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Foghorn Therapeutics Inc.
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Item 2.02 Results of Operations and Financial Condition.
On August 9, 2022, Foghorn Therapeutics Inc. (the “Company”) issued a press release announcing certain of the Company’s financial results for the quarter ended June 30, 2022. A copy of the press release is furnished as Exhibit 99.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K.
The information in this Item 2.02 (including Exhibit 99.1 attached hereto) is being furnished and shall not be deemed “filed” for 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 by the Company under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”), or the Exchange Act, except as expressly set forth by specific reference in such filing.
Item 7.01 Regulation FD Disclosure.
The Company is furnishing as Exhibit 99.2 to this Current Report on Form 8-K a presentation, dated August 2022, which the Company intends to use in meetings with or presentations to investors.
The information in this Item 7.01 (including Exhibit 99.2 attached hereto) is being furnished and shall not be deemed “filed” for purposes of Section 18 of the Exchange Act, or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that section, nor shall it be deemed incorporated by reference into any filing by the Company under the Securities Act or the Exchange Act, except as expressly set forth by specific reference in such filing.
Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
Date: August 9, 2022
FOGHORN THERAPEUTICS INC.
|By:|| ||/s/ Allan Reine|
| ||Allan Reine, M.D.|
| ||Chief Financial Officer|
Foghorn Therapeutics Provides Second Quarter 2022 Financial and Corporate Update
–FHD-286 dose escalation Phase 1 study in metastatic uveal melanoma continues to progress per protocol; working to resolve partial clinical hold in AML and MDS
–On track to report initial Phase 1 clinical data for FHD-609 in synovial sarcoma in 2023
–Research milestone achieved under Merck collaboration in July, triggering $5 million milestone payment to Foghorn in the third quarter 2022
–Cash, cash equivalents and marketable securities of $394.7 million, as of June 30, 2022, provides significant cash runway
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. -- (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- August 9, 2022 -- Foghorn® Therapeutics Inc. (Nasdaq: FHTX), a clinical stage biotechnology company pioneering a new class of medicines that modulate gene expression through selectively targeting the chromatin regulatory system, today provided a financial and corporate update in conjunction with the Company’s 10-Q filing for the quarter ended June 30, 2022. With an initial focus in oncology, Foghorn’s Gene Traffic Control® Platform and resulting broad pipeline has the potential to transform the lives of people suffering from a wide spectrum of diseases.
“During the second quarter, supported by a strong balance sheet, Foghorn continued to advance its broad and deep pipeline of more than a dozen highly differentiated programs while making important progress towards our goal of becoming a fully integrated biotech company,” said Foghorn CEO Adrian Gottschalk. “We continue to enroll patients in the Phase 1 dose escalation study of FHD-286 in uveal melanoma and FHD-609 in synovial sarcoma, and we have been working diligently to resolve the partial clinical hold of FHD-286 in AML and MDS. In addition, we are pleased with the continued progress with our Merck collaboration, and in particular, the achievement of the first research milestone.”
Key Recent Updates
•FHD-286 AML/MDS Update. In May, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) placed the Phase 1 dose escalation study of FHD-286 in relapsed and/or refractory acute myelogenous leukemia (AML) and myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) on a partial clinical hold. The partial clinical hold was initiated by the FDA following the report of a recent death that occurred in a subject with potential differentiation syndrome. Differentiation syndrome is associated with AML/MDS therapeutics that induce differentiation, an effect that is believed to be on-target for the proposed mechanism of action for FHD-286. The Company continues to work to resolve the partial clinical hold with the FDA.
•FHD-286 mUM Update. The dose escalation Phase 1 study in metastatic uveal melanoma (mUM) continues to enroll patients per protocol. The partial clinical hold does not apply to this study of FHD-286.
•FHD-609 Update. Patient enrollment is continuing in the Phase 1 dose escalation clinical study of FHD-609, a potent and selective heterobifunctional protein degrader of BRD9,
initially being developed for the treatment of synovial sarcoma with initial data expected in 2023.
•Merck Collaboration Update. In July 2022, a research milestone was achieved under the Merck collaboration triggering a $5 million milestone payment to Foghorn which will be reflected in the quarter ended September 30, 2022 financials.
•BRM-selective Progress. Foghorn is advancing its BRM-selective programs in collaboration with Loxo@Lilly, with the BRM-selective inhibitor program in lead optimization and the protein degrader program in hit-to-lead stage. Foghorn is leading discovery and early research activities, and Lilly is leading development and commercialization activities with participation from Foghorn. U.S. economics will be shared equally, and Foghorn is eligible to receive royalties on ex-U.S. sales in the low double-digit to twenties range based on revenue levels.
•Pipeline Advancement. Foghorn continued to advance its broad therapeutic pipeline of which the majority are wholly owned, including protein degraders, enzymatic inhibitors and transcription factor disruptors targeting cancers impacted by breakdowns in the chromatin regulatory system. We continue to invest in our protein degradation capabilities with approximately half of our pipeline programs utilizing this modality. This investment includes our protein degrader asset, ARID1B, for which we have identified several different biophysically validated chemical scaffolds.
Second Quarter 2022 Financial Highlights
•Strong Balance Sheet and Cash Runway. As of June 30, 2022, the Company had $394.7 million in cash, cash equivalents and marketable securities.
•Collaboration Revenues. Collaboration revenues were $4.5 million for the second quarter of 2022 compared to $0.3 million the second quarter of 2021. The increase was driven by revenue recognized under the Lilly Collaboration Agreement which was entered into in December 2021.
•Research and Development Expenses. Research and development expenses were $26.0 million for the second quarter of 2022 compared to $18.6 million for the second quarter of 2021. This increase was primarily due to costs associated with the Phase 1 studies for both FHD-286 and FHD-609, which were initiated in 2021, and continued investment in R&D personnel, the platform and other early-stage research.
•General and Administrative Expenses. General and administrative expenses were $7.7 million for the second quarter of 2022, compared to $4.9 million for the second quarter of 2021. This increase was primarily due to an increase in headcount to support the growing business.
•Net Loss. Net loss was $27.3 million for the second quarter of 2022 compared to a net loss of $23.1 million for the second quarter of 2021.
FHD-286 is a highly potent, selective, allosteric and orally available, small-molecule, enzymatic inhibitor of BRG1 and BRM, two highly similar proteins that are the ATPases, or the catalytic engines across all forms of the BAF complex, one of the key regulators of the chromatin regulatory system. In preclinical studies, FHD-286 has shown anti-tumor activity across a broad range of malignancies including both hematologic and solid tumors. To learn more about these studies please visit ClinicalTrials.gov. (Link here for metastatic uveal melanoma and here for AML and MDS).
Adult acute myeloid leukemia (AML) is a cancer of the blood and bone marrow and the most common type of acute leukemia in adults. AML is a diverse disease associated with multiple genetic mutations. It is diagnosed in about 20,000 people every year in the United States.
About Uveal Melanoma
Uveal (intraocular) melanoma (UM) is a rare eye cancer that forms from cells that make melanin in the iris, ciliary body and choroid. It is the most common eye cancer in adults. It is diagnosed in about 2,000 adults every year in the United States and occurs most often in lightly pigmented individuals with a median age of 55 years. However, it can occur in all races and at any age. UM metastasizes in approximately 50% of cases, leading to very poor prognosis.
FHD-609 is a potent, selective, intravenously administered protein degrader of BRD9, a component of the ncBAF complex. Preclinical studies have demonstrated tumor growth inhibition in synovial sarcoma, a cancer genetically dependent on BRD9. To learn more about the first-in-human clinical trial of FHD-609 in synovial sarcoma, please visit ClinicalTrials.gov.
About Synovial Sarcoma
Synovial sarcoma is a rare, often aggressive soft tissue sarcoma that originates from different types of soft tissue, including muscle or ligaments. Synovial sarcoma can occur at any age but is most common among adolescents and young adults. It represents around 5-10% of all soft tissue sarcomas, with ~800 new cases each year in the United States. Surgery remains the most effective treatment for synovial sarcoma, and there are limited therapeutic treatment options.
About Foghorn Therapeutics
Foghorn® Therapeutics Inc. is discovering and developing a novel class of medicines targeting genetically determined dependencies within the chromatin regulatory system. Through its proprietary scalable Gene Traffic Control® platform, Foghorn is systematically studying, identifying and validating potential drug targets within the chromatin regulatory system. The Company is developing multiple product candidates in oncology. Visit our website at www.foghorntx.com for more information on the company, and follow us on Twitter and LinkedIn.
This press release contains “forward-looking statements” regarding the Company’s clinical programs for FHD-286 and FHD-609, including its efforts to resolve the partial clinical hold relating to FHD-286 in AML and MDS, the anticipated timing of receipt of initial clinical data, its collaboration with Lilly and its research pipeline, including its degrader efforts. Forward-looking statements include statements regarding the Company’s clinical trials, product candidates and research efforts and other statements identified by words such as “could,” “may,” “might,” “will,” “likely,” “anticipates,” “intends,” “plans,” “seeks,” “believes,” “estimates,” “expects,” “continues,” “projects” and similar references to future periods. Forward-looking statements are based on our current expectations and assumptions regarding capital market conditions, our business, the economy and other future conditions. Because forward-looking statements relate to the future, by their nature, they are subject to inherent uncertainties, risks and changes in circumstances that are difficult to predict. As a result, actual results may differ materially from those contemplated by the forward-looking statements. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements include regional, national or global political, economic, business, competitive, market and regulatory conditions, including risks relating to our clinical trials and other factors set forth under the heading “Risk Factors” in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2021 and subsequent Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q, as filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Any forward-looking statement made in this press release speaks only as of the date on which it is made.
Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets
|Cash, cash equivalents and marketable securities||$||394,729 ||$||154,289 |
|Collaboration receivable||— ||300,000 |
|All other assets||62,171 ||65,485 |
|Total assets||$||456,900 ||$||519,774 |
|Deferred revenue, total||$||342,637 ||$||351,047 |
|All other liabilities||66,631 ||71,856 |
|Total liabilities||409,268 ||422,903 |
|Total stockholders’ equity||47,632 ||96,871 |
|Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity||$||456,900 ||$||519,774 |
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations
(In thousands, except share and per share amounts)
|Three Months Ended June 30,|
|Collaboration revenue||$||4,490 ||$||279 |
|Research and development||25,974 ||18,642 |
|General and administrative||7,704 ||4,898 |
|Total operating expenses||33,678 ||23,540 |
|Loss from operations||(29,188)||(23,261)|
|Total other income, net||1,875 ||150 |
|Net loss per share attributable to common stockholders—basic and diluted||$||(0.66)||$||(0.63)|
|Weighted average common shares outstanding—basic and diluted||41,515,305 ||36,847,435 |
Ben Strain, Foghorn Therapeutics Inc. (Media and Investors)
Karin Hellsvik, Foghorn Therapeutics Inc. (Media)
Michael Lampe, ScientPR (Media)
Hans Vitzthum, LifeSci Advisors (Investors)
CORPORATE OVERVIEW August 2022 Leveraging unique insights into the chromatin regulatory system to pioneer a new class of precision therapies in oncology and beyond Exhibit 99.2
This presentation contains forward-looking statements. All statements other than statements of historical facts contained in this presentation are forward-looking statements. In some cases, you can identify forward-looking statements by terms such as “could,” “may,” “might,” “will,” “likely,” “anticipates,” “intends,” “plans,” “seeks,” “believes,” “estimates,” “expects,” “continues,” “projects” or the negative of these terms or other similar expressions, although not all forward-looking statements contain these words. Forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, statements concerning: the potential outcomes from the Collaboration Agreement with Lilly; the initiation, timing, progress and results of our research and development programs and preclinical and clinical trials, including the potential resolution of the partial clinical hold and anticipated timing of release of initial clinical data; our ability to advance product candidates that we may develop and successfully complete preclinical and clinical studies; our ability to leverage our initial programs to develop additional product candidates using our Gene Traffic Control Platform; the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on our and our collaborators’ business operations, including our research and development programs and preclinical studies; developments related to our competitors and our industry; our ability to expand the target populations of our programs and the availability of patients for clinical testing; our ability to obtain regulatory approval for FHD-286, FHD-609 and any future product candidates from the FDA and other regulatory authorities; our ability to identify and enter into future license agreements and collaborations; our ability to continue to rely on our CDMOs and CROs for our manufacturing and research needs; regulatory developments in the United States and foreign countries; our ability to attract and retain key scientific and management personnel; the scope of protection we are able to establish, maintain and enforce for intellectual property rights covering FHD-286 and FHD-609, our future products and our Gene Traffic Control Platform; and our use of proceeds from capital-raising transactions, estimates of our expenses, capital requirements and needs for additional financing. Any forward-looking statements represent the Company’s views only as of today and should not be relied upon as representing its views as of any subsequent date. The Company explicitly disclaims any obligation to update any forward-looking statements. The Company’s business is subject to substantial risks and uncertainties. Forward-Looking StatementsFORWARD LOOKING STATEMENTS 2
| LARGE MARKET POTENTIAL WELL- FUNDED SIGNIFICANT GLOBAL PARTNERSHIPS EXPERIENCED LEADERSHIP TEAM UPCOMING MILESTONES Chromatin biology implicated in up to 50% of cancer, potentially impacting ~2.5 million patients Potential applications in virology, autoimmune diseases and neurology $394.7 million in cash and equivalents (as of 6/30/2022) Strategic collaboration with Loxo Oncology at Lilly; $380 million upfront; 50/50 U.S. economic split on two lead programs Merck collaboration to drug single specified transcription factor target; $15 million upfront and up to $410 million in milestones Expertise across drug discovery, clinical development and commercialization FHD-286: Initial clinical data (TBD) - mUM study enrolling; AML/MDS study on partial clinical hold FHD-609: Initial clinical data expected in 2023 FIRST-IN-CLASS PRECISION MEDICINES TARGETING CANCER AND OTHER DISEASES 3
| UNIQUE INSIGHTS INTO CHROMATIN BIOLOGY Transcription Factor Mutations / Overexpression Chromatin Remodeling Complex Mutations / Overexpression Mutations That Impinge on the Chromatin Regulatory System Enzymatic Inhibitors: Highly selective and allosteric small molecule inhibitors Transcription Factor Disruptors: Disrupt interactions between chromatin remodeling complexes and transcription factors Potential druggable sites ATP ADP TAILORED DRUGGING APPROACHES Chromatin – compacted form of DNA inside the nucleus of the cell CHROMATIN REGULATORY SYSTEM CRITICAL FOR GENE EXPRESSION NOVEL TARGETS GUIDED BY GENETIC DEPENDENCIES Targeted Protein Degradation: Bi-functional protein degraders for targets with no enzymatic activity Untapped Area for Novel Targets and Therapeutics 4 Chromatin Chromatin Remodeling Complex Transcription Factor
| FOGHORN’S GENE TRAFFIC CONTROL® PLATFORM Integrated, Scalable, Efficient – Repeatable Paradigm TARGET IDENTIFICATION & VALIDATION Determine dependencies (e.g., synthetic lethal) PRODUCTION OF CHROMATIN REGULATORY SYSTEM COMPONENTS & PROPRIETARY ASSAYS DISCOVERY AND OPTIMIZATION OF CHEMICAL MATTER TRANSLATION TO CLINIC AND IDENTIFICATION OF BIOMARKERS Enzymatic Inhibitors Targeted Protein Degraders Transcription Factor Disruptors Unique capabilities to purify and synthesize chromatin remodeling complexes and transcription factors at scale Over 15 programs evaluating protein degraders, enzymatic inhibitors and transcription factor disruptors for diverse cancers impacted by breakdowns in the chromatin regulatory system 5
| BROAD PIPELINE ACROSS A RANGE OF TARGETS AND MODALITIES Modality Program Discovery Phase 1 Phase 2 Phase 3 Commercial Rights Enzyme Inhibitors Transcription Factor Disruptors Partnered Program (Undisclosed) AML & MDS Uveal Melanoma BRG1 Mutated Cancers Undisclosed Undisclosed FHD-286 (BRG1/BRM) FHD-286 (BRG1/BRM) Selective BRM Undisclosed Undisclosed Three Discovery Programs (Undisclosed) UndisclosedUndisclosed Undisclosed Undisclosed Precision Oncology / Breadth and Depth / Over 15 Programs Protein Degraders FHD-609 (BRD9) Selective BRM Selective ARID1B Synovial Sarcoma BRG1 Mutated Cancers ARID1A Mutated Cancers 6
FHD-286 In Phase 1 Dose Escalation for AML / MDS & Uveal Melanoma FHD-286 is a Potent, Selective, Allosteric, Small Molecule Inhibitor of the BRG1 and BRM subunits of the BAF complex FHD-286 is a Potent, Selective, Allosteric, Small Molecule Inhibitor of the BRG1 and BRM subunits of the BAF complex
| FHD-286 TARGETS ABNORMAL DEPENDENCIES ON BAF IN CANCER BRG1 AND BRM SUBUNITS BRMBRG1 BAF CHROMATIN REMODELING COMPLEX • BRM / BRG1 is the engine (ATPase) of the BAF chromatin remodeling complex • BRG1 & BRM are highly similar proteins Target / Approach • BRG1 / BRM ATPase • Small molecule, allosteric, oral enzymatic inhibitor Indications • Acute myelogenous leukemia (AML) and myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS) • Uveal melanoma • Indication expansion work ongoing in multiple solid tumors Mutation / Aberration • AML: Elevated BRG1-BAF / TF activity in AML blast cells • Uveal melanoma: GNAQ / GNA11 mutated UM is driven by dependency on BAF / TF activity Program Status / Milestones • Phase 1 studies enrolling in mUM; partial clinical hold for AML/MDS study • Initial clinical data (TBD) New Patients Impacted / Year* • AML: Over 20,000 relapsed and / or refractory patients • MDS: Over 7,000 high-risk MDS patients • Uveal melanoma: Over 5,000 patients * U.S., EU5, Japan 8
| POTENTIAL DEFINITIVE EFFICACY TRIALS & INDICATION EXPANSIONPHASE 1 DOSE ESCALATION STUDIES PHASE 1 EXPANSION STUDIES Initial Clinical Data: Timing Dependent on Resolution of AML/MDS Study Partial Clinical Hold • Relapsed / Refractory AML & MDS • Metastatic Uveal Melanoma 9 • Expansion cohorts in AML, UM and potentially other indications • Potential for entry into definitive efficacy trials in AML • Potential for entry into definitive efficacy trials in metastatic UM • Potential for indication expansion beyond AML and UM FHD-286 CLINICAL DEVELOPMENT PLAN Two Parallel Phase 1 Studies Phase 1 Study Designs • Single patient accelerated titration (n=1) • Convert to 3+3 once relevant PK / PD, safety or clinical activity observed • Retrospective biomarker analysis to further evaluate safety and efficacy • Assess safety, PK, biomarkers and efficacy
| AML: DEPENDENCY ON BRG1 / LINEAGE TF INTERACTIONS HSC AML blasts stuck in BAF / TF dependent proliferative phase Loss of blast phenotype/Apoptosis Differentiation Cancerous blast cells rely on BRG1 containing BAF / TF activity BAF - TF activity BAF - TF activity DISEASE STATE TREATMENT WITH FHD-286 10
| FHD-286 SHOWS EFFECT ACROSS A BROAD RANGE OF MUTATIONS IN AML PATIENT-DERIVED SAMPLES DNMT3A FLT3 IDH1 IDH2 KIT NF1 NPM1 NRAS RUNX1 TET2 TP53 IC 50 (n M ) 11 Mutation Type
| Notable Patient ID Deep Response Pathology Review Disease Status 1690AML1 Y AML Secondary 1695AML1 Y AML/MDS Secondary 1696AML1 Y AML Secondary 1701AML1 Y AML Secondary 1893AML1 Y AML R/R 1899AML1 Y AML R/R 1990pAML1 Y AML R/R 1991pAML1 Y AML de novo 2041AML1 Y N/A de novo 2043pAML1 Y AML R/R 2059AML1 Y AML R/R 1682AML1 ~ N/A N/A 1689AML1 ~ AML/MDS de novo 1684AML1 N CML R/R 1924AML1 N AML/MDS R/R Y = Deep reduction in blast cells ~ = Partial reduction N = No response • Response observed in a majority of primary AML samples, irrespective of prior treatment or disease stage • Additional data set from patient-derived samples demonstrate mutation-agnostic responses PRECLINICAL FHD-286 DATA SHOWS EFFICACY ACROSS AML PATIENT-DERIVED SAMPLES 1695AML1 – BM-secondary AML Aza + venetoclax 7+3 Pro-differentiation effect 12
| DOSE-DEPENDENT TUMOR GROWTH INHIBITION OBSERVED WITH FHD-286 TREATMENT IN AML CDX MODELS MV4-11 CDX Model (FLT3 ITD, MLL-AF4) OCI-AML2 CDX MODEL (MII-AF6, DNMT3A MUT.) 0 7 14 21 0 250 500 750 1000 1250 Days Post Treatment Tu m or V ol um e (m m 3 ) 0 7 14 21 0 800 1600 2400 3200 Days Post Treatment Tu m or V ol um e (m m 3 ) 0 7 14 21 80 90 100 110 120 Days Post Treatment Bo dy W ei gh t C ha ng e (% ) 0 7 14 21 80 90 100 110 120 Days Post Treatment B od y W ei gh t C ha ng e (% ) 13 Tumor Volume Tumor Volume Body Weight Body Weight
| TUMOR GROWTH INHIBITION WITH FHD-286 TREATMENT OBSERVED BY BIOLUMINESCENCE GENE TRAFFIC CONTROL PLATFORM PROTEIN DEGRADER CAPABILITIES Imaging in a Disseminated AML Model VEHICLE FHD-286 1.5 MG / KG QDX28 FHD-286 1.5 MG / KG, BID (5ON / 8OFF) X3 SORAFENIB 15 MG / KG, QDX14 FHD-286 SURVIVAL ADVANTAGE IN DISSEMINATED AML MODEL 14
| THERAPEUTIC RATIONALE FOR UVEAL MELANOMA Dependency on Two Lineage Transcription Factors MITF / SOX10 SOX10 MITF OVER 85% OF UVEAL MELANOMA CANCERS HAVE GNAQ OR GNA11 MUTATIONS VALIDATION OF DEPENDENCY AND APPROACHBIOLOGY CANCER CELL LINES CANCER CELL LINES 15 MITF CHIPseq SOX10 CHIPseq
| FHD-286 WAS ASSOCIATED WITH DOSE-DEPENDENT TUMOR REGRESSION IN UVEAL MELANOMA CDX MODELS AT TOLERATED DOSES MP-46 UVEAL MELANOMA CDX MODEL o Dose-dependent tumor growth inhibition o Well-tolerated 92-1 UVEAL MELANOMA CDX MODEL o Dose-dependent tumor growth inhibition o Tumor regression at 1.5 mg / kg, PO, QD o Well-tolerated 0 7 14 21 28 0 300 600 900 1200 Days Post Treatment Tu m or V ol um e (m m 3 ) 0 7 14 21 28 80 90 100 110 120 Days Post Treatment Bo dy W ei gh t C ha ng e (% ) 0 5 10 15 20 0 150 300 450 600 750 900 Days Post Treatment Tu m or V ol um e (m m 3 ) 0 5 10 15 20 80 90 100 110 120 Days Post Treatment Bo dy W ei gh t C ha ng e (% ) 16 Tumor Volume Tumor Volume Body Weight Body Weight
FHD-609 In Phase 1 Dose Escalation for Synovial Sarcoma FHD-609 is a Selective, Potent, Protein Degrader of the BRD9 component of the BAF complex FHD-286 is a Potent, Selective, Allosteric, Small Molecule Inhibitor of the BRG1 and BRM subunits of the BAF complex
| FHD-609 TARGETS AND DEGRADES THE BRD9 SUBUNIT OF BAF WHICH IS REQUIRED FOR SYNOVIAL SARCOMA CELLS TO SURVIVE Selective, Potent BRD9 Targeted Protein Degrader SS18-SSX1 / SSX2 / SSX4 MUTATED SUBUNIT B R D 9 D ep en de nc y Sc or e BRD9 SUBUNIT CANCER CELL LINES Project DRIVE shRNA data Target / Approach • BRD9 • Intravenous protein degrader Initial Indication • Synovial sarcoma Mutation / Aberration • SS18-SSX1 / SSX2 / SSX4 protein fusions Program Status / Milestones • Initial clinical data expected 2023 New Patients Impacted / Year* • Synovial sarcoma: Over 1,800 BRD9 IS REQUIRED FOR THE SURVIVAL OF SYNOVIAL SARCOMA CELLS * U.S., EU5, Japan 18
| POTENTIAL DEFINITIVE EFFICACY TRIALS & INDICATION EXPANSIONPHASE 1 DOSE ESCALATION STUDY PHASE 1 EXPANSION STUDIES FHD-609 CLINICAL DEVELOPMENT PLAN Initial Clinical Data: Expected in 2023 • Metastatic Synovial Sarcoma 19 • Metastatic synovial sarcoma expansion cohorts • SMARCB-1 deleted tumors and potentially other indications • Potential for entry into definitive efficacy trials in metastatic synovial sarcoma • Potential for indication expansion beyond metastatic synovial sarcoma Phase 1 Study Design • Single patient accelerated titration (n=1) • Convert to 3+3 once relevant PK / PD, safety or clinical activity observed • Assess safety, PK, clinical activity and biomarkers Biomarkers • SS18-SSX1, SS18-SSX2 or SS18-SSX4 translocation
| ROBUST IN VIVO ACTIVITY OBSERVED IN SYNOVIAL SARCOMA MODEL AND BRD9 DEGRADATION ASSOCIATED WITH FHD-609 TREATMENT SUSTAINED BRD9 DEGRADATION o Mutation: SS18-SSX2 o Inhibited tumor growth o Dose-dependent BRD9 degradation correlated with anti-tumor activity Weekly Dosing of FHD-609 Achieved Sustained BRD9 Degradation SY01 SYNOVIAL SARCOMA CDX MODEL Tumor Volume 20
| SUPERIOR TUMOR GROWTH INHIBITION WITH FHD-609 IN A SYNOVIAL SARCOMA MODEL AS COMPARED TO IFOSFAMIDE AND PAZOPANIB o Mutation: SS18-SSX1 o Superior tumor growth inhibition compared to ifosfamide and pazopanib o Complete suppression observed over 30 days at 2 mg / kg of FHD-609 ASKA CDX MODEL Tumor Volume Body Weight 0 7 14 21 28 80 90 100 110 120 Days Post Treatment % Bo d y W ei gh t C ha ng e 0 10 20 30 40 0 700 1400 2100 2800 Days Post Treatment Tu m or Vo lu m e ( m m 3 ) 21
SELECTIVE BRM MODULATORS FOR BRG1 MUTATED CANCERS Enzymatic Inhibitor and Protein Degrader Programs targeting BRG1 mutated cancers (e.g., NSCLC), 30+ cancers with BRG1 mutations FHD-286 is a Potent, Selective, Allosteric, Small Molecule Inhibitor of the BRG1 and BRM subunits of the BAF complex
| BRG1 MUTATIONS CREATE A GENETIC DEPENDENCY ON BRM BRG1 B R M D ep en de nc y Sc or e CANCER CELL LINES Selective BRM Modulators Overview BRM Target / Approach • BRM • Enzymatic inhibitor • Targeted protein degrader Indications • BRG1 mutated cancers (e.g., NSCLC), 30+ cancers with BRG1 mutations Mutation / Aberration • BRG1 Stage • Pre-clinical New Patients Impacted / Year* • > 100,000 Economics of Lilly Collaboration • 50/50 U.S. economics • Tiered ex-U.S. royalties starting in the low double-digit range and escalating into the twenties * U.S., EU5, Japan 23
| Cancer Of Unknown Primary Skin Cancer, Non-Melanoma Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer Bladder Cancer Endometrial Cancer Colorectal Cancer Melanoma Cervical Cancer Thymic Tumor Esophagogastric Cancer Peripheral Nervous System Small Cell Lung Cancer 0% 5% 10% 15% BRG1 MUTATED ACROSS RANGE OF TUMORS BRG1 MUTATED IN UP TO 10% OF NSCLC TUMORS, MINIMAL OVERLAP WITH OTHER MUTATIONS BRG1 MUTATED IN ~5% OF ALL TUMORS Broad Addressable Patient Population 24
| BRM SELECTIVE INHIBITOR IN VIVO EFFICACY Demonstrates PK / PD and In Vivo Efficacy in a BRG1 Mutant Lung CDX Model Body Weight Plasma Exposure BRG1 cellular IC50 BRM cellular IC50 A549-BRG1 MUTANT NSCLC MODEL Cisplatin 4 mg / kg (IP) FHT-BRMi 15 mg / kg (BID) FHT-BRMi 30 mg / kg (BID) Vehicle Control (BID) 25 Tumor Volume
| ENZYMATIC SELECTIVITY APPROACHING 200X ACHIEVED BRG1 vs BRM ATPase activity BRM IC50 (uM) B R G 1 IC 50 (u M ) 26
| DEGRADERS CAUSE TIME- AND DOSE-DEPENDENT BRM DEGRADATION, ANTIPROLIFERATIVE EFFECTS IN A549 BRG1 MUTANT NSCLC LUNG MODEL ADVANCING BRM SELECTIVE DEGRADERS Achieving Complete BRM Degradation 0.01 0.1 1 10 100 -50 0 50 100 150 FHX-NSXLX Conc (uM) % in hi bi tio n BRM / BRG1 HIBIT DATA A549 TEN-DAY PROLIFERATION ASSAY 27 FHT-BRMd BRM BRG1 % Inhibition of Cell Growth
SELECTIVE ARID1B PROTEIN DEGRADER FOR ARID1A MUTATED CANCERS Protein Degrader targeting ARID1A mutated cancers, the most mutated subunit in the BAF complex (e.g., ovarian, endometrial, colorectal, bladder and other cancers)
| ARID1A: MOST MUTATED SUBUNIT IN BAF COMPLEX – CREATES DEPENDENCY ON ARID1B Selective ARID1B Protein Degrader Overview * U.S., EU5, Japan ARID1A ARID1B AR ID 1B D ep en de nc y Sc or e CANCER CELL LINES Target / Approach • ARID1B • Targeted protein degrader Initial Indication • ARID1A mutated cancers Mutation / Aberration • ARID1A mutations (e.g., ovarian, endometrial, colorectal, bladder and other cancers) Stage • Pre-clinical New Patients Impacted / Year* • > 175,000 29
| ~5% of all tumors harbor ARID1A mutations ARID1A MUTATED CANCERS: SIGNIFICANT OPPORTUNITY ARID1A Mutated Across Range of Tumors Cancer Types C om pl ex s ub un its ACTL6A ACTL6B ARID1A ARID1B ARID2 BCL11A BCL11B BCL7A BCL7B BCL7C BRD7 BRD9 BAF45B BAF45D BAF45C PBRM1 BAF45A BRM BRG1 BAF47 BAF155 BAF170 BAF60A BAF60B BAF60C BAF57 SS18 SS18L1 BAF Complex Uterine Bladder Stomach Cholangiocarcinoma Liver Esophageal Ovarian Colorectal Melanoma 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% Hodges et al. 2017 30
| TARGETING ARID1A MUTATED CANCERS: ARID1B PROTEIN DEGRADER GENE TRAFFIC CONTROL PLATFORM PROTEIN DEGRADER CAPABILITIES • Platform produces BAF complexes and subcomplexes containing either ARID1A or ARID1B at scale • Enables proprietary screens against ARID1B • Utilize protein degrader toolbox to create ARID1B hetero-bifunctional degraders PROGRAM STATUS • Validated selective chemical binders of ARID1B • In process of expanding binders into novel selective protein degraders • Assessing outcomes of ARID1B degradation and impact on BAF complex formation ARID1B Highly purified ARID1B / BAF complex Advantaged by Gene Traffic Control Platform and Protein Degrader Capabilities 31
TRANSCRIPTION FACTORS A NOVEL APPROACH FHD-609 is a Selective, Potent, Protein Degrader of the BRD9 component of the BAF complex
| TFS ARE COMPELLING DRUG TARGETS… …BUT HISTORICALLY DIFFICULT TO TARGET • Highly involved in gene expression • Implicated in range of cancers and other diseases • Featureless surface: no druggable binding pocket • Tight interactions with DNA: undruggable affinities A NEW APPROACH TO DRUGGING TRANSCRIPTION FACTORS Enabled by Proprietary Ability to Purify and Synthesize Chromatin Regulatory System Components HISTORICAL FOCUS POTENTIAL DRUGGABLE SITES FOGHORN’S FOCUS FOGHORN HAS A NEW APPROACH FOCUSING ON INTERACTION WITH BAF • Druggable binding pockets • Druggable affinities 33
| TRANSCRIPTION FACTOR–CHROMATIN REMODELING COMPLEX INTERACTIONS Unique Insights in Where and How Transcription Factors Bind TF #2TF #1 TF #3 Transcription Factors (TF): TF #4 0.01 0.1 1 10 100 1000 0 100 200 300 400 SPI1 (nM) RU KD = 21 nM TF #1 (nM) 0.1 1 10 100 1000 10000 0 50 100 150 200 250 MYOD1 (nM) RU KD = 125 nM TF #2 (nM) 0.1 1 10 100 1000 10000 0 50 100 150 200 250 300 350 MITF (nM) RU TF #3 (nM) KD = 94 nM TF #4 (nM) KD = 351 nM 34
| • >100 TFs estimated associated with BAF • Foghorn pursuing multiple TFs in parallel • Approach highly scalable and potential broad application – other chromatin remodeling complexes and other diseases HIGHLY SCALABLE APPROACH TO ADDRESS SIGNIFICANT UNMET MEDICAL NEED DRIVES MERCK COLLABORATION Potential to Drug > 100 TFs Associated with BAF • Merck collaboration to drug single specified transcription factor target • $15 million upfront; up to $410 million in research, development, regulatory and sales-based milestones • Up to low double-digit royalties on product sales TRANSCRIPTION FACTOR DISRUPTORS Potential druggable sites 35
| BROAD PIPELINE ACROSS A RANGE OF TARGETS AND MODALITIES Modality Program Discovery Phase 1 Phase 2 Phase 3 Commercial Rights Enzyme Inhibitors Transcription Factor Disruptors Partnered Program (Undisclosed) AML & MDS Uveal Melanoma BRG1 Mutated Cancers Undisclosed Undisclosed FHD-286 (BRG1/BRM) FHD-286 (BRG1/BRM) Selective BRM Undisclosed Undisclosed Three Discovery Programs (Undisclosed) UndisclosedUndisclosed Undisclosed Undisclosed Precision Oncology / Breadth and Depth / Over 15 Programs Protein Degraders FHD-609 (BRD9) Selective BRM Selective ARID1B Synovial Sarcoma BRG1 Mutated Cancers ARID1A Mutated Cancers 36
| LARGE MARKET POTENTIAL WELL- FUNDED SIGNIFICANT GLOBAL PARTNERSHIPS EXPERIENCED LEADERSHIP TEAM UPCOMING MILESTONES Chromatin biology implicated in up to 50% of cancer, potentially impacting ~2.5 million patients Potential applications in virology, autoimmune diseases and neurology $394.7 million in cash and equivalents (as of 6/30/2022) Strategic collaboration with Loxo Oncology at Lilly; $380 million upfront; 50/50 U.S. economic split on two lead programs Merck collaboration to drug single specified transcription factor target; $15 million upfront and up to $410 million in milestones Expertise across drug discovery, clinical development and commercialization FHD-286: Initial clinical data (TBD) - mUM study enrolling; AML/MDS study on partial clinical hold FHD-609: Initial clinical data expected in 2023 FIRST-IN-CLASS PRECISION MEDICINES TARGETING CANCER AND OTHER DISEASES 37
APPENDIX FHD-286 is a Potent, Selective, Allosteric, Small Molecule Inhibitor of the BRG1 and BRM subunits of the BAF complex
PLATFORM & DRUGGING CAPABILITIES FHD-286 is a Potent, Selective, Allosteric, Small Molecule Inhibitor of the BRG1 and BRM subunits of the BAF complex
| PRODUCTION OF CHROMATIN REGULATORY SYSTEM COMPONENTS PLATFORM IS POWERED BY ABILITY TO PRODUCE COMPONENTS AT SCALE Drives Drug Discovery Pipeline with Cutting Edge Technology BENEFITS Surface Mapping Assembly Affinity Screening & Validation HTS Biophysics/SPR Characterize TF / BAF Binding Sites Synthesize subcomplexes to enable drug discovery ASMS on full complex to yield novel degraders Multiple screening options with full complex Validation of novel small molecule binders FEATURES 40
| CURRENT APPROACH OPTIMIZATION OF DEGRADER DRUG PROPERTIES DEGRADER CHEMICAL TOOLBOX • A leader in developing heterobifunctional degraders for clinical evaluation in oncology • Employing PROTAC and non-CRBN based molecular glue degradation approaches • Guidelines for both of oral and IV-administered degraders • PK / PD, efficacy and safety modeling to optimize dosing and scheduling • Proprietary library of drug-like linkers, E3 ligase binders and potential glues • Chemistry to rapidly identify and optimize degraders PROTEIN DEGRADER PLATFORM ADVANCED MECHANISTIC CHARACTERIZATION • Native target turnover understanding • Cellular degradation kinetics and rates • Structural, biochemical and cellular ternary complex characterization • Global proteomics and ubiquitination studies • Computational modeling of degraders • Degradation efficacy across multiple cell types Molecular Glue PROTAC 41
STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIP LOXO ONCOLOGY AT LILLY FHD-609 is a Selective, Potent, Protein Degrader of the BRD9 component of the BAF complex
| 50/50 U.S. ECONOMICS ON TWO PROGRAMS 50/50 U.S. economic split on BRM-Selective and another undisclosed program Tiered ex-U.S. royalties starting in the low double-digit range and escalating into the twenties based on revenue levels $380 MILLION UPFRONT $300 million cash payment $80 million investment in Foghorn common stock at a price of $20 per share THREE UNDISCLOSED DISCOVERY PROGRAMS Option to participate in a percentage of the U.S. economics Tiered ex-U.S. royalties from the mid- single digit to low-double digit range $1.3 billion in potential milestones STRATEGIC COLLABORATION WITH LOXO ONCOLOGY AT LILLY Foghorn to Lead Discovery and Research Activities 43
THE CHROMATIN REGULATORY SYSTEM Orchestrates Gene Expression FHD-286 is a Potent, Selective, Allosteric, Small Molecule Inhibitor of the BRG1 and BRM subunits of the BAF complex
| THE CHROMATIN REGULATORY SYSTEM ORCHESTRATES GENE EXPRESSION Two Major Components Work in Concert: Chromatin Remodeling Complexes and Transcription Factors CHROMATIN Chromatin – compacted form of DNA inside the nucleus of the cell 1 | CHROMATIN REMODELING COMPLEX AND TRANSCRIPTION FACTOR Work together to orchestrate gene expression 2 | RIGHT GENES TFs guide chromatin remodeling complexes to the right locations 3 | NORMAL GENE EXPRESSION Once chromatin unpacked, gene expression can occur 45
| Mutations or overexpression in chromatin remodeling complexes result in abnormal gene expression Mutated or overexpressed TF hijacks chromatin remodeling complex to wrong location DISEASE Abnormal Gene Expression DISEASE Abnormal Gene Expression BREAKDOWNS IN THE CHROMATIN REGULATORY SYSTEM CAN LEAD TO DISEASE 46
| BAF Complex Subunits Mutated and Dysregulated in Cancer 28 Chromatin Remodeling Complexes and >1,000 TFs CHROMATIN REGULATORY SYSTEM Estimate >100 Transcription Factors Associated with Just the BAF Complex BAF COMPLEX AND ASSOCIATED TRANSCRIPTION FACTORS Abundance of Targets within the BAF Complex 47
Leadership Team, Board & Advisors FHD-286 is a Potent, Selective, Allosteric, Small Molecule Inhibitor of the BRG1 and BRM subunits of the BAF complex Expertise across drug discovery, clinical development and commercialization
| PROVEN LEADERSHIP TEAM ADRIAN GOTTSCHALK SAM AGRESTA, M.D., M.P.H & TM MICHAEL LACASCIA ALLAN REINE, M.D. STEVE BELLON, PH.D. FANNY CAVALIE CARLOS COSTA RYAN KRUGER, PH.D. BEN STRAIN SCOTT INNIS JACQUELINE CINICOLA MURPHY HENTEMANN CHONG-HUI GU, PH.D. NICOLA MAJCHRZAK KEVIN WILSON MARINA NELEN President & CEO Chief Medical Officer Chief Legal Officer Chief Financial Officer Chief Scientific Officer Chief Strategy and Business Operations Officer Chief People Officer VP, Investor Relations & Corporate Communications VP, Biology VP, CMC and QA VP, Clinical Development Operations VP, Program Leadership VP, Program LeadershipVP, Regulatory Affairs VP, Chemistry VP, Drug Discovery DANETTE L. DANIELS, PH.D. VP, Protein Degrader Platform SAURABH SEWAK VP, Corporate Development KARIN HELLSVIK VP, Corporate Affairs 49
| INDUSTRY-LEADING BOARD OF DIRECTORS AND ADVISORS DOUG COLE, M.D. Flagship Pioneering – Board Chair; Founder BOARD OF DIRECTORS SCOTT BILLER, PH.D. Former CSO and Strategic Advisor, Agios SIMBA GILL, PH.D. Evelo Biosciences, Partner at Flagship Pioneering ADRIAN GOTTSCHALK Foghorn President & CEO CIGALL KADOCH, PH.D. Dana-Farber, Broad, HMS; Founder ADAM KOPPEL, M.D., PH.D. Bain Capital Life Sciences MICHAEL MENDELSOHN, M.D. Cardurion Pharmaceuticals IAN SMITH Exec. Chair of Solid Bio., Chair of ViaCyte, Former COO of Vertex CHARLES SAWYERS, M.D. MSKCC, HHMI – SAB Chair SCIENTIFIC & OTHER ADVISORS CRAIG PETERSON, PH.D. Professor, UMass Medical School GERALD CRABTREE, M.D. Stanford, HHMI; Founder DAVID SCHENKEIN, M.D. General Partner, GV TONY KOUZARIDES, PH.D. Gurdon Institute – University of Cambridge 50