Anpac Bio Announces Change of Auditor

Anpac Bio Announces Change of Auditor

San Jose, CA, December 4, 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 the resignation of Ernst & Young Hua Ming LLP (“EY”), which previously was the independent registered public accounting firm of Anpac Bio, on November 3, 2020 and the appointment of Friedman LLP (“Friedman”) as the Company’s independent registered public accounting firm on December 2, 2020 to conduct the audit for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2020.  The appointment of Friedman has been approved by both the audit committee and the board of directors (the “Board”) of the Company. The change was not made due to any disagreements with EY.

The reports of EY on the consolidated financial statements of Anpac Bio as of and for the years ended December 31, 2018 and 2019 did not contain any adverse opinion or disclaimer of opinion, nor were they qualified or modified as to uncertainty, audit scope or accounting principles.

During each of the years ended 2018 and 2019, there were (i) no disagreements between us and EY on any matter of accounting principles or practices, financial statement disclosure, or auditing scope or procedure, any of which, if not resolved to EY’s satisfaction, would have caused EY to make reference thereto in their reports, and (ii) no “reportable events” requiring disclosure pursuant to Item 16F(a)(1)(v) of the instructions to Form 20-F in connection with our annual report on Form 20-F.

We provided a copy of the above statements contained in the second and third paragraphs to EY and requested that EY furnish a letter addressed to the SEC stating whether it agrees with the above statements, and if not, stating the respects in which it does not agree.

During the Company’s fiscal years ended December 31, 2018 and 2019 and through the subsequent interim period on or prior to December 2, 2020, neither the Company nor anyone on its behalf has consulted with Friedman on either (a) the application of accounting principles to a specified transaction, either completed or proposed, or the type of audit opinion that might be rendered on the Company’s financial statements, and neither a written report nor oral advice was provided to the Company by Friedman which Friedman concluded as an important factor considered by the Company in reaching a decision as to any accounting, auditing or financial reporting issue, or (b) any matter that was the subject of a disagreement, as that term is defined in Item 16F(a)(1)(iv) of Form 20-F (and the related instructions thereto) or a reportable event as set forth in Item 16F(a)(1)(v)(A) through (D) of Form 20-F.

The Company is working closely with EY and Friedman to ensure a seamless transition.

The Board would like to express its sincere gratitude to EY for its professionalism and quality of services rendered to the Company over the past years.

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 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 at 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 (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 Sets Record Test Volume in Q3, and Forecasts ~ 100% Revenue Growth in 2020

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AnPac Bio Sets Record Test Volume in Q3, and Forecasts ~ 100% Revenue Growth in 2020

San Jose, CA, November 25, 2020 – 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 cancer screening tests and set a record in paid test volume in the third quarter.  With a strong fourth quarter already underway, the Company forecasts a revenue growth of approximately 100% in 2020 over 2019, with a revenue range of US$3 million (~ RMB20 million) to US$3.3 million (~ RMB22 million).  For 2019, the Company had a revenue of US$1.6 million (~ RMB10.9 million) (using a current US$ to RMB exchange ratio of ~ 6.6).  We expect the strong momentum of YoY revenue growth due to market demand and customers accepting AnPac Bio’s novel cancer screening technology with multiple advantages (named cancer differentiation analysis (CDA) technology)) to continue into 2021.  The Company plans to release its full year 2020 audited financial report in early March 2021.

With COVID-19 mainly contained in China and most businesses returning to normal operations since May, the demand for the Company’s cancer screening tests has remained strong.  Further, its average selling price (ASP) in 2020 is expected to increase compared to 2019, contributing to a higher revenue growth forecast.  In 2020, the Company has launched a number of new products including an immunology test in China and the COVID-19 antibody test in the US.

Dr. Chris Yu commented, “Our strong paid test volume in the third quarter demonstrated our novel, biophysics based CDA technology and its advantages in cost effectiveness, the ability to detect early a wide range of cancer types (over 20 cancer types), and relatively high sensitivity and specificity are increasingly being accepted and recognized by the market and customers.  With our successful IPO on the NASDAQ earlier this year, we are now focusing on three areas: new product development, product commercialization including in the US, and revenue growth through sales, with an emphasis on execution and speed.  Having successfully executed our phase one goal to become a volume leader in cancer screening among new generation cancer screening technologies, we are now turning our attention to enhance our ASP and gross margin.  We have recorded an increase in ASP and launched two new products, which paved the way for further business growth.  We are optimistic about our Company including commercialization in the US and growth in 2021.”

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 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 at 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 (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 Appointment of New Independent Director

Anpac Bio Announces Appointment of New Independent Director

San Jose, CA, November 16, 2020 – 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, today announced that Professor Jianhua Shao has been appointed as an independent director and a member of the compensation committee, effective November 12, 2020. Professor Shao will succeed to Mr. Jiefeng Gu, who resigned as a director of the Company and as a member of the compensation committee for personal reasons effective on November 12, 2020.

Professor Jianhua Shao has served as a professor of biophysics at Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine (the “SHUTCM”) since 2012. Before that he successively served as an associate professor from 2003 to 2012 and a lecturer from 1987 to 1992 at SHUTCM. Professor Shao currently serves as the director of the Office of Mathematics and Sciences Teaching and Research at SHUTCM. He is also a member of the council of the Society of Chinese Medical Mathematics and the chief of the Committee of the Society of Chinese Biomedical Engineering (Traditional Chinese Medicine Physics and Engineering). Mr. Shao also serves as the general manager of the project department of SHUTCM Asset Management Company Limited and a director of Shanghai Mingxu Health Management Consulting Co., Ltd. He served as the general manager of Shanghai Traditional Chinese Medicine Technology Co., Ltd. from 2006 to September 2020.  Professor Shao has done research and published in the field of biophysics relating to blood vessels, blood fluid dynamics, and the heart. Professor Shao received his bachelor’s degree in physics from Shanghai Normal University in 1982 and his master’s degree in science from the University of the Ryukyus in Japan in 1998.

“I welcome Professor Shao to join the board of directors. His strong academic background and deep medical knowledge will benefit the Company over the long term as we work towards the next phase of our development,” said Dr. Chris Yu, the CEO and Chairman of the board of directors of AnPac Bio. “Also, on behalf of our management team and board of directors, I would like to thank Mr. Gu for his contributions to the Company and I am grateful for all he has done for AnPac Bio during the time he served as our director.”

“AnPac Bio has been recognized in the field of early cancer screening and detection, and I’m excited to be a part of this fantastic organization. I look forward to joining the board and contributing to AnPac Bio’s future success as the Company progresses to the next phase of its strategy,” said Professor Shao, the new independent director and member of the compensation committee of AnPac Bio.

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 at 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 (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 US Completes COVID-19 Antibody Test Verification and Approved to Begin Commercial Testing

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AnPac Bio US Completes COVID-19 Antibody Test Verification and Approved to Begin Commercial Testing

San Jose, CA, November 10, 2020 – 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 the Company has completed an FDA EUA- SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) antibody test verification in its San Jose, California lab in November 2020 for the Roche Elecsys Anti Sars-COV-2 test, and is now capable of entering into the commercial testing stage.  The Company also announced that COVID-19 antibody test equipment has also completed installation in its Philadelphia lab.

Anpac Bio has been focused on developing and commercializing COVID-19 TEST products and services in both US and China. With COVID-19 cases still on the rise and no clear short-term and intermediate containment measures in sight, COVID-19 tests will likely become long-term and widely-needed viable tests.  In addition, COVID-19 antibody testing will likely become increasingly valuable as one measure of the potential effectiveness of COVID-19 vaccines, and in assisting employers on ensuring office safety and productivity.  Along with AnPac Bio’s vision and goal of developing and offering new test products and services, the Company is fully committed to qualifying and commercializing COVID-19 tests in both the US and China.

Verification and commercialization of COVID-19 antibody tests in the US is a major milestone for AnPac Bio, as this is the very first commercialized test in the US by the Company.  In addition, the COVID-19 antibody tests will also be offered in the Company’s Philadelphia lab, where COVID-19 antibody test equipment has been installed for COVID-19 antibody tests, after meeting all proper requirements in the first half of 2021.

In addition to COVID-19 test products and services, the Company’s top priority is still commercializing cancer screening tests and a medical device, namely cancer differentiation analysis (CDA) technology, with active on-going class III CDA medical device product registration work in China and CDA test validation as a laboratory developed test (LDT) in the US.

AnPac Bio’s CEO, Dr. Chris Yu, commented, “Successful verification and commercialization of COVID-19 antibody testing in our San Jose lab is a major milestone. It signifies that AnPac Bio has entered into its commercialization and revenue generation phase in the US.  Further, with the addition of our larger scale Philadelphia lab (once it is verified in the lab) planned for both COVID-19 antibody and cancer detection CDA tests (once it is approved for LDT), we will further accelerate our commercialization and revenue growth in the US.”

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 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 at 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 (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’s Investee Company in China Received COVID-19 Nucleic Acid Test Certification and Began Volume Tests and Collaborations with AnPac Bio

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AnPac Bio’s Investee Company in China Received COVID19 Nucleic Acid Test Certification and Began Volume Tests and Collaborations with AnPac Bio

San Jose, CA, November 2, 2020 – 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 the Company’s investee company in China, Jiangsu AnPac Health Management Co., Ltd. (“Jiangsu AnPac”) (in which Jiangsu AnPac and AnPac Bio are a Joint Venture with the Company owning 15% equity interest), qualified for COVID-19 nucleic acid tests in the first half of 2020 and received certification from the regulatory authority on October 17, 2020 for COVID-19 nucleic acid tests in Jiangsu AnPac’s medical lab in the City of WuXi, Jiangsu Province, China.  Jiangsu AnPac has begun to receive samples for paid COVID-19 nucleic acid tests.  Recently, AnPac Bio and Jiangsu AnPac have signed an agreement to develop and qualify new COVID-19 test technologies and products, and carry out evaluations at Jiangsu AnPac’s medical lab.

With global COVID-19 cases still rising and its possibility of reoccurrence, COVID-19 tests will likely become widely needed, long term critical tests.

In addition to novel cancer screening technology, products and services, AnPac Bio also has and active COVID-19 test products, services and commercialization program in both US and China including a key patent application filed this year, with Company’s San Jose lab commercializing a COVID-19 antibody test in this quarter, and on-going active COVID-19 test development and evaluation program at COVID-19 nucleic acid test certified Jiangsu AnPac medical lab.

AnPac Bio’s CEO, Dr. Chris Yu, commented, “In addition to a successful launch of our immunology test product in the first half year, the qualification and commercialization of COVID-19 tests is another major achievement for AnPac Bio this year.  With the addition of above mentioned new products and services, and our novel, biophysics based cancer differentiation analysis (CDA) cancer screening tests, AnPac Bio is poised to offer our customers and market a much broader set of products and services and will contribute to our revenue growth significantly in the next few years”.

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 at 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 (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 Completes Over 200,000 Biophysics Based Cancer Detection Tests, With Data Covering Close to 60 Types of Cancer

Anpac Bio Completes Over 200,000 Biophysics Based Cancer Detection Tests, With Data Covering Close to 60 Types of Cancer

San Jose, CA, October 26, 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 that it has completed over 200,000 cancer detection tests as of September 30, 2020 using its biophysics based cancer screening technology, Cancer Differentiation Analysis (“CDA”).The CDA technology  allows cancer screening for close to 60 types of cancer, including certain cancer types such as esophageal cancer and brain tumors which do not yet have other more-established blood based testing methods.

As of June 30, 2020, the Company completed an accumulated number of CDA-based tests to 180,673. Since then, Company has carried out over 20,000 additional tests by the end of September, bringing the total number of tests over 200,000.

Dr. Chris Yu, CEO and Chairman of Anpac Bio commented, “We are very pleased to have achieved this milestone of over 200,000 completed biophysics based CDA tests. The rapid increasing number of tests we have achieved indicates the viability and popularity of our products, and indicates that biophysics based cancer screening technology can be an effective alternative approach to traditional cancer screening methods due to its advantages in a number of critical areas, including the detection of multiple cancer types at earlier stages due to a high level of sensitivity and specificity and low cost approach.”

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.

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 to Receive Up To USD $8 Million Dollar Grants and Award for R&D, Product Commercialization, and Milestone Achievements

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AnPac Bio to Receive Up To USD $8 Million Dollar Grants and Award for R&D, Product Commercialization, and Milestone Achievements

San Jose, CA, October 7, 2020 – 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 in recognition of its successes in leading edge life science innovations and advancements and in support of its R&D and product commercialization efforts, AnPac Bio has obtained three grants and one rental award from various local authorities in China with a portion of the funding subject to milestone achievements. In total, these grants and award reached approximately US$8 million. Grant and award payments or benefits are expected to be received over a few years starting from this quarter and will help AnPac Bio fund R&D and new product commercialization.

Dr. Chris Yu, AnPac Bio’s Chairman and CEO commented: “We are pleased and thankful for the grant and award recognitions. We believe that we are well positioned to successfully execute our goals this year and in 2021, during which we will accelerate our R&D, cancer detection product commercialization in China (class III medical device) and US (Laboratory Developed Tests (LDT)), and increase our revenue.”

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 registered clinical laboratory, 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 at 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 (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 Equity Investment from Keystone Capital Partners for up to $7 Million

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AnPac Bio Announces Equity Investment from Keystone Capital Partners for up to $7 Million

San Jose, CA, October 1, 2020 – 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 the Company has entered into an agreement with Keystone Capital Partners (“Keystone”) for a preferred stock investment of US$7.0 Million. Additional details on the transaction are outlined in the accompanying Registration Statement filed on September 30, 2020 (File No. 333‐249170).

The investment provides AnPac Bio with additional access to growth capital to expand its operations in China and continue to commercialize in the United States. Additionally, the Company intends to use the funding proceeds to advance its CDA (Cancer Differentiation Analysis) technology to provide cost-effective early-detection cancer screening and testing.

The information contained in this press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy the shares of our preferred stock discussed herein, nor shall there be any offer, solicitation, or sale of the shares in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such jurisdiction. A registration statement relating to these securities has been filed with the U.S. Securities Exchange Commission but has not yet become effective. These securities may not be sold nor may offers to buy be accepted prior to the time the registration statement becomes effective.

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 at 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.

 

About Keystone Capital Partners

Founded in 2019, Keystone Capital Partners is a family office based in New York with investments in biotech, real estate and consumer products.

To learn more about the Keystone team, visit www.keystone-cp.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]

 

Keystone Media Relations:

ICR

Nicole Hakimi

Phone: +1-646-677-1802

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 Receives Major Immunology Testing Contract

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AnPac Bio Receives Major Immunology Testing Contract

San Jose, CA, September 15, 2020 – 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 the Company entered into a noteworthy sales contract in mid-August 2020 with Beijing Yuan Jian Health Management Co., Ltd. in China for the Company’s newly launched immunology test, AnPac Defense Medical Examination (ADME).  Beijing Yuan Jian Health Management has already been a client of AnPac for the past two years. The contract has a duration of 14 months and includes 20,000 paid ADME tests, with the expectation that the test is to be offered to end customers at multiple locations in China.

This new immunology test, especially its design, algorithm and its simple scoring system, is based on the learning and intellectual property of AnPac’s cancer differentiation analysis technology (CDA), while its specific immunology related components, such as data around white blood cells, T cells and complements are already clinically validated and regulatory approved tests.

AnPac Bio’s CEO, Dr. Chris Yu, remarked, “This significant sales contract for our new immunology test ADME showed that our new product initiative and launch has received positive response from the market and our customers.  We believe that this new product propel the company forward in exhibiting strong future growth.”

About Beijing Yuan Jian Health Management Co., Ltd.

 Beijing Yuan Jian Health Management Co., Ltd. is a Chinese health management firm with a focus on health care management. Its team consists of well-known experts and professionals in the fields of health care management and medicine, and it has collaborated with various well-known academic and medical institutions including universities, hospitals and other healthcare organizations in China and the U.S.

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 at 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 (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 First Six Months of 2020 Financial Results

AnPac Bio Reports First Six Months of 2020 Financial Results

SAN JOSE, Calif., September 10, 2020 (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 financial results for the six months ended June 30, 2020.

Financial Highlights for the First Six Months of 2020

  • Total revenues were RMB4.1 million (US$0.6 million) for the first six months of 2020, an increase of 3.4% from RMB3.9 million for the first six months of 2019.
  • Gross margin was 45.3% for the first six months of 2020, an increase of 3.9 percentage points from 41.4% for the first six months of 2019.
  • The average selling price (“ASP”) of CDA-based tests increased by RMB228, or 114% from the first six months of 2019 to the same period of 2020 primarily due to higher pricing for new contracts and a more favorable distributor mix.
  • Net loss was RMB56.1 million (US$7.9 million) for the first six months of 2020, compared to net loss of RMB34.9 million for the first six months of 2019. The net loss for the first six months of 2020 was due in part to one-time charges and expenses of RMB19.4 million related to the Company’s initial public offering (“IPO”) and non-cash share-based compensation of RMB17.5 million.
  • Debt has been dropped significantly (a decrease of approximately 84%) compared to the end of last year (December 31, 2019).

Business Highlights for the First Six Months of 2020

  • The Company successfully listed on the NASDAQ stock exchange on January 30, 2020
  • The San Jose, California US lab received the College of American Pathologists (“CAP”) certification. The lab also started to validate a COVID-19 antibody test on a major supplier’s FDA emergency use approved instrument and expects to commercialize the test in the second half of the year.
  • The Philadelphia, Pennsylvania US lab completed renovations and the 1st phase of instrument installation was finalized.
  • Two new products were launched, including a proprietary immunology test named ADME (AnPac Defense Medical Examination) and a new cancer test package named APCS (AnPac Pan Cancer Screening) combining CDA technology with ct-DNA methods.
  • Company continued to receive validation on the efficacy of CDA testing through study follow-ups.  As of June 30, 2020, AnPac Bio had contacted over 22,393 tested individuals in China and received substantive feedback regarding health conditions and disease development from 13,488 individuals.
  • As of June 30, 2020, the Company filed 238 patent applications globally; among these, 128 patents have been granted.
  • The Company continued to build a cancer risk assessment database, which totaled approximately 180,500 samples as of June 30, 2020, including approximately 137,200 samples from commercial CDA-based tests and approximately 43,300 samples from research studies.

Dr. Chris Yu, AnPac Bio’s Chairman and CEO commented: “We have accomplished a number of critical milestones in the first half of the year, including its successful listing on the NASDAQ Global Markets, the launch of two new products, such as our AnPac Defense Medical Examination immunology test. We have continued to work in obtaining the Class III medical device certification in China and laboratory developed test (LDT) designation in the US. We have improved our financial performance with increased revenue, gross margin and average selling price, and reduced our operating loss, with additional cost-cutting measures to take effect during the second half of the year. The above milestones were achieved despite the outbreak of COVID-19 in the period. Looking ahead, we are optimistic about further revenue growth and gross profit increases, and new test qualification and launches in the second half of the year and in future.”

Financial Results for the First Six Months of 2020

Revenue

Total revenues increased by 3.4% to RMB4.1 million (US$ 0.6 million) for the first six months of 2020 from RMB3.9 million for the first six months of 2019, primarily due to an increase in our ASP for the sales of cancer screening and detection tests.

Cost of Revenues

Cost of revenues decreased by 3.5% to RMB2.2 million (US$0.3 million) for the first six months of 2020 from RMB 2.3 million for the first six months of 2019. The decrease was primarily attributable to the Company’s streamlining of various staffing functions and less staff costs following the Chinese government’s stimulus policies in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. The decrease in our cost of revenues was also attributable to a decrease in outsourced testing expenses, as we performed more tests in our own labs.

Gross Profit and Gross Margin

Gross profit increased by 13.1% to RMB1.8 million (US$0.3 million) for the first six months of 2020 from RMB1.6 million for the first six months of 2019. Gross margin was 45.3% for the first six months of 2020, an increase of 3.9 percentage points from 41.4% for the first six months of 2019.

Selling and Marketing Expenses

Selling and marketing expenses decreased by 24.0% to RMB4.7 million (US$0.7 million) for the first six months of 2020 from RMB6.1 million for the first six months of 2019, primarily due to less share-based compensation.

Research and Development Expenses

Research and development expenses increased by 64.4% to RMB7.4 million (US$1.1 million) for the first six months of 2020 from RMB4.5 million for the first six months of 2019, primarily due to increased research activities under one of our research projects.

General and Administrative Expenses

General and administrative expenses increased by significantly to RMB50.7 million (US$7.2 million) for the first six months of 2020 from RMB24.0 million for the first six months of 2019, primarily due to higher professional service fees, which were primarily related to our IPO.

Interest Expenses

Interest expenses decreased by 59.7% to RMB517,000 (US$73,000) for the first six months of 2020 from RMB1,284,000 for the first six months of 2019, primarily due to our repayment of the short-term loans that were incurred prior to our IPO.

Other Income, Net

Net other income increased by significantly to RMB7.3 million (US$1.0 million) for the first six months of 2020 from RMB0.8 million for the first six months of 2019, primarily due to the reversal in fair value of the convertible loans that we borrowed from Zhijun after we repaid these loans.

Net Loss

Net loss was RMB56.1 million (US$7.9 million) for the first six months of 2020, compared to net loss of RMB34.9 million for the first six months of 2019. Basic and diluted loss per share was RMB5.12 (US$0.72) for the first six months of 2020, compared to that of RMB4.03 for the first six months of 2019.

Balance Sheet

As of June 30, 2020, the Company had cash and cash equivalents of RMB10.0 million (US$1.4 million), compared to RMB6.1 million as of December 31, 2019.

Cash Flow

Net cash used in operating activities was RMB53.9 million (US$7.6 million) for the first six months of 2020, compared to RMB22.2 million for the first six months of 2019.

Net cash used in investing activities was RMB1.2 million (US$0.2 million) for the first six months of 2020, compared to RMB0.4 million for the first six months of 2019.

Net cash provided by financing activities was RMB58.9 million (US$8.3 million) for the first six months of 2020, compared to RMB20.9 million for the first six months of 2019.

Conference Call

The Company’s management will host an earnings conference call at 8:00 am Eastern Time on September 10, 2020 (5:00 am Pacific Time/8:00 pm Beijing Time) to discuss the financial results for the first six months ended June 30, 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: September 10, 2020
Time: 8:00 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 September 17, 2020. 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 10147575.

A live webcast of the call will also be available at https://services.choruscall.com/links/anpc200828.html.

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 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 (US)
Email: [email protected]

Investor Relations:
Ascent Investor Relations LLC
Tina Xiao, President
Phone: +1-917-609-0333 (US)
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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)

 

         
    December 31,2019 June 30, 2020 June 30, 2020
    RMB RMB US$
         
ASSETS        
Current assets:        
Cash and cash equivalents…………………………………………………………………………………………   6,125 9,967 1,411
Advances to suppliers……………………………………………………………………………………………….   1,093 7,525 1,065
Accounts receivable, net of allowance for doubtful accounts…………………………………..   1,295 2,219 314
Amounts due from related parties……………………………………………………………………………..   555 905 128
Inventories…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………   313 205 29
Other current assets…………………………………………………………………………………………………..   12,790 4,075 577
         
Total current assets………………………………………………………………………………………………………………   22,171 24,896 3,524
         
Property and equipment, net………………………………………………………………………………………………..   18,868 18,819 2,664
Land use rights, net………………………………………………………………………………………………………………   1,194 1,180 167
Intangible assets, net…………………………………………………………………………………………………………….   5,200 4,896 693
Goodwill………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………   2,223 2,223 315
Long-term investments………………………………………………………………………………………………………..   2,326 1,613 228
Other assets………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….   1,000 862 120
         
TOTAL ASSETS………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. .   52,982 54,489 7,711
         
LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS’ DEFICIT        
Current liabilities:        
Short-term debt………………………………………………………………………………………………………….   38,568 6,000 849
Accounts payable………………………………………………………………………………………………………   1,800 1,508 213
Advance from customers…………………………………………………………………………………………..   2,450 2,363 334
Amounts due to related parties………………………………………………………………………………….   4,597 2,009 284
Accrued expenses and other current liabilities………………………………………………………….   18,782 14,562 2,061
         
Total current liabilities…………………………………………………………………………………………………………   66,197 26,442 3,741
Deferred tax liabilities………………………………………………………………………………………………………….   1,134 1,089 154
Other long-term liabilities……………………………………………………………………………………………………   1,575 2,388 338
         
TOTAL LIABILITIES…………………………………………………………………………………………………….. .   68,906 29,919 4,233
Commitments and contingencies………………………………………………………………………………………        

 

ANPAC BIO-MEDICAL SCIENCE CO., LTD.

CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS — (Continued)

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

         
    December 31,2019 June 30, 2020 June 30, 2020
    RMB RMB US$
         
Shareholders’ deficit:        
Ordinary shares (US$0.01 par value per share; 100,000,000 and Nil shares authorized as of December 31, 2018 and 2019; 8,596,900 and Nil shares issued and outstanding as of December 31, 2018 and 2019, respectively)        
Class A Ordinary shares……………………………………………………………………………………………   466 556 79
Class B Ordinary shares…………………………………………………………………………………………….   191 193 27
Additional paid-in capital………………………………………………………………………………………….   257,736 350,383 49,593
Accumulated deficits…………………………………………………………………………………………………    (276,476) (332,535) (47,067)
Accumulated other comprehensive (loss) income…………………………………………………….   2110 5,572 789
         
Total AnPac Bio-Medical Science Co., Ltd. shareholders’ deficit……………………………………..    (15,973) 24,169 3,421
Noncontrolling interests…………………………………………………………………………………………….    49 401 57
         
Total shareholders’ deficit………………………………………………………………………………………………….    (15,924) 24,570 3,478
         
TOTAL LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS’ DEFICIT……………………………………….   52,982 54,489 7,711
         
         

 

 

ANPAC BIO-MEDICAL SCIENCE CO., LTD.

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF COMPREHENSIVE LOSS

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

 

     
    Six Months Ended June 30,
    2019 2020 2020  
    RMB RMB US$  
Revenues: Notes        
Cancer screening and detection tests……………………………………………….   4,076 4,036 571  
Physical checkup packages………………………………………………………………   (157) 15 2  
           
Total revenues…………………………………………………………………………………………..    3,919 4,051 573  
Cost of revenues…………………………………………………………………………………………    (2,295) (2,214) (313)  
           
Gross Profit……………………………………………………………………………………………….    1,624 1,837 260  
           
Operating expenses:          
Selling and marketing expenses……………………………………………………….    (6,145) (4,673) (661)  
Research and development expenses……………………………………………….    (4,521) (7,433) (1,052)  
General and administrative expenses……………………………………………….    (24,031) (50,694) (7,175)  
Other operating income………………………………………………………………………………    191 49 7  
           
Loss from operations………………………………………………………………………………..    (32,882) (60,914) (8,621)  
           
Non-operating income and expenses:          
Interest expense, net…………………………………………………………………………    (1,284) (517) (73)  
Foreign exchange loss, net……………………………………………………………….    (1,871) (2,045) (289)  
Share of net (loss) gain in equity method investments…………………….    204 108 15  
Other income (expense), net…………………………………………………………….   798 7,256 1,027  
           
Loss before income taxes    (35,035) (56,112) (7,941)  
Income tax benefit………………………………………………………………………………………   109 35 5  
           
Net loss……………………………………………………………………………………………………….    (34,926) (56,077) (7,936)  
         
Net loss attributable to noncontrolling interests……………………………………    (251) (18) (3)  
           
Net loss attributable to ordinary shareholders………………………………………    (34,675) (56,059) (7,933)  
           
Loss per share:          
   Ordinary shares – basic and diluted…………………………………………………………    (4.03) (5.12) (0.72)  
           
Weighted average shares outstanding used in calculating basic and diluted loss per share          
   Ordinary shares – basic and diluted…………………………………………………………     8,603,687 10,952,271 10,952,271
           
Other comprehensive income, net of tax:          
Fair value change relating to Company’s own credit risk on convertible loan………………………………………………………………………………….   (472) (109) (15)  
Foreign currency translation differences………………………………………………     (439) 3,571 505  
           
Total comprehensive loss…………………………………………………………………………   (35,837) (52,615) (7,446)  
Total comprehensive loss attributable to noncontrolling interests………..   (251) (18) (3)  
           
Total comprehensive loss attributable to ordinary shareholders………..    (35,586) (52,597) (7,443)  
           

 

ANPAC BIO-MEDICAL SCIENCE CO., LTD.

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

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

 

 

  Six Months Ended June 30,
  2019 2020 2020 2019
  RMB RMB US$ RMB
Operating activities:        
Net loss………………………………………………………………………………………………  (34,924) (56,076) (7,937) (101,621)
Adjustments to reconcile net loss to net cash provided by operating activities:        
Depreciation and amortization………………………………………………. 898 1,513 214 2,664
Share of net loss (gain) in equity method investments………….. (204) (108) (15) (190)
Bad debt expense……………………………………………………………………  (234) (116) (16) 285
(Gains) losses on disposal of land use rights and property and equipment………………………………………………………………………….   26 4 4
Foreign exchange loss, net…………………………………………………….. (421) 3,858 546 4,133
Share-based compensation…………………………………………………….. 13,483 17,548 2,484 32,855
Fair value loss on convertible loans……………………………………….   1,659 (7,289) (1,032) 5,296
Inventory provision………………………………………………………………… 304 37 5 304
Impairment of long-term investment………………………………………   820 116 1,320
Changes in operating assets and liabilities:        
Advances to suppliers…………………………………………………………….   2,145 (6,432) (910) 1,714
Accounts receivable………………………………………………………………..  (853) (808) (114) 1,286
Inventories………………………………………………………………………………   (336) 71 10 (555)
Amounts due from related parties………………………………………….. (1,259) (350) (50) (286)
Other current assets………………………………………………………………..   (3,778) (1,049) (148) (2,875)
Other assets……………………………………………………………………………. 667 138 20 462
Accounts payable……………………………………………………………………  (324) (292) (41) 182
Amounts due to related parties……………………………………………….   474 (2,588) (366) 1,060
Advance from customers………………………………………………………..   (1,069) (87) (12) (1,863)
Accrued expenses and other current liabilities……………………….   2,445 (2,531) (361) 8,233
Other long-term liabilities………………………………………………………  (822) (171) (24) (920)
Deferred tax liabilities……………………………………………………………. (44) (45) (6) (88)
         
Net cash used in operating activities……………………………………………………………  (22,193) (53,931) (7,633) (48,600)
         
Investing activities:        
Purchases of property and equipment……………………………………………  (250) (1,180) (167) (2,790)
Purchases of intangible assets………………………………………………………..  (115) (9) (1) (371)
Proceeds from disposal of land use rights……………………………………..   17 2  
Proceeds from short-term investments………………..   13,749 191,147 27,055 20,929
Purchase of short-term investments…………………….  (13,749) (191,147) (27,055) (20,929)
Purchase of long-term investments……………………..       (300)
         
Net cash used in investing activities…………………………………  (365) (1,172) (166) (3,461)
         
       

  

ANPAC BIO-MEDICAL SCIENCE CO., LTD.

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS — (Continued)

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

 

  Six Months Ended June 30,
  2019 2020 2020 2019
  RMB RMB US$ RMB
         
Financing activities:        
Proceeds from short-term borrowings………………………………………………..  18,300     24,300
Payment for short-term borrowings……………………………………………………  (18,300) (8,000) (1,132) (18,300)
Proceeds from long-term borrowings   984 139  
Repayment of related party loan………………………………………………………..       (150)
Capital contribution from noncontrolling interest holders………………… 10 370 52 610
Advance from investors…………………………………………………………………….. 4,812      
Payment for Convertible loans…………………………………………………………..   (17,752) (2,513)  
Proceeds from issuance of ordinary shares………………………………………..  16,145 100,655 14,247 47,602
Payment for initial public offering costs…………………………………………… (103) (17,374) (2,459) (7,954)
         
Net cash generated from financing activities………………………………………………..  20,864 58,883 8,334 46,108
         
         
Effect of exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents……………………. 13 62 9 (809)
         
         
Net increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents…………………………………..  (1,681) 3,842 544 (6,762)
Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of year……………………………………………  12,887 6,125 867 12,887
         
Cash and cash equivalents at end of year……………………………………………………..  11,206 9,967 1,411 6,125
         
         
Supplemental disclosure of cash flow information:        
Interest paid…………………………………………………………………………………………………..  537 17,752 2,513 1,028
         
Supplemental disclosure of non-cash investing and financing activities:        
Purchase of ordinary shares when registered included in advance from investors……………………………………………………………………………….       25,000
Purchase of property and equipment included in accrued expenses and other current liabilities…………………………………………………………… (26) 15 2 15
         
         

 

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