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Tenax Therapeutics Reports Second Quarter 2020 Results and Provides Business Update

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Aug. 17, 2020 12:00 UTC

MORRISVILLE, N.C.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Tenax Therapeutics (Formerly Known As Oxygen Biotherapeutics, Inc.), Inc. (Nasdaq: TENX), a specialty pharmaceutical company focused on identifying, developing and commercializing products for the critical care market, today reported financial results for the second quarter 2020 and provided a business update.

“The recently completed Phase 2 trial of patients with pulmonary hypertension and heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (PH-HFpEF) has garnered significant attention from the medical community. Specifically members of our Scientific Advisory Board are very encouraged by the statistically significant biventricular hemodynamic response and statistically significant clinical effect on the 6 minute walk parameter.” stated Anthony DiTonno, Chief Executive Officer of Tenax. “We believe these Phase 2 data support advancing into pivotal trials and ultimately pursuing a potential registration. As such, we intend to seek regulatory feedback on next steps for this program during the fourth quarter. Moreover, we plan to provide additional data from this trial at medical meetings later this year.”

Recent Highlights

  • In June 2020, Tenax reported positive data from its recently completed Phase 2 HELP trial of levosimendan in patients with PH-HFpEF. In this 37 patient study, the primary efficacy analysis, pulmonary capillary wedge pressure (PCWP) during exercise did not demonstrate a statistically significant reduction from baseline. Levosimendan did demonstrate a statistically significant reduction in PCWP compared to baseline (p=<0.0017) and placebo (p=<0.0475), when the measurements at rest, with legs up and on exercise were combined. The clinical efficacy of levosimendan was confirmed in this trial by a statistically significant improvement in 6-minute walk distance (6MWD) as compared to placebo (p=0.0329).
  • In June 2020, Tenax received approximately $1.7 million and issued 877,203 shares of common stock upon the exercise of previously outstanding warrants.
  • On July 6, 2020, the Company entered into a Securities Purchase Agreement for Class C and Class D Units (the “RDO Purchase Agreement”) and a Securities Purchase Agreement for Class E and Class F Units (the “PIPE Purchase Agreement” and, together with the RDO Purchase Agreement, the “Purchase Agreements”) with the Investor, pursuant to which the Company agreed to issue in a registered direct offering 2,523,611 shares of the company’s common stock, $0.0001 par value per share, at a purchase price of $1.02780 per share and pre-funded warrants (the “Registered Pre-Funded Warrants”) to purchase up to 652,313 shares of common stock at a purchase price of $1.02770 per Registered Pre-Funded Warrant, and issuing a concurrent private placement unregistered pre-funded warrants (the “Unregistered Pre-Funded Warrants”) to purchase up to 4,607,692 shares of common stock at the same purchase price as the Registered Pre-Funded Warrants, and unregistered common stock warrants (the “Unregistered Warrants”) to purchase up to 7,783,616 shares of common stock (such registered direct offering and private placement, collectively, the “Offerings”). The aggregate net proceeds to the Company of the Offerings was approximately $6.5 million.
  • On July 20, 2020, pursuant to the terms of the PIPE Purchase Agreement, Tenax appointed Steven J. Boyd and Keith Maher, MD to its Board of Directors.

Financial Results

  • Research and development expenses for the second quarter of 2020 were $1.3 million, compared to $650,000 for the second quarter of 2019.
  • General and administrative expenses for the second quarter of 2020 were $870,000, compared to $1.2 million for the second quarter of 2019.
  • Net loss for the second quarter of 2020 was $2.1 million, or $0.23 per share, compared to a net loss of $1.8 million, or $0.28 per share, for the second quarter of 2019.
  • Cash, cash equivalents and marketable securities totaled $4.6 million as of June 30, 2020, compared with $5.4 million as of December 31, 2019.
  • Management expects that current cash, cash equivalents and marketable securities, including the proceeds from the July offerings, will be sufficient to fund current operations into the third quarter of 2021.

About Phase 2 HELP Trial

The HELP Trial – Hemodynamic Evaluation of Levosimendan in PH-HFpEF is a multi-center, double-blind, placebo-controlled Phase 2 clinical trial designed to evaluate levosimendan in 36 patients with pulmonary hypertension and heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (PH-HFpEF). The trial has a predefined response criterion that patients must meet following a 24-hour open-label infusion of levosimendan before they can be randomized to the 6-week double-blind phase of the trial. The criterion for randomization is a reduction in PCWP during supine exercise of ≥ 4mmHg following the open-label infusion when compared with each patient’s baseline exercise PCWP. The primary endpoint of the HELP Trial is based on change in PCWP vs baseline compared to placebo.

About Tenax Therapeutics

Tenax Therapeutics, Inc., is a specialty pharmaceutical company focused on identifying, developing, and commercializing products that address cardiovascular and pulmonary diseases with high unmet medical need. The Company has a world-class scientific advisory team including recognized global experts in pulmonary hypertension. The Company owns North American rights to develop and commercialize levosimendan and has recently released topline data regarding their Phase 2 clinical trial for the use of levosimendan in the treatment of Pulmonary Hypertension associated with Heart Failure and preserved Ejection Fraction (PH-HFpEF). For more information, visit www.tenaxthera.com.

About Levosimendan

Levosimendan is a calcium sensitizer that works through a unique triple mechanism of action. It initially was developed for intravenous use in hospitalized patients with acutely decompensated heart failure. It was discovered and developed by Orion Pharma, Orion Corporation of Espoo Finland, and is currently approved in over 60 countries for this indication and not available in the United States. Tenax Therapeutics acquired North American rights to develop and commercialize levosimendan from Phyxius Pharma, Inc.

Caution Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

This news release contains certain forward-looking statements by the Company that involve risks and uncertainties and reflect the Company’s judgment as of the date of this release. The forward-looking statements are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties, including, but not limited to matters beyond the Company’s control that could lead to delays in the clinical study, new product introductions and customer acceptance of these new products; matters beyond the Company’s control that could impact the Company’s continued compliance with Nasdaq listing requirements; the impact of management changes on the Company’s business and unanticipated charges, costs and expenditures not currently contemplated that may occur as a result of management changes; and other risks and uncertainties as described in the Company’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including in its annual report on Form 10-K filed on March 30, 2020, and its quarterly report on Form 10-Q filed on August 14, 2020, as well as its other filings with the SEC. The Company disclaims any intent or obligation to update these forward-looking statements beyond the date of this release. Statements in this press release regarding management’s future expectations, beliefs, goals, plans or prospects constitute forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.























TENAX THERAPEUTICS, INC.


CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF COMPREHENSIVE LOSS

           
    Three months ended June 30,     Six months ended June 30,
   

 

2020

 

 

 

2019

 

   

 

2020

 

 

 

2019

 

    (Unaudited)   (Unaudited)     (Unaudited)   (Unaudited)
                   
Operating expenses                  
General and administrative  

$

869,206

 

 

$

1,170,405

 

   

$

2,192,165

 

 

$

2,349,415

 

Research and development  

 

1,274,837

 

 

 

649,254

 

   

 

2,617,363

 

 

 

1,132,020

 

Total operating expenses  

 

2,144,043

 

 

 

1,819,659

 

   

 

4,809,528

 

 

 

3,481,435

 

                   
Net operating loss  

 

2,144,043

 

 

 

1,819,659

 

   

 

4,809,528

 

 

 

3,481,435

 

                   
Interest expense  

 

406

 

 

 

 

   

 

406

 

 

 

 

Other expense (income), net  

 

2,101

 

 

 

(58,122

)

   

 

(8,740

)

 

 

(102,453

)

Net loss  

$

2,146,550

 

 

$

1,761,537

 

   

$

4,801,194

 

 

$

3,378,982

 

                   
Unrealized gain on marketable securities  

 

(3,238

)

 

 

(474

)

   

 

(1,616

)

 

 

(1,763

)

Total comprehensive loss  

$

2,143,312

 

 

$

1,761,063

 

   

$

4,799,578

 

 

$

3,377,219

 

                   
Net loss per share, basic and diluted  

$

(0.23

)

 

$

(0.28

)

   

$

(0.59

)

 

$

(0.60

)

Weighted average number of common shares outstanding, basic and diluted  

 

9,339,309

 

 

 

6,385,381

 

   

 

8,156,848

 

 

 

5,640,367

 










































TENAX THERAPEUTICS, INC.


CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

       
  June 30, 2020   December 31, 2019
       
  (Unaudited)    
ASSETS      
Current assets      
Cash and cash equivalents

$

4,085,305

 

 

$

4,905,993

 

Marketable securities

 

468,218

 

 

 

493,884

 

Prepaid expenses

 

660,906

 

 

 

780,952

 

Total current assets

 

5,214,429

 

 

 

6,180,829

 

Marketable securities

 

10,723

 

 

 

 

Right of use asset

 

115,225

 

 

 

169,448

 

Property and equipment, net

 

4,409

 

 

 

6,559

 

Other assets

 

8,435

 

 

 

8,435

 

Total assets

$

5,353,221

 

 

$

6,365,271

 

       
LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY      
Current liabilities      
Accounts payable

$

1,555,038

 

 

$

1,661,054

 

Accrued liabilities

 

524,356

 

 

 

871,341

 

Note payable

 

107,606

 

 

 

 

Total current liabilities

 

2,187,000

 

 

 

2,532,395

 

Long term liabilities      
Note payable

 

137,051

 

 

 

 

Lease liability

 

 

 

 

60,379

 

Total long term liabilities

 

137,051

 

 

 

60,379

 

Total liabilities

 

2,324,051

 

 

 

2,592,774

 

       
       
Commitments and contingencies; see Note 7      
Stockholders’ equity      
Preferred stock, undesignated, authorized 9,999,790 shares; See Note 8      
Series A Preferred stock, par value $.0001, issued and outstanding 210 and 38,606, respectively

 

 

 

 

4

 

Common stock, par value $.0001 per share; authorized 400,000,000 shares; issued and outstanding 10,095,758 and 6,741,860, respectively

 

1,010

 

 

 

674

 

Additional paid-in capital

 

243,995,716

 

 

 

239,939,797

 

Accumulated other comprehensive gain

 

2,074

 

 

 

458

 

Accumulated deficit

 

(240,969,630

)

 

 

(236,168,436

)

Total stockholders’ equity

 

3,029,170

 

 

 

3,772,497

 

Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity

$

5,353,221

 

 

$

6,365,271

 

       

 

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