HeartBeam Reports First Quarter 2022 Financial Results
HeartBeam, Inc. (NASDAQ: BEAT), a developmental stage digital healthcare company with a proprietary ECG telemedicine technology for heart attack detection, has reported its financial and operational results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2022.
First Quarter 2022 Operational Highlights
"We continue to operate from a position of strength, equipped with multiple strategic partnerships to advance product development, near-term milestones and cash runway into 2023," said Branislav Vajdic, PhD, Chief Executive Officer and Founder of HeartBeam. "In collaboration with our LIVMOR partners our team continues to execute, readying our software for the planned submission to the FDA during the second quarter. Our partnership with Triple Ring Technologies is off to great start. The combined HeartBeam and Triple Ring team is making rapid progress in getting our 3D vector ECG collection device ready for FDA submission in Q4 of this year and readying it for production after FDA clearance," commented Dr. Vajdic.
"Taken together, we believe our commercialization path is on track to bring our products to market following FDA market clearance. In anticipation, our commercial team has continued to engage in positive discussions with strategic institutions, including academic centers, regional healthcare systems in the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic, and regional community hospital systems in the Western US that can utilize our products. Several of these target accounts have expressed willingness to conduct pilot evaluations of our ED software solution as soon as we receive FDA clearance for the product," said Jon Hunt, Ph.D. HeartBeam's Chief Business Officer.
"Armed with sufficient capital to execute our commercialization path, we remain confident in our anticipated upcoming product milestones. During the first quarter of 2023, we expect full commercial roll-out of our ED Software Tool after it is cleared by the FDA, and by the end of 2022 our Telehealth solution submitted to the FDA for clearance. We look forward to providing you additional updates in the near-term as we move toward FDA submission and commercialization," concluded Dr. Vajdic.
First Quarter 2022 Financial Results
Research and development expenses for the first quarter of 2022 were $734,000, compared to $29,000 for the first quarter of 2021.
General and administrative expenses for the first quarter of 2022 were $1.4 million compared to $134,000 for the first quarter of 2021.
Net loss for the first quarter of 2022 was $2.1 million, compared to a net loss of $210,000 for the first quarter of 2021.
Cash totaled $11.2 million as of March 31, 2022, compared to $13.2 million as of December 31, 2021.
First Quarter 2022 Results Conference Call
HeartBeam CEO and Founder Branislav Vajdic, PhD, CFO Rick Brounstein, and CBO Jon Hunt, PhD, will host the conference call, followed by a question-and-answer period. The conference call will be accompanied by a presentation, which can be viewed during the webcast or accessed via the investor relations section of the Company's website here.
To access the call, please use the following information:
A telephone replay will be available approximately two hours after the call and will run through July 12, 2022 by dialing 1-844-512-2921 from the U.S., or 1-412-317-6671 from international locations, and entering replay pin number: 13728960. The replay can also be viewed through the webinar webcast link above and the presentation utilized during the call will be available in the company's investor relations section here.
About HeartBeam, Inc.
HeartBeam, Inc. (NASDAQ: BEAT) is a development stage digital healthcare company with proprietary ECG telemedicine technology that will redefine the way high risk cardiovascular patients are diagnosed in an ambulatory setting at any time and any place. Its breakthrough solution employs a reusable, credit card sized, 3D vector ECG recording device and cloud-based software capable of assisting a physician in diagnosing a wide range of cardiovascular disease. HeartBeam is initially focusing on a huge unmet need of helping diagnose heart attacks in patients outside of a medical institution. No single lead ECG technology can offer this value to patients and their physicians. This underserved market is several times larger than the cardiac arrhythmia detection market based on the prevalence of patients with coronary artery disease at high risk of heart attack. For more information visit www.heartbeam.com.
All statements in this release that are not based on historical fact are "forward-looking statements." While management has based any forward-looking statements included in this release on its current expectations, the information on which such expectations were based may change. Forward-looking statements involve inherent risks and uncertainties which could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements, as a result of various factors including those risks and uncertainties described in the Risk Factors and in Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations sections of our recently filed Registration Statement on Form S-1, which can be found on the SEC's website at www.sec.gov. We urge you to consider those risks and uncertainties in evaluating our forward-looking statements. We caution readers not to place undue reliance upon any such forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date made. Except as otherwise required by the federal securities laws, we disclaim any obligation or undertaking to publicly release any updates or revisions to any forward-looking statement contained herein (or elsewhere) to reflect any change in our expectations with regard thereto or any change in events, conditions or circumstances on which any such statement is based.
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