Landos Biopharma Provides Business Update & Reports Second Quarter 2023 Results


Initiated NEXUS Phase 2 Clinical Trial of NX-13 for Ulcerative Colitis

NEXUS Remains On Track With Top-line Results Planned for Q4 2024

Sufficient Cash to Fund Planned Operations into First Half of 2025

NEW YORK, Aug. 09, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Landos Biopharma, Inc. (NASDAQ: LABP), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company developing novel, oral medicines for patients with autoimmune diseases, today provided a business update and announced financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2023.

“We continued to advance and execute the NX-13 Phase 2 clinical program (NEXUS) during the second quarter. We have activated sites in the US and are actively recruiting and screening patients,” said Gregory Oakes, President and CEO of Landos. “NEXUS is designed to advance this important program and to build on the promising early signals of clinical improvement from our Phase 1b trial. We firmly believe in the potential of NX-13 to help the millions of patients suffering with moderate-to-severe UC.”

Clinical Development Updates        

NX-13 is a novel, gut-selective NLRX1 agonist in development as a once-daily, oral treatment for ulcerative colitis (UC).

  • The NEXUS Phase 2 proof-of-concept clinical trial of NX-13 was initiated during the second quarter of 2023 with multiple sites activated in the United States. Site selection in Europe has been completed with site activation underway.
  • NEXUS is a randomized, statistically powered, multicenter, double-blind, placebo-controlled, multiple dose, 12-week induction study evaluating 80 patients with moderate-to-severe UC with a long-term extension (LTE) period out to one year. All subjects will be randomized to receive either 250 mg or 750 mg immediate release NX-13, or placebo. The primary objective of the trial will be to evaluate the clinical efficacy, safety and pharmacokinetics of oral NX-13 vs. placebo (NCT05785715
  • Top-line results are expected to be reported by the fourth quarter of 2024.
  • NX-13 and its novel, immunometabolic mechanism of action will be highlighted through oral and poster presentations at the United European Gastroenterology Week (UEGW) and the American College of Gastroenterology (ACG) in October 2023.

Corporate Update

  • The Company announced the appointment of Alka Batycky, Ph.D. to its Board of Directors and Audit Committee, expanding its Board of Directors from six to seven. Dr. Batycky brings with her over 25 years of global drug development experience in the biopharmaceutical industry, spanning from early discovery through product approval across a broad range of therapeutic areas.

Summary of Second Quarter 2023 Results

As of June 30, 2023, the Company had cash, cash equivalents and marketable securities of $44.7 million, which it believes will be sufficient to fund operating expenses and capital requirements into the first half of 2025.

Research and development expenses were $2.5 million for the second quarter of 2023, compared to $6.6 million for the second quarter of 2022. The decrease was primarily attributed to reduced clinical activities due to the wind down of omilancor, LABP-104 and NX-13 Phase 1b clinical trial costs partially offset by the initiation of the NEXUS trial. Additionally, there were decreases in consulting costs and depreciation expense.

General and administrative expenses were $2.0 million for the second quarter of 2023, compared to $4.7 million for the second quarter of 2022. The decrease was primarily attributable to a decrease in compensation, recruiting and Directors & Officers (D&O) insurance costs.

About Landos Biopharma

Landos Biopharma is a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company focused on the development of first-in-class, oral therapeutics for patients with autoimmune disease. Our mission is to create safer and more effective treatments that address the therapeutic gap in the current treatment paradigm.

We have a portfolio of novel targets anchoring two libraries of immunometabolic modulation pathways, including four potentially first-in-class, once-daily, oral therapies targeting eight indications in the immunology space.

We are currently focused on advancing the clinical development of NX-13 in UC. We initiated the NEXUS Phase 2 proof-of-concept trial in April 2023 and expect to report topline results by the fourth quarter of 2024.

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Cautionary Note on Forward-Looking Statements

Statements in this press release about future expectations, plans and prospects for Landos Biopharma, Inc. (the “Company”), including statements about the Company’s strategy, clinical development and regulatory plans for its product candidates and other statements containing the words “anticipate”, “plan”, “expect”, “may”, “will”, “could”, “believe”, “look forward”, “potential”, the negatives thereof, variations thereon and similar expressions, or any discussions of strategy constitute forward-looking statements. Actual results may differ materially from those indicated by such forward-looking statements as a result of various important factors, including: the uncertainties inherent in the initiation and enrollment of current and future clinical trials, including the ongoing Phase 2 trial of NX-13, availability and timing of data from ongoing clinical trials, expectations for regulatory approvals, other matters that could affect the availability or commercial potential of the Company’s product candidates, our anticipated cash runway and other similar risks. Risks regarding the Company’s business are described in detail in its Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) filings, including in its Annual Reports on Form 10-K and Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q, which are available on the SEC’s website at Additional information will be made available in other filings that the Company makes from time to time with the SEC. In addition, the forward-looking statements included in this press release represent the Company’s views only as of the date hereof. The Company anticipates that subsequent events and developments will cause the Company’s views to change. However, while the Company may elect to update these forward-looking statements at some point in the future, the Company specifically disclaims any obligation to do so, except as may be required by law. These forward-looking statements should not be relied upon as representing the Company’s views as of any date subsequent to the date hereof.


Patrick Truesdell, Vice President, Controller and Principal Accounting Officer
Landos Biopharma

John Mullaly
LifeSci Advisors, LLC

Landos Biopharma, Inc. Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations (in thousands, except share and per share amounts)

 Three Months Ended June 30, Six Months Ended June 30,
 2023 2022 2023 2022
Operating expenses:       
Research and development$2,463  $6,604  $5,789  $17,404 
General and administrative 1,976   4,662   5,129   8,815 
Total operating expenses 4,439   11,266   10,918   26,219 
Loss from operations (4,439)  (11,266)  (10,918)  (26,219)
Other income (loss), net 517   (18)  962   71 
Net loss$(3,922) $(11,284) $(9,956) $(26,148)
Net loss per share, basic and diluted$(0.63) $(2.80) $(1.57) $(6.50)
Weighted-average shares used to compute net loss per share, basic and diluted 6,207,707   4,025,489   6,345,206   4,025,489 

Landos Biopharma, Inc. Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets (in thousands)

 June 30, December 31,
 2023 2022
Current assets:   
Cash and cash equivalents$44,049  $36,640 
Marketable securities, available-for-sale 687   7,762 
Prepaid expenses and other current assets 1,549   851 
Total current assets 46,285   45,253 
Total assets$46,285  $45,253 
Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity   
Current liabilities:   
Accounts payable$1,029  $3,435 
Accrued liabilities 1,986   2,687 
Total current liabilities 3,015   6,122 
Total liabilities 3,015   6,122 
Commitments and contingencies   
Stockholders’ equity:   
Common stock 31   40 
Additional paid-in capital 186,629   172,575 
Accumulated other comprehensive loss (7)  (57)
Accumulated deficit (143,383)  (133,427)
Total stockholders’ equity 43,270   39,131 
Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity$46,285  $45,253