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International Stem Cell Corporation Announces Operating Results for the Three and Six-Months ended June 30, 2017

Posted on: 14 Aug 17

CARLSBAD, Calif., Aug. 14, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- International Stem Cell Corporation (OTCQB:ISCO) ( (“ISCO” or “the Company”), a California-based clinical stage biotechnology company developing novel stem cell-based therapies and biomedical products, today provided a business update and announced operating results for the three and six months ended June 30, 2017.

“Over the period ended, we have substantially improved our business indicators, including a significant decrease in our cash burn,” said Andrey Semechkin, PhD, Co-Chairman and CEO of ISCO. “Additionally, we are successfully continuing with phase I Parkinson’s disease clinical trial. Based on our success in the current clinical trial, we are working towards commencing phase II of the traumatic brain injury, for which a more detailed update will be released shortly.”

Year-to-Date Financial Highlights

  • Consolidated revenue for the six months ended June 30, 2017 was $3.8 million, compared to the consolidated revenue of $3.5 million for the six months ended June 30, 2016.
  • Gross profit margin for the Company’s revenue-generating subsidiaries for the six months ended June 30, 2017 was $2.7 million, or 73%, compared to gross profit margin of $2.6 million, or 75%, for the six months ended June 30, 2016.
  • Combined operating income for the six months ended June 30, 2017 from our two wholly owned revenue generating subsidiaries was $975,000, an increase of 51% compared to $647,000 in the same period in 2016.
  • Consolidated loss from operations, including from phase I Parkinson’s disease clinical trial expenses, for the six months ended June 30, 2017 was $2.0 million, compared to consolidated loss from operations of $2.4 million for the same period in 2016
  • Average net cash used in operating activities, excluding capital expenditures and patent costs, was approximately $222,000 per month during the six months ended June 30, 2017, a decrease of 53%, compared to $472,000 per month for the same period in 2016.

Recent Clinical Trial Highlights

  • Completed first cohort in Parkinson’s disease clinical trial. The fourth operation went according to plan and no adverse events associated with ISC-hpNSC® have been reported in any of the patients.
  • The Data Safety Monitoring Board monitoring the Phase I Parkinson’s disease trial has authorized the clinical trial to move forward with accelerated enrollment and dose escalation to the second cohort.
  • The fifth patient (the first patient of the second cohort) in the clinical trial for Parkinson's Disease was successfully transplanted with ISC-hpNSC® cells. The operation was successfully performed without complications by the team of the RMH neurosurgeons.
  • Presented positive results of neural stem cell transplantation for Parkinson’s disease at the American Academy of Neurology and the American Society of Gene & Cell Therapy 2017 annual meetings.

About International Stem Cell Corporation

International Stem Cell Corporation is focused on the therapeutic applications of human parthenogenetic stem cells (hpSCs) and the development and commercialization of cell-based research and cosmetic products.  ISCO's core technology, parthenogenesis, results in the creation of pluripotent human stem cells from unfertilized oocytes (eggs).  hpSCs avoid ethical issues associated with the use or destruction of viable human embryos.  ISCO scientists have created the first parthenogenetic, homozygous stem cell line that can be a source of therapeutic cells for hundreds of millions of individuals of differing genders, ages and racial background with minimal immune rejection after transplantation. hpSCs offer the potential to create the first true stem cell bank, UniStemCell™. ISCO also produces and markets specialized cells and growth media for therapeutic research worldwide through its subsidiary Lifeline Cell Technology (, and stem cell-based skin care products through its subsidiary Lifeline Skin Care ( More information is available at

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Statements pertaining to anticipated developments, expected clinical studies (including timing and results), progress of research and development, and other opportunities for the company and its subsidiaries, along with other statements about the future expectations, beliefs, goals, plans, or prospects expressed by management constitute forward-looking statements. Any statements that are not historical fact (including, but not limited to statements that contain words such as "will," "believes," "plans," "anticipates," "expects," "estimates,") should also be considered to be forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties, including, without limitation, risks inherent in the development and/or commercialization of potential products, regulatory approvals, need and ability to obtain future capital, application of capital resources among competing uses, and maintenance of intellectual property rights. Actual results may differ materially from the results anticipated in these forward-looking statements and as such should be evaluated together with the many uncertainties that affect the company's business, particularly those mentioned in the cautionary statements found in the company's Securities and Exchange Commission filings. The company disclaims any intent or obligation to update forward-looking statements.

International Stem Cell Corporation and Subsidiaries 
Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets 
(in thousands, except share data)
  June 30,  December 31, 
  2017  2016 
Assets (Unaudited)     
Cash and cash equivalents $297  $110 
Accounts receivable, net of allowance for doubtful accounts of $12 at June 30, 2017 and
  December 31, 2016
  605   574 
Inventory, net  1,390   1,390 
Prepaid expenses and other current assets  504   418 
Total current assets  2,796   2,492 
Property and equipment, net  358   396 
Intangible assets, net  3,760   3,484 
Non-current inventory  643   615 
Deposits and other assets  57   58 
Total assets $7,614  $7,045 
Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity        
Accounts payable $391  $841 
Accrued liabilities  868   465 
Related party payable  2,019    
Advances  250   250 
Fair value of warrant liability  2,493   2,045 
Total current liabilities  6,021   3,601 
Commitments and contingencies        
Stockholders' Equity        
Series B Convertible Preferred stock, $0.001 par value, 5,000,000 shares authorized, 250,000
  issued and outstanding, with liquidation preferences of $389 and $381 at June 30, 2017
  and December 31, 2016, respectively
Series D Convertible Preferred stock, $0.001 par value, 50 shares authorized, 43 issued and
  outstanding, with liquidation preference of $4,320
Series G Convertible Preferred stock, $0.001 par value, 5,000,000 shares authorized,
  issued and outstanding, with liquidation preference of $5,000
  5   5 
Series I-1 Convertible Preferred stock, $0.001 par value, 2,000 shares authorized 1,610 and 1,680
  issued and outstanding at June 30, 2017 and  December 31, 2016, respectively, with liquidation
  preferences of $1,610 and $1,680 at June 30, 2017 and December 31, 2016, respectively
Series I-2 Convertible Preferred stock, $0.001 par value, 4,310 shares authorized,
  issued and outstanding with liquidation preferences of $4,310
Common stock, $0.001 par value, 120,000,000 shares authorized, 4,012,032 and 3,950,979 shares
  issued and outstanding at June 30, 2017 and December 31, 2016, respectively
  4   4 
Additional paid-in capital  102,563   101,898 
Accumulated deficit  (100,979)  (98,463)
Total stockholders' equity  1,593   3,444 
Total liabilities and stockholders' equity $7,614  $7,045 

International Stem Cell Corporation and Subsidiaries 
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations 
(in thousands, except per share data) 
 Three Months Ended  Six Months Ended 
 June 30,  June 30, 
 2017  2016  2017  2016 
Product sales$1,762  $1,916  $3,767  $3,532 
Total revenue 1,762   1,916   3,767   3,532 
Cost of sales 471   506   1,024   883 
Research and development 739   852   1,384   1,431 
Selling and marketing 557   651   1,133   1,299 
General and administrative 997   1,156   2,274   2,335 
Total expenses 2,764   3,165   5,815   5,948 
Loss from operating activities (1,002)  (1,249)  (2,048)  (2,416)
Other income (expense)               
Change in fair value of warrant liability 1,584   12,227   (448)  9,597 
Fair value of warrant liability in excess of
Financing transaction costs    (59)     (928)
Interest expense (14)  (1)  (20)  (6)
Miscellaneous income    1      1 
Total other income (expense), net 1,570   12,168   (468)  (1,238)
Income (loss) before income taxes 568   10,919   (2,516)  (3,654)
Provision for income taxes         
Net income (loss)$568  $10,919  $(2,516) $(3,654)
Net income (loss) applicable to common
$568  $10,919  $(2,516) $(3,654)
Net income (loss) per common share-basic$0.14  $3.76  $(0.63) $(1.28)
Net income (loss) per common share-diluted$(0.25) $0.26  $(0.63) $(1.28)
Weighted average shares-basic 3,996   2,903   3,974   2,856 
Weighted average shares-diluted 4,017   5,742   3,974   2,856 


CONTACT: Contacts: International Stem Cell Corporation Russell Kern, PhD Executive Vice President, CSO Phone: 760-940-6383 Email: ir@intlstemcell.comGlobeNewswire

Last updated on: 14/08/2017

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