InflaRx Reports First Quarter 2023 Financial and Operating Results and Provides Business Update

  • Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) granted by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for Gohibic (vilobelimab) for treatment of critically ill COVID-19 patients
  • Gohibic planned to be available to patients in the U.S. within the next few weeks
  • Phase III study with vilobelimab in pyoderma gangrenosum (PG) underway; first patient expected to be enrolled mid-2023
  • Cash, cash equivalents and marketable securities approximately €72.3 million as of March 31, 2023
  • Additional €53.5 million in aggregate proceeds subsequently raised under at-the-market (ATM) program and by an underwritten public offering of ordinary shares

JENA, Germany, May 11, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- InflaRx N.V. (Nasdaq: IFRX), a biopharmaceutical company developing anti-inflammatory therapeutics by targeting the complement system, announced today financial and operating results for the three months ended March 31, 2023, and provided a business update.

Prof. Niels C. Riedemann, Chief Executive Officer and Founder of InflaRx, commented: “These last months have been truly transformative for InflaRx. Upon receiving the EUA for Gohibic (vilobelimab) for the treatment of critically ill patients with COVID-19 last month, we became the first company worldwide with a drug authorized for emergency use for the control of complement factor C5a. We are working diligently to enable physicians to access this treatment option in the U.S. and plan to make the product available to patients within the next few weeks. At the same time, we continue to diligently advance our development pipeline. We expect to treat the first patient in a Phase III trial with vilobelimab in pyoderma gangrenosum, a severe neutrophil-mediated skin disease, around mid-year and are also further developing our small molecule C5aR inhibitor, INF904, which is currently in Phase I testing. The EUA for Gohibic is a great recognition of our scientific approach, and we are excited to continue developing our product candidates to provide patients with other diseases driven by the complement system with new therapeutic options.

Recent Highlights and Business Update

Gohibic (vilobelimab): EUA Granted for Treatment of Critically Ill COVID-19 Patients
In April 2023, the FDA issued an EUA for Gohibic (vilobelimab) for the treatment of COVID-19 in hospitalized adults when initiated within 48 hours of receiving invasive mechanical ventilation (IMV) or extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO).

InflaRx has an initial supply of Gohibic (vilobelimab) available and is currently ramping up production at its third-party manufacturer to be able to further supply the U.S. as soon as possible. InflaRx expects to make the product available in the U.S. for the treatment of hospitalized patients within the next weeks. Therefore, the Company is expecting to be able to record first revenues from sales of Gohibic already in Q3 2023. InflaRx is continuing discussions with the FDA related to the submission of a Biologics License Application (BLA) for the full approval of Gohibic (vilobelimab). InflaRx has also completed encouraging meetings with the rapporteur and co-rapporteur member state teams of the European Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) related to a planned Marketing Authorization Application with the European Medicines Agency (EMA). The Company will provide updates on the status of regulatory submissions in the U.S. and elsewhere once available.

Vilobelimab in Pyoderma Gangrenosum (PG)
In January 2023, InflaRx presented details related to the design of its planned pivotal Phase III study with vilobelimab in ulcerative PG, following compelling Phase II results for the treatment of this rare neutrophilic and inflammatory skin disease with destructive, painful cutaneous ulcers. The multi-national, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial has an adaptive design with an interim analysis that will determine the planned total patient number. The Company has submitted the clinical trial protocol to the FDA. InflaRx expects the first patient to be enrolled in this study around mid-2023.

Vilobelimab in Cutaneous Squamous Cell Carcinoma (cSCC)
InflaRx is conducting an open-label, multicenter Phase II study, evaluating vilobelimab in two study arms - as stand-alone therapy and in combination with pembrolizumab - in patients with programmed cell death protein 1 (PD1) or programmed cell death ligand 1 (PDL1) inhibitor resistant/refractory, locally advanced or metastatic cSCC. The main objectives of this trial are to assess the safety and antitumor activity of vilobelimab in the monotherapy arm and to assess the maximum tolerated or recommended dose of vilobelimab and the safety and antitumor activity of this drug pair in the combination arm. First data from the monotherapy arm are expected to be available in Q2 2023, and data from an interim analysis of the combination arm are expected in H1 2024.

InflaRx is currently conducting a Phase I trial in healthy volunteers to assess the safety, tolerability and pharmacokinetic / pharmacodynamic properties of this new and proprietary low molecular weight C5aR inhibitor. The Company will explore the effect of INF904 on C5a-induced downstream activity and generate data in a format comparable with other published data on C5aR inhibitory molecules. Results are expected in H2 2023. In the future, InflaRx plans to develop INF904 for complement-mediated, chronic autoimmune and inflammatory diseases where oral administration is the preferred choice for patients.

Post-Period Financing Activities
In April 2023, the Company issued 3,235,723 ordinary shares under its ATM program, resulting in €14.4 million in net proceeds. Also in April 2023, the Company completed an underwritten public offering of an aggregate of 10,823,529 ordinary shares, which included the full exercise of an overallotment option granted to the underwriters to purchase 1,411,764 additional ordinary shares, resulting in €39.1 million in net proceeds. Aggregate proceeds from these equity offerings amounted to €53.5 million after deducting underwriting discounts.

Dr. Thomas Taapken, Chief Financial Officer of InflaRx, said: “Our recent successful financing activities have put us on an even firmer footing, not only to fund our development activities and advance our pipeline, including the Phase III trial with vilobelimab in pyoderma gangrenosum, but also to invest into the required commercial, manufacturing and logistical infrastructure in the U.S. for making Gohibic available to physicians and patients in the U.S. very soon. Despite a financial market environment that continues to be challenging, we are now well funded to support operations into 2026.”

Financial Highlights – Q1 2023

Research and Development Expenses
Research and development expenses in Q1 2023 increased by €4.3 million to €14.7 million compared to Q1 2022. This increase was primarily attributable to the establishment of a commercial-scale manufacturing process for vilobelimab and regulatory expenses in conjunction with the EUA filing and other regulatory activities, as well as for the manufacturing of clinical trial-related material.

General and Administrative Expenses
General and administrative expenses decreased by €0.8 million to €3.6 million, from €4.4 million in Q1 2022. This decrease was attributable to lower expenses associated with equity-settled share-based compensation recognized in personnel expenses of €0.8 million.

Other Income
Other income amounted to €7.7 million, which was primarily attributable to income recognized from the grant payments received from the German federal government for the development of vilobelimab for critically ill COVID-19 patients.

In 2021, InflaRx was awarded a grant from the German Ministry of Education and Research and the German Ministry of Health to support the development of vilobelimab for the treatment of COVID-19. As of March 31, 2023, the Company had received €25.6 million in grant funds and still has a maximum amount of €13.2 million available to claim through the end of the grant term in June 2023. The grant is structured as a reimbursement of 80% of certain pre-specified expenses related to the clinical development and manufacturing of vilobelimab.

Net Financial Result
Net financial result decreased by €1.3 million to net financial expense of €0.5 million in Q1 2023, from net financial result of €0.9 million in Q1 2022. This decrease is attributable to an aggregation of different factors, including higher interest income on investments of €0.4 million due to higher interest rates, lower foreign exchange gains, which decreased by €0.8 million, and higher foreign exchange losses of €1.0 million.

Net Loss
Net loss in Q1 2023, amounted to €11.1 million, compared to €14.0 million in Q1 2022.

Liquidity and Capital Resources
As of March 31, 2023, the Company had cash and cash equivalents and marketable securities amounting to €72.3 million. In addition, during April 2023, InflaRx raised proceeds of €53.5 million through the utilization of the Company’s established ATM program and through an underwritten public share offering after deducting underwriting discounts. The Company’s current funds on hand are expected to be sufficient to fund operations into 2026.

Net Cash Used in Operating Activities
Net cash used in operating activities decreased to €10.5 million in Q1 2023, from €12.9 million in Q1 2022.

Additional Financial Information
Additional information regarding these results and other relevant information is included in the notes to the unaudited interim condensed consolidated financial statements as of March 31, 2023, and the three months ended March 31, 2022, and 2021, as well as the consolidated financial statements as of and for the year ended December 31, 2022, in “ITEM 18. Financial Statements,” in InflaRx’s Annual Report on Form 20-F for the year ended December 31, 2022, as filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

InflaRx N.V. and subsidiaries
Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations and
Comprehensive Loss for the three months ended March 31, 2023 and 2022
 For the three months ended March 31,
 (in €, except for share data)
Operating expenses    
Research and development expenses(14,731,908) (10,471,923)
General and administrative expenses(3,608,554) (4,387,443)
Total operating expenses(18,340,462) (14,859,366)
Other income7,746,189  1,593 
Other expenses(566) (565)
Operating result(10,594,839) (14,858,338)
Finance income456,036  27,962 
Finance expenses(5,528) (24,586)
Foreign exchange result(1,137,310) 727,933 
Other financial result197,808  125,000 
Income taxes   
Loss for the period(11,083,833) (14,002,030)
Share information  
Weighted average number of shares outstanding44,771,703  44,203,763 
Loss per share (basic/diluted)(0.25) (0.32)
Loss for the period(11,083,833) (14,002,030)
Other comprehensive income (loss) that may be reclassified to profit or loss in subsequent periods:  
Exchange differences on translation of foreign currency(16,785) 1,309,875 
Total comprehensive loss(11,100,618) (12,692,154)

InflaRx N.V. and subsidiaries
Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Statements of Financial Position
as of March 31, 2023 and December 31, 2022
 March 31, 2023
  December 31, 2022
 (in €)    
Non-current assets    
Property and equipment306,371  328,920 
Right-of-use assets1,214,865  1,311,809 
Intangible assets114,847  138,905 
Other assets297,021  308,066 
Financial assets7,969,071  2,900,902 
Total non-current assets9,902,175  4,988,602 
Current assets  
Current other assets5,956,752  14,170,510 
Income tax receivable2,141,785  1,432,087 
Financial assets from government grants3,434,047  732,971 
Other financial assets62,779,179  64,810,135 
Cash and cash equivalents2,097,250  16,265,355 
Total current assets76,409,014  97,411,058 
TOTAL ASSETS86,311,189  102,399,660 
Issued capital5,373,000  5,364,452 
Share premium282,668,032  282,552,633 
Other capital reserves37,842,612  36,635,564 
Accumulated deficit(254,544,123) (243,460,290)
Other components of equity7,240,295  7,257,081 
Total equity78,579,816  88,349,440 
Non-current liabilities  
Lease liabilities896,331  987,307 
Other liabilities36,877  36,877 
Total non-current liabilities933,208  1,024,184 
Current liabilities  
Trade and other payables4,616,092  4,987,538 
Liabilities from government grants received1,175,487  6,209,266 
Lease liabilities365,457  369,376 
Employee benefits477,535  1,312,248 
Other liabilities163,594  147,608 
Total current liabilities6,798,165  13,026,036 
Total liabilities7,731,373  14,050,220 
TOTAL EQUITY AND LIABILITIES86,311,189  102,399,660 

InflaRx N.V. and subsidiaries
Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Statements of Changes in Shareholders’ Equity for the three months ended March 31, 2023 and 2022
(in €)Issued
 Accumulated deficit  Other
of equity
Balance as of January 1, 20235,364,452 282,552,633 36,635,564 (243,460,290) 7,257,081  88,349,440 
Loss for the period   (11,083,833)   (11,083,833)
Exchange differences on
translation of foreign currency
     (16,785) (16,785)
Total comprehensive loss   (11,083,833) (16,785) (11,100,618)
Equity-settled share-based
  1,207,048     1,207,048 
Share options exercised8,548 115,399      123,947 
Balance as of March 31, 20235,373,000 282,668,032 37,842,612 (254,544,123) 7,240,295  78,579,816 
Balance as of January 1, 20225,304,452 280,310,744 30,591,209 (213,975,679) 3,050,271  105,280,996 
Loss for the period   (14,002,030)   (14,002,030)
Exchange differences
on translation of foreign currency
     1,309,875  1,309,875 
Total comprehensive loss   (14,002,030) 1,309,875  (12,692,155)
Equity-settled share-based
  2,530,775     2,530,775 
Balance as of March 31, 20225,304,452 280,310,744 33,121,984 (227,977,709) 4,360,146  95,119,617 

InflaRx N.V. and subsidiaries
Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows for the three months ended March 31, 2023 and 2022
 For the three months ended March 31,
 (in €)
Operating activities    
Loss for the period(11,083,833) (14,002,030)
Adjustments for:  
Depreciation & amortization of property and equipment, right-of-use assets and intangible assets147,969  153,321 
Net finance income488,994  (856,308)
Share-based payment expense1,207,048  2,530,775 
Net foreign exchange differences(106,793) 135,826 
Changes in:  
Financial assets from government grants(2,701,076)  
Other assets7,515,105  (1,405,328)
Employee benefits(834,713) (732,876)
Other liabilities15,986  (6,844)
Liabilities from government grants received(5,033,779)  
Trade and other payables(371,445) 928,526 
Interest received245,971  420,916 
Interest paid(5,627) (24,641)
Net cash used in operating activities(10,516,193) (12,858,662)
Investing activities  
Purchase of intangible assets, property and equipment(6,046) (7,828)
Purchase of current financial assets(25,120,832)  
Proceeds from the maturity of financial assets21,540,578  26,488,950 
Net cash from/(used in) investing activities(3,586,300) 26,481,122 
Financing activities  
Proceeds from exercise of share options123,947   
Repayment of lease liabilities(93,744) (90,806)
Net cash from/(used in) financing activities30,202  (90,806)
Net increase/(decrease) in cash and cash equivalents(14,072,291) 13,531,653 
Effect of exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents(95,814) 314,639 
Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period16,265,355  26,249,995 
Cash and cash equivalents at end of period2,097,250  40,096,286 

About InflaRx
InflaRx GmbH (Germany) and InflaRx Pharmaceuticals Inc. (USA) are wholly owned subsidiaries of InflaRx N.V. (together, InflaRx).

InflaRx (Nasdaq: IFRX) is a biopharmaceutical company focused on applying its proprietary anti-C5a / C5aR technologies to discover and develop first-in-class or best-in-class, potent and specific inhibitors of C5a and C5aR. Complement C5a and its receptor C5aR are powerful inflammatory mediators involved in the progression of a wide variety of autoimmune and other inflammatory diseases. InflaRx was founded in 2007, and the group has offices and subsidiaries in Jena and Munich, Germany, as well as Ann Arbor, MI, USA. For further information, please visit

The COVID-19 related work described herein is partly funded by the German Federal Government through grant number 16LW0113 (VILO-COVID). All responsibility for the content of this work lies with InflaRx.


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