IsoPlexis Reports First Quarter 2022 Financial Results

First quarter 2022 revenue increased 52% over prior year period

BRANFORD, Conn., May 11, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- IsoPlexis Corporation (Nasdaq: ISO), the Superhuman Cell Company, today reported financial results for the quarter ended March 31, 2022.

Recent Highlights

  • Revenue of $4.9 million for the first quarter 2022, representing a 52% increase over the corresponding period of 2021

  • Sold 25 new instruments in the first quarter, bringing the installed base to 234 total instruments

  • Announced the transition to an integrated commercial and operational structure to streamline and support sustainable growth as well as extend cash runway to the second half of 2024  

  • Presented first-of-its-kind data on simultaneous single cell TCR profiling and highly-multiplexed functional proteomics at the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) Annual Meeting

  • Demonstrated milestones on Duomic platform, a unique single cell multi-omic solution, and additionally, on CodePlex, an important innovation in the targeted proteomics field  

  • Appointed Eric Stewart as Chief Commercial Officer

“We started the year strong with revenue increasing 52% year over year, driven by growth of our installed base of IsoLight and IsoSpark instruments,” said Sean Mackay, Co-founder and CEO of IsoPlexis. “Importantly, we have reached a key milestone with the delivery of Duomic, the first ‘functional’ single cell novel multi-omic platform, to market as a service. Additionally, we have demonstrated solid progress with CodePlex, our uniquely targeted proteomics platform, with early studies published in premier research journals. This progress, coupled with our streamlined operations, increased productivity, and extended cash runway, lays the foundation for continued growth. We are well-positioned to execute on our platform roadmap.”

First Quarter 2022 Financial Results

Revenue was $4.9 million for the three months ended March 31, 2021, a 52% increase from $3.2 million for the three months ended March 31, 2021. These results were primarily driven by instrument placements and strong demand for the IsoSpark.

Gross margin was 52% for the first quarter of 2022, as compared to 51% for the corresponding prior year period.

Operating expenses were $30.7 million for the first quarter of 2022, a 103% increase from $15.1 million for the three months ended March 31, 2021. The increase in operating expenses was primarily driven by headcount expansion as we built out the commercial team and advanced development of our Duomic and CodePlex products. In mid-April, we streamlined our commercial and operational structure to better support sustainable growth.

Operating loss was $28.1 million for the first quarter of 2022, as compared to $13.5 million for the corresponding prior year period.

Net loss was $28.7 million for the first quarter of 2022, as compared to a net loss of $15.6 million for the corresponding prior year period.

Cash was $97.6 million as of March 31, 2022. In addition, we had $7.5 million of additional loan capacity in our credit facility.

2022 Guidance

IsoPlexis continues to expect full year 2022 revenue to be in the range of $26 million to $27 million, representing 51% to 56% growth over full year 2021.

Webcast Information

IsoPlexis will host a conference call to discuss the first quarter 2022 financial results before market open on Wednesday, May 11, 2022 at 5:30 am Pacific Time / 8:30 am Eastern Time. A webcast of the conference call can be accessed at The webcast will be archived and available for replay for at least 90 days after the event.

About IsoPlexis

IsoPlexis is the Superhuman Cell company.

By leading the discovery and identification of how multi-functional immune— Superhuman— cells communicate and respond, IsoPlexis assists researchers in understanding and predicting disease progression, treatment resistance and therapeutic efficacy.

IsoPlexis has been named Top Innovation or Design by The Scientist Magazine, Fierce, BIG Innovation, Red Dot and multiple others. The IsoPlexis platform is used globally by researchers, including those at the top 15 global pharmaceutical companies by revenue and at over 70% of leading U.S. comprehensive cancer centers.

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Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations

  Three months ended March 31,
(in thousands, except share and per share amounts)  2022   2021 
Product revenue $4,454  $2,927 
Service revenue  457   307 
Total revenue  4,911   3,234 
Cost of product revenue  2,329   1,550 
Cost of service revenue  27   24 
Gross profit  2,555   1,660 
Operating expenses:    
Research and development expenses  7,133   3,674 
General and administrative expenses  11,476   4,378 
Sales and marketing expenses  12,043   7,074 
Total operating expenses  30,652   15,126 
Loss from operations  (28,097)  (13,466)
Other income (expense):    
Interest expense, net  (986)  (743)
Other income (expense), net  358   (1,350)
Net loss $(28,725) $(15,559)
Accrued dividends on preferred stock     (3,276)
Net loss attributable to common stockholders  (28,725)  (18,835)
Basic and diluted net loss per common share $(0.74) $(8.81)
Weighted-average common shares outstanding—basic and diluted  39,037,528   2,137,624 

IsoPlexis Corporation
Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets

(in thousands, except share amounts) March 31,
 December 31,
Current assets:    
Cash $97,608  $126,566 
Accounts receivable, net  3,937   4,100 
Inventories, net  34,504   24,299 
Prepaid expenses and other current assets  3,241   3,478 
Total current assets  139,290   158,443 
Property and equipment, net  9,610   5,778 
Intangible assets, net  20,750   21,008 
Operating lease right-of-use assets  5,338    
Other assets  1,124   2,243 
Total assets $176,112  $187,472 
Liabilities and stockholders’ equity    
Current liabilities:    
Accounts payable $10,239  $4,839 
Accrued expenses and other current liabilities  6,828   7,827 
Deferred revenue  846   915 
Total current liabilities  17,913   13,581 
Long-term operating lease obligations  4,598    
Long-term debt  38,902   31,646 
Total liabilities:  61,413   45,227 
Commitments and contingencies    
Stockholders’ equity:    
Preferred stock, $0.001 par value, 20,000,000 shares authorized, zero shares issued and outstanding as of March 31, 2022 and December 31, 2021      
Common stock, $0.001 par value, 400,000,000 shares authorized; 39,043,119 and 39,036,010 shares issued and outstanding as of March 31, 2022 and December 31, 2021, respectively  39   39 
Additional paid-in capital  277,358   276,179 
Accumulated deficit  (162,698)  (133,973)
Total stockholders’ equity  114,699   142,245 
Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity $176,112  $187,472