Biocept, Inc. (Nasdaq: BIOC), a leading provider of molecular diagnostic assays, products and services, reports unaudited net revenue for 2021 of $61.2 million and cash and cash equivalents as of December 31, 2021 of approximately $28 million.
“Revenue reached a record high in 2021, up 123% over the prior year driven primarily by RT-PCR COVID-19 testing. As anticipated, we are currently experiencing a decline in COVID-19 testing demand as the unpredictable pandemic begins shifting to an endemic stage. Also, in the fourth quarter of 2021 we once again achieved sequential-quarter volume growth for CNSide™, our proprietary cerebrospinal fluid assay for the detection and monitoring of cancer involving the central nervous system,” said Samuel D. Riccitelli, Biocept’s Chairman, and interim President and CEO. “We anticipate reporting positive cash flow from operations for 2021 and ended the year with a cash balance of approximately $28 million.”
As a result of the restatement of financial results for the quarter ended September 30, 2021, the implementation of additional accounting review and control procedures, and resource constraints, the accounting review of Biocept’s financial statements as of and for the year ended December 31, 2021 is ongoing. Biocept is filing a notification of late filing on Form 12b-25 with the Securities and Exchange Commission, which provides an automatic 15-day extension of the filing deadline for its Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2021, to April 15, 2022. The net revenue and cash and cash equivalent data presented in this news release should be considered preliminary and could be subject to change as the company's independent registered public accounting firm has not completed its audit. Biocept anticipates filing its Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2021 by April 15, 2022 or as soon as practicable.
Biocept, Inc. develops and commercializes molecular diagnostic assays that provide physicians with clinically actionable information for treating and monitoring patients diagnosed with a variety of cancers. In addition to its broad portfolio of blood-based liquid biopsy assays, Biocept has developed the CNSide™ cerebrospinal fluid assay that detects cancer that has metastasized to the central nervous system. Biocept’s patented Target Selector™ technology captures and quantitatively analyzes CSF tumor cells for tumor-associated molecular markers, using technology first developed for use in blood. Biocept also is leveraging its molecular diagnostic capabilities to offer nationwide COVID-19 RT-PCR testing to support public health efforts during this unprecedented pandemic. For more information, visit www.biocept.com. Follow Biocept on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter.
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