Mineralys Therapeutics Reports Robust Financial Results for Q1 2024

Mineralys Therapeutics

RADNOR, PA — Mineralys Therapeutics, Inc. (Nasdaq: MLYS), a leading biopharmaceutical company, this week announced its impressive financial results and corporate developments for the first quarter ending March 31, 2024.

In a statement, Jon Congleton, CEO of Mineralys Therapeutics, said, “We persistently strive to execute our strategy and push forward our pivotal clinical trials of lorundrostat for the treatment of hypertension.” He further added that they are anticipating the release of topline data for the first of two crucial trials in the fourth quarter.

According to Congleton, the company’s approach to develop lorundrostat, a therapy that targets aldosterone, offers a significant breakthrough in the health sector. Aldosterone, a hormone linked with obesity, is implicated as a cause of uncontrolled and resistant hypertension and is a substantial factor in cardiorenal metabolic syndrome. Mineralys Therapeutics’ strategy to manage these health problems could potentially benefit millions of patients affected by hypertension, chronic kidney disease, and heart disease.

Among the company’s recent achievements was the progression of the Advance-HTN trial, which tests lorundrostat’s efficacy and safety for the treatment of uncontrolled or resistant hypertension. The test subjects are patients on two or three antihypertensive medications. In addition, the company further fortified its financial position by successfully completing a private placement financing in Q1 2024, raising approximately $116 million net proceeds.

Furthermore, Mineralys Therapeutics is currently leading the Launch-HTN Phase 3 Trial and Explore-CKD Phase 2 Trial. Both trials are well underway and should broaden our understanding of lorundrostat’s potential, particularly in patients with intractable hypertension and chronic kidney disease.

Financially, Mineralys Therapeutics marked a positive first quarter in 2024. With cash, cash equivalents, and investments amounting to $338.6 million, the company holds a strong financial footing, up from $239.0 million at the end of 2023. This increase will boost the company’s ability to fund future clinical studies and support corporate operations until 2026.

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Research and Development (R&D) expenses saw a surge from $12.3 million in Q1 2023 to $30.8 million in Q1 2024. This upswing reflects the company’s dedication to research and its continuous effort to explore new possibilities in hypertension and kidney disease treatments. Increases in clinical supply, manufacturing, regulatory costs, and expansion in staff count and stock-based compensation also contributed to the surge in R&D expenses.

Overall, the company reported a net loss of $31.5 million for Q1 2024, up from $12.6 million in the previous year, due to added expenses and other factors. Despite this, the company remains optimistic with its financial position due to increased interest earned on its investments in money market funds and U.S. treasuries.

As Mineralys Therapeutics continues its pursuit of novel treatments for hypertension and kidney disease, its first-quarter achievements and financial stability could provide a solid springboard for future advancements and breakthroughs.

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