Form 8-K





Washington, D.C. 20549







Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): November 13, 2017




(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)




Delaware   001-38210   82-2908297

(State or other jurisdiction

of incorporation)



File Number)


(IRS Employer

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2100 Wharton Street, Suite 701

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15203

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Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (412) 586-5830



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Item 2.02 Results of Operations and Financial Condition

On November 13, 2017, Krystal Biotech, Inc. (the “Company”) issued a press release announcing its results of operations for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2017 and providing an update on the Company’s recent corporate progress. A copy of the press release is furnished as Exhibit 99.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K.

This Current Report on Form 8-K and the exhibit attached hereto are being furnished by the Company pursuant to Item 2.02 and Item 7.01 of Form 8-K in satisfaction of the public disclosure requirements of Regulation FD and Item 2.02 of Form 8-K, insofar as they disclose historical information regarding the Company’s results of operations or financial condition for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2017.

In accordance with General Instructions B.2 and B.6 of Form 8-K, the information included in this Current Report on Form 8-K (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 7.01 Regulation FD Disclosure.

The disclosure contained in Item 2.02 is incorporated herein by reference.


Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.

(d) Exhibits.






99.1    Press release dated November 13, 2017


Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.


Date: November 13, 2017     KRYSTAL BIOTECH, INC.
      By:   /s/ Krish S. Krishnan
      Name:   Krish S. Krishnan
      Title:   President and Chief Executive Officer
Exhibit 99.1

Exhibit 99.1

Krystal Biotech Reports that KB103 Received Clearance From RAC Review and Announces

Third Quarter 2017 Financial Results

PITTSBURGH, Pa., November 13, 2017 — Krystal Biotech, Inc. (NASDAQ: KRYS), a gene therapy company advancing “off-the-shelf,” topical and intra-dermal treatments for dermatological diseases, today reported financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2017, and provided an update on the company’s recent corporate progress.

“We were pleased to complete a successful IPO on the Nasdaq Capital Market in September, and are now well-capitalized to advance our gene therapy product portfolio, particularly KB103, our lead product candidate for Dystrophic Epidermolysis Bullosa (DEB),” said Krish S. Krishnan, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer of Krystal Biotech. “Last week, our Phase 1/2 protocol for KB103 received clearance from RAC review and we are currently preparing to file an Investigational Drug Application (IND) for KB103 in the first quarter of 2018 and initiating a Phase 1/2 clinical trial in DEB shortly thereafter.”

Third Quarter Highlights

Pipeline Update


  Phase 1/2 protocol for KB103 to treat DEB received clearance from Recombinant DNA Advisory Committee (RAC) review.


  KB103 granted Orphan Drug Designation by the Office of Orphan Product Development (OOPD).


  Presented preclinical data assessing the in vitro and in vivo delivery of HSV-1 mediated KB103 at EB2017, the 5th World Conference on EB Research in Salzburg, Austria.

Corporate Update


  In September, Krystal completed an initial public offering raising approximately $41.0 million in net proceeds.


  In November, Krystal received funding totaling $770,000 from the EB Research Partnership (EBRP) and the EB Medical Research Foundation (EBMRF). EBRP and EBMRF have provided this funding following a highly competitive application and screening process overseen by EBRP’s Scientific Advisory Board (SAB), which is composed of leading scientists and physicians.

Financial Results for the Third Quarter


  Cash totaled $52.6 million at September 30, 2017.


  Research and development expenses for the third quarter were $1.4 million.


  General and administrative expenses for the third quarter were $0.7 million.

About KB103

KB103 is Krystal’s lead product candidate, currently in preclinical development and seeks to use gene therapy to treat dystrophic epidermolysis bullosa, or DEB, an incurable skin blistering condition caused by a lack of collagen in the skin. KB103 is a replication-defective, non-integrating viral vector that has been engineered employing Krystal’s STAR-D platform to deliver functional human COL7A1 genes directly to the patients’ dividing and non-dividing skin cells. HSV-1 is Krystal’s replication-deficient, non-integrating viral vector that can penetrate skin cells more efficiently than other viral vectors. Its high payload capacity allows it to accommodate large or multiple genes and its low immunogenicity makes it a suitable choice for direct and repeat delivery to the skin.

About Dystrophic Epidermolysis Bullosa, or DEB

Dystrophic epidermolysis bullosa, or DEB, is an incurable, often fatal skin blistering condition caused by a lack of collagen protein in the skin. It is caused by mutations in the gene coding for type VII collagen, or COL7, a major component of the anchoring fibrils, which anchor the epidermis to the underlying dermis, and provide structural adhesion in a normal individual. The lack of COL7 in DEB patients causes blisters to occur in the dermis as a result of separation from the epidermis. This makes the skin incredibly fragile, leading to blistering or skin loss at the slightest friction or knock. It is progressive and incredibly painful.

The most severe form of DEB is recessive DEB, or RDEB, which is caused by null mutations in the COL7A1 gene. DEB also occurs in the form of dominant DEB, or DDEB, which is considered to be a milder form of DEB. There are no known treatments which affect the outcome of either form of the disease and the current standard of care for DEB patients is limited to palliative treatments. Krystal is developing KB-103 for the treatment of the broad DEB population, including both recessive and dominant forms of the disease.

About Krystal Biotech

Krystal Biotech, Inc. (NASDAQ: KRYS) is a gene therapy company dedicated to developing and commercializing novel treatments for patients suffering from dermatological diseases. For more information, please visit

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release includes certain disclosures that contain “forward-looking statements,” including, without limitation, statements regarding the development of KB103, including the timing of filing of an IND and commencing a Phase 1/2 clinical trial... You can identify forward-looking statements because they contain words such as “believes” and “expects.” Forward-looking statements are based on Krystal’s current expectations and assumptions. Because forward-looking statements relate to the future, they are subject to inherent uncertainties, risks and changes in circumstances that may differ materially from those contemplated by the forward-looking statements, which are neither statements of historical fact nor guarantees or assurances of future performance. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements are set forth in Krystal’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including its registration statement on Form S-1, as amended from time to time, under the caption “Risk Factors.”


Ashley R. Robinson

LifeSci Advisors

Krystal Biotech, Inc. (formerly Krystal Biotech, LLC)

Condensed Balance Sheets


(In thousands, except shares, units, per share and per unit data)

   September 30,
    December 31,



Current assets



   $ 52,570     $ 1,923  

Prepaid research and development expenses

     48       246  







Total current assets

     52,618       2,169  

Property and equipment, net

     55       13  







Total assets

   $ 52,673     $ 2,182  







Liabilities, Convertible Preferred Stock and Stockholders’ and Members’ Equity (Deficit)


Current liabilities


Accounts payable

   $ 550     $ 42  

Accrued expenses and other current liabilities

     1,925       1  







Total current liabilities

     2,475       43  

Accrued interest

     —         7  

Related party convertible promissory notes

     —         698  

Convertible promissory notes

     —         1,145  







Total liabilities

     2,475       1,893  

Commitments and contingencies


Convertible preferred stock


Convertible preferred stock; $0.00001 par value; 20,000,000 shares authorized, 2,061,773 shares issued, and no shares outstanding at September 30, 2017 (unaudited); no shares authorized, issued, or outstanding at December 31, 2016

     —         —    







Total convertible preferred stock

     —         —    

Stockholders’ and members’ equity (deficit)


Common stock; $0.00001 par value; 80,000,000 shares authorized, 10,237,247 shares issued and outstanding at September 30, 2017 (unaudited); no shares authorized, issued, or outstanding at December 31, 2016

     —         —    

Common units; no common units authorized, issued, or outstanding at September 30, 2017 (unaudited); no par value; 3,490,884 units authorized, issued, and outstanding at December 31, 2016

     —         —    

Preferred units; no par value; no preferred units authorized, issued, or outstanding at September 30, 2017 (unaudited); no par value; 179,613 units authorized, issued, and outstanding at December 31, 2016 (aggregate liquidation preference of $1,406)

     —         1,406  

Additional paid-in capital

     57,875       33  

Accumulated deficit

     (7,677     (1,150







Total stockholders’ and members’ equity

     50,198       289  







Total liabilities, convertible preferred stock and stockholders’ and members’ equity

   $ 52,673     $ 2,182  







Krystal Biotech, Inc. (formerly Krystal Biotech, LLC)

Condensed Statements of Operations



     Three Months Ended     Nine Months Ended  
     September 30,     September 30,  
(In thousands, except shares, units, per share and per unit data)    2017     2016     2017     2016  



Research and development

   $ 1,355     $ 241     $ 2,120     $ 339  

General and administrative

     738       81       1,154       184  













Total operating expenses

     2,093       322       3,274       523  













Loss from operations

     (2,093     (322     (3,274     (523

Other Expense


Interest expense, net

     (3,180     —         (3,253     —    













Total other expense

     (3,180     —         (3,253     —    













Net loss

     (5,273     (322     (6,527     (523













Net loss applicable to stockholders and members

   $ (5,273   $ (322   $ (6,527   $ (523













Net loss attributable to common stockholders per share:


Basic and diluted

   $ (1.26   $ (8.48   $ (1.75   $ (40.20













Weighted-average common shares and common units outstanding:


Basic and diluted

     4,183,075       37,982       3,725,825       13,016  













Krystal Biotech, Inc. (formerly Krystal Biotech, LLC)

Condensed Statements of Cash Flows



     Nine Months Ended September 30,  
(In thousands)    2017     2016  

Operating Activities


Net loss

   $ (6,527   $ (523

Adjustments to reconcile net loss to net cash used in operating activities



     9       1  

Stock-based compensation expense

     188       7  

Non-cash interest expense

     3,263       —    

(Increase) decrease in


Prepaid research and development expenses

     198       (12

Increase in


Accounts payable

     271       62  

Accrued expenses and other current liabilities

     835       15  







Net cash used in operating activities

     (1,763     (450

Investing Activities


Purchases of property and equipment

     (51     (6







Net cash used in investing activities

     (51     (6

Financing Activities


Proceeds from the issuance of convertible promissory notes

     2,299       —    

Issuance of common stock and common units, net

     43,162       100  

Issuance of preferred stock and preferred units

     7,000       754  







Net cash provided by financing activities

     52,461       854  







Net increase in cash

     50,647       398  

Cash at beginning of period

     1,923       —    







Cash at end of period

   $ 52,570     $ 398  







Supplemental Disclosures of Non-Cash Investing and Financing Activities


Conversion of common units to preferred units

   $ —       $ 100  

Conversion of convertible promissory notes to preferred stock

   $ 4,142     $ —    

Conversion of preferred stock to common stock

   $ 12,661     $ —    

Unpaid deferred offering costs

   $ 1,327     $ —