Talis Biomedical Provides Business Update and Reports Second Quarter Financial Results
REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Aug. 02, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Talis Biomedical Corporation (Nasdaq: TLIS), a company dedicated to advancing health equity and outcomes through the delivery of accurate infectious disease testing in the moment of need, at the point of care, today provided a business update and reported financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2022.
In the second quarter, Talis continued to make progress on its ability to manufacture the Talis One™ system at scale. Talis successfully implemented modifications to manufacturing processes, quality controls and supply conformance resulting in improved quality and yield of cartridges and instruments.
Based on evolving market dynamics with COVID testing and the current financial environment, Talis has discontinued investment in commercialization of its stand-alone COVID-19 assay under Emergency Use Authorization. As part of this decision, the company is refocusing its resources on large and long-term market opportunities in Women’s and Sexual health markets, beginning with a multiplex panel for Chlamydia Trachomatis and Neisseria Gonorrhoeae (CT/NG), which is currently under development.
“We have an innovative, high-performing platform with Talis One, evidence that we can manufacture cartridges and instruments at scale and $165 million in cash to execute on our strategy,” said Rob Kelley, chief executive officer of Talis. “We plan to leverage these assets in markets where we believe we can deliver high-value, sustainable growth for a differentiated diagnostic platform at the point of care.”
To align resources with this new focus, Talis is implementing a 35 percent reduction in force and additional cost saving measures. Based on the timing of notifications under the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) Act, Talis expects to start realizing the benefit of its restructuring plan in the fourth quarter of 2022. These actions are expected to lower cash burn and extend the company’s operations further into 2025.
Second Quarter 2022 Financial Results
Revenue was $0.6 million for the second quarter of 2022, compared to $0.1 million for the same period in 2021. This includes $0.5 million of product revenue for the second quarter of 2022 driven by antigen testing sales and $0.1 million of grant revenue.
Operating expenses were $26.5 million in the second quarter of 2022, compared to $64.5 million for the same period in 2021. The decrease in operating expenses was primarily driven by declines in research and development expenses from manufacturing scale-up investments that were largely completed.
Net loss was $27.0 million for the second quarter of 2022, compared to $64.5 million for the same period in 2021.
Unrestricted cash and cash equivalents on June 30, 2022, were $165.4 million.
Conference Call and Webcast Details
A replay of the call will be available via webcast for on-demand listening shortly after the completion of the call, at the same web link, and will remain available for approximately 90 days.
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