Nature of Business
|12 Months Ended|
Dec. 31, 2022
|Organization, Consolidation and Presentation of Financial Statements [Abstract]|
|Nature of Business||
1. Nature of Business
Syros Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (the "Company"), a Delaware corporation formed in November 2011, is a biopharmaceutical company committed to developing new standards of care for the frontline treatment of patients with hematologic malignancies.
The Company is subject to a number of risks similar to those of other early stage companies, including dependence on key individuals; risks inherent in the development and commercialization of medicines to treat human disease; competition from other companies, many of which are larger and better capitalized; risks relating to obtaining and maintaining necessary intellectual property protection; and the need to obtain adequate additional financing to fund the development of its product candidates and discovery activities. If the Company is unable to raise capital when needed or on favorable terms, it would be forced to delay, reduce, eliminate or out-license certain of its research and development programs or future commercialization rights to its product candidates.
On September 16, 2022, the Company filed an amendment to its Restated Certificate of Incorporation (the “Restated Certificate of Incorporation”) with the Secretary of State of the State of Delaware to effect the reverse stock split of its common stock, such that every 10 shares of the Company’s common stock held by a stockholder immediately prior to the reverse stock split were combined and reclassified into one share of the Company’s common stock (the “Reverse Stock Split”). Except where otherwise indicated, all share and per share amounts in the accompanying financial statements, related footnotes, and management’s discussion and analysis have been adjusted retroactively to reflect the Reverse Stock Split as if it had occurred at the beginning of the earliest period presented.
On September 16, 2022, the Company completed its acquisition of Tyme Technologies, Inc., a Delaware corporation (“Tyme”), in accordance with an Agreement and Plan of Merger, dated as of July 3, 2022 (the “Merger Agreement”). The Company issued approximately 7.5 million shares of its common stock to the former Tyme stockholders in exchange for all of the shares of Tyme common stock issued and outstanding immediately prior to the merger, with Tyme surviving as a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Company (the “Merger”). In connection with the closing of the Merger, and in accordance with the terms of the Merger Agreement, the Company acquired net cash, cash equivalents and marketable securities of approximately $67.1 million.
On September 16, 2022, the Company issued in a private placement (the “2022 Private Placement”) 6,387,173 shares of common stock, and, in lieu of shares of common stock, pre-funded warrants (the “2022 Pre-Funded Warrants”) to purchase an aggregate of up to 7,426,739 shares of common stock, and, in each case, accompanying warrants (the “2022 Warrants”) to purchase an aggregate of up to 13,813,912 additional shares of common stock (or 2022 Pre-Funded Warrants to purchase common stock in lieu thereof) at a price of $10.34 per share and accompanying 2022 Warrant (or $10.33 per 2022 Pre-Funded Warrant and accompanying 2022 Warrant). The 2022 Private Placement resulted in aggregate gross proceeds of $129.9 million, before $10.1 million of transaction costs.
In January 2021, the Company issued and sold an aggregate of 540,000 shares of common stock in an underwritten public offering at a public offering price of $140.00 per share, resulting in gross proceeds of $75.6 million before deducting underwriting discounts and commissions and other transaction expenses of approximately $5.1 million.
On December 8, 2020, through a private placement, the Company issued 1,031,250 shares of common stock and, in lieu of such shares of common stock, pre-funded warrants (the “2020 Pre-Funded Warrants”) to purchase an aggregate of 100,000 shares of common stock, and, in each case, accompanying warrants (the “2020 Warrants”) to purchase an aggregate of up to 282,812 additional shares of common stock (or 2020 Pre-Funded Warrants to purchase common stock in lieu thereof) at a price of $80.00 per share and accompanying 2020 Warrant (or $79.90 per 2020 Pre-Funded Warrant and accompanying 2020 Warrant). The private placement resulted in gross proceeds of $90.5 million, before $0.4 million of transaction costs.
On December 4, 2020, the Company entered into an asset purchase agreement (the “Asset Purchase Agreement”) with Orsenix, LLC (“Orsenix”), pursuant to which the Company acquired all of Orsenix’s assets related to a novel oral form of arsenic trioxide, which the Company refers to as SY-2101 (the “Product”). Under the terms of the Asset Purchase Agreement, the Company was required to pay to Orsenix an upfront fee of $12.0 million, which was paid in December 2020. In addition the Company is required to pay single-digit million dollar milestone payments related to
the development of the Product in indications other than APL; $6.0 million following the achievement of a regulatory milestone related to the development of the Product in APL; and up to $10.0 million upon the achievement of certain commercial milestones with respect to the Product.
The Company has incurred significant annual net operating losses in every year since its inception. It expects to continue to incur significant and increasing net operating losses for at least the next several years. The Company’s net losses were $94.7 million, $86.6 million and $84.0 million for the years ended December 31, 2022, 2021 and 2020, respectively. As of December 31, 2022, the Company had an accumulated deficit of $558.2 million. The Company has not generated any revenues from product sales, has not completed the development of any product candidate and may never have a product candidate approved for commercialization. The Company has financed its operations to date primarily through a credit facility, the sale of equity securities and through license and collaboration agreements. The Company has devoted substantially all of its financial resources and efforts to research and development and general and administrative expense to support such research and development. The Company’s net losses may fluctuate significantly from quarter to quarter and year to year. Net losses and negative cash flows have had, and will continue to have, an adverse effect on the Company’s stockholders' equity and working capital. The Company believes that its cash, cash equivalents and marketable securities of $202.3 million as of December 31, 2022 will be sufficient to allow the Company to fund its current operating plan for a period of at least 12 months past the issuance date of these consolidated financial statements.
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