Humacyte First Quarter 2024 Financial Results and Business Update

May 10, 2024

-Biologics License Application (BLA) for HAV™ Accepted by FDA-

-BLA Granted Priority Review for Vascular Trauma Indication; PDUFA date set for August 10, 2024-

-Raised approximately $43 million in net proceeds from public offering of common stock-

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

DURHAM, N.C., May 10, 2024 (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, 2024 and highlighted recent accomplishments advancing the investigational Human Acellular Vessel™ (HAV) closer to planned U.S. market launch.

“During the first quarter of 2024, we achieved a major milestone with the acceptance by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) of our Biologics License Application (BLA) seeking approval of the HAV in the vascular trauma indication,” said Laura Niklason, M.D., Ph.D., Chief Executive Officer of Humacyte. “The FDA’s decision to grant Priority Review sets a Prescription Drug User Fee Act (PDUFA) date of August 10, 2024, and the entire Humacyte team is working to support our planned U.S. market launch. Among our recent accomplishments is the completion of a Budget Impact Model illustrating the potential economic value of the HAV compared to current standard of care in vascular trauma. In addition, the FDA completed its Pre-Licensing Inspection of our manufacturing facilities in Durham, North Carolina as part of the BLA review process. We remain on track with our BLA review and commercial launch preparations and remain confident in the approvability of the HAV in vascular trauma.”

First Quarter 2024 and Recent Corporate Highlights

HAV in Vascular Trauma

  • Biologics License Application for HAV Granted Priority Review by U.S. FDA for the Vascular Trauma Indication – In February 2024, the FDA accepted and granted Priority Review to Humacyte’s BLA seeking approval of the HAV in urgent arterial repair following extremity vascular trauma when synthetic graft is not indicated, and when autologous vein use not feasible. The BLA submission is supported by positive results from the V005 Phase 2/3 clinical trial, as well as real-world evidence from the treatment of wartime injuries in Ukraine under a humanitarian aid program. The HAV was observed to have higher rates of patency, or blood flow, and lower rates of amputation and infection, as compared to historic synthetic graft benchmarks.
  • Preparation for Planned U.S. Launch of HAV in Vascular Trauma – Building upon the positive clinical results and the Priority Review grant by the FDA, Humacyte has implemented a company-wide, multi-disciplinary program designed to ensure U.S. launch readiness upon the anticipated approval of the HAV for the vascular trauma indication. Major recent milestones include the completion of a Budget Impact Model illustrating the potential economic value of the HAV compared to current standard of care. Presentations of clinical results and the Budget Impact Model are planned at upcoming medical meetings and in publications during the remainder of 2024. Other ongoing activities to build awareness include demonstrations of the HAV by Humacyte’s Medical Affairs team at medical and military conferences, and at meetings conducted across the U.S. at Trauma medical centers. The Company has also begun the process to procure an ICD-10 PCS code for the HAV with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). We have also commenced the recruiting of a high-quality sales team to support the planned market launch. Humacyte is pleased to announce that we have hired Morgan Rankin as Vice President of Sales, joining Humacyte after 12 years at Teleflex Medical. Morgan most recently served as Vice President of Sales, Trauma and Emergency Medicine at Teleflex where she led a team of approximately 100 sales professionals focused on vascular access and hemorrhage control.

Medical and Scientific Presentations

  • Presentation Highlighting Advancement of the HAV in Dialysis Access – in April 2024, Humacyte completed one year of follow-up in our Phase 3 clinical trial in arteriovenous (AV) access for hemodialysis comparing the HAV to the current standard of care, autologous arteriovenous fistula. Top line results are expected in the third quarter of this year. In addition, in collaboration with our corporate partner Fresenius Medical Care and its subsidiary Frenova Renal Research, Humacyte conducted a study to review the outcomes of close to 180,000 adult patients who received in-center dialysis at Fresenius Kidney Care dialysis centers. Among the areas of study were the complications and cost of treatment by patient demographic. The objective of the study was to further define patient subgroups who could most benefit from the HAV. Results from the study were presented by clinicians at a virtual KOL event in March 2024 titled “Hemodialysis Access: A Crossroads of Care” (a replay of the webinar is available here In the study women, particularly obese and diabetic women, were observed to have higher complication rates, including infections and access failures, and that these factors drive substantially higher treatment costs. The cost of maintaining dialysis access in patients, including costs of infections and fistula failures, average approximately $22,000 to $55,000 per year. In addition, data indicate that vascular access costs for the upper quintile of patients exceed approximately $91,000 per year. Based on the results of this research, Humacyte has commenced a clinical study designed to demonstrate the anticipated clinical and health economic benefits of the HAV in female dialysis patients, a high-unmet-need population.
  • Advancement of Diabetes Program – Results from ongoing preclinical studies support the potential of Humacyte’s BioVascular Pancreas (BVP™) product candidate to enable the delivery and survival of insulin-producing islets as a potential treatment for type 1 diabetes. In three-month studies conducted in non-human primates, researchers observed that insulin-producing cells in the BVP survive after implantation and continue to make insulin. In addition, Humacyte has advanced the manufacturing of islets from human stem cells and has observed that these islets can arrest diabetes in rodent models. These and other preclinical results will be presented at several upcoming scientific conferences, including the American Diabetes Association Annual Meeting 2024 to be held June 21-24, 2024.
  • CABG Preclinical Remodeling Results – Preclinical six-month studies have been conducted in non-human primates to support the planned advancement of the small-diameter HAV into human clinical trials in cardiac bypass graft surgery (CABG). Humacyte has observed remodeling of the HAV to a diameter that closely matches that of the native coronary vessels, which is an outcome not observed with any other conduit. These promising results of HAV patency and remodeling will be presented at the Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine (TERM-2024) Conference on June 11-12, 2024.

The HAV and BVP are investigational products and have not been approved for sale by the FDA or any other regulatory agency.

First Quarter 2024 Financial Highlights

  • The Company reported cash and cash equivalents of $115.5 million as of March 31, 2024. Total net cash provided was $35.1 million for the first three months of 2024, compared to net cash used of $20.2 million for the first three months of 2023. The increase in net cash provided resulted primarily from the receipt of approximately $43.0 million in net proceeds from an underwritten public offering of Humacyte’s common stock in March 2024, and $20 million in proceeds from an additional draw under its previously disclosed funding arrangement with Oberland Capital Management. Humacyte believes that its cash and cash equivalents will be adequate to finance operations for at least 12 months from the date of this financial report, well past the currently anticipated timelines for FDA approval of commercialization of the HAV in the vascular trauma indication.
  • There was no revenue for either the first quarter of 2024 or the first quarter of 2023.
  • The overall operating expense run rate for the first quarter of 2024 is virtually identical to the fourth quarter of 2024. Total operating expenses, which includes non-cash expenses, were $26.6 million for the first quarter of 2024, largely unchanged compared to $26.2 million incurred for the 4th quarter of 2023.
  • Research and development expenses were $21.3 million for the first quarter of 2024, compared to $17.3 million for the first quarter of 2023. The current-period increase resulted primarily from increased materials and personnel expenses to support expanded research and development initiatives and our clinical trials, including the expansion of clinical development of the HAV for use in AV access for hemodialysis.
  • General and administrative expenses were $5.3 million for the first quarter of 2024, compared to $5.2 million for the first quarter of 2023. The slight increase during the three months ended March 31, 2024 compared to the prior-year period resulted primarily from increased professional fees and external services costs.
  • Other net income (expense) was net expense of $5.3 million for the first quarter of 2024, compared to net expense of $14.5 million for the first quarter of 2023. The decrease in other net expense for the first quarter of 2024 compared to 2023 resulted primarily from the non-cash remeasurement of the contingent earnout liability associated with the Company’s August 2021 merger with Alpha Healthcare Acquisition Corp.
  • Net loss was $31.9 million for the first quarter of 2024, compared to $37.0 million for the first quarter of 2023. The current-period decrease in net loss resulted primarily from the non-cash remeasurement of the contingent earnout liability described above.

Conference Call and Webcast Details

Title: Humacyte First Quarter 2024 Financial Results Corporate Update
Date: Friday, May 10, 2024
Time: 8:00 a.m. ET
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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 an RMAT designation. The HAV received priority designation for the treatment of vascular trauma by the U.S. Secretary of Defense. For more information, visit

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Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations and Comprehensive Loss


(in thousands except for share and per share amounts)
  Three Months Ended
March 31,
    2024       2023  
Revenue $     $  
Operating expenses:      
Research and development   21,264       17,278  
General and administrative   5,314       5,234  
Total operating expenses   26,578       22,512  
Loss from operations   (26,578 )     (22,512 )
Other income (expense), net:      
Change in fair value of contingent earnout liability   (4,593 )     (14,191 )
Other expense (net)   (725 )     (266 )
Total other expense, net   (5,318 )     (14,457 )
Net loss and comprehensive loss $ (31,896 )   $ (36,969 )
Net loss per share, basic and diluted $ (0.29 )   $ (0.36 )
Weighted-average shares outstanding, basic and diluted   108,246,008       103,263,528  

Humacyte, Inc.

Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets


(in thousands)
  March 31,
  December 31,
Current assets:      
Cash and cash equivalents $ 115,505     $ 80,448  
Prepaid expenses and other current assets   2,421       2,830  
Total current assets   117,926       83,278  
Property and equipment, net   25,653       26,791  
Finance lease right-of-use assets, net   17,059       17,313  
Other long-term assets   828       841  
Total assets $ 161,466     $ 128,223  
Liabilities and Stockholders’ Equity      
Current liabilities:      
Accounts payable $ 3,452     $ 6,490  
Accrued expenses   7,917       9,340  
Other current liabilities   2,718       2,613  
Total current liabilities   14,087       18,443  
Revenue interest liability   57,959       38,600  
Contingent earnout liability   42,509       37,916  
Finance lease obligation, net of current portion   15,850       16,293  
Other long-term liabilities   4,909       3,425  
Total liabilities   135,314       114,677  
Stockholders’ equity      
Common stock and additional paid-in capital   595,362       550,860  
Accumulated deficit   (569,210 )     (537,314 )
Total stockholders’ equity   26,152       13,546  
Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity $ 161,466     $ 128,223  

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