In a Nov. 7, 2018, research note, H.C. Wainwright & Co. analyst, Dr. Swayampakula Ramakanth, reported that Tyme Technologies Inc. (TYME:NASDAQ) has several catalysts happening in calendar year 2019.
He listed and explained them.
The first catalyst, he noted, expected to occur next year, in January, is the readout of interim safety and efficacy data from the first stage of Tyme's Phase 2 pancreatic cancer trial, TYME-88-PANC. The study is evaluating use of Tyme's combination therapy SM-88 in patients with recurrent metastatic pancreatic cancer who have failed one or more prior chemotherapies.
In the first of TYME-88-PANC's two study parts, two SM-88 doses are being tested in 36 patients. "Of the two doses, the more effective dose could be used for the expansion cohort in the second stage of the Phase 2 study," Ramakanth pointed out.
Chronologically, the second catalyst, anticipated in Q1/19, is the release of updated safety and efficacy data from Tyme's Phase 1b/2 prostate cancer study. In the trial, Tyme's combination therapy SM-88 is being evaluated in eight patients with biochemically recurrent prostate cancer.
Ramakanth recapped that trial results to date demonstrated that patients tolerated the treatment well, with no related significant adverse events. Additionally, all of them showed a "greater than 20% reduction in circulating tumor cell levels by cycle two with no radiographic progression reported."
The third catalyst, slated for sometime in H1/19, is the start of the Precision Promise Phase 2/3 pivotal trial conducted by the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network. The study purpose is to compare the outcomes of new, potential pancreatic cancer treatments with those of the standard of care.
One such treatment to be evaluated is Tyme's SM-88, as a monotherapy for second line pancreatic cancer patients. "The participation in Precision Promise is a highly cost effective way to evaluate the therapeutic potential of SM-88," noted Ramakanth.
In the research report, the analyst also reviewed the biotech's financial results for its fiscal year (FY) Q2/19, which ended Sept. 30, 2018, along with forecasts for FY19. For the past quarter, the company posted zero revenue and a $0.07 per share net loss, which were in line with H.C. Wainwright's projections. For FY19, Tyme is projected to not generate revenue and sustain a greater net loss, of $0.30 per share.
The company's cash on hand at September's end was $21.1 million, which, Ramakanth asserted, "is sufficient to fund operations until FY Q1/20."
The analyst reiterated H.C. Wainwright's Buy rating and $9.50 per share price target on Tyme, whose current stock price is about $2.02 per share.[NLINSERT]
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