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-- Antimicrobial Drugs Advisory Committee of FDA scheduled for August 8, 2018 to review the Company's NDAs for omadacycline --
-- Omadacycline PDUFA action date scheduled for October 2018 --
-- Company on track for a first quarter 2019 omadacycline U.S. launch --
BOSTON, Aug. 02, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Paratek Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: PRTK), a biopharmaceutical company focused on the development and commercialization of innovative therapies based on tetracycline chemistry, today reported financial results and provided an update on financial, clinical, commercial and regulatory filing activities for the quarter ended June 30, 2018.
“With the omadacyline regulatory applications accepted for review by the FDA, and an early October FDA decision date, 2018 is shaping up to be a transformative year for Paratek. Our clinical and regulatory teams are actively preparing for the upcoming advisory committee meeting, while in parallel, our commercial team has accelerated activities for an anticipated product launch in the first quarter 2019,” said Michael Bigham, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Paratek. “We also continue to educate the medical community about the efficacy and safety profile of omadacycline against a number of important resistant pathogens, in a variety of infection types and across the range of disease severity studied, with a number of presentations from omadacycline development programs at two medical conferences this quarter.”
Second Quarter 2018 Financial Results
For the second quarter of 2018, Paratek reported a net loss of $29.7 million, or $0.94 per share, compared to a net loss of $18.2 million, or $0.66 per share, for the same period in 2017.
Research and development expenses were $14.8 million for the second quarter of 2018, compared to $15.1 million for the second quarter of 2017. The decrease was primarily driven by lower clinical study costs, offset by an increase in manufacturing production costs for omadacycline.
General and administrative expenses were $12.9 million for the second quarter of 2018 compared to $8.7 million for the second quarter of 2017. The increase was primarily due to additional headcount, higher marketing, market access and other commercial costs related to commercial launch preparation activities.
As of June 30, 2018, Paratek had cash, cash equivalents, and marketable securities of $321.1 million. Based on current operating assumptions, including commercial buildout and launch of omadacycline, Paratek’s existing capital, future contingent regulatory and commercial milestone payments from collaborations with Allergan and Zai Lab, and estimated omadacycline product sales will enable Paratek to fund operating expenses and capital expenditure requirements through the first quarter of 2021.
Conference Call and Webcast
Paratek’s earnings conference call for the quarter ended June 30, 2018 will be broadcast today at 4:30 p.m. EDT on August 2, 2018. The live webcast can be accessed under "Events and Presentations" in the Investor Relations section of Paratek’s website at www.ParatekPharma.com.
Domestic investors wishing to participate in the call should dial: 866-575-6539 and international investors should dial: 323-994-2082. The conference ID is 7693255. Investors can also access the call at http://public.viavid.com/index.php?id=130195.
Replays of the call will be available through August 16, 2018. Domestic investors can access the replay by dialing 844-512-2921 and international investors can access the replay by dialing 412-317-6671. The PIN code to access the replay is 7693255.
Paratek routinely posts important information for investors on the Investor Relations section of its website at www.ParatekPharma.com. Paratek intends to use this website as a means of disclosing material, non-public information and for complying with its disclosure obligations under Regulation FD. Accordingly, investors should monitor the Investor Relations section of Paratek’s website, in addition to following its press releases, SEC filings, public conference calls, presentations and webcasts. The information contained on, or that may be accessed through, Paratek’s website is not incorporated by reference into, and is not a part of, this document.
About Paratek Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Paratek Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is a biopharmaceutical company focused on the development and commercialization of innovative therapies based upon its expertise in novel tetracycline chemistry. The Company’s lead product candidate, omadacycline, is a new, once-daily oral and intravenous broad-spectrum antibiotic being developed for the treatment of serious community-acquired bacterial infections, including community-acquired bacterial pneumonia (CABP), acute bacterial skin and skin structure infections (ABSSSI), and urinary tract infections (UTI). Omadacycline has been granted Qualified Infectious Disease Product designation and Fast Track status by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for the target indications of ABSSSI, CABP, and UTI. Paratek has completed Phase 3 development activities for omadacycline in CABP and ABSSSI, and its New Drug Applications to the U.S. FDA have been accepted for priority review. The Company plans to submit a marketing authorization in the European Union in the second half of this year. Paratek has entered into a collaboration agreement with Zai Lab for the development and commercialization of omadacycline in the greater China region, and retains all remaining global rights.
Under a research agreement with the U.S. Department of Defense, omadacycline also is being studied against pathogenic agents causing infectious diseases of public health and biodefense importance, including plague and anthrax.
Paratek's second product candidate, SEYSARA™ (sarecycline), is being developed by Allergan in the U.S. as a new once-daily oral therapy for the treatment of acne. Allergan has completed Phase 3 development activities for Seysara and its new drug application was accepted for review by the U.S. FDA in December 2017. Paratek retains all ex-U.S. rights to sarecycline.
Recognizing the serious threat of bacterial infections, Paratek is dedicated to providing solutions that enable positive outcomes and lead to better patient stories.
For more information, visit www.ParatekPharma.com or follow @ParatekPharma on Twitter.
Forward Looking Statements
This press release contains forward-looking statements including statements related to our overall strategy, product candidates, clinical studies, prospects, potential and expected results, including statements about the timing of advancing omadacycline and otherwise preparing for clinical studies, the timing of enrollment in our clinical studies and our reporting of the results of such studies, the potential for omadacycline to serve as an empiric monotherapy treatment option for patients suffering from ABSSSI, CABP, UTI, and other bacterial infections when resistance is of concern, the prospect of omadacycline providing broad-spectrum activity, and our ability to obtain regulatory approval of omadacycline. All statements, other than statements of historical facts, included in this press release are forward-looking statements, and are identified by words such as "advancing," "believe," "expect," "well positioned," "look forward," "anticipated," "continued," and other words and terms of similar meaning. These forward-looking statements are based upon our current expectations and involve substantial risks and uncertainties. We may not actually achieve the plans, carry out the intentions or meet the expectations or projections disclosed in our forward-looking statements and you should not place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements. Our actual results and the timing of events could differ materially from those included in such forward-looking statements as a result of these risks and uncertainties. These and other risk factors are discussed under "Risk Factors" and elsewhere in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2017, and our other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. We expressly disclaim any obligation or undertaking to update or revise any forward-looking statements contained herein.
|PARATEK PHARMACEUTICALS, INC.|
|Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets|
|June 30,||December 31,|
|Cash, cash equivalents and marketable securities||$||321,145||$||151,723|
|Total current liabilities||33,995||16,789|
|Long-term debt, less current portion||202,717||59,186|
|Common stock and additional paid-in-capital||613,311||552,748|
|Total stockholders' equity||85,492||82,478|
|Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations|
|(in thousands, except loss per share data)|
|Three Months Ended||Six Months Ended|
|June 30,||June 30,|
|License and royalty revenue||$||40||$||7,514||$||50||$||7,532|
|Research and development||14,802||15,079||29,665||33,735|
|General and administrative||12,912||8,716||24,785||17,080|
|Changes in fair value of contingent consideration||(31||)||(318||)||(46||)||(549||)|
|Total operating expenses||27,769||24,159||54,490||50,948|
|Loss from operations||(27,729||)||(16,645||)||(54,440||)||(43,416||)|
|Other income and expenses:|
|Other (loss) income, net||6||(8||)||(1||)||(15||)|
|Loss before income taxes||$||(29,733||)||$||(17,430||)||$||(57,482||)||$||(45,099||)|
|Provision for income taxes||—||753||—||753|
|Net loss per share - basic and diluted||$||(0.94||)||$||(0.66||)||$||(1.85||)||$||(1.78||)|
|Weighted average common shares outstanding|
|Basic and diluted||31,581,275||27,347,941||31,076,788||25,780,756|
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