HALLE (SAALE) / MUNICH, GERMANY, June 15, 2022 – Vivoryon Therapeutics N.V. (Euronext Amsterdam: VVY; NL00150002Q7) (Vivoryon), a clinical stage company focused on discovery and development of small molecule medicines to modulate the activity and stability of pathologically altered proteins, today announced financial results and the corporate update for the first quarter of 2022, ending March 31, 2022. The report is available on the Company’s website at https://www.vivoryon.com//investors-news/financial-information.
“In the first quarter of 2022, we continued to make meaningful progress, further advancing our unique QPCT/L inhibitor varoglutamstat to treat patients with Alzheimer’s disease through clinical development in Europe and the U.S., with both our European Phase 2b VIVIAD study and our U.S. Phase 2a/b study VIVA-MIND on track,” said Dr. Ulrich Dauer, CEO of Vivoryon. “There still is an extremely high unmet medical need for safe, effective and widely available treatments against this devastating disease, and we at Vivoryon remain fully committed to playing an important role in making a real difference to patients and their families. We look forward to providing an update on varoglutamstat in the context of the VIVIAD interim safety analysis planned for mid-2022, where we anticipate to obtain important safety and tolerability data which will be key to our lead candidate’s further development.”
Corporate Updates and Post-period Events
Financial Results for Q1 of 2022
In the first quarter of 2022, research and development expenses amounted to EUR 5.8 million and increased compared to the first quarter of 2021 (EUR 4.3 million). This increase was mainly driven by costs associated with production cost for our compound varoglutamstat/PQ912 which is used in the VIVIAD trial as well as in the US trial VIVA-MIND which started in the fourth quarter of 2021.
General and administrative expenses decreased to EUR 0.8 million (Q1 2021: EUR 1.2 million). This decrease is largely attributable to consulting (Q1-2022: EUR 0.3 million, Q1-2021: EUR 0.6 million) and share based payment expense (Q1-2022: EUR 0.1 million, Q1-2021: EUR 0.2 million). The Company did not generate any licensing revenue in the reporting period.
Net loss of the period was EUR 6.4 million compared to EUR 5.4 million in the first quarter of 2021.
The Company held EUR 7.7 million in cash and cash equivalents as of March 31, 2022, respectively EUR 14.7 million as of December 31, 2021.
On April 1, 2022 the Company completed a private placement by way of accelerated book building. The gross proceeds of the offering amounted to approximately EUR 21.0 million.
All results are in line with management expectations.
Vivoryon updated its financial guidance following the capital raise completed in April 2022. According to current planning and estimates, Vivoryon expects that its existing cash and cash equivalents will be sufficient to fund its research and development expenses as well as the general and administrative expenses and cash flows from investing and financing activities at least through end of May 2023. This guidance does not include potential milestone payments from development partnerships, potential payments from licensing agreements and/or additional financing measures, as far as such payments have not yet been recognized in revenues. The financial guidance takes into account all costs to ensure sustainable study drug supply with varoglutamstat for the VIVA-MIND U.S. study.
Additional information regarding other relevant information is included in the financial statements as of December 31, 2021, which is included in the Company’s Annual Report 2021.
About Vivoryon Therapeutics N.V.
Vivoryon is a clinical-stage biotechnology company focused on developing innovative small molecule-based medicines. Driven by our passion for ground-breaking science and innovation, we strive to change the lives of patients in need suffering from severe diseases. We leverage our in-depth expertise in understanding post-translational modifications to develop medicines that modulate the activity and stability of proteins which are altered in disease settings. Beyond our lead program, varoglutamstat, which is in Phase 2 clinical development to treat Alzheimer‘s disease, we have established a solid pipeline of orally available small molecule inhibitors for various indications including cancer, inflammatory diseases and fibrosis. www.vivoryon.com
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