Talis Announces Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2022 Financial Results
REDWOOD CITY, Calif., March 22, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Talis Biomedical Corporation (Nasdaq: TLIS), a diagnostic 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 reported financial results for the fourth quarter and full year ended December 31, 2022.
In 2022, Talis renewed its focus on the women’s and sexual health markets, where there is strong demand for infectious disease testing at the point of care. During the past several months, the Company continued to execute on aligning resources and reduced its monthly cash burn to targeted levels, extending expected cash runway into 2025.
“Physicians in women’s and sexual health are eager to test patients at the point of care where treatment can be immediately prescribed or ruled out. We are confident Talis One is differentiated to lead in this untapped market and continue to leverage the strategic investments we have made to advance development of multiple test panels,” said Rob Kelley, chief executive officer of Talis. “We look forward to laying out our strategic plan with detail on 2023 milestones in the coming months.”
Fourth Quarter 2022 Financial Results
Revenue was $0.3 million for the fourth quarter of 2022, compared to $0.9 million for the same period in 2021. This includes $0.1 million of product revenue for the fourth quarter of 2022 from antigen testing sales and $0.2 million of grant revenue.
Operating expenses were $28.4 million in the fourth quarter of 2022, compared to $29.4 million for the same period in 2021. The decrease in operating expenses was primarily driven by implementation of cost reduction measures and the realization of benefits from its restructuring plan.
Net loss was $26.9 million for the fourth quarter of 2022, compared to $28.7 million for the same period in 2021.
Full Year 2022 Financial Results
Grant revenue was $1.2 million for the year ended December 31, 2022, as compared to $8.2 million for the year ended December 31, 2021. Grant revenue for both years was primarily from the RADx contract with the NIH that is now completed.
Total operating expenses were $120.0 million for the full year 2022, as compared to $200.0 million for the corresponding prior year period. The decrease of $80.0 million was primarily driven by declines in research and development expenses from manufacturing scale-up investments that were largely completed and pre-commercialized inventory, materials and related expenses.
Net loss was $113.0 million for the full year 2022, as compared to $192.0 million for the corresponding prior year period.
Cash and Liquidity
Cash used in operating activities for the fourth quarter was $13.6 million, as compared to $41.1 million in the fourth quarter of 2021. This decrease was primarily driven by declines in payments for manufacturing scale-up largely completed in 2021 as well as the company’s implementation of cost reduction measures and the realization of benefits from its restructuring plan. Cash used in operations for the twelve months ended December 31, 2022 was $100.1 million compared to $171.4 million in the prior year.
Unrestricted cash and cash equivalents on December 31, 2022, were $130.2 million.
For further detail and discussion of the company’s financial performance, please refer to the company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2022.
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.
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