STOK Stoke Therapeutics Inc.

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  1. Stoke Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ:STOK), a biotechnology company pioneering a new way to treat the underlying cause of genetic diseases by precisely upregulating protein expression, today announced that four abstracts related to the Company's work in Dravet syndrome have been selected for presentation at the upcoming American Epilepsy Society (AES) 2020 Virtual Annual Meeting, taking place December 4 – 8, 2020. Dravet syndrome is a severe and progressive genetic epilepsy characterized by frequent, prolonged and refractory seizures that usually begin within the first year of life. The disease is classified as a developmental and epileptic encephalopathy due to the developmental delays and cognitive impairment associated with the disease.

    Highlights…

    Stoke Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ:STOK), a biotechnology company pioneering a new way to treat the underlying cause of genetic diseases by precisely upregulating protein expression, today announced that four abstracts related to the Company's work in Dravet syndrome have been selected for presentation at the upcoming American Epilepsy Society (AES) 2020 Virtual Annual Meeting, taking place December 4 – 8, 2020. Dravet syndrome is a severe and progressive genetic epilepsy characterized by frequent, prolonged and refractory seizures that usually begin within the first year of life. The disease is classified as a developmental and epileptic encephalopathy due to the developmental delays and cognitive impairment associated with the disease.

    Highlights from the Company's presentations include:

    • Baseline data from children and adolescents with Dravet syndrome enrolled in the Company's BUTTERFLY study, an ongoing, multicenter, longitudinal, prospective study designed to evaluate neurodevelopmental status using several scales assessing cognition. Secondary and exploratory endpoints in the study will evaluate changes in disease measures including seizures and additional non-seizure comorbidities. Patients enrolled to date are representative of patients with Dravet syndrome, and data collected indicate that the selected cognition measures are valid and appropriate for use in patients with Dravet syndrome.
    • A review of the study design for MONARCH, the Company's ongoing Phase 1/2a study of STK-001, the first potential disease-modifying therapy to address the genetic cause of Dravet syndrome. Following a recent protocol amendment, the study is designed to evaluate both single ascending dose levels and multiple ascending doses of up to 30 mg of STK-001 in children and adolescents with Dravet syndrome. The primary endpoints are safety, tolerability and pharmacokinetic profile of STK-001 in Dravet syndrome patients. The impact of STK-001 on frequency of convulsive seizures and quality of life are secondary endpoints of this study. Preliminary safety and PK data are anticipated in 2021.
    • New preclinical data further support the ability of a TANGO antisense oligonucleotides (ASO) to decrease seizures and death in a Dravet syndrome mouse model and, for the first time, provide evidence this is likely due to restoration of excitability of parvalbumin (PV) expressing interneurons. In this study, 50% of control animals developed seizures between P16-19 while ASO-treated mice were seizure free. Consistent with a previous study of STK-001, the ASO also greatly decreased seizure frequency and death post-weaning. Associated with this, ASO-treatment restored Dravet syndrome mouse PV interneurons firing frequency to that of wild type mice PV interneurons.
    • Data generated from a no-cost epilepsy genetic testing program co-sponsored by Stoke demonstrate that this program can reduce the time to diagnosis and increase the detection of individuals with SCN1A-related disease.

    "Our understanding of the diagnosis, progression and effects of Dravet syndrome continues to expand and everything we are learning reinforces the urgent need for a medicine that treats the underlying cause of the disease," said Barry Ticho, M.D., Ph.D., Chief Medical Officer of Stoke Therapeutics. "The data from our BUTTERFLY study give us a strong foundational understanding of the course of the disease and validate the applicability of several measures of cognition and other non-seizure comorbidities that will be helpful in evaluating potential disease-modifying medicines like STK-001."

    Details for the AES presentations are as follows:

    Title: Observational Study to Investigate Cognition and Other Non-seizure Comorbidities in Children and Adolescents with Dravet Syndrome: Patient Analysis of the BUTTERFLY Study

    Session Date & Time: Available on-demand December 4

    Presenter: Joseph Sullivan, M.D., Professor of Neurology at the University of California San Francisco and Director of the Benioff Children's Hospital Pediatric Epilepsy Center of Excellence

    Abstract Number: 81

    Title: Reducing the Time to Diagnosis and Increasing the Detection of Individuals with SCN1A-Related Disease Through a No-cost, Sponsored Epilepsy Genetic Testing Program

    Session Date & Time: Available on-demand December 4

    Presenter: Dianalee McKnight,Ph.D., Director, Medical Affairs, Invitae

    Abstract Number: 392

    Title: Safety and Pharmacokinetics of Antisense Oligonucleotide STK-001 in Children and Adolescents with Dravet Syndrome: Single Ascending Dose Design for the Open-Label Phase 1/2a MONARCH Study

    Session Date & Time: Available on-demand December 4

    Presenter: Linda Laux, M.D, Associate Professor of Pediatrics (Neurology and Epilepsy) at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and Attending Physician, Neurology and Epilepsy Center, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago

    Abstract Number: 344

    Title: Targeted Augmentation of Nuclear Gene Output (TANGO) of SCN1A Reduces Seizures and Rescues Parvalbumin Positive Interneuron Firing Frequency in a Mouse Model of Dravet Syndrome

    Session Date & Time: Available on-demand December 4

    Presenter: Eric Wengert, Researcher, Department of Anesthesiology, University of Virginia

    Abstract Number: 236

    About STK-001

    STK-001 is an investigational new medicine for the treatment of Dravet syndrome currently being evaluated in a Phase 1/2a clinical trial. Stoke believes that STK-001, a proprietary antisense oligonucleotide (ASO), has the potential to be the first disease-modifying therapy to address the genetic cause of Dravet syndrome. STK-001 is designed to upregulate NaV1.1 protein expression by leveraging the non-mutant (wild-type) copy of the SCN1A gene to restore physiological NaV1.1 levels, thereby reducing both occurrence of seizures and significant non-seizure comorbidities. Stoke has generated preclinical data demonstrating proof-of-mechanism and proof-of-concept for STK-001. STK-001 has been granted orphan drug designation by the FDA as a potential new treatment for Dravet syndrome.

    About Phase 1/2a Clinical Study (MONARCH)

    The MONARCH study is a Phase 1/2a open-label study of children and adolescents ages 2 to 18 who have an established diagnosis of Dravet syndrome and have evidence of a pathogenic genetic mutation in the SCN1A gene. The primary objectives for the study will be to assess the safety and tolerability of STK-001, as well as to characterize human pharmacokinetics. A secondary objective will be to assess the efficacy as an adjunctive antiepileptic treatment with respect to the percentage change from baseline in convulsive seizure frequency over a 12-week treatment period. Stoke also intends to measure non-seizure aspects of the disease, such as quality of life, as secondary endpoints. Enrollment and dosing are ongoing in MONARCH and Stoke plans to enroll approximately 48 patients in the study across 20 sites in the United States.

    Additional information about the MONARCH study can be found at https://www.monarchstudy.com/.

    About Dravet Syndrome

    Dravet syndrome is a severe and progressive genetic epilepsy characterized by frequent, prolonged and refractory seizures, beginning within the first year of life. Dravet syndrome is difficult to treat and has a poor long-term prognosis. Complications of the disease often contribute to a poor quality of life for patients and their caregivers. The effects of the disease go beyond seizures and often include severe intellectual disabilities, severe developmental disabilities, motor impairment, speech impairment, autism, behavioral difficulties and sleep abnormalities. Compared with the general epilepsy population, people living with Dravet syndrome have a higher risk of sudden unexpected death in epilepsy, or SUDEP. Dravet syndrome affects approximately 35,000 people in the United States, Canada, Japan, Germany, France and the United Kingdom, and it is not concentrated in a particular geographic area or ethnic group.

    About Stoke Therapeutics

    Stoke Therapeutics (NASDAQ:STOK) is a clinical-stage biotechnology company pioneering a new way to treat the underlying causes of severe genetic diseases by precisely upregulating protein expression to restore target proteins to near normal levels. Stoke aims to develop the first precision medicine platform to target the underlying cause of a broad spectrum of genetic diseases in which the patient has one healthy copy of a gene and one mutated copy that fails to produce a protein essential to health. These diseases, in which loss of approximately 50% of normal protein expression causes disease, are called autosomal dominant haploinsufficiencies. Stoke is headquartered in Bedford, Massachusetts with offices in Cambridge, Massachusetts. For more information, visit https://www.stoketherapeutics.com/ or follow the company on Twitter at @StokeTx.

    Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

    This press release contains "forward-looking" statements within the meaning of the "safe harbor" provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, including, but not limited to: preclinical data and study results regarding OPA1, future operating results, financial position and liquidity, the direct and indirect impact of COVID-19 on our business, financial condition and operations, including on our expenses, supply chain, strategic partners, research and development costs, clinical trials and employees; our expectation about timing and execution of anticipated milestones, responses to regulatory authorities, expected nomination of future product candidates and timing thereof, our ability to complete lead optimization of ASOs for ADOA, the timing and results of ADOA preclinical studies, our ability to develop ASOs treat the underlying causes of ADOA, our ability to advance OPA1 as our next preclinical target, and our ability to use study data to advance the development of STK-001; the ability of STK-001 to treat the underlying causes of Dravet syndrome; and the ability of TANGO to design medicines to increase protein production and the expected benefits thereof. These forward-looking statements may be accompanied by such words as "aim," "anticipate," "believe," "could," "estimate," "expect," "forecast," "goal," "intend," "may," "might," "plan," "potential," "possible," "will," "would," and other words and terms of similar meaning. These forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties, as well as assumptions, which, if they do not fully materialize or prove incorrect, could cause our results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. These statements involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those reflected in such statements, including: our ability to develop, obtain regulatory approval for and commercialize STK-001, OPA1 and future product candidates; the timing and results of preclinical studies and clinical trials; the risk that positive results in a clinical trial may not be replicated in subsequent trials or success in early stage clinical trials may not be predictive of results in later stage clinical trials; risks associated with clinical trials, including our ability to adequately manage clinical activities, unexpected concerns that may arise from additional data or analysis obtained during clinical trials, regulatory authorities may require additional information or further studies, or may fail to approve or may delay approval of our drug candidates; the occurrence of adverse safety events; failure to protect and enforce our intellectual property, and other proprietary rights; failure to successfully execute or realize the anticipated benefits of our strategic and growth initiatives; risks relating to technology failures or breaches; our dependence on collaborators and other third parties for the development, regulatory approval, and commercialization of products and other aspects of our business, which are outside of our full control; risks associated with current and potential delays, work stoppages, or supply chain disruptions caused by the coronavirus pandemic; risks associated with current and potential future healthcare reforms; risks relating to attracting and retaining key personnel; failure to comply with legal and regulatory requirements; risks relating to access to capital and credit markets; environmental risks; risks relating to the use of social media for our business; and the other risks and uncertainties that are described in the Risk Factors section of our most recent annual or quarterly report and in other reports we have filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. These statements are based on our current beliefs and expectations and speak only as of the date of this press release. We do not undertake any obligation to publicly update any forward-looking statements.

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  2. Stoke Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ:STOK), a biotechnology company pioneering a new way to treat the underlying cause of genetic diseases by precisely upregulating protein expression, today announced the closing of its underwritten public offering of 2,875,000 shares of its common stock, including 375,000 shares sold upon full exercise of the underwriters' option to purchase additional shares, at a price to the public of $39.00 per share. The net proceeds from the offering were approximately $105.1 million, after deducting underwriting discounts and commissions and estimated offering expenses.

    J.P. Morgan Securities LLC, Cowen and Company, LLC, and Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC acted as joint book-running managers in the offering. Canaccord…

    Stoke Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ:STOK), a biotechnology company pioneering a new way to treat the underlying cause of genetic diseases by precisely upregulating protein expression, today announced the closing of its underwritten public offering of 2,875,000 shares of its common stock, including 375,000 shares sold upon full exercise of the underwriters' option to purchase additional shares, at a price to the public of $39.00 per share. The net proceeds from the offering were approximately $105.1 million, after deducting underwriting discounts and commissions and estimated offering expenses.

    J.P. Morgan Securities LLC, Cowen and Company, LLC, and Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC acted as joint book-running managers in the offering. Canaccord Genuity LLC and Cantor Fitzgerald & Co. acted as passive bookrunners in the offering.

    Stoke intends to use the net proceeds from the proposed offering, together with its existing cash and cash equivalents, to fund research, clinical and process development and manufacturing of its product candidates, including late stage development of STK-001, clinical development of its next target for the treatment of Autosomal Dominant Optic Atrophy, developing additional product candidates, working capital, capital expenditures and other general corporate purposes.

    The public offering was made pursuant to a registration statement on Form S-3 previously filed and declared effective by the Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC"). This offering was made solely by means of a prospectus supplement and accompanying prospectus relating to and describing the terms of the offering, copies of which may be obtained from: J.P. Morgan Securities LLC, c/o Broadridge Financial Services, Attention: Prospectus Department, 1155 Long Island Avenue, Edgewood, New York 11717, or by telephone: (866) 803-9204, or by emailing ; from Cowen and Company, LLC c/o Broadridge Financial Solutions, Attention: Prospectus Department, 1155 Long Island Avenue, Edgewood, New York 11717, or by telephone: (833) 297-2926, or by emailing ; or from Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC, Attention: Prospectus Department, 6933 Louis Stephens Drive, Morrisville, NC 27560, by telephone at (800) 221-1037, or by email at . Electronic copies of the prospectus supplement and accompanying prospectus are available on the website of the SEC at http://www.sec.gov.

    This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy any securities of Stoke, nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any state or jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state or jurisdiction.

    About Stoke Therapeutics

    Stoke Therapeutics (NASDAQ:STOK) is a biotechnology company pioneering a new way to treat the underlying causes of severe genetic diseases by precisely upregulating protein expression to restore target proteins to near normal levels. Stoke aims to develop the first precision medicine platform to target the underlying cause of a broad spectrum of genetic diseases in which the patient has one healthy copy of a gene and one mutated copy that fails to produce a protein essential to health. These diseases, in which loss of approximately 50% of normal protein expression causes disease, are called autosomal dominant haploinsufficiencies. Stoke is headquartered in Bedford, Massachusetts with offices in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

    Forward-Looking Statements

    This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the "safe harbor" provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements can be identified by words such as: "anticipate," "intend," "plan," "goal," "seek," "believe," "project," "estimate," "expect," "strategy," "future," "likely," "may," "should," "will" and similar references to future periods. Examples of forward-looking statements include, among others, statements the Company makes regarding its expectation of market conditions, use of proceeds and Stoke's plan to develop its precision medicine platform. All statements other than statements of historical fact are statements that could be deemed forward-looking statements. Although Stoke believes that the expectations reflected in such forward-looking statements are reasonable, Stoke cannot guarantee future events, results, actions, levels of activity, performance or achievements, and the timing and results of biotechnology development and potential regulatory approval is inherently uncertain. Forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that may cause the Company's actual activities or results to differ significantly from those expressed in any forward-looking statement, including risks and uncertainties related to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the Company's business, clinical trial sites, supply chain and manufacturing facilities, market conditions, the satisfaction of customary closing conditions related to the proposed offering, as well as other risks and uncertainties described under the heading "Risk Factors" in documents Stoke files from time to time with the SEC. These forward-looking statements speak only as of the date hereof and Stoke specifically disclaims any obligation to update these forward-looking statements or reasons why actual results might differ, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by law.

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  3. Stoke Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ:STOK), a biotechnology company pioneering a new way to treat the underlying cause of genetic diseases by precisely upregulating protein expression, today announced the pricing of an underwritten public offering of 2,500,000 shares of its common stock at a price to the public of $39.00 per share. The gross proceeds from this offering are expected to be $97.5 million, before deducting underwriting discounts and commissions and other offering expenses payable by Stoke. The offering is expected to close on or about November 24, 2020, subject to the satisfaction of customary closing conditions. Stoke has also granted the underwriters a 30-day option to purchase up to an additional 375,000 shares of common stock in…

    Stoke Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ:STOK), a biotechnology company pioneering a new way to treat the underlying cause of genetic diseases by precisely upregulating protein expression, today announced the pricing of an underwritten public offering of 2,500,000 shares of its common stock at a price to the public of $39.00 per share. The gross proceeds from this offering are expected to be $97.5 million, before deducting underwriting discounts and commissions and other offering expenses payable by Stoke. The offering is expected to close on or about November 24, 2020, subject to the satisfaction of customary closing conditions. Stoke has also granted the underwriters a 30-day option to purchase up to an additional 375,000 shares of common stock in connection with the public offering. All of the shares of common stock are being offered by Stoke.

    J.P. Morgan Securities LLC, Cowen and Company, LLC, and Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC are acting as joint book-running managers in the offering. Canaccord Genuity LLC and Cantor Fitzgerald & Co. are acting as passive bookrunners in the offering.

    Stoke intends to use the net proceeds from the proposed offering, together with its existing cash and cash equivalents, to fund research, clinical and process development and manufacturing of its product candidates, including late stage development of STK-001, clinical development of its next target for the treatment of Autosomal Dominant Optic Atrophy, developing additional product candidates, working capital, capital expenditures and other general corporate purposes.

    The shares are being offered by Stoke pursuant to a registration statement on Form S-3 previously filed and declared effective by the Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC"). A preliminary prospectus supplement and accompanying prospectus relating to this offering have been filed with the SEC. Copies of the preliminary prospectus supplement and the accompanying prospectus relating to this offering, and when available, the final prospectus supplement, may be obtained from: J.P. Morgan Securities LLC, c/o Broadridge Financial Services, Attention: Prospectus Department, 1155 Long Island Avenue, Edgewood, New York 11717, or by telephone: (866) 803-9204, or by emailing ; from Cowen and Company, LLC c/o Broadridge Financial Solutions, Attention: Prospectus Department, 1155 Long Island Avenue, Edgewood, New York 11717, or by telephone: (833) 297-2926, or by emailing ; or from Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC, Attention: Prospectus Department, 6933 Louis Stephens Drive, Morrisville, NC 27560, by telephone at (800) 221-1037, or by email at . Electronic copies of the preliminary prospectus supplement and accompanying prospectus will also be available on the website of the SEC at http://www.sec.gov.

    This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy any securities of Stoke, nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any state or jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state or jurisdiction.

    About Stoke Therapeutics

    Stoke Therapeutics (NASDAQ:STOK) is a biotechnology company pioneering a new way to treat the underlying causes of severe genetic diseases by precisely upregulating protein expression to restore target proteins to near normal levels. Stoke aims to develop the first precision medicine platform to target the underlying cause of a broad spectrum of genetic diseases in which the patient has one healthy copy of a gene and one mutated copy that fails to produce a protein essential to health. These diseases, in which loss of approximately 50% of normal protein expression causes disease, are called autosomal dominant haploinsufficiencies. Stoke is headquartered in Bedford, Massachusetts with offices in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

    Forward-Looking Statements

    This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the "safe harbor" provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements can be identified by words such as: "anticipate," "intend," "plan," "goal," "seek," "believe," "project," "estimate," "expect," "strategy," "future," "likely," "may," "should," "will" and similar references to future periods. Examples of forward-looking statements include, among others, statements the Company makes regarding its expectation of market conditions and the satisfaction of customary closing conditions related to the offering, its ability to complete the offering and expected use of proceeds, Stoke's plan to develop its precision medicine platform, anticipated preclinical and clinical development activities, potential benefits of Stoke's product candidates and potential market opportunities for Stoke's product candidates. All statements other than statements of historical fact are statements that could be deemed forward-looking statements. Although Stoke believes that the expectations reflected in such forward-looking statements are reasonable, Stoke cannot guarantee future events, results, actions, levels of activity, performance or achievements, and the timing and results of biotechnology development and potential regulatory approval is inherently uncertain. Forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that may cause the Company's actual activities or results to differ significantly from those expressed in any forward-looking statement, including risks and uncertainties related to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the Company's business, clinical trial sites, supply chain and manufacturing facilities, market conditions, the satisfaction of customary closing conditions related to the proposed offering, as well as other risks and uncertainties described under the heading "Risk Factors" in documents Stoke files from time to time with the SEC. These forward-looking statements speak only as of the date hereof and Stoke specifically disclaims any obligation to update these forward-looking statements or reasons why actual results might differ, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by law.

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  4. Stoke Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ:STOK), a biotechnology company pioneering a new way to treat the underlying cause of genetic diseases by precisely upregulating protein expression, today announced a proposed underwritten public offering in which it intends to offer and sell, subject to market and other conditions, up to 2,500,000 shares of its common stock. In addition, Stoke intends to grant the underwriters a 30-day option to purchase up to an additional 375,000 shares of common stock. All of the shares of common stock are being offered by Stoke. The offering is subject to market and other conditions, and there can be no assurance as to whether or when the offering may be completed, or as to the actual size or terms of the offering.

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    Stoke Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ:STOK), a biotechnology company pioneering a new way to treat the underlying cause of genetic diseases by precisely upregulating protein expression, today announced a proposed underwritten public offering in which it intends to offer and sell, subject to market and other conditions, up to 2,500,000 shares of its common stock. In addition, Stoke intends to grant the underwriters a 30-day option to purchase up to an additional 375,000 shares of common stock. All of the shares of common stock are being offered by Stoke. The offering is subject to market and other conditions, and there can be no assurance as to whether or when the offering may be completed, or as to the actual size or terms of the offering.

    J.P. Morgan Securities LLC, Cowen and Company, LLC, and Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC are acting as joint book-running managers in the offering. Canaccord Genuity LLC and Cantor Fitzgerald & Co. are acting as passive bookrunners in the offering.

    Stoke intends to use the net proceeds from the proposed offering, together with its existing cash and cash equivalents, to fund research, clinical and process development and manufacturing of its product candidates, including late stage development of STK-001, clinical development of its next target for the treatment of Autosomal Dominant Optic Atrophy, developing additional product candidates, working capital, capital expenditures and other general corporate purposes.

    The shares are being offered by Stoke pursuant to a registration statement on Form S-3 previously filed and declared effective by the Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC"). A preliminary prospectus supplement and accompanying prospectus relating to this offering will be filed with the SEC. When available, copies of the preliminary prospectus supplement and the accompanying prospectus relating to this offering may be obtained from: J.P. Morgan Securities LLC, c/o Broadridge Financial Services, Attention: Prospectus Department, 1155 Long Island Avenue, Edgewood, New York 11717, or by telephone: (866) 803-9204, or by emailing ; from Cowen and Company, LLC c/o Broadridge Financial Solutions, Attention: Prospectus Department, 1155 Long Island Avenue, Edgewood, New York 11717, or by telephone: (833) 297-2926, or by emailing ; or from Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC, Attention: Prospectus Department, 6933 Louis Stephens Drive, Morrisville, NC 27560, by telephone at (800) 221-1037, or by email at . Electronic copies of the preliminary prospectus supplement and accompanying prospectus will also be available on the website of the SEC at http://www.sec.gov.

    This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy any securities of Stoke, nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any state or jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state or jurisdiction.

    About Stoke Therapeutics

    Stoke Therapeutics (NASDAQ:STOK) is a biotechnology company pioneering a new way to treat the underlying causes of severe genetic diseases by precisely upregulating protein expression to restore target proteins to near normal levels. Stoke aims to develop the first precision medicine platform to target the underlying cause of a broad spectrum of genetic diseases in which the patient has one healthy copy of a gene and one mutated copy that fails to produce a protein essential to health. These diseases, in which loss of approximately 50% of normal protein expression causes disease, are called autosomal dominant haploinsufficiencies. Stoke is headquartered in Bedford, Massachusetts with offices in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

    Forward-Looking Statements

    This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the "safe harbor" provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements can be identified by words such as: "anticipate," "intend," "plan," "goal," "seek," "believe," "project," "estimate," "expect," "strategy," "future," "likely," "may," "should," "will" and similar references to future periods. Examples of forward-looking statements include, among others, statements the Company makes regarding its intention to conduct an offering and sale of securities, the grant of the option to purchase additional shares, the ability to complete the offering and expected use of proceeds, Stoke's plan to develop its precision medicine platform, anticipated preclinical and clinical development activities, potential benefits of Stoke's product candidates and potential market opportunities for Stoke's product candidates. All statements other than statements of historical fact are statements that could be deemed forward-looking statements. Although Stoke believes that the expectations reflected in such forward-looking statements are reasonable, Stoke cannot guarantee future events, results, actions, levels of activity, performance or achievements, and the timing and results of biotechnology development and potential regulatory approval is inherently uncertain. Forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that may cause the Company's actual activities or results to differ significantly from those expressed in any forward-looking statement, including risks and uncertainties related to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the Company's business, clinical trial sites, supply chain and manufacturing facilities, market conditions, the satisfaction of customary closing conditions related to the proposed offering, as well as other risks and uncertainties described under the heading "Risk Factors" in documents Stoke files from time to time with the SEC. These forward-looking statements speak only as of the date hereof and Stoke specifically disclaims any obligation to update these forward-looking statements or reasons why actual results might differ, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by law.

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  5. - Company nominates OPA1 as the next preclinical target for its proprietary TANGO approach to treating the underlying cause of severe genetic diseases –

    - OPA1 protein deficiency is the leading cause of autosomal dominant optic atrophy (ADOA), the most common inherited optic nerve disorder –

    - Enrollment and dosing in Phase 1/2a MONARCH study of STK-001 in children and adolescents with Dravet syndrome is ongoing; Preliminary data still anticipated in 2021 –

    As of September 30, 2020, Company has $191.7 million in cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash, anticipated to fund operations into 2023 –

    Stoke Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ:STOK), a biotechnology company pioneering a new way to treat the underlying cause of genetic diseases by…

    - Company nominates OPA1 as the next preclinical target for its proprietary TANGO approach to treating the underlying cause of severe genetic diseases –

    - OPA1 protein deficiency is the leading cause of autosomal dominant optic atrophy (ADOA), the most common inherited optic nerve disorder –

    - Enrollment and dosing in Phase 1/2a MONARCH study of STK-001 in children and adolescents with Dravet syndrome is ongoing; Preliminary data still anticipated in 2021 –

    As of September 30, 2020, Company has $191.7 million in cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash, anticipated to fund operations into 2023 –

    Stoke Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ:STOK), a biotechnology company pioneering a new way to treat the underlying cause of genetic diseases by precisely upregulating protein expression, today reported financial results for the third quarter of 2020 and provided business updates.

    "We have made important progress in recent months that includes the continued enrollment and dosing of children and adolescents in our MONARCH study, reaching agreement with the FDA to evaluate an additional higher dose of STK-001 in this study and submitting a plan to the Agency that also would allow us to evaluate multiple ascending doses. We remain on track for preliminary data from this Phase 1/2a study in 2021," said Edward M. Kaye, M.D., Chief Executive Officer of Stoke Therapeutics. "In addition, based on new preclinical data, we are announcing today the expansion of our pipeline with the nomination of OPA1 as our next preclinical target. Consistent with our strategy, we believe our approach has the potential to be a first-in-class, disease modifying treatment for autosomal dominant optic atrophy, the most common inherited optic nerve disorder. There are currently no treatments available for this disease, which causes progressive and irreversible vision loss in both eyes starting in the first decade of life."

    The nomination of OPA1 as the Company's next preclinical target is supported by preclinical data that demonstrated in vitro and in vivo target engagement and protein upregulation in OPA1 protein-deficient cells. In these studies, TANGO antisense oligonucleotides (ASOs) demonstrated:

    • Dose-dependent decreases in non-productive OPA1 mRNA and increases in OPA1 protein expression in vitro and in vivo.
    • An increase in OPA1 protein expression to approximately 75% of wild-type levels in an OPA1 haploinsufficient (OPA1 +/-) cell line.
    • In vivo increases in OPA1 protein levels in the retina of wild-type rabbits that correlated with increases in the level of the test ASO.
    • The test ASO was well tolerated for up to 29 days (maximum days evaluated) after intravitreal injection.

    Recently completed preclinical studies have now demonstrated the ability of TANGO ASOs targeting the OPA1 gene to upregulate adenosine triphosphate production (ATP) levels in the mitochondria. These new data showed that in haploinsufficient cells where half the amount of OPA1 is present and mitochondrial function is impaired, our ASOs demonstrated an ability to increase OPA1 protein levels and also partially restore mitochondrial function as measured by an increase in ATP production. OPA1 expression is essential to retinal ganglion cell survival and visual signal transmission. Retinal ganglion cells have high energy needs making them particularly susceptible to losses in ATP production due to OPA1 haploinsufficiency.

    "The ATP finding is significant because in patients with autosomal dominant optic atrophy (ADOA), the retinal ganglion cells are not producing enough ATP and have defective mitochondrial function, which leads to cell death and progressive vision loss. These new data suggest that our ASO approach can restore mitochondrial function to potentially address the underlying cause of autosomal dominant optic atrophy," said Gene Liau Ph.D., Executive Vice President, Head of Research and Preclinical Development of Stoke Therapeutics. "Our goal is to advance an ASO that would delay, or potentially even prevent, vision loss for people living with ADOA. We aim to complete our lead optimization studies by the end of 2021 so that we can advance the most promising potential new medicine into human studies."

    OPA1 protein deficiency is the primary cause of ADOA, the most common inherited optic nerve disorder. ADOA typically presents in the first decade of life and affects approximately one in 30,000 people globally with a higher incidence in Denmark of one in 10,000 due to a founder effect. An estimated 65% to 90% of cases are caused by loss of function mutations in one allele (haploinsufficiency) in the OPA1 gene. There are over 400 different mutations reported to date in ADOA patients. Similar to Stoke's Dravet syndrome program, Stoke's approach for ADOA leverages upregulation of the wild-type allele and can potentially be used to treat ADOA due to loss of OPA1 activity in a mutation-independent manner.

    Third Quarter 2020 Business Highlights and Recent Developments

    • On October 7, the Company announced plans to move forward with dosing of STK-001 in its ongoing Phase 1/2a MONARCH study for Dravet syndrome. The FDA will allow the Company to add an additional higher dose level to the single ascending dose portion of the study, which will now include a total of three dose levels (10 mg, 20 mg and 30 mg). In addition, the Company has submitted an amendment to the MONARCH protocol to add a multiple ascending dose portion to the study, pending FDA review.
    • On August 26, the journal Science Translation Medicine published preclinical data from studies of STK-001 that demonstrated significant improvements in survival and reductions in seizure frequency in a mouse model of Dravet syndrome.
    • On August 17, the Company appointed Gary E. Menzel, Ph.D., to both its Board of Directors and Compensation Committee. Dr. Menzel brings more than 25 years of executive management experience in the global healthcare sector and currently serves as President and Chief Executive Officer of TCR2 Therapeutics Inc.
    • On July 9, the journal Nature Communications published data that support the Company's proprietary TANGO approach to addressing severe genetic diseases by precisely upregulating protein expression.
    • The BUTTERFLY observational study is ongoing. Despite experiencing a slowing in new patient enrollment earlier this year due to the impact of COVID-19, new patient enrollment continues, and we believe we have achieved sufficient participation in the study to provide informative data about the natural progression of Dravet syndrome.

    Upcoming Anticipated Milestones

    • Preliminary safety and pharmacokinetic data from the MONARCH study are still expected in 2021.
    • Several abstracts related to Stoke's work in Dravet syndrome have been accepted for presentation at the American Epilepsy Society (AES) Annual Meeting, December 4-8, 2020.
    • The Company expects to complete lead optimization for TANGO ASOs directed at OPA1 in 2021.

    Third Quarter and Year-to-Date Results

    • Net loss for the three months ended September 30, 2020 was $13.7 million, or $0.41 per share compared to $8.6 million or $0.26 per share for the same period in 2019.
    • Research and development expenses for the three months ended September 30, 2020 were $8.1 million, compared to $6.5 million for the same period in 2019.
    • General and administrative expenses for the three months ended September 30, 2020 were $5.6 million, compared to $3.3 million for the same period in 2019.
    • Net loss for the first nine months of 2020 was $37.7 million or $1.14 per share, compared to net loss of $22.2 million or $1.71 per share for the same period in 2019.
    • Research and development expenses for the nine months ended September 30, 2020 were $23.3 million, compared to $16.7 million for the same period in 2019.
    • General and administrative expenses for the nine months ended September 30, 2020 were $15.2 million, compared to $7.9 million for the same period in 2019.
    • The increase in expenses for the three and nine month periods in 2020 over the same periods in 2019 primarily relate to increases in costs associated with personnel, third party contracts, consulting, facilities and others associated with development activities for STK-001, research on additional therapeutics and growing a public corporation.
    • As of September 30, 2020, Stoke had approximately $191.7 million in cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash, which is anticipated to fund operations into 2023.

    About TANGO

    TANGO (Targeted Augmentation of Nuclear Gene Output) is Stoke's proprietary research platform. Stoke's initial application for this technology are diseases in which one copy of a gene functions normally and the other is mutated, also called haploinsufficiencies. In these cases, the mutated gene does not produce its share of protein, so the body does not function normally. Using the TANGO approach and a deep understanding of RNA science, Stoke researchers design antisense oligonucleotides (ASOs) that bind to pre-mRNA and help the target genes produce more protein. TANGO aims to restore missing proteins by increasing – or stoking – protein output from healthy genes, thus compensating for the non-functioning copy of the gene.

    About STK-001

    STK-001 is an investigational new medicine for the treatment of Dravet syndrome currently being evaluated in a Phase 1/2a clinical trial. Stoke believes that STK-001, a proprietary antisense oligonucleotide (ASO), has the potential to be the first disease-modifying therapy to address the genetic cause of Dravet syndrome. STK-001 is designed to upregulate NaV1.1 protein expression by leveraging the non-mutant (wild-type) copy of the SCN1A gene to restore physiological NaV1.1 levels, thereby reducing both occurrence of seizures and significant non-seizure comorbidities. Stoke has generated preclinical data demonstrating proof-of-mechanism and proof-of-concept for STK-001. STK-001 has been granted orphan drug designation by the FDA as a potential new treatment for Dravet syndrome.

    About Phase 1/2a Clinical Study (MONARCH)

    The MONARCH study is a Phase 1/2a open-label study of children and adolescents ages 2 to 18 who have an established diagnosis of Dravet syndrome and have evidence of a pathogenic genetic mutation in the SCN1A gene. The primary objectives for the study will be to assess the safety and tolerability of STK-001, as well as to characterize human pharmacokinetics. A secondary objective will be to assess the efficacy as an adjunctive antiepileptic treatment with respect to the percentage change from baseline in convulsive seizure frequency over a 12-week treatment period. Stoke also intends to measure non-seizure aspects of the disease, such as quality of life, as secondary endpoints. Enrollment and dosing are ongoing in MONARCH and Stoke plans to enroll approximately 48 patients in the study across 20 sites in the United States. Additional information about the MONARCH study can be found at https://www.monarchstudy.com/.

    About Dravet Syndrome

    Dravet syndrome is a severe and progressive genetic epilepsy characterized by frequent, prolonged and refractory seizures, beginning within the first year of life. Dravet syndrome is difficult to treat and has a poor long-term prognosis. Complications of the disease often contribute to a poor quality of life for patients and their caregivers. The effects of the disease go beyond seizures and often include severe intellectual disabilities, severe developmental disabilities, motor impairment, speech impairment, autism, behavioral difficulties and sleep abnormalities. Compared with the general epilepsy population, people living with Dravet syndrome have a higher risk of sudden unexpected death in epilepsy, or SUDEP. Dravet syndrome affects approximately 35,000 people in the United States, Canada, Japan, Germany, France and the United Kingdom, and it is not concentrated in a particular geographic area or ethnic group.

    About Autosomal Dominant Optic Atrophy (ADOA)

    Autosomal dominant optic atrophy (ADOA) is the most common inherited optic nerve disorder. It is a rare disease that causes progressive and irreversible vision loss in both eyes starting in the first decade of life. Symptoms typically begin between the ages of 4 and 6 years old, affecting males and females equally. The severity of the condition by adolescence reflects the overall level of visual function to be expected throughout most of the individual's adult life. Roughly half of people with ADOA fail driving standards and up to 46% are registered as legally blind. ADOA is considered a haploinsufficiency, as most people living with ADOA have genetic mutations in the OPA1 gene that result in only half the necessary OPA1 protein being produced. More than 400 OPA1 mutations have been reported in people diagnosed with ADOA. Currently there is no approved treatment for people living with ADOA.

    About Stoke Therapeutics

    Stoke Therapeutics (NASDAQ:STOK) is a biotechnology company pioneering a new way to treat the underlying causes of severe genetic diseases by precisely upregulating protein expression to restore target proteins to near normal levels. Stoke aims to develop the first precision medicine platform to target the underlying cause of a broad spectrum of genetic diseases in which the patient has one healthy copy of a gene and one mutated copy that fails to produce a protein essential to health. These diseases, in which loss of approximately 50% of normal protein expression causes disease, are called autosomal dominant haploinsufficiencies. Stoke is headquartered in Bedford, Massachusetts with offices in Cambridge, Massachusetts. For more information, visit https://www.stoketherapeutics.com/ or follow the company on Twitter at @StokeTx.

    Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

    This press release contains "forward-looking" statements within the meaning of the "safe harbor" provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, including, but not limited to: preclinical data and study results regarding OPA1, future operating results, financial position and liquidity, the direct and indirect impact of COVID-19 on our business, financial condition and operations, including on our expenses, supply chain, strategic partners, research and development costs, clinical trials and employees; our expectation about timing and execution of anticipated milestones, responses to regulatory authorities, expected nomination of future product candidates and timing thereof, our ability to complete lead optimization of ASOs for ADOA, the timing and results of ADOA preclinical studies, our ability to develop ASOs treat the underlying causes of ADOA, our ability to advance OPA1 as our next preclinical target, and our ability to use study data to advance the development of STK-001; the ability of STK-001 to treat the underlying causes of Dravet syndrome; and the ability of TANGO to design medicines to increase protein production and the expected benefits thereof. These forward-looking statements may be accompanied by such words as "aim," "anticipate," "believe," "could," "estimate," "expect," "forecast," "goal," "intend," "may," "might," "plan," "potential," "possible," "will," "would," and other words and terms of similar meaning. These forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties, as well as assumptions, which, if they do not fully materialize or prove incorrect, could cause our results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. These statements involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those reflected in such statements, including: our ability to develop, obtain regulatory approval for and commercialize STK-001, OPA1 and future product candidates; the timing and results of preclinical studies and clinical trials; the risk that positive results in a clinical trial may not be replicated in subsequent trials or success in early stage clinical trials may not be predictive of results in later stage clinical trials; risks associated with clinical trials, including our ability to adequately manage clinical activities, unexpected concerns that may arise from additional data or analysis obtained during clinical trials, regulatory authorities may require additional information or further studies, or may fail to approve or may delay approval of our drug candidates; the occurrence of adverse safety events; failure to protect and enforce our intellectual property, and other proprietary rights; failure to successfully execute or realize the anticipated benefits of our strategic and growth initiatives; risks relating to technology failures or breaches; our dependence on collaborators and other third parties for the development, regulatory approval, and commercialization of products and other aspects of our business, which are outside of our full control; risks associated with current and potential delays, work stoppages, or supply chain disruptions caused by the coronavirus pandemic; risks associated with current and potential future healthcare reforms; risks relating to attracting and retaining key personnel; failure to comply with legal and regulatory requirements; risks relating to access to capital and credit markets; environmental risks; risks relating to the use of social media for our business; and the other risks and uncertainties that are described in the Risk Factors section of our most recent annual or quarterly report and in other reports we have filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. These statements are based on our current beliefs and expectations and speak only as of the date of this press release. We do not undertake any obligation to publicly update any forward-looking statements.

    Financial Tables Follow

    Stoke Therapeutics, Inc.

    Condensed consolidated balance sheets

    (in thousands, except share and per share amounts)

    (unaudited)

     

     

    September 30,

     

     

    December 31,

     

     

     

    2020

     

     

    2019

     

    Assets

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Current assets:

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Cash and cash equivalents

     

    $

    191,461

     

     

    $

    222,471

     

    Prepaid expenses and other current assets

     

     

    3,615

     

     

     

    3,281

     

    Deferred financing costs

     

     

    378

     

     

     

     

    Interest receivable

     

     

    2

     

     

    281

     

    Total current assets

     

    $

    195,456

     

     

    $

    226,033

     

    Restricted cash

     

     

    205

     

     

    205

     

    Operating lease right-of-use assets

     

     

    1,381

     

     

     

     

    Property and equipment, net

     

     

    2,893

     

     

     

    2,512

     

    Total assets

     

    $

    199,935

     

     

    $

    228,750

     

    Liabilities and stockholders' equity

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Current liabilities:

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Accounts payable

     

    $

    1,095

     

     

    $

    751

     

    Accrued and other current liabilities

     

     

    5,640

     

     

     

    3,350

     

    Total current liabilities

     

    $

    6,735

     

     

    $

    4,101

     

    Long term liabilities

     

     

    665

     

     

     

    221

     

    Total liabilities

     

    $

    7,400

     

     

    $

    4,322

     

    Commitments and contingencies

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Stockholders' equity

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Common stock, par value of $0.0001 per share; 300,000,000 shares

    authorized, 33,361,188 and 32,861,842 shares issued and outstanding as

    of September 30, 2020 and December 31, 2019, respectively

     

     

    3

     

     

     

    3

     

    Additional paid-in capital

     

     

    288,249

     

     

     

    282,460

     

    Accumulated deficit

     

     

    (95,717

    )

     

     

    (58,035

    )

    Total stockholders' equity

     

    $

    192,535

     

     

    $

    224,428

     

    Total liabilities and stockholders' equity

     

    $

    199,935

     

     

    $

    228,750

     

    Stoke Therapeutics, Inc.

    Condensed consolidated statements of operations and comprehensive loss

    (in thousands, except share and per share amounts)

    (unaudited)

     

     

    Three Months Ended

    September 30,

     

     

    Nine Months Ended

    September 30,

     

     

     

    2020

     

     

    2019

     

     

    2020

     

     

    2019

     

    Revenue

     

    $

     

     

    $

     

     

    $

     

     

    $

     

    Operating expenses:

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Research and development

     

     

    8,109

     

     

     

    6,518

     

     

     

    23,293

     

     

     

    16,675

     

    General and administrative

     

     

    5,602

     

     

     

    3,324

     

     

     

    15,165

     

     

     

    7,935

     

    Total operating expenses

     

     

    13,711

     

     

     

    9,842

     

     

     

    38,458

     

     

     

    24,610

     

    Loss from operations

     

     

    (13,711

    )

     

     

    (9,842

    )

     

     

    (38,458

    )

     

     

    (24,610

    )

    Other income:

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Interest income

     

     

    11

     

     

     

    1,236

     

     

     

    734

     

     

     

    2,447

     

    Other income (expense), net

     

     

    16

     

     

     

    2

     

     

     

    42

     

     

     

    (2

    )

    Total other income

     

     

    27

     

     

     

    1,238

     

     

     

    776

     

     

     

    2,445

     

    Net loss and comprehensive loss

     

    $

    (13,684

    )

     

    $

    (8,604

    )

     

    $

    (37,682

    )

     

    $

    (22,165

    )

    Net loss per share attributable to common stockholders, basic

    and diluted

     

    $

    (0.41

    )

     

    $

    (0.26

    )

     

    $

    (1.14

    )

     

    $

    (1.71

    )

    Weighted-average common shares outstanding, basic and diluted

     

     

    33,273,597

     

     

     

    32,707,647

     

     

     

    32,954,727

     

     

     

    12,991,672

     

     

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