AnPac Bio Launches Novel Cancer Treatment Technology and Product Joint Venture – Utilizing Findings from 10 Years of Early-Stage Cancer Detection Work Involving over 222,200 Sample Database

AnPac Bio Launches Novel Cancer Treatment Technology and Product Joint Venture – Utilizing Findings from 10 Years of Early-Stage Cancer Detection Work Involving over 222,200 Sample Database 

San Jose, CA, May 24, 2021 – AnPac Bio-Medical Science Co., Ltd. (ANPC) (“AnPac Bio,” the “Company” or “we”), a biotechnology company with operations in China and the United States focused on early cancer screening and detection, announced today that on May 17, 2021, its board of directors approved the Company to establish a joint venture (the “Joint Venture”) together with its founder and chairman, Dr. Chris Chang Yu, and certain other individuals to develop a new cancer treatment technology and associated products. AnPac Bio will contribute two filed patent applications in the space of cancer treatment to the Joint Venture, and shareholding percentages of AnPac Bio and other shareholders in the Joint Venture will be determined based on the value of the patent applications assessed by an independent appraisal firm, as well as other commercial factors.

The new cancer treatment technology to be developed by the Joint Venture is expected to be based on AnPac Bio’s important findings in the past 10 years of extensive early-stage cancer detection work involving over 222,200 samples (including commercial CDA-based tests and CDA-based tests for research purpose), as well as based on correlations between changes in biophysical properties in the micro-environment (such as blood) and cancer occurrence observed by multiple research groups including AnPac Bio.  This novel technology is expected to utilize key treatment modules fabricated by integrated circuit (IC) technology in conjunction with certain reagents, to target biophysical properties exhibiting abnormal ranges within pre-cancer and cancer populations. The aim of the technology is to prevent disease progression for both pre-cancer and cancer patients. Laboratory tests on this technology are expected to begin in the third quarter of 2021. Additionally, a class III medical device registration application to Chinese National Medical Products Administration (NMPA) is planned for Q3, 2022.

Dr. Chris Yu, Chairman and CEO of AnPac Bio commented: “We are very pleased to have launched this very meaningful and important project with a lot of momentum.  This cancer treatment technology is novel, and this investment gives AnPac Bio significant advantages in terms of technology extendibility, cost control, customer sharing and business synergy.”

About AnPac Bio

AnPac Bio is a biotechnology company focused on early cancer screening and detection, with 142 issued patents as of March 31, 2021. With two certified clinical laboratories in China and one CLIA and CAP accredited clinical laboratory and one CLIA registered clinical laboratory in the United States, Anpac Bio performs a suite of cancer screening and detection tests, including CDA (Cancer Differentiation Analysis), bio-chemical, immunological, and genomics tests. According to Frost & Sullivan, AnPac Bio ranked third worldwide among companies offering next-generation early cancer screening and detection technologies in terms of the number of clinical samples for cancer screening and detection, based on approximately 41,700 clinical samples as of December 31, 2020.  AnPac Bio’s CDA technology platform has been shown in retrospective validation studies to be able to detect the risk of over 20 different cancer types with high sensitivity and specificity.

For more information, please visit: https://www.Anpacbio.com.

For investor and media inquiries, please contact:

 

Company:

Phil Case, Marketing and Investor Relations

Phone: +1-267-810-6776 (US)

Email: [email protected]

 

Investor Relations:

Ascent Investor Relations LLC
Tina Xiao, President
Phone: +1-917-609-0333 (US)
Email: [email protected]

Safe Harbor Statement

This announcement contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. These forward-looking statements are made under the “safe harbor” provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and are relating to the Company’s future financial and operating performance. The Company has attempted to identify forward-looking statements by terminologies including “believes,” “estimates,” “anticipates,” “expects,” “plans,” “projects,” “intends,” “potential,” “target,” “aim,” “predict,” “outlook,” “seek,” “goal” “objective,” “assume,” “contemplate,” “continue,” “positioned,” “forecast,” “likely,” “may,” “could,” “might,” “will,” “should,” “approximately” or other words that convey uncertainty of future events or outcomes to identify these forward-looking statements. These statements are based on current expectations, assumptions and uncertainties involving judgments about, among other things, future economic, competitive and market conditions and future business decisions, all of which are difficult or impossible to predict accurately and many of which are beyond the Company’s control. These statements also involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause the Company’s actual results to be materially different from those expressed or implied by any forward-looking statement. Known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors include, but are not limited to, the implementation of our business model and growth strategies; trends and competition in the cancer screening and detection market; our expectations regarding demand for and market acceptance of our cancer screening and detection tests and our ability to expand our customer base; our ability to obtain and maintain intellectual property protections for our CDA technology and our continued research and development to keep pace with technology developments; our ability to obtain and maintain regulatory approvals from the NMPA, the FDA and the relevant U.S. states and have our laboratories certified or accredited by authorities including the CLIA; our future business development, financial condition and results of operations and our ability to obtain financing cost-effectively; potential changes of government regulations; general economic and business conditions in China and elsewhere; our ability to hire and maintain key personnel; our relationship with our major business partners and customers; and the duration of the coronavirus outbreaks and their potential adverse impact on the economic conditions and financial markets and our business and financial performance, such as resulting from reduced commercial activities due to quarantines and travel restrictions instituted by China, the U.S. and many other countries around the world to contain the spread of the virus. Additionally, all forward-looking statements are subject to the “Risk Factors” detailed from time to time in the Company’s most recent Annual Report on Form 20-F and other filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Because of these and other risks, uncertainties and assumptions, undue reliance should not be placed on these forward-looking statements. In addition, these statements speak only as of the date of this press release and, except as may be required by law, the Company undertakes no obligation to revise or update publicly any forward-looking statements for any reason.

 

AnPac Bio Announces Filing of Annual Report on Form 20-F for 2020

AnPac Bio Announces Filing of Annual Report on Form 20-F for 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

San Jose, CA., April 30, 2021—AnPac Bio-Medical Science Co., Ltd. (NASDAQ: ANPC) (“AnPac Bio” or the “Company”), a biotechnology company with operations in China and the United States focused on early cancer screening and detection, announced today that it has filed its annual report on Form 20-F for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2020 with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) on April 30, 2021.

The Company’s annual report on Form 20-F, which contains its audited consolidated financial statements, can be accessed on and downloaded from the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov as well as on the Company’s investor relations website at https://www.anpacbio.com.

About AnPac Bio

AnPac Bio is a biotechnology company focused on early cancer screening and detection, with 142 issued patents as of March 31, 2021. With two certified clinical laboratories in China and one CLIA and CAP accredited clinical laboratory and one CLIA registered clinical laboratory in the United States, AnPac Bio performs a suite of cancer screening and detection tests, including CDA (Cancer Differentiation Analysis), bio-chemical, immunological, and genomics tests. According to Frost & Sullivan, AnPac Bio ranked third worldwide among companies offering next-generation early cancer screening and detection technologies in terms of the number of clinical samples for cancer screening and detection, based on approximately 41,700 clinical samples as of December 2019.  AnPac Bio’s CDA technology platform has been shown in retrospective validation studies to be able to detect the risk of over 20 different cancer types with high sensitivity and specificity.

For more information, please visit: https://www.Anpacbio.com.

For investor and media inquiries, please contact:

Company:
Phil Case, Marketing and Investor Relations
Phone: +1-267-810-6776 (US)
Email: [email protected]

Investor Relations:
Ascent Investor Relations LLC
Tina Xiao, President
Phone: +1-917-609-0333 (US)
Email: [email protected]

 

AnPac Bio Reports Fiscal Year 2020 Annual Financial Results (89.1% Increase in Revenue and 20.7% Decrease in Net Loss)

AnPac Bio Reports Fiscal Year 2020 Annual Financial Results (89.1% Increase in Revenue and 20.7% Decrease in Net Loss)

SAN JOSE, Calif., April 30, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — AnPac Bio-Medical Science Co., Ltd. (“AnPac Bio,” the “Company” or “we”) (NASDAQ: ANPC), a biotechnology company with operations in China and the United States, announced today its annual financial results for the year ended December 31, 2020.

Financial Highlights for Fiscal Year 2020

  • Total revenues were RMB20.5 million (US$3.1 million) in fiscal year 2020, an increase of 89.1% from RMB10.8 million (US$1.6 million) in fiscal year 2019.
  • Gross margin was 62.8% in fiscal year 2020, an increase of 18.6% from 44.2% in fiscal year 2019.
  • The average selling price (“ASP”) of CDA-based tests was RMB446 (US$68.4) in fiscal year 2020, increased by RMB248, or 125.3% from RMB198 in fiscal year 2019, primarily due to a broader product offering of more comprehensive multi-cancer detection tests at higher price points.
  • Net loss decreased to RMB80.6 million (US$12.3 million) in fiscal year 2020 from RMB101.6 million in fiscal year 2019. The net loss in fiscal year 2020 was mainly attributable to RMB 19.7 million (US$ 3.0 million) selling and marketing expenses and RMB 74.8 million (US$ 11.5 million) general and administrative expenses.
  • Short-term debt decreased significantly (a decrease of approximately 78.7%) compared to the end of last fiscal year (December 31, 2019).

Business Highlights for Fiscal Year 2020

  • The Company successfully listed on the NASDAQ stock exchange on January 30, 2020.
  • Two new products were launched, including a proprietary immunology test named AnPac Defense Medical Examination (“ADME”) and a new cancer test package named AnPac Pan Cancer Screening (“APCS”) combining CDA technology with ct-DNA methods.
  • The Company continued to receive validation on the efficacy of CDA testing through clinical study follow-ups. As of December 31, 2020, AnPac Bio had contacted 22,979 individuals tested using CDA packages in China and received substantive feedback regarding health conditions and disease development from 13,859 individuals.
  • As of December 31, 2020, the Company filed 237 patent applications globally; among these, 141 patents have been granted.
  • The Company continued to build a cancer risk assessment database, which totaled approximately 216,560 samples as of December 31, 2020, including approximately 172,860 samples from commercial CDA-based tests and approximately 43,700 samples from research studies.
  • The San Jose, California US lab received the College of American Pathologists (“CAP”) certification. The lab also has completed the validation of a COVID-19 antibody test using a major supplier’s FDA emergency use authorized equipment, and is capable of commercializing the test.
  • The Philadelphia, Pennsylvania US lab completed renovations and in August 2020, the lab received CLIA certification.

Dr. Chris Yu, CEO and Chairman of AnPac Bio commented: “We are very pleased with our excellent financial performance in 2020. Although the COVID-19 pandemic adversely impacted businesses around the world over the last year, AnPac Bio still achieved significant growth in its revenues and gross margin while reducing its net loss by approximately 20.7%.  This illustrated the capabilities of Anpac Bio’s management team and also demonstrated that our technology and products are getting increased acceptance in the marketplace.

AnPac Bio developed two new products in 2020 which continue to gain traction with our customers. Our issued patents reached 141 at the end of 2020.  We are proud of what AnPac Bio has achieved in 2020. We will continue to focus on research and development, obtaining the Class III medical device registration certificate in China, marketing our test as a laboratory developed test, or LDT, in the U.S., launching new products, and controlling costs and expenses.

As we enter 2021, we are capitalizing on an expanding market and customer acceptance of AnPac’s products and services and are driven by our vision to be a market leader around the globe in early-stage cancer screening and detection. As we announced recently, we have achieved a record Q1 for paid CDA-based cancer test volume in 2021.”

Financial Results for Fiscal Year 2020

Revenue

Total revenues increased by 89.1% to RMB20.5 million (US$3.1 million) in fiscal year 2020 from RMB10.8 million (US$1.6 million) in fiscal year 2019, primarily due to a significant increase in our revenue from cancer screening and detection tests.

Cost of Revenues

Cost of revenues increased by 26.1% to RMB7.6 million (US$1.2 million) in fiscal year 2020 from RMB6.0 million in fiscal year 2019. The increase was primarily attributable to an increase in depreciation expense, as we put more CDA devices into use to carry out our CDA-based tests.

Gross Profit and Gross Margin

Gross profit increased by 168.5% to RMB12.9 million (US$2.0 million) in fiscal year 2020 from RMB4.8 million in fiscal year 2019. Gross margin was 62.8% in fiscal year 2020, an increase of 18.6 percentage points from 44.2% in fiscal year 2019.

Selling and Marketing Expenses

Selling and marketing expenses increased by 44.3% to RMB19.7 million (US$3.0 million) in fiscal year 2020 from RMB13.6 million in fiscal year 2019, primarily due to higher marketing expenses as a result of our enhanced marketing efforts.

Research and Development Expenses

Research and development expenses increased by 17.7% to RMB11.6 million (US$1.8 million) in fiscal year 2020 from RMB9.8 million in fiscal year 2019, primarily due to the increased research and development activities we conducted in 2020.

General and Administrative Expenses

General and administrative expenses increased by 8.2% to RMB74.8 million (US$11.5 million) in fiscal year 2020 from RMB69.1 million in fiscal year 2019, primarily due to increased listing-related professional fees as well as increased staff compensation incurred in 2020.

Net Loss

Net loss was decreased to RMB80.6 million (US$12.3 million) in fiscal year 2020, compared to RMB101.6 million in fiscal year 2019. Basic and diluted loss per share was RMB7.19 (US$1.10) in fiscal year 2020, compared to that of RMB11.31 in fiscal year 2019.

Balance Sheet

As of December 31, 2020, the Company had cash and cash equivalents of RMB3.0 million (US$462,000), compared to RMB6.1 million as of December 31, 2019.

Cash Flow

Net cash used in operating activities was RMB59.0 million (US$9.0 million) in fiscal year 2020, compared to RMB48.6 million in fiscal year 2019.

Net cash used in investing activities was RMB2.5 million (US$380,000) in fiscal year 2020, compared to RMB3.5 million in fiscal year 2019.

Net cash provided by financing activities was RMB60.9 million (US$9.3 million) in fiscal year 2020, compared to RMB46.1 million in fiscal year 2019.

Conference Call

The Company’s management will host an earnings conference call at 8:30 am US Eastern Time on April 30, 2021 (5:30 am US Pacific Time/8:30 pm Beijing Time) to discuss the financial results for the year ended December 31, 2020. To attend this earnings conference call, please use the information below for either dial-in access or webcast access. When prompted, please reference “AnPac Bio/ANPC”.

Conference Call
Date: April 30, 2021
Time: 8:30 am ET, U.S.
International Toll Free: United States: +1 888-346-8982

Mainland China: +86 400-120-1203

Hong Kong: +852 800-905-945

International: International: +1 412-902-4272
Conference ID: AnPac Bio-Medical Science Co., Ltd.

Please dial in at least 15 minutes before the commencement of the call to ensure timely participation. For those unable to participate, an audio replay of the conference call will be available from approximately one hour after the end of the live call until May 7, 2021. The dial-in for the replay is +1 877-344-7529 within the United States or +1 412-317-0088 internationally. The replay access code is 10153699.

A live webcast of the call will also be available at https://services.choruscall.com/links/anpc210329.html.

About AnPac Bio

AnPac Bio is a biotechnology company focused on early cancer screening and detection, with 142 issued patents as of March 31, 2021. With two certified clinical laboratories in China and one CLIA and CAP accredited clinical laboratory and one CLIA registered clinical laboratory in the United States, AnPac Bio performs a suite of cancer screening and detection tests, including CDA (Cancer Differentiation Analysis), bio-chemical, immunological, and genomics tests. According to Frost & Sullivan, AnPac Bio ranked third worldwide among companies offering next-generation early cancer screening and detection technologies in terms of the number of clinical samples for cancer screening and detection, based on approximately 41,700 clinical samples as of December 31, 2019. AnPac Bio’s CDA technology platform has been shown in retrospective validation studies to be able to detect the risk of over 20 different cancer types with high sensitivity and specificity.

For more information, please visit: https://www.Anpacbio.com.

For investor and media inquiries, please contact:

Company:
Phil Case, Marketing and Investor Relations
Phone: +1-267-810-6776 (US)
Email: [email protected]

Investor Relations:
Ascent Investor Relations LLC
Tina Xiao, President
Phone: +1-917-609-0333 (US)
Email: [email protected]

Safe Harbor Statement

This announcement contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. These forward-looking statements are made under the “safe harbor” provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and are relating to the Company’s future financial and operating performance. The Company has attempted to identify forward-looking statements by terminologies including “believes,” “estimates,” “anticipates,” “expects,” “plans,” “projects,” “intends,” “potential,” “target,” “aim,” “predict,” “outlook,” “seek,” “goal” “objective,” “assume,” “contemplate,” “continue,” “positioned,” “forecast,” “likely,” “may,” “could,” “might,” “will,” “should,” “approximately” or other words that convey uncertainty of future events or outcomes to identify these forward-looking statements. These statements are based on current expectations, assumptions and uncertainties involving judgments about, among other things, future economic, competitive and market conditions and future business decisions, all of which are difficult or impossible to predict accurately and many of which are beyond the Company’s control. These statements also involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause the Company’s actual results to be materially different from those expressed or implied by any forward-looking statement. Known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors include, but are not limited to, the implementation of our business model and growth strategies; trends and competition in the cancer screening and detection market; our expectations regarding demand for and market acceptance of our cancer screening and detection tests and our ability to expand our customer base; our ability to obtain and maintain intellectual property protections for our CDA technology and our continued research and development to keep pace with technology developments; our ability to obtain and maintain regulatory approvals from the NMPA, the FDA and the relevant U.S. states and have our laboratories certified or accredited by authorities including the CLIA; our future business development, financial condition and results of operations and our ability to obtain financing cost-effectively; potential changes of government regulations; general economic and business conditions in China and elsewhere; our ability to hire and maintain key personnel; our relationship with our major business partners and customers; and the duration of the coronavirus outbreaks and their potential adverse impact on the economic conditions and financial markets and our business and financial performance, such as resulting from reduced commercial activities due to quarantines and travel restrictions instituted by China, the U.S. and many other countries around the world to contain the spread of the virus. Additionally, all forward-looking statements are subject to the “Risk Factors” detailed from time to time in the Company’s most recent Annual Report on Form 20-F and other filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Because of these and other risks, uncertainties and assumptions, undue reliance should not be placed on these forward-looking statements. In addition, these statements speak only as of the date of this press release and, except as may be required by law, the Company undertakes no obligation to revise or update publicly any forward-looking statements for any reason.

ANPAC BIO-MEDICAL SCIENCE CO., LTD.

CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(Amounts in thousands of Renminbi (“RMB”) and U.S. dollars (“US$”), except for number of shares and per share data)

    As of December 31,  
    2019   2020   2020  
    RMB   RMB   US$  
ASSETS
Current assets:
Cash and cash equivalents 6,125 3,016 462
Advances to suppliers 1,093 5,588 856
Accounts receivable, net 1,295 7,792 1,194
Amounts due from related parties 555 1,277 196
Inventories, net 313 312 48
Other current assets, net 12,790 3,303 506
Total current assets 22,171 21,288 3,262
Property and equipment, net 18,868 19,267 2,953
Land use rights, net 1,194 1,166 179
Intangible assets, net 5,200 4,596 704
Goodwill 2,223 2,223 341
Long-term investments, net 2,326 883 135
Other assets 1,000 464 71
TOTAL ASSETS. 52,982 49,887 7,645
LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS’ DEFICIT
Current liabilities:
Short-term debts 38,568 8,232 1,262
Accounts payable 1,800 2,127 325
Advance from customers 2,450 3,682 564
Amounts due to related parties 4,597 4,130 633
Accrued expenses and other current liabilities 18,782 25,353 3,886
Total current liabilities 66,197 43,524 6,670
Deferred tax liabilities 1,134 1,045 160
Other long-term liabilities 1,575 2,041 313
TOTAL LIABILITIES. 68,906 46,610 7,143
Commitments and contingencies
Shareholders’ (deficit) equity:
Class A Ordinary shares ((US$0.01 par value per share; 70,000,000 shares authorized, 7,004,900 and 9,192,660 shares issued and outstanding as of December 31, 2019 and 2020, respectively) 466 618 95
Class B Ordinary shares ((US$0.01 par value per share; 30,000,000 authorized, 2,863,100 shares issued and outstanding as of December 31, 2019 and 2020) 191 191 29
Additional paid-in capital 257,736 354,295 54,298
Accumulated deficit (276,476 ) (356,951 ) (54,705 )
Accumulated other comprehensive income 2,110 4,795 735
Total AnPac Bio-Medical Science Co., Ltd. shareholders’ (deficit) equity (15,973 ) 2,948 452
Non-controlling interests 49 329 50
Total shareholders’ (deficit) equity (15,924 ) 3,277 502
TOTAL LIABILITIES AND EQUITY 52,982 49,887 7,645  

ANPAC BIO-MEDICAL SCIENCE CO., LTD.

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS AND COMPREHENSIVE LOSS

(Amounts in thousands of RMB and US$, except for number of shares and per share data)

    Year Ended December 31  
    2019   2020   2020  
    RMB   RMB   US$  
Revenues:
Cancer screening and detection tests 10,381 18,445 2,827
Physical checkup packages, net 464 2,064 316
Total revenues 10,845 20,509 3,143
Cost of revenues, cancer screening (6,047 ) (7,628 ) (1,169 )
Gross Profit 4,798 12,881 1,974
Operating expenses:
Selling and marketing (13,633 ) (19,674 ) (3,015 )
Research and development (9,839 ) (11,576 ) (1,774 )
General and administrative (69,088 ) (74,757 ) (11,457 )
Impairment of long-term investments (1,320 ) (1,430 ) (219 )
Loss from operations (89,082 ) (94,556 ) (14,491 )
Non-operating income and expenses:
Interest expense, net (2,609 ) (1,143 ) (175 )
Foreign exchange loss, net (3,219 ) (667 ) (102 )
Share of net (loss) gain in equity method investments 190 (13 ) (2 )
Other income (expense), net (1,823 ) 9,096 1,394
Change in fair value of convertible debt and settlement gain (5,296 ) 6,630 1,016
Loss before income taxes (101,839 ) (80,653 ) (12,360 )
Income tax benefit 218 88 13
Net loss (101,621 ) (80,565 ) (12,347 )
Net loss attributable to non-controlling interests (561 ) (90 ) (14 )
Net loss attributable to ordinary shareholders (101,060 ) (80,475 ) (12,333 )
Loss per share
Class A and B Ordinary shares – basic and diluted (11.31 ) (7.19 ) (1.10 )
Weighted average shares outstanding used in calculating basic and diluted loss per share
Ordinary shares – basic and diluted 8,937,600 11,190,079 11,190,079
Other comprehensive (loss) income, net of tax:
Fair value change relating to Company’s own credit risk on convertible loan (955 ) (108 ) (17 )
Foreign currency translation adjustment 2,978 2,793 428
Total comprehensive loss (99,598 ) (77,880 ) (11,936 )
Total comprehensive loss attributable to non-controlling interests (561 ) (90 ) (14 )
Total comprehensive loss attributable to ordinary shareholders (99,037 ) (77,790 ) (11,922 )

 

 

 

 

AnPac Bio to Report Fiscal Year 2020 Financial Results on Friday, April 30, 2021

AnPac Bio to Report Fiscal Year 2020 Financial Results on Friday, April 30, 2021

Earnings Call Scheduled for 8:30 am ET on April 30, 2021

SAN JOSE, Calif., April 27, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — AnPac Bio-Medical Science Co., Ltd. (“AnPac Bio,” the “Company” or “we”) (NASDAQ: ANPC), a biotechnology company with operations in China and the United States announced today that it plans to report its fiscal year 2020 unaudited financial results ended December 31, 2020, before the open of U.S. markets on Friday, April 30, 2021.

The Company’s management will host an earnings conference call at 8:30 am Eastern Time on April 30, 2021 (5:30 am Pacific Time/8:30 pm Beijing Time on April 30, 2021).

To attend this earnings conference call, please use the information below for either dial-in access or webcast access. When prompted, please reference “AnPac Bio/ANPC.”

Conference Call
Date: April 30, 2021
Time: 8:30 am ET, U.S.
International Toll Free: United States: +1 888-346-8982
Mainland China: +86 400-120-1203
Hong Kong: +852 800-905-945
International: International: +1 412-902-4272
Conference ID: AnPac Bio-Medical Science Co., Ltd.

Please dial in at least 15 minutes before the commencement of the call to ensure timely participation. For those unable to participate, an audio replay of the conference call will be available from approximately one hour after the end of the live call until May 7, 2021. The dial-in for the replay is +1 877-344-7529 within the United States or +1 412-317-0088 internationally. The replay access code is 10153699.

A live webcast of the call will also be available at https://services.choruscall.com/links/anpc210329.html.

About AnPac Bio

AnPac Bio is a biotechnology company focused on early cancer screening and detection, with 142 issued patents as of March 31, 2021. With two certified clinical laboratories in China and one CLIA and CAP accredited clinical laboratory and one CLIA registered clinical laboratory in the United States, AnPac Bio performs a suite of cancer screening and detection tests, including CDA (Cancer Differentiation Analysis), bio-chemical, immunological, and genomics tests. According to Frost & Sullivan, AnPac Bio ranked third worldwide among companies offering next-generation early cancer screening and detection technologies in terms of the number of clinical samples for cancer screening and detection, based on approximately 41,700 clinical samples as of December 31, 2019. AnPac Bio’s CDA technology platform has been shown in retrospective validation studies to be able to detect the risk of over 20 different cancer types with high sensitivity and specificity.

For more information, please visit: https://www.Anpacbio.com.

For investor and media inquiries, please contact:

Company:
Phil Case, Marketing and Investor Relations
Phone: +1-267-810-6776 (US)
Email: [email protected]

Investor Relations:
Ascent Investor Relations LLC
Tina Xiao, President
Phone: +1-917-609-0333 (US)
Email: [email protected]

Safe Harbor Statement

This announcement contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. These forward-looking statements are made under the “safe harbor” provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and are relating to the Company’s future financial and operating performance. The Company has attempted to identify forward-looking statements by terminologies including “believes,” “estimates,” “anticipates,” “expects,” “plans,” “projects,” “intends,” “potential,” “target,” “aim,” “predict,” “outlook,” “seek,” “goal” “objective,” “assume,” “contemplate,” “continue,” “positioned,” “forecast,” “likely,” “may,” “could,” “might,” “will,” “should,” “approximately” or other words that convey uncertainty of future events or outcomes to identify these forward-looking statements. These statements are based on current expectations, assumptions and uncertainties involving judgments about, among other things, future economic, competitive and market conditions and future business decisions, all of which are difficult or impossible to predict accurately and many of which are beyond the Company’s control. These statements also involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause the Company’s actual results to be materially different from those expressed or implied by any forward-looking statement. Known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors include, but are not limited to, the implementation of our business model and growth strategies; trends and competition in the cancer screening and detection market; our expectations regarding demand for and market acceptance of our cancer screening and detection tests and our ability to expand our customer base; our ability to obtain and maintain intellectual property protections for our CDA technology and our continued research and development to keep pace with technology developments; our ability to obtain and maintain regulatory approvals from the NMPA, the FDA and the relevant U.S. states and have our laboratories certified or accredited by authorities including the CLIA; our future business development, financial condition and results of operations and our ability to obtain financing cost-effectively; potential changes of government regulations; general economic and business conditions in China and elsewhere; our ability to hire and maintain key personnel; our relationship with our major business partners and customers; and the duration of the coronavirus outbreaks and their potential adverse impact on the economic conditions and financial markets and our business and financial performance, such as resulting from reduced commercial activities due to quarantines and travel restrictions instituted by China, the U.S. and many other countries around the world to contain the spread of the virus. Additionally, all forward-looking statements are subject to the “Risk Factors” detailed from time to time in the Company’s most recent Annual Report on Form 20-F and other filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Because of these and other risks, uncertainties and assumptions, undue reliance should not be placed on these forward-looking statements. In addition, these statements speak only as of the date of this press release and, except as may be required by law, the Company undertakes no obligation to revise or update publicly any forward-looking statements for any reason.

AnPac Bio Reports Record Q1 for Paid CDA-Based Cancer Testing Volume in 2021, Increasing Approximately 130% Compared to Q1, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

AnPac Bio Reports Record Q1 for Paid CDA-Based Cancer Testing Volume in 2021, Increasing Approximately 130% Compared to Q1, 2020

San Jose, CA, April 16, 2021 – AnPac Bio-Medical Science Co., Ltd. (“AnPac Bio,” the “Company” or “we”) (NASDAQ: ANPC), a biotechnology company with operations in China and the United States focused on early cancer screening and detection, announced today that it experienced strong demand for its paid tests based on the cancer differentiation analysis technology (CDA) technology, or paid CDA-based tests, in the first quarter of 2021, setting a record high Q1 test volume.  CDA-based tests, which are multi-cancer tests based on a novel biophysical approach, are the Company’s flagship product line and reached 5,439 paid cancer tests in Q1, an approximately 130% increase over the same period last year.  While AnPac Bio offers multiple test products including various cancer screening tests, immunology tests and annual physical checkups, paid CDA-based tests had the highest test volume among all these tests in Q1, 2021.

While the first 3 months of the year is traditionally a downtime due to seasonality and the Chinese New Year, the Company still experienced strong demand for its commercial CDA-based tests in Q1 2021.  This increase in paid CDA-based test volume was also due to the Company being negatively impacted by COVID-19 in Q1 2020.

Dr. Chris Yu commented, “We are very pleased with achieving the increase in Q1 paid CDA-based testing volume, which is a strong indication that AnPac Bio’s technology, services and quality are being recognized by the market.  Multi-cancer screening testing is now regarded as an important aspect and breakthrough in the fight again cancer as it offers a more cost effective and efficient way to screen cancer in large populations.  With our multi-cancer screening based CDA technology gaining market acceptance, we believe that we are well-positioned to capture the significant growth in the cancer screening market in China.  We are also working hard to commercialize our cancer test technology in the US via Laboratory Developed Tests (LDT).  We are fully committed to innovating and developing new products and technologies and closely working with customers to achieve continued growth.”

About AnPac Bio

AnPac Bio is a biotechnology company focused on early cancer screening and detection, with 142 issued patents as of March 31, 2021. With two certified clinical laboratories in China and one CLIA and CAP accredited clinical laboratory and one CLIA registered clinical laboratory in the United States, AnPac Bio performs a suite of cancer screening and detection tests, including CDA (Cancer Differentiation Analysis), bio-chemical, immunological, and genomics tests. According to Frost & Sullivan, AnPac Bio ranked third worldwide among companies offering next-generation early cancer screening and detection technologies in terms of the number of clinical samples for cancer screening and detection, based on approximately 41,700 clinical samples as of December 2019.  AnPac Bio’s CDA technology platform has been shown in retrospective validation studies to be able to detect the risk of over 20 different cancer types with high sensitivity and specificity.

For more information, please visit: https://www.Anpacbio.com.

For investor and media inquiries, please contact:

 Company:

Phil Case, Marketing and Investor Relations

Phone: +1-267-810-6776 (US)

Email: [email protected]

 

Investor Relations:

Ascent Investor Relations LLC
Tina Xiao, President
Phone: +1-917-609-0333 (US)
Email: [email protected]

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This announcement contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. These forward-looking statements are made under the “safe harbor” provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and are relating to the Company’s future financial and operating performance. The Company has attempted to identify forward-looking statements by terminologies including “believes,” “estimates,” “anticipates,” “expects,” “plans,” “projects,” “intends,” “potential,” “target,” “aim,” “predict,” “outlook,” “seek,” “goal” “objective,” “assume,” “contemplate,” “continue,” “positioned,” “forecast,” “likely,” “may,” “could,” “might,” “will,” “should,” “approximately” or other words that convey uncertainty of future events or outcomes to identify these forward-looking statements. These statements are based on current expectations, assumptions and uncertainties involving judgments about, among other things, future economic, competitive and market conditions and future business decisions, all of which are difficult or impossible to predict accurately and many of which are beyond the Company’s control. These statements also involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause the Company’s actual results to be materially different from those expressed or implied by any forward-looking statement. Known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors include, but are not limited to, the implementation of our business model and growth strategies; trends and competition in the cancer screening and detection market; our expectations regarding demand for and market acceptance of our cancer screening and detection tests and our ability to expand our customer base; our ability to obtain and maintain intellectual property protections for our CDA technology and our continued research and development to keep pace with technology developments; our ability to obtain and maintain regulatory approvals from the NMPA, the FDA and the relevant U.S. states and have our laboratories certified or accredited by authorities including the CLIA; our future business development, financial condition and results of operations and our ability to obtain financing cost-effectively; potential changes of government regulations; general economic and business conditions in China and elsewhere; our ability to hire and maintain key personnel; our relationship with our major business partners and customers; and the duration of the coronavirus outbreaks and their potential adverse impact on the economic conditions and financial markets and our business and financial performance, such as resulting from reduced commercial activities due to quarantines and travel restrictions instituted by China, the U.S. and many other countries around the world to contain the spread of the virus. Additionally, all forward-looking statements are subject to the “Risk Factors” detailed from time to time in the Company’s most recent Annual Report on Form 20-F and other filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Because of these and other risks, uncertainties and assumptions, undue reliance should not be placed on these forward-looking statements. In addition, these statements speak only as of the date of this press release and, except as may be required by law, the Company undertakes no obligation to revise or update publicly any forward-looking statements for any reason.

 

 

 

AnPac Bio Developed and Completed Evaluations of New Generation Cancer Detection Sensor with Improved Performance

AnPac Bio Developed and Completed Evaluations of  New Generation Cancer Detection Sensor with Improved Performance

San Jose, CA, March 9, 2021 – AnPac Bio-Medical Science Co., Ltd. (“Anpac Bio,” the “Company” or “we”) (ANPC), a biotechnology company with operations in China and the United States focused on early cancer screening and detection, announced today that it has developed and completed evaluations at the end of February 2021 for a new generation multi-cancer detection sensor named CDA Pro Sensor (CDAPS). CDAPS is a technology breakthrough with improved performance over the previous generation cancer detection sensor in a number of areas, including detection signal stability, sensor device yield, sensor cost, and detection sensitivity and specificity.  In particular, sensor cost has been reduced by ~ 137% and both cancer detection sensitivity and specificity reached over 95% in a retrospective clinical sample test.  The new generation sensor (i.e. CDAPS) is capable of measuring subtle changes in bio-physical properties in a blood sample, with improvements in its design, fabrication and packaging processes, and it is expected that CDAPS will enhance the competitiveness of the Company in cancer screening.

In the field of cancer screening, obtaining stable and sufficient (high signal-to-noise ratio) detection signal with high sensitivity and specificity during early stages of cancers has been a global challenge over years.  Its development and progress has been relatively slow, despite years of heavy investment and efforts by leading scientists and research groups. One of the key factors inhibiting breakthroughs in cancer detection has been the lack of leading detection experts’ (with experience in novel sensor design and fabrication, detection parameters and signal collection and processing) involvement and contributions in the field in the past.  Since its foundation in 2010, AnPac Bio has utilized its team’s knowledge and experience in detection technologies, including novel sensor design, fabrication and packaging, and small signal detection and analysis in the development of a bio-physics based, multi-cancer detection technology, and has accumulated data of over 200,000 samples (from commercial CDA-based tests and CDA-based tests for research purposes).

Dr. Chris Yu, CEO and Chairman of Anpac Bio commented: “We are pleased to have developed our new generation sensor for cancer detection, which is a major milestone and breakthrough as detection is the key to obtaining early-stage cancer signals, which are typically very hard to find in the initial stages of disease.  With the newly developed sensor, we can reduce our cost further and detect cancer earlier with improved signal stability, reduced signal-to-noise ratio, and potentially higher detection sensitivity and specificity.  The above stated advantages will enhance our technology and market place competitive positions, and fuel further growth of our company”.

About AnPac Bio

AnPac Bio is a biotechnology company focused on early cancer screening and detection, with 128 issued patents as of June 30, 2020. With two certified clinical laboratories in China and one CLIA and CAP accredited clinical laboratory and one CLIA registered clinical laboratory in the United States, Anpac Bio performs a suite of cancer screening and detection tests, including CDA (Cancer Differentiation Analysis), bio-chemical, immunological, and genomics tests. According to Frost & Sullivan, AnPac Bio ranked third worldwide among companies offering next-generation early cancer screening and detection technologies in terms of the number of clinical samples for cancer screening and detection, based on approximately 41,700 clinical samples as of December 31, 2019.  AnPac Bio’s CDA technology platform has been shown in retrospective validation studies to be able to detect the risk of over 20 different cancer types with high sensitivity and specificity.

For more information, please visit: https://www.Anpacbio.com.

For investor and media inquiries, please contact:

Company:

Phil Case, Marketing and Investor Relations

Phone: +1-267-810-6776 (US)

Email: [email protected]

 

Investor Relations:

Ascent Investor Relations LLC
Tina Xiao, President
Phone: +1-917-609-0333 (US)
Email: [email protected]

Safe Harbor Statement

This announcement contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. These forward-looking statements are made under the “safe harbor” provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and are relating to the Company’s future financial and operating performance. The Company has attempted to identify forward-looking statements by terminologies including “believes,” “estimates,” “anticipates,” “expects,” “plans,” “projects,” “intends,” “potential,” “target,” “aim,” “predict,” “outlook,” “seek,” “goal” “objective,” “assume,” “contemplate,” “continue,” “positioned,” “forecast,” “likely,” “may,” “could,” “might,” “will,” “should,” “approximately” or other words that convey uncertainty of future events or outcomes to identify these forward-looking statements. These statements are based on current expectations, assumptions and uncertainties involving judgments about, among other things, future economic, competitive and market conditions and future business decisions, all of which are difficult or impossible to predict accurately and many of which are beyond the Company’s control. These statements also involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause the Company’s actual results to be materially different from those expressed or implied by any forward-looking statement. Known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors include, but are not limited to, the implementation of our business model and growth strategies; trends and competition in the cancer screening and detection market; our expectations regarding demand for and market acceptance of our cancer screening and detection tests and our ability to expand our customer base; our ability to obtain and maintain intellectual property protections for our CDA technology and our continued research and development to keep pace with technology developments; our ability to obtain and maintain regulatory approvals from the NMPA, the FDA and the relevant U.S. states and have our laboratories certified or accredited by authorities including the CLIA; our future business development, financial condition and results of operations and our ability to obtain financing cost-effectively; potential changes of government regulations; general economic and business conditions in China and elsewhere; our ability to hire and maintain key personnel; our relationship with our major business partners and customers; and the duration of the coronavirus outbreaks and their potential adverse impact on the economic conditions and financial markets and our business and financial performance, such as resulting from reduced commercial activities due to quarantines and travel restrictions instituted by China, the U.S. and many other countries around the world to contain the spread of the virus. Additionally, all forward-looking statements are subject to the “Risk Factors” detailed from time to time in the Company’s most recent Annual Report on Form 20-F and other filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Because of these and other risks, uncertainties and assumptions, undue reliance should not be placed on these forward-looking statements. In addition, these statements speak only as of the date of this press release and, except as may be required by law, the Company undertakes no obligation to revise or update publicly any forward-looking statements for any reason.

 

AnPac Bio Regains Compliance with Nasdaq Continued Listing Requirement

AnPac Bio Regains Compliance with Nasdaq Continued Listing Requirement

San Jose, CA, March 5, 2021 – AnPac Bio-Medical Science Co., Ltd. (“AnPac Bio,” the “Company” or “we”) (ANPC), a biotechnology company with operations in China and the United States focused on early cancer screening and detection, announced today that on March 4, 2021, the Company received a letter from the Nasdaq Stock Market, Inc. (“Nasdaq”), stating that for the last 12 consecutive business days, from February 16 to March 3, 2021, the market value of the Company’s listed securities had been $50,000,000 or greater. Accordingly, Nasdaq determined that the Company has regained compliance with Nasdaq Listing Rule 5450(b)(2)(A) (the “Rule”), and this matter has now been closed by Nasdaq.

As previously disclosed on October 9, 2020, the Company received a written notification from Nasdaq dated October 6, 2020 stating that for the last 30 consecutive business days prior to the date of the letter, the market value of the Company’s listed securities was below US$50,000,000, the minimum Market Value of Listed Securities required for the Nasdaq Global Market, as set forth in the Rule. In accordance with Nasdaq Listing Rule 5810(c)(3)(C), Nasdaq provided the Company with 180 calendar days, or until April 5, 2021, to regain compliance with the Rule.

Dr. Chris Yu, CEO and Chairman of AnPac Bio, commented: “We are pleased to see that the Company’s market value of listed securities once again exceeds the requirement for continued listing on Nasdaq. Regaining compliance allows continued access to the capital markets for the Company and liquidity for our shareholders.”

About AnPac Bio

AnPac Bio is a biotechnology company focused on early cancer screening and detection, with 128 issued patents as of June 30, 2020. With two certified clinical laboratories in China and one CLIA and CAP accredited clinical laboratory and one CLIA registered clinical laboratory in the United States, AnPac Bio performs a suite of cancer screening and detection tests, including CDA (Cancer Differentiation Analysis), bio-chemical, immunological, and genomics tests. According to Frost & Sullivan, AnPac Bio ranked third worldwide among companies offering next-generation early cancer screening and detection technologies in terms of the number of clinical samples for cancer screening and detection, based on approximately 41,700 clinical samples as of December 31, 2019. AnPac Bio’s CDA technology platform has been shown in retrospective validation studies to be able to detect the risk of over 20 different cancer types with high sensitivity and specificity.

For more information, please visit: https://www.Anpacbio.com.

For investor and media inquiries, please contact:

 

Company:

Phil Case, Marketing and Investor Relations

Phone: +1-267-810-6776 (US)

Email: [email protected]

 

Investor Relations:

Ascent Investor Relations LLC
Tina Xiao, President
Phone: +1-917-609-0333 (US)
Email: [email protected]

 

Safe Harbor Statement

This announcement contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. These forward-looking statements are made under the “safe harbor” provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and are relating to the Company’s future financial and operating performance. The Company has attempted to identify forward-looking statements by terminologies including “believes,” “estimates,” “anticipates,” “expects,” “plans,” “projects,” “intends,” “potential,” “target,” “aim,” “predict,” “outlook,” “seek,” “goal” “objective,” “assume,” “contemplate,” “continue,” “positioned,” “forecast,” “likely,” “may,” “could,” “might,” “will,” “should,” “approximately” or other words that convey uncertainty of future events or outcomes to identify these forward-looking statements. These statements are based on current expectations, assumptions and uncertainties involving judgments about, among other things, future economic, competitive and market conditions and future business decisions, all of which are difficult or impossible to predict accurately and many of which are beyond the Company’s control. These statements also involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause the Company’s actual results to be materially different from those expressed or implied by any forward-looking statement. Known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors include, but are not limited to, the implementation of our business model and growth strategies; trends and competition in the cancer screening and detection market; our expectations regarding demand for and market acceptance of our cancer screening and detection tests and our ability to expand our customer base; our ability to obtain and maintain intellectual property protections for our CDA technology and our continued research and development to keep pace with technology developments; our ability to obtain and maintain regulatory approvals from the NMPA, the FDA and the relevant U.S. states and have our laboratories certified or accredited by authorities; our future business development, financial condition and results of operations and our ability to obtain financing cost-effectively; potential changes of government regulations; general economic and business conditions in China and elsewhere; our ability to hire and maintain key personnel; our relationship with our major business partners and customers; and the duration of the coronavirus outbreaks and their potential adverse impact on the economic conditions and financial markets and our business and financial performance, such as resulting from reduced commercial activities due to quarantines and travel restrictions instituted by China, the U.S. and many other countries around the world to contain the spread of the virus. Additionally, all forward-looking statements are subject to the “Risk Factors” detailed from time to time in the Company’s most recent Annual Report on Form 20-F and other filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Because of these and other risks, uncertainties and assumptions, undue reliance should not be placed on these forward-looking statements. In addition, these statements speak only as of the date of this press release and, except as may be required by law, the Company undertakes no obligation to revise or update publicly any forward-looking statements for any reason.

 

China’s NMPA Approved Starting of Registration Testing of AnPac Bio Class III Medical Device (For Lung Cancer Auxiliary Diagnosis Utility)

China’s NMPA Approved Starting of Registration Testing of AnPac Bio Class III Medical Device (For Lung Cancer Auxiliary Diagnosis Utility)

San Jose, CA, February 8, 2021 – AnPac Bio-Medical Science Co., Ltd. (“AnPac Bio,” the “Company” or “we”) (ANPC), a biotechnology company with operations in China and the United States focused on early cancer screening and detection, announced today that on January 25, 2021, the National Medical Products Administration (the “NMPA”), China’s medical product regulatory authority, has approved for AnPac Bio to start the registration testing of its Class III lung cancer auxiliary diagnosis medical device at a designated medical device testing laboratory, which is a significant step towards obtaining a Class III medical device registration certificate by AnPac Bio.  AnPac Bio began its medical device registration application process in December 2018, by filing an application for medical device classification with the NMPA.  Since then, AnPac Bio has obtained the determination of the product classification (recommended as Class III) from the NMPA, and carried out medical device optimization, internal medical device testing and external third party testing and validation, and obtained the certificate of designated inspection capability from the designated medical device registration testing laboratory.  Once the medical device passes the product registration testing, the next major step will be a clinical trial.  AnPac Bio plans to conduct the clinical trial in at least two qualified clinical trial medical institutions, each of which is expected to enroll at least 300 subjects (covering the control group and the confirmed lung cancer group).

The above-mentioned Class III medical device is based on AnPac Bio’s novel cancer differentiation analysis (CDA) technology and has been used in cancer risk assessment tests of over 200,000 samples including general population screening, as well as retrospective and prospective clinical studies with leading medical institutions.  If AnPac Bio is successful in obtaining the Class III registration certificate from the NMPA for its CDA device, AnPac Bio will also be able to penetrate the Chinese hospital market as well as other medical institutions for lung cancer auxiliary diagnosis tests, which will expect to further fuel the Company’s growth in revenue.

Dr. Chris Yu, CEO and Chairman of AnPac Bio commented: “We are very pleased about this significant progress in our registration application for our Class III lung cancer auxiliary diagnosis medical device.  This application is one of the most important projects of AnPac Bio’s, along with our plan to market our CDA test as a laboratory developed test (LDT) through our US labs.  A lot of resources and hard work have been devoted to this project.  We will continue to diligently move forward the project.”

About AnPac Bio

AnPac Bio is a biotechnology company focused on early cancer screening and detection, with 128 issued patents as of June 30, 2020.  With two certified clinical laboratories in China and one CLIA and CAP accredited clinical laboratory in the United States, AnPac Bio performs a suite of cancer screening and detection tests, including CDA (Cancer Differentiation Analysis), bio-chemical, immunological, and genomics tests. According to Frost & Sullivan, AnPac Bio ranked third worldwide and first in China among companies offering next-generation early cancer screening and detection technologies in terms of the number of clinical samples for cancer screening and detection, based on approximately 41,700 clinical samples as of December 31, 2019. AnPac Bio’s CDA technology platform has been shown in retrospective validation studies to be able to detect the risk of over 20 different cancer types with high sensitivity and specificity.

For more information, please visit: https://www.Anpacbio.com.

For investor and media inquiries, please contact:

Company:

Phil Case, Marketing and Investor Relations

Phone: +1-267-810-6776 (US)

Email: [email protected]

 

Investor Relations:

Ascent Investor Relations LLC
Tina Xiao, President
Phone: +1-917-609-0333 (US)
Email: [email protected]

Safe Harbor Statement

This announcement contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. These forward-looking statements are made under the “safe harbor” provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and are relating to the Company’s future financial and operating performance. The Company has attempted to identify forward-looking statements by terminologies including “believes,” “estimates,” “anticipates,” “expects,” “plans,” “projects,” “intends,” “potential,” “target,” “aim,” “predict,” “outlook,” “seek,” “goal” “objective,” “assume,” “contemplate,” “continue,” “positioned,” “forecast,” “likely,” “may,” “could,” “might,” “will,” “should,” “approximately” or other words that convey uncertainty of future events or outcomes to identify these forward-looking statements. These statements are based on current expectations, assumptions and uncertainties involving judgments about, among other things, future economic, competitive and market conditions and future business decisions, all of which are difficult or impossible to predict accurately and many of which are beyond the Company’s control. These statements also involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause the Company’s actual results to be materially different from those expressed or implied by any forward-looking statement. Known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors include, but are not limited to, the implementation of our business model and growth strategies; trends and competition in the cancer screening and detection market; our expectations regarding demand for and market acceptance of our cancer screening and detection tests and our ability to expand our customer base; our ability to obtain and maintain intellectual property protections for our CDA technology and our continued research and development to keep pace with technology developments; our ability to obtain and maintain regulatory approvals from the NMPA, the FDA and the relevant U.S. states and have our laboratories certified or accredited by authorities including the CLIA; our future business development, financial condition and results of operations and our ability to obtain financing cost-effectively; potential changes of government regulations; general economic and business conditions in China and elsewhere; our ability to hire and maintain key personnel; our relationship with our major business partners and customers; and the duration of the coronavirus outbreaks and their potential adverse impact on the economic conditions and financial markets and our business and financial performance, such as resulting from reduced commercial activities due to quarantines and travel restrictions instituted by China, the U.S. and many other countries around the world to contain the spread of the virus. Additionally, all forward-looking statements are subject to the “Risk Factors” detailed from time to time in the Company’s most recent Annual Report on Form 20-F and other filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Because of these and other risks, uncertainties and assumptions, undue reliance should not be placed on these forward-looking statements. In addition, these statements speak only as of the date of this press release and, except as may be required by law, the Company undertakes no obligation to revise or update publicly any forward-looking statements for any reason.

 

 

 

AnPac Bio Granted a New US patent on Novel Medical Device for Multi-Cancer Detection | Continues to Innovate and Build Strong IP Portfolio

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

AnPac Bio Granted a New US patent on Novel Medical Device for Multi-Cancer Detection |  Continues to Innovate and Build Strong IP Portfolio

San Jose, CA, February 1, 2021 – AnPac Bio-Medical Science Co., Ltd. (“AnPac Bio,” the “Company” or “we”) (NASDAQ: ANPC), a biotechnology company with operations in China and the United States focused on early cancer screening and detection, announced today that a new U.S. patent titled “Apparatus for Detecting Tumor Cells” (patent number 10,895,573) was granted to the Company by the United States Patent and Trademark Office on January 19, 2021, AnPac Bio’s 20th patent granted in the U.S.  The patent contains 38 claims and covers a range of novel features for multi-cancer detection, which has become increasingly important, and covers the cancer detection apparatus, components of the apparatus, reagents, detection mechanisms, and a wide range of detection parameters, including bio-physical properties.

AnPac Bio has been focusing on innovation and IP build-up since its inception, with over 200 patent applications filed including over 100 patents issued in nearly 20 countries and regions.  In particular, AnPac Bio has devoted significant efforts and resources in intellectual property (IP) protection in the U.S., with 20 U.S. patents issued and more U.S. patent applications pending.

Dr. Chris Yu, AnPac Bio’s CEO, commented: “We are very proud of having another U.S. patent issued in the critical space of multi-cancer detection, which is a significant market and is expected to continue to grow.  Some of the novel aspects and technology components in the issued patent are being implemented into our new cancer screening products which will have enhanced detection performance and are expected to have more competitive advantages over  traditional  cancer screening and detection technologies.  Further, the 20th U.S. patent issued to AnPac Bio strengthens our patent portfolio and IP protection of our novel technology and products.”

About AnPac Bio

AnPac Bio is a biotechnology company focused on early cancer screening and detection, with 128 issued patents as of June 30, 2020. With two certified clinical laboratories in China, as well as one CLIA and CAP accredited clinical laboratory and one CLIA registered clinical laboratory in the U.S., AnPac Bio performs a suite of cancer screening and detection tests, including CDA (Cancer Differentiation Analysis), bio-chemical, immunological, and genomics tests. According to Frost & Sullivan, AnPac Bio ranked third worldwide among companies offering next-generation early cancer screening and detection technologies in terms of the number of clinical samples for cancer screening and detection, based on approximately 41,700 clinical samples as of May 2020. AnPac Bio’s CDA technology platform has been shown in retrospective validation studies to be able to detect the risk of over 20 different cancer types with high sensitivity and specificity.

For more information, please visit: https://www.Anpacbio.com.

 

For investor and media inquiries, please contact:

Company:

Phil Case, Marketing and Investor Relations

Phone: +1-267-810-6776 (U.S.)

Email: [email protected]

 

Investor Relations:

Ascent Investor Relations LLC
Tina Xiao, President
Phone: +1-917-609-0333 (U.S.)
Email: [email protected]

Safe Harbor Statement

This announcement contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, including the statements from the Company’s management. These forward-looking statements are made under the “safe harbor” provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and are relating to the Company’s future financial and operating performance. The Company has attempted to identify forward-looking statements by terminologies including “believes,” “estimates,” “anticipates,” “expects,” “plans,” “projects,” “intends,” “potential,” “target,” “aim,” “predict,” “outlook,” “seek,” “goal” “objective,” “assume,” “contemplate,” “continue,” “positioned,” “forecast,” “likely,” “may,” “could,” “might,” “will,” “should,” “approximately” or other words that convey uncertainty of future events or outcomes to identify these forward-looking statements. These statements are based on current expectations, assumptions and uncertainties involving judgments about, among other things, future economic, competitive and market conditions and future business decisions, all of which are difficult or impossible to predict accurately and many of which are beyond the Company’s control. These statements also involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause the Company’s actual results to be materially different from those expressed or implied by any forward-looking statement. Known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors include, but are not limited to, the implementation of our business model and growth strategies; trends and competition in the cancer screening and detection market; our expectations regarding demand for and market acceptance of our cancer screening and detection tests and our ability to expand our customer base; our ability to obtain and maintain intellectual property protections for our CDA technology and our continued research and development to keep pace with technology developments; our ability to obtain and maintain regulatory approvals from the NMPA, the FDA and the relevant U.S. states and have our laboratories certified or accredited by authorities including the CLIA; our future business development, financial condition and results of operations and our ability to obtain financing cost-effectively; potential changes of government regulations; general economic and business conditions in China and elsewhere; our ability to hire and maintain key personnel; our relationship with our major business partners and customers; and the duration of the coronavirus outbreaks and their potential adverse impact on the economic conditions and financial markets and our business and financial performance, such as resulting from reduced commercial activities due to quarantines and travel restrictions instituted by China, the U.S. and many other countries around the world to contain the spread of the virus. Additionally, all forward-looking statements are subject to the “Risk Factors” detailed from time to time in the Company’s most recent Annual Report on Form 20-F and other filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Because of these and other risks, uncertainties and assumptions, undue reliance should not be placed on these forward-looking statements. In addition, these statements speak only as of the date of this press release and, except as may be required by law, the Company undertakes no obligation to revise or update publicly any forward-looking statements for any reason.

 

 

AnPac Bio Makes Significant Progress in Detecting Pre-cancer Diseases and Recorded Over 20 Types of Pre-cancer Diseases

AnPac Bio Makes Significant Progress in Detecting Pre-cancer Diseases andRecorded Over 20 Types of Pre-cancer Diseases

San Jose, CA, December 14, 2020 – AnPac Bio-Medical Science Co., Ltd. (“Anpac Bio,” the “Company” or “we”) (ANPC), a biotechnology company with operations in China and the United States focused on early cancer screening and detection, announced today it has made significant progress in detecting pre-cancer diseases. This development was made via novel sensor design, sensor fabrication, detection process, signal collection, signal processing and proprietary algorithms, which has been validated in both multi-year retrospective and prospective, large sample and population studies.  The Company recently completed a prospective large population screening of over 110,000 individuals (and over 150,000 samples throughout this study with some individuals tested multiple times over the years) using AnPac Bio’s Cancer Differentiation Analysis (CDA) technology. The follow-up study involved over ~ 13,000 individuals assessed with high cancer risk, medium cancer risk and low cancer risk using AnPac Bio’s CDA technology.

Initial results indicated that AnPac Bio CDA technology is capable of providing meaningful information while also screening out pre-cancer diseases, with over 20 types of pre-cancer diseases diagnosed following initial screening utilizing CDA technology and subsequent confirmation by hospital or physical testing center health check-ups. Of the over 20 types of screened out pre-cancer cases, thyroid nodule/tumor ranked number one and pulmonary nodule ranked number two, with about 92.5% confirmed pre-cancer patients in medium to high risk cancer groups. Of the ~ 13,000 individuals, AnPac screened out and confirmed pre-cancer cases at roughly 4.5 times of that of cancer cases, strongly demonstrating that AnPac Bio CDA technology is sensitive to detecting pre-cancer diseases and it could play a critical role in cancer prevention.

Developing a viable pre-cancer and early-stage cancer screening technology has been a long-term goal of global scientists.  However, its development and progress has been relatively slow, despite years of heavy investment and efforts by leading scientists and research groups.  One of key factors inhibiting breakthroughs in cancer detection has been the lack of previous involvement and contributions of leading semiconductor detection experts (with sensor signal collection and processing).

AnPac Bio consists of research and development team with extensive knowledge and experience in detection technologies including novel and advanced detection technologies including highly sensitive sensor design and fabrications, as well as small signal collection and processing.  AnPac’s founder, Dr. Chris Yu, graduated from The Pennsylvania State University with a Ph. D. degree in novel detection technology which involved novel sensor design and fabrication, and small signal detection and processing.  Mr. Du, vice president of research and development of AnPac Bio, has ten years of extensive integrated circuit (IC) processing and integration experience, which is critical in fabricating highly sensitive cancer detection sensors, at a New York Stock Exchange traded IC manufacturing company prior to joining AnPac Bio.

Anpac Bio has innovated and developed biophysics based detection technology (in which biophysical properties of blood are detected and analyzed) for pre-cancer disease and early stage cancer screening and detection. The Company is also one of the very first companies to champion multi-cancer detection idea and methodology. The employment of biophysical properties for cancer detection is novel and is an alternative approach to traditional methods, with advantages of being able to detect multiple cancer and pre-cancer types earlier, more cost effective, achieves higher sensitivity and specificity, and has relatively simple sample requirements and test procedures.  Specifically, it could play an important role in democratizing cancer screening to large populations at an affordable cost.

Dr. Chris Yu, CEO and Chairman of Anpac Bio commented: “We are very pleased to have achieved this significant breakthrough in successfully detecting pre-cancer diseases, which is critical in cancer prevention and saving lives.  From a commercialization perspective, this breakthrough has significant ramifications for market and customer needs, and revenue generation potential.  AnPac Bio is very proud to be one of the first research groups to have achieved this important technical milestone, which will significantly expand AnPac Bio’s available market size and customer base, and play an important role in revenue generation for years to come.”

About Anpac Bio

Anpac Bio is a biotechnology company focused on early cancer screening and detection, with 128 issued patents as of June 22, 2020. With two certified clinical laboratories in China and one CLIA and CAP accredited clinical laboratory in the United States, Anpac Bio performs a suite of cancer screening and detection tests, including CDA (Cancer Differentiation Analysis), bio-chemical, immunological, and genomics tests. In a 2019 market research report by Frost & Sullivan, Anpac Bio ranked second worldwide among companies offering next-generation early cancer screening and detection technologies in terms of the number of clinical samples for cancer screening and detection, based on approximately 35,000 clinical samples as at June 30, 2019. Anpac Bio’s CDA technology platform has been shown in retrospective validation studies to be able to detect the risk of over 20 different cancer types with high sensitivity and specificity.

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