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pSivida Corp. Builds Momentum During First Quarter FY18; Continues Operating Milestone Execution

Nov 07, 2017

NDA Filing for Durasert Three-year Treatment for Posterior Segment Uveitis Remains on Track for Late December 2017/Early January 2018

Conference Call and Webcast Today, November 7th, at 8:30 a.m. ET

WATERTOWN, Mass., Nov. 07, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- pSivida Corp. (NASDAQ:PSDV) (ASX:PVA), a leader in the development of sustained release drug products and technologies, today reported financial results for its fiscal 2018 first quarter. 

Recent Operating Highlights

  • Following a pre-NDA meeting with the FDA for Durasert three-year uveitis, which resulted in no changes to our proposed clinical data package, we continue to execute plans to file an NDA in late December 2017/early January 2018.
  • Entered into two collaboration agreements with global pharmaceutical companies to develop sustained release formulations of glaucoma drugs.
  • Improved upon the existing collaboration agreement for ILUVIEN® to change the terms of the arrangement to a net sales-based royalty to pSivida, effective as of July 1, 2017.
  • Commenced a GLP safety and pharmacokinetic (PK) study of a shorter-duration Durasert for posterior segment uveitis.

"We continued to build our operating momentum during the fiscal first quarter," commented Nancy Lurker, President & CEO.  "We signed two collaboration agreements with leading pharmaceutical companies that illustrate our ability to leverage our proven drug release technology to generate non-dilutive financing.   We have a number of milestones over the next few months, primarily the NDA filing for posterior segment uveitis, which we continue to expect to file in late December 2017 or early January 2018.  We await the data from the Phase 1 knee osteoarthritis (OA) trial and continue pre-clinical work on our shorter-duration Durasert."

Fiscal First Quarter Results

Revenue for the first fiscal quarter ended September 30, 2017 totaled $385,000 compared to $277,000 for the prior year quarter. Operating expenses for the three months ended September 30, 2017 totaled $6.4 million compared to $7.5 million a year earlier. Net loss for the quarter ended September 30, 2017 was $6.0 million, or $0.15 per share, compared to a net loss of $7.2 million, or $0.21 per share, for the prior year quarter.

During the fiscal 2018 first quarter, the Company issued 843,784 shares of common stock for gross proceeds of approximately $1.0 million through utilization of its existing at-the-market (ATM) equity offering program.  At September 30, 2017, the Company's cash and cash equivalents totaled $11.8 million.  Subsequent to the first quarter, the Company has continued to strengthen its balance sheet by further utilizing the ATM program, issuing approximately 5.0 million additional shares of common stock for gross proceeds of approximately $6.2 million

Anticipated Near-Term Milestones:

  • File the Durasert three-year posterior segment uveitis NDA in the U.S. in late December 2017/early January 2018.
  • Present clinical study data at leading medical conferences, including the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) annual meeting.
  • Report the initial 24-week data for the Phase 1 trial of knee osteoarthritis (OA).
  • Finalize additional collaboration agreements with biopharmaceutical companies and other third parties.
  • Successful completion of GLP safety and PK studies of a shorter-duration Durasert for posterior segment uveitis in the fourth quarter of calendar 2018.

Conference Call

pSivida Corp. will host a live webcast and conference call today, November 7, 2017 at 8:30am ET. The conference call may be accessed by dialing (877) 312-7507 from the U.S. and Canada, or (631) 813-4828 from international locations. The conference ID is 99811898. A live webcast will be available on the Investor Relations section of the corporate website at

A replay of the call will be available beginning November 7, 2017, at approximately 11:30 a.m. ET and ending on November 14, 2017, at 11:59 p.m. ET. The replay may be accessed by dialing (855) 859-2056 within the U.S. and Canada or (404) 537-3406 from international locations, Conference ID Number: 99811898. A replay of the webcast will also be available on the corporate website during that time

About pSivida Corp.

pSivida Corp. (, headquartered in Watertown, MA, is a leader in the development of sustained release drug products for treating eye diseases. pSivida has developed three of only four FDA-approved sustained-release treatments for back-of-the-eye diseases. The most recent, ILUVIEN®, a micro-insert for diabetic macular edema, licensed to Alimera Sciences, is currently sold directly in the U.S. and three EU countries. Retisert®, an implant for posterior uveitis, is licensed to and sold by Bausch & Lomb. pSivida's lead product candidate, Durasert™ micro-insert for posterior segment uveitis, is being independently developed. Two pivotal Phase 3 studies with Durasert achieved their primary efficacy endpoint of prevention of recurrence of uveitis at six months of follow-up with statistical significance, and the Company plans to file an NDA by late December 2017/early January 2018. pSivida's pre-clinical development program is focused on using its core platform technology Durasert™ to deliver drugs to treat wet age-related macular degeneration, glaucoma, osteoarthritis and other diseases. To learn more about pSivida, please visit and connect on Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook and Google+.

SAFE HARBOR STATEMENTS UNDER THE PRIVATE SECURITIES LITIGATION REFORM ACT OF 1995: Various statements made in this release are forward-looking, and are inherently subject to risks, uncertainties and potentially inaccurate assumptions. All statements that address activities, events or developments that we intend, expect or believe may occur in the future are forward-looking statements. Some of the factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from the anticipated results or other expectations expressed, anticipated or implied in our forward-looking statements include uncertainties with respect to: our ability to achieve profitable operations and access to needed capital; fluctuations in our operating results; successful commercialization of, and receipt of revenues from, ILUVIEN® for diabetic macular edema ("DME"), which depends on Alimera's ability to continue as a going concern; Alimera's ability to obtain marketing approvals and the effect of pricing and reimbursement decisions on sales of ILUVIEN; the number of clinical trials and data required for the Durasert three-year uveitis marketing approval application in the U.S.; our ability to file and the timing of filing and acceptance of the Durasert three-year uveitis NDA in the U.S.; our ability to use data in a U.S. NDA from clinical trials outside the U.S.; our ability to successfully commercialize Durasert three-year uveitis, if approved, in the U.S.; potential off-label sales of ILUVIEN for uveitis; consequences of fluocinolone acetonide side effects; the development of our next-generation Durasert shorter-duration treatment for posterior segment uveitis; potential declines in Retisert® royalties; efficacy and our future development of an implant to treat severe osteoarthritis; our ability to successfully develop product candidates, initiate and complete clinical trials and receive regulatory approvals; our ability to market and sell products; the success of current and future license agreements, including our agreement with Alimera; termination or breach of current license agreements, including our agreement with Alimera; our dependence on contract research organizations, vendors and investigators; effects of competition and other developments affecting sales of products; market acceptance of products; effects of guidelines, recommendations and studies; protection of intellectual property and avoiding intellectual property infringement; retention of key personnel; product liability; industry consolidation; compliance with environmental laws; manufacturing risks; risks and costs of international business operations; effects of the potential U.K. exit from the EU; legislative or regulatory changes; volatility of stock price; possible dilution; absence of dividends; and other factors described in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. You should read and interpret any forward-looking statements in light of these risks. Should known or unknown risks materialize, or should underlying assumptions prove inaccurate, actual results could differ materially from past results and those anticipated, estimated or projected in the forward-looking statements. You should bear this in mind as you consider any forward-looking statements. Our forward-looking statements speak only as of the dates on which they are made. We do not undertake any obligation to publicly update or revise our forward-looking statements even if experience or future changes makes it clear that any projected results expressed or implied in such statements will not be realized.


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 (In thousands, except per share amounts)
     Three Months Ended   
     September 30, 
      2017   2016  
  Collaborative research and development $140  $34  
  Royalty income  245   243   
   Total revenues  385   277  
 Operating expenses:     
  Research and development  3,819   4,178  
  General and administrative  2,572   3,285  
   Total operating expenses  6,391   7,463  
 Loss from operations  (6,006)  (7,186) 
 Interest and other income  23   24  
 Net loss $(5,983) $(7,162) 
 Net loss per common share:     
  Basic and diluted $(0.15 ) $(0.21) 
 Weighted average common shares outstanding:    
  Basic and diluted  39,430   34,175  


 (In thousands) 
     September 30, June 30, 
 Current assets:     
  Cash and cash equivalents$11,833  $16,898  
  Other current assets 714   842  
 Total current assets 12,547   17,740  
 Intangible assets, net 184   364  
 Other assets  596   573  
 Total assets $13,327  $18,677  
 Liabilities and stockholders' equity    
 Current liabilities:    
  Accounts payable and accrued expenses$4,269  $5,240  
  Deferred revenue 10   50  
 Total current liabilities 4,279   5,290  
 Deferred rent  47   51  
 Total liabilities  4,326   5,341  
 Stockholders' equity:    
  Capital  324,967   323,323  
  Accumulated deficit (316,803)  (310,820) 
  Accumulated other comprehensive income 837   833  
 Total stockholders' equity 9,001   13,336  
 Total liabilities and stockholders' equity$13,327  $18,677  


Source: pSivida Corp.

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