Continued strong enrollment of pivotal Phase 3 global study (TransportNPC™) evaluating Trappsol® Cyclo™ for Niemann-Pick Disease Type C1 (NPC1) on track to complete enrollment by year end 2023
Company anticipates achieving 60% of enrollment of TransportNPC™ by end of August
Topline results from TransportNPC™ expected Q4 2024
Cyclo Therapeutics, Inc. (Nasdaq: CYTH) (“Cyclo Therapeutics” or the “Company”), a clinical stage biotechnology company dedicated to developing life-changing medicines through science and innovation for patients and families living with diseases, today reported its financial results for the second quarter 2023.
“Over the past quarter, we continued to execute on all fronts. We remain focused on driving recruitment in our pivotal TransportNPC™ study of Trappsol® Cyclo™ and are on track to complete enrollment by the end of this year. Our commitment to the NPC community remains steadfast, strong and a top priority. We are working diligently to bring a safe and effective treatment option where there remains a significant unmet need,” commented N. Scott Fine, Chief Executive Officer of Cyclo Therapeutics.
- Extended cash runway with the closing of a $5.0 million private placement with strategic investor, Rafael Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: RFL);
- Continued prioritization on patient engagement and advocacy through participation at the 2023 NNPDF Family Support & Medical Conference and China NPC meeting to connect with the global NPC community and discuss Trappsol® Cyclo™ and its clinical development program for the treatment of NPC;
- Announced the publication of positive, confirmatory data from its Phase 1/2 clinical trial, which demonstrated promising safety and efficacy results for Trappsol® Cyclo™ in the treatment of Niemann-Pick Disease Type C1; and
- Received allowance of patent from European Patent Office for Trappsol® Cyclo™ for Alzheimer’s Disease.
Summary of Financial Results for the Second Quarter 2023
Net loss for the quarter ended June 30, 2023 was approximately $4.6 million. Research and development expenses increased 69% to approximately $3.2 million for the three months ended June 30, 2023, from approximately $1.9 for the three months ended June 30, 2022. The increase in research and development expense resulted from the increased activity in our Phase 3 study of Trappsol® Cyclo™ for the treatment of NPC in the more recent period. We expect research and development costs to increase in 2023 as we continue to seek regulatory approval for the use of Trappsol® Cyclo™ in the treatment of NPC and Alzheimer’s disease.
The Company ended the quarter with approximately $0.8 million of cash. Subsequent to quarter-end, the Company generated gross proceeds of $5.0 million from the sale of securities in private placements of the Company’s securities.
About Cyclo Therapeutics
Cyclo Therapeutics, Inc. is a clinical-stage biotechnology company dedicated to developing life-changing medicines through science and innovation for patients and families living with disease. The Company’s Trappsol® Cyclo™, an orphan drug designated product in the United States and Europe, is the subject of four formal clinical trials for Niemann-Pick Disease Type C, a rare and fatal genetic disease, (www.ClinicalTrials.gov NCT02939547, NCT02912793, NCT03893071 and NCT04860960). The Company is conducting a Phase 2b clinical trial using Trappsol® Cyclo™ intravenously in early Alzheimer’s disease (NCT05607615) based on encouraging data from an Expanded Access program for Alzheimer’s disease (NCT03624842). Additional indications for the active ingredient in Trappsol® Cyclo™ are in development. For additional information, visit the Company’s website: www.cyclotherapeutics.com.
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