PHILADELPHIA, PA, July 28, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Vallon Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: VLON), (“Vallon” or the “Company”), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company primarily focused on the development of novel drugs that are designed to deter abuse in the treatment of central nervous system (CNS) disorders, today reported its financial results for the quarter ended June 30, 2022 and provided a corporate update.
Second Quarter 2022 Highlights
- Engaged Ladenburg Thalmann & Co. Inc. for an evaluation of strategic alternatives for the Company. The review of strategic alternatives remains ongoing and could include, without limitation, exploring the potential for a possible merger, business combination, investment into the Company, or a purchase, license or other acquisition of assets;
- Successfully completed a registered direct offering for gross proceeds of $3.9 million;
- Reported additional pharmacodynamics (PD) and pharmacokinetics (PK) results from the previously completed SEAL study evaluating the abuse potential of ADAIR; and
- Announced the issuance of a new Japanese patent covering composition of matter and methods of manufacturing for ADAIR.
David Baker, Chief Executive Officer of Vallon, commented, “Over the course of the past quarter we have continued to evaluate strategic alternatives in order to identify the best path forward for the Company. This process has identified a number of promising potential opportunities which we are currently evaluating with support of our advisors and Board of Directors. Additionally, with the $3.9 million of gross proceeds from the registered direct financing and the streamlining of operations, we have provided ourselves with additional capital which we believe will enable us to evaluate viable options to maximize stockholder value going forward.”
Summary of Financial Results for Second Quarter 2022
Net loss was $1.8 million for the quarter ended June 30, 2022.
Research and development expenses were $0.3 million and $1.2 million for the three months ended June 30, 2022 and 2021, respectively. The decrease in research and development expenses was primarily due to a decrease in expenses related to the ADAIR development program.
General and administrative expenses were $1.2 million and $1.1 million for the three months ended June 30, 2022 and 2021, respectively. The increase in general and administrative expenses was primarily due to an increase in in public company expense and consulting fees offset by a decrease in personnel and insurance expense.
In May 2022, the Company completed a registered direct offering of 3,700,000 shares of its common stock, at a purchase price of $1.0632 per share, for gross proceeds of $3.9 million. As of June 30, 2022, the Company had cash, cash equivalents and marketable securities of approximately $7.0 million.
About Vallon Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Vallon Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company, headquartered in Philadelphia, PA. The Company is focused on the development of new medications to help patients with CNS disorders. The Company’s lead investigational product candidate, ADAIR, is a novel abuse-deterrent formulation of amphetamine immediate release being developed for the treatment of ADHD and narcolepsy.
The Company recently announced it is evaluating strategic alternatives with the goal of maximizing stockholder value, which could include, without limitation, exploring the potential for a possible merger, business combination, investment into the Company, or a purchase, license or other acquisition of assets. This process may not result in any transaction and the Company to may not disclose additional details unless it is legally required to do so. For more information about the company, please visit www.vallon-pharma.com or connect with us on LinkedIn or Twitter.
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Forward Looking Statements
This press release contains “forward-looking statements” that are based on Vallon’s current expectations and subject to inherent uncertainties, risks and assumptions that are difficult to predict, including, without limitation, Vallon’s expectations with respect to its strategic review process and any potential strategic transactions and Vallon’s ability to find or complete a viable strategic alternative, Vallon’s ability to execute its business plan, continue its growth and fund its ongoing business activities as planned, Vallon’s ability to develop and commercialize its product candidates, Vallon’s expectations related to results of clinical trials and studies, Vallon’s expectations with respect to the important advantages it believes its abuse-deterrent formulation of drugs have over similar drugs in the market and the growing need for abuse-deterrent formulations of drugs, Vallon’s ability to utilize the 505(b)(2) regulatory pathway, Vallon’s ability to obtain FDA approval of ADAIR and its other product candidates, and Vallon’s expectations with respect to its cash runway. Forward-looking statements may be identified by the use of words such as “anticipate,” “believe,” “contemplate,” “could,” “estimate,” “expect,” “intend,” “seek,” “may,” “might,” “plan,” “potential,” “predict,” “project,” “target,” “aim,” “should,” “will,” “would,” or the negative of these words or other similar expressions. Further, certain forward-looking statements are based on assumptions as to future events that may not prove to be accurate. These and other risks and uncertainties are described more fully in the section titled “Risk Factors” in Vallon’s Quarterly and Annual Reports filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Forward-looking statements contained in this announcement are made as of this date, and the Company undertakes no duty to update such information except as required under applicable law.
JTC Team, LLC