Cognition Therapeutics Reports Third Quarter 2022 Financial Results and Provides Business Update
- SHINE Alzheimer’s Trial Expands to European Sites -
- SEQUEL Alzheimer’s Trial Awarded Additional NIA Grant to Complete -
- Over 50% of SHIMMER Dementia with Lewy Bodies Study Sites Active -
PURCHASE, N.Y., Nov. 14, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Cognition Therapeutics, Inc. (Nasdaq: CGTX), (the “Company” or “Cognition”) today reported financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2022 and provided an update on the company’s business and clinical development progress.
“We continue to advance three Phase 2 clinical trials investigating CT1812 and are highly motivated by the encouraging data from our clinical programs as well as favorable results from complementary approaches being pursued by peers in the industry,” said Lisa Ricciardi, president and CEO of Cognition Therapeutics. “With the prospect of near-term completion of enrollment in SEQUEL, expanded enrollment in the SHINE Alzheimer’s study, and continued progress in the SHIMMER DLB study, we believe we are entering a period of significant clinical progress.”
Cognition’s lead candidate, CT1812, is in development for age-related degenerative diseases and is designed to prevent the binding of toxic oligomers to neurons, thus protecting these sensitive brain cells. Supplemental grant awards from the National Institute of Aging (NIA) are supporting the completion of enrollment in the SEQUEL study and the continuation and completion of the SHINE trial. The company is now expanding enrollment for the ongoing Phase 2 SHINE study into Spain, The Netherlands and the Czech Republic.
Business and Clinical Updates:
- 18 new sites open in the SHIMMER study in DLB with more to be added; all sites expected to be activated by year-end.
- SHIMMER principal investigator, James E. Galvin, MD, to present Cognition’s DLB study design at Clinical Trials in Alzheimer’s Disease (CTAD) conference in San Francisco in November
- Presented proteomic data at AAIC 2022 held in August demonstrating a downward shift in disease-relevant biomarkers including YKL-40, a biomarker of inflammation, which is upregulated in Alzheimer’s disease, towards levels observed in healthy, non-demented individuals, supporting a positive impact of CT1812 on disease biology.
- Cash runway extended into the first half of 2024, inclusive of a $2.14M additional NIA grant awarded for the SEQUEL study
Q3 2022 Financial Results:
- Research and development expenses for the third quarter ended September 30, 2022 were $8.3 million compared to $3.7 million in 2021. The increase for 2022 was primarily attributable to an increased phase 2 trial activity, personnel costs, and preclinical program expenses.
- General and administrative expenses for the third quarter ended September 30, 2022 were $4.4 million compared to $1.6 million in 2021. The increase for 2022 was primarily attributable to an increase in Director & Officer liability insurance, compensation and benefits expenses, professional fees driven by increased audit, tax, and legal services, and stock-based compensation expense.
- Net loss attributable to common stockholders for the third quarter ended September 30, 2022, was $6.6 million or $0.29 per share. The net loss attributable to common stockholders for the third quarter ended September 30, 2021 was $4.9 million, or $8.12 per share.
- Grant income for the third quarter ended September 30, 2022 totaled $5.9 million.
- Cash and cash equivalents at September 30, 2022 were approximately $46.6 million.
- As of September 30, 2022, a total of $93.6 million of awarded grants remained available to fund our pipeline programs.
About Cognition Therapeutics
Cognition Therapeutics, Inc. is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company engaged in the discovery and development of innovative, small molecule therapeutics targeting age-related degenerative disorders of the central nervous system and retina. We are currently investigating our lead candidate CT1812 in clinical programs in Alzheimer’s disease, dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB) and dry age-related macular degeneration (dry AMD). We believe CT1812 and our pipeline of σ-2 receptor modulators can regulate pathways that are impaired in these diseases. We believe that targeting the σ-2 receptor with CT1812 represents a mechanism functionally distinct from other current approaches in clinical development for the treatment of degenerative diseases. More about Cognition Therapeutics and its pipeline can be found at https://cogrx.com/
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Unaudited Selected Financial Data
|Three Months Ended September 30,||Nine Months Ended September 30,|
|(in thousands, except share and per share data)||2022||2021||2022||2021|
|Consolidated Statements of Operations Data:|
|Research and development||$||8,268||$||3,675||$||23,884||$||12,999|
|General and administrative||4,357||1,548||10,367||3,791|
|Total operating expenses||12,625||5,223||34,251||16,790|
|Loss from operations||(12,625||)||(5,223||)||(34,251||)||(16,790||)|
|Other income (expense):|
|Change in the fair value of the derivative liability||—||—||—||2,209|
|Change in the fair value of the Simple Agreements for Future Equity||—||(932||)||—||(1,976||)|
|Other (expense) income, net||55||8||(182||)||256|
|Gain on debt extinguishment||—||—||—||443|
|Interest expense, net||(2||)||—||(18||)||(894||)|
|Total other income (expense), net||6,000||2,113||18,036||12,413|
|Cumulative preferred stock dividends||—||(1,859||)||—||(4,326||)|
|Net loss attributable to common stockholders||$||(6,625||)||$||(4,969||)||$||(16,215||)||$||(8,703||)|
|Net loss per share attributable to common stockholders, basic and diluted||$||(0.29||)||$||(8.12||)||$||(0.71||)||$||(14.87||)|
|Weighted-average common shares outstanding, basic and diluted(1)||23,024,026||611,680||22,684,309||585,320|
|(in thousands)||September 30, 2022||December 31, 2021|
|Consolidated Balance Sheet Data|
|Cash and cash equivalents||$||46,610||$||54,721|
|Total stockholders’ equity||39,320||51,273|
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