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Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): July 25, 2022



Inozyme Pharma, Inc.

(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in its Charter)




Delaware   001-39397   38-4024528
(State or Other Jurisdiction
of Incorporation)
File Number)
  (IRS Employer
Identification No.)


321 Summer Street, Suite 400

Boston, Massachusetts

(Address of Principal Executive Offices)   (Zip Code)

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (857) 330-4340

Not applicable

(Former Name or Former Address, if Changed Since Last Report)



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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:


Title of each class




Name of each exchange

on which registered

Common stock, par value $0.0001 per share   INZY   Nasdaq Global Select Market

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (§230.405 of this chapter) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (§240.12b-2 of this chapter).

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Item 1.01 Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement.

On July 25, 2022, Inozyme Pharma, Inc. (the “Company”) entered into a loan and security agreement (the “Loan Agreement”) with K2 HealthVentures LLC (“K2HV”, together with any other lender from time to time party thereto, the “Lenders”), K2HV, as administrative agent for the Lenders, and Ankura Trust Company, LLC, as collateral agent for the Lenders. The Loan Agreement provides up to $70.0 million principal in term loans consisting of (subject to certain customary conditions): (i) a first tranche commitment of $25.0 million, of which $5.0 million was funded at closing and with the remainder available to be drawn at the Company’s option through March 31, 2023 (the “First Tranche Commitment”), (ii) two subsequent tranche commitments totaling $20.0 million in the aggregate to be drawn at the Company’s option during certain availability periods upon the achievement of certain time-based, clinical and regulatory milestones and (iii) a fourth tranche commitment of $25.0 million available to be drawn at the Company’s option through August 31, 2025, subject to use of proceeds limitations and Lender’s consent.

The facility carries a 48-month term with interest only payments for 36 months. The term loan will mature on August 1, 2026 and bears a variable interest rate equal to the greater of (i) 7.85% and (ii) the sum of (A) the prime rate last quoted in The Wall Street Journal (or a comparable replacement rate if The Wall Street Journal ceases to quote such rate) and (B) 3.85%; provided that the interest rate cannot exceed 9.60%. The Company may prepay, at its option, all, but not less than all, of the outstanding principal balance and all accrued and unpaid interest with respect to the principal balance being prepaid of the term loans, subject to a prepayment premium to which the Lenders are entitled and certain notice requirements. The Company is required to pay the Lenders’ certain customary fees and expenses at closing as well as additional fees that may be due upon maturity or prepayment such as final payment fees and prepayment fees.

The Lenders may elect at any time following the closing and prior to the full repayment of the term loans to convert any portion of the principal amount of the term loans then outstanding, up to an aggregate of $5.0 million in principal amount, into shares of the Company’s common stock, $0.0001 par value per share (“Common Stock”), at a conversion price of $6.21, subject to customary adjustments and 9.99% and 19.99% beneficial ownership limitations. The Loan Agreement provides the Lenders with certain piggyback registration rights with respect to the shares issuable upon conversion of term loans under the Loan Agreement.

The Loan Agreement contains customary representations and warranties, events of default and affirmative and negative covenants, including covenants that limit or restrict the Company’s ability to, among other things, dispose of assets, make changes to the Company’s business, management, ownership or business locations, merge or consolidate, incur additional indebtedness, incur additional liens, pay dividends or other distributions or repurchase equity, make investments, and enter into certain transactions with affiliates, in each case subject to certain exceptions. As security for its obligations under the Loan Agreement, the Company granted the Lenders a first priority security interest on substantially all of the Company’s assets (other than intellectual property), subject to certain exceptions.

Subject to certain conditions, the Company granted the Lenders the right, prior to repayment of the term loans, to invest up to $5,000,000 in the aggregate in future offerings of common stock, convertible preferred stock or other equity securities of the Company that are broadly marketed and offered to multiple investors, on the same terms, conditions and pricing afforded to others participating in any such financing.

Item 2.03 Creation of Direct Financial Obligation or an Obligation under an Off-Balance Sheet Arrangement of a Registrant.

The information set forth in Item 1.01 of this Current Report on Form 8-K is incorporated by reference in this Item 2.03.

Item 8.01 Other Events.

Based upon the Company’s current operating plan, the Company estimates that its existing cash, cash equivalents and short-term investments as of March 31, 2022, together with the net proceeds from the Company’s sale of common stock and pre-funded warrants in an underwritten offering in April 2022 and the First Tranche Commitment, will enable the Company to fund its operating expenses and capital expenditure requirements into the second quarter of 2024. The Company has based this estimate on assumptions that may prove to be wrong, and the Company could use its available capital resources sooner than it currently expects.

Forward-Looking Statements

Statements in this Current Report on Form 8-K about future expectations, plans, and prospects, as well as any other statements regarding matters that are not historical facts, may constitute “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of The Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements include, but are not limited to, statements regarding the sufficiency of the Company’s cash resources. The words “anticipate,” “believe,” “continue,” “could,” “estimate,” “expect,” “intend,” “may,” “plan,” “potential,” “predict,” “project,” “should,” “target,” “will,” “would” and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements, although not all forward-looking statements contain these identifying words. Any forward-looking statements are based on management’s current expectations of future events and are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially and adversely from those set forth in, or implied by, such forward-looking statements. These risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, risks associated with the Company’s ability to conduct its ongoing Phase 1/2 clinical trials of INZ-701 for ENPP1 Deficiency and ABCC6 Deficiency; obtain and maintain necessary approvals from the FDA and other regulatory authorities; continue to advance its product candidates in preclinical studies and clinical trials; replicate in later clinical trials positive results found in preclinical studies and early-stage clinical trials of its product candidates; advance the development of its product candidates under the timelines it anticipates in planned and future clinical trials; obtain, maintain and protect intellectual property rights related to its product candidates; manage expenses; and raise the substantial additional capital needed to achieve its business objectives. For a discussion of other risks and uncertainties, and other important factors, any of which could cause the Company’s actual results to differ from those contained in the forward-looking statements, see the “Risk Factors” section in the Company’s most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, as well as discussions of potential risks, uncertainties and other important factors, in the Company’s most recent filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. In addition, the forward-looking statements included in this Current Report on Form 8-K represent the Company’s views as of the date hereof and should not be relied upon as representing the Company’s views as of any date subsequent to the date hereof. The Company anticipates that subsequent events and developments will cause the Company’s views to change. However, while the Company may elect to update these forward-looking statements at some point in the future, the Company specifically disclaims any obligation to do so.


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


Date: July 26, 2022     By:  

/s/ Axel Bolte

      Name: Axel Bolte
      Title: President and Chief Executive Officer