March 14, 2022 07:00 ET | Source: AVEO Pharmaceuticals, Inc. AVEO Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
– Total 2021 Net Revenue of $42.3 Million –
– FOTIVDA® (tivozanib) U.S. Net Product Revenue of $38.9 Million since March 22, 2021 –
– FOTIVDA U.S. Net Product Revenue of $16.8 Million for 4Q 2021, Driven by a 26% Increase in Prescriptions Filled Compared to 3Q 2021 –
– Full Year 2022 FOTIVDA U.S. Net Product Revenue Guidance of $100 to $110 Million –
– Long-term data from pivotal TIVO-3 study presented at ASCO GU 2022 continue to demonstrate durable disease control and positive trend for overall survival for FOTIVDA –
– Company to Host Conference Call Today at 8:30 a.m. ET –
BOSTON, March 14, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — AVEO Oncology (Nasdaq: AVEO), a commercial stage, oncology-focused biopharmaceutical company, today reported financial results for the fourth quarter and full year ended December 31, 2021, and provided financial guidance for 2022.
“We have seen quarter over quarter growth in FOTIVDA® (tivozanib) sales since its commercial launch on March 22, 2021, including closing the year with U.S. net product revenue of $38.9 million for 2021 and $16.8 million of U.S. net product revenue in the fourth quarter of 2021. As we look to 2022, we expect to build on our commercial momentum by continuing to expand our prescriber base and increase the utilization of FOTIVDA in the third-line setting. We believe we made significant progress on both fronts in 2021 and look to build on this momentum in 2022,” said Michael Bailey, President and Chief Executive Officer of AVEO. “In addition to our commercial team’s educational and awareness initiatives, we believe the long-term progression free survival (PFS) data presented last month at the 2022 American Society of Clinical Oncology Genitourinary Cancers Symposium (ASCO GU) further support the durability of disease control demonstrated by FOTIVDA in the third- and fourth-line treatment setting. This marks the first presentation of five year follow-up data for patients being treated in this setting and helps guide clinical treatment. As we look ahead to 2022 and beyond, we remain confident that FOTIVDA has the potential to become a standard of care for adult patients with relapsed or refractory (R/R) advanced renal cell carcinoma (RCC) that have received two or more prior systemic treatments.”
“Our clinical team continues to make steady progress with expanding the opportunities for FOTIVDA in an effort to move to earlier settings in combinations with novel therapies as well as advancing our pipeline of monoclonal antibodies that collectively we believe will build long-term value for our shareholders.”
Fourth Quarter 2021 and Recent Highlights
Fourth Quarter and Year End 2021 Financial Highlights
AVEO believes that its $87.3 million in cash, cash equivalents and marketable securities as of December 31, 2021, along with expected net product revenues from the sales of FOTIVDA in the United States, will enable AVEO to maintain its current operations for a period of more than 12 months from the date of filing of its Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2021.
AVEO currently expects to achieve full year 2022 FOTIVDA U.S. net product revenues between $100.0 million and $110.0 million. AVEO expects that commercial spend will be approximately $50.0 million in 2022. AVEO expects general and administrative expense will remain at approximately $20.0 million for the year. Research and development expenses will be in the range of $60.0 million to $70.0 million in 2022 in support of our existing pipeline plans. In addition, AVEO expects that gross margins will continue to be in the mid-to-high 80th percentile in 2022.
Conference Call and Webcast
In connection with this announcement, AVEO will host a conference call and audio webcast today, March 14, 2021, at 8:30 AM Eastern Time. The call can be accessed by dialing (877) 423-9813 (U.S. and Canada) or (201) 689-8573 (international). The passcode for the conference call is 13727273. To access the live webcast, or the subsequent archived recording, please visit the Calendar of Events sub-section within the Investors section of the AVEO website at www.aveooncology.com.
About FOTIVDA® (tivozanib)
FOTIVDA® (tivozanib) is an oral, next-generation vascular endothelial growth factor receptor (VEGFR) tyrosine kinase inhibitor (TKI). It is a potent, selective inhibitor of VEGFRs 1, 2, and 3 with a long half-life designed to improve efficacy and tolerability. AVEO received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for FOTIVDA on March 10, 2021 for the treatment of adult patients with relapsed or refractory advanced renal cell carcinoma (RCC) following two or more prior systemic therapies. FOTIVDA was approved in August 2017 in the European Union and other countries in the territory of its partner EUSA Pharma (UK) Limited for the treatment of adult patients with advanced RCC. FOTIVDA has been shown to significantly reduce regulatory T-cell production in preclinical models.1 FOTIVDA was discovered by Kyowa Kirin.
FOTIVDA is indicated for the treatment of adult patients with relapsed or refractory advanced renal cell carcinoma (RCC) following two or more prior systemic therapies.
IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION
WARNINGS AND PRECAUTIONS
Hypertension and Hypertensive Crisis: Control blood pressure prior to initiating FOTIVDA. Monitor for hypertension and treat as needed. For persistent hypertension despite use of anti-hypertensive medications, reduce the FOTIVDA dose.
Cardiac Failure: Monitor for signs or symptoms of cardiac failure throughout treatment with FOTIVDA.
Cardiac Ischemia and Arterial Thromboembolic Events: Closely monitor patients who are at increased risk for these events. Permanently discontinue FOTIVDA for severe arterial thromboembolic events, such as myocardial infarction and stroke.
Venous Thromboembolic Events: Closely monitor patients who are at increased risk for these events. Permanently discontinue FOTIVDA for severe venous thromboembolic events.
Hemorrhagic Events: Closely monitor patients who are at risk for or who have a history of bleeding.
Proteinuria: Monitor throughout treatment with FOTIVDA. For moderate to severe proteinuria, reduce the dose or temporarily interrupt treatment with FOTIVDA.
Thyroid Dysfunction: Monitor before initiation and throughout treatment with FOTIVDA.
Risk of Impaired Wound Healing: Withhold FOTIVDA for at least 24 days before elective surgery. Do not administer for at least 2 weeks following major surgery and adequate wound healing. The safety of resumption of FOTIVDA after resolution of wound healing complications has not been established.
Reversible Posterior Leukoencephalopathy Syndrome (RPLS): Discontinue FOTIVDA if signs or symptoms of RPLS occur.
Embryo-Fetal Toxicity: Can cause fetal harm. Advise patients of the potential risk to a fetus and to use effective contraception.
Allergic Reactions to Tartrazine: The 0.89 mg capsule of FOTIVDA contains FD&C Yellow No.5 (tartrazine) which may cause allergic-type reactions (including bronchial asthma) in certain susceptible patients.
The most common (≥20%) adverse reactions were fatigue, hypertension, diarrhea, decreased appetite, nausea, dysphonia, hypothyroidism, cough, and stomatitis, and the most common Grade 3 or 4 laboratory abnormalities (≥5%) were sodium decreased, lipase increased, and phosphate decreased.
Strong CYP3A4 Inducers: Avoid coadministration of FOTIVDA with strong CYP3A4 inducers.
USE IN SPECIFIC POPULATIONS
Lactation: Advise not to breastfeed.
Females and Males of Reproductive Potential: Can impair fertility.
Hepatic Impairment: Adjust dosage in patients with moderate hepatic impairment. Avoid use in patients with severe hepatic impairment.
To report SUSPECTED ADVERSE REACTIONS, contact AVEO Pharmaceuticals, Inc. at 1-833-FOTIVDA (1-833-368-4832) or FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088 or www.fda.gov/medwatch.
Please see FOTIVDA Full Prescribing Information which is available at www.FOTIVDA.com.
About Advanced Renal Cell Carcinoma
According to the American Cancer Society’s 2021 statistics, renal cell carcinoma (RCC) is the most common type of kidney cancer, which is among the ten most common cancers in both men and women. Approximately 73,750 new cases of kidney cancer will be diagnosed annually and about 14,830 people will die from this disease. In patients with late-stage disease, the five-year survival rate is 13%. Agents that target the vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) pathway have shown significant antitumor activity in RCC.2 According to a 2019 publication, 50% of the approximately 10,000 patients who progress following two or more lines of therapy choose not to receive further treatment,3 which may be attributable to tolerability concerns and a lack of data to support evidence-based treatment decisions in this highly relapsed or refractory patient population.
About AVEO Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
AVEO is a commercial-stage, oncology-focused biopharmaceutical company committed to delivering medicines that provide a better life for patients with cancer. AVEO currently markets FOTIVDA® (tivozanib) in the U.S. for the treatment of adult patients with relapsed or refractory advanced renal cell carcinoma (RCC) following two or more prior systemic therapies. AVEO continues to develop FOTIVDA in immuno-oncology and other novel targeted combinations in RCC and other indications, and has other investigational programs in clinical development. AVEO is committed to creating an environment of diversity, equity and inclusion to diversify representation within the company.
Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements
This press release contains forward-looking statements of AVEO within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 that involve substantial risks and uncertainties. All statements, other than statements of historical fact, contained in this press release are forward-looking statements. The words “anticipate,” “believe,” “design,” “expect,” “hope,” “intend,” “may,” “plan,” “potential,” “could,” “should,” “would,” “seek,” “look forward,” “advance,” “goal,” “strategy,” or the negative of these terms or other similar expressions, are intended to identify forward-looking statements, although not all forward-looking statements contain these identifying words. These forward-looking statements include, among others, statements about: AVEO’s expectations of achieving quarter over quarter sales growth and an increase in its sales ramp of FOTIVDA in future periods; AVEO’s, plans, strategies ability to successfully sell and distribute FOTIVDA to patients in the United States; the potential for FOTIVDA as a treatment option for patients with relapsed or refractory advanced RCC; the potential efficacy, safety, and tolerability of tivozanib, both as a stand-alone drug candidate and in combination with other therapies in other indications; the date enrollment will be completed for AVEO’s pivotal Phase 3 TiNivo-2 study; AVEO’s plans, strategies and execution for current and future clinical trials and preclinical studies of tivozanib, ficlatuzumab, AV-380 and AVEO’s ErbB3 targeted antibodies; the advancement of AVEO’s pipeline, including the advancement of tivozanib, ficlatuzumab and AV-380 in multiple clinical trials and preclinical studies; the availability of clinical supplies of ficlatuzumab and AV-380; the potential efficacy, safety and tolerability of ficlatuzumab, both as a stand-alone drug candidate and in combination with other therapies in HNSCCand other indications; AVEO’s ability to pursue regulatory strategies based on the results of clinical trials and preclinical studies of its product candidates; the period in which AVEO expects to have cash to fund its operations; AVEO’s strategy, prospects, plans and objectives for FOTIVDA and its product candidates and for AVEO generally; the potential commercial opportunity of FOTIVDA and AVEO’s other product candidates; AVEO’s estimates for its cash runway and the contingencies on which such runway is dependent; and statements regarding AVEO’s performance, including but not limited to statements in the section titled “Financial Guidance.” AVEO has based its expectations and estimates on assumptions that may prove to be incorrect. As a result, readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these expectations and estimates. Actual results or events could differ materially from the plans, intentions and expectations disclosed in the forward-looking statements that AVEO makes due to a number of important factors, including risks relating to: AVEO’s ability to achieve quarter over quarter sales growth of FOTIVDA; the ongoing access challenges arising from the COVID-19 pandemic and related variants; the percentage of FOTIVDA prescriptions being made to patients who are in the third- and fourth-line treatment setting maintaining or increasing over time; AVEO’s ability to successfully implement its strategic plans, including its ability to successfully commercialize FOTIVDA and to obtain and maintain market and third party payor acceptance of FOTIVDA; AVEO’s ability, and the ability of its licensees, to demonstrate to the satisfaction of applicable regulatory agencies such as the FDA the safety, efficacy, and clinically meaningful benefit of AVEO’s product candidates, and risks relating to the timing and costs of seeking and obtaining regulatory approvals; AVEO’s dependence on third-party vendors for the development, manufacture, supply, storage and distribution of FOTIVDA, ficlatuzumab, AV-380 and its other product candidates; AVEO’s ability to enter into and maintain its third party collaboration and license agreements, and its ability, and the ability of its strategic partners, to achieve development and commercialization objectives under these arrangements; AVEO’s and its collaborators’ ability to successfully enroll and complete clinical trials; AVEO’s ability to maintain compliance with regulatory requirements applicable to FOTIVDA and its product candidates; AVEO’s ability to obtain sufficient clinical supplies of its product candidates; AVEO’s ability to obtain and maintain adequate protection for intellectual property rights relating to FOTIVDA and its product candidates; unplanned capital requirements; uncertainties related to AVEO’s ability to access future borrowings under the Hercules loan agreement, which turns on the achievement of milestones related to sales of FOTIVDA in the U.S., which milestones may not be achieved; adverse general economic, political and industry conditions; the potential adverse effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on AVEO’s business continuity, financial condition, results of operations, liquidity and ability to commercialize FOTIVDA, manufacture clinical and commercial product and timely initiate new trials or complete its ongoing clinical trials; competitive factors; and those risks discussed in the sections titled “Risk Factor Summary,” “Risk Factors” and “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations—Liquidity and Capital Resources” included in AVEO’s quarterly and annual reports on file with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and in other filings that AVEO makes with the SEC. The forward-looking statements in this press release represent AVEO’s views as of the date of this press release, and subsequent events and developments may cause its views to change. While AVEO may elect to update these forward-looking statements at some point in the future, it specifically disclaims any obligation to do so. You should, therefore, not rely on these forward-looking statements as representing AVEO’s views as of any date other than the date of this press release.
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