Jena, Germany, 9 August 2018 – InflaRx N.V. (Nasdaq: IFRX), a biopharmaceutical company developing innovative therapeutics to treat life-threatening inflammatory diseases by targeting the complement system, a key component of the innate immune system, reported financial and operating results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2018.
“In the second quarter of 2018 we received FDA clearance of our IND application for a Phase II clinical trial with our lead product, IFX-1, in ANCA-associated vasculitis and expanded our presence in the United States with the opening of a new research facility in Ann Arbor, Michigan, where InflaRx’s founders began their pioneering research on anti-C5a technology,” said Arnd Christ, Chief Financial Officer of InflaRx. “InflaRx is delivering on its operating plan and these achievements, in addition to the successful follow-on financing completed in May 2018, will allow the Company to continue advancing its proprietary complement-based therapies through clinical development, and evaluate their potential to bring clinical benefit to patients in additional indications.”
Q2 2018 Corporate Highlights
H1/Q2 2018 Financial Highlights
The figures for the second quarter (Q2, three months ended June 30, 2018) and six months of 2018 (H1, six months ended June 30, 2018) and 2017 represent unaudited figures.
Cash and cash equivalents totalled €156.1 million as of June 30, 2018 compared to €123.3 million as of December 31, 2017. This increase was due to the completion of InflaRx’s follow-on offering in May 2018.
Net cash used in operating activities increased by €5.9 million to €11.1 million in the first half of 2018 compared to €5.2 million in the six months ended June 30, 2017, due to a loss for the first half of €12.8 million (H1 2017: €8.5 million).
Research and development expenses amounted to €5.0 million in Q2 2018, an increase by €1.9 million from €3.1 million in Q2 2017, primarily due to higher CMO and CRO expenses for manufacturing and clinical trials for IFX-1 as well as an increase in employee-related costs associated with non-cash share-based compensation.
General and administrative expenses increased by €2.4 million to €3.2 million in Q2 2018, compared to €0.7 in Q2 2017 primarily due to employee-related costs associated with non-cash share-based compensation (€1.4 million) and legal and consulting fees for being a publicly listed company (€0.5 million).
Finance result amounted to a net gain of €5.7 million in Q2 2018, compared to a net loss of €0.8 million in Q2 2017. The increase is mainly attributable to unrealized foreign exchange gains of the USD term deposits (€5.3 million). In the previous year period, a loss of €0.8 million was attributable to interest expenses in connection with preferred shares, which were converted into common shares at the IPO in Q4 2017.
Net loss for the second quarter of 2018 totalled €2.5 million or €0.1 per common share, compared to €4.7 million or €2.0 per common share for the second quarter of 2017.
Additional information regarding these results is included in the notes to the consolidated financial statements as of June 30, 2018.
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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 has offices in Jena and Munich, Germany as well as Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA. InflaRx is listed on the Nasdaq Global Select Market in the United States under the trading symbol “IFRX”. For further information please visit www.inflarx.com.
IFX-1 is a first-in-class monoclonal anti-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 demonstrated control of 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 the first monoclonal anti-C5a antibody introduced into clinical development that has, to date, successfully completed three clinical Phase II studies. In total, more than 150 patients have so far been treated with IFX-1, which was well tolerated. IFX-1 is currently being developed for different inflammatory indications.
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