Mar 10, 2023 Cingulate Inc. Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2022 Financial Results and Provides Clinical and Business Update
CTx-1301 Phase 3 Adult Dose-Optimization Study Ongoing; Results Expected 3Q 2023
Positive Top-Line Data from CTx-1301 Fed/Fast Study Announced, Full Results Submitted for Presentation at Forthcoming Medical Meeting
CTx-1301 Pivotal Phase 3 Trial in Pediatric/Adolescent Patients Planned to Begin Mid-2023
KANSAS CITY, Kan., March 10, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Cingulate Inc. (NASDAQ: CING), a biopharmaceutical company utilizing its proprietary Precision Timed Release™ (PTR™) drug delivery platform technology to build and advance a pipeline of next-generation pharmaceutical products, today announced its financial results for the three and 12 months ended December 31, 2022, and provided a clinical and business update. Highlights include multiple clinical updates on CTx-1301, the Company’s lead candidate being investigated as a true, once-daily treatment for attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).
“The fourth quarter of 2022 was instrumental for Cingulate, during which we executed a Master Services Agreement with Societal CDMO to manufacture CTx-1301, and successfully initiated our Phase 3 Adult Onset and Duration Trial,” said Shane J. Schaffer, PharmD, Cingulate Chairman and CEO. “With the first of two CTx-1301 Phase 3 studies underway and the second planned to begin mid-2023, we’ve made significant progress towards bringing the first true, once-daily stimulant to market that addresses all major unmet needs in ADHD.”
CTx-1301 is a novel, investigational, trimodal, extended-release tablet formulation of dexmethylphenidate, a compound approved by the FDA for the treatment of ADHD.
Phase 3 Adult Dose-Optimization Trial on Track for Q3 2023 Results
The Phase 3 CTx-1301-022 (NCT05631626) trial is evaluating the efficacy and safety of CTx-1301 in adults with ADHD in an laboratory classroom setting, which has been used extensively to evaluate the efficacy of ADHD medications. Following initiation in December, the dose optimization phase for the first cohort has commenced.
The trial is being led by Ann C. Childress, MD, practicing psychiatrist and president of the American Professional Society for ADHD and Related Disorders (APSARD). Dr. Childress has conducted over 180 clinical studies and is considered a preeminent global ADHD expert.
“While we have many approved stimulant medications at our disposal as clinicians, my long-standing desire in over 20-years of clinical practice is to utilize a product that provides entire active-day efficacy, providing a quick onset of action and a duration into the early evening. Afternoon booster doses are our current work-around, but these lead to issues with adherence, optimal efficacy, and the potential for abuse and diversion, and may be accompanied with unwanted side effects. Having a product like CTx-1301 would be beneficial to patients and providers, as it is designed to avoid booster doses and address the long-standing unmet needs facing our patients with ADHD,” said Dr. Childress.
- CTx-1301: Cingulate advanced its clinical program for CTx-1301 on the streamlined approval pathway under Section 505(b)(2) of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act. As part of that effort:
Cingulate initiated a CTx-1301 Phase 3 adult dose-optimization study in December 2022 to assess onset and duration of efficacy and safety in adults with ADHD, dose optimization of the first cohort has commenced and results are expected in the third quarter of 2023.
In addition, the CTx-1301 Phase 3 fixed-dose pediatric and adolescent safety and efficacy study is expected to commence in mid-2023; results are expected in the first quarter of 2024.
In order to meet the pharmacology requirement for the CTx-1301 New Drug Application (NDA) submission, Cingulate completed a food effect study in October of 2022, which demonstrated that CTx-1301 can be taken with our without food.
Assuming positive clinical results from the Phase 3 trials, Cingulate plans to submit the NDA for CTx-1301 in the first half of 2024 under the Section 505(b)(2) pathway.
- CTx-2103: Cingulate is constructing a clinical program for CTx-2103 on the streamlined approval pathway under Section 505(b)(2) of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act. Based on the pharmacokinetic profile seen in the formulation study which was completed in September 2022, CTx-2103 achieved the desired triple release of buspirone. These positive results provided the critical information required to allow the Company to request a Pre-IND meeting with the FDA to discuss the design of the Company’s clinical and regulatory programs for CTx-2103, which is expected to allow for a potential IND filing in the fourth quarter of 2023.
- CTx-1302: A Phase 1/2 bioavailability study in ADHD patients for CTx-1302 (dextroamphetamine), Cingulate’s second asset for the treatment of ADHD, is planned for mid-2024. If results from this study are successful, pivotal Phase 3 clinical trials in all patient segments for CTx-1302 are expected to begin in late 2024 or early 2025.
Fourth Quarter and Full Year Results
- Cash Position: As of December 31, 2022, Cingulate had $5.4 million in cash and cash equivalents, as compared to $16.5 million in cash and cash equivalents as of December 31, 2021. Based on the Company’s current operating plan, Cingulate expects its cash and cash equivalents will enable the Company to fund its research and development and general and administrative expenditures into the second quarter of 2023. In January 2023, Cingulate entered into an At The Market Offering Agreement (the “ATM Agreement”) with H.C. Wainwright & Co., LLC, as sales agent (“Wainwright”), pursuant to which we may offer and sell, from time to time through Wainwright, shares of our common stock for aggregate proceeds of up to $2.65 million. To date, Cingulate has not made any sales under the ATM Agreement. In addition, Cingulate is evaluating other alternatives to raise additional capital, including equity and debt financing.
Research & Development (R&D) Expenses: R&D expenses were $1.9 million for the three months ended December 31, 2022, compared to $1.3 million for the same period in 2021. R&D expenses were $9.0 million for the year ended December 31, 2022, as compared to $8.4 million for the year ended December 31, 2021. This increase was related to a significant increase in clinical and manufacturing costs for CTx-1301 as Cingulate completed a food effect study in the fourth quarter of 2022 and initiated the Phase 3 adult dose-optimization study in late 2022. In addition, the Company’s manufacturing costs increased in 2022 relating to the production of clinical supply for Phase 3 trials of CTx-1301. These increases were offset by a decrease in personnel expenses due to the recording of $4.6 million to R&D expense in 2021 for a one-time noncash compensation charge for the modification of profits interest units (PIUs). The decrease in personnel costs due to the one-time noncash charge was offset by annual pay increases in 2022 and added personnel in late 2021 in anticipation of increased clinical activity.
- General and Administrative (G&A) Expenses: G&A expenses were $2.5 million for the three months ended December 31, 2022, compared to $1.4 million for the same period in 2021. G&A expenses were $8.5 million for the year ended December 31, 2022, as compared to $12.3 million for the year ended December 31, 2021. Personnel expenses decreased, primarily related to the recording of $8.1 million to G&A personnel expenses of a one-time noncash compensation charge in 2021 relating to the modification of PIUs. This decrease in personnel expenses due to the noncash compensation charge was offset by an increase in salaries expense due to the addition of personnel in late 2021 as the Company was preparing to operate as a public company. The decrease in personnel expenses was offset by increases in other expenses, including legal fees and audit fees primarily due to increased activity in late 2022 in preparation for future capital raises. In addition, insurance costs increased significantly due to the directors and officers insurance premium which is much higher for a publicly traded company.
- Net Loss: Net loss was $4.6 million for the three months ended December 31, 2022, compared to $2.7 million for the same period in 2021. Net loss was $17.7 million for the year ended December 31, 2022, as compared to $20.7 million for the year ended December 31, 2021. The decrease in net loss for the full year primarily relate to a one-time non-cash compensation charge totaling $12.7 million for the modification of profits interest units in the third quarter of 2021, partially offset by increased development activity as well as the increase in G&A expenses relating to additional costs to operate as a public company in 2022, both described above.
Cingulate Inc. is a biopharmaceutical company utilizing its proprietary Precision Timed Release™ (PTR™) drug delivery platform technology to build and advance a pipeline of next-generation pharmaceutical products, designed to improve the lives of patients suffering from frequently diagnosed conditions characterized by burdensome daily dosing regimens and suboptimal treatment outcomes. With an initial focus on the treatment of Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Cingulate is identifying and evaluating additional therapeutic areas where its PTR technology may be employed to develop future product candidates, such as anxiety disorders.
Cingulate is headquartered in Kansas City, KS. For more information visit Cingulate.com.
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|Consolidated Balance Sheet Data|
|December 31,||December 31,|
|Cash, cash equivalents and short-term investments||$||5,356,276||$||16,493,678|
|Total stockholders' equity||$||3,882,022||$||20,843,542|
|Consolidated Statements of Operations|
|Three Months Ended December 31,||Year Ended December 31,|
|Research and development||$||1,931,654||$||1,262,976||$||8,995,280||$||8,410,489|
|General and administrative||2,543,371||1,384,150||8,506,438||12,268,909|
|Interest and other income (expense), net||(130,002||)||(6,599||)||(174,514||)||(30,593||)|
|Loss before income taxes||(4,605,027||)||(2,653,725||)||(17,676,232||)||(20,709,991||)|
|Income tax benefit (expense)||-||-||-||-|
|Net loss per share of common stock, basic and diluted||$||(0.41||)||$||(0.32||)||$||(1.56||)||$||(2.79||)|
VP, Investor & Public Relations, Cingulate Inc.
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