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T2 Biosystems Announces Third Quarter 2021 Financial Results

LEXINGTON, Mass., Nov. 04, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- T2 Biosystems, Inc. (NASDAQ:TTOO), a leader in the rapid detection of sepsis-causing pathogens, today announced financial results for the three months ended September 30, 2021.

Recent Highlights

  • Achieved third quarter revenue of $7.4 million, including product revenue of $4.3 million, representing growth of 42% and 15%, respectively, compared to the prior year period
  • Generated third quarter U.S. sepsis test panel utilization annualized run rate of $115,000 per legacy sepsis instrument, representing growth of 55% compared to the prior year period
  • Sold 8 T2Dx® Instruments during the third quarter
  • Expanded commercialization into the Asia-Pacific region signing distribution agreements in Korea and Singapore, resulting in two T2Dx Instruments sold during the third quarter and have received contracts for four T2Dx Instruments to be sold during the fourth quarter
  • Received Option 2A of the multiple year product development contract with BARDA valued at $6.4 million, following successful completion of Option 1 development milestones
  • Unveiled new clinical data at industry conferences with presentation of poster session and abstract data showcasing the effectiveness of T2 Biosystems’ culture-independent rapid diagnostic technologies
  • Appointed industry veteran Brett Giffin as Chief Commercial Officer and appointed industry expert Laura Adams to the Board of Directors

“Our third quarter results demonstrate meaningful progress across our corporate priorities, accelerating our sales, enhancing our operations, and advancing our pipeline,” stated John Sperzel, Chairman and CEO of T2 Biosystems. “We believe our commercial and medical affairs investments will enable greater adoption and utilization of our current sepsis products, and our pipeline of new products will lead to even greater growth opportunities.”

Third Quarter 2021 Financial Results
Total revenue for the third quarter of 2021 was $7.4 million, an increase of 42% compared to the prior year period. Product revenue for the third quarter of 2021 was $4.3 million, an increase of 15% compared to the prior year period, driven by increased test panel sales. Research and contribution revenue for the third quarter of 2021 was $3.1 million, an increase of 110% compared to the prior year period, driven by increased BARDA contract activity.

Operating expenses for the third quarter of 2021 were $14.9 million, an increase of $5.9 million compared to the prior year period, driven by increased BARDA contract research and development activity, increased commercial headcount and tradeshow activity and an ERP system implementation.

Net loss for the third quarter of 2021 was $14.0 million, $0.08 per share, compared to a net loss of $11.3 million, $0.08 per share, in the prior year period.

Cash, equivalents, marketable securities, and restricted cash were $43.6 million as of September 30, 2021.

2021 Financial Outlook
The Company is raising its revenue expectations to reflect its third quarter results and now expects revenue for the full year 2021 to be between $25.0 million and $27.0 million. Product revenue is now expected to be between $15.0 million and $16.0 million. Research and contribution revenue is expected to be between $10.0 million and $11.0 million unchanged from the prior guidance. The Company continues to expect to enter into at least 30 T2Dx Instrument contracts in 2021.

Webcast and Conference Call Information
T2’s management team will host a conference call today, November 4, 2021, beginning at 4:30pm ET. Investors interested in listening to the call may do so by dialing 1-844-825-9789 for domestic callers or 1-412-317-5180 for international callers. A live and recorded webcast of the call will be available on the “Investors” section of the Company’s website at

About T2 Biosystems
T2 Biosystems, a leader in the rapid detection of sepsis-causing pathogens, is dedicated to improving patient care and reducing the cost of care by helping clinicians effectively treat patients faster than ever before. T2 Biosystems’ products include the T2Dx® Instrument, T2Candida® Panel, the T2Bacteria® Panel, the T2Resistance® Panel, and the T2SARS-CoV-2™ Panel and are powered by the proprietary T2 Magnetic Resonance (T2MR®) technology. T2 Biosystems has an active pipeline of future products, including the T2Cauris™ Panel, and T2Lyme™ Panel, as well as additional products for the detection of bacterial and fungal pathogens and associated antimicrobial resistance markers, and biothreat pathogens.

Forward-Looking Statements
This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. All statements contained in this press release that do not relate to matters of historical fact should be considered forward-looking statements, including, without limitation, statements regarding our revenue results and cash balance, financial outlook, anticipated strategic priorities, product demand, commitments or opportunities, and growth expectations or targets, , as well as statements that include the words “expect,” “intend,” “plan”, “believe”, “project”, “forecast”, “estimate,” “may,” “should,” “anticipate,” and similar statements of a future or forward looking nature.. These forward-looking statements are based on management’s current expectations. These statements are neither promises nor guarantees, but involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other important factors that may cause actual results, performance or achievements to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements, including, but not limited to, (i) any inability to (a) realize anticipated benefits from commitments, contracts or products; (b) successfully execute strategic priorities; (c) bring products to market; (d) expand product usage or adoption; (e) obtain customer testimonials; (f) accurately predict growth assumptions; (g) realize anticipated revenues; (h) incur expected levels of operating expenses; or (i) increase the number of high-risk patients at customer facilities; (ii) failure of early data to predict eventual outcomes; (iii) failure to make or obtain anticipated FDA filings or clearances within expected time frames or at all; or (iv) the factors discussed under Item 1A. “Risk Factors” in the company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2020, filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, or SEC, on March 31, 2021, and other filings the company makes with the SEC from time to time. These and other important factors could cause actual results to differ materially from those indicated by the forward-looking statements made in this press release. Any such forward-looking statements represent management’s estimates as of the date of this press release. While the company may elect to update such forward-looking statements at some point in the future, unless required by law, it disclaims any obligation to do so, even if subsequent events cause its views to change. Thus, no one should assume that the Company’s silence over time means that actual events are bearing out as expressed or implied in such forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements should not be relied upon as representing the company’s views as of any date subsequent to the date of this press release.

Media Contact:
Gina Kent, Vault Communications

Investor Contact:
Philip Trip Taylor, Gilmartin Group 


(In thousands, except share and per share data)

    September 30,
    December 31,
Current assets:                
Cash and cash equivalents   $ 22,047     $ 16,793  
Marketable securities     20,042       25,396  
Accounts receivable     4,222       5,099  
Inventories     4,822       3,636  
Prepaid expenses and other current assets     3,327       2,660  
Total current assets     54,460       53,584  
Property and equipment, net     3,813       3,771  
Operating lease right-of-use assets     10,052       11,034  
Restricted cash     1,551       551  
Marketable securities           10,002  
Other assets     161       136  
Total assets   $ 70,037     $ 79,078  
Liabilities and stockholders’ (deficit) equity                
Current liabilities:                
Accounts payable   $ 2,616     $ 2,058  
Accrued expenses and other current liabilities     8,169       7,512  
Deferred revenue     613       230  
Total current liabilities     11,398       9,800  
Notes payable     47,132       45,235  
Operating lease liabilities, net of current portion     9,665       10,533  
Deferred revenue, net of current portion     50       424  
Derivative liability           1,010  
Other liabilities     4,255       3,350  
Commitments and contingencies                
Stockholders’ (deficit) equity:                
Preferred stock, $0.001 par value; 10,000,000 shares authorized; no shares issued and outstanding at September 30, 2021 and December 31, 2020            
Common stock, $0.001 par value; 400,000,000 shares authorized; 165,967,924 and 148,078,974 shares issued and outstanding at September 30, 2021 and December 31, 2020, respectively     165       148  
Additional paid-in capital     457,440       431,544  
Accumulated other comprehensive income     4       9  
Accumulated deficit     (460,072 )     (422,975 )
Total stockholders’ (deficit) equity     (2,463 )     8,726  
Total liabilities and stockholders’ (deficit) equity   $ 70,037     $ 79,078  


(In thousands, except share and per share data)

    Three Months Ended
September 30,
    Nine Months Ended
September 30,
    2021     2020     2021     2020  
Product revenue   $ 4,306     $ 3,757     $ 12,634     $ 5,843  
Research revenue                       11  
Contribution revenue     3,122       1,488       8,444       4,488  
Total revenue     7,428       5,245       21,078       10,342  
Costs and expenses:                                
Cost of product revenue     4,720       6,833       15,341       13,804  
Research and development     6,384       3,782       16,448       12,348  
Selling, general and administrative     8,536       5,266       21,983       17,226  
Total costs and expenses     19,640       15,881       53,772       43,378  
Loss from operations     (12,212 )     (10,636 )     (32,694 )     (33,036 )
Other income (expense):                                
Interest income     6       1       18       2  
Interest expense     (1,919 )     (647 )     (4,632 )     (3,908 )
Other income, net     163       27       211       53  
Total other expense     (1,750 )     (619 )     (4,403 )     (3,853 )
Net loss   $ (13,962 )   $ (11,255 )   $ (37,097 )   $ (36,889 )
Net loss per share — basic and diluted   $ (0.08 )   $ (0.08 )   $ (0.24 )   $ (0.33 )
Weighted-average number of common shares used in computing net loss per share — basic and diluted     165,882,334       147,793,891       156,397,584       112,371,006  

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