resTORbio Reports First Quarter 2018 Financial Results
Last patient dosed in Phase 2b trial; topline data now expected in third quarter of 2018
“During the quarter, we continued to make progress towards our goal of treating aging-related diseases. As patients age, the decline in multiple organ systems is regulated by a discrete set of signaling pathways, most notably TORC1. The goal of our large ongoing Phase 2b trial is to determine if TORC1 inhibition improves the function of the immune system and thereby reduces the incidence of respiratory tract infections in the elderly. We have completed the dosing of all patients in this study, and we now expect to report topline 16-week data in the third quarter of 2018,” said
Recent Highlights and Outlook
Dosing Complete in Phase 2b Study; Topline Data in Third Quarter of 2018: Building on positive Phase 2a results that will be published later this year, a randomized, double-blind placebo-controlled Phase 2b trial was initiated in
Continued Focus on Selective and Complete Inhibition of TORC1: Inhibition of TORC1, an evolutionary-conserved pathway, may improve the function of multiple organ systems that fail or decline in function with age, including the immune, cardiovascular and neurologic systems. Selective and broad inhibition of TORC1 has been shown to extend lifespan and ameliorate several aging-related diseases in preclinical studies. Importantly, two Phase 2a studies in almost 500 elderly subjects suggest that TORC1 inhibition may have therapeutic benefit by improving the function of the aging immune system.
Data-Driven Approach to Expand into Additional Aging-Related Diseases: The Company intends to leverage learnings from its ongoing Phase 2b trial, together with preclinical data demonstrating therapeutic benefit of TORC1 inhibition, to further develop RTB101, alone or in combination with everolimus, for the treatment of additional aging-related indications. Within the ongoing Phase 2b trial, cardiac function and the incidence of urinary tract infections will be assessed to signal detect for potential future indications. The Company plans to initiate at least one additional Phase 2 proof-of-concept study in an aging-related disease in 2018.
Successfully Completed IPO in First Quarter 2018: In January, the Company completed a successful initial public offering (IPO) of 6,516,667 shares of common stock at a public offering price of
First Quarter 2018 Financial Results
- R&D Expenses: R&D expenses were
$8.1 millionfor the three months ended March 31, 2018compared to $3.3 millionfor the three months ended March 31, 2017. The increase was primarily attributable to expenses related to the Company’s ongoing Phase 2b clinical trial.
- G&A Expenses: General and administrative expenses were
$2.1 millionfor the three months ended March 31, 2018compared to $63,000for the three months ended March 31, 2017. The increase was primarily related to operating costs as a result of the Company’s transition from a private company to a public company, including legal, accounting, insurance and investor relations expenses.
- Net Loss: Net loss was
$9.9 million, or $0.46per share, for the three months ended March 31, 2018compared to a net loss of $3.4 million, or $1.20per share, for the three months ended March 31, 2017.
- Cash and Cash Equivalents: Cash and cash equivalents were
$135.7 millionas of March 31, 2018. The Company expects that its cash and cash equivalents as of March 31, 2018will be sufficient to fund its operating expenses through 2020.
resTORbio, Inc. is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on helping people live healthier longer through the development and commercialization of novel therapeutics for the treatment of aging-related diseases. resTORbio’s lead program is targeting the selective inhibition of TORC1 - an evolutionary conserved pathway that contributes to the decline in function of multiple organ systems, including the immune, cardiac and neurologic systems. RTB101, resTORbio’s lead drug candidate, is a selective, orally administered, TORC1 inhibitor currently being investigated in a Phase 2b clinical trial as a first in-class immunotherapy for reducing the incidence of respiratory tract infections in the elderly by enhancing the function of the immune system. The Company expects to develop RTB101 for additional aging-related indications such as heart failure or neurodegenerative diseases.
Forward Looking Statements
This press release contains forward-looking statements, which are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the federal securities laws. Investors are cautioned that statements in this press release which are not strictly historical statements, including, without limitation, express or implied statements or guidance regarding our plans to develop and commercialize RTB101 alone or in combination with everolimus, including the therapeutic potential and clinical benefits thereof, our ongoing and future clinical trials for RTB101 alone or in combination with everolimus, including the timing of initiation of these trials and of the anticipated results, the therapeutic potential of TORC1 inhibition to address aging-related indications, and our financial position and expected cash runway, constitute forward-looking statements identified by words like “believe,” “expect,” “may,” “will,” “should,” “seek,” “anticipate,” or “could” and similar expressions. Such forward-looking statements are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those anticipated, including, without limitation, risks associated with: the delay of any planned clinical trials and/or development of RTB101, either alone or in combination with everolimus; our ability to successfully demonstrate the efficacy and safety of our lead product candidate; the clinical results for our lead product candidate which may not support further development of additional indications; and obtaining, maintaining and protecting our intellectual property; as well as those risks more fully discussed in the section entitled "Risk Factors" in the Annual Report on Form 10-K filed by resTORbio, Inc. with the
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|CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS|
|(in thousands, except per share data)|
|Three Months Ended
|Research and development||$||8,106||$||3,294|
|General and administrative||2,094||63|
|Total operating expenses||10,200||3,357|
|Loss from operations||(10,200||)||(3,357||)|
|Other expense, net||341||—|
|Net loss per share —basic and diluted||$||(0.46||)||$||(1.20||)|
|Weighted-average number of common shares used in net loss per share —basic and diluted||21,523||2,790|
|CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS|
|March 31,||December 31,|
|Cash and cash equivalents||$||135,705||$||53,349|
|Prepaid expenses and other current assets||1,140||876|
|Deferred offering costs||—||929|
|Total current assets||136,845||55,154|
|Property and equipment, net||316||39|
|Liabilities, redeemable convertible preferred stock and stockholders' equity (deficit)|
|Total current liabilities||6,834||5,502|
|Redeemable convertible preferred stock||—||81,620|
|Stockholders' equity (deficit):|
|Additional paid-in capital||174,018||1,849|
|Total stockholders' equity (deficit)||130,383||(31,929||)|
|Total liabilities, redeemable convertible preferred stock and stockholders' equity (deficit)||$||137,245||$||55,193|