Humacyte First Quarter 2023 Financial Results and Business Update

May 12, 2023

- Human Acellular Vessel™ (HAV™) granted second RMAT designation by the FDA, for Vascular Trauma -

- Completion of enrollment in Phase 3 trial of HAV in Hemodialysis Access in End-Stage Renal Disease Patients -

- Conference call and live webcast at 8:00 a.m. ET today -

DURHAM, N.C., May 12, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Humacyte, Inc. (Nasdaq: HUMA), a clinical-stage biotechnology platform company developing universally implantable bioengineered human tissue at commercial scale, today announced financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2023, and highlighted recent corporate accomplishments.

"We are off to a fast start in 2023 and have moved closer to our planned filing of a Biologics License Application (BLA) for accelerated approval with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) of our Human Acellular Vessel (HAV) for an indication in extremity vascular trauma,” said Laura Niklason, M.D., Ph.D., Chief Executive Officer of Humacyte. “We were pleased to receive our second RMAT designation from the FDA, for use of the HAV in urgent arterial repair following extremity vascular trauma. The RMAT designation provides a higher likelihood for priority review of our planned BLA filing. We were delighted to see the potential benefits of the HAV reflected in two recent publications, The Lancet Regional Health - Europe and the Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery. Lastly, I wanted to acknowledge JDRF International for their support of our Biovascular Pancreas (BVP) preclinical program in Type 1 diabetes.”

First Quarter 2023 and Recent Corporate Highlights

Clinical Updates

  • Progress toward planned BLA filing of HAV in vascular trauma – In May 2023, Humacyte was granted the FDA’s Regenerative Medicine Advanced Therapy (RMAT) designation for the HAV for urgent arterial repair following extremity vascular trauma. The RMAT designation allows for more interactions with the FDA and expedited development and review of regenerative medicine products within the U.S., including the potential for priority review process for a BLA. The RMAT designation comes as Humacyte is nearing the anticipated completion of enrollment in its Phase 2/3 V005 clinical trial of the HAV in the repair of civilian vascular trauma, a study being conducted at Level 1 Trauma Centers in the U.S. and Israel. Currently, a total of 66 patients have received the HAV in the V005 trial, including 49 patients comprising the primary endpoint population. Humacyte plans to file a BLA with the FDA later in 2023 for the treatment of extremity vascular trauma when synthetic graft is not indicated and when autologous vein is not feasible.

  • Completion of enrollment in Phase 3 trial of HAV in Hemodialysis Access – In March 2023, Humacyte completed enrollment of a Phase 3 trial in hemodialysis access. The Phase 3 trial, conducted in the U.S., is designed to assess the safety and efficacy of the HAV in establishing vascular access for hemodialysis patients with end-stage renal disease as compared to autogenous arteriovenous (AV) fistulas in 240 patients. Efficacy assessments include conduit patency and useability of the conduit for dialysis during the first year, with top-line results expected in 2024. The rate of dialysis-related infections in both HAV and fistula subjects will also be tracked as a secondary endpoint.

Publications and Presentations

  • In May 2023, a publication in The Lancet Regional Health - Europe described how Ukrainian surgeons have used the HAV to save life and limb in treating battlefield and other vascular trauma injuries suffered in Ukraine-Russia conflict. Since June 2022, 19 patients (13 at time of publication submission) in Ukraine have been treated under a humanitarian program with the HAV to repair vascular trauma.

  • In April 2023, publication of a preclinical study in the Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery compared the use of the HAV to expanded polytetrafluorethylene (ePTFE) grafts for vascular repair following arterial trauma in a porcine model. The data observed in this preclinical study indicate that the HAV performed better than ePTFE on multiple indices, including recovery of limb function after six hours of ischemia and conduit patency. In addition, the HAV showed no incidence of infection, degradation, aneurysm or mechanical failure. Host recellularization of the HAV conduits was observed to be greater than that for ePTFE grafts.

The HAV is an investigational product and has not been approved for sale by the FDA or any other regulatory agency.

Corporate Updates

  • In April 2023 Humacyte and JDRF International (JDRF), the leading global organization funding type 1 diabetes research, announced a collaboration to advance the development of Humacyte’s BVP product candidate. Humacyte’s BVP is designed to enable the delivery and survival of insulin-producing islets using the HAV, as a treatment for type 1 diabetes. JDRF will provide Humacyte with funding to support the preclinical development and testing of the BVP.

First Quarter 2023 Financial Highlights

  • The Company reported cash, cash equivalents and short-term investments of $131.7 million as of March 31, 2023. Subsequent to March 31, 2023, Humacyte reported the completion of an up to $160 million funding arrangement with Oberland Capital. Humacyte believes that its cash, cash equivalents short-term investments and planned funding from the Oberland funding agreement are adequate to fund operations past the anticipated timelines for potential approval and commercialization of the HAV in vascular trauma.
  • There was no revenue for the first quarter of 2023, compared to $0.2 million for the first quarter of 2022. Revenue for 2022 is related to a grant supporting the development of the HAV.
  • Research and development expenses were $17.3 million for the first quarter of 2023, compared to $16.3 million for the first quarter of 2022. The current-period increase resulted primarily from increased personnel expenses to support expanded research and development initiatives and our clinical trials.
  • General and administrative expenses were $5.2 million for the first quarter of 2023, compared to $5.7 million for the first quarter of 2022. The current-period decrease resulted primarily from reduced professional fees in 2023.
  • Other net income (expense), was net expense of $14.5 million for the first quarter of 2023, compared to net income of $1.9 million for the first quarter of 2022. The current-period increase in other net expense resulted primarily from the remeasurement of the contingent earnout liability associated with the August 2021 merger with Alpha Healthcare Acquisition Corp.
  • Net loss was $37.0 million for the first quarter of 2023, compared to $19.8 million for the first quarter of 2022. The current-period increase in net loss resulted from the increase in other net expense described above.
  • Net cash used in operations was $18.6 million for the first quarter of 2023 compared to $18.8 million for the first quarter of 2022. Total net cash used was $20.2 million for the first quarter of 2023, compared to $19.3 million for the first quarter of 2022, with the current-year increase related to purchases of property and equipment to prepare for planned commercial launch of the HAV.

Conference Call and Webcast Details

Date: Friday, May 12, 2023
Time: 8:00 a.m. ET
Conference Call Details: Toll-Free: 1-877-704-4453
International: +1-201-389-0920
Conference ID : 13738048
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A replay of the webcast will be available following the conclusion of the live broadcast and will be accessible on the investors section of the Company’s website for at least 30 days.

About Humacyte

Humacyte, Inc. (Nasdaq: HUMA) is developing a disruptive biotechnology platform to deliver universally implantable bioengineered human tissues, advanced tissue constructs, and organ systems designed to improve the lives of patients and transform the practice of medicine. The company develops and manufactures acellular tissues to treat a wide range of diseases, injuries, and chronic conditions. Humacyte’s initial opportunity, a portfolio of HAVs, is currently in late-stage clinical trials targeting multiple vascular applications, including vascular trauma repair, AV access for hemodialysis, and peripheral arterial disease. Preclinical development is also underway in coronary artery bypass grafts, pediatric heart surgery, treatment of type 1 diabetes, and multiple novel cell and tissue applications. Humacyte’s 6mm HAV for AV access in hemodialysis was the first product candidate to receive the FDA’s Regenerative Medicine Advanced Therapy (RMAT) designation and has also received FDA Fast Track designation. Humacyte’s 6mm HAV for urgent arterial repair following extremity vascular trauma also has received RMAT designation. The HAV received priority designation for the treatment of vascular trauma by the U.S. Secretary of Defense. For more information, visit

Forward-Looking Statements

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Humacyte, Inc.
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations and Comprehensive Loss
(in thousands except for share and per share amounts)
  Three Months Ended
March 31,
    2023       2022  
Grant revenue $     $ 233  
Operating expenses:      
Research and development   17,278       16,314  
General and administrative   5,234       5,682  
Total operating expenses   22,512       21,996  
Loss from operations   (22,512 )     (21,763 )
Other income (expense), net      
Change in fair value of contingent earnout liability   (14,191 )     3,258  
Other expense (net)   (266 )     (1,327 )
Total other income (expense), net   (14,457 )     1,931  
Net loss and comprehensive loss $ (36,969 )   $ (19,832 )
Net loss per share, basic and diluted $ (0.36 )   $ (0.19 )
Weighted-average shares outstanding, basic and diluted   103,263,528       103,004,088  

Humacyte, Inc.
Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets
(in thousands)
  March 31,
  December 31,
Current assets:      
Cash and cash equivalents $ 129,570     $ 149,772  
Short-term investments   2,107       2,107  
Prepaid expenses and other current assets   2,178       2,329  
Total current assets   133,855       154,208  
Property, plant and equipment, net   29,593       30,039  
Lease right-of-use assets, net   19,528       20,055  
Total assets $ 182,976     $ 204,302  
Liabilities and Stockholders’ Equity      
Current liabilities:      
Accounts payable $ 1,954     $ 1,595  
Accrued expenses   6,411       7,108  
SVB loan payable, current portion   12,857       8,571  
Other current liabilities   2,379       2,306  
Total current liabilities   23,601       19,580  
Contingent earnout liability   42,084       27,893  
SVB loan payable, net of current portion   16,410       20,336  
Finance lease obligation, net of current portion   18,252       18,853  
Other long-term liabilities   742       712  
Total liabilities   101,089       87,374  
Stockholders’ equity      
Common stock and additional paid-in capital   545,394       543,466  
Accumulated deficit   (463,507 )     (426,538 )
Total stockholders’ equity   81,887       116,928  
Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity $ 182,976     $ 204,302  

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