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Landos Biopharma Provides Company Update and Reports Third Quarter 2023 Results

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Landos Biopharma, Inc. (NASDAQ: LABP) remains on track with the NEXUS Phase 2 Clinical Trial of NX-13 for Ulcerative Colitis, with top-line results planned for Q4 2024. The company also announced sufficient cash to fund operations into the first half of 2025.
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  • NEXUS Phase 2 clinical trial of NX-13 for Ulcerative Colitis remains on track, with top-line results planned for Q4 2024
  • Strategic research collaboration with the Inflammatory Bowel Disease Team at KU Leuven and University Hospitals Leuven is expected to provide additional insights regarding the impact of NX-13 on gene expression, gene regulation, and cytokine responses
  • The Company had cash, cash equivalents, and marketable securities of $42.5 million as of September 30, 2023, which it believes will be sufficient to fund operating expenses and capital requirements into the first half of 2025
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NEXUS Phase 2 Clinical Trial of NX-13 for Ulcerative Colitis Remains On Track with Top-line Results Planned for Q4 2024

Sufficient Cash to Fund Planned Operations into First Half of 2025

NEW YORK, Nov. 09, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Landos Biopharma, Inc. (NASDAQ: LABP), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company developing novel, oral medicines for patients with autoimmune diseases, today provided a business update and announced financial results for the quarter ended September 30, 2023.

“The NX-13 Phase 2 clinical program (NEXUS) remains our top priority, and we are pleased with our execution and progress during the third quarter,” said Gregory Oakes, President and CEO of Landos. “We believe NX-13 can deliver on the potential of immunometabolism and its role in breaking the inflammatory cycle for the millions of patients suffering from moderate-to-severe ulcerative colitis.”

Third Quarter 2023 Clinical Development Highlights

NX-13 is a novel, gut-selective NLRX1 agonist in development as a once-daily, oral treatment for ulcerative colitis (UC).

  • NEXUS Phase 2 proof-of-concept clinical trial:
    • The NEXUS trial of NX-13 remains on track as the Company continues to recruit, screen and randomize patients for the trial.
    • 20 sites in the United States and Europe have been activated.
    • NEXUS is a randomized, statistically powered, multicenter, double-blind, placebo-controlled, multiple dose, 12-week induction study evaluating 80 patients with moderate-to-severe UC with a long-term extension (LTE) period out to one year. All subjects will be randomized to receive either a 250 mg or 750 mg immediate release dose of NX-13 or placebo. The primary objective of the trial is to evaluate the clinical efficacy, safety and pharmacokinetics of oral NX-13 vs. placebo (NCT05785715 ClinicalTrials.gov).
    • NEXUS top-line results are expected to be reported in the fourth quarter of 2024.
  • In September 2023, the Company announced a strategic research collaboration with the Inflammatory Bowel Disease Team at KU Leuven and University Hospitals Leuven, a leading European research university and hospital network known for its innovation in Leuven, Belgium. The goal of this collaboration is to further characterize the effects of NX-13 on epithelial cells using UC patient-derived organoid models that mimic in vivo conditions while allowing for controlled in vitro studies. The results are expected to provide additional insights regarding the impact of NX-13 on gene expression, gene regulation and cytokine responses. Results from this research collaboration are expected to be presented at appropriate medical conferences in 2024.
  • In October 2023, the Company presented additional findings from its Phase 1b study of NX-13 for the treatment of UC, including detailed results on the rapid symptomatic relief and improvement in multiple biomarkers observed in the study.
    • Presented two oral presentations and one poster at the United European Gastroenterology Week (UEGW) 2023.
    • Presented three posters at the American College of Gastroenterology (ACG) 2023 Annual Scientific Meeting.

Third Quarter 2023 Financial Highlights

  • As of September 30, 2023, the Company had cash, cash equivalents and marketable securities of $42.5 million, which it believes will be sufficient to fund operating expenses and capital requirements into the first half of 2025.
  • Research and development expenses were $3.1 million for the third quarter of 2023, compared to $4.9 million for the third quarter of 2022. The decrease was primarily attributable to the wind down of omilancor and LABP-104 clinical trials and a reduction in NX-13 Phase 1b clinical trial costs, partially offset by initiation of the NEXUS trial. Additionally, there were increases in compensation costs, partially offset by a decrease in consulting costs.
  • General and administrative expenses were $2.1 million for the third quarter of 2023, compared to $3.0 million for the third quarter of 2022. The decrease was primarily attributable to decreased costs in consulting and Directors & Officers (D&O) insurance.

About Landos Biopharma

Landos Biopharma is a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company focused on the development of first-in-class, oral therapeutics for patients with autoimmune diseases. Our mission is to create safer and more effective treatments that address the therapeutic gap in the current treatment paradigm.

We have a portfolio of novel targets anchoring two libraries of immunometabolic modulation pathways, including four potentially first-in-class, once-daily, oral therapies targeting eight indications in the immunology space.

We are currently focused on advancing the clinical development of NX-13 in UC. We initiated the NEXUS Phase 2 proof-of-concept trial in the second quarter of 2023 and expect to report topline results by the fourth quarter of 2024.

For more information, please visit www.landosbiopharma.com.

Cautionary Note on Forward-Looking Statements

Statements in this press release about future expectations, plans and prospects for Landos Biopharma, Inc. (the “Company”), including statements about the Company’s strategy, clinical development and regulatory plans for its product candidates and other statements containing the words “anticipate”, “plan”, “expect”, “may”, “will”, “could”, “believe”, “look forward”, “potential”, the negatives thereof, variations thereon and similar expressions, or any discussions of strategy constitute forward-looking statements. Actual results may differ materially from those indicated by such forward-looking statements as a result of various important factors, including: the uncertainties inherent in the initiation and enrollment of current and future clinical trials, including the ongoing Phase 2 trial of NX-13, availability and timing of data from ongoing clinical trials, expectations for regulatory approvals, other matters that could affect the availability or commercial potential of the Company’s product candidates, our anticipated cash runway and other similar risks. Risks regarding the Company’s business are described in detail in its Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) filings, including in its Annual Reports on Form 10-K and Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q, which are available on the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov. Additional information will be made available in other filings that the Company makes from time to time with the SEC. In addition, the forward-looking statements included in this press release represent the Company’s views only as of the date hereof. The Company anticipates that subsequent events and developments will cause the Company’s views to change. However, while the Company may elect to update these forward-looking statements at some point in the future, the Company specifically disclaims any obligation to do so, except as may be required by law. These forward-looking statements should not be relied upon as representing the Company’s views as of any date subsequent to the date hereof.

Contacts

Rebecca Mosig, Vice President, Corporate Development
Landos Biopharma
ir@landosbiopharma.com

John Mullaly
LifeSci Advisors, LLC
jmullaly@lifesciadvisors.com

 
Landos Biopharma, Inc. Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations (in thousands, except share and per share amounts)
 
  Three Months Ended
September 30,
 Nine Months Ended
September 30,
  2023 2022 2023 2022
Operating expenses:        
Research and development $3,063  $4,862  $8,852  $22,266 
General and administrative  2,136   2,967   7,265   11,782 
Total operating expenses  5,199   7,829   16,117   34,048 
Loss from operations  (5,199)  (7,829)  (16,117)  (34,048)
Other (expense) income, net  (661)  (67)  301   4 
Net loss $(5,860) $(7,896) $(15,816) $(34,044)
Net loss per share, basic and diluted $(0.94) $(1.96) $(2.51) $(8.46)
Weighted-average shares used to compute net loss per share, basic and diluted  6,207,638   4,025,489   6,298,846   4,025,489 


 
Landos Biopharma, Inc. Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets (in thousands)
 
  September 30, December 31,
  2023 2022
  (Unaudited)  
Assets    
Current assets:    
Cash and cash equivalents $42,408  $36,640 
Marketable securities, available-for-sale  62   7,762 
Restricted cash  50    
Prepaid expenses and other current assets  710   851 
Total current assets  43,230   45,253 
Total assets $43,230  $45,253 
     
Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity    
Current liabilities:    
Accounts payable $1,135  $3,435 
Accrued liabilities  4,431   2,687 
Total current liabilities  5,566   6,122 
Total liabilities  5,566   6,122 
Commitments and contingencies    
Stockholders’ equity:    
Common stock  31   40 
Additional paid-in capital  186,877   172,575 
Accumulated other comprehensive loss  (1)  (57)
Accumulated deficit  (149,243)  (133,427)
Total stockholders’ equity     37,664      39,131 
Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity $43,230  $45,253 


Landos Biopharma, Inc. (NASDAQ: LABP) is working on the NEXUS Phase 2 Clinical Trial of NX-13 for Ulcerative Colitis, with top-line results planned for Q4 2024.

The goal of the collaboration is to further characterize the effects of NX-13 on epithelial cells using UC patient-derived organoid models that mimic in vivo conditions while allowing for controlled in vitro studies.

As of September 30, 2023, the company had cash, cash equivalents, and marketable securities of $42.5 million, which it believes will be sufficient to fund operating expenses and capital requirements into the first half of 2025.
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there is an unmet need for new treatments for autoimmune diseases that transform paradigms and clinical practice. landos will address that unmet clinical need. we know physicians are tired of settling for mediocre therapies for patients living with autoimmune disorders. with one first in class, oral therapy for inflammatory bowel disease (ibd) and its two clinical manifestations: crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, showing remarkable preclinical results and entering clinical trials, our team is poised to soon offer ibd patients a better way. the bottom line is this: patients deserve treatment options that are safer, more effective, and less disruptive to their lives. that is what drives landos scientists and our team each and every day.