Gossamer Bio Announces Second Quarter 2022 Financial Results and Provides Business Update

Gossamer Bio Announces Second Quarter 2022 Financial Results and Provides Business Update




Gossamer Bio Announces Second Quarter 2022 Financial Results and Provides Business Update

– Seralutinib Phase 2 TORREY Study on track for topline readout in second half of November or first half of December –

– CNS-penetrant GB5121 doses first patient in Phase 1b/2 STAR CNS Study in PCNSL and other rare CNS malignancies –

– $342 million in cash, cash equivalents & marketable securities, as of June 30, 2022, pro forma for $120 million private placement financing in July 2022 –

SAN DIEGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Gossamer Bio, Inc. (Nasdaq: GOSS), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on discovering, acquiring, developing and commercializing therapeutics in the disease areas of immunology, inflammation and oncology, today announced its financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2022 and provided a business update.

Everyone at Gossamer is looking forward to the upcoming TORREY Phase 2 results, as we actively prepare for seralutinib’s next steps in clinical development,” said Faheem Hasnain, Chairman, Co-Founder and CEO of Gossamer.

Our strong financial position, bolstered by our recent private placement, has enabled us to accelerate investment into a registrational Phase 3 program for seralutinib. Despite existing treatments that improve symptoms of the disease, PAH remains a progressive illness, with a heavy burden on patients and caregivers. Seralutinib is one of the few therapies in development with the potential to directly address the pathology of the underlying disease, underscoring the need to accelerate seralutinib’s registrational Phase 3 program.”

Product Candidate Updates

Seralutinib (GB002): Inhaled PDGFR, CSF1R and c-KIT Inhibitor for Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension (PAH)

  • Ongoing TORREY Study is a Phase 2 clinical trial in patients with PAH whose disease has progressed despite standard-of-care therapy. The primary endpoint is change in pulmonary vascular resistance from baseline at week 24.
  • Topline data from the Phase 2 TORREY Study are expected in the second half of November or first half of December.
  • Ahead of these data, Gossamer has commenced investment in operational activities to enable the commencement of a registrational PAH Phase 3 clinical program in the third quarter of 2023.

GB5121: Oral, CNS-Penetrant BTK Inhibitor for Primary CNS Lymphoma (PCNSL) and other Rare CNS Malignancies

  • First patient dosed in Phase 1b/2 STAR CNS Study in relapsed / refractory PCNSL and other rare CNS malignancies.
  • Results from open-label Phase 1b/2 STAR CNS to be presented at relevant medical conferences, as data become available.

Corporate Updates

  • On July 15, the Company sold 16.6 million shares of its common stock to a select group of institutional and accredited investors in a private placement, raising approximately $120 million in gross proceeds.

Financial Results for Quarter Ended June 30, 2022

  • Cash, Cash Equivalents and Marketable Securities: Cash, cash equivalents and marketable securities as of June 30, 2022, were $222.2 million. The Company expects the combination of current cash, cash equivalents and marketable securities, and access to its debt facility will be sufficient to fund its operating and capital expenditures into the second quarter of 2024.
  • Research and Development (R&D) Expenses: For the quarter ended June 30, 2022, R&D expenses were $42.6 million, compared to $44.3 million for the same period in 2021.
  • General and Administrative (G&A) Expenses: For the quarter ended June 30, 2022, G&A expenses were $11.3 million, compared to $11.3 million for the same period in 2021.
  • Net Loss: Net loss for the quarter ended June 30, 2022, was $56.5 million, or $0.74 per share, compared to a net loss of $59.8 million, or $0.80 per share, for the same period in 2021.

About Gossamer Bio

Gossamer Bio is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on discovering, acquiring, developing and commercializing therapeutics in the disease areas of immunology, inflammation and oncology. Its goal is to be an industry leader in each of these therapeutic areas and to enhance and extend the lives of patients suffering from such diseases.

Forward-Looking Statements

Gossamer cautions you that statements contained in this press release regarding matters that are not historical facts are forward-looking statements. These statements are based on the Company’s current beliefs and expectations. Such forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, statements regarding: the anticipated timing of initiation and enrollment of clinical trials for our product candidates; including the expected initiation of a Phase 3 clinical program for seralutinib; plans to advance our product candidates; expectations on the timing of data readouts from our clinical studies, including the timing of topline results for the Phase 2 TORREY study for seralutinib; and the expected timeframe for funding our operating plan with current cash, cash equivalents and marketable securities, and access to our debt facility. The inclusion of forward-looking statements should not be regarded as a representation by Gossamer that any of its plans will be achieved. Actual results may differ from those set forth in this press release due to the risks and uncertainties inherent in Gossamer’s business, including, without limitation: serulatinib may not advance into a Phase 3 clinical program in PAH whether due to the topline results from the Phase 2 TORREY Study or otherwise, potential delays in the commencement, enrollment and completion of clinical trials; disruption to our operations from the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, including clinical trial delays and clinical site staff shortages; the Company’s dependence on third parties in connection with product manufacturing, research and preclinical and clinical testing; the results of preclinical studies and early clinical trials are not necessarily predictive of future results; the success of Gossamer’s clinical trials and preclinical studies for its product candidates; interim results do not necessarily predict final results and one or more of the outcomes may materially change as the trial continues and more patient data become available and following more comprehensive audit and verification procedures; regulatory developments in the United States and foreign countries; unexpected adverse side effects or inadequate efficacy of our product candidates that may limit their development, regulatory approval and/or commercialization, or may result in recalls or product liability claims; Gossamer’s ability to obtain and maintain intellectual property protection for its product candidates; Gossamer’s ability to comply with its obligations in collaboration agreements with third parties or the agreements under which it licenses intellectual property rights from third parties; Gossamer may use its capital resources sooner than it expects; and other risks described in the Company’s prior press releases and the Company’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), including under the heading “Risk Factors” in the Company’s annual report on Form 10-K and any subsequent filings with the SEC. You are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date hereof, and Gossamer undertakes no obligation to update such statements to reflect events that occur or circumstances that exist after the date hereof. All forward-looking statements are qualified in their entirety by this cautionary statement, which is made under the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.

Gossamer Bio Statement of Operations

Condensed Consolidated Statement of Operations

(in thousands, except share and per share amounts)

(unaudited)

 

 

 

Three months ended June 30,

Six months ended June 30,

 

2022

2021

2022

2021

Operating expenses:

 

 

 

 

Research and development

$

42,580

 

$

44,318

 

$

84,902

 

$

86,145

 

In process research and development

 

15

 

 

15

 

 

35

 

 

45

 

General and administrative

 

11,277

 

 

11,263

 

 

23,278

 

 

22,609

 

Total operating expenses

 

53,872

 

 

55,596

 

 

108,215

 

 

108,799

 

Loss from operations

 

(53,872

)

 

(55,596

)

 

(108,215

)

 

(108,799

)

Other income (expense), net

 

 

 

 

Interest income

 

300

 

 

141

 

 

524

 

 

334

 

Interest expense

 

(3,481

)

 

(4,834

)

 

(6,948

)

 

(9,614

)

Other income (expense)

 

587

 

 

457

 

 

388

 

 

606

 

Total other income (expense), net

 

(2,594

)

 

(4,236

)

 

(6,036

)

 

(8,674

)

Net loss

$

(56,466

)

$

(59,832

)

$

(114,251

)

$

(117,473

)

Net loss per share, basic and diluted

$

(0.74

)

$

(0.80

)

$

(1.50

)

$

(1.58

)

Weighted average common shares outstanding, basic and diluted

 

76,668,162

 

 

74,672,882

 

 

76,283,564

 

 

74,384,805

 

Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheet

(in thousands)

(unaudited)

 

 

BALANCE SHEET DATA:

June 30, 2022

December 31, 2021

Cash, cash equivalents, and marketable securities

$

222,161

 

$

325,218

 

Working capital

 

188,274

 

 

291,921

 

Total assets

 

245,844

 

 

343,657

 

Total liabilities

 

262,305

 

 

222,194

 

Accumulated deficit

 

(917,096

)

 

(811,534

)

Total stockholders’ equity

 

(16,461

)

 

121,463

 

 

Contacts

For Investors and Media:
Bryan Giraudo, Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer

Gossamer Bio Investor Relations

ir@gossamerbio.com