ImmunoGen Inc. (Nasdaq: IMGN), a leader in the expanding field of antibody-drug conjugates (ADCs) for the treatment of cancer, today reviewed recent progress in the business and reported financial results for the quarter ended September 30, 2021.
"We look forward to announcing top-line data from our pivotal SORAYA trial this quarter, including data on the primary endpoint of overall response rate and key secondary endpoint of duration of response. With positive data, we will move quickly to complete the BLA, with the goal of submitting the filing in the first quarter of 2022," said Mark Enyedy, ImmunoGen's President and Chief Executive Officer. "In addition to SORAYA, we continue to advance a broad program to establish mirvetuximab as the standard of care for patients with FRα-positive ovarian cancer. Our confirmatory MIRASOL trial is enrolling at over 160 sites in 18 countries in North America, Europe, Asia, and Australia, and we have initiated the PICCOLO trial, which could support label expansion in recurrent platinum-sensitive ovarian cancer. Beyond mirvetuximab monotherapy, the first patients have been enrolled in the large investigator-sponsored studies evaluating mirvetuximab combined with carboplatin in both the neoadjuvant and recurrent platinum-sensitive settings to support our objective of making mirvetuximab the combination agent of choice in ovarian cancer, and we look forward to sharing our label-enabling combination strategy early next year."
Enyedy continued, "In addition, our IMGN632, IMGC936, and IMGN151 programs are advancing as planned. We anticipate presenting data on IMGN632 in AML at ASH in December, have escalated dosing in multiple solid tumors with our ADAM-9 targeting ADC, IMGC936, and expect to file the IND for IMGN151, our next-generation FRα-targeting ADC, by year-end. As we close out 2021, we remain focused on execution and look forward to transforming ImmunoGen into a fully integrated oncology company with the potential for commercial launch next year."
Further enrolled patients in the confirmatory MIRASOL study for mirvetuximab.
Initiated PICCOLO, a single-arm study of mirvetuximab monotherapy in high folate receptor alpha (FRα) recurrent platinum-sensitive ovarian cancer.
Enrolled the first patients in the investigator-sponsored trials of mirvetuximab plus carboplatin in a single-arm study in the neoadjuvant setting and a randomized study in patients with recurrent platinum-sensitive ovarian cancer.
Advanced accrual in the pivotal 801 Phase 2 study, now known as CADENZA, of IMGN632 in frontline and relapsed/refractory (R/R) blastic plasmacytoid dendritic cell neoplasm (BPDCN).
Continued patient enrollment in the 802 Phase 1b/2 study of IMGN632 in combination with Vidaza® (azacitidine) and Venclexta® (venetoclax) in R/R acute myeloid leukemia (AML) patients and as a monotherapy in minimal residual disease positive (MRD+) AML.
Escalated dosing in the Phase 1 study of IMGC936 in multiple solid tumor types.
Progressed activities to support an investigational new drug (IND) application for IMGN151.
Appointed Helen M. Thackray, MD, to the Board of Directors.
ANTICIPATED UPCOMING EVENTS
Release top-line data from the pivotal SORAYA study this quarter, with the goal of submitting the biologics license application (BLA) in the first quarter of 2022 to support potential accelerated approval in 2022.
Present initial AML combination data for IMGN632 at the 2021 American Society of Hematology (ASH) Annual Meeting in December.
Submit the IND application for IMGN151 by the end of 2021.
Complete dose-escalation in the Phase 1 study evaluating IMGC936, with initial data anticipated in 2022.
Generate top-line data for the confirmatory MIRASOL study in the third quarter of 2022.
Revenues for the quarter ended September 30, 2021 were $9.2 million, compared with $18.2 million for the quarter ended September 30, 2020. This decrease was driven by a reduction in non-cash royalty revenue due to the completion of the first tranche of payments under the 2015 transaction covering the sale of Kadcyla® royalties. Revenues for the quarter ended September 30, 2021 also included recognition of an anticipated $2.5 million partner development milestone fee.
Operating expenses for the third quarter of 2021 were $43.4 million, compared with $34.9 million for the same quarter in 2020. Research and development expenses rose to $33.1 million for the third quarter of 2021, compared with $24.7 million for the third quarter of 2020, driven by increases in clinical trial expenses, personnel and temporary staffing costs, and third-party service fees in support of commercial readiness. General and administrative expenses were essentially flat at $10.3 million and $10.2 million for the third quarters of 2021 and 2020, respectively.
Net loss for the third quarter of 2021 was $37.3 million, or $0.18 per basic and diluted share, compared to a net loss of $22.4 million, or $0.13 per basic and diluted share, for the third quarter of 2020. Weighted average shares outstanding increased to 204.8 million for the 2021 period from 174.5 million in the prior year.
ImmunoGen had $245.8 million in cash and cash equivalents as of September 30, 2021, compared with $293.9 million as of December 31, 2020, and had $2.1 million of convertible debt outstanding as of December 31, 2020. There was no convertible debt outstanding as of September 30, 2021. Cash used in operations was $123.5 million for the first nine months of 2021, compared with cash used in operations of $87.2 million for the same period in 2020. Capital expenditures were $(1.1) million for the first nine months of 2021, compared with net proceeds from the sale of equipment of $0.6 million for the first nine months of 2020.
During the quarter ended September 30, 2021, the Company sold 2.2 million shares of its common stock through its At-the-Market (ATM) facility, generating gross proceeds to the Company of approximately $13 million. In August 2021, the Company entered into a Securities Purchase Agreement pursuant to which the Company agreed to sell to an investor a warrant to purchase up to an aggregate of 5,434,782 shares of the Company's common stock for a nominal value, generating additional gross proceeds of approximately $30 million.
ImmunoGen has updated its financial guidance for 2021 and now expects:
revenues between $65 million and $75 million;
operating expenses between $190 million and $200 million; and
cash and cash equivalents at December 31, 2021 to be between $190 million and $200 million.
ImmunoGen expects that its current cash will fund operations into the fourth quarter of 2022.
CONFERENCE CALL INFORMATION
ImmunoGen will hold a conference call today at 8:00 a.m. ET to discuss these results. To access the live call by phone, dial (877) 621-5803; the conference ID is 1587202. The call may also be accessed through the Investors and Media section of the Company's website, www.immunogen.com. Following the call, a replay will be available at the same location.
ImmunoGen is developing the next generation of antibody-drug conjugates (ADCs) to improve outcomes for cancer patients. By generating targeted therapies with enhanced anti-tumor activity and favorable tolerability profiles, we aim to disrupt the progression of cancer and offer our patients more good days. We call this our commitment to TARGET A BETTER NOW™.
Learn more about who we are, what we do, and how we do it at www.immunogen.com.
Vidaza®, Venclexta®, and Kadcyla® are registered trademarks of their respective owners.
This press release includes forward-looking statements based on management's current expectations. These statements include, but are not limited to, ImmunoGen's expectations related to: the Company's revenues and operating expenses for 2021 and its cash and cash equivalents as of December 31, 2021; how long its current cash is expected to fund operations; the occurrence, timing, and outcome of potential preclinical, clinical, and regulatory events related to, and the potential benefits of, the Company's product candidates including the submission of the Company's IND to the FDA for IMGN151, the submission of the Company's BLA to the FDA for mirvetuximab, and the launch of two ADCs next year; and the timing and presentation of preclinical and clinical data on the Company's product candidates, including the release of top-line data from the pivotal SORAYA study in the fourth quarter of 2021 and the confirmatory MIRASOL study in the third quarter of 2022. For these statements, ImmunoGen claims the protection of the safe harbor for forward-looking statements provided by the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Various factors could cause ImmunoGen's actual results to differ materially from those discussed or implied in the forward-looking statements, and you are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which are current only as of the date of this release. Factors that could cause future results to differ materially from such expectations include, but are not limited to: the timing and outcome of the Company's preclinical and clinical development processes; the difficulties inherent in the development of novel pharmaceuticals, including uncertainties as to the timing, expense, and results of preclinical studies, clinical trials, and regulatory processes; the timing and outcome of the Company's anticipated interactions with regulatory authorities; obtaining, maintaining, and protecting the Company's intellectual property; the Company's ability to financially support its product programs; risks and uncertainties associated with the scale and duration of the COVID-19 pandemic and the resulting impact on ImmunoGen's industry and business; and other factors as set forth in the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on March 1, 2021, and other reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
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