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- EYP-1901 DAVIO study for the potential treatment of wet AMD dosed first patient in January; study remains on track for initial data in Q4 2021;
-Completed $115.1 million follow-on financing in February 2021;
-Net product revenues of $6.8 million versus $4.7 million in Q1 2020, a 45% increase;
-Asia partner Ocumension Therapeutics new drug application (NDA) accepted for review by the National Medical Products Administration (NMPA) for OT-401 (YUTIQ)
- Management to host a conference call and webcast today at 8:30 AM ET –
WATERTOWN, Mass., May 05, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- EyePoint Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: EYPT), a pharmaceutical company committed to developing and commercializing therapeutics to help improve the lives of patients with serious eye disorders, today announced financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2021 and highlighted recent corporate developments.
“This quarter was a productive one for EyePoint, as we continued to execute on our plan to advance our exciting pipeline of ocular products that have the potential to disrupt current treatment paradigms,” said Nancy Lurker, Chief Executive Officer of EyePoint Pharmaceuticals. “We are very pleased to have initiated the Phase 1 DAVIO clinical trial in patients with wet-age macular degeneration (wet AMD) in January and this trial remains on track for interim data in the fourth quarter of this year.” Ms. Lurker continued, “We were also very pleased to complete a $115.1 million follow-on financing during the first quarter positioning us to advance and expand our pipeline efficiently and purposefully, including plans to expand EYP-1901 into clinical trials in diabetic retinopathy (DR) and retinal vein occlusion (RVO). “On the commercial front, we had a solid first quarter, which historically is weak due to co-pay and coinsurance annual resets, beating 4Q2020 and 45% above 1Q2020 net product revenues. We also are very pleased with our DEXYCU® co-promotion partnership with ImprimisRx and the product demand it is now generating.”
In February 2021, the Company completed an upsized underwritten public offering with gross proceeds of $115.1 million.
In April 2021, Asia partner Ocumension Therapeutics announced that the new drug application (NDA) for OT-401 (YUTIQ) has been accepted by the National Medical Products Administration of the People’s Republic of China (NMPA). OT-401 (YUTIQ) is the first ophthalmic drug of the Company whose NDA has been accepted by the NMPA, and is also the first sustained-release micro-insert submitted for NDA in mainland China that has a controlled release rate for up to 36 months. It is also the first time the NMPA has accepted the NDA based on real world study data.
Commercial Performance in First Quarter 2021
Net product revenue for YUTIQ and DEXYCU was $3.0 million and $3.8 million, respectively.
Customer demand of approximately 400 units of YUTIQ and approximately 7,000 units for DEXYCU.
DEXYCU commercial partner, ImprimisRx®, continues to provide momentum and revenue generation through their experienced cataract surgery field force, materially contributing to Q1 customer demand.
In January, the first patient was dosed in the Phase 1 DAVIO study of EYP-1901 as a potential twice-yearly sustained delivery anti-VEGF treatment for wet AMD and the Company expects to report initial data in the fourth quarter of 2021. EYP-1901 leverages a bioerodible formulation of the Company’s proprietary Durasert® drug delivery technology platform that has been used in four FDA-approved products, including EyePoint’s YUTIQ for chronic non-infectious uveitis affecting the posterior segment of the eye.
Investigator studies of DEXYCU will be presented in two separate poster sessions at the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) Annual meeting on May 5, 2021.
Review of Results for the First Quarter ended March 31, 2021
For the first quarter ended March 31, 2021, total net revenue was $7.3 million compared to $7.5 million for the quarter ended March 31, 2020. Net product revenue for the first quarter was $6.8 million, compared to net product revenues for the first quarter ended March 31, 2020 of $4.7 million.
Net revenue from royalties and collaborations for the first quarter ended March 31, 2021 totaled $0.5 million compared to $2.8 million in the corresponding period in 2020.
Operating expenses for the first quarter ended March 31, 2021 totaled $18.3 million versus $18.9 million in the prior year period. This decrease was primarily due to a $2.4 million decrease in sales and marketing expense offset by a $0.8 million increase in G&A expense, a $0.6 million increase in R&D expense and a $0.4 million increase in cost of sales. Non-operating expense, net, totaled $1.3 million and net loss was $12.3 million, or ($0.50) per share, compared to a net loss of $13.2 million, or ($1.14) per share, for the prior year period.
Cash and cash equivalents at March 31, 2021 totaled $138.6 million compared to $44.9 million at December 31, 2020.
We expect the cash on hand at March 31, 2021 and expected net cash inflows from our product sales will enable us to fund our current and planned operations through the end of 2022.
Conference Call Information
EyePoint will host a conference call today, at 8:30 AM ET to discuss the results for the first quarter of 2021 ended March 31, 2021 and recent operational developments. To access the conference call, please dial (877-303-5828) from the U.S. and Canada or (631)-813-4828 (international) at least 10 minutes prior to the start time and refer to conference ID 1261618. A live webcast will be available on the Investor Relations section of the corporate website at http://www.eyepointpharma.com. A replay of the webcast will also be available on the corporate website.
EYP-1901 is a potential twice-yearly sustained delivery intravitreal anti-VEGF treatment for wet age-related macular degeneration. EYP-1901 leverages a bioerodible formulation of EyePoint’s proprietary Durasert® sustained release technology with vorolanib, a tyrosine kinase inhibitor. Vorolanib provided clear efficacy signals in two prior human trials in wet AMD as an orally delivered therapy with no significant ocular adverse events. EYP-1901 is currently in a Phase 1 clinical trial initially targeting treatment of wet AMD, with the potential for additional indications in diabetic retinopathy and retinal vein occlusion.
About EyePoint Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq:EYPT) is a pharmaceutical company committed to developing and commercializing innovative therapeutics to help improve the lives of patients with serious eye disorders. The Company's pipeline leverages its proprietary Durasert® technology for sustained intraocular drug delivery including EYP-1901, a potential twice-yearly sustained delivery intravitreal anti-VEGF treatment initially targeting wet age-related macular degeneration. The Company has two commercial products: YUTIQ®, for the treatment of chronic non-infectious uveitis affecting the posterior segment of the eye, and DEXYCU®, for the treatment of postoperative inflammation following ocular surgery. EyePoint Pharmaceuticals is headquartered in Watertown, Massachusetts. To learn more about the Company, please visit www.eyepointpharma.com and connect on Twitter and LinkedIn.
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