Talis Biomedical Provides Business Update and Reports Second Quarter Financial Results


Talis Biomedical Corporation

Talis Biomedical Corporation

Conference call and webcast today at 4:30pm Eastern/1:30pm Pacific

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
The company will host a live conference call and webcast to discuss the business update and financial results on Tuesday, August 2, 2022, at 4:30 PM ET / 1:30 PM PT. The conference call can be accessed by registering online for dial-in information or via live audio webcast at: https://investors.talisbio.com/news-and-events/events. Participants interested in dialing in to the conference call are requested to register at a minimum 15 minutes before the start of the call to obtain a unique pin for the call.

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.

About Talis Biomedical
Talis is 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. The company plans to develop and commercialize innovative products on its sample-to-answer Talis One™ system to enable accurate, low cost, and rapid molecular testing. For more information, visit talisbio.com.

Forward-Looking Statements
This press release may contain forward-looking statements within the meaning of The Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Words such as “may,” “might,” “will,” “should,” “believe,” “expect,” “anticipate,” “estimate,” “continue,” “predict,” “forecast,” “project,” “plan,” “intend” or similar expressions, or other words that convey uncertainty of future events or outcomes can be used to identify these forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements include statements regarding our intentions, beliefs, projections, outlook, analyses or current expectations concerning, among other things: our plans to advance our pipeline, including the plans to develop additional Talis One assays in the women’s and sexual health markets; the potential to realize the benefit of our restructuring plan in the fourth quarter of 2022; our ability to position Talis to durable value to our shareholders; and our ability to lower our cash burn, extend operations and extend our cash runway. These statements are not guarantees of future performance and are subject to certain risks, uncertainties and other factors that could cause actual results and events to differ materially and adversely from those indicated by such forward-looking statements including, among others: the impact to our business of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, including any impact on our ability to develop our pipeline products, our ability to achieve or sustain profitability, our ability to launch and gain market acceptance for our pipeline products and to accurately forecast and meet customer demand, our ability to compete successfully, our ability to enhance our product offerings, development and manufacturing, capacity constraints or delays in production of our products, product defects or failures. These and other risks and uncertainties are described more fully in the “Risk Factors” section and elsewhere in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission and available at www.sec.gov, including in our Annual Report
on Form 10-K and Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q. Any forward-looking statements that we make in this announcement speak only as of the date of this press release, and Talis assumes no obligation to updates forward-looking statements whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise after the date of this press release, except as required under applicable law.

Contact
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Emily Faucette
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415-595-9407

Talis Biomedical Corporation
Balance Sheets
(in thousands)

 

 

June 30,

 

December 31,

 

 

 

2022

 

 

 

2021

 

 

 

(unaudited)

 

 

Assets

 

 

 

 

Current assets:

 

 

 

 

Cash and cash equivalents

 

$

165,373

 

 

$

232,545

 

Accounts receivable, net

 

 

636

 

 

 

183

 

Inventory

 

 

2,219

 

 

 

 

Prepaid expenses and other current assets

 

 

5,738

 

 

 

3,387

 

Total current assets

 

 

173,966

 

 

 

236,115

 

Property and equipment, net

 

 

10,157

 

 

 

10,528

 

Operating lease right-of-use-assets

 

 

35,791

 

 

 

12,907

 

Other long-term assets

 

 

1,776

 

 

 

6,278

 

Total assets

 

$

221,690

 

 

$

265,828

 

Liabilities and Stockholders’ Equity

 

 

 

 

Current liabilities:

 

 

 

 

Accounts payable

 

$

3,978

 

 

$

5,122

 

Accrued compensation

 

 

5,052

 

 

 

6,369

 

Accrued liabilities

 

 

2,539

 

 

 

6,383

 

Operating lease liabilities, current portion

 

 

2,334

 

 

 

1,232

 

Total current liabilities

 

 

13,903

 

 

 

19,106

 

Operating lease liabilities, long-term portion

 

 

30,768

 

 

 

12,745

 

Total liabilities

 

$

44,671

 

 

$

31,851

 

Stockholders’ equity:

 

 

 

 

Series 1 convertible preferred stock

 

 

3

 

 

 

3

 

Common stock

 

 

3

 

 

 

3

 

Additional paid-in capital

 

 

602,017

 

 

 

598,913

 

Accumulated deficit

 

 

(425,004

)

 

 

(364,942

)

Total stockholders’ equity

 

 

177,019

 

 

 

233,977

 

Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity

 

$

221,690

 

 

$

265,828

 

Talis Biomedical Corporation

Statements of Operations and Comprehensive Loss
(in thousands)

 

 

Three Months Ended June 30,

 

Six Months Ended June 30,

 

 

 

2022

 

 

 

2021

 

 

 

2022

 

 

 

2021

 

Revenue

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Grant revenue

 

$

70

 

 

$

117

 

 

$

944

 

 

$

7,117

 

Product revenue, net

 

 

502

 

 

 

 

 

 

2,815

 

 

 

 

Total revenue, net

 

 

572

 

 

 

117

 

 

 

3,759

 

 

 

7,117

 

Cost of product sold

 

 

1,302

 

 

 

 

 

 

4,823

 

 

 

 

Gross profit (loss)

 

 

(730

)

 

 

117

 

 

 

(1,064

)

 

 

7,117

 

Operating expenses:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Research and development

 

 

17,365

 

 

 

54,495

 

 

 

38,068

 

 

 

114,688

 

Selling, general and administrative

 

 

9,178

 

 

 

9,983

 

 

 

21,108

 

 

 

17,310

 

Total operating expenses

 

 

26,543

 

 

 

64,478

 

 

 

59,176

 

 

 

131,998

 

Loss from operations

 

 

(27,273

)

 

 

(64,361

)

 

 

(60,240

)

 

 

(124,881

)

Other income (expense), net

 

 

262

 

 

 

(111

)

 

 

178

 

 

 

(83

)

Net loss and comprehensive loss

 

$

(27,011

)

 

$

(64,472

)

 

$

(60,062

)

 

$

(124,964

)



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