CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (March 10, 2017) – InVivo Therapeutics Holdings Corp. (NVIV) today reported financial results for the year ended December 31, 2016.
Mark Perrin, InVivo’s CEO and Chairman, said, “2016 was a year marked by meaningful and significant progress. In 2016, we:
- received approval for converting the Neuro-Spinal Scaffold™ pilot study to the pivotal INSPIRE study;
- received approval to initiate the INSPIRE study in Canada (1st global step for InVivo);
- added 13 new clinical sites, including our first ex-U.S. sites (both in Canada);
- enrolled seven new patients, with three of those patients achieving the primary endpoint of conversion to partial paralysis by six months post-injury1;
- continued our spinal cord injury (SCI) thought leadership by attending and presenting at international conferences, where we presented 13 scientific abstracts to renowned leaders within the neurosurgical, neuroscience, and SCI communities;
- raised $32 million (gross), which is the company’s largest fund raising to date;
- successfully developed a preclinical prototype of the TrailMaker™ for the chronic spinal cord injury market and filed two patent applications;
- garnered unique media coverage about InVivo and the Neuro-Spinal Scaffold in 18 widely-read outlets resulting in nearly 30 million media impressions;
- and continued to make great strides in strengthening our research and intellectual property
We ended the year with approximately $33 million in cash, cash equivalents, and marketable securities that we project will fund us into the second quarter of 2018, by which time we expect to be able to submit the HDE application for marketing approval of the Neuro-Spinal Scaffold. Over the coming quarters, we will continue to make progress toward this goal by enrolling more patients, increasing sites, expanding into the U.K, and completing enrollment of the INSPIRE study, which we are now projecting will occur in the third quarter of 2017.
In addition to the progress with INSPIRE, we also plan to initiate our first study in cervical SCI in Canada in the coming months. Cervical SCI represents a higher risk, higher reward indication in which the effects of neural preservation, regeneration or remyelination may be more dramatically demonstrated. I am excited at the prospect of building upon last year’s advances and continuing our journey to redefine the lives of patients with spinal cord injuries.”
1two patients passed away and one unconverted patient has less than six months of follow-up.
For the year ended December 31, 2016, the Company reported a net loss of approximately $23,438,000, or $0.76 per share, compared to a net loss of approximately $33,314,000, or $1.26 per share, for the year ended December 31, 2015. Included in results for the years ended December 31, 2016 and 2015 were non-cash gain of $593,000 and a non-cash loss of $10,804,000, respectively, reflecting changes in the fair market value of the derivative warrant liability. Excluding the impact of the derivative warrant liability, adjusted net loss for the year ended December 31, 2016, was $24,031,000, or $0.78 per share, compared to an adjusted net loss of $22,510,000, or $0.85 per share, for the year ended December 31, 2015. The Company ended the year with $33,041,000 of cash, cash equivalents, and marketable securities as of December 31, 2016.
Adjusted net loss and adjusted net loss per share are non-GAAP financial measures that exclude the impact of the items noted. A reconciliation of these measures to the comparable GAAP measures is included with the tables contained in this release. The Company believes a presentation of these non-GAAP measures provides useful information to investors, enabling them to better understand the Company’s operations, on a period-to-period comparable basis, with financial amounts both including and excluding these identified items.
About The INSPIRE Study
The INSPIRE Study: InVivo Study of Probable Benefit of the Neuro-Spinal Scaffold™ for Safety and Neurologic Recovery in Subjects with Complete Thoracic AIS A Spinal Cord Injury, is designed to demonstrate the safety and probable benefit of the Neuro-Spinal Scaffold for the treatment of complete T2-T12/L1 spinal cord injury in support of a Humanitarian Device Exemption (HDE) application for approval. For more information, refer to https://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/study/NCT02138110.
About the Neuro-Spinal Scaffold Implant
Following acute spinal cord injury, surgical implantation of the biodegradable Neuro-Spinal Scaffold within the decompressed and debrided injury epicenter is intended to support appositional healing, thereby reducing post-traumatic cavity formation, sparing white matter, and allowing neural regeneration across the healed wound epicenter. The Neuro-Spinal Scaffold, an investigational device, has received a Humanitarian Use Device (HUD) designation and currently is being evaluated in the INSPIRE pivotal probable benefit study for the treatment of patients with complete (AIS A) traumatic acute spinal cord injury.
About InVivo Therapeutics
InVivo Therapeutics Holdings Corp. is a research and clinical-stage biomaterials and biotechnology company with a focus on treatment of spinal cord injuries. The company was founded in 2005 with proprietary technology co-invented by Robert Langer, Sc.D., Professor at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Joseph P. Vacanti, M.D., who then was at Boston Children’s Hospital and who now is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. In 2011, the company earned the David S. Apple Award from the American Spinal Injury Association for its outstanding contribution to spinal cord injury medicine. In 2015, the company’s investigational Neuro-Spinal Scaffold received the 2015 Becker’s Healthcare Spine Device Award. The publicly-traded company is headquartered in Cambridge, MA. For more details, visit www.invivotherapeutics.com.
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