Humacyte Third Quarter 2022 Financial Results and Business Update

Nov 10, 2022

-- Progress Continues in Clinical Development of Human Acellular Vessel™ (HAV™) for Vascular Trauma; BLA Filing Anticipated mid 2023 –

-- Experience with HAV in Ukrainian War Vascular Trauma Mirrors Clinical Experiences in Civilians in the U.S., High Patency and Low Rates of Amputation and Infection Observed

-- Pre-Clinical Studies of Small Diameter HAV in Coronary Bypass Continue to be Promising

-- Strengthened Board of Directors with Appointment of Lt. General C. Bruce Green, M.D., USAF-ret and Senior Management Team with Appointment of Yang (Cindy) Cao, Ph.D. as Chief Regulatory Officer

-- Conference Call and Live Webcast at 8:00 a.m. ET Today –

DURHAM, N.C., Nov. 10, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Humacyte, Inc. (Nasdaq: HUMA), a clinical-stage biotechnology platform company developing universally implantable bioengineered human tissues, advanced tissue constructs and organ systems at commercial scale, today announced financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2022, and highlighted recent corporate accomplishments.

“The third quarter of 2022 proved to be highly productive for Humacyte, with continued progress across our clinical and preclinical programs and multiple data presentations at key medical meetings,” said Laura Niklason, M.D., Ph.D., Chief Executive Officer of Humacyte. “We expect to file our Biologics License Application (BLA) for an indication in vascular trauma in mid 2023. We are pleased with the trial’s progress and the positive results obtained to date. In addition, we are proud to be partnering with the Diabetes Research Institute to support our Biovascular Pancreas product development program in severe type 1 diabetes. The opportunity to work with the outstanding scientists and physicians at DRI is an exciting addition to our BVP program that we anticipate will accelerate our product development. Finally, we welcome to the Humacyte leadership team Dr. Lt. General Bruce Green and Dr. Cindy Cao, whose extensive expertise will be invaluable as our HAVs continue to progress toward approval.”

Third Quarter 2022 and Recent Corporate Highlights

Clinical Updates

  • The Company plans to file a Biologics License Application (BLA) with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for an indication in vascular trauma in mid 2023. As of October 31, 2022, 56 patients had received the HAV in the V005 Phase 2/3 clinical trial in vascular trauma. V005 is an open-label study and to date we have observed high rates of patency, low rates of amputation and only one case of HAV infection in the V005 trial. In addition, the preliminary results of the first nine patients treated under the humanitarian program in Ukraine have been shared with the FDA, and the Company expects to supplement the V005 data with these complementary results. The Company also plans to open a Clinical Trial Application in Ukraine and plans to enable enrollment of additional patients in the V005 clinical trial.
  • Humacyte initiated a research partnership with the Diabetes Research Institute (DRI) in Miami, Florida, a global leader in pre-clinical studies of novel diabetic therapies, to facilitate development of the Biovascular Pancreas (BVP), a product candidate designed to treat patients with severe type 1 diabetes.
  • Enrollment is nearing completion in our Phase 3 trial of the HAV for arteriovenous (AV) access in hemodialysis patients. The V007 trial is designed to assess the usability of the HAV for hemodialysis, in comparison to autogenous fistulas, in up to 240 patients with end stage renal disease. With 227 patients enrolled as of October 26, 2022, we anticipate that enrollment will be completed soon. Top-line results are anticipated one year after enrollment completion, based upon the one-year follow-up period built into the study.

Publications and Presentations

  • In October 2022, the U.S. Army published an update affirming their support of the development of the HAV in trauma. In an article entitled “How an Army-funded ‘bioengineered blood vessel’ is saving lives in Ukraine,” the Army reported that officials with the Defense Department encouraged Humacyte to collaborate with the Medical Technology Enterprise Consortium (MTEC), which helps identify new medical solutions for warfighters. MTEC has already provided more than $6.8 million in funding to Humacyte to develop the HAV.
  • Ukrainian surgeons presented patient outcomes from the use of the HAV to treat wartime vascular trauma at the European Society for Vascular Surgery Annual Meeting in Rome in September 2022. The surgeons described long-standing limitations in vascular tissue repair and replacement as well as the injuries that they have observed during the Russian-Ukrainian conflict. Surgeons have utilized the HAV to treat patients with a multitude of wartime injuries including blast trauma, shrapnel injuries, and gunshot wounds. The surgeons observed that access to the HAV, a biologic conduit, has improved their ability to perform vascular reconstructions by eliminating the need to harvest a venous conduit.
  • In September 2022, Todd E. Rasmussen M.D., FACS, (Col, ret. USAF MC) and Charles J. Fox M.D. provided a clinical update on the HAV for the treatment of vascular trauma at the 44th International Committee of Military Medicine (ICMM) World Congress in Brussels, Belgium. Speaking to an audience of NATO and other international surgeons, Drs. Rasmussen and Fox observed that injured service members and those with certain complex injuries in the civilian sector could benefit from the use of a readily available and infection resistant vascular conduit, such as the HAV, that would facilitate quick implantation, particularly in the setting of contaminated wounds.
  • In July 2022, preclinical data on use of the small-diameter HAV in coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) was presented at American Heart Association Basic Cardiovascular Sciences Scientific Sessions. Coronary bypass in a non-human primate model, with follow-up of 6 months, showed that the HAV maintained structural integrity and functioned well to conduct blood flow to the heart. In addition, the HAV had robust cell repopulation with vascular cells over time, becoming a living vascular tissue supplying the heart muscle. Updated data from this study, consistent with these findings, were also reported at the American Heart Association (AHA) Scientific Sessions annual meeting in Chicago on November 6, 2022.

Corporate Updates

  • In September 2022, pharma industry veteran Yang (Cindy) Cao, Ph.D. joined as the Company’s Chief Regulatory Officer. Dr. Cao brings over twenty years of drug discovery and development experience in pharmaceutical and biotech companies, including Bristol-Myer Squibb, Novartis, Novo Nordisk and Sanofi. Dr. Cao has extensive expertise in global and US regulatory strategy and policy on biologics, small molecules, and devices, and has provided guidance to development teams in various therapeutic areas. Dr. Cao holds a B.S. in genetics from Fudan University in Shanghai China, and a Ph.D. in biomedical sciences from University of New Mexico.
  • Also in September 2022, Humacyte strengthened its Board of Directors with the appointment of Lt. General C. Bruce Green, M.D., USAF-ret., former Surgeon General of the U.S. Air Force. As command surgeon for three major commands, he planned joint medical response for operations Desert Thunder and Desert Fox, and oversaw aeromedical evacuation for operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom. General Green earned a B.S. in chemistry at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside and an M.D. at the Medical College of Wisconsin.
  • The Company is continuing to strengthen its relationship with its global partner and shareholder Fresenius Medical Care, the global market leader in kidney care services, products and value-based care. Humacyte is partnering with Frenova, a clinical research group owned by Fresenius Medical Care, to evaluate the complications and costs of hemodialysis access care for vulnerable patients in both the US and Europe. Data from more than 600,000 anonymized patients, concerning demographics, access complications and failures, infections, hospitalization and mortality is being analyzed to provide targeted information on those patients who may most benefit from the HAV.

Third Quarter 2022 Financial Highlights

  • The Company reported cash, cash equivalents and short-term investments of $171.7 million as of September 30, 2022, compared to $225.5 million as of December 31, 2021. The $53.8 million net use of cash, cash equivalents and short-term investments for the first nine months of 2022 resulted from spending related to net operating activities for the period, including clinical and earlier-stage research and development programs, and preparation for the Company’s anticipated commercial launch. The Company believes that its cash, cash equivalents and short-term investments are adequate to fund operations through 2024, past the Company’s current expected timeline for potential approval of the HAV in vascular trauma.
  • Revenue was $31 thousand for the third quarter of 2022, compared to $0.2 million for the third quarter of 2021, and was $1.6 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2022, compared to $1.1 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2021. Revenue in all periods related to grants supporting the development of the HAV.
  • Research and development expenses were $17.3 million for the third quarter of 2022, compared to $15.4 million for the third quarter of 2021, and were $48.3 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2022, compared to $45.1 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2021. The current-period increases resulted primarily from increased personnel expenses to support expanded research and development initiatives and the support of clinical trials.
  • General and administrative expenses were $6.2 million for the third quarter of 2022, compared to $5.4 million for the third quarter of 2021, and were $17.1 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2022, compared to $15.6 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2021. The current-period increases resulted primarily from the transition to being a public company and preparation for the anticipated U.S. commercial launch of the HAV, including increased personnel costs, professional fees and insurance costs.
  • Other net expense was $1.8 million for the third quarter of 2022, compared to $11.0 million for the third quarter of 2021, and other net income was $55.5 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2022, compared to other net expense of $9.5 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2021. The current-period reduction in other net expense for the current-year third quarter, and increase in other current net income for the current-year nine months, resulted primarily from the remeasurement of the contingent earnout liability associated with the August 2021 merger with Alpha Healthcare Acquisition Corp.
  • Net loss was $25.3 million for the third quarter of 2022, compared to $31.6 million for the third quarter of 2021, and net loss was $8.2 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2022, compared to $69.1 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2021. The current-period decreases in net loss resulted from the reductions in other net expense and increase in other net income described above, partially offset by operating expense increases also described above.

Conference Call and Webcast Details

Date: Thursday, November 10, 2022
Time: 8:00 a.m. ET
Conference Call Details: Toll-Free: 1-844-826-3033
International: 1-412-317-5185
Conference ID: 10171750
Webcast: Webcast Link - Click Here

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 human acellular vessels (HAVs), is currently in late-stage clinical trials targeting multiple vascular applications, including vascular trauma repair, arteriovenous 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 arteriovenous (AV) access for performing 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. 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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Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations and Comprehensive Loss


(in thousands except for share and per share amounts)

  Three Months Ended
September 30,
  Nine Months Ended
September 30,
  2022   2021   2022   2021
Grant Revenue $ 31     $ 241     $ 1,565     $ 1,086  
Operating expenses:              
Research and development   17,337       15,386       48,303       45,091  
General and administrative   6,188       5,398       17,050       15,576  
Total operating expenses   23,525       20,784       65,353       60,667  
Loss from operations   (23,494 )     (20,543 )     (63,788 )     (59,581 )
Other income (expense), net              
Change in fair value of contingent earnout liability   (962 )     (9,768 )     58,649       (9,768 )
Other (expense) income (net)   (825 )     (1,252 )     (3,106 )     287  
Total other income (expense), net   (1,787 )     (11,020 )     55,543       (9,481 )
Net loss and comprehensive loss $ (25,281 )   $ (31,563 )   $ (8,245 )   $ (69,062 )
Net loss per share, basic and diluted $ (0.25 )   $ (0.72 )   $ (0.08 )   $ (3.69 )
Weighted-average shares outstanding, basic and diluted   103,031,980       43,950,856       103,014,009       18,728,471  

Humacyte, Inc.

Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets


(in thousands)

  September 30,
  December 31,
Current assets:      
Cash and cash equivalents $ 163,731     $ 217,502  
Short-term investments   8,000       8,000  
Prepaid expenses and other current assets   2,881       3,838  
Total current assets   174,612       229,340  
Property, plant and equipment, net   31,026       35,034  
Lease right-of-use assets, net   20,581       22,159  
Total assets $ 226,219     $ 286,533  
Liabilities and Stockholders’ Equity      
Current liabilities:      
Accounts payable $ 3,255     $ 2,094  
Accrued expenses   7,959       6,757  
SVB loan payable, current portion   4,286        
Other current liabilities   2,406       2,199  
Total current liabilities   17,906       11,050  
Contingent earnout liability   45,011       103,660  
SVB loan payable, net of current portion   24,286       27,361  
Finance lease obligation, net of current portion   19,442       21,109  
Other long-term liabilities   902       1,179  
Total liabilities   107,547       164,359  
Stockholders’ equity      
Common stock and additional paid-in capital   541,490       536,747  
Accumulated deficit   (422,818 )     (414,573 )
Total stockholders’ equity   118,672       122,174  
Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity $ 226,219     $ 286,533