CAMBRIDGE, Mass. & SALISBURY, England--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sep 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 first quarter ended July 31, 2018.

“Our two recent financings provide significant additional capital for late stage development of KVD900, our oral plasma kallikrein inhibitor for potential treatment of on-demand acute attacks in patients with hereditary angioedema, or HAE,” said Andrew Crockett, Chief Executive Officer of KalVista. “KVD001, our intravitreal candidate for potential treatment of diabetic macular edema, or DME, currently enrolling a Phase 2 clinical trial, continues with data expected as planned in the second half of 2019. Additionally, we remain committed to our work in discovering and developing oral plasma kallikrein inhibitors for prophylactic treatment of HAE as well as DME. Finally, we recently moved to our new facility in Porton Down, England, which is intended to support our scientific team as they continue to work on discovery and development of additional drug programs.”

First Quarter and Recent Business Highlights:

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 expects to receive approximately $73.3 million in net proceeds from the offering after deducting underwriting fees and expenses, which is anticipated to fund operations into 2021. Occupied a new, 8,873 square foot laboratory and office facility in Porton Science Park, Salisbury, England. The opening of this facility is an important step in our planned growth, and reflects the ongoing commitment to our internal research capabilities as a key strategic strength of the Company. The KalVista research team has decades of experience in discovering and developing protease inhibitors, and this new facility will significantly expand our capacity and capabilities. Selected KVD900 to advance to a Phase 2 proof-of-concept clinical trial for potential on-demand treatment of acute attacks in patients with HAE. In July 2018, announced the sale of approximately $14.6 million in common stock to Venrock Healthcare Capital Partners and BVF Partners L.P. in a registered direct transaction. This transaction was closed in August.

Fiscal First Quarter Financial Results:

Revenue: Revenue was $3.7 million for the three months ended July 31, 2018, compared to $0.1 million for the same period in 2017. Revenue in the three months ended July 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 $8.4 million for the three months ended July 31, 2018, compared to $3.5 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 $2.4 million for the three months ended July 31, 2018, compared to $2.1 million for the same period in 2017. The increase was primarily due to an increase in payroll related expenses and expenses related to our new facility in the U.K. in the three months ended July 31, 2018 compared to those incurred in the same period in 2017. Net Loss: Net loss was $5.0 million, or $(0.47) per basic and diluted share for the three months ended July 31, 2018, compared to a net loss of $4.9 million, or $(0.51) per basic and diluted share, for the same period in 2017. Cash: Cash and cash equivalents were $48.1 million as of July 31, 2018. The cash balance at July 31, 2018 includes $5.0 million of proceeds from the $14.6 million registered direct financing, which closed on August 2, 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 acute 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 report data in the second half of 2019.

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