Heron Therapeutics Announces Financial Results for the Three and Nine Months Ended September 30, 2020 and Highlights Recent Corporate Updates
SAN DIEGO, Nov. 5, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Heron Therapeutics, Inc. (Nasdaq: HRTX), a commercial-stage biotechnology company focused on improving the lives of patients by developing best–in-class treatments to address some of the most important unmet patient needs, today announced financial results for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2020 and highlighted recent corporate updates.
Recent Corporate Updates
Pain Management Franchise
"The third quarter was highlighted by the authorization of ZYNRELEF in the EU and we remain focused on resubmitting the New Drug Application for HTX-011 in the U.S. as quickly as possible in order to bring this innovative non-opioid medicine to patients suffering from postoperative pain," said Barry Quart, Pharm.D., Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Heron. "In addition, our CINV franchise is advancing well, with continued strong performance of CINVANTI against a backdrop of arbitrage and the ongoing global pandemic. Based on the strong commercial execution, we are very pleased to increase our guidance for 2020 to $85 million in net product sales."
Net product sales for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2020 were $20.0 million and $68.0 million, respectively, compared to $42.6 million and $110.9 million, respectively, for the same periods in 2019.
Heron's net loss for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2020 was $58.2 million and $165.0 million, or $0.64 per share and $1.82 per share, respectively, compared to $33.6 million and $146.8 million, or $0.42 per share and $1.85 per share, respectively, for the same periods in 2019. Net loss for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2020 included non-cash, stock-based compensation expense of $11.1 million and $34.2 million, respectively, compared to $9.7 million and $40.3 million, respectively, for the same periods in 2019.
As of September 30, 2020, Heron had cash, cash equivalents and short-term investments of $258.1 million, compared to $391.0 million as of December 31, 2019. Net cash used for operating activities for the nine months ended September 30, 2020 was $132.3 million, compared to $97.6 million for the same period in 2019. Heron expects that its current cash, cash equivalents and short-term investments will be sufficient to fund its operations into 2022.
About HTX-011 for Postoperative Pain (ZYNRELEF in the EU and EEA)
HTX-011, an investigational non-opioid analgesic, is a dual-acting, fixed-dose combination of the local anesthetic bupivacaine with a low dose of the nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug meloxicam. It is the first and only extended-release local anesthetic to demonstrate in Phase 3 studies significantly reduced pain and opioid use through 72 hours compared to bupivacaine solution, the current standard-of-care local anesthetic for postoperative pain control. The FDA granted Breakthrough Therapy designation to HTX-011 and the NDA received Priority Review designation. A complete response letter (CRL) was received from the FDA regarding the NDA for HTX-011 in June 2020 relating to non clinical information. No clinical safety or efficacy issues and no chemistry, manufacturing and controls issues were identified. Heron's New Drug Submission (NDS) for HTX-011 for the management of postoperative pain was accepted by Health Canada. Heron is working to respond to a list of questions received from Health Canada in July 2020. In September 2020, the EC granted a marketing authorization for ZYNRELEF (also known as HTX-011) for the treatment of somatic postoperative pain from small- to medium-sized surgical wounds in adults. The EC's centralized marketing authorization is valid for the 27 countries that are members of the EU, and the other countries in the EEA.
About CINVANTI (Aprepitant) Injectable Emulsion
CINVANTI, in combination with other antiemetic agents, is indicated in adults for the prevention of acute and delayed nausea and vomiting associated with initial and repeat courses of highly emetogenic cancer chemotherapy (HEC) including high-dose cisplatin as a single-dose regimen, delayed nausea and vomiting associated with initial and repeat courses of moderately emetogenic cancer chemotherapy (MEC) as a single-dose regimen, and nausea and vomiting associated with initial and repeat courses of MEC as a 3-day regimen. CINVANTI is an IV formulation of aprepitant, a substance P/neurokinin-1 (NK1) receptor antagonist (RA). CINVANTI is the first IV formulation to directly deliver aprepitant, the active ingredient in EMEND® capsules. Aprepitant (including its prodrug, fosaprepitant) is the only single-agent NK1 RA to significantly reduce nausea and vomiting in both the acute phase (0–24 hours after chemotherapy) and the delayed phase (24–120 hours after chemotherapy). The FDA-approved dosing administration included in the United States prescribing information for CINVANTI is a 30-minute IV infusion or a 2-minute IV injection.
CINVANTI is under investigation for the treatment of COVID-19 as a daily 2-minute IV injection when added to the current standard of care.
Please see full prescribing information at www.CINVANTI.com.
About SUSTOL (Granisetron) Extended-Release Injection
SUSTOL is indicated in combination with other antiemetics in adults for the prevention of acute and delayed nausea and vomiting associated with initial and repeat courses of moderately emetogenic chemotherapy (MEC) or anthracycline and cyclophosphamide (AC) combination chemotherapy regimens. SUSTOL is an extended-release, injectable 5-HT3 receptor antagonist that utilizes Heron's Biochronomer® drug delivery technology to maintain therapeutic levels of granisetron for ≥5 days. The SUSTOL global Phase 3 development program was comprised of two, large, guideline-based clinical studies that evaluated SUSTOL's efficacy and safety in more than 2,000 patients with cancer. SUSTOL's efficacy in preventing nausea and vomiting was evaluated in both the acute phase (0–24 hours after chemotherapy) and delayed phase (24–120 hours after chemotherapy).
Please see full prescribing information at www.SUSTOL.com.
About Heron Therapeutics, Inc.
Heron Therapeutics, Inc. is a commercial-stage biotechnology company focused on improving the lives of patients by developing best-in-class treatments to address some of the most important unmet patient needs. Heron is developing novel, patient-focused solutions that apply its innovative science and technologies to already-approved pharmacological agents for patients suffering from pain or cancer. For more information, visit www.herontx.com.
This news release contains "forward-looking statements" as defined by the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Heron cautions readers that forward-looking statements are based on management's expectations and assumptions as of the date of this news release and are subject to certain risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially, including, but not limited to, those associated with: the timing of the NDA resubmission to the FDA; whether the FDA approves the NDA for HTX-011; the timing of the commercial launch of HTX-011 in the U.S.; the timing of the commercial launch of ZYNRELEF in Europe; the timing of Health Canada's NDS review process for HTX-011; whether Health Canada issues a Notice of Compliance for the NDS for HTX-011; the full-year 2020 net product sales guidance for the CINV franchise; the expected future balances of Heron's cash, cash equivalents and short-term investments; the expected duration over which Heron's cash, cash equivalents and short-term investments balances will fund its operations; the extent of the impact of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic on our business and other risks and uncertainties identified in the Company's filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Forward-looking statements reflect our analysis only on their stated date, and Heron takes no obligation to update or revise these statements except as may be required by law.
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