Live Conference Call and Webcast TODAY at 4:30 p.m. ET
Englewood, CO – November 07, 2016 – Aytu BioScience, Inc. (OTCQX: AYTU), a specialty pharmaceutical company focused on global commercialization of novel products in the field of urology, provided today an overview of its business and growth strategy, as well as its financial results for the quarter ended September 30, 2016. The Company will host a live conference call and webcast today at 4:30 p.m. ET.
- Successfully launched Natesto® (testosterone) Nasal Gel in the U.S. market
- Demonstrated strong Natesto prescription growth, rapidly surpassing previous benchmarks for new and total Natesto prescriptions
- Grew the number of unique Natesto prescribers
- Showed consistent increases in co-pay coupon redemptions and utilization of proprietary Assure Rx prescription access program
- Increased sales and U.S. customer base during the quarter for ProstaScint® (capromab pendetide), the company’s proprietary prostate cancer imaging agent
- Presented MiOXSYS™ clinical data at the American Society for Reproductive Medicine and the Japanese Society for Reproductive Medicine annual conferences
- Increased net product sales 50% compared to the same quarter in the prior year; $698,000 for the quarter ended September 30, 2016 compared to $466,000 in 2015
- Increased net product sales 42% compared to the June 30, 2016 quarter; $698,000 for the quarter ended September 30, 2016 compared to $490,000 for the quarter ended June 30, 2016
- $2.8 million in cash, cash equivalents, and restricted cash as of September 30, 2016, exclusive of recent capital raise
- Raised $8.6 million in a public offering Aytu common stock and warrants in November 2016
“It continues to be an exciting time at Aytu, as we are now in full swing with the Natesto launch, and this potentially game-changing product is already performing ahead of our expectations” stated Josh Disbrow, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Aytu BioScience, Inc. “Additionally, we’ve continued to see very nice uptake for Primsol® and ProstaScint, contributing to an impressive 42% increase in net product sales compared to our previous quarter. Our commercial team is continuing to focus exclusively on growing revenue for these products, with the expectation that Natesto will become the primary value driver for Aytu due to its differentiated product profile and the unique timing of our entry into the $2.4 billion testosterone replacement therapy market.”
After growing revenue nearly 10-fold during its 2016 fiscal year, product sales continued to increase quarter to quarter, bolstered in part by early sales of Natesto. Product revenue for the fiscal first quarter 2017 was $698,000, up 42% from $490,000 during the fiscal fourth quarter 2016. Sales for the fiscal first quarter 2017 consisted primarily of ProstaScint and Natesto customer orders along with Primsol and initial ex-U.S. MiOXSYS sales. Natesto orders are reflective primarily of early reorders from wholesale customers who had already stocked Natesto units prior to Aytu’s commencement of promotion in July 2016. Aytu expects to begin recognizing increased sales revenue for Natesto that more accurately reflects prescriber demand during the third or fourth fiscal quarter 2017 as wholesaler inventory levels from previous purchases have been depleted. Aytu anticipates sales revenue to continue increasing as Natesto prescriptions continue to increase.
Natesto’s early prescription trends are on a positive trajectory, with Aytu’s sales force consistently setting new weekly highs for new Natesto prescriptions. Total Natesto prescriptions are also at a new all-time high after only 12 weeks, rapidly surpassing the previous benchmark set for the brand in the U.S., which was achieved 29 weeks following its launch and with a significantly larger sales force.
In addition to Natesto, Aytu increased ProstaScint revenue by 25% since July 2016 and increased the number of unique customers for ProstaScint by 41% since its acquisition, and sales of Primsol were boosted by promotional efforts by Aytu’s partner Allegis Pharmaceuticals. Finally, Aytu’s novel diagnostic tool for the assessment of infertility in men, the CE Marked MiOXSYS system, has begun generating initial sales outside the U.S. from customers’ clinical use. The company is preparing to begin formal clinical studies under the FDA’s de novo 510(k) pathway for MiOXSYS and is partnering with major infertility institutions including the Cleveland Clinic, Tulane University, and other prominent centers in the U.S. The company’s international collaborators recently presented eight posters featuring MiOXSYS clinical data at two major medical conferences: The American Society for Reproductive Medicine’s and The Japanese Society for Reproductive Medicine’s annual conferences.
As of September 30th, Aytu had $2.8 million in cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash, which did not include $8.6 million in gross proceeds ($7.7 million net proceeds) from the Company’s November 2016 registered offering of common stock and warrants. Proceeds from the offering will fully fund the final upfront payment due to Acerus Pharmaceuticals for the Natesto license and will support the continuing Natesto launch and commercialization of ProstaScint and Primsol. Proceeds will also fund the planned MiOXSYS FDA clinical study and provide operating capital for general corporate purposes.
Josh Disbrow concluded with, “Aytu had an exceptional first quarter as our focus remains on growing revenue, primarily through execution of the Natesto launch plan which is successfully underway. We also plan to advance MiOXSYS toward FDA clearance and U.S. commercialization, while continuing to grow ProstaScint, Primsol, and MiOXSYS both inside and outside the U.S.”
Conference Call Information:
Interested participants and investors may access the conference call by dialing either:
- 1 (855) 656-0926 (U.S.)
- 1 (412) 542-4198 (international)
The webcast will be accessible live and archived on Aytu’s website, aytubio.com, for 90 days.
A replay of the call will be available for seven days. Access the replay by calling 1 (877) 344-7529 (U.S.) or 1 (412) 317-0088 (international) and using the replay access code 10096080.
About Aytu BioScience, Inc.
Aytu BioScience is a commercial-stage specialty pharmaceutical company focused on global commercialization of novel products in the field of urology. The company currently markets three products: Natesto®, the first and only FDA-approved nasal formulation of testosterone for men with hypogonadism (low testosterone, or “Low T”), ProstaScint® (capromab pendetide), the only FDA-approved imaging agent specific to prostate specific membrane antigen (PSMA) for prostate cancer detection and staging, and Primsol® (trimethoprim hydrochloride), the only FDA-approved trimethoprim-only oral solution for urinary tract infections. Additionally, Aytu is developing MiOXSYS™, a novel, rapid semen analysis system with the potential to become a standard of care for the diagnosis and management of male infertility caused by oxidative stress. MiOXSYS is commercialized outside the U.S. where it is a CE Marked, Health Canada cleared product, and Aytu is conducting U.S.-based clinical trials in pursuit of 510k de novo medical device clearance by the FDA. Aytu’s strategy is to continue building its portfolio of revenue-generating urology products, leveraging its focused commercial team and expertise to build leading brands within well-established markets. For more information visit aytubio.com.
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