“We are approaching a key inflection point for the business as we prepare for the potential approval and launch of our first commercial product, ALIS, which we studied in adult patients with nontuberculous mycobacterial (NTM) lung disease caused by Mycobacterium avium complex (MAC),” commented
Recent Corporate Developments
New Drug Application (NDA) Accepted for Priority Review with PDUFA Action Date of
ALIS Data Presented at the
In late May,
Strengthening Expertise in
During the second quarter,
Second Quarter Financial Results
For the second quarter of 2018, Insmed reported a net loss of $76.4 million, or $1.00 per share, compared with a net loss of $44.7 million, or $0.72 per share, for the second quarter of 2017.
Research and development expenses were $35.7 million for the second quarter of 2018, compared with $26.9 million for the second quarter of 2017. The increase as compared to the second quarter of 2017 was primarily due to an increase in external manufacturing expenses for ALIS production-related activities and higher compensation and related expenses due to an increase in headcount.
General and administrative expenses for the second quarter of 2018 were $37.2 million, compared with $16.6 million for the second quarter of 2017. The increase was primarily due to higher compensation and related expenses due to an increase in headcount, including the hiring of our field force, and higher consulting expenses related to our pre-commercial planning activities for ALIS.
Balance Sheet and Cash Guidance
The Company is investing in the following key activities in 2018: (i) the build-out of the commercial organization to support global expansion activities for ALIS; (ii) manufacturing of commercial inventory and build-out of an additional third-party manufacturing facility; and (iii) clinical activities for ALIS and the Phase 2 development program for INS1007, along with advancement of other pipeline programs. As a result of these activities,
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Non-GAAP Financial Measures
In addition to the United States generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) results, this earnings release includes cash-based operating expenses, a non-GAAP financial measure, which Insmed defines as total operating expenses excluding stock-based compensation expense and depreciation expense. A reconciliation of this non-GAAP financial measure to its most directly comparable GAAP financial measure is presented in the table attached to this press release.
Management believes that this non-GAAP financial measure is useful to both management and investors in analyzing our ongoing business and operating performance. Management believes that providing non-GAAP information to investors, in addition to the GAAP presentation, allows investors to view our financial results in the way that management views financial results. Management does not intend the presentation of this non-GAAP financial measure to be considered in isolation or as a substitute for results prepared in accordance with GAAP. In addition, this non-GAAP financial measure may differ from similarly named measures used by other companies.
About NTM Lung Disease
NTM lung disease is a rare and serious disorder associated with increased rates of morbidity and mortality. There is an increasing prevalence of lung disease caused by NTM, and
The prevalence of human disease attributable to NTM has increased over the past two decades. In a decade long study (1997 to 2007), researchers found that the prevalence of NTM lung disease in the U.S. was increasing at approximately 8% per year and that NTM patients on
ALIS is a novel, inhaled, once-daily formulation of amikacin that is in late-stage clinical development for adult patients with treatment-refractory NTM lung disease caused by MAC. Amikacin solution for parenteral administration is an established drug that has activity against a variety of NTM; however, its use is limited by the need to administer it intravenously and by toxicity to hearing, balance, and kidney function.
About CONVERT (INS-212) and INS-312
CONVERT is a randomized, open-label, global Phase 3 trial designed to confirm the culture conversion results seen in Insmed’s Phase 2 clinical trial of ALIS in patients with refractory NTM lung disease caused by MAC. CONVERT is being conducted in 18 countries at more than 125 sites. The primary efficacy endpoint is the proportion of patients who achieved culture conversion at Month 6 in the ALIS plus GBT arm compared to the GBT-only arm. Patients who achieved culture conversion by Month 6 are continuing in the CONVERT study for an additional 12 months of treatment following the first monthly negative sputum culture. Patients who did not culture convert may have been eligible to enroll in our INS-312 study. INS-312 is a single-arm open-label extension study for patients who completed six months of treatment in the INS-212 study, but did not demonstrate culture conversion by Month 6. Under the study protocol, non-converting patients in the ALIS plus GBT arm of the INS-212 study will receive an additional 12 months of ALIS plus GBT. Patients who crossed over from the GBT-only arm of the INS-212 study will receive 12 months of treatment of ALIS plus GBT.
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