BioXcel Therapeutics reports Q1 EPS (46c), consensus (55c)
Dr. Vimal Mehta, CEO of BTI said, "During the first quarter of 2019 a number of positive initiatives continued to drive the ongoing clinical advancement of our lead programs, BXCL501 and BXL701. We anticipate reporting data from our first-in-human pharmacokinetic and safety study of BXCL501 in the coming weeks. The dosing of multiple cohorts has been successfully completed. We believe that these results will help lay the groundwork for launching future registration studies as well as supporting BTI's first New Drug Application (NDA) expected to be filed with the FDA in 2020. Additionally, in order to support the Phase 2/3 registration studies planned to begin in second half of 2019, the process development for BXCL501 sublingual thin film has now been transitioned to an automated robotic aided platform. We intend to employ an automated and scalable manufacturing process for clinical and commercial supply. BXCL501 has demonstrated promising potential with intravenously administered Dex in Phase 1 trials for the acute treatment of agitation in patients with schizophrenia, Alzheimer's disease/ dementia and opioid withdrawal symptoms, where new effective therapies are desperately needed. We continue to believe that BXCL501 has the potential to be applied to a wide number of neuropsychiatric disorders and look forward to exploring opportunities as we advance development in our initial target indications."