KalVista Pharmaceuticals Reports Fiscal Second Quarter Results
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. & SALISBURY, England--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec 14, 2018--KalVista Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: KALV), a clinical stage pharmaceutical company focused on the discovery, development, and commercialization of small molecule protease inhibitors, today provided an operational update and released financial results for the fiscal second quarter ended October 31, 2018.
“We are still on track with our robust Phase 2 study for KVD900 as a potential acute therapy for patients with hereditary angioedema, or HAE,” said Andrew Crockett, Chief Executive Officer of KalVista. “Our intention is to have an aggressive development plan for KVD900, and use this Phase 2 data set as a basis for discussions with regulators about a faster approval pathway. KVD001, our intravitreal candidate for potential treatment of diabetic macular edema, or DME, currently enrolling a Phase 2 clinical trial, will complete in the second half of 2019.”
Second Quarter and Recent Business Highlights:Announced a more aggressive development plan for KVD900 as an on-demand treatment for attacks of hereditary angioedema (HAE). Data from the enlarged Phase 2 study is expected in late 2019. The Company intends to investigate the efficacy of KVD900 as a potential on-demand treatment for HAE attacks in approximately 50 type 1 and 2 HAE patients. Raised $78.2 million in gross proceeds from a previously announced public offering of 4.6 million shares of common stock at a price of $17.00 per share. The Company received $73.3 million in net proceeds from the offering after deducting underwriting fees and expenses, which is anticipated to fund operations into 2021.
Upcoming Events:Presenting during a poster session at The American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (AAAAI) Annual Meeting, February 22-25, 2019 in San Francisco, CA: Presentation Date: Saturday, February 23, 2019 Presentation Time: 9:45am-10:45am PT Abstract Title: KVD900 as a Single Dose, Rapid, Oral Plasma Kallikrein Inhibitor for the On-Demand Treatment of Hereditary Angioedema Attacks: Pharmacokinetic and Pharmacodynamic results from a Phase 1 Single Ascending Dose Study. Session: 2209; Poster 116 Session Title: Urticaria and Angioedema
Fiscal Second Quarter Financial Results:Revenue: Revenue was $5.6 million for the three months ended October 31, 2018, compared to $1.1 million for the same period in 2017. Revenue in the three months ended October 31, 2018 consisted of the recognition of a portion of the upfront payment from Merck related to the agreement signed in October 2017. R&D Expenses: Research and development expenses were $7.9 million for the three months ended October 31, 2018, compared to $4.4 million for the same period in 2017. The increase in R&D expense primarily reflects the ongoing clinical trials for KVD001 and KVD900. G&A Expenses: General and administrative expenses were $2.6 million for the three months ended October 31, 2018, compared to $2.7 million for the same period in 2017. Net Loss: Net loss was $3.3 million, or $(0.22) per basic and diluted share for the three months ended October 31, 2018, compared to a net loss of $5.0 million, or $(0.50) per basic and diluted share, for the same period in 2017. Cash: Cash and cash equivalents were $121.1 million as of October 31, 2018. The cash balance at October 31, 2018 includes $73.3 million of net proceeds from the Public Offering, which closed on September 10, 2018.
About KalVista Pharmaceuticals, Inc. KalVista Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is a pharmaceutical company focused on the discovery, development, and commercialization of small molecule protease inhibitors for diseases with significant unmet need. The initial focus is on inhibitors of plasma kallikrein, which is an important component of the body’s inflammatory response and which, in excess, can lead to increased vascular permeability, edema and inflammation. KalVista has developed a proprietary portfolio of novel, small molecule plasma kallikrein inhibitors initially targeting hereditary angioedema (HAE) and diabetic macular edema (DME). The Company has created a structurally diverse portfolio of oral plasma kallikrein inhibitors and is advancing multiple drug candidates into Phase 1 clinical trials for HAE. The Company has selected KVD900 as its program to be advanced as an on-demand therapy for HAE attacks, and anticipates commencing a Phase 2 proof-of-concept study in HAE patients in late 2018. In DME, KalVista’s most advanced program, an intravitreally administered plasma kallikrein inhibitor known as KVD001, began a Phase 2 clinical trial in 2017 that is anticipated to complete in the second half of 2019.
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