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T2 Biosystems Reports First Quarter 2018 Financial Results and Provides Corporate Update

Quarterly Product Revenue Up 66% Year-Over-Year

On Track for Potential FDA Clearance of T2Bacteria Panel in the Second Quarter 2018

LEXINGTON, Mass., May 08, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- T2 Biosystems, Inc. (NASDAQ:TTOO) an emerging leader in the development and commercialization of innovative medical diagnostic products for critical unmet needs in healthcare, announced today operating highlights and financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2018.  

First Quarter Business and Financial Performance Highlights:

  • Reported first quarter total revenue of $2.311 million, up 146% year-over-year.
  • Reported first quarter product revenue of $1.048 million, up 66% year-over-year.
  • Secured five new placements of T2Dx® Instruments in the first quarter and 4 contracts with access to 10 new hospitals.
  • Increased targeted high-risk patients at newly contracted hospitals by 48,000, ahead of the 35,000 high-risk patients targeted in the quarter.
  • Awarded grant of $2 million from CARB-X to accelerate the development of an expanded panel of tests utilizing the T2MR platform for sepsis-causing bacterial infections and resistance.
  • Customers published 6 peer-reviewed studies demonstrating the clinical and performance advantages of the T2Dx Instrument over blood culture.

“The first quarter was a positive start to the year for our core business, highlighted by 66% year-over-year product revenue growth, the expansion of our installed base and prudent expense management. There continues to be positive momentum in the market for our technology, with several new peer-reviewed publications demonstrating our superior performance and our new collaboration with CARB-X focused on a broad-based diagnostic panel for sepsis-causing bacterial infections,” said president and chief executive officer John McDonough. “Perhaps most importantly, there is robust and growing customer interest in the T2Bacteria Panel, which remains on track for potential FDA clearance in the second quarter of 2018. We anticipate this will be an inflection point for our business based on a significant expansion of our market opportunity and a positive shift in our growth trajectory.”

Additional Financial Results:

  • Research revenues were $1.2 million, compared to $326,000 last quarter and $310,000 in last year’s first quarter. 
  • Costs and expenses, excluding cost of product revenue, were $10.5 million, a 16% decrease over last year’s first quarter costs and expenses of $12.5 million.
  • Operating margins were a loss of $11.5 million, a 20% decrease over last quarter’s $14.4 million operating margin loss and a 12% decrease over last year’s first quarter operating margin loss of $13.1 million.

Weighted average shares outstanding were 36.0 million this quarter compared to 35.9 million last quarter and 30.6 million in last year’s first quarter. 

Anticipated Events:

The company provides the following guidance for the second quarter 2018:

  • Total revenue in the second quarter 2018 is expected to be in the range of $3.0 million to $3.3 million. Second quarter 2018 product revenue is expected to be in the range of $1.0 million to $1.3 million.

  • The company expects to secure placements of at least 8 T2Dx Instruments in the second quarter by closing at least 6 new contracts that provide access to a minimum of 35,000 high-risk patients.

  • Operating expenses, excluding cost of product revenue, for the second quarter 2018 are projected to be in the range of $10.0 million to $10.5 million, including non-cash stock based compensation and depreciation expenses of $2.0 million.

The company expects to provide full-year 2018 financial guidance upon FDA clearance of the T2Bacteria® Panel.

Conference Call

Management will host a conference call today with the investment community at 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time to discuss the financial results and other business developments. Interested parties may access the live call via telephone by dialing 1-877-300-8521 (U.S.) or 1-412-317-6026 (International). To listen to the live call via T2 Biosystems' website, go to, in the Investors/Events & Presentations section. A webcast replay of the call will be available following the conclusion of the call, also in the Investors/Events & Presentations section of the website.

About T2 Biosystems

T2 Biosystems, an emerging leader in the development and commercialization of innovative medical diagnostic products for critical unmet needs in healthcare, improves patient care and reduces the cost of healthcare by helping clinicians effectively treat patients faster than ever before. T2 Biosystems’ products include the T2Dx® Instrument, T2Candida® Panel, and the T2Bacteria® Panel and are powered by the proprietary T2 Magnetic Resonance technology, or T2MR®. T2Bacteria Panel is commercially available in Europe and other countries that accept the CE Mark and is available for research use only in the U.S. T2 Biosystems has an active pipeline of future products including additional species and antibiotic resistance for detection of sepsis pathogens, as well as tests for Lyme disease. For more information, please visit

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 additional patients, timing of testing patients, anticipated product benefits, strategic priorities, product expansion or opportunities, growth expectations or targets, timing of FDA filings or clearances and anticipated operating expenses, 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, 2017, filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, or SEC, on March 19, 2018, 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.

(In thousands, except share and per share data)
  Three Months Ended
March 31,
   2018   2017 
Product revenue $1,048  $631 
Research revenue  1,263   310 
Total revenue  2,311   941 
Costs and expenses:    
Cost of product revenue  3,273   1,627 
Research and development  4,718   6,585 
Selling, general and administrative  5,755   5,874 
Total costs and expenses  13,746   14,086 
Loss from operations  (11,435)  (13,145)
Interest expense, net  (1,568)  (1,637)
Other income, net  90   79 
Net loss and comprehensive loss $(12,913) $(14,703)
Net loss per share — basic and diluted $(0.36) $(0.48)
Weighted-average number of common shares used in computing net loss per share — basic and diluted  35,978,306   30,531,180 

(In thousands, except share and per share data)
  March 31,
 December 31,
Current assets:    
Cash and cash equivalents $29,733  $41,799 
Accounts receivable  582   467 
Prepaid expenses and other current assets  626   708 
Inventories  2,082   1,344 
Total current assets  33,023   44,318 
Property and equipment, net  8,710   10,015 
Restricted cash  180   260 
Other assets  206   268 
Total assets $42,119  $54,861 
Liabilities and stockholders’ equity    
Current liabilities:    
Accounts payable $779  $648 
Accrued expenses and other current liabilities  5,606   6,218 
Derivative liability  2,096   2,238 
Notes payable  41,303   40,696 
Deferred revenue  887   1,736 
Current portion of lease incentives  251   246 
Total current liabilities  50,922   51,782 
Notes payable, net of current portion  609   1,008 
Lease incentives, net of current portion  675   731 
Commitments and contingencies    
Stockholders’ equity:    
Preferred stock, $0.001 par value; 10,000,000 shares authorized; no shares issued and outstanding at March 31, 2018 and December 31, 2017      
Common stock, $0.001 par value; 200,000,000 shares authorized; 36,019,883 and 35,948,900 shares issued and outstanding at March 31, 2018 and December 31, 2017, respectively  36   36 
Additional paid-in capital  268,807   267,421 
Accumulated deficit  (278,930)  (266,117)
Total stockholders’ (deficit) equity  (10,087)  1,340 
Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity $42,119  $54,861 

Media Contact:
Tom Langford, Feinstein Kean Healthcare

Investor Contact:
Matthew Clawson, W2O Group 

Tuesday, May 8, 2018 - 16:01