Biora Therapeutics Provides Corporate Update and Reports Fourth Quarter and Full-Year 2022 Financial Results
March 30, 2023 at 16:01 PM EDT
Biora initiating preclinical testing with pharma collaborator’s molecule following recent data exceeding the company’s target bioavailability levels for systemic therapeutics platform
No adverse events indicated in 14-day tox study for targeted therapeutics program
Announcing new brand names for Biora’s therapeutics platforms: the NaviCap™ targeted oral delivery platform and the BioJet™ systemic oral delivery platform
Management will host conference call and webcast today at 4:30 PM Eastern / 1:30 PM Pacific
SAN DIEGO, March 30, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Biora Therapeutics, Inc. (Nasdaq: BIOR), the biotech company that is reimagining therapeutic delivery, today provided a corporate update and reported financial results for the fourth quarter and full year ended December 31, 2022.
Today, the company launched new brand names for its two therapeutics platforms. Its targeted therapeutics platform, previously called the Drug Delivery System (DDS), will now be known as the NaviCap™ targeted oral delivery platform. The NaviCap capsule uses autolocation technology to navigate through the GI tract and deliver drug to a targeted location.
Biora’s systemic therapeutics platform, previously called the Oral Biotherapeutic Delivery System (OBDS), is now the BioJet™ systemic oral delivery platform. The BioJet device uses liquid jet injection to deliver biotherapeutics into the small intestine for uptake into systemic circulation. Biora is also taking this opportunity to update its program numbers, replacing PGN with BT, for Biora Therapeutics. A guide to the new platform names and program numbers is available in the Investor Q&A on Biora’s website.
Biora recently completed execution of its 14-day toxicology study for its BT-600 program (formerly PGN-600). All planned doses were administered, and the company observed no adverse events or safety signals. The company is completing data analysis and reporting for the study, including analysis of device performance data for the over 600 devices administered during the study.
Biora also recently shared topline results from preclinical studies with two drugs using its BioJet systemic oral delivery platform, in which it achieved more than double its target bioavailability of 15% using an endoscopically placed and activated next-gen device. The company observed an average bioavailability of 37% with semaglutide, a GLP-1 receptor agonist, and an average bioavailability of 51% with adalimumab, a monoclonal antibody. These results significantly exceeded the 15% bioavailability target set by Biora and its pharma collaborators for progression of further development and testing using the platform.
"We are extremely pleased with our recent progress in development of our next-generation BioJet systemic delivery device. The excellent bioavailability results that we observed have enabled us to move forward with preclinical studies with one of our collaborator’s molecules, and we are on track for our goal to progress our other collaborations and potential partnerships this year,” said Adi Mohanty, Chief Executive Officer of Biora Therapeutics. “For the NaviCap targeted delivery platform, we achieved an important milestone with the administration of over 600 devices during our 14-day toxicology study for BT-600, which is far more devices than we would expect to administer as part of a phase 1 study. We have some additional work to do to analyze the device performance as part of this animal study, and we look forward to sharing that data with the FDA as we move toward filing our IND for BT-600 later this year,” continued Adi Mohanty.
Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2022 and Other Recent Corporate Highlights
Fourth Quarter and Full-Year 2022 Financial Results
Comparison of Three Months Ended December 31, 2022 and September 30, 2022
Operating expenses were $13.8 million for the three months ended December 31, 2022, compared to $14.0 million for the three months ended September 30, 2022.
Net loss was $13.7 million and net loss per share was $1.64 for the three months ended December 31, 2022, compared to net loss of $5.1 million and net loss per share of $0.68 for the three months ended September 30, 2022.
Net loss from discontinued operations was $0.3 million and net loss per share was $0.03 for the three months ended December 31, 2022, compared to net gain from discontinued operations of $9.8 million and net gain per share of $1.31 for the three months ended September 30, 2022.
Comparison of Three Months Ended December 31, 2022 and 2021
Operating expenses were $13.8 million for the three months ended December 31, 2022, compared to $20.6 million for the three months ended December 31, 2021.
Net loss was $13.7 million and net loss per share was $1.64 for the three months ended December 31, 2022, compared to net loss of $92.9 million and net loss per share of $13.98 for the three months ended December 31, 2021.
Net loss from discontinued operations was $0.3 million and net loss per share was $0.03 for the three months ended December 31, 2022, compared to net loss from discontinued operations of $10.1 million and net loss per share of $1.52 for the three months ended December 31, 2021.
Comparison of Full Year Ended December 31, 2022 and 2021
The company generated $12.2 million in revenues for the year ended December 31, 2022, out of which $11.8 million came from discontinued operations, primarily due to a partial reversal of prior period accruals. The company generated $60.6 million in revenues for the year ended December 31, 2021, out of which $59.4 million came from discontinued operations. Operating expenses were $62.1 million for the year ended December 31, 2022, compared to $119.1 million for the year ended December 31, 2021.
Net loss was $38.2 million and net loss per share was $5.00 for the year ended December 31, 2022, compared to net loss of $247.4 million and net loss per share of $64.33 for the year ended December 31, 2021.
Net gain from discontinued operations was $10.7 million and net gain per share was $1.40 for the year ended December 31, 2022, compared to net loss from discontinued operations of $68.9 million and net loss per share of $17.91 for the year ended December 31, 2021.
Webcast and Conference Call Information
Biora Therapeutics will host a webcast and conference call to discuss the fourth quarter and full year 2022 financial results and answer investment community questions today, Thursday, March 30, 2023 at 4:30 PM Eastern time / 1:30 PM Pacific time.
The live call may be accessed by dialing 1-855-327-6837 (domestic) or 1-631-891-4304 (international) and entering the conference code: 10021548. A live webcast will be available via the Investors section of the company website, with a replay available online for 60 days following the call.
About Biora Therapeutics
Biora Therapeutics is the biotech company that is reimagining therapeutic delivery. By creating innovative smart pills designed for targeted drug delivery to the GI tract, and systemic, needle-free delivery of biotherapeutics, the company is developing therapies to improve patients’ lives. Biora envisions a world where patients have access to needle-free drug delivery and better therapeutic outcomes.
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