DELRAY BEACH, Fla., Nov. 21, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- PositiveID Corporation (“PositiveID” or “Company”) (OTCQB:PSID), a life sciences company focused on detection and diagnostics, has announced its financial results for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2016. The Company’s Form 10-Q for the third quarter of 2016 can be found in the Investor Relations section of its website at www.psidcorp.com.
Revenue for the nine months ended September 30, 2016 totaled $4.6 million, compared to revenue of $2.7 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2015, during which period $2.5 million was due to a license and teaming agreement that the Company entered into with the Boeing Company in 2012 for its M-BAND system. The increased revenue for the 2016 period is attributable to the Company’s acquisitions of E-N-G Mobile Systems (“ENG”) and Thermomedics in December 2015.
“Through the first nine months of this year, our Mobile Labs and Caregiver businesses have delivered solid operational performances, with growing revenues and expanding sales pipelines that give us confidence about their continued execution,” stated William J. Caragol, Chairman and CEO of PositiveID. “As we focus on growing the strong customer base and cash flow of the ENG Mobile Lab and Caregiver businesses, we also are highly motivated to complete the development and testing of Firefly Dx, as we believe each of these businesses are key to our future success.”
PositiveID is developing the Firefly Dx prototype system to be a handheld, fully automated, lab quality, real-time device able to detect pathogens at the point of need. A design advantage of Firefly Dx is that it does not require additional equipment or separate steps for sample preparation and purification, unlike current lab-based equipment, thus reducing time to results as well as cost per test. Firefly's applications include point-of-need, lab-quality, detection of pathogenic organisms; agricultural and food screening in both domestic sectors and developing countries; and detection of biological agents associated with weapons of mass destruction.
PositiveID’s ENG business is a leader in engineering and producing its proprietary MobiLab™ Systems, mobile labs for biological, chemical, radiological and nuclear testing applications. Over 400 ENG MobiLabs are in operation throughout the world. ENG was the first company to install gas chromatography in a mobile lab, and is a pioneer in developing mobile platforms that allow standard laboratory-grade instruments to be operated successfully in the field.
Caregiver is a clinical grade, infrared thermometer for measurement of forehead temperature in adults, children, and infants, without contact. It delivers an oral-equivalent temperature directly from the forehead in one to two seconds. Since there is no skin contact and Caregiver does not require probe cover supplies, it reduces the risk of cross-contamination, which is an increasing concern, and saves healthcare facilities the cost of covers (as much as $0.05 to $0.10 per temperature), storage space, and waste disposal costs. It is estimated that Caregiver can offer savings of $250 or more per year per device in probe cover supplies alone.
About PositiveID Corporation
PositiveID Corporation is a life sciences tools and diagnostics company with an extensive patent portfolio. PositiveID develops biological detection and diagnostics systems, specializing in the development of microfluidic systems for the automated preparation of and performance of biological assays. PositiveID is also a leader in the mobile technology vehicle market, with a focus on the laboratory market and homeland security. For more information on PositiveID, please visit http://www.psidcorp.com, or connect with PositiveID on Twitter, Facebook or LinkedIn.
Statements about PositiveID's future expectations, including the likelihood that each of the Company’s businesses are key to its future success; the likelihood that since there is no skin contact and Caregiver does not require probe cover supplies, it reduces the risk of cross-contamination, which is an increasing concern, and saves healthcare facilities the cost of covers (as much as $0.05 to $0.10 per temperature), storage space, and waste disposal costs; the likelihood that Caregiver can offer savings of $250 or more per year per device in probe cover supplies alone; constitute "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, and as that term is defined in the Private Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties and are subject to change at any time, and PositiveID's actual results could differ materially from expected results. These risks and uncertainties include, without limitation, the Company’s ability to target the professional healthcare market, as well as other risks. Additional information about these and other factors that could affect the Company's business is set forth in the Company's various filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including those set forth in the Company's 10-K filed on April 12, 2016, and 10-Qs filed on November 18, 2016, August 12, 2016, and May 16, 2016, under the caption "Risk Factors." The Company undertakes no obligation to update or release any revisions to these forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date of this statement or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events, except as required by law.