Atai Life Sciences NV (ATAI:NASDAQ) anticipates, by year-end 2022, several catalysts involving its various drug development programs for mental health disorders, management reiterated at its recent R&D Day, reported ROTH Capital Partners analyst, Dr. Elemer Piros, in an October 25, 2022 research note.
Given atai's robust pipeline of treatment candidates and expected milestones, ROTH considers the biopharma a Buy and assigns it a $32 per share price target. Given atai is trading now at about $2.89 per share, this difference implies a significant potential return on investment.
"Atai expects eight compounds in drug development in addition to the advancement of its digital therapeutics platform," Piros wrote.
Events to Watch For
Piros listed each of atai's compounds and the anticipated positive stock-moving event for each. He noted the timelines the biopharma provided are the same as the ones it previously announced.
The catalysts expected in the remaining months of 2022 for this Germany-based company are:
1) PCN-101, R ketamine, treatment-resistant depression: efficacy results from the Phase 2a trial of the intravenous formulation
2) RL-007, compound, schizophrenia-associated cognitive impairment: initiation of a Phase 2b randomized, placebo-controlled trial
3) KUR-101, deuterated mitragynine, opioid use disorder: initial results from the two-part Phase 1 trial in healthy male volunteers
Milestones anticipated in the near future but without a specific date are:
4) COMP-360, psilocybin, treatment-resistant depression: launch of the Phase 3 trial, design for which atai just announced
5) GRX-917, deuterated etifoxine, generalized anxiety disorder: start of a proof-of-concept Phase 2a trial
Catalysts forecasted for next year are:
6) DMX-1002, ibogaine, opioid user disorder: safety data in H1/23
7) VLS-01, DMT, treatment-resistant depression: safety and pharmacokinetics data in H1/23
8) EMP-01, MDMA derivative, post-traumatic stress disorder: initial data in H2/23 from a Phase 1 trial in 32 healthy volunteers
With all these advancing programs and catalysts on the horizon, Atai has a busy 12 months ahead.
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