Intra-Cellular Therapies Provides Corporate Update and Reports Third Quarter 2018 Financial Results
“This is a very exciting time for our company,” said Dr.
- We completed the submission of our new drug application (NDA) with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (
FDA) for lumateperone for the treatment of schizophrenia.
- Later this quarter, we plan to present results from the second part of our lumateperone open-label safety switching study in patients with stable symptoms in schizophrenia. This portion of the study follows patients for up to 1-year of treatment with lumateperone after a switch from standard-of-care antipsychotic therapy. Last year we presented results from the first part of this study in which we demonstrated improved safety when patients were switched to a 6-week treatment duration with lumateperone, followed by a loss of this benefit when switched back to standard-of-care.
- We continue to build our team and expand our infrastructure in preparation for the commercialization of lumateperone if it is approved for sale in the U.S. and for the further advancement of our pipeline. We believe the recent appointments of
Mark Neumannas Executive Vice President, Chief Commercial Officer, Suresh Durgam, MD, as Senior Vice President, Late Stage Clinical Development and Medical Affairs, and Michael Olchaskey, PharmD, as Senior Vice President, Head of Regulatory Affairs, strengthen and complement our growing organization.
- We continue to advance our lumateperone bipolar depression Phase 3 clinical program. This program consists of two monotherapy studies and one adjunctive study. We have completed patient enrollment in our first monotherapy study (Study 401) being conducted in the U.S. and we expect to complete patient enrollment in Q1 2019 in the second monotherapy study (Study 404) being conducted globally. Given the relative timing of these two events and to avoid introducing potential expectation bias in the ongoing Study 404, we anticipate reporting topline results from Study 401 and Study 404 simultaneously in Q2 2019. The Study 401 dataset will remain locked and blinded until the Study 404 dataset is available and then both datasets will be analyzed concurrently. Subject to the outcome of these trials, we expect to submit in 2H 2019 for
FDAregulatory approval for bipolar depression.
- Our lumateperone program in patients with agitation associated with dementia, including Alzheimer’s disease, currently consists of one Phase 3 clinical trial and clinical conduct is ongoing. We expect that the outcome of the interim analysis for this trial will be available in Q4 2018.
ITI-214 (PDE1 inhibitor) Programs
Parkinson’s Disease (PD)
- We have progressed our ITI-214 development program for Parkinson’s disease. We recently presented top-line results from our Phase 1/2 randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, multiple ascending dose clinical trial to evaluate ITI-214, our phosphodiesterase 1 (PDE1) inhibitor, in patients with PD at the
American Neurological AssociationAnnual Meeting. The primary objective was to evaluate the safety and tolerability of ITI-214 in patients with mild to moderate PD. Topline results demonstrate ITI-214 was generally well-tolerated with a favorable safety profile and clinical signs consistent with improvements in motor symptoms and dyskinesias. No serious adverse events were reported in the trial, and no clinically significant effects of ITI-214 compared to placebo were observed on vital signs, or cardiovascular or laboratory parameters. The efficacy of ITI-214 in improving motor and non-motor symptoms of PD was measured using multiple scales, providing input from both subjects and site raters. Motor performance was improved in the “On” state by ITI-214 relative to placebo treatment as assessed by the Movement Disorder Society Unified Parkinson’s Disease Rating Scale (MDS-UPDRS). ITI-214 reduced scores on the MDS-UPDRS total scale and 2 subscales: Part III - clinician ratings of the motor manifestations of PD, and Part IV- motor complications including dyskinesias. In addition, ITI-214 reduced dyskinesia symptoms as measured by the Unified Dyskinesia Rating Scale (UDysRS) and increased total On time and On time without dyskinesias as rated by subjects using the Hauser Patient Motor Diary. We plan to advance this program with a Phase 2 clinical trial of ITI-214 for the treatment of PD in 2019.
- Earlier this year we initiated our ITI-214 program for the treatment of heart failure. Clinical conduct is ongoing in a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study of escalating single doses of ITI-214 to evaluate hemodynamic effects and safety in patients with systolic heart failure. Preclinical data, reported in a recently published article in the journal Circulation with an accompanying editorial, indicate ITI-214 acts by a novel mechanism of action via modulation of the adenosine A2B receptor signaling pathway and increases cardiac contractility without increasing intracellular calcium. The pharmacological profile of ITI-214 introduces a new mechanism of action for the treatment of heart failure that is different from ß-adrenergic agonism and PDE3 inhibition and offers a potential new treatment for heart failure with a novel mechanism of action that may provide an effective and safer alternative to existing therapies.
- ITI-333, our novel, oral modulator of serotonin, dopamine, and mu opioid receptors continues to advance in preclinical development. We plan to develop ITI-333 for the treatment of opioid and other substance use disorders, pain, and mood disorders. We expect to initiate clinical trials in 2019.
Third Quarter 2018 Financial Results
The Company reported a net loss of
Research and development (R&D) expenses for the third quarter of 2018 were
Cash, cash equivalents, and investment securities totaled
The Company expects that its cash, cash equivalents, and investment securities of
Conference Call and Webcast Details
The Company will host a live conference call and webcast today at 8:30 AM Eastern Time to discuss the Company's financial results and provide a corporate update. The live webcast and subsequent replay may be accessed by visiting the Company's website at www.intracellulartherapies.com. Please connect to the Company's website at least 5-10 minutes prior to the live webcast to ensure adequate time for any necessary software download. Alternatively, please call 1-(844) 835-6563 (U.S.) or 1-(970) 315-3916 (international) to listen to the live conference call. The conference ID number for the live call is 4966996. Please dial in approximately 10 minutes prior to the call.
This news release contains "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 that involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to be materially different from historical results or from any future results expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Such forward-looking statements include statements regarding, among other things, our expected use of our cash, cash equivalents and investment securities; our beliefs about the extent to which the results of our clinical trials to date support our NDA submission for lumateperone for the treatment of schizophrenia; our plans and the expected timing for the completion of enrollment in and the availability and reporting of data from our ongoing Phase 3 trials in bipolar depression and agitation associated with dementia, including Alzheimer’s disease, and our expectations about the timing of our NDA submission for bipolar depression; our expectations that the Study 401 dataset will remain locked and blinded until the Study 404 dataset is available; the expected timing for conducting an interim analysis of the Phase 3 trial in agitation in patients with dementia, including Alzheimer’s disease, and the expected timing for the availability of the outcome of this analysis; the expected timing for the availability of data from the second part of our lumateperone open-label safety switching study; our expectations about presenting data at upcoming scientific and medical conferences; our development plans for our PDE program, including ITI-214 and our expected timing of the initiation of additional clinical trials for ITI-214; our development plans for our ITI-333 program and our expected timing of the initiation of clinical trials for ITI-333 and development efforts and plans under the caption “About Intra-Cellular Therapies.” All such forward-looking statements are based on management's present expectations and are subject to certain factors, risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results, outcome of events, timing and performance to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such statements. These risks and uncertainties include but are not limited to the following: our current and planned clinical trials, other studies for lumateperone, and our other product candidates may not be successful or may take longer and be more costly than anticipated; product candidates that appeared promising in earlier research and clinical trials may not demonstrate safety and/or efficacy in larger-scale or later clinical trials; our proposals with respect to the regulatory path for our product candidates may not be acceptable to the
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CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS
|Three Months Ended September 30|
|2018 (1)||2017 (1)|
|Costs and expenses:|
|Research and development||35,419,016||18,472,372|
|General and administrative||7,972,329||5,317,577|
|Total costs and expenses||43,391,345||23,789,949|
|Loss from operations||(43,391,345||)||(23,759,195||)|
|Loss before provision for income taxes||(41,522,914||)||(22,874,432||)|
|Income tax benefit||-||(4,016||)|
|Net loss per common share:|
|Basic & Diluted||(0.76||)||(0.53||)|
|Weighted average number of common shares:|
|Basic & Diluted||54,708,065||43,424,387|
- The condensed consolidated statements of operations for the quarters ended
September 30, 2018and 2017 have not been audited and do not include all of the information and footnotes required by accounting principles generally accepted in the United Statesfor complete financial statements.
INTRA-CELLULAR THERAPIES, INC.
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
|Cash and cash equivalents||$||69,776,956||$||37,790,114|
|Investment securities, available-for-sale||306,211,066||426,540,921|
|Prepaid expenses and other current assets||7,265,428||4,884,293|
|Total current assets||383,253,450||469,215,328|
|Property and equipment, net||1,196,480||1,137,171|
|Long term deferred tax asset, net||1,058,435||1,058,435|
|Liabilities and stockholders’ equity|
|Accrued and other current liabilities||14,168,130||6,424,221|
|Accrued employee benefits||4,507,580||1,611,846|
|Total current liabilities||29,128,896||14,209,606|
|Long-term deferred rent||2,832,906||2,840,132|
|Common stock, $.0001 par value: 100,000,000 shares authorized; 54,713,831 and 54,597,679 shares issued and outstanding at September 30, 2018 and December 31, 2017, respectively||5,471||5,460|
|Additional paid-in capital||876,094,265||862,479,505|
|Accumulated comprehensive loss||(846,185||)||(799,224||)|
|Total stockholders’ equity||353,625,396||454,436,961|
|Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity||$||385,587,198||$||471,486,699|
(1)The condensed consolidated balance sheets at
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