Lipella Provides Business Update and Reports 2022 Financial Results

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PITTSBURGH, March 31, 2023

Company Successfully Completes Phase 2a Clinical Trial

Fourth Quarter or Full Year Highlights
• Appointed Douglas Johnston as CFO in November 2022
• Successfully completed Initial Public Offering, attained NASDAQ CM listing
• Year-end cash balance in excess of $5 million

Subsequent Events
• Attended Biotech Showcase announcing successful top line results for lead candidate LP-10 during Phase 2A clinical trial
• Created Oral Health Scientific Advisory Board to focus on development of LP-310 for oral lichen planus
• Announced the successful completion of Phase 2A clinical trial of LP-10
• Dr. Jason Hafron of the Michigan institute of Urology will present the Phase 2A results at the American Urological Association Annual Meeting on April 30

PITTSBURGH, March 31, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- Lipella Pharmaceuticals Inc. (Nasdaq: LIPO) ("Lipella" or the "Company"), a clinical-stage biotechnology company addressing serious diseases with significant unmet need, today provided a business update and reported financial results for the year ended December 31, 2022.

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Jonathan Kaufman, Co-founder and CEO of Lipella Pharmaceuticals, commented, "Last year we focused on developing our corporate profile and scientific mission to address serious diseases with significant unmet need. During 2022, Lipella achieved several important milestones including the Company's completion of its Initial Public Offering in late December.

"Subsequent to the year end in early 2023, we announced the successful top line results of our Phase 2a clinical trial evaluating LP-10, our lead product candidate in 13 subjects with moderate to severe refractory hemorrhagic cystitis (HC). HC is a potentially fatal disease with great unmet need and no currently approved drug treatment.

"The results of the trial demonstrated no serious adverse events, very short duration of systemic uptake, and decreased hematuria, cystoscopic bleeding and ulceration sites, resulting in improved patients' urinary symptoms. We're excited to have the results presented by study leader Dr. Jason Hafron, from the Michigan Institute of Urology, at the American Urological Association (AUA) Annual Meeting in Chicago on April 30, 2023.

"Following our IPO and other initial expenses, we ended the year with $5.1 million in cash. We anticipate this will provide Lipella with an operating runway into 2024," concluded Dr. Kaufman.

Lipella Co-Founder and Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Michael Chancellor said, "Looking ahead, we are anticipating a number of significant milestones in 2023. We expect to meet with the FDA to discuss the results of our Phase 2a clinical study and the pathway to regulatory approval. 

"This year we established an Oral Health Scientific Advisory Board comprising a group of highly respected professionals. These advisors will guide us in the development of Lipella's second product candidate, LP-310, for the treatment of symptomatic oral lichen planus (OLP)."

For Lipella's complete financial results for the twelve-month period ended December 31, 2022, see the Company's Annual Form 10-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on March 31, 2023.

About Lipella Pharmaceuticals Inc.

Lipella is a clinical-stage biotechnology company focused on developing new drugs by reformulating the active agents in existing generic drugs and optimizing these reformulations for new applications. Additionally, Lipella maintains a therapeutic focus on diseases with significant, unaddressed morbidity and mortality where no approved drug therapy currently exists. Lipella completed its initial public offering in December 2022. For more information, please visit or LinkedIn.

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Lipella Pharmaceuticals Inc.
Consolidated Balance Sheets

December 31, 2022 

December 31, 2021


Current Assets

Cash and cash equivalents


$        1,413,828

Grants receivable



Short term investments



Prepaid expenses



Total Current Assets



Operating lease right of use asset


$           204,800

Total Assets

$                  5,950,110

$        2,012,889

Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity

Current liabilities

Accounts payable



Accrued expenses



Operating lease liability



Payroll liability



Notes payable, current



Related party loan



Related party interest



Total Current Liabilities



Operating lease liability, net of current portion



Related party interest, net of current portion



Related party loan, net of current portion



Total Liabilities



Stockholders' equity:

Convertible preferred stock, $.0001 par value;  20,000,000 shares authorized; -0- and 1,592,447 shares issued and outstanding at December 31, 2022 and December 31, 2021

$                              -

$                  159

Common stock, $.0001 par value; 200,000,000 shares authorized; 5,743,945 shares issued and outstanding at December 31, 2022 and 3,866,625* at December 31, 2021



Additional paid-in capital*



Accumulated deficit



Total Shareholders' equity



Total liabilities and stockholders' equity

$                  5,950,110

$        2,012,889

*As re-stated to reflect the impact of the reverse stock split that occurred on December 19, 2022


Lipella Pharmaceuticals Inc.
Consolidated Statements of Operations

For the year ended

December 31, 2022

December 31, 2021

Grant revenues

$             184,156

$              259,347

Contract revenues



Total revenues



Cost and expenses

Research and development



General and administrative



Total costs and expenses



Loss from operations



Other income (expense)

Other income



Interest income



Interest expense related party



Total other income/(expense)



Loss before income taxes



Provision for income taxes



Net Loss

$         (2,597,692)

$          (1,865,473)

Loss per common share







Weighted-average common shares outstanding:







*As re-stated to reflect the impact of the reverse stock split that occurred on December 19, 2022


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