38.5 million, or $0.66 per share, of which $13.6 million, or $0.23 per share, were non-cash expenses. This compares to a net loss of $16.5 million, or $0.33 per share, in the third quarter of 2019. On a non-GAAP basis, adjusted net loss for the third quarter of 2020 was $19.9 million, or $0.34 per share, after excluding non-cash expenses and a $5.0 million technology access fee. Net loss and adjusted net loss include the $8.7 million deduction in third quarter 2020 revenues for the return reserve.
At September 30, 2020, the company had cash, cash equivalents and short-term investments available for operations of $153.5 million. This includes $93.7 million in proceeds from a common stock offering and $76.9 million in proceeds from the issuance of convertible notes, following the use of a portion of the proceeds to repurchase a portion of our previously outstanding convertible notes and enter into certain derivative transactions, all of which took place during the third quarter.
Omeros will complete submission next week to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) of its rolling Biologics License Application (BLA) for narsoplimab for the treatment of hematopoietic stem cell transplant-associated thrombotic microangiopathy (HSCT-TMA or TA-TMA). Final clinical data from the BLA were presented in a webcast last month, as described below.
In August, Omeros reported results from a study evaluating narsoplimab for treatment of COVID-19-associated acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). Six COVID-19 patients in Bergamo, Italy were treated with narsoplimab. All six patients required mechanical ventilation prior to narsoplimab treatment, and each recovered, survived and was discharged from the hospital following treatment. Two historical control groups that had similar baseline characteristics showed mortality rates of 32 percent and 53 percent. The results of the trial were published in the peer-reviewed journal Immunobiology. Five to six months after cessation of narsoplimab dosing, all patients were doing well and none showed clinical or laboratory evidence of longer-term effects from COVID-19.
In September, Omeros initiated its Phase 1 clinical trial for OMS906, the company’s MASP-3 inhibitor targeting the alternative pathway, and has completed dosing in the first patient cohort.
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