aTyr Pharma Announces Third Quarter 2017 Operating Results and Provides Corporate Update
- Initiation of Phase 1 clinical trial of iMod.Fc on-track for this quarter -
- Selection of antibody for ORCA program on-track for this quarter -
“We look forward to initiating a Phase 1 study of iMod.Fc for the treatment of interstitial lung diseases this quarter. This will be our second therapeutic candidate in the clinic that applies our understanding of Physiocrine biology to target the Resokine pathway and its role in modulating the immune system to disrupt progression of disease,” said
- iMod.Fc – iMod.Fc is aTyr’s engineered Physiocrine-based therapeutic candidate in development for the potential treatment of interstitial lung diseases with an immune component.
○ Initiation of Phase 1 clinical trial expected in 4Q 2017.
- ORCA – ORCA is aTyr’s preclinical research program that targets a novel, proprietary immuno-oncology pathway using antibodies to enhance the immune response in tumor settings.
○ Selection of antibody as IND candidate expected in 4Q 2017.
- Resolaris – Resolaris is aTyr’s first Physiocrine-based therapeutic candidate in development for the potential treatment of rare myopathies with an immune component. In October, aTyr presented clinical data from its phase 1b/2 early-onset facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy (003) trial at the 22nd International Annual Congress of the
World Muscle Societyin Saint Malo, France.
○ Continued development expected following a strategic partnership or collaboration.
- Dr. Sanjay Shukla Appointed President and CEO – In November, aTyr announced the appointment of
Sanjay Shukla, M.D., M.S. as President and Chief Executive Officer of aTyr Pharma. Dr. Shukla joined aTyr as Chief Medical Officer in March 2016. $45.8MEquity Financing – In August, aTyr announced the successful completion of a $45.8Mfinancing, which enables aTyr to advance the iMod.Fc and ORCA programs through key development milestones.
Third Quarter 2017 Financial Results
Research and development expenses were
General and administrative expenses remained relatively consistent at
Year-to-Date 2017 Financial Results
Research and development expenses were
General and administrative expenses were
As of September 30, 2017, aTyr had $90.4 million in cash, cash equivalents and investments and 41.1 million shares of common stock outstanding on an if-converted basis (includes 29.7 million shares of common stock and 11.4 million shares of common stock if converted from Class X Preferred stock).
aTyr expects that its cash, cash equivalents and investments will be sufficient to fund its anticipated operations into the middle of 2019.
This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Litigation Reform Act. Forward-looking statements are usually identified by the use of words such as “anticipates,” “believes,” “estimates,” “expects,” “intends,” “may,” “plans,” “projects,” “seeks,” “should,” “will,” and variations of such words or similar expressions. We intend these forward-looking statements to be covered by such safe harbor provisions for forward-looking statements and are making this statement for purposes of complying with those safe harbor provisions. These forward-looking statements, including statements regarding the potential and potential therapeutic benefits of Resolaris, iMod.Fc, or potential product candidates from our ORCA program, the ability of the Company to successfully advance its pipeline or product candidates, undertake certain development activities (such as clinical trial enrollment and the conduct of clinical trials) and accomplish certain development goals and the timing of such activities and development goals, the timing of our clinical trials and IND candidate selection, our ability to receive regulatory approvals for, and commercialize, our product candidates and of reporting results from our clinical trials, the scope and strength of our intellectual property portfolio, and our projected cash expenditures reflect our current views about our plans, intentions, expectations, strategies and prospects, which are based on the information currently available to us and on assumptions we have made. Although we believe that our plans, intentions, expectations, strategies and prospects as reflected in or suggested by those forward-looking statements are reasonable, we can give no assurance that the plans, intentions, expectations or strategies will be attained or achieved. Furthermore, actual results may differ materially from those described in the forward-looking statements and will be affected by a variety of risks and factors that are beyond our control including, without limitation, risks associated with the discovery, development and regulation of our Physiocrine-based product candidates, the risk that we may cease or delay preclinical or clinical development activities for any of its existing or future product candidates for a variety of reasons (including difficulties or delays in patient enrollment in planned clinical trials), and the risk that we may not be able to raise the additional funding required for its business and product development plans, as well as those set forth in our most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended
|ATYR PHARMA INC.|
|Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations|
|(unaudited, in thousands, except share and per share data)|
|Three Months Ended||Nine Months Ended|
|September 30,||September 30,|
|Research and development||$||7,133||$||10,395||$||24,757||$||33,702|
|General and administrative||3,694||3,470||11,188||11,711|
|Total operating expenses||10,827||13,865||35,945||45,413|
|Loss from operations||(10,827||)||(13,865||)||(35,945||)||(45,413||)|
|Other income (expense), net||(363||)||46||(788||)||124|
|Net loss per share, basic and diluted||$||(0.43||)||$||(0.58||)||$||(1.50||)||$||(1.91||)|
|Weighted average common shares outstanding, basic and diluted||25,818,008||23,696,511||24,462,835||23,669,154|
|ATYR PHARMA INC.|
|Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets|
|September 30,||December 31,|
|Cash, cash equivalents and available-for-sale investments||$||90,381||$||76,149|
|Property and equipment, net||2,191||1,421|
|Accounts payable, accrued expenses and other liabilities||$||7,453||$||8,186|
|Term loans, net of debt issuance costs||14,746||9,537|
|Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity||$||94,487||$||80,524|
Sr. Director, Investor Relations
Source: aTyr Pharma, Inc.