BioXcel Therapeutics, Inc. (BTAI) Q1 2023 Earnings Call Transcript
Good morning, and welcome to the BioXcel Therapeutics First Quarter 2023 Financial Results Conference Call. At this time, all participants are in a listen-only mode. [Operator Instructions]
Just to remind everyone, certain matters discussed in today’s conference call and or answers that may be given to questions asked are forward-looking statements that are subject to risks and uncertainties related to future events and/or the future financial or business performance of the company. Actual results could differ materially from those anticipated in these forward-looking statements. Risk factors that may affect future results are detailed in the company’s annual report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2022, which can be found at www.bioxceltherapeutics.com or on www.sec.gov and which will be updated in its quarterly report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended March 31, 2023. As a reminder, today’s conference is being recorded.
Joining us on today’s call are Dr. Vimal Mehta, Chief Executive Officer; Richard Steinhart, Chief Financial Officer; Matt Wiley, Chief Commercial Officer; Dr. Rob Risinger, Chief Medical Officer of Neuroscience; Dr. Vince O’Neill, Chief R&D Officer of OnkosXcel Therapeutics; and Dr. Frank Yocca, Chief Scientific Officer. It is now my pleasure to turn the call over to Dr. Mehta, the CEO and Founder of BioXcel Therapeutics. Please go ahead.
Thank you, operator. Welcome, everyone, and thank you for joining our call today to discuss BioXcel Therapeutics’ first quarter 2023 financial performance and business highlights. This is shaping up to be a momentous year for BioXcel Therapeutics. Our success in advancing our corporate objectives continues on an exciting trajectory.
We are maturing as a commercial organization, solidifying our position as a leading innovator in a nascent agitation market and advancing our pipeline towards critical value-creating and business transformative milestones. We believe we are well on track to realizing our vision of becoming the leading AI-enabled neuroscience company. I have truly never been more excited than I am today for BioXcel’s promising future.
Now let me highlight our commercial progress and upcoming clinical milestones. On the commercial front, we continue to execute on our launch for IGALMI, approved for the acute treatment of mild, moderate and severe forms of agitation associated with schizophrenia and bipolar disorders in adults.
With our integrated commercial team now fully deployed for only one full quarter, we are already seeing encouraging market traction. For example, since our last earnings call, we have more than doubled our number of formulary wins. This is opening a significant addressable market opportunity for IGALMI. I would like to emphasize that we are continuing to build a new agitation market because IGALMI represent the first innovation for this indication in nearly a decade.
While we recently celebrated the anniversary of IGALMI’s FDA approval in April 2022, it is still less than 1 year since our trade launch last July. I’m proud of the strong performance we have achieved to date and the real-world utility IGALMI is demonstrating. I will be sharing several inspirational anecdote of this later on the call.
On the clinical front, we are very excited for three key data readouts across our lead neuropsychiatric program, BXCL501. These data readouts are on track and expected to enable significant potential market expansion. The overall agitation market remains underdiagnosed and underserved. There are an estimated 139 million agitation episodes occurring each year in the U.S. across our three priority indications, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia and Alzheimer’s disease. Similar large market exists for these conditions in other geographies outside the U.S.
Starting with bipolar disorder in schizophrenia, we are looking to potentially expand into the at-home setting, where an estimated 23 million agitation episodes occur in the U.S. every year. Our SERENITY III program is investigating BXCL501 in this important setting through a two-part study design. We anticipate announcing top line pivotal data from Part 1 of the study this month. We also look forward to initiating Part 2 of the study this quarter.
Turning to Alzheimer’s disease, a very large underserved market with no approved therapies, agitation episode are one of the primary reasons for these patients to move into long-term care facility. Up to an estimated 100 million agitation episodes occur annually in the U.S., our TRANQUILITY II program continues to advance, and we are on track to report top line data in June. In parallel, enrollment is advancing for TRANQUILITY II, here, we are investigating 501 in patients with moderate to severe dementia in long-term care facility.
Outside of agitation, we are making strides towards unlocking BXCL501’s full therapeutic potential. It has a novel mechanism of action for potential use as an adjunctive treatment for major depressive disorder. We look forward to sharing top line results from our Phase Ib multiple ascending dose trial this month. There are over 300 million antidepressant prescription filled annually in the U.S. Currently available treatment options are characterized by slow onset of action and complete response. We believe this represents a significant market opportunity as a chronic treatment in depression and in other neuropsychiatric conditions.
Turning to OnkosXcel Therapeutics. We remain excited about our subsidiaries potential. We continue to explore strategic options for this business and advance our immuno-oncology clinical pipeline.
In the second half of this year, we expect to initiate our randomized Phase IIb trial, evaluating BXCL701 as monotherapy and in combination with KEYTRUDA for small cell neuroendocrine prostate cancer, or SCNC. This trial could serve as a potential registration study for SCNC pending our discussions with the FDA. There are an estimated 288,000 new prostate cancer patients expected in the U.S. this year, with approximately 11,500 progressing to SCNC. This patient population is entire need of treatment options as there are no approved FDA tariff.
To close, we have had a very productive quarter and have laid a solid foundation for many near-term exciting development. I’m confident we will continue to meet the high expectations we have set forth for ourselves.
With that, I would now like to turn the call over to Rob Risinger to provide some additional details on our three upcoming data readouts this quarter. Rob?
Thank you, Vimal. This is indeed a very exciting time for our neuroscience clinical pipeline at BioXcel Therapeutics. We are expecting three near-term data readouts across the BXCL501 program. These will potentially help expand this novel asset outside of the institutional setting and into additional therapeutic areas of significant unmet need.
Let me briefly summarize these important milestones, their clinical relevance and significance. We are on track to announce top line data in schizophrenia and bipolar disorder from part 1 of our SERENITY III study this month. This study will report both efficacy and safety information for a 60-microgram dose. Given the purpose of this study, we chose a lower dose to help establish a greater safety margin for at-home use while maintaining a margin of efficacy. Dose selection was informed by our experience with the 60-microgram dose in our Phase Ib trial.
Our goal is to arrest agitation episodes in its earliest stages at home. Patients at home are aware of becoming agitated and have not yet reached the magnitude requiring emergency treatment. This contrast with the magnitude of improvements in PEC total scores in Serenity 1 and 2, which were designed for the emergency setting, where patients require a rapid onset of action, considering their acuity. In Part 1 of the SERENITY II study, we have 80% power for a single 60-microgram dose to separate from placebo by 1 point or greater in the PEC total score with an alpha of 0.05 or better. For potential home use, we have powered the SERENITY II trial for a dose intended to maximize the margin of safety for broader community use. Data cleaning and verification is in progress with expected readout this month.
Part 2 of our SERENITY 3 study is expected to initiate this quarter and is designed to evaluate the safety of a 60-microgram dose plus a second dose, if required at home. Let me turn now to Tranquility 2, which is evaluating 501 for the acute treatment of Alzheimer’s-related agitation in assisted living facilities and residential settings. The primary endpoint is the change in baseline PEC total scores 2 hours after the first dose as in tranquility 1 and treatment over a 3-month observation period. Confirmatory measures include the Clinical Global Impression of Improvement, the Pittsburgh Agitation Scale and agitation Calmness Evaluation scale. In Tranquility One, we observed statistical significance for the primary endpoint as well as efficacy across these confirmatory measures for the 60-microgram dose. The data cleaning and verification process is underway. We expect to announce top line data from this pivotal trial in June.
Lastly, our Phase Ib multiple ascending dose trial was designed to test safety and tolerability of daily dosing of BXCL501 for 7 days in healthy volunteers to inform proof-of-concept trial, dose selection. In Phase II program, treatment in MDD patients will be evaluated with BXCL501 in combination with first initiation of selective serotonin or serotonin norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors, SSRIs or Esener, respectively, in order to assess accelerating the response to an antidepressant. This study lays the foundation for combination of BXCL501 with antidepressants for MDD and for the potential chronic dosing in a variety of other neuropsychiatric conditions. We anticipate announcing top line results this month. To summarize, over the next several weeks, we expect to announce key data via 3 separate readouts for BXCL501, with plans intended to further unlock this asset’s full therapeutic potential by demonstrating its ability to treat agitation across additional indications in additional medical settings and potential expansion into illnesses, which require chronic dosing.
Let me now turn the call over to Matt for an overview of our commercial progress. Matt?
Thank you, Rob, and good morning, everyone. Before we dive into the specific commercial metrics for the quarter, I want to underscore Game’s positive reception as our commercial organization continues to build and shape the agitation treatment market. Following the full deployment of our 70-person field force last December and building upon a strong early launch foundation, we’ve had a very productive first quarter and start to the second quarter across our sales, market access and marketing functions. While we’re still relatively early in the hospital launch, particularly for the recently deployed 2/3 of our field force, our commercial momentum is building. We are very enthusiastic about our progress and confident in our prospects for success. The team is working diligently to ensure Agomi is on hospital shelves and available to patients as quickly as possible.
We have made great progress with the game’s formulary adoption, achieving more than 130 formulary wins, which more than doubled the number of wins reported just 2 months ago. Along with approvals for over 14,000 Target Integrated Delivery Network or IDM beds, this equates to over $55 million addressable market that has been unlocked to date. Beyond these secured approvals, the efforts of our combined field teams have resulted in formulary votes scheduled for approximately 600 hospital P&T committees and for IDNs covering another 70,000 target beds. This represents 25% of our target IBN universe. Taken together, this represents approximately an additional $255 million in market opportunity that’s scheduled to vote. We’re pleased with our current approval rate of nearly 70% of boats. This reinforces our confidence in Agalmi’s perceived value to our hospital customers. Given the standard formulary time lines, we expect to see a meaningful uptick in votes in process later this year.
We have also observed that more than half of all ordering hospitals have reordered, which we believe demonstrates real-world utility and growing health care provider interest in the value of Agalmi. To provide additional color on this, we recently analyzed our top hospital accounts to benchmark Digomi adoption. Our target hospitals each manage over 4,000 agitation episodes per year, and we estimate that each of our early adopting institutions have treated over 160 episodes in the first 6 months of use. This represents an implied market share of over 4% in that short time period. We have provided this uptake case study on Slide 25 in our corporate presentation, which was posted this morning on our company’s website. Our broader integrated commercial team continues to increase awareness of Agomi and further amplify our message. The sales team has reached over 75% of the 1,700 targeted hospitals with focus on deepening advocacy and driving demand.
Late in the first quarter, we successfully deployed our Game hospital free trial program and since then have observed nearly 700 ordering website interactions with several early orders having already shipped. This program is designed to facilitate early experience with the game and to support hospitals and health systems and value determination. We expect this will help accelerate demand for Agomi and de novo institutions nationwide. Additional marketing efforts have bolstered customer engagement and include over 90 peer-to-peer speaker programs so far in 2023, educating nearly 1,300 health care providers. Our comprehensive first half media blitz has generated over 12 million impressions in the first quarter, which represents a 70% quarter-over-quarter increase. We expect these enhanced sales and marketing efforts will drive a meaningful acceleration in formulary voting volume and increased pull-through demand as we move throughout the year.
In summary, all early indicators are tracking well and point to growing revenue uptick in the second half of 2023. We are incredibly pleased with our progress to date and look forward to leveraging and building upon these efforts as we generate further demand and unlock additional opportunity for game to reach patients in need.
I’ll now turn the call over to Richard, who will discuss first quarter financial results. Rich?
Thank you, Matt. I will now review the first quarter 2023 financial results. Net revenue was approximately $206,000 for the quarter, similar to our prior quarter. We expect to see a notable uptick in revenue in the second half of the year as we believe we will continue to accrue more formulary approvals.
Research and development expenses were $27.8 million for the first quarter of 2023 compared to $18.6 million for the same period in 2022. Increased expenses were primarily attributable to multiple clinical trials and CMC costs related to our upcoming 3 data readouts. Sales, general and administrative expenses were $23.6 million for the first quarter of 2023 as compared to $12.9 million for the same period in 2022. The increased expenses were primarily attributable to personnel, sales, market access and marketing costs associated with the commercialization of eGame in the United States.
BioXcel Therapeutics had a net loss of $52.8 million for the first quarter of 2023 compared to a net loss of $31.5 million in the same period of 2022. Cash and cash equivalents totaled $165.5 million as of March 31, 2023. The — we believe that full execution of our strategic financing with Oaktree and Qatar Investment Authority and El game revenues will result in a cash runway into 2025.
Thank you. Now, I’d like to turn the call back to Vimal.
Thank you, Richard. Before turning to Q&A, I would like to briefly highlight a few of the many recent unsolicited real-world examples that were related to me by our sales organization. These 2 anecdotes demonstrate the profound benefit Galmed having for patients and caregivers. And SCP customer last week described a highly agitated uncontrollable patients who were jumping on the bed, taking their close off and all. The patient appears to be a danger to themselves and to hospital staff. The patient was offered gaming, took the drug and in under 30 minutes was sitting back on the bad fully dressed and much more cooperative. The psychiatrist feedback was that Egan worked fabulously for this patient. Another hospital informed us that they have multiple patients coming in and requesting gale by its name. One of these patients after taking Egoli was described by her caregivers as firm, clear here and able to hold conversations. And that she definitely wanted to get Egalet to use at home.
As you are aware, BXCL501 is currently under investigation for at-home use. We are constantly receiving such anecdotal feedback, which further assures us that not only is a game providing real-world utility for those in need in the institutional setting, but it also supports our expansion strategy. Having first-hand accounts of these positive changes we are creating also continues to be both ratifying and motivating. As you know, we are beginning to make an important societal change.
We would now like to open the call for questions. Operator?
Thank you. [Operator Instructions] Our first questions come from the line of Robyn Karnauskas with Truist Securities.
So I have one main one and then two follow-ups. So with regard to SERENITY III, thank you for giving the powering, but what can we expect for the bar to be considered successful in terms of the PEC score change in regulatory approval?
So I appreciate that there’s confusion over the magnitude of change in PEC total score, which could be considered approvable by regulatory authorities. So I’ll be clear. The magnitude does not have to be large. As always, for regulators, it’s the safety that allows approval, hopefully, for at-home use. Safety is the critical bar for FDA to approve any drug for at-home use. So, for example, look at Flonase or Claritin or older treatments even like Tylenol, not only were lower doses approved, but the increased margin of safety was really enabling for these drugs to move all the way to nonprescription over-the-counter use.
So to back it up for a moment, our overall regulatory strategy has been built upon moving a drug routinely used in the ICU setting and gaining our initial approval, demonstrating discrete low exposure to treat agitation in an emergency room at the 120 and 180 microgram doses. This trial, SERENITY III, is next designed in order to potentially expand upon this safety to potentially enable approval for at-home use.
Although low doses of drugs have been approved with marginal statistical significance, achieving significance versus placebo is, of course, the regulatory bar. So to answer your question, this study is engineered to achieve this. Prior to initiating our pivotal SERENITY I and II trials, we tested the 60-microgram dose in a dose-ranging trial in schizophrenia. We observed a group mean difference versus placebo of 1 point or greater across multiple time points through 2 hours.
This data set was the basis for our initial powering assumptions, where an [indiscernible] provides 80% power to detect a statistical separation from placebo with an alpha of 0.05 on the change from baseline in PEC score. So to confirm that estimate, after 40% of subjects were enrolled in SERENITY III, we conducted a blinded interim sample size reestimate, which concluded a sample size increase was not necessary. Therefore, with 200 total patients randomized at 1:1 ratio, meaning 100 assigned to drug, 100 assigned to placebo, this provides 80% power to detect a significant difference versus placebo.
There’s a lot of color. You actually answered a bunch of my follow-ups. So thank you very much. Appreciate it.
Our next questions come from the line of Greg Harrison with Bank of America.
This is Mary Kate on for Greg. Maybe also looking at the at-home setting here, I guess, how are you looking at the potential commercialization strategy for the setting, if approved, compared to the ongoing institutional setting?
Yes. So it’s a great question. We’re going to provide more color on at least a 30,000-foot view of the market reaction and potential deployment scenarios as we read that data out. So stay tuned on that. Suffice to say that we’re building momentum now and a very nice bridge to get to the community. I think as Vimal mentioned, we had a case of — and we’ve had several instances across the country where patients who’ve already received IGALMI have asked if they could have this therapy at home. So we believe that, that bridge will be very strong and will accelerate our uptake into that market.
Great. And just one more, if I could. Then we’ll discuss with the anecdotal feedback. Maybe just looking at another setting here. As you enroll patients for the TRANQUILITY III trial, could you comment on the interest you’re receiving from physicians and caregivers for 501 in Alzheimer’s?
I can say there is interest. At this point, we’re not approved for use, for example, in a nursing home setting, and we’re also not approved for use in Alzheimer’s. However, we are studying this. So I encourage family members and patients to stay tuned. We are going to present this data to the FDA post-haste, extremely fast. And as you know, we have breakthrough designation for the development and fast track. So we hope to meet with the FDA probably shortly after we describe the top line results to investors.
Our next questions come from the line of Colin Bristow with UBS.
I guess the main one that we’ve been getting from investors is just what is the disconnect between these improving metrics you’re getting in terms of formulary wins and institutional outreach, et cetera, versus the sort of essentially sort of flat sales performance? And when do we start to see the correlation between these metrics and the sales performance? And then just as a follow-up to this, can you give any metrics in terms of repeat orders? And then I have a follow-on up to that.
Sure. So I’ll address the question about revenue versus the metrics. I mean, the metrics that we focus on is obtaining formulary wins because that is a leading indicator. Revenue is a lagging indicator. Revenue can be — the gating of that revenue can be disjointed, especially early in launch. And so I think that you’re seeing the phenomenon of that now. As hospitals order in units, they may work through that inventory before reorder, and we cannot predict those ordering patterns. It should smooth out over time, and we expect it to. And as I said before, we expect to see a significant inflection in the revenue later this year.
And then on the repeat orders, can you give any color there?
Yes. So I would point you to that Slide 25 in the corporate deck that we posted this morning. That will give you a really good indication of the ramp that we’re seeing in the hospitals that have begun ordering out. The way that we had to perform that analysis is they had to have ordered at least for six months and had to have some experience with the drug. But what you’re seeing there is a pretty nice inflection. In fact, we get to, I think, 4.3% on average impact or penetration into that annual agitation market.
So I think that, that’s a fairly useful way of maybe predicting the ramp. We’ve had — we’ve observed over half of our ordering hospitals have reordered. And that’s the expected early launch. I mean remember, as we pull new hospitals online and they place their first order, they — if we’re including those in the calculation as we do, they will have ordered one time. And so we expect them to have repeat orders. And in fact, we’ve seen that as hospitals trial this in patients in their hospital, they’re pretty impressed with its performance.
Okay, great. And then, just as we look forward to the Alzheimer’s launch, which I think is the focus of everyone, should we expect a similar lag between these metrics and the sales performance? Or because you’ll be so established at that point, do you expect sort of a much greater correlation and more rapid uptake…
So that’s a great question, Colin. And no, we wouldn’t expect that. I mean this is a traditional Rx therapy. So we would expect to see the same type of ramps that you see in traditional retail markets. And in fact, being able to build that bridge from the hospital experience to the community, even in Alzheimer’s dementia is going to be very important. Remember, 20% of those 100 million episodes in Alzheimer’s dementia wind up in the emergency department where we’re going to have a lot of experience with the gala bipolar in schizophrenia patients. So we expect to leverage that and build a similar request for those patients who have been treated with IGALMI to go back out in the community and request it from their physicians.
So that’s really helpful. Thanks a lot, guys.
Our next questions come from the line of Karin Jenkins with Goldman Sachs.
This is Palak [ph] on for Karen. I have a couple of questions. So post Serenity 3, how do you expect doctors to determine the dose in the emergency room setting. And then should they choose to use the lower dose? Are there any implications to revenue we should be thinking about?
So the approved and labeled doses are 120 and 180 micrograms, which may be given again half doses, 2 hours after the first dose in the emergency room or hospital setting. The 60-microgram dose is being tested for at-home use.
And this is Vimal. I can add that currently, there is no differential based on the dose, whether it’s 120 or 180, our WAC price is same.
That’s helpful. And my other question was, could you contextualize the risk of falls in the Trunity study? And what do you view as a tolerable rate within this population?
So we know that agitation itself is a risk factor for falls. Obviously, the population is at risk, elderly, especially patients with multiple comorbidities, hypertension and on anti-hypertensives, — these are all reasons why patients fall. And so I don’t know that the — a single fall is not a good thing. It never is. falls with consequence or worse, consequence, like broken hips and arms and bones. And so we’ll be monitoring this. In fact, we are monitoring this, and we’ll be presenting data on this as part of our regulatory package and you will see this as part of our safety data in the top line results.
Our next questions come from the line of Yatin Suneja with Guggenheim Partners.
A question on the tranquility 2. So I think the primary endpoint is at day 1, but the study is 3 months. Could you maybe articulate for us how did you come up with the 3-month study, at least in the open label? What sort of regulatory discussions are? And then in terms of filing requirements, help us understand what would be needed do you need 3 or tranquility to read out or 2 enough? Just curious how did you come up with the — what the negotiation of back and forth was with the FDA when you were designing the 2 and 3 colasudies.
Sure. So we designed these studies in consultation with the FDA. And one of their questions was okay, if you’re able to demonstrate single dose efficacy and that’s how we got breakthrough, you’ll need to demonstrate that again. And not only for one episode, but continued efficacy over a period whenever it may be used. That’s why it is, in fact, double blind. It is double-blind, placebo-controlled for a period of 3 months. So that 3-month period is not open label. And the FDA puts a lot of weight in double-blind placebo-controlled data, thus, we’re able to describe the efficacy not just for the first dose, although that is primary, but we’re able to describe efficacy and safety whenever it’s used as an agitation episode arises. So that is been agreed with FDA. We’ve agreed on the analysis plan, and that is the data that we’ll be presenting to them.
Got it. One more question I have. This is regarding the adjunctive MDD study. So the Phase I is actually in healthy volunteer. Just curious like what would you like to see at least in how the volunteer that could inform proof of concept for this MDD readout…
Yes. So it’s true. The study is in healthy volunteers, and it is principally designed to explore safety and tolerability of doses taken on a daily or twice daily basis. So starting with a low dose, it escalates to greater doses and frequency up to twice a day. The highest dose regimen considered acceptably tolerated is tested then in combination with a standard of care serotonin and norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor or SNRI. So we’ll describe the development plans in terms of depression after we have that data in hand, we do have advisers who will review that data and our various options for developing in depression. So at this time, we’re considering development as an accelerant to the antidepressant response of standard of care, SS and SNRIs. We may choose to test 501’s capacity to more rapidly accelerate those patients into response and remission, especially in the first month or so of treatment. These plans will be detailed after we have the data, and we’ve reviewed this with advisers and literally codified our strategy.
Our next questions come from the line of Graig Suvannavejh with Mizuho.
This is Richard [ph] on for Greg. And so 2 questions from me is that in Serenit3, since you’re looking for the same efficacy as you have seen so far, in the at-home setting, what is the FDA looking for? Specifically, what are they worried about [indiscernible]?
I don’t know that the FDA is worried about anything. We believe we have adequate data. And so we’re literally taking that data to the FDA.
So just to add to that, Richard. As Rob mentioned, that purpose itinity is that it can be used broadly for the patients at home. So our goal was to test the efficacious dose, while maintaining the efficacy margin as well as maintaining the safety margin. So 60-megabit dose was very well selected as Rob said, engineered the trial and agreed with the FDA that this is a dose we want to test. And in a couple of weeks, we will have the data readout. So we will take — and we are getting — gearing up to start the part 2 of the study with 60 megabit dose can be given and also a second dose patient can take it at home, which is a safety part of the story. So it’s very well engineered. It’s very thought out, it’s agreed with the FDA, and we are excited about upcoming data readouts.
Okay. And one on commercial maths for you, is I think questions have been asked about what you think about the uptick now. And so I think you’ve mentioned a metric of your sales force patenting 75%. But what do you expect is — how does that also correlate to uptake from now? And when can we see that uptick?
Yes. So it’s — so Richard, great question. And that’s why we provided the metrics we did this morning. We dollarized what’s already been voted upon as well as dollarized the market potential that we can penetrate into with what’s scheduled already this year. We expect that most of those votes will happen in Q2 and Q3 that are scheduled, and we’ll pick up additional boats and process over the back half of the year to the impact of the additional 44 reps in the field. So I would take that $310 million all in that we have either unlocked or about to unlock. And I would use that uptake curve that’s in Slide 25 as a good surrogate as to how that happens. Once we knock down the positive votes and they have the drug in their requisite systems, et cetera, we expect to see similar uptake curves.
And Richard, I would like to add what Matt said, this is Vimal. — that our current approval rate is 70% for formulary wins, which is really very exciting. So we are very excited that we will have a lot more formulary wins in next quarter and in second half.
Our next questions come from the line of Sumant Kulkarni with Canaccord Genuity.
Actually all around serenity. So the first one, in the at-home use context, how can be tuned in is the company to an important fact that in 2015, the FDA approved decimated avenue oromucosal gel, for at-home use for noise version in dogs and a Zoetis product called Taleo at a tenth of 90 megagrams per mill and you expect an advisory committee meeting for Atomera.
Well, I’ll point out that it is, in fact, that same gel is approved for horses, dogs and cats. And we now have a sublingual film approved for humans with schizophrenia and bipolar who are agitated. So we have great confidence in our development program.
Got it. And then for rent, how would you approach a scenario where the 60 micrograms strength does not have a statistically significant score and efficacy, but is otherwise safe. I’m asking because the Phase Ib/II study did not hit significance for the 60-microgram dose when you announced the results in July 2019.
So at the end of the day, the regulatory submission will entail both Part 1 for a single dose and Part 2 where we allow that second dose. And I’ll just say, although we remain blinded, we have been closely monitoring the overall safety in Part 1 from the single dose, and we are initiating part 2 of the study.
And step commercial question and a quick one. What kind of the year the bulk of the IDN votes happen?
That depends. I mean the voting schedule is going to be dependent on our engagement when they put it on their schedule to vote. We’re seeing them happen now. In fact, we just had a well-known system, relatively small system, but a well-known system vote and approve us on Friday. And so that was a nice add. And we see this happening every week. And so the cadence of those should continue to improve. We’ve been engaging with the IDNs ratably since we’ve launched, and we expect to see more and more of those take place. Remember, we have 70,000 votes or 25% of the targeted IDN beds that are scheduled to vote already. And so we should see even more of those come online as we move throughout the year.
Our next questions come from the line of Ram Selvaraju with H.C. Wainwright.
First of all, I just wanted to ask if you expect to maintain reporting of the same commercial metrics going forward? Or if we should expect specific changes? And if so, what those changes might be, just what types of numbers you expect to report going forward? And the second question is with respect to OncoSxel. Just give us your updated thoughts regarding the strategy there and potential timing of any possible spinout or other equivalent type of transaction?
So Ram, we do expect to report out the same metrics. We’ve been consistent since commercial day of last year and reporting on hospitals formulary and process formulary boats on and IBM beds in process and IDN beds on. The only difference between those metrics that we reported over the last 2, 3 quarters now. And today is that we’ve dollarized that opportunity so you can actually see what market we can impact today. And what dollar value we should be able to impact, assuming positive approvals of those in process. So that’s the only change. Everything else will stay consistent.
Good morning, Ram. This is Vimal. Regarding ONCOS XL, we continue to explore our strategic options. That includes potential financing as well as partnering. So it’s an active process, and we are looking forward to providing an update once we have a confirmed position on which direction like we’re going to do.
Thank you. There are no further questions at this time. I would now like to hand the call back over to Dr. Mehta for any closing remarks.
Thank you, everyone, for joining us. And if you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to us, and have a great day.
Thank you. This does conclude today’s conference. You may disconnect your lines at this time. Thank you for your participation, and have a great day.