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Item 2.02Results of Operations and Financial Condition.
On May 15, 2023, Aprea Therapeutics, Inc. (the “Company”) issued a press release announcing its financial results for the three months ended March 31, 2023, and provided an update on the Company’s operations for the same period. The Company is furnishing a copy of the press release, which is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1.
In accordance with General Instruction B.2 of Form 8-K, the information included in this Item 2.02, including Exhibit 99.1 hereto, shall not be deemed "filed" for the purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”), or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that section, nor shall it be deemed incorporated by reference into any filing made by the Company under the Exchange Act or Securities Act of 1933, as amended, except as shall be expressly set forth by specific reference in such a filing.
Item 8.01Other Events.
On May 15, 2023, the Company updated its corporate presentation slide deck. A copy of the corporate presentation slide deck is filed as Exhibit 99.2 hereto and incorporated herein by reference.
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Aprea Therapeutics, Inc.
Dated: May 15, 2023
/s/ Oren Gilad
Oren Gilad, Ph.D.
President and Chief Executive Officer
Aprea Therapeutics Reports First Quarter 2023 Financial Results and Provides Update on Business Operations
DOYLESTOWN, PA, May 15, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – Aprea Therapeutics, Inc. (Nasdaq: APRE) (“Aprea”, or the “Company”), a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company focused on developing novel synthetic lethality-based cancer therapeutics targeting DNA damage response (DDR) pathways, today reported financial results for the three months ended March 31, 2023 and provided a business update.
“We are excited about the strong start for 2023 as we focus on the execution of the pipeline development plan and continue enrollment in our Phase 1/2a dose escalation study of our ATR inhibitor, ATRN-119, in patients with biomarkers related to DDR mutations,” said Oren Gilad, Ph.D., President and Chief Executive Officer of Aprea. “Our cash position remains strong with a runway to carry us into the third quarter of 2024 and cross meaningful clinical milestones in our two lead inhibitor programs, ATR and WEE1. In February, we closed an underwritten public offering pursuant to which the Company received approximately $4.9 million in net proceeds. In April, we participated in the American Association of Cancer Research Conference where we had the opportunity to share preclinical results pointing to the potential, groundbreaking benefits of combination therapy with ATRN-119 and ATRN-1051. Our IND-enabling studies continue to progress for our ATRN-1051 inhibitor program and anticipate filing an IND by the end of 2023.”
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|●||ATR inhibitor program: ATRN-119 – Enrollment continues in the Phase 1/2a trial of Aprea’s lead clinical candidate, ATRN-119, a potential best-in-class ATR inhibitor for treatment of advanced solid tumors harboring defined mutations in DDR pathways. ATRN-119 is an orally bioavailable, potent and selective macrocyclic small molecule inhibitor of ATR. ATR is one of several key regulators impacting response to defective DNA replication and DNA damage, which occurs more commonly in cancer cells than in normal cells. Primary endpoints of the Phase 1 dose escalation part of the study include safety, tolerability, pharmacokinetics and a recommended Phase 2 dose. The Company expects to report initial safety, tolerability, and pharmacokinetic data from the ongoing Phase 1 trial of ATRN-119 in the first quarter of 2024.|
|●||WEE1 inhibitor program: ATRN-1051 – ATRN-1051 is an orally-bioavailable, highly potent and selective small molecule inhibitor of WEE1, a key regulator of multiple phases of the cell cycle. The Company believes preclinical findings support potentially favorable drug selectivity and exposure. Investigational New Drug (IND) enabling studies with ATRN-1051 are under way, and the Company anticipates filing an IND by the end of 2023.|
|●||Presented Preclinical data on pipeline programs at the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) 2023 Annual Meeting, held April 14-19, 2023, in Orlando, Florida. In April 2023, the Company presented a poster, titled “ATRN-119 and ATRN-W1051: Novel and potentially well tolerated ATR and WEE1 inhibitors for targeted cancer treatment,” highlighting its lead program ATRN-119 and preclinical WEE1 inhibitor ATRN-1051. In in vivo models, ATRN-119 demonstrated anti-tumor efficacy, both as a monotherapy and in combination with PARP inhibitors. In xenograft models, ATRN-1051 demonstrated high potency, potentially favorable pharmacokinetic properties, and anti-tumor efficacy.|
|●||Secured non-dilutive funding via a research grant from the National Cancer Institute (NCI) supporting development of DDR inhibitors. In February 2023, the Company announced that it received an award notification from the NCI for the development of a first-in-class combination of DNA damage response inhibitors for the treatment of high-grade serous ovarian cancer (HGSOC). HGSOC is a devastating disease responsible for the deaths of about 125,000 women worldwide each year and has low survival rates.|
|●||Closed an underwritten public offering in February 2023 pursuant to which the Company received approximately $4.9 million in net proceeds, after deducting underwriting discounts and offering expenses. Net proceeds from the public offering support the continuing development of ATRN-119 and ATRN-1051 as well as general corporate overhead.|
|●||Appointed Gabriela Gruia, M.D., to the Board of Directors, strengthening the Company’s leadership. Dr. Gruia brings over 25 years of clinical, regulatory and life science leadership experience to Aprea, having worked for Novartis, Pfizer, Pharmacia, Aventis and Rhone Poulenc. Dr. Gruia received her M.D. from Bucharest Medical School in Romania and a Masters in Breast Pathology and Mammography from Rene Huguenin/Curie Institute Cancer Center in Paris, France.|
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|●||As of March 31, 2023, the Company reported cash and cash equivalents of $31.0 million.|
|●||For the quarter ended March 31, 2023, the Company reported an operating loss of $4.6 million, compared to an operating loss of $8.1 million for the same period in 2022.|
|●||Research and Development (R&D) expenses were $1.3 million for the quarter ended March 31, 2023, compared to $4.1 million for the same period in 2022. The decrease in R&D expense was related to lower clinical trial expense primarily due to the close out of legacy Aprea clinical trials, lower personnel costs for the former facility in Sweden, and lower non-cash stock-based compensation expense.|
|●||General and Administrative (G&A) expenses were $3.4 million for the quarter ended March 31, 2023, compared to $4.0 million for the same period in 2022. The decrease in G&A expenses was due to a lower non-cash stock-based compensation and insurance premium expenses, partially offset by higher personnel costs in the quarter ended March 31, 2023 related to severance expenses for former executives.|
|●||The Company reported a net loss of $4.4 million ($1.34 per basic share) on approximately 3.3 million weighted-average common shares outstanding for the quarter ended March 31, 2023, compared to a net loss of $7.9 million ($7.25 per basic share) on approximately 1.1 million weighted average common shares outstanding for the same period in 2022.|
About Aprea Therapeutics, Inc.
Aprea Therapeutics, Inc. is a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company headquartered in Doylestown, Pennsylvania, focused on developing novel synthetic lethality-based cancer therapeutics that target DNA damage response pathways. The Company’s lead program is ATRN-119, a clinical-stage small molecule ATR inhibitor being developed for solid tumor indications. Our WEE1 inhibitor is being advanced to IND submission. For more information, please visit the company website at www.aprea.com.
The Company may use, and intends to use, its investor relations website at https://ir.aprea.com/ as a means of disclosing material nonpublic information and for complying with its disclosure obligations under Regulation FD.
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Precision Oncology through Synthetic Lethality May 2023
Forward-Looking Statements Certain information contained in this presentation includes “forward-looking statements”, within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, related to our clinical trials, regulatory submissions and strategic plans. We may, in some cases use terms such as “predicts,” “believes,” “potential,” “continue,” “anticipates,” “estimates,” “expects,” “plans,” “intends,” “may,” “could,” “might,” “likely,” “will,” “should” or other words that convey uncertainty of the future events or outcomes to identify these forward-looking statements. The forward-looking statements are based on current beliefs and expectations of our management team that involve risks, potential changes in circumstances, assumptions, and uncertainties. Any or all of the forward-looking statements may turn out to be wrong or be affected by inaccurate assumptions our management team might make or by known or unknown risks and uncertainties. These forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties including, without limitation, risks related to the success and timing of our clinical trials or other studies and the other risks set forth in our filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, including our Annual Reports on Form 10-K and Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q. Forward-looking statements regarding our product candidates are also subject to additional risks and uncertainties, including without limitation, with respect to: our dependence on additional financing to fund our operations and complete the development and commercialization of our product candidates, and the risks that raising such additional capital may restrict our operations or require us to relinquish rights to our technologies or product candidates; our limited history and preclinical status of the assets we acquired from Atrin Pharmaceuticals Inc.; our business plan or the likelihood of the successful implementation of such business plan; the timing of initiation of planned clinical trials for our product candidates; the future success of such trials; the successful implementation of our research and development programs and collaborations and the interpretation of the results and findings of such programs and collaborations and whether such results are sufficient to support the future success of our product candidates; the success, timing and cost of our anticipated clinical trials for our current product candidates; the timing of initiation, futility analyses, data presentation, reporting and publication and receipt of interim results (including, without limitation, any preclinical results or data); any statements about our understanding of product candidates mechanisms of action and interpretation of preclinical and early clinical results from its clinical development programs and any collaboration studies; and other factors, including legislative, regulatory, political and economic developments not within our control. For all these reasons, actual results and developments could be materially different from those expressed in or implied by our forward-looking statements. You are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which are made only as of the date of this presentation. We undertake no obligation to update such forward-looking statements to reflect subsequent events or circumstances, except to the extent required by law or regulation. © 2023 Aprea Therapeutics, Inc. All Rights Reserved. 2
© 2023 Aprea Therapeutics, Inc. All Rights Reserved. 3 ▪ Clinical stage precision oncology company developing novel synthetic lethality-based therapeutics in areas of high unmet need ◊ ATRN-119: ATR Inhibitor ◊ ATRN-1051: WEE1 Inhibitor ◊ Undisclosed DDR Inhibitor ▪ Synthetic lethality assets potentially differentiated from competitors ▪ Innovative platform technologies Aprea Therapeutics (NASDAQ: APRE) Precision Oncology via Synthetic Lethality in Defined Patient Populations Capital-efficient model and near-term clinical milestones drive compelling investment opportunity One Critical Pathway, Multiple Targets
Robust DDR Development Pipeline 1 ATRN-354 timeline and anticipated milestones subject to data from ATRN-119 clinical trial © 2023 Aprea Therapeutics, Inc. All Rights Reserved. 4
Repli-Biom Proprietary Platform and Combination Approaches An Integrated Platform for Discovery of Novel SL Targets and Biomarkers 5 Drug response factor identification ▪ Repli-Biom platform is designed to identify factors that respond to drug treatment at the mechanistic site of drug action, the replication fork ▪ Repli-Biom shows potential to identify candidate biomarkers of therapeutic benefit as well novel SL targets ▪ Combination SL may permit lower doses and decreased rates of acquired resistance, potentially leading to durable responses in cancers with specific mutations © 2023 Aprea Therapeutics, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Replication stress response factors Mutated in cancer Cell line sensitivity Patient survival analysis Biomarker prioritization
ATRN-119 ATR Inhibitor © 2023 Aprea Therapeutics, Inc. All Rights Reserved. 6
ATR is the Master Regulator of DDR ▪ Defects in DDR lead to compromised genomic instability and stalling of the replication fork ▪ ATR is activated by replication stress ▪ ATR Inhibition leads to replication fork collapse and cancer cell death ◊ Cancer cells with dysfunctional and/or dysregulated DDR are particularly sensitive to ATR inhibition ◊ Examples: Oncogenic RAS mutations, MYC overexpression, ATM mutations, BRCA1, BRCA2 © 2023 Aprea Therapeutics, Inc. All Rights Reserved. 7
ATRN-119 Preclinical Profile ▪ Nanomolar potency in vitro across a broad spectrum of cancer cell lines ▪ Based on pre-clinical studies, strong tumor control observed in vivo, including in challenging genetic backgrounds © 2023 Aprea Therapeutics, Inc. All Rights Reserved. 8 Pre-clinical studies with ATRN-119 and ATRN-157 N=4 female mice per group, ATRN-119 - 100 mg/kg/day P.O, Competitor ATRi - 25 mg/kg/day P.O, ATRN-157 - 20 mg/kg/day SQ. ATRN-157 is an active metabolite identified in dogs receiving ATRN-119 P.O.. In vitro metabolism studies in dog and human hepatocytes and liver microsomes indicated formation of ATRN-157 in both species. Potency and selectivity of ATRN-157 was comparable to ATRN-119.
ATRN-119 + Olaparib: Regression of BRCA2-Deficient Ovarian (HGSOC) Tumors 9 ATRN-119 + Olaparib Inhibits Ovarian Tumor Growth Over Time ATRN-119 + Olaparib Shows Negligible Weight Loss Over Time © 2023 Aprea Therapeutics, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Pre-clinical studies with ATRN-119 N=6-8 mice per group, ATRN-119 - 90 mg/kg P.O BID, Olaparib - 50 mg/kg/day P.O, ATRN-119+Olaparib at the same doses and schedules These data are potentially supportive of future potential clinical trials to evaluate the combination of a PARP inhibitor and ATRN-119
ATRN-119 is Potentially Differentiated from Other ATR Inhibitors ▪ ATRN-119 has shown the potential to be highly potent with high selectivity to limit off-target toxicity 10 Note: Head-to-head studies with ATRN-119 have not been conducted (1) Atrin data reported for HCT116 - Bcl/XL cell line; (2) Foote et al (2018), J Med Chem; (3) Lücking et al (2020), J Med Chem; (4) Roulston et al (2022) Mol Cancer Ther Summary: ▪ ATRN-119 is highly potent and selective to potentially limit off-target toxicity ▪ In pre-clinical studies, ATRN-119 has shown potential to have favorable tolerability profile On-Target Cellular IC50 (nM) Fold Difference in IC50 for Off-Target PIKK Inhibition ATR ATM DNA-PK mTOR Aprea: ATRN-119 (1) 4 > 600x > 2000x > 2000x AstraZeneca: AZD-6738 (2) 74 > 400x > 400x 70 – 310x Bayer: BAY 1895344 (3) 36 39x 9x 61x Repare/Roche: RP3500 (4) 0.33 > 20000x > 20000x 30x © 2023 Aprea Therapeutics, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
11 Parameter AstraZeneca AZD6738 (1)(2) Bayer BAY1895344 (3) Repare / Roche(4) RP-3500 (5) Route Of Administration Oral Oral Oral Clinical Studies Chosen (MTD/RP2D), Dose Schedule 160mg BID, 2-weeks-on, 2-weeks-off, or: Continuous dosing (1) 40mg BID, 3-days-on/4-days-off 160mg QD, 3-days-on/4-days-off Main Grade ≥3 Hematological toxicities reported at Chosen Dose Schedule (MTD/RP2D), in clinical studies Patriot 1, Escalation Phase, 160mg, BID (2) : Anemia (1/6, 17%) Patriot 2, Expansion Phase (1): Fatigue, anemia, nausea & thrombocytopenia (not differentiated)(1): (4/6, 67%) with continuous dosing (3/15, 20%) with 2-week-on, 2-week-off Anemia (2/2, 100%) Neutropenia (1/2, 50%) Anemia (23/95, 24%) Neutrophil count decreased (10/95, 11%) Platelet count decreased (5/95, 5%) Note: Head-to-head studies with ATRN-119 have not been conducted (1) Phase I study of ATR inhibitor, AZD6738, as monotherapy in advanced solid tumors (PATRIOT part A, B), Dillon et al, Volume 30, October 2019, Pages v165-v166 (2) Poster CT084: A Phase I dose-escalation study of ATR inhibitor monotherapy with AZD6738 in advanced solid tumors (PATRIOT Part A), AACR 2017 (3) First-in-Human Trial of the Oral Ataxia Telangiectasia and RAD3-Related (ATR) Inhibitor BAY 1895344 in Patients with Advanced Solid Tumors, Yap et al, Cancer Discov 2021;11:80-91 and 2019 ASCO Poster, De-Bono et al. (4) Repare announced a worldwide license and collaboration agreement with Roche on June 1, 2022 (5) Preliminary Phase 1 Data From Ongoing First-in-Human Phase 1/2 TRESR Study of RP-3500, AACR 2022 ATR Landscape Drives Potential Competitive Advantage for ATRN-119 Current ATRs Structurally Similar in Core, Backbone, and Toxicity Profile © 2023 Aprea Therapeutics, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
ATRN-119 Daily dosing Is Desirable Lack of daily dosing may contribute to formation of resistance © 2023 Aprea Therapeutics, Inc. All Rights Reserved. 12 Cancer cell proliferation Drug “On” Drug “Off” Drug “On” Cancer cell death/ decreased rate of proliferation Continuous dosing Intermittent dosing Improved tolerability of an ATR inhibitor could potentially provide opportunities to expand the therapeutic window and administer higher doses on a continuous daily dosing schedule to potentially improve response rates and response duration
13 Parameter ATRN-119 (1) Route Of Administration Oral Clinical Studies Chosen (MTD/RP2D), Dose Schedule continuous once-daily dosing (dose TBD in Phase 1) (1) Hematological toxicities in preclinical studies Pre-Clinical, Toxicology Studies: • In 28-day GLP tox study in dogs, hematological changes were of small magnitude with complete recovery • In a head-to-head comparative tolerability study, ATRN-119 demonstrated significantly less toxicity than another oral ATRi that is currently in clinical development (2) Note: ATRN-119 has not yet been tested clinically (1) ATRN-119, Phase 1/2a Clinical Study Protocol (2) Internal pre-clinical head-to-head tolerability study in male beagle dogs. ATRN-119 - 20 mg/kg/day for 7 days, followed by 40 mg/kg/day for 7 days and finally 50 mg/kg/day for 7 days, all P.O. Competitor ATRi- administered at a clinically equivalent dose range during 21 days, P.O. By day 4 of dosing, the dog receiving the competitor ATRi exhibited severe reduction in multiple blood cell lineages including reticulocytes. Continued dosing of competitor ATRi for three weeks resulted in significant reduction of white blood cells, red blood cells and hemoglobin levels, and was accompanied by severe body weight loss (-15%). For the dog receiving ATRN-119, reduced levels of reticulocytes and neutrophils were noted with prolonged treatment but remained within normal ranges and body weight changes were negligible (-2% to +4%). ATRN-119: Potential Best-in-Class Oral ATR Inhibitor With Structurally Differentiated Core, Backbone, and Toxicity Profile ATRN-119 potential for reduced toxicity could make it a preferred ATR inhibitor as a single agent, as well as a candidate for combination with standard-of-care therapies. © 2023 Aprea Therapeutics, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
ATRN-119 Phase 1/2a Clinical Trial 14 Trial Objectives: • Primary: MTD / RP2D; safety; tolerability; PK • Secondary: ORR • Exploratory: PD; PK/PD relationships; bioavailability; predictive value of DDR biomarkers Patients with advanced solid tumors with at least one DDR mutation Part 1 : Dose Escalation MTD / RP2D Schedule: 28 days QD Part 2 : Expansion Patients with ATM protein loss ➢ ATM loss, indication agnostic Next-Generation Sequencing - DDR Panel ➢ Gynecological cancers (endometrial, ovarian and cervical) ➢ Prostate cancer ➢ Colon cancer ➢ Other cancers Patients with advanced solid tumors with at least one DDR mutation • NGS testing used to determine presence of DDR mutations/LOF • Patient selection is critical - Subjects may be enrolled with advanced solid tumor with at least one DDR mutation • Biomarkers with high likelihood for increased sensitivity to our lead drug candidate have been identified 3 + 3 design Dose 2 Dose 3 Dose 4 Dose 6 Dose 1 Dose 5 © 2023 Aprea Therapeutics, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
ATRN-1051 WEE1 Inhibitor 15 © 2023 Aprea Therapeutics, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
▪ Nanomolar anti-proliferative potency in vitro against multiple cancer cell lines ▪ Potent anti-tumor activity observed in vivo in an ovarian cancer xenograft model (CCNE1-amplified cell line) ATRN-1051 Has Demonstrated Potentially Compelling Anti-tumor Activity IND filing targeted by the end of 2023 © 2023 Aprea Therapeutics, Inc. All Rights Reserved. 16 Pre-clinical studies with ATRN-1051 N=7 mice per group, ATRN-1051, exploratory formulation - 30 mg/kg/day
ATRN-1051 is Potentially Differentiated from Other WEE1 Inhibitors © 2023 Aprea Therapeutics, Inc. All Rights Reserved. 17 ATRN-1051 shows potential to be potent and structurally differentiated, with high selectivity to limit off-target toxicity Note: Head-to-head studies have not been conducted (1) Huang et al, (2021) J Med Chem (2) AstraZeneca announced in July 2022 the discontinuation of development of AZD-1775 On-Target IC50 (nM) Off-Target Inhibition at 1 mM (%) WEE1 PLK1 PLK2 PLK3 Aprea: ATRN-1051 2.2 17 33 12 Zentalis: ZN-c3 (1) 3.8 79 96 92 AstraZeneca: AZD-1775 (1)(2) 3.9 70 101 91 AZD-1775(1) ZN-c3
ATRN-1051 Preclinical Data Highlight Potentially Favorable PK Properties 18 ATRN-1051 (1) Zentalis ZN-c3 (2) AstraZeneca AZD-1775 (2) Dose (mg/kg/d) 10 20 40 80 20 40 80 Cmax, ng/mL 1460 1167 1997 5100 635 2460 4703 Tmax, hr 2.7 1 1 1 1 1 1 AUC0-24, ng*hr/mL 16739 4863 17088 39722 1494 6313 13408 Note: Head-to-head studies have not been conducted (1) Data from an exploratory formulation of ATRN-1051 administered to fasted Balb/c mice (2) Data from study in A-427 NSCLC xenograft model as reported in Zentalis Corporate Overview, March 2022 © 2023 Aprea Therapeutics, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Based on pre-clinical studies, ATRN-1051 shows potentially favorable drug exposure:
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Intellectual Property Portfolio Of DDR Inhibitors Four issued US patents protecting lead molecule and analogs ▪ Family 1: Ataxia Telengiectasia And Rad3-Related (ATR) Protein Kinase Inhibitors ‒ Macrocyclic inhibitors of ATR & methods of using them to treat various cancers, filed on Oct. 13th, 2015 ‒ Patents granted in AU, CA, CN, EP, IL, JP, MX. National phase examinations ongoing in BR, IN, KR ‒ 1.1: Issued on May 30, 2017 as U.S. Patent 9,663,535 ‒ 1.2: Issued on May 29, 2018 as U.S. Patent 9,981,989 ‒ 1.3: Issued on Feb. 5, 2019 as U.S. Patent 10,196,405 ▪ Family 2: ATR inhibitors & methods of use ‒ Carboxylic acid-containing macrocyclic ATR inhibitors, and prodrugs; methods of using these inhibitors to treat various cancers; filed on Apr. 12th, 2017 ‒ Issued on May 28, 2019 as U.S. Patent 10,301,324 ▪ Family 3: ATR inhibitor Pharmaceutical Composition and Methods: ‒ Provisional application filed on Apr. 14th, 2022 ‒ Pharmaceutical formulation and composition of our lead molecule in the clinic ▪ Family 4: WEE1 inhibitor Pharmaceutical Compositions and Methods: ‒ International Application filed on Jun. 3rd, 2022 ‒ Composition of our lead WEE1 inhibitor compounds © 2023 Aprea Therapeutics, Inc. All Rights Reserved. 20
Corporate Highlights & Milestones © 2023 Aprea Therapeutics, Inc. All Rights Reserved. 21
Robust DDR Development Milestones © 2022 Aprea Therapeutics, Inc. All Rights Reserved. 22 1 ATRN-354 timeline and anticipated milestones subject to data from ATRN-119 clinical trial
Corporate Summary and Recent Highlights © 2023 Aprea Therapeutics, Inc. All Rights Reserved. 23 Robust synthetic lethality (SL) portfolio built in-house from foundational, proprietary DNA damage repair (DDR) platform ◊ Addressing critical unmet therapeutic needs for patients with genetically defined cancers. ▪ ATR Program: ATRN-119 ◊ Lead clinical candidate ATRN-119 is a potential best-in-class oral ATR inhibitor for the treatment of advanced solid tumors harboring defined mutations in DDR pathways. Currently enrolling patients into Phase 1/2a. ATRN-119 is structurally differentiated and has shown in pre-clinical studies to be potentially highly selective and exhibit a favorable tolerability profile. ▪ WEE1 Program: ATRN-1051 ◊ ATRN-1051 is a highly potent WEE1 inhibitor currently in IND-enabling studies. Preclinical findings show potentially favorable drug selectivity and exposure. ▪ Pipeline ◊ Additional undisclosed synthetic lethality assets show promising potential in novel oncology targets.
© 2023 Aprea Therapeutics, Inc. All Rights Reserved. 24 Aprea Therapeutics (NASDAQ: APRE) Financial Summary & Capitalization - Cash & Equivalents of $31.0 million as of March 31, 2023 - Closed $4.9M (net) public offering in February 2023 - Obtained non-dilutive funding via research grant from National Cancer Institute (NCI) Securities Common Equivalents as of May 15, 2023 Preferred Stock (as converted) 28,112 Common Stock 3,731,571 Options 558,141 Restricted Stock Units 25,972 Fully Diluted Equivalents 4,343,796
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