mirm-8k_20200507.htm

 

 

UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549

 

FORM 8-K

 

CURRENT REPORT

Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): May 7, 2020

 

Mirum Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

 

Delaware

 

001-38981

 

83-1281555

(State or other jurisdiction

of incorporation)

 

(Commission

File Number)

 

(I.R.S. Employer

Identification No.)

 

950 Tower Lane, Suite 1050

Foster City, California

 

 

 

94404

(Address of principal executive offices)

 

 

 

(Zip Code)

 

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (650) 667-4085

(Former name or former address, if changed since last report.)

 

Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions:

 

 

Written communications pursuant to Rule 425 under the Securities Act (17 CFR 230.425)

 

 

 

 

Soliciting material pursuant to Rule 14a-12 under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14a-12)

 

 

 

 

Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 14d-2(b) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14d-2(b))

 

 

 

 

Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 13e-4(c) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.13e-4(c))

 

Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:

 

Title of each class

 

Trading

Symbol(s)

 

Name of each exchange

on which registered

Common stock, par value $0.0001 per share

 

MIRM

 

Nasdaq Global Market

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (§ 230.405 of this chapter) or Rule 12b–2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (§ 240.12b–2 of this chapter).

Emerging growth company  

If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act.  

 

 

 

 


 

Item 2.02Results of Operations and Financial Condition.

On May 7, 2020, Mirum Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (the “Company”) issued a press release providing a corporate update and announcing its financial results for the quarter ended March 31, 2020. The full text of the press release is furnished as Exhibit 99.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K and is incorporated herein by reference.

The information in this Current Report on Form 8-K (including Exhibit 99.1) shall not be deemed “filed” for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”), or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that Section, nor shall it be deemed to be incorporated by reference into any filing of the Company under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or the Exchange Act, except as expressly set forth by specific reference in such filing.

Item 9.01Financial Statements and Exhibits.

(d) Exhibits.

 

Exhibit

No.

 

Description

 

 

99.1

 

Press Release dated May 7, 2020

 

 


 

SIGNATURES

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.

 

 

 

Mirum Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

 

 

 

 

 

Date: May 7, 2020

 

By:

 

/s/ Christopher Peetz

 

 

 

 

Christopher Peetz

 

 

 

 

President and Chief Executive Officer

 

 

mirm-ex991_6.htm

Exhibit 99.1

 

Mirum Pharmaceuticals Reports First Quarter 2020 Financial Results and Provides Business Updates

 

 

-

On track to begin rolling submission of NDA for maralixibat in Alagille Syndrome (ALGS)

in third quarter 2020

 

-

Cash, cash equivalents and investments balance of $166.1 million

 

FOSTER CITY, Calif. – May 7, 2020 - Mirum Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: MIRM), a biopharmaceutical company focused on the development and commercialization of novel therapies for debilitating liver diseases, today reported financial results and provided business updates for the quarter ended March 31, 2020.

 

“Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, we remain on track to begin the rolling submission of our new drug application to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in the third quarter of this year with the goal of launching maralixibat for patients with Alagille syndrome in the second half of 2021,” said Chris Peetz, president and chief executive officer at Mirum. “Further, we are exploring the potential to accelerate our regulatory filings for maralixibat in PFIC2 and will be discussing the Phase 2 INDIGO study 5-year outcomes versus a natural history cohort with regulators this year.”

 

First Quarter 2020 Highlights

 

Bolstered balance sheet with $48.0 million gross proceeds from a follow-on public offering in January 2020.

 

As of March 31, 2020, Mirum had cash, cash equivalents and investments of $166.1 million; projected to fund current operations through the anticipated FDA approval of maralixibat in Alagille syndrome (ALGS) in the second half of 2021.

 

Completed Phase 1 dose-ranging and drug-drug interaction study for volixibat to inform dose regimens for planned registrational program.

 

Upcoming Anticipated Milestones

 

Initiate rolling submission of NDA for maralixibat in ALGS in the third quarter of 2020.

 

Presentations highlighting data from maralixibat and volixibat studies planned for upcoming medical congresses including European Association for the Study of the Liver and the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases.

 

Initiate ALGS expanded access program in the United States and Canada in the fourth quarter of 2020.

 

Discuss with regulators the suitability of maralixibat INDIGO study 5-year outcomes data in PFIC2 patients compared to natural history for potential regulatory submission.

 

US launch for maralixibat in ALGS remains on track for 2021.

 

COVID-19 Pandemic Impact

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a significant economic and social impact across the globe, presenting challenges to maintaining business continuity. In order to reduce the risk of spreading the COVID-19 virus, the company has mandated that all employees work from home. At the same time, Mirum is working diligently to ensure the advancement of all of its clinical development programs in the safest manner possible. However, due to health and safety concerns for patients, their caregivers, and healthcare personnel, there have been, and may continue to be delays in the advancement of some of the company’s programs, including the completion of enrollment for the Phase 3 MARCH study in PFIC2 patients. Mirum is unable to predict with confidence the duration of such delays. As such, Mirum is withdrawing previous guidance regarding the timing of the initiation and enrollment of the ongoing and planned maralixibat and volixibat studies. Mirum’s planned timeline for submission of its NDA for maralixibat in ALGS has not been impacted. Mirum continues to collect data in the INDIGO study, in which PFIC2 patients have been treated with maralixibat for more than five years.

 

During this time, ensuring that patients have access to treatment is paramount. Mirum is working closely with the


study sites to develop methods in which patients can safely continue on treatment, including adopting new protocols to have study medication shipped to patients’ homes and to conduct virtual check-ins, as opposed to attending standard hospital visits, providing a safer alternative for all persons involved in the program.

 

About Maralixibat

Maralixibat is a novel, minimally-absorbed, orally administered investigational drug being evaluated in several rare cholestatic liver diseases for pediatric populations. Maralixibat inhibits the apical sodium dependent bile acid transporter, resulting in more bile acids being excreted in the feces, leading to lower levels of bile acids systemically, thereby potentially reducing bile acid mediated liver damage and related effects and complications. More than 1,500 individuals have received maralixibat, including more than 100 children who have received maralixibat as an investigational treatment for Alagille syndrome (ALGS) and progressive familial intrahepatic cholestasis (PFIC). In the ICONIC Phase 2b ALGS clinical trial, patients taking maralixibat had significant reductions in bile acids and pruritus compared to placebo. In a Phase 2 PFIC study, a genetically defined subset of BSEP (bile salt export pump) deficient (PFIC2) patients responded to maralixibat. The FDA has granted maralixibat Breakthrough Therapy designation for pruritus associated with Alagille syndrome in patients one year of age and older and for PFIC2. Maralixibat was generally well-tolerated throughout the studies. The most frequent adverse events were diarrhea, abdominal pain, and vomiting. For more information about the Phase 3 study for maralixibat in pediatric patients with PFIC, visit PFICtrial.com. For more information about the North American Expanded Access Program please visit ALGSEAP.com.

 

About Mirum Pharmaceuticals

Mirum Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on the development and commercialization of a late-stage pipeline of novel therapies for debilitating liver diseases. The company’s lead product candidate, maralixibat, is an investigational oral drug in development for Alagille syndrome (ALGS) and progressive familial intrahepatic cholestasis (PFIC). For more information, visit MirumPharma.com. Follow Mirum on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.

 

Forward-Looking Statements

Statements contained in this press release regarding matters that are not historical facts are “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such forward-looking statements include statements regarding, among other things, the results, conduct, progress and timing of Mirum’s ongoing and planned clinical trials for maralixibat and volixibat, the regulatory approval path for maralixibat, the strength of Mirum’s balance sheet and the adequacy of cash, cash equivalents and investments on hand, and the impacts of COVID-19, including, but not limited to, delays or difficulties in enrolling patients in its ongoing and planned clinical trials, delays or difficulties in clinical site initiation, including difficulties in recruiting clinical site investigators and clinical site staff, delays in clinical sites receiving the supplies and materials needed to conduct its clinical trials, including interruption in global shipping that may affect the transport of clinical trial materials, and effects of the executive order, the shelter-in-place order and Mirum’s work-from-home policies and related effects on productivity. Because such statements are subject to risks and uncertainties, actual results may differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Words such as “plans,” “will”, “believes,” “anticipates,” “expects,” “intends,” “goal,” “potential” and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are based upon Mirum’s current expectations and involve assumptions that may never materialize or may prove to be incorrect. Actual results could differ materially from those anticipated in such forward-looking statements as a result of various risks and uncertainties, which include, without limitation, risks and uncertainties associated with Mirum’s business in general, the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, and the other risks described in Mirum’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. In addition, the COVID-19 pandemic continues to rapidly evolve and actual results are highly uncertain and cannot be predicted with confidence. All forward-looking statements contained in this press release speak only as of the date on which they were made and are based on management’s assumptions and estimates as of such date. Mirum undertakes no obligation to update such statements to reflect events that occur or circumstances that exist after the date on which they were made, except as required by law.



Mirum Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Condensed Consolidated Statement of Operations Data

(in thousands, except share and per share amounts)

 

 

 

Three Months Ended March 31,

 

 

 

2020

 

 

2019

 

 

 

(Unaudited)

 

Operating expenses:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Research and development

 

$

17,340

 

 

$

4,863

 

General and administrative

 

 

4,692

 

 

 

1,321

 

Total operating expenses (1)

 

 

22,032

 

 

 

6,184

 

Loss from operations

 

 

(22,032

)

 

 

(6,184

)

Interest income

 

 

749

 

 

 

232

 

Other income (expense), net

 

 

(23

)

 

 

(5

)

Net loss before provision for income taxes

 

 

(21,306

)

 

 

(5,957

)

Provision for income taxes

 

 

4

 

 

 

 

Net Loss

 

$

(21,310

)

 

$

(5,957

)

Net loss per share, basic and diluted

 

$

(0.86

)

 

$

(2.37

)

Weighted-average shares of common stock outstanding, basic and diluted

 

 

24,704,651

 

 

 

2,517,743

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(1) Amounts include stock-based compensation as follows:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Research and development

 

$

1,041

 

 

$

71

 

General and administrative

 

 

1,532

 

 

 

147

 

Total stock-based compensation

 

$

2,573

 

 

$

218

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mirum Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Selected Consolidated Balance Sheet Data

(in thousands)

 

 

 

March 31,

2020

 

 

December 31,

2019

 

 

 

(Unaudited)

 

 

 

 

 

Cash, cash equivalents and investments

 

$

166,061

 

 

$

139,952

 

Working capital

 

 

148,888

 

 

 

106,287

 

Total assets

 

 

172,803

 

 

 

146,712

 

Accumulated deficit

 

 

(91,211

)

 

 

(69,901

)

Total stockholders' equity

 

 

156,118

 

 

 

130,349

 

 



Media Contact:

Erin Murphy

media@mirumpharma.com

 

Investor Contact:

Ian Clements, Ph.D.

ir@mirumpharma.com