Mind Medicine (MindMed) Inc. (NASDAQ: MNMD), (NEO: MMED), (the “Company” or "MindMed"), a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company developing novel product candidates to treat brain health disorders, today reported its financial results for the full-year ended December 31, 2022.
“Our significant progress in 2022 has set the stage for what we expect to be a transformational 2023. This year we expect key data readouts from our Phase 2b study of MM-120 for the treatment of generalized anxiety disorder, as well as from our Phase 2a proof-of-concept trial of repeated low-dose MM-120 in attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder. Additionally, we expect to initiate the first clinical trial of MM-402 later in the year. Importantly, we believe our financial position provides us with the ability to fund our programs well beyond these key milestones and into the first half of 2025. I am incredibly proud of our team’s achievements, and I am more confident than ever in our ability to continue advancing our organization and development programs. We are keenly focused on our mission to deliver novel therapies to treat brain health disorders, which we believe will lead to meaningful improvements in patient outcomes in these major areas of unmet medical need.”
Recent Highlights and Anticipated Upcoming Milestones:
Phase 2b study evaluating MM-120 for generalized anxiety disorder ("GAD") remains on track
Phase 2a study evaluating MM-120 for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder ("ADHD") remains on track
Advancing development of MM-402 into first clinical trial in 2023
Collaborations and Partnerships
The Company continues to support its ongoing collaboration with the Liechti Lab at University Hospital Basel (“UHB”) in Switzerland. MindMed has exclusive worldwide rights to data, compounds and patent rights associated with UHB’s research on lysergide and other psychedelic compounds, including data from preclinical studies and investigator-initiated clinical trials.
In September 2022, UHB published the results of a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled Phase 2 study in the peer-reviewed scientific journal, Biological Psychiatry. Topline results in 46 patients with clinically significant anxiety demonstrated the significant, rapid, durable and beneficial effects of lysergide and its potential to mitigate symptoms of anxiety and depression with an acceptable tolerability profile. The Company believes these results support the continued clinical development of lysergide.
In November 2022, the peer-reviewed publication of a double-blind, placebo-controlled, random-order, two-period crossover investigator-initiated trial of lysergide and ketanserin was published in the International Journal of Neuropsychopharmacology. The study demonstrated the potential of ketanserin to shorten and attenuate the perceptual effects of lysergide.
Cash Balance. As of December 31, 2022, MindMed had cash and cash equivalents totaling $142.1 million compared to $133.5 million as of December 31, 2021. The Company believes its available cash and cash equivalents will be sufficient to fund its operating requirements into the first half of 2025.
Net Cash in Operating Activities. The net cash used in operating activities was $50.1 million for the year ended December 31, 2022, compared to $45.8 million in the year ended December 31, 2021.
Research and Development (R&D). R&D expenses were $36.2 million for the year ended December 31, 2022, compared to $34.8 million for the year ended December 31, 2021, an increase of $1.4 million. The increase was primarily due to increases of $2.9 million in expenses related to clinical research for MM-120, and $5.4 million in internal personnel costs as a result of increasing research and development capacities, offset by a decrease of $5.6 million in expenses related to the Company's MM-110 program, and a decrease of $2.4 million of expenses in connection with various external R&D collaborations.
General and Administrative (G&A). G&A expenses were $30.2 million for the year ended December 31, 2022, compared to $59.1 million for the year ended December 31, 2021, a decrease of $28.9 million. The decrease was primarily due to a decrease of $27.4 million in non-cash stock-based compensation expenses primarily relating to the modification of stock option awards and RSUs recorded during the year ended December 31, 2021.
Net Loss. Net loss for the year ended December 31, 2022 was $56.8 million, compared to $93.0 million for the same period in 2021.
MindMed management will host a conference call at 4:30 PM EST today to provide a corporate update and review the Company’s fiscal year 2022 financial results. Individuals may participate in the live call via telephone by dialing (888) 886-7786 (domestic) or (416) 764-8658 (international) and using conference ID 09516401 or by clicking on this link and requesting a return call. The webcast can be accessed live here on the Financials page in the Investors section of the MindMed website, https://mindmed.co/. The webcast will be archived on the Company’s website for at least 30 days after the conference call.
MindMed is a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company developing novel product candidates to treat brain health disorders. Our mission is to be the global leader in the development and delivery of treatments that unlock new opportunities to improve patient outcomes. We are developing a pipeline of innovative product candidates, with and without acute perceptual effects, targeting neurotransmitter pathways that play key roles in brain health disorders.
MindMed trades on NASDAQ under the symbol MNMD and on the Canadian NEO Exchange under the symbol MMED.
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