Humacyte (HUMA)

Humacyte, Inc., is developing a disruptive biotechnology platform to deliver universally implantable bioengineered human tissues and organs designed to improve the lives of patients and transform the practice of medicine. The Company develops and manufactures acellular tissues to treat a wide range of diseases, injuries and chronic conditions. Humacyte’s initial opportunity, a portfolio of human acellular vessels (HAVs), is currently in late-stage clinical trials targeting multiple vascular applications, including vascular trauma repair, arteriovenous access for hemodialysis, and peripheral arterial disease. Pre-clinical development is also underway in coronary artery bypass grafts, pediatric heart surgery, treatment of type 1 diabetes, and multiple novel cell and tissue applications. Humacyte’s HAVs were the first product to receive the FDA’s Regenerative Medicine Advanced Therapy (RMAT) expedited review designation and received priority designation for the treatment of vascular trauma by the U.S. Secretary of Defense.

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Cash burn rate (est.) Burn method: Change in cash Burn method: Operating income Burn method: FCF (opex + capex)
Last Q Avg 4Q Last Q Avg 4Q Last Q Avg 4Q
Cash on hand (at last report) 181.04M 181.04M 181.04M 181.04M 181.04M 181.04M
Cash burn (monthly) 5.73M (no burn) 6.18M 6.87M 5.52M 7.28M
Cash used (since last report) 17.52M n/a 18.89M 21.02M 16.89M 22.26M
Cash remaining 163.51M n/a 162.14M 160.01M 164.14M 158.77M
Runway (months of cash) 28.5 n/a 26.2 23.3 29.7 21.8

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Date Owner Security Transaction Code Indirect 10b5-1 $Price #Shares $Value #Remaining
19 Sep 22 Yang Cao Stock Options Common Stock Grant Acquire A No No 3.73 145,000 540.85K 145,000
15 Sep 22 Ayabudge Common Stock Sell Dispose S No No 4 1,522,500 6.09M 18,930,004
15 Sep 22 Brady W Dougan Common Stock Sell Dispose S Yes No 4 1,522,500 6.09M 18,930,004
15 Sep 22 Laura E Niklason Common Stock Sell Dispose S Yes No 4 1,522,500 6.09M 18,930,004
13F holders Current Prev Q Change
Total holders 80 74 +8.1%
Opened positions 21 68 -69.1%
Closed positions 15 12 +25.0%
Increased positions 27 2 +1250.0%
Reduced positions 18 1 +1700.0%
13F shares Current Prev Q Change
Total value 3.62B 83.11M +4258.0%
Total shares 42.83M 41.17M +4.0%
Total puts 91K 76.6K +18.8%
Total calls 70.5K 132.4K -46.8%
Total put/call ratio 1.3 0.6 +123.1%
Largest owners Shares Value Change
Laura E Niklason 20.45M $0 0.0%
PTC Trustees GY Ltd as Trustee of The GYF Trust 8.94M $0 0.0%
Vanguard 2.67M $8.58M +10.4%
BLK Blackrock 2.4M $7.69M +51.9%
York Capital Management Global Advisors 2.29M $7.36M 0.0%
Ubs Oconnor 1.1M $3.53B -14.3%
Geode Capital Management 778K $2.5M +29.7%
Prescott General Partners 568.25K $1.82M -9.1%
STT State Street 418.04K $1.34M +73.3%
Millennium Management 398.77K $1.28M +40.6%
Largest transactions Shares Bought/sold Change
BLK Blackrock 2.4M +818.46K +51.9%
LPLA LPL Financial 297.54K +297.54K NEW
Vanguard 2.67M +251.99K +10.4%
Ubs Oconnor 1.1M -184.03K -14.3%
Geode Capital Management 778K +178.21K +29.7%
STT State Street 418.04K +176.84K +73.3%
Susquehanna International 141.7K -156K -52.4%
Citadel Advisors 199.58K +147.42K +282.6%
NTRS Northern Trust 242.39K +120.3K +98.5%
Millennium Management 398.77K +115.19K +40.6%

Financial report summary

  • If our clinical trials fail to demonstrate safety and efficacy to the satisfaction of the FDA or similar regulatory authorities outside the United States or do not otherwise produce favorable results, we may incur significant additional costs or experience significant delays in completing, or ultimately be unable to complete, the development and commercialization of our product candidates. If we experience significant delays or significant additional costs, our business will be materially harmed.
  • If we experience failures or delays in our preclinical and clinical programs, we would be prevented from developing and commercializing our product candidates in a timely matter, if at all.
  • Our progress in early stage clinical trials may not be indicative of long-term efficacy in late stage clinical trials, and our progress in trials for one product candidate may not be indicative of progress in trials for another product candidate.
  • Interim, “topline,” and preliminary data from our clinical trials that we announce or publish from time to time may change as more patient data become available and are subject to audit and verification procedures that could result in material changes in the final data.
  • If SAEs occur at an unacceptable rate or other unacceptable side effects are identified in our HAVs we may need to delay, abandon or limit development and marketing of our product candidates.
  • We may experience delays or difficulties in the enrollment of patients in our clinical trials, which may delay or prevent additional clinical trials and our receipt of necessary marketing approvals.
  • Lack of experience by investigators and surgeons with our HAVs can lead to incorrect implantation or follow-up procedures which could harm the results of our clinical trials and market acceptance of our HAVs, if approved.
  • Our near-term prospects are dependent on the success of our 6 millimeter HAV, and if we are unable to successfully develop and commercialize it, our business, operating results and financial condition will be materially harmed.
  • We may not be successful in our efforts to use our proprietary scientific technology platform to build a pipeline of additional product candidates.
  • Even if our HAVs receive marketing approval in the future for one or more of our product candidates, they may fail to achieve the degree of market acceptance by physicians, patients, third-party payors and others in the medical community necessary for commercial success.
  • The sizes of the market opportunities for our product candidates have not been established with precision and are estimates that management believes to be reasonable. If these market opportunities are smaller than we estimate or if any approval that we obtain is based on a narrower definition of the relevant patient population, our revenue and ability to achieve profitability might be materially and adversely affected.
  • We face and will continue to face substantial competition, which may result in others discovering, developing or commercializing competing products before or more successfully than we do, which may adversely affect our ability to successfully market or commercialize our HAVs.
  • Our distribution agreement with Fresenius Medical Care imposes obligations on us that may restrict our ability to operate our business in ways we believe to be in our long-term best interest.
  • If we receive approval for a product candidate that is not subject to our distribution agreement with Fresenius Medical Care, and we are unable to establish our own marketing, sales and distribution capabilities or are unable to enter into agreements with third parties do so, we may not be able to generate product revenue and will have to alter our development and commercialization plans.
  • Even if we receive marketing approval for our HAVs, there is uncertainty with respect to third-party coverage and reimbursement of our HAVs. They may also be subject to unfavorable pricing regulations, third-party reimbursement practices or healthcare reform initiatives, any of which could harm our business, prospects, operating results and financial condition.
  • Product liability lawsuits against us could cause us to incur substantial liabilities that may not be covered by our limited product liability insurance and may limit development, approval and commercialization of our HAVs and any other product candidates that we develop in the future.
  • The outbreak of COVID-19 may continue to adversely impact our business, including our manufacturing efforts, and our preclinical studies and clinical trials.
  • The manufacture of our product candidates is complex, we have not manufactured commercial product, and we may encounter difficulties in production. If we or any third-party manufacturer encounter such difficulties, our ability to supply our product candidates for clinical trials or, if approved, for commercial sale could be delayed or halted entirely.
  • Manufacturing facilities are subject to significant government regulations and approvals, which are often costly and could result in adverse consequences to our business if we fail to comply with the regulations or maintain the approvals.
  • We rely on third parties to conduct and support our clinical trials, and those third parties may not perform satisfactorily, including by failing to adhere to regulatory requirements or our stated protocols or to meet deadlines for the completion of such trials.
  • We rely on third-party suppliers, including sole source suppliers, to provide certain components for our product candidates. Any failure by a third-party supplier to supply these components for manufacture may delay or impair our ability to complete our clinical trials and to commercialize our product candidates.
  • We intend to rely on our strategic, global relationship with Fresenius Medical Care to undertake, or assist with, the development and commercialization of certain of our product candidates if we receive marketing approval from relevant regulatory authorities. Disruption of this arrangement could materially adversely affect our business, prospects, operating results and financial condition.
  • We have never generated product revenue and have incurred significant losses to date. We expect to continue to incur losses for the foreseeable future and may never generate product revenue or be profitable.
  • Our ability to use our net operating loss and tax credit carryforwards to offset future taxable income may be subject to certain limitations.
  • We expect to need to raise additional funding, which may not be available on acceptable terms, or at all, and any failure to obtain capital when needed may force us to delay, limit or terminate our product development or commercialization efforts.
  • Pursuant to the terms of our outstanding indebtedness, we may be limited in our ability to incur future debt.
  • To date, we have not requested or obtained marketing approval for, or commercialized, any of our product candidates, which may make it difficult for you to evaluate the success of our business to date and to assess our future viability.
  • We may not obtain marketing approval from the FDA for any of our product candidates even if we successfully complete our clinical trials, which failure would materially harm our business, prospects, operating results and financial condition.
  • Even if we obtain and maintain approval for our HAVs from the FDA, we may never obtain approval for our HAVs outside of the United States, where the regulatory process is also complex and subject to significant uncertainty. Failure to do so would limit our market opportunities and adversely affect our business.
  • Even if we seek “rolling review” or priority review, the review time for BLAs for our product candidates may be longer and more expensive than for other products because of the novelty and complexity of our product candidates, which would delay our ability to begin commercialization and earn product revenues.
  • We may in the future seek orphan drug designation for the use of our HAVs to treat congenital pediatric heart defects. We may be unable to obtain such designation or to maintain the benefits associated with orphan drug designation, including market exclusivity, which may cause our revenue, if any, to be reduced.
  • Inadequate funding for the FDA and other government agencies, including from government shut downs, global health concerns or other disruptions to these agencies’ operations, could hinder their ability to hire and retain key leadership and other personnel, prevent new products and services from being developed or commercialized in a timely manner or otherwise prevent those agencies from performing normal business functions on which the operation of our business may rely, which could negatively impact our business.
  • Even if we receive marketing approval for a product candidate, we will be subject to ongoing regulatory obligations and continued regulatory review, which may result in significant additional expense and subject us to significant penalties if we fail to comply with applicable regulatory requirements.
  • Designation of our product candidates for expedited programs, such as Fast Track designation, Breakthrough Therapy Designation, or RMAT designation, or accelerated approval by the FDA, or priority designation by the Department of Defense, may not lead to a faster development or regulatory review or approval process, and even if granted, will not increase the likelihood that our product candidates will receive marketing approval.
  • Healthcare reform measures could hinder or prevent our product candidates’ commercial success.
  • If we fail to comply with healthcare regulations, we could face substantial penalties and our business, prospects, operating results and financial condition could be adversely affected.
  • Our business and operations, including our development programs, could be materially disrupted in the event of system failures, security breaches, violations of data protection laws or data loss or damage by us or third parties on which we rely, including our CROs or other contractors or consultants.
  • If we fail to comply with environmental, health and safety laws and regulations, we could become subject to fines and penalties or incur costs that could harm our business.
  • Failure to comply with health and data protection laws and regulations could lead to government enforcement actions (which could include civil or criminal penalties), private litigation and adverse publicity and could negatively affect our operating results and business.
  • We or the third parties upon which we depend may be adversely affected by natural disasters, and our business continuity and disaster recovery plans may not adequately protect us from a serious disaster.
  • We are subject to anti-corruption and a variety of other laws governing our international operations. If we fail to comply with these laws, we could be subject to, among other things, civil or criminal penalties, other sanctions and remedial measures, and reputational damage, which could adversely affect our business, prospects, operating results and financial condition.
  • Our ability to successfully commercialize our products may be impaired if we are unable to obtain and maintain effective intellectual property rights for our proprietary scientific technology platform and product candidates.
  • The patent protection we obtain for our product candidates may not be sufficient enough to provide us with any competitive advantage or our owned or licensed patents may be challenged.
  • We may become involved in lawsuits to protect or enforce our patents, which could be expensive, time-consuming and unsuccessful.
  • Third parties may initiate legal proceedings alleging that we are infringing, misappropriating or otherwise violating their intellectual property rights, the outcome of which would be uncertain and could harm our business, prospects, operating results and financial condition.
  • If we fail to comply with our obligations in our intellectual property licenses with third parties, we could lose license rights that are important to our business.
  • We may not be successful in obtaining necessary intellectual property rights to product candidates for our development pipeline through acquisitions and in-licenses.
  • We may be unable to protect the confidentiality of our trade secrets, particularly in light of our reliance on third parties, which increases the possibility that such trade secrets will be disclosed or misappropriated, thus harming our business and competitive position.
  • Third parties may assert that our employees or consultants have wrongfully used or disclosed confidential information or misappropriated trade secrets.
  • Patent terms may be inadequate to protect our competitive position on our HAVs or our other product candidates for an adequate amount of time.
  • We may not be able to protect our intellectual property rights throughout the world.
  • Some of our internal intellectual property and most of our in-licensed intellectual property has been generated under U.S. Government grants and contracts that trigger certain obligations and U.S. Government rights and thus is subject to federal regulations such as “march-in” rights, certain reporting requirements and a preference for U.S.-based companies. Compliance with such regulations may limit our exclusive rights and limit our ability to contract with non-U.S. manufacturers.
  • If our trademarks and trade names are not adequately protected, then we may not be able to build name recognition in our marks of interest and our business may be adversely affected.
  • Intellectual property rights do not necessarily address all potential threats.
  • Our future success depends on our ability to retain our key employees, consultants and advisors and to attract, retain and motivate qualified personnel.
  • We expect to increase the size of our workforce in the future, and we may encounter difficulties in managing this growth, which could harm our operations.
  • The price of our common stock may be volatile.
  • Reports published by analysts, including projections in those reports that differ from our actual results, could adversely affect the price and trading volume of our common stock.
  • We may issue additional shares of common stock or other equity securities without your approval, which would dilute your ownership interests and may depress the market price of our common stock.
  • Because we do not anticipate paying any cash dividends on our common stock in the foreseeable future, capital appreciation, if any, will be your sole source of gains and you may never receive a return on your investment.
  • The Public Warrants may not be in the money in the future, and they may expire worthless, and the terms of the Public Warrants may be amended in a manner adverse to a holder if holders of at least 50% of the then outstanding Public Warrants approve of such amendment.
  • We may redeem your unexpired Public Warrants prior to their exercise at a time that is disadvantageous to you, thereby making your Public Warrants worth less than they would be if you held and exercised them at a later time.
  • We have derivative securities that are accounted for as liabilities and the changes in value of such derivative securities could have a material effect on our financial results.
  • Our business could be adversely impacted by inflation.
  • We may be required to take write-downs or write-offs, restructuring and impairment or other charges that could have a significant negative effect on our financial condition, results of operations and stock price, which could cause you to lose some or all of your investment.
  • The obligations associated with being a public company involve significant expenses and will require significant resources and management attention, which may divert from our business operations.
  • We are an “emerging growth company” and a “smaller reporting company” within the meaning of the rules adopted by the SEC, and if we take advantage of certain exemptions from disclosure requirements available to emerging growth companies and smaller reporting companies, this could make our securities less attractive to investors and may make it more difficult to compare our performance with other public companies.
  • If we fail to maintain an effective system of internal control over financial reporting, we may not be able to accurately report our financial results. As a result, stockholders could lose confidence in our financial and other public reporting, which would harm our business and the trading price of our common stock.
  • Anti-takeover provisions in our Second Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation and under Delaware law could make an acquisition of our company, which may be beneficial to our stockholders, more difficult, and may prevent attempts by our stockholders to replace or remove our current management.
  • Our Charter provides that, unless we consent in writing to the selection of an alternative forum, the Court of Chancery of the State of Delaware and the federal district courts of the United States of America are the exclusive forums for substantially all disputes between us and our stockholders, which could limit our stockholders’ ability to obtain a favorable judicial forum for disputes with us or our directors, officers or employees.
Management Discussion
  • Item 2. Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations
  • Unless the context indicates otherwise, references in this Quarterly Report to the “Company,” “Humacyte,” “we,” “us,” “our” and similar terms refer to Humacyte, Inc. (formerly known as Alpha Healthcare Acquisition Corp.) and its consolidated subsidiaries (including Humacyte Global, Inc.) following the Merger (defined below); references to “Legacy Humacyte” refer to Humacyte, Inc. prior to the Merger; and references to “AHAC” refer to Alpha Healthcare Acquisition Corp. prior to the Merger.
  • We are pioneering the development and manufacture of off-the-shelf, universally implantable, bioengineered human tissues, complex tissue systems, and organs with the goal of improving the lives of patients and transforming the practice of medicine. We believe our technology has the potential to overcome limitations in existing standards of care and address the lack of significant innovation in products that support tissue repair, reconstruction and replacement. We are leveraging our novel, scalable technology platform to develop proprietary, bioengineered, acellular human tissues, complex tissue systems, and organs for use in the treatment of diseases and conditions across a range of anatomic locations in multiple therapeutic areas.

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