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- Presented new eptinezumab Phase 3 clinical trial data in episodic and chronic migraine demonstrating robust efficacy that is sustained and further improved after repeat quarterly treatments -
- Biologics License Application (BLA) submission on track for Q1 2019 -
- Conference call today at 5 p.m. ET -
BOTHELL, Wash., Aug. 07, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Alder BioPharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:ALDR), a biopharmaceutical company focused on developing novel therapeutic antibodies for the treatment of migraine, today provided a business update and reported its financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2018.
“During the second quarter, the new data we presented from our Phase 3 clinical trials in episodic and chronic migraine further highlighted eptinezumab’s encouraging clinical profile for migraine prevention, including increased efficacy following additional quarterly infusions,” said Robert W. Azelby, president and chief executive officer of Alder. “Alder is focused on changing the treatment paradigm for the millions of patients living with the disabling effects of migraine and we remain on track to submit a high-quality BLA to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in the first quarter of 2019.”
Recent Company Highlights
Second Quarter 2018 Financial Results
1. For additional details regarding the trial results, please refer to Alder’s previous data press releases, which can be found at https://investor.alderbio.com/press-releases
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 9588479. 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 a pivotal-stage monoclonal antibody (mAb) that inhibits calcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP). Eptinezumab is currently in late-stage clinical development and, if approved, will be the first-to-market infusion therapy for migraine prevention. Alder is also developing ALD1910, a preclinical mAb that inhibits pituitary adenylate cyclase-activating polypeptide-38 (PACAP-38) for migraine prevention. For more information, visit www.alderbio.com.
This press release contains forward-looking statements, including, without limitation, statements relating to: the continued development and clinical, therapeutic and commercial potential of eptinezumab; the planned BLA submission with the FDA and the potential regulatory approval of eptinezumab; Alder’s focus on changing the treatment paradigm for migraine prevention; eptinezumab’s potential competitive clinical profile; and Alder’s belief that is has sufficient cash resources to meet projected operating requirements into 2020. Words such as “on track,” “encouraging,” “remain,” “focused,” “planned,” “milestones,” “demonstrate,” “potential,” “will,” “believes,” “sufficient,” 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: risks related to the potential failure of eptinezumab to demonstrate safety and efficacy in clinical testing; Alder's ability to conduct clinical trials and studies of eptinezumab sufficient to achieve a positive completion; the availability of data at the expected times; the clinical, therapeutic and commercial value of eptinezumab; 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 to the manufacture of eptinezumab; Alder's ability to obtain and protect intellectual property rights, and operate without infringing on the intellectual property rights of others; 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 June 30, 2018, which was filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on August 7, 2018, 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)|
|June 30,||December 31,|
|Cash, cash equivalents, investments and restricted cash||$||536,142||$||286,240|
|Prepaid expenses and other assets||12,208||16,896|
|Convertible notes, net of discount||$||176,052||$||—|
|Convertible preferred stock||101,095||—|
|Total stockholders’ equity||239,666||279,275|
|Total liabilities, convertible preferred stock and stockholders’ equity||$||548,350||$||303,136|
|Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations|
|(Amounts in thousands, except share and per share data)|
|Three Months Ended||Six Months Ended|
|June 30,||June 30,|
|Collaboration and license agreements||$||—||$||683||$||—||$||683|
|Cost of sales||—||683||—||683|
|Research and development||52,818||65,276||126,866||155,965|
|General and administrative||12,154||9,548||23,816||19,529|
|Total operating expenses||64,972||75,507||150,682||176,177|
|Loss from operations||(64,972||)||(74,824||)||(150,682||)||(175,494||)|
|Other income (expense), net||(3,417||)||195||(4,738||)||537|
|Dividends on convertible preferred stock paid in kind||(2,302||)||—||(3,385||)||—|
|Deemed dividend on convertible preferred stock related to accretion of beneficial conversion feature||—||—||(29,460||)||—|
|Net loss applicable to common stockholders||$||(70,691||)||$||(74,629||)||$||(188,265||)||$||(174,957||)|
|Net loss per share applicable to common stockholders - basic and diluted||$||(1.04||)||$||(1.48||)||$||(2.77||)||$||(3.47||)|
|Weighted average number of common shares used in net loss per share - basic and diluted||67,966,066||50,427,865||67,905,804||50,411,837|
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