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- FDA sets eptinezumab PDUFA date of February 21, 2020; launch expected in first quarter of 2020 -
- Acute study planned for potential eptinezumab label expansion -
- Conference call today at 5:00 p.m. ET -
BOTHELL, Wash., May 02, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Alder BioPharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: ALDR), a biopharmaceutical company focused on developing novel therapeutic antibodies for the treatment of migraine, today provided a corporate update and reported its financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2019.
“The recent acceptance by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) of our Biologics License Application (BLA) for eptinezumab was another major milestone for Alder and moves us one step closer to making the first quarterly infusion prevention therapy available to the millions of patients debilitated by episodic and chronic migraine,” said Bob Azelby, Alder’s president and chief executive officer. “We are in a strong position as we continue to prepare to commercialize eptinezumab in the first quarter of 2020, by building commercial inventory and expanding our commercial infrastructure. Additionally, in pursuit of Alder’s mission to forever change migraine treatment, we are excited to announce today that we plan to initiate a Phase 3 clinical trial of eptinezumab for the acute treatment of migraine in the second half of 2019.”
First Quarter 2019 Highlights
Upcoming Anticipated Milestones
First Quarter 2019 Financial Results
Alder continues to expect that full-year 2019 net cash used in operating activities and purchases of property and equipment will be in the range of $285 to $315 million. The majority of the spend is focused on ensuring that Alder is prepared for the potential launch of eptinezumab in the first quarter of 2020, including advancing eptinezumab’s supply chain, building commercial inventory, continuing to build out Alder’s commercial footprint and other pre-launch market readiness activities.
Alder believes its available cash, cash equivalents, investments and restricted cash will be sufficient to meet its projected operating requirements through the anticipated launch of eptinezumab and into the latter part of 2020.
Conference Call and Webcast
Alder will host a conference call today at 5:00 p.m. ET to discuss these financial results and recent corporate highlights. The live call may be accessed by dialing (877) 430-4657 for domestic callers or (484) 756-4339 for international callers, and providing conference ID number 8162289. The webcast will be broadcast live and can be accessed from the Events & Presentations page in the Investors section of Alder’s website at www.alderbio.com. The accompanying slides are available now at the Events & Presentations page in the Investors section of Alder’s website at www.alderbio.com. The webcast will be available for replay following the call for at least 30 days.
About Alder BioPharmaceuticals, Inc.
Alder BioPharmaceuticals is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on transforming the migraine treatment paradigm through the discovery, development and commercialization of novel therapeutic antibodies. Alder’s lead product candidate, eptinezumab, is an investigational monoclonal antibody (mAb) that inhibits calcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP) and is currently in late-stage clinical development for the prevention of migraine. If approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, eptinezumab will be the first infusion therapy for migraine prevention. Alder is also developing ALD1910, a preclinical mAb that inhibits pituitary adenylate cyclase-activating polypeptide-38 (PACAP-38), as a potential new therapeutic option for migraine. For more information, please visit www.alderbio.com.
This press release contains forward-looking statements, including, without limitation, statements relating to: the potential approval by the FDA of the BLA for eptinezumab; the anticipated commercial launch of eptinezumab and Alder’s progress with advancing manufacturing, commercial readiness and other activities and initiatives to prepare for such launch; Alder’s mission to forever change migraine treatment; the planned Phase 3 clinical trial of eptinezumab for the acute treatment of migraine and Alder’s objective relating thereto; Alder’s contract manufacturing agreement with Sandoz GmbH, including the sufficiency and duration of the supply produced thereunder; the clinical, therapeutic and commercial potential of eptinezumab and ALD1910; the development of ALD1910, including the planned initiation of a first in human clinical trial; and Alder’s financial outlook, including the expected range of full-year 2019 net cash used in operating activities and purchases of property and equipment and Alder’s belief that its available cash, cash equivalents, investments and restricted cash will be sufficient to meet the company’s projected operating requirements through the anticipated launch of eptinezumab and into the latter part of 2020. Words such as “expected,” “planned,” “potential,” “moves,” “available,” “continue,” “prepare,” “mission,” “initiate,” “will,” “anticipates,” “sufficient,” “objective,” “on track,” “advance,” “outlook,” “believes,” “projected,” or other similar expressions, identify forward-looking statements, but the absence of these words does not necessarily mean that a statement is not forward-looking. In addition, any statements that refer to expectations, projections or other characterizations of future events or circumstances are forward-looking statements. The forward-looking statements in this press release are based upon Alder's current plans, assumptions, beliefs, expectations, estimates and projections, and involve substantial risks and uncertainties. Actual results and the timing of events could differ materially from those anticipated in the forward-looking statements due to these risks and uncertainties as well as other factors, which include, without limitation: the clinical, therapeutic and commercial value of eptinezumab and ALD1910; risks and uncertainties related to regulatory application, review and approval processes and Alder's compliance with applicable legal and regulatory requirements; risks and uncertainties relating the build of Alder’s commercialization infrastructure; risks and uncertainties relating to the manufacture and supply of eptinezumab; risks related to the potential failure of eptinezumab and ALD1910 to demonstrate safety and efficacy in clinical testing; Alder's ability to conduct clinical trials and studies of eptinezumab and ALD1910 sufficient to achieve a positive completion; the availability of data at the expected times; Alder's ability to obtain and protect intellectual property rights, and operate without infringing on the intellectual property rights of others; risks and uncertainties relating to ongoing and potential future legal proceedings; the uncertain timing and level of expenses associated with Alder's development and commercialization activities; the sufficiency of Alder's capital and other resources; market competition; changes in economic and business conditions; and other factors discussed under the caption "Risk Factors" in Alder's Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarterly period ended March 31, 2019, which was filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on May 2, 2019, and is available on the SEC's website at www.sec.gov. Additional information will also be set forth in Alder's other reports and filings it will make with the SEC from time to time. The forward-looking statements made in this press release speak only as of the date of this press release. Alder expressly disclaims any duty, obligation or undertaking to release publicly any updates or revisions to any forward-looking statements contained herein to reflect any change in Alder's expectations with regard thereto or any change in events, conditions or circumstances on which any such statements are based.
|Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets|
|(Amounts in thousands)|
|March 31,||December 31,|
|Cash, cash equivalents, investments and restricted cash||$||498,508||$||412,369|
|Prepaid expenses and other assets||14,660||13,870|
|Convertible notes, net of discount||$||185,146||$||182,104|
|Convertible preferred stock||103,755||103,755|
|Total stockholders’ equity||157,053||109,976|
|Total liabilities, convertible preferred stock and stockholders’ equity||$||513,168||$||426,239|
|Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations|
|(Amounts in thousands, except share and per share data)|
|Three Months Ended|
|Collaboration and license agreements||$||—||$||—|
|Research and development||69,589||74,048|
|General and administrative||44,498||11,553|
|Total operating expenses||114,087||85,601|
|Loss from operations||(114,087||)||(85,601||)|
|Other income (expense), net||(3,847||)||(1,430||)|
|Dividends on convertible preferred stock||(1,311||)||(1,083||)|
|Deemed dividend on convertible preferred stock related to accretion of beneficial conversion feature||—||(29,460||)|
|Net loss applicable to common stockholders||$||(119,245||)||$||(117,574||)|
|Net loss per share applicable to common stockholders - basic and diluted||$||(1.63||)||$||(1.73||)|
|Weighted average number of common shares used in net loss per share - basic and diluted||73,056,907||67,844,872|
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