Quarterly Activities Report and 4C Quarterly Cash Flow Report

Botanix (ASX:BOT) has today published its Quarterly Activities Report and 4C Quarterly Cash Flow Report, for the period ended 31 December 2022.

Key highlights from this period include:

  • FDA accepted NDA filing for Sofpironium Bromide as sufficiently complete for a substantive review
  • FDA confirmed that a mid-cycle review of the NDA is planned for 1Q 2023
  • Independent market research project completed by Triangle Insights confirms significant revenue opportunity for Sofpironium Bromide and positive feedback from key physician, payer (insurance) and patient stakeholders, who were surveyed on a blinded basis
  • Successfully raised $5.96M via a placement to institutional shareholder Antares Capital and Shareholder Purchase Plan to existing holders
  • Successful Phase 1b/2 clinical study for BTX 1702 in rosacea completed
  • Cash position of $8.72 million at quarter end, with pivotal Sofpironium Bromide mid-cycle review meeting due this quarter

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JP Morgan Healthcare Conference Presentation

Botanix will be attending the JP Morgan Healthcare Conference in San Francisco this week. The conference attracts more than 50,000 attendees from around the world, bringing together global industry leaders, emerging fast-growth companies, innovative technology creators and members of the investment community.

As part of the conference, Botanix will be discussing the significant commercial potential of Sofpironium Bromide and sharing some of the independent market research recently completed by Triangle Insights.

With the formal filing of the Sofpironium Bromide NDA now accepted by FDA and a standard review period confirmed, we are pleased to report that the mid-cycle review remains on track for this quarter.

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Research Report by Euroz Hartleys – 8 December 2022

Botanix is pleased to share an analyst report published by Euroz Hartleys following this week’s announcement that our Company has received formal written communication from the FDA, confirming that our New Drug Application (NDA) for Sofpironium Bromide is suitable for substantive review, and that no issues have been identified.

Analyst Seth Lizee classified the Company as a ‘Speculative Buy, $0.27 Price Target’, and commented on this achievement:

“Overall, we view this is as yet another milestone met, bringing BOT one step closer to potential FDA approval, and in time commercialisation.”

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SPP Now Open

Botanix’s recently announced Share Purchase Plan (SPP) to raise up to A$3 million is now open for eligible AU/NZ shareholders.

The SPP opens today, 9 November 2022 and will remain open until 8:00pm AEDT on Wednesday, 23 November 2022 (unless extended or withdrawn). 

As the SPP is only open for two weeks, eligible shareholders are encouraged to apply for new shares as soon as possible.

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A$5 million strategic Placement + Share Purchase Plan

Botanix (ASX:BOT) has today lifted its trading halt, sharing news that it has secured a commitment of A$5.0million from a highly respected institutional investor, Antares Capital. The Company will also offer a limited Share Purchase Plan (SPP) for eligible AU and NZ shareholders to raise up to A$3 million.

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Significant R&D Tax Incentive Refund

Botanix has today announced it has received a Research and Development (R&D) Tax Incentive Refund of A$3,669,439 for the 2021/2022 financial year.

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Promotion of Dr Howie McKibbon to Chief Operating Officer

Botanix has announced the promotion of Dr Howie McKibbon to the role of Chief Operating Officer, from his current position as Chief Commercial Officer.

Howie has more than 20 years of leadership experience in the pharmaceutical industry. He has launched 15 products including 11 in dermatology, and managed over 30 dermatology products. Importantly too, he played a significant role in two of the world’s largest dermatology acquisitions with combined valuations of $7.8 billion. 

Howie’s role will be expanded to include responsibility for all commercial, manufacturing, medical affairs and regulatory activities. We believe the breadth and depth of his experience will be invaluable as the Company prepares for FDA mid-cycle review of our lead asset, Sofpironium Bromide in late Q1 2023.  

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Research Report by Euroz Hartleys – 14 October 2022

Botanix is pleased to share a recent analyst report published by Euroz Hartleys following last week’s announcement of positive results from our BTX 1702 Phase 1b/2 clinical trial for rosacea. 

Analyst Seth Lizee noted:

“We believe the rosacea treatment universe is prime for disruption, with a gap in the market for drugs that can deliver similar efficacy without the side effects and limitations. 

“Overall, these results strengthen BOTs already valuable pipeline of products, led by its lead asset Sofpironium Bromide, which the company recently submitted a New Drug Application (NDA) for to the FDA (12 month review process).”

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Positive BTX 1702 Phase 1b/2 Clinical Study for Rosacea

Botanix has released positive data from its BTX1702 rosacea clinical study. 

The Phase 1b/2 randomised, double-blind vehicle-controlled study examined the effects Botanix’s CBD formulation BTX 1702 in adults with moderate to severe papulopustular rosacea over an 8-week treatment period. The study tested two different concentrations of BTX 1702 topical gel – 10% and 20% – alongside a control arm. 

Pleasingly, both the 10% and 20% doses showed clinically meaningful results, with the 10% concentration showing statistically significant reduction in inflammatory lesions – an FDA-designated endpoint for the study. A review of the photo evidence from the study also demonstrated visibly reduced redness in target patients. 

Both doses were found to be very safe and well tolerated when compared to the control gel. 

Botanix medical advisor, Dr Ira Lawrence commented:

“To achieve this level of inflammatory lesion reduction and improvement in both IGA and CEA within 8 weeks is very exciting, particularly with such an excellent safety profile.”

Rosacea affects more than 430 million people worldwide, and the market for treatments is expected to reach US$2.6 billion by 2025. 

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Botanix submits NDA for FDA approval of Sofpironium Bromide

Botanix has today announced the submission of a New Drug Application to the FDA for approval of Sofpironium Bromide for the treatment of severe primary axillary hyperhidrosis (excessive underarm sweating).

Phase 3 studies of Sofpironium Bromide showed very high statistical significance for the treatment of primary axillary hyperhidrosis. In the US alone, there are approximately 7.3 million people who suffer from this disorder, with more than half of them actively seeking treatment.

Botanix President and Executive Chair, Vince Ippolito, said:

“We are delighted with the achievement of this submission milestone, and are targeting FDA approval in the US for 4Q CY2023 (following the usual 12-month FDA assessment and review period) to enable the commencement of sales in the US market.”

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