Vincerx Pharma Reports Third Quarter 2021 Financial Results and Provides a Corporate Update

Advancing Phase 1b study of VIP152 in MYC-driven relapsed or refractory aggressive lymphomas and advanced solid tumors

Phase 1b dose escalation study of VIP152 in patients with CLL relapsed/refractory to venetoclax and BTK inhibitors on track to initiate in 2H2021

Strengthened balance sheet with $50M private placement

PALO ALTO, Calif., Nov. 12, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --  Vincerx Pharma, Inc. (Nasdaq: VINC), a biopharmaceutical company aspiring to address the unmet medical needs of patients with cancer through paradigm-shifting therapeutics, today reported financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2021 and provided a corporate update.

“Our Phase 1b study of VIP152 continues to enroll across diverse indications per our development plan. Despite the recent COVID surge, we remain on-track with our goal to initiate Phase 2 studies in the second half of 2022,” said Ahmed Hamdy M.D., Chief Executive Officer of Vincerx. “We are also on-track to expand our clinical program with the initiation of our Phase 1 dose escalation study in patients with CLL relapsed/refractory to venetoclax and BTK inhibitors and Richter Syndrome by the end of the year.”

Dr. Hamdy continued, “Our balance sheet, strengthened by the proceeds from our recent private placement, provides us with additional resources to execute on our upcoming clinical and regulatory milestones, which will include the further diversification of our clinical pipeline with planned combination regimen studies to enable our entry into earlier lines of therapy. In parallel, we continue to progress our earlier stage bioconjugation programs and, with IND-enabling work ongoing, expect our small molecule drug conjugate (SMDC) candidate, VIP236, to enter first-in-human studies in the second half of 2022.”

Recent Highlights

  • Advanced Phase 1b study of VIP152, a potent and selective inhibitor of CDK9, in MYC-driven relapsed or refractory aggressive lymphomas and advanced solid tumors. Ongoing Phase 1b expansion, first-in-human study is in patients with advanced cancer and consists of two expansion arms:
    • Arm 1 will enroll up to 40 patients with relapsed/refractory aggressive lymphoma, including DLBCL, transformed follicular lymphoma, and mantle cell lymphoma.
    • Arm 2 will enroll up to 40 patients with advanced solid tumors, including patients with ovarian cancer, triple negative breast cancer, castration-resistant neuroendocrine prostate cancer, and any other solid tumor with MYC aberration.
    • The Company is also evaluating the safety of pembrolizumab in combination with VIP152 in patients with advanced solid tumors. Other combinations studies are in planning.
  • Announced upcoming presentations at the 63rd American Society of Hematology (ASH) Annual Meeting & Exposition.
  • Advanced SMDC and antibody drug conjugate (ADC) bioconjugation pipeline manufacturing capabilities. Toxicology and Investigational New Drug (IND)-enabling studies are ongoing for VIP236, which selectively targets the tumor microenvironment and is activated by the tumor stroma, with an IND filing with U.S. Food and Drug Administration expected in the second half of 2022.
  • Strengthened balance sheet with $50 million private placement led by new and existing investors, with proceeds intended to support the clinical evaluation of VIP152 in additional indications and combination regimens, as well as, to advance the Company’s bioconjugation platform.

Third Quarter 2021 Financial Results

  • Vincerx Pharma ended the third quarter with $122.8 million in cash and cash equivalents, which includes the proceeds from the private placement completed in September, compared to $61.8 million at December 31, 2020.
  • Net loss for the third quarter ended September 30, 2021, was $24.5 million, or $1.39 per share, basic and diluted. The third quarter net loss includes a charge of $6.6M related to the change in fair value of its warrant liabilities.
  • Research and development (R&D) expenses were $12.2 million for the quarter ended September 30, 2021, consisting primarily of $2.7 million in headcount related costs, $5.5 million of third party preclinical, clinical and manufacturing services in connection with its preclinical studies and clinical trials and $4.0 million in stock-based compensation expense.
  • General and administrative (G&A) expenses were $5.7 million for the quarter ended September 30, 2021, consisting primarily of $2.1 million in headcount related costs, $1.5 million of outside services in support of its operations as a public company and $2.1 million in stock-based compensation expense.

About Vincerx Pharma, Inc.
Vincerx Pharma, Inc. (Vincerx) is a clinical-stage life sciences company focused on leveraging its extensive development and oncology expertise to advance new therapies intended to address unmet medical needs for the treatment of cancer. Vincerx has assembled a management team of biopharmaceutical experts with extensive experience in building and operating organizations that develop and deliver innovative medicines to patients. Vincerx’s current pipeline is derived from an exclusive license agreement with Bayer and includes a clinical-stage and follow-on small molecule drug program and a preclinical stage bioconjugation platform, which includes next-generation antibody-drug conjugates and innovative small molecule drug conjugates. For more information, please visit

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Actual results, conditions and events may differ materially from those indicated in the forward-looking statements. Therefore, you should not rely on any of these forward-looking statements. Important factors that could cause actual results, conditions and events to differ materially from those indicated in the forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to: general economic, financial, legal, political and business conditions and changes in domestic and foreign markets; the potential effects of the COVID-19 pandemic; risks associated with preclinical or clinical development and trials, including those conducted prior to Vincerx’s in-licensing; failure to realize the benefits of Vincerx’s license agreement with Bayer; risks related to the rollout of Vincerx’s business and the timing of expected business milestones; changes in the assumptions underlying Vincerx’s expectations regarding its future business or business model; Vincerx’s ability to develop and commercialize product candidates; the availability and uses of capital; the effects of competition on Vincerx’s future business; and the risks and uncertainties set forth in Forms 10-K, 10-Q and 8-K filed with or furnished to the SEC from time to time by Vincerx. Forward-looking statements speak only as of the date hereof, and Vincerx disclaims any obligation to update any forward-looking statements.

Contact Information
Bruce Mackle
LifeSci Advisors, LLC

Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets


  September 30,
  December 31,
Current assets:      
Cash and cash equivalents $ 122,796   $ 61,792
Prepaid expenses   452     1,104
Other current assets   -     214
Total current assets   123,248     63,110
Right-of-use assets   4,169     -
Property plant and equipment   250     -
Other assets   1,758     82
Total assets $ 129,425   $ 63,192
Current liabilities      
Accounts payable $ 2,259   $ 505
Accrued expenses   4,668     -
Lease liability   532     -
License payable   -     5,000
Common stock warrant liabilities   17,703     32,308
Total current liabilities   25,162     37,813
Lease liability, net of current portion   3,637     -
Total liabilities   28,799     37,813
Total stockholders' equity   100,626     25,379
Total liabilities and stockholders' equity $ 129,425   $ 63,192

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations


  For the three months ended   For the nine months ended
  September 30,   September 30,
    2021       2020       2021       2020  
Operating expenses:              
General and administrative $ 5,720     $ 305     $ 17,206     $ 342  
Research and development   12,211       -       27,743       -  
Total operating expenses   17,931       305       44,949       342  
Loss from operations   (17,931 )     (305 )     (44,949 )     (342 )
Other income (expense)              
Change in fair value of warrant liabilities   (6,606 )     -       12,102       -  
Other income (expense)   13       (2 )     13       (2 )
Total other income (expense)   (6,593 )     (2 )     12,115       (2 )
Net loss $ (24,524 )   $ (307 )   $ (32,834 )   $ (344 )
Net loss per common share, basic and diluted $ (1.39 )   $ (0.06 )   $ (2.06 )   $ (0.07 )
Weighted average common shares outstanding, basic and diluted   17,694       5,076       15,941       5,018  


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