VolitionRx Limited Announces Third Quarter 2023 Financial Results and Business Update
Conference call to discuss financial and operational results scheduled for Wednesday, November 15, at 8:30 a.m. U.S. Eastern Time
HENDERSON, Nev., Nov. 14, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- VolitionRx Limited (NYSE American: VNRX) ("Volition") today announced financial results and a business update for the third quarter ended September 30, 2023. Volition management will host a conference call tomorrow, November 15 at 8:30 a.m. U.S. Eastern Time to discuss these results. Conference call details can be found below.
Cameron Reynolds, President and Group Chief Executive Officer at Volition, commented:
"I am pleased to report that in the first nine months of 2023 revenue for the Nu.Q® Vet Cancer Test grew almost five-fold over the prior year period, reflecting sales of the reference kits through our global, regional and local supply agreements. Additionally, total year-to-date revenue was $531,000, a 185% increase compared to the comparable period of 2022. We believe that these results demonstrate steady growth, but not yet the "ramp" in revenues that we anticipate. We expect revenues to accelerate as we close out 2023 and into the early part of 2024 as several additional distributors come online with our Nu.Q® Vet Test.
"We continued to make considerable progress with our Nu.Q® NETs pillar. Most recently, we completed the Q-Sub process with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, and we are happy to announce that they have agreed to the regulatory pathway of a traditional 510(k) with an adjudicated clinical comparator. We are grateful for the opportunity to participate in the Q-Sub process and appreciate the feedback we have received. The interactions were engaging and helpful and we feel gave us a clear regulatory path we need to follow for this potentially exciting opportunity.
"We hosted our first Key Opinion Leader Roundtable Event focused on sepsis in September and published an expert-led report. We also presented new data at the ESICM congress in Milan in October and were featured in a peer-reviewed publication from one of our Centers of Excellence in Europe.
"In October, we unveiled what we believe to be an entirely new cancer detection method at ESMO 2023, the annual congress of the European Society for Medical Oncology, and hosted a webinar detailing this transformational method. The results to date are exciting and we are now developing a range of cancer-specific assays which we expect to be more accurate than these preliminary results, and look forward to sharing our progress beginning in the first quarter of 2024. We believe that this opportunity is significant, and we have been encouraged by the level of interest shown by a range of leading diagnostic and liquid biopsy companies following ESMO.
"I am also delighted in the progress we are making to ensure our Nu.Q® Vet Cancer Test is accessible worldwide, with our recent launch in the UK and Ireland through two leading local companies; NationWide Laboratories and Veterinary Pathology Group. We anticipate launches in additional markets in Asia in the coming months."
- Cash and cash equivalents as of September 30, 2023, totaled approximately $10.8 million compared with $10.9 million at the end of 2022.
- Subsequent to quarter end, a Walloon institutional fund and regional government bodies of the Walloon Region of Belgium approved providing additional funding to the company aggregating approximately $6 million. We expect the funding transactions to close this month.
- Expect to receive a further $13 million in milestone payments from Heska Corporation in the coming months.
Event: VolitionRx Limited Third Quarter 2023 Earnings and Business Update Conference Call
Date: Wednesday, November 15, 2023
Time: 8:30 a.m. U.S. Eastern Time
U.S. & Canada Dial-in: 1-877-407-9716 (toll free)
U.K. Dial-in: 0 800 756 3429 (toll free)
Conference ID: 13742634
Cameron Reynolds, President and Group Chief Executive Officer of Volition, will host the call along with Terig Hughes, Group Chief Financial Officer, Dr. Tom Butera, Chief Executive Officer of Volition Veterinary Diagnostics Development LLC, Dr. Andrew Retter, Medical Consultant to Volition and Scott Powell, Executive Vice President, Investor Relations. The call will provide an update on important events which have taken place in the third quarter of 2023 and upcoming milestones.
A live audio webcast of the conference call will also be available on the investor relations page of Volition's corporate website at https://ir.volition.com. In addition, a telephone replay of the call will be available until November 29, 2023. The replay dial-in numbers are 1-844-512-2921 (toll-free) in the U.S. and Canada and 1-412-317-6671 (toll) internationally. Please use replay pin number 13742634.
Volition is a multi-national epigenetics company focused on advancing the science of epigenetics. Volition is dedicated to saving lives and improving outcomes for people and animals with life-altering diseases through earlier detection, as well as disease and treatment monitoring.
Through its subsidiaries, Volition is developing and commercializing simple, easy to use, cost-effective blood tests to help diagnose and monitor a range of diseases, including some cancers and diseases associated with NETosis, such as sepsis. Early diagnosis and monitoring have the potential to not only prolong the life of patients, but also improve their quality of life.
Volition's research and development activities are centered in Belgium, with an innovation laboratory and office in the U.S. and additional offices in London and Singapore.
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Released November 14, 2023