“We are pleased with our progress across multiple developmental programs around novel asset creation using SeqLL’s platform,” said
Recent Business Highlights
- Announced the formation of a
Scientific Advisory Boardcomprised of distinguished and world-renowned leaders of the scientific community. The SABwill discuss with management potential new development opportunities that leverage the Company’s unique True Single Molecule Sequencing (tSMS®) technology across the “omics” fields, as well as advise management with their existing collaborative, scientific, & development partnerships. Each leader has previously utilized the tSMS platform and will leverage their expertise to provide valuable insight to our company.
Year End 2021 Results and Financial Highlights
- Total revenues for the year ended
December 31, 2021were $0.21 millioncompared to $0.33 millionduring the year ended December 31, 2020, representing a decrease of 36%. The change in revenue was primarily a result of the reduction in research services and business activities due to the slow-down during the COVID-19 pandemic.
- Gross profits remained essentially unchanged at
$0.16 millionfor the year ended December 31, 2021; however, the gross profit margin increased to 72%, as compared to gross profit margin of 48% for the year ended December 31, 2020. The change in gross profit margin was primarily a result of the reduction in costs of products and services, including reduced salaries, due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
- Research and development expenses for the year ended
December 31, 2021increased 60% to $0.53 millioncompared to $0.33 millionfor the year ended December 31, 2020. The increase in expense was primarily a result of research and development activities returning to the levels of pre-COVID-19 pandemic. The company anticipates these expenditures to increase over the year of 2022 and beyond as it grows its research and development efforts to advance certain projects that were on hold during the COVID-19 pandemic.
- General and administrative expenses for the year ended
December 31, 2021were $2.2 millioncompared to $0.77 millionfor the year ended December 31, 2020, an increase of $1.4 million. The increase in general and administrative expenses was primarily related to the preparation for the company’s initial public offering in August 2021, which included professional fees for accounting and legal of approximately $870,000, and increased personnel expenses of approximately $275,000.
- Interest and other income expense dropped for the year ended
December 31, 2021to $0.21 millioncompared with $0.29 millionfor the year ended December 31, 2020. A decrease in interest expense of $78,000was due to a decrease in the company’s outstanding indebtedness as a result of the conversion of $2.1 millionin notes to equity concurrently with the completion of the company’s initial public offering on August 31, 2021, and the 50% reduction in its cost of capital on its remaining $1.3 millionin long term debt
- Net loss attributable to common stockholders for the year ended
December 31, 2021was $3.7 million, or ( $0.51) per basic and diluted share compared to $1.0 million, or ( $0.21) per basic and diluted share, for the year ended December 31, 2020. The increase in the company’s net loss was primarily related to its approximate $1.2 millionin preparation costs for its initial public offering and the $1.0 millionexpense attributable to the extinguishment of convertible notes into stock at the IPO.
- Cash, cash equivalents and, investments, as of
December 31, 2021, were $9.9 million.
- As of
December 31, 2021, the Company had 11,886,379 shares of common stock outstanding.
About True Single Molecule Sequencing (tSMS) Technology
SeqLL’s collaborators are thoroughly committed to using only our tSMS platform in their scientific research due to its unique RNA and DNA sequencing and related services. Our true single molecule sequencing platform is NGS technology offers maximum flexibility and avoids many of the challenges common for standard NGS approaches. It that enables direct sequencing of millions of individual molecules not requiring PCR amplification at any stage of the process and a simple, economical sample prep protocols. Therefore, it captures a precise sample composition, without bias and loss of diversity and rare species. Our tSMS platform is ideally suited for RNA biomarker discovery and diagnostic assay developments, including challenging applications for the standard NGS platform, such as low quantity, difficult or degraded samples of cell-free DNA, FFPE-isolated nucleic acids, ancient DNA and forensic samples.
Forward Looking Statements
This press release contains certain forward-looking statements, including those related to the applicability and viability of the Company’s technology to quantifying RNA molecules from blood and other statements that are predictive in nature. Forward-looking statements are based on the Company's current expectations and assumptions. The Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 provides a safe-harbor for forward-looking statements. These statements may be identified by the use of forward-looking expressions, including, but not limited to, "expect," "anticipate," "intend," "plan," "believe," "estimate," "potential," "predict," "project," "should," "would" and similar expressions and the negatives of those terms. Prospective investors are cautioned not to place undue reliance on such forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date of this presentation. The Company undertakes no obligation to publicly update any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements are set forth in the Company's filings with the
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|Consolidated Balance Sheets|
|Cash and cash equivalents||$||4,015,128||$||-|
|Accounts receivable, net||30,714||30,714|
|Total current assets||10,424,382||342,540|
|Property and equipment, net||265,267||337,241|
|Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity (Deficit)|
|Loan payable - related party||-||26,000|
|Non-convertible promissory notes - current||1,375,000||-|
|Total current liabilities||2,557,769||1,011,479|
|Non-convertible promissory notes - long-term||-||2,431,730|
|Total non-current liabilities||-||3,536,730|
|Commitments and contingencies (Note 14)|
|Stockholders' equity (deficit)|
|Additional paid-in capital||22,596,100||6,856,020|
|Total stockholders' equity (deficit)||8,182,368||(3,854,166||)|
|Total liabilities and stockholders' equity (deficit)||$||10,740,137||$||694,043|
|Consolidated Statements of Operations
|Cost of sales||57,690||170,803|
|Research and development||530,076||330,979|
|General and administrative||2,170,857||777,435|
|Total operating expenses||2,700,933||1,108,414|
|Other (income) and expenses|
|Unrealized loss on marketable securities||43,078||-|
|Change in fair value of convertible notes||195,962||-|
|Loss on extinguishment of convertible notes||934,257||-|
|Net loss per share - basic and diluted||$||(0.51||)||$||(0.21||)|
|Weighted average common shares - basic and diluted||7,216,001||4,864,862|
Source: SeqLL, Inc