Recent FDA Meeting Identifies Path Towards NDA Submission in the Second Half of 2019

Financing Raises $75 million to Support a Potential Commercial Launch

MONTREAL, Nov. 07, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Clementia Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: CMTA), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company innovating treatments for people with ultra-rare bone disorders and other diseases, today reported financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2018 and provided an update on recent progress and upcoming milestones.

“This has been a transformational year for Clementia, with our lead product candidate, palovarotene, advancing towards an NDA submission in the second half of 2019, which if approved, could be the first available treatment indicated for FOP,” said Clarissa Desjardins, Ph.D., president and chief executive officer of Clementia. “Over the next 12 months we also expect to complete enrollment in our MO-Ped Trial, the first-ever clinical trial to test a potential treatment for Multiple Osteochondromas (MO), to reach the first two interim analyses from our MOVE Trial, and to report the results of our Phase 1 study of our palovarotene eye drop formulation for dry eye disease. With our recently completed financing we now have the resources to bring palovarotene to market upon approval, while advancing our other clinical programs to key value inflection points.”

Recent Pipeline Progress and Upcoming Milestones

  • On October 23, 2018 Clementia announced that it plans to submit a New Drug Application (NDA) to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) requesting marketing authorization of palovarotene for the treatment of fibrodysplasia ossificans progressiva (FOP), with an anticipated submission in the second half of 2019. The FDA has agreed, and the meeting minutes confirm, that available data from the completed Phase 2 clinical program would support the filing of an NDA for palovarotene for the prevention of heterotopic ossification (HO) associated with flare up symptoms in patients with FOP.
  • On October 2, 2018 the company announced the initiation of a Phase 1 clinical trial evaluating an eye drop formulation of palovarotene in healthy volunteers. Data from this trial are expected in the first quarter of 2019 and will be utilized to inform the design of a proof of concept trial evaluating palovarotene in dry eye disease, which is expected to begin in 2019.
  • In September 2018, Clementia reported updated 12-week flare-up imaging data from the open label extension (“Part B”) of its ongoing Phase 2 clinical trial of palovarotene in fibrodysplasia ossificans progressiva (FOP) at ASBMR 2018. The data demonstrated a greater than 70 percent reduction in new HO across three different dosing regimens.
  • On August 16, 2018 the company announced the early completion of enrollment in the MOVE Trial, Clementia’s Phase 3 study evaluating the safety and efficacy of a chronic 5 mg daily dose in addition to the episodic 20/10 mg dosing regimen at the time of a flare-up for the potential treatment of individuals with FOP. If successful, this study would add a new dosing regimen for patients with FOP. The company expects two interim analyses in 2019, with a third interim and final results in 2020.

Recent Business Updates

  • On October 30, 2018 the company filed a prospectus for a follow-on offering of 5,300,000 common shares, and the underwriters exercised their option to purchase an additional 795,000 common shares, resulting in the issue of 6,095,000 shares for net proceeds of $75 million, after underwriting discounts and commissions and the estimated offering expenses payable by the company. The proceeds of this financing, together with Clementia’s existing cash and investments balance, results in approximately $180 million as of the closing of the offering.  

Third Quarter 2018 Financial Results (all amounts are presented in U.S. dollars)

  • Cash: As of September 30, 2018, Clementia had cash and investments of $107.1 million.
  • Research and development (R&D) expenses: R&D expenses were $10.7 million and $29.1 million for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2018, compared to $7.1 million and $16.8 million for the same periods in 2017. Increases in R&D expenses were primarily due to increases in: clinical studies and CRO related activities as a result of patient enrollment in the MOVE and MO-Ped Trials; manufacturing activities to meet clinical supply requirements of the MOVE and MO-Ped studies; pre-clinical research activities to support ocular studies and other potential indications; and personnel related expenses in support of increased development activities.
  • General and administrative (G&A) expenses: G&A expenses were $4.4 million and $11.2 million for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2018, compared to $2.8 million and $6.9 million for the same periods in 2017. Increases in G&A expenses were primarily due to higher pre-commercial marketing activities, higher personnel and related costs to support the continued growth of the company and higher operating expenses.
  • Net Loss: Clementia reported net losses for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2018 of $14.8 million ($0.46 per share) and $38.8 million ($1.22 per share), compared to $39.0 million ($1.83 per share) and $103.7 million ($11.81 per share) for the same periods in 2017. The decreases in net losses period over period were largely driven by non-cash financial expenses primarily due to the re-measurement at fair value of the preferred shares embedded derivative in 2017 as compared to 2018. With the successful completion of the company’s IPO in August 2017, all classes of preferred shares were converted into common shares and as such, gains or losses on the re-measurement of embedded derivatives at fair value and the accretion expenses ended in the third quarter of 2017.             

About Clementia Pharmaceuticals Inc.
Clementia is a clinical-stage company innovating treatments for people with ultra-rare bone disorders and other diseases with high medical need. The company is preparing for a 2019 NDA submission to the FDA to seek approval of its lead product candidate, palovarotene, a novel RARγ agonist, for the prevention of heterotopic ossification (HO) associated with flare up symptoms in patients with fibrodysplasia ossificans progressiva (FOP). The ongoing Phase 3 MOVE Trial is evaluating an additional dosing regimen of palovarotene which includes a chronic 5 mg daily dose in addition to the episodic 20/10 mg dosing regimen at the time of a flare-up. Palovarotene is also in a Phase 2 trial, the MO-Ped Trial, for the treatment of multiple osteochondromas (MO, also known as multiple hereditary exostoses, or MHE). In addition, Clementia has commenced a Phase 1 trial for an eye drop formulation of palovarotene for the potential treatment of dry eye disease and is also investigating other conditions that may benefit from RARγ therapy. For more information, please visit and connect with us on Twitter @ClementiaPharma.

Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements
This press release may include “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the applicable securities laws, including with respect to the proposed timing of submission of the NDA for palovarotene. Each forward-looking statement contained in this press release is subject to known and unknown risks and uncertainties and other unknown factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from historical results and those expressed or implied by such statement. In addition to statements which explicitly describe such risks and uncertainties, readers are urged to consider statements labeled with the terms “believes,” “belief,” “expects,” “intends,” “anticipates,” “will,” or “plans” to be uncertain and forward-looking. Applicable risks and uncertainties include, among others, the company’s ability to successfully complete in a timely manner the studies required to be completed in order to submit the NDA; the company’s ability to generate revenue and become profitable; the risks related to its heavy reliance on palovarotene, its only current product candidate; the risks associated with the development of palovarotene and any future product candidate, including the demonstration of efficacy and safety; its dependence on licensed intellectual property, including the ability to source and maintain licenses from third-party owners; as well as the risks identified under the heading “Risk Factors” in the company’s Annual Report on Form 20-F filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”), as well as the other information it files with the SEC or on SEDAR. Clementia cautions investors not to rely on the forward-looking statements contained in this press release when making an investment decision in its securities. Investors are encouraged to read the company’s filings with the SEC or on SEDAR, available at or, for a discussion of these and other risks and uncertainties. The forward-looking statements in this press release speak only as of the date of this press release, and the company undertakes no obligation to update or revise any of these statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by law.

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Clementia Pharmaceuticals Inc.
Interim Condensed Consolidated Statements of Financial Position (unaudited)
As at
(in US dollars)
September 30, 2018 December 31, 2017
Current assets  
Cash  $12,056,908 $36,230,343
Short-term investments70,000,000 30,000,000
Interest receivable181,407 575,499
Sales tax and other receivables168,459 94,497
Income tax and tax credits receivable1,044,285 977,901
Prepaid expenses4,609,489 3,023,125
Total current assets88,060,548 70,901,365
Non-current assets  
Long-term investments25,000,000 75,000,000
Long-term prepaid expenses733,058 775,757
Property and equipment18,987 33,084
Intangible assets1,570,486 1,715,192
Total non-current assets27,322,531 77,524,033
Total assets$115,383,079 $148,425,398
Current liabilities  
Accounts payable and accrued liabilities$8,792,166 $6,718,666
Total liabilities8,792,166 6,718,666
Common shares230,659,692 230,659,692
Contributed surplus6,319,484 2,659,348
Total equity106,590,913 141,706,732
Total equity and liabilities$115,383,079 $148,425,398

Clementia Pharmaceuticals Inc.
Interim Condensed Consolidated Statements of Net Loss and Comprehensive Loss (unaudited)
 Three-month periods ended  September 30,
 Nine-month periods ended  September 30,
(in US dollars)2018   2017 2018   2017 
Research and development expenses$10,691,399 $7,073,872 $29,124,117 $16,813,902 
Investment tax credits
   10,328,167 6,982,388   28,405,930 16,602,378 
General and administrative expenses4,447,953 2,816,980 11,204,722 6,878,786 
Interest income(531,479)(316,081)(1,622,109)(503,915)
Financial expenses3,776 29,415,957 71,541 80,440,739 
Net loss before income taxes
14,248,417 38,899,244 38,060,084 103,417,988 
Income tax expense528,694 106,310 715,871 248,338 
Net loss and comprehensive loss($ 14,777,111)($39,005,554)($ 38,775,955)($103,666,326)
Basic and diluted loss per share
Weighted average number of outstanding basic and diluted shares31,717,584 21,317,604 31,717,584 8,778,602 

Clementia Pharmaceuticals Inc.
Interim Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows (unaudited)
 Three-month periods ended  September 30,
 Nine-month periods ended  September 30,
(in US dollars)2018 2017 2018 2017 
Operating activities    
Net loss($14,777,111)($39,005,554)($38,775,955)($103,666,326)
Adjusting items    
Interest income recognized in net loss(531,479)(316,081)(1,622,109)(503,915)
Depreciation of property and equipment4,733 6,063 14,097 19,855 
Amortization of intangible assets48,765 48,673 144,706 130,718 
Transaction costs recognized in net loss- - - 35,175 
Embedded derivative loss recognized in net loss- 29,007,078 - 77,902,663 
Accretion of preferred shares- 393,425 - 2,479,161 
Share-based compensation1,656,408 795,806 3,660,136 1,478,082 
Net foreign exchange gain(16,729)(32,634)37,884 (48,026)
Income tax expense recognized in net loss528,694 106,310 715,871 248,338 
Income taxes paid(4,375)(42,500)(64,068)(130,589)
Tax credits(248,641)- (409,638)- 
Net changes in working capital    
Sales tax and other receivables(95,768)(49,860)(75,846)(74,884)
Investment tax credits receivable(114,591)(91,484)(308,549)(211,524)
Deferred financing costs(18,165)275,784 (18,165)-  
Prepaid expenses583,103 (3,727,642)(1,525,500)(3,807,706)
Accounts payable and accrued liabilities330,564 457,938 2,078,396 1,835,789 
Net operating cash flows(12,654,592)(12,174,678)(36,148,740)(24,313,189)
Investing activities    
Interest income received1,752,656 184,040 2,016,201 551,412 
Acquisition of short and long-term investments(15,000,000)(109,000,000)(20,000,000)(134,000,000)
Maturity of short-term investments25,000,000 19,000,000 30,000,000 49,000,000 
Acquisition of property and equipment- (4,194)- (17,022)
Acquisition of intellectual property- - - (1,000,000)
Net investing cash flows
11,752,656 (89,820,154)12,016,201 (85,465,610)
Financing activities    
Issuance of common shares- - - 31,588 
Issuance of common shares upon public offering- 137,865,000 - 137,865,000 
Share issuance costs- (10,236,593)- (10,236,593)
Issuance of preferred shares- - - 10,000,080 
Issue costs of preferred shares- - - (129,520)
Net financing cash flows- 127,628,407 - 137,530,555 
Net (decrease) increase in cash
(901,936)25,633,575 (24,132,539)27,751,756 
Cash at beginning of period12,937,235 11,584,221 36,230,343 9,434,495 
Effect of exchange rate fluctuations on cash held21,609 20,400 (40,896)51,945 
Cash at end of period12,056,908 $37,238,196 12,056,908 $37,238,196