AIM ImmunoTech Provides Third Quarter 2020 Business Update
OCALA, Fla., Nov. 13, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- AIM ImmunoTech Inc. (NYSE American: AIM), an immuno-pharma company focused on the research and development of therapeutics to treat immune disorders,
viral diseases and multiple types of cancers, today provided a business update for the third quarter ended September 30, 2020.
Third Quarter 2020 Financial Highlights:
- As of September 30, 2020, AIM had cash, cash equivalents and marketable securities of $54.5 million, as compared to $8.8 million as of December 31, 2019.
- Research and development expenses for the three months ended September 30, 2020 were $1.10 million, compared to $1.19 million for the three months ended September 30, 2019.
- General and administrative expenses for the three months ended September 30, 2020 were $2.09 million, compared to $1.85 million for the three months ended September
The Company’s complete financial results are available in the Company’s September 30, 2020 Form 10-Q filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on November 12, 2020, which is available at www.sec.gov and on the Company’s website.
Recent Clinical and Business Highlights
AIM has announced several significant clinical, research and business milestones since the start of the third quarter of 2020.
On September 22, AIM announced receipt of statistically significant positive pancreatic cancer survival results from a multi-year Early Access Program conducted at Erasmus University Medical Center in the Netherlands. Prof. Casper van Eijck, MD Ph.D., and his team at Erasmus MC found a statistically significantly positive survival benefit when using AIM’s drug Ampligen in patients with locally advanced/metastatic pancreatic cancer after systemic chemotherapy. Median survival was approximately two-fold higher, that is 200%, in the Ampligen arm as compared to the historical controls. A detailed clinical report and an article for publication are being prepared by the Erasmus MC team. AIM intends to facilitate a follow-up pancreatic cancer Phase 2/3 clinical trial based on these data.
Myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS) and COVID-19
On November 2, AIM announced the publication of statistically significant ME/CFS findings providing further support for the considerable positive impact Ampligen may have on people living with ME/CFS when administered in the early stages of the disease. The data were published in PLOS ONE. AIM researchers found, in a reanalysis of data from the earlier Phase 3 study, that the TLR3 agonist Ampligen substantially improved physical performance in a subset of early-onset ME/CFS patients. The findings potentially carry special importance for survivors of COVID-19, many of whom report classic chronic fatigue-like symptoms after recovering from the acute SARS-CoV-2 infection. These patients — who are commonly referred to as “Long Haulers” because of the persistence of these symptoms — are uniquely situated to potentially benefit from Ampligen as an early onset therapy. As part of its plan to study this potential benefit, on October 6, AIM announced the receipt of Institutional Review Board approval for the expansion of the AMP-511 Expanded Access Program clinical trial for ME/CFS to include patients previously diagnosed with SARS-CoV-2.