EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn., Nov. 14, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Miromatrix Medical Inc. (NASDAQ: MIRO), a life sciences company pioneering a novel technology for bioengineering fully transplantable organs to help save and improve patients' lives, today reported third quarter 2022 financial results and provided a corporate update.
"Miromatrix is excited to announce that we recently submitted our IND for miroliverELAP™," said Jeff Ross, Ph.D., Miromatrix CEO. "We believe this is the first IND to be submitted to the FDA for a bioengineered organ. I am incredibly proud of our entire team for achieving this important milestone and putting us one step closer to our goal of treating patients with our bioengineered organs and eliminating the organ transplant waiting list."
- Submitted IND application for miroliverELAP, our external liver assist product. Following IND clearance from the FDA we plan to initiate a Phase 1 clinical trial
- Continued progress in the pre-clinical development of miroliver™ and mirokidney™, our fully implantable bioengineered livers and kidneys
- Finalist for KidneyX Winner Showcase at ASN Kidney Week which is a partnership between the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the American Society of Nephrology (ASN)
- Received notice of allowance from USPTO for patent covering the revascularization of decellularized organs and tissues that encompasses all types of organs
- Appointed renowned transplant surgeon, Jack Lake, M.D., as Medical Director
- Ended the third quarter of 2022 with $31.5 million of cash and investments; we continue to believe that our cash balance is sufficient to last through December 2023
Third Quarter and Year-to-Date 2022 Financial Results
Cash and investments totaled $31.5 million as of September 30, 2022, as compared to $38.6 million as of June 30, 2022.
Operating loss was $7.8 million and $23.2 million for the three- and nine-month periods ended September 30, 2022, respectively, as compared to $5.2 million and $11.5 million for the three- and nine-month periods ended September 30, 2021. The increase in operating loss for comparable periods was primarily attributable to increased research and development costs and general and administrative costs; notably, cost increases relating to being a public company, payroll, and lab supplies.
Net loss was $7.6 million, or $0.37 per share, and $23.0 million, or $1.11 per share for the three- and nine-month periods ended September 30, 2022, respectively, as compared to $5.1 million, or $0.25 per share, and $9.2 million, or $1.08 per share for the three- and nine-month periods ended September 30, 2021. The increase in net loss for comparable periods was primarily attributable to the same cost increases described within operating loss above, plus one-time gains recognized in the first quarter of 2021 that impact the nine-month period comparison. The increase in share count for the nine-month comparable periods is attributable to the issuance of IPO shares in June 2021.
Conference Call and Webcast Details
The Company will host a live conference call and webcast to discuss these results and provide a corporate update on Monday, November 14, 2022, at 4:30 PM ET.
To participate in the call, please dial 877-407-3982 (domestic) or +1-201-493-6780 (international) and provide conference ID 13732863. The live webcast will be available on the Events & Presentations page of the Investors section of Miromatrix's website.
Miromatrix Medical Inc. is a life sciences company pioneering a novel technology for bioengineering fully transplantable human organs to help save and improve patients' lives. The Company has developed a proprietary perfusion technology platform for bioengineering organs that it believes will efficiently scale to address the shortage of available human organs. The Company's initial development focus is on human livers and kidneys. For more information, visit miromatrix.com.
Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward-Looking Statements
Statements contained in this press release regarding matters that are not historical facts are "forward‐looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, as amended. Words such as "anticipates," "believes," "expects," "intends," "plans," "potential," "projects," "would," and "future," or similar expressions, are intended to identify forward‐looking statements. Each of these forward‐looking statements involves substantial risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ significantly from those expressed or implied by such forward‐looking statements. Forward‐looking statements contained in this press release include, but are not limited to, statements regarding the initiation, timing, progress and results of our current and future preclinical studies and future clinical trials, including statements regarding the potential timing of the clearance of the IND application and other regulatory documents for our miroliverELAP™ product candidate and the potential timing of pre-IND meetings or submissions of regulatory documents for our mirokidney™ and miroliver™ product candidates; the initiation of the related clinical trials; the expected timing of program updates and data disclosures; statements regarding the timing and likelihood of seeking regulatory approval for our product candidates; the competitive landscape for our product candidates; and our estimates regarding expenses, future revenue, capital requirements, cash runway and needs for additional financing. These forward‐looking statements reflect our current beliefs and expectations.
There are several important factors that could cause our actual results to differ materially from those indicated by such forward looking statements, including a deterioration in our business or prospects; further assessment of preliminary data, adverse developments in clinical development, including unexpected safety issues observed during a clinical trial; and changes in regulatory, social, and political conditions. For instance, actual results may differ materially from those indicated by such forward-looking statements as a result of various important factors, including the uncertainties inherent in the results of preliminary data and preclinical studies being predictive of the results of later-stage clinical trials, initiation, enrollment and maintenance of patients, and completion of clinical trials, availability and timing of data from ongoing clinical trials, expectations for the timing and steps required in the regulatory review process, including our ability to obtain regulatory clearance to commence clinical trials, expectations for regulatory approvals, the impact of competitive products, our ability to enter into agreements with strategic partners and other matters that could affect the availability or commercial potential of our product candidates, business or economic disruptions due to catastrophes or other events, including natural disasters or public health crises such as the coronavirus (referred to as COVID- 19), and geopolitical risks, including the current war between Russian and Ukraine. These risks are not exhaustive, we face known and unknown risks. Additional risks and factors that may affect results are set forth in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2021, and our subsequent quarterly reports on Form 10-Q and current reports on Form 8-K. The foregoing sets forth many, but not all, of the factors that could cause actual results to differ from our expectations in any forward-looking statement. Any forward-looking statement speaks only as of the date of this press release, and, except as required by law, we do not assume any obligation to update any forward-looking statement to reflect new information, events, or circumstances.
MIROMATRIX MEDICAL INC.
Condensed Balance Sheets
|September 30,||December 31,|
|Cash and cash equivalents||$||5,537,818||$||52,811,531|
|Receivable from Reprise Biomedical, Inc.||12,395||17,819|
|Tenant improvement allowance receivable||—||1,256,950|
|Prepaid expenses and other current assets||360,615||450,873|
|Total current assets||32,835,302||55,337,273|
|Deferred offering costs||232,899||—|
|Right of use asset||1,723,479||—|
|Property and equipment, net||5,816,028||5,591,726|
|Liabilities and Shareholders' Equity|
|Current portion of long-term debt||$||15,417||$||333,849|
|Current portion of deferred royalties||857,589||488,368|
|Current portion of financing lease obligations||52,911||58,037|
|Current portion of lease liability||381,925||—|
|Current portion of tenant improvement obligation||—||160,462|
|Total current liabilities||4,058,095||4,564,192|
|Deferred royalties, net||491,733||491,733|
|Financing lease obligations, net||17,282||52,768|
|Lease liability, net||2,819,716||—|
|Tenant improvement obligation, net||—||1,029,629|
|Commitments and contingencies|
|Common stock, par value $0.00001; 190,000,000 shares authorized; 20,904,295 issued and outstanding as of September 30, 2022 and 20,385,645 issued and outstanding as of December 31, 2021||209||204|
|Additional paid-in capital||129,808,488||128,177,594|
|Total shareholders’ equity||32,742,791||54,125,884|
|Total liabilities and shareholders’ equity||$||40,607,708||$||60,928,999|
MIROMATRIX MEDICAL INC.
Condensed Statements of Operations
|Three Months Ended||Nine Months Ended|
|September 30,||September 30,|
|Cost of goods sold||125,000||125,000||375,000||375,000|
|Research and development||4,574,534||3,349,898||13,569,434||7,698,786|
|Regulatory and clinical||381,903||105,208||1,156,535||292,169|
|General and administration||2,052,731||1,487,654||6,513,748||2,836,850|
|Total operating expenses||7,643,679||5,093,435||22,832,495||11,150,524|
|Amortization of discount on note||—||—||—||(62,638||)|
|Change in fair value of derivative||—||—||—||246,962|
|Equity loss in affiliate||—||—||—||(223,633||)|
|Gain on sale of equity investment||—||—||—||1,983,912|
|Gain on debt extinguishment||—||50,455||—||568,505|
|Net loss per share, basic and diluted||$||(0.37||)||$||(0.25||)||$||(1.11||)||$||(1.08||)|
|Weighted average shares used in computing net loss per share, basic and diluted||20,895,513||20,145,321||20,664,494||8,503,743|