Jena, Germany, 21 May 2020 – InflaRx (Nasdaq: IFRX), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company developing anti-inflammatory therapeutics by targeting the complement system, announced today financial results for the three months ended March 31, 2020.
“InflaRx continues to make progress with its clinical development programs for IFX-1 and recently reported encouraging initial results in Pyoderma Gangraenosum, the second neutrophil-driven devastating skin disease we are pursuing,” said Prof. Niels C. Riedemann, Chief Executive Officer and Founder of InflaRx. “With the upcoming scheduled FDA End of Phase II meeting for development in Hidradenitis Suppurativa, the Company is keeping a strong focus on potentially advancing into Phase III development in this disease.”
Prof. Riedemann continued, “We are currently analyzing results from the first 30 patients in our ongoing adaptive randomized COVID-19 pneumonia trial, which will serve as the basis for the decision to potentially continue into a confirmatory larger second part of the study.”
R&D highlights – Q1 2020
Financial highlights - Q1 2020
Research and development expenses decreased by €0.4 million in the three months ended March 31, 2020 compared to the three months ended March 31, 2019. This decrease is primarily attributable to a €0.3 million decrease in expenses from non-cash share-based compensation.
General and administrative expenses decreased by €0.7 million to €2.6 million for the three months ended March 31, 2020, from €3.3 million for the three months ended March 31, 2019. This decrease is primarily attributable to a €0.9 million decrease in non-cash share-based compensation expense. Legal, consulting and other expenses increased by €0.1 million to €1.1 million for the three months ended March 31, 2020, from €1.0 million for the three months ended March 31, 2019.
Net financial result increased by €0.4 million to €1.5 million for the three months ended March 31, 2020, from €1.1 million for the three months ended March 31, 2019. This increase is mainly attributable to (a) higher foreign exchange gains, which increased by €0.8 million and (b) interest on marketable securities, which decreased by €0.4 million.
Net loss for the three months ended March 31, 2020 was €8.2 million or €(0.32) per common share, compared to €9.8 million or €(0.38) per common share for the three months ended March 31, 2019. On March 31, 2020, the Company’s total funds available were approximately €108.0 million, mostly composed of cash and cash equivalents (€21.1 million) and marketable securities (€86.3 million).
Net cash used in operating activities increased to €10.5 million for the three months ended March 31, 2020, from €8.5 million in the three months ended March 31, 2019, mainly due to the increase of cash expenses, such as third-party expenses for manufacturing and clinical trials for our lead program IFX-1 and higher personnel costs.
Additional information regarding these results is included in the notes to the consolidated financial statements as of March 31, 2020, as well as the financial statements as of December 31, 2019 in “ITEM 18. Financial statements,” which is included in InflaRx’s Annual Report on Form 20-F as filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).
Consolidated Statements of Comprehensive Loss for the three months ended March 31, 2020 and 2019
Research and development expenses
General and administrative expenses
Total Operating Expenses
Net financial Result
Loss for the period
Weighted average number of shares outstanding
Loss per share in euro (basic/diluted)
Loss for the period
Other comprehensive income that may be reclassified to profit or loss in subsequent periods:
Exchange differences on translation of operations in foreign currency
Total comprehensive loss
Consolidated Statements of Financial Position as of March 31, 2020 and December 31, 2019
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Changes in Shareholders’ Equity for the three months ended March 31, 2020 and 2019
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows for the three months ended March 31, 2020 and 2019
IFX-1 is a first-in-class monoclonal anti-human complement factor C5a antibody, which highly and effectively blocks the biological activity of C5a and demonstrates high selectivity towards its target in human blood. Thus, IFX-1 leaves the formation of the membrane attack complex (C5b-9) intact as an important defense mechanism, which is not the case for molecules blocking the cleavage of C5. IFX-1 has been demonstrated to control the inflammatory response driven tissue and organ damage by specifically blocking C5a as a key “amplifier” of this response in pre-clinical studies. IFX-1 is believed to be the first monoclonal anti-C5a antibody introduced into clinical development. Approximately 300 people have been treated with IFX-1 in clinical trials, and the antibody has been shown to be well tolerated. IFX-1 is currently being developed for various indications, including Hidradenitis Suppurativa, ANCA-associated vasculitis, Pyoderma Gangraenosum and COVID-19 pneumonia.
About InflaRx N.V.:
InflaRx (Nasdaq: IFRX) is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on applying its proprietary anti-C5a technology to discover and develop first-in-class, potent and specific inhibitors of C5a. Complement C5a is a powerful inflammatory mediator involved in the progression of a wide variety of autoimmune and other inflammatory diseases. InflaRx was founded in 2007, and the group has offices and subsidiaries in Jena and Munich, Germany, as well as Ann Arbor, MI, USA. For further information please visit www.inflarx.com.
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