CARLSBAD, Calif., Nov. 17, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- International Stem Cell Corporation (OTCQB:ISCO) (www.internationalstemcell.com) (“ISCO” or “the Company”), a California-based clinical stage biotechnology company developing novel stem cell-based therapies and biomedical products, today provided a business update and announced operating results for the three and nine months ending on September 30, 2017.
“Our business indicators have undergone significant improvement, while cash burn has significantly declined,” said Andrey Semechkin, PhD, Co-Chairman and CEO of ISCO. “At the recent Society of Neuroscience annual meeting held in Washington DC, we presented positive six-month interim results of the first cohort of Parkinson's disease patients and were pleased to announce that all patients in the first cohort are currently meeting the primary endpoint,” he continued.
Year-to-Date Financial Highlights
- Combined operating income for the nine months ended September 30, 2017 from our two wholly owned revenue-generating subsidiaries was $1.3 million, an increase of 30% compared to $1.0 million in the same period in 2016.
- Consolidated revenue for the nine months ended September 30, 2017 was $5.6 million, compared to the consolidated revenue of $5.5 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2016.
- Gross profit margin for the Company’s revenue-generating subsidiaries for the nine months ended September 30, 2017 was $4.1 million, or 73%, compared to gross profit margin of $4.0 million, or 73%, for the nine months ended September 30, 2016.
- Consolidated loss from operations, including phase I Parkinson’s disease clinical trial expenses, for the nine months ended September 30, 2017 was $3.0 million, compared to consolidated loss from operations of $3.7 million for the same period in 2016.
- Average net cash used in operating activities was approximately $183,000 per month during the nine months ended September 30, 2017, a decrease of 49%, compared to $362,000 per month for the same period in 2016.
Recent R&D Highlights
- The fifth and sixth patients (the first and second patients of the second cohort) in the clinical trial for Parkinson's Disease were successfully transplanted with ISC-hpNSC® cells.
- Presented positive six-month interim results of the first cohort of Parkinson's disease (PD) patients at the Society for Neuroscience annual meeting. All patients in the first cohort are currently meeting the primary endpoint, which is safety.
- Developed a 3D bioprinting technology that utilizes proprietary liver progenitor cells, which can be differentiated into cholangiocytes, hepatocytes and stellate cells in vitro.
About International Stem Cell Corporation
International Stem Cell Corporation is focused on the therapeutic applications of human parthenogenetic stem cells (hpSCs) and the development and commercialization of cell-based research and cosmetic products. ISCO's core technology, parthenogenesis, results in the creation of pluripotent human stem cells from unfertilized oocytes (eggs). hpSCs avoid ethical issues associated with the use or destruction of viable human embryos. ISCO scientists have created the first parthenogenetic, homozygous stem cell line that can be a source of therapeutic cells for hundreds of millions of individuals of differing genders, ages and racial background with minimal immune rejection after transplantation. hpSCs offer the potential to create the first true stem cell bank, UniStemCell™. ISCO also produces and markets specialized cells and growth media for therapeutic research worldwide through its subsidiary Lifeline Cell Technology (www.lifelinecelltech.com), and stem cell-based skin care products through its subsidiary Lifeline Skin Care (www.lifelineskincare.com). More information is available at www.internationalstemcell.com.
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|International Stem Cell Corporation and Subsidiaries|
|Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets|
|(in thousands, except share data)|
|September 30,||December 31,|
|Cash and cash equivalents||$||510||$||110|
|Accounts receivable, net of allowance for doubtful accounts of $12||684||574|
|Prepaid expenses and other current assets||587||418|
|Total current assets||3,133||2,492|
|Property and equipment, net||339||396|
|Intangible assets, net||3,706||3,484|
|Deposits and other assets||74||58|
|Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity (Deficit)|
|Related party payable||2,750||—|
|Fair value of warrant liability||3,667||2,045|
|Total current liabilities||8,139||3,601|
|Commitments and contingencies|
|Stockholders' Equity (Deficit)|
|Series B Convertible Preferred stock, $0.001 par value, 5,000,000 shares authorized, 250,000|
issued and outstanding, with liquidation preferences of $393 and $381 at September 30, 2017
and December 31, 2016, respectively
|Series D Convertible Preferred stock, $0.001 par value, 50 shares authorized, 43 issued and|
outstanding, with liquidation preference of $4,320
|Series G Convertible Preferred stock, $0.001 par value, 5,000,000 shares authorized,|
issued and outstanding, with liquidation preference of $5,000
|Series I-1 Convertible Preferred stock, $0.001 par value, 2,000 shares authorized, 1,450 and 1,680|
issued and outstanding at September 30, 2017 and December 31, 2016, respectively, with
liquidation preferences of $1,450 and $1,680 at September 30, 2017 and December 31, 2016,
|Series I-2 Convertible Preferred stock, $0.001 par value, 4,310 shares authorized,|
issued and outstanding with liquidation preferences of $4,310
|Common stock, $0.001 par value, 120,000,000 shares authorized, 4,108,047 and 3,950,979 shares|
issued and outstanding at September 30, 2017 and December 31, 2016, respectively
|Additional paid-in capital||102,948||101,898|
|Total stockholders' equity (deficit)||(186||)||3,444|
|Total liabilities and stockholders' equity (deficit)||$||7,953||$||7,045|
|International Stem Cell Corporation and Subsidiaries|
|Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations|
|(in thousands, except per share data)|
|Three Months Ended||Nine Months Ended|
|September 30,||September 30,|
|Cost of sales||474||606||1,498||1,489|
|Research and development||670||679||2,054||2,110|
|Selling and marketing||657||605||1,790||1,904|
|General and administrative||1,016||1,315||3,290||3,650|
|Loss from operations||(970||)||(1,262||)||(3,018||)||(3,678||)|
|Other income (expense)|
|Change in fair value of warrant liability||(1,174||)||1,676||(1,622||)||11,273|
|Fair value of warrant liability in excess of proceeds||—||—||—||(9,902||)|
|Financing transaction costs||—||—||—||(928||)|
|Total other income (expense), net||(1,194||)||1,676||(1,662||)||438|
|Income (loss) before income taxes||(2,164||)||414||(4,680||)||(3,240||)|
|Provision for income taxes||—||—||—||—|
|Net income (loss)||$||(2,164||)||$||414||$||(4,680||)||$||(3,240||)|
|Net income (loss) applicable to common stockholders||$||(2,164||)||$||414||$||(4,680||)||$||(3,240||)|
|Net income (loss) per common share-basic||$||(0.54||)||$||0.12||$||(1.17||)||$||(1.07||)|
|Net income (loss) per common share-diluted||$||(0.54||)||$||(0.30||)||$||(1.17||)||$||(1.37||)|
|Weighted average shares-basic||4,020||3,330||3,989||3,015|
|Weighted average shares-diluted||4,020||3,663||3,989||4,210|
International Stem Cell Corporation
Russell Kern, PhD
Executive Vice President, CSO
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