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Quanterix Corporation Releases Operating Results For Third Quarter 2020

GAAP revenue including one-time License and Grant revenue $31.4M; Non-GAAP revenue $18.3M, an increase of 22% versus prior year

Billerica, Mass. – Quanterix Corporation (NASDAQ: QTRX), a company digitizing biomarker analysis to advance the science of precision health, today announced financial results for the three months ending September 30, 2020.

“We have made important advances in Alzheimer’s disease, Multiple Sclerosis (MS) and COVID testing and with our platform in Q3’2020 delivering another strong quarter of growth, despite continued headwinds associated with the pandemic,” said Kevin Hrusovsky, Chairman, Chief Executive Officer, President, Quanterix. “We launched important Neurology assays including pTau-181 and a comprehensive N4PE four plex, secured an $18.2M NIH RADx contract to accelerate development, manufacturing scale-up and deployment of our novel high-throughput SARS-CoV-2 antigen test, entered a non-exclusive IVD license agreement with Abbott, initiated surveillance studies with a large US payor and raised nearly $100M in capital, making Q3’2020 one of our more successful quarters in our history.   We are encouraged by our operational and strategic momentum and believe our unique ability to detect Neurology biomarkers such as Nf-L and pTau-181 is delivering on the promise of early disease detection from minimally invasive samples. Most importantly, we are pleased with our growth potential associated with COVID, MS and upcoming Alzheimer’s disease trials.”

Third Quarter 2020 Financial Highlights

 Key financial results from the third quarter of 2020 are shown below:

  • Q3 GAAP total revenue, which includes one-time License and Grant Revenue, was $31.4M versus prior year Q3 of $14.9M;
  • Q3 non-GAAP total revenue was $18.3M versus prior year Q3 of $14.9M, an increase of 22%;
  • Q3 GAAP product revenue was $11.7M versus prior year Q3 of $10.7M, an increase of 9%;
  • Q3 GAAP service and other revenue was $6.6M versus prior year Q3 of $4.2M, an increase of 56%

YTD 2020 Financial Highlights

Key financial results for YTD 2020 are shown below:

  • YTD GAAP total revenue was $60.2M versus prior year YTD of $40.8M;
  • YTD non-GAAP total revenue was $47.1M versus prior year YTD of $40.8M, an increase of 15%;
  • YTD GAAP product revenue was $28.3M versus prior year YTD of $29.1M, a decrease of 3%;
  • YTD GAAP service and other revenue was $18.6M versus prior year YTD of $11.8M, an increase of 58%

For additional information on the non-GAAP financial measures included in this press release, please see “Use of Non-GAAP Financial Measures” and “Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Financials” below.

Third Quarter 2020 Business Highlights

  • Expanded our differentiated Neurology menu to include tau phosphorylated at threonine 181 (pTau-181), a highly specific biomarker for the study of Alzheimer’s disease pathology, in cerebral spinal fluid (CSF), serum and plasma as well as launch of N4PE, containing four equally relevant biomarkers (Nf-L, GFAP, AB40, AB42) associated with many neurodegenerative diseases.
  • Measuring the rate of change in patient neurofilament light chain (Nf-L) levels allowed detection of familial Alzheimer’s disease more than 16 years before the onset of symptoms. This coupled with our recent launch of pTau-181, a highly specific biomarker for the study of Alzheimer’s disease pathology, brings us closer to the possibility of Alzheimer’s disease early detection, clinical trials subject stratification, patient triaging and asymptomatic screening.
  • Entered into a non-exclusive royalty-bearing license agreement with Abbott Laboratories, to grant Abbott access to Quanterix’ portfolio of bead-based technology patents for use in in-vitro diagnostic (IVD) applications.
  • Awarded an $18.2M Phase 2 contract with the National Institutes of Health (NIH) through its Rapid Acceleration of Diagnostics (RADx) initiative to accelerate the continued development, scale-up and deployment of a novel SARS-CoV-2 antigen test based on Quanterix’ ultra-sensitive Simoa technology. Preliminary results indicate that the test has the potential to enable detection from a variety of sample types including self-collected capillary blood, saliva and nasal swabs.
  • Continued to advance our relationship with one of the largest multi-national, healthcare payor groups, with start of multiple population surveillance studies and creating beachhead for our vision for the future of precision medicine, where early and non-invasive disease detection has the potential to transform life and healthcare costs.
  • We once again participated in the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference (AAIC), with Simoa powering more than 50 posters and presentations on display during the virtual event. Among the session highlights was a presentation from Alector that outlined findings from its  NFRONT Phase 1b/2 clinical study, which used Simoa to investigate the effect of AL001, an investigational therapeutic, on biomarker levels, including Nf-L associated with frontotemporal dementia (FTD).
  • Amid ongoing discussion and research into the disease mechanisms behind COVID-19 ‘long-haulers,’ our technology continues to be instrumental in supporting routine, non-invasive testing necessary to study the long-term effects and complications of SARS-CoV-2. Research published in the Journal of Neurology was among the first to study neuronal injury in patients with mild-to-moderate COVID-19 by utilizing Simoa to measure serum neurofilament light (sNf-L). The study demonstrated the virus’s neuron-destructive capabilities in a cohort of 100 healthcare workers ages 18-65, establishing a rationale and foundation to support the study of neurological manifestations in mild-to-moderate COVID-19 cases.
  • Continued to support the MS research community as a sponsor and participating organization for the 8th Joint ACTRIMS-ECTRIMS Meeting, MSVirtual2020. Simoa enabled more than 40 posters and presentations that validated the use of biomarkers, such as Nf-L, to distinguish MS from other neurodegenerative conditions, enhance monitoring strategies and inform improved treatment pathways.    
  • Quanterix’ Simoa technology was highlighted in a record 104 new publications, bringing total Simoa-specific inclusions to over 985.

Conference Call

In conjunction with this announcement, Quanterix Corporation will host a conference call on November 5 at 4:30 p.m., EST. Individuals interested in listening to the conference call may do so by dialing (833) 686-9351 for domestic callers, or (612) 979-9890 for international callers. Please reference the following conference ID: 3039608.

A live webcast will also be available at:

The webcast will be available on the Company’s website,, for one year following completion of the call.

Basic and diluted weighted average shares outstanding was 30.1 million and 31.4 million, respectively, for Q3 2020.
Basic and diluted weighted average shares outstanding was 28.9 million for YTD 2020.

Use of Non-GAAP Financial Measures

To supplement the Company’s financial statements presented on a GAAP basis, the Company has provided certain non-GAAP financial measures, including non-GAAP revenue, non-GAAP gross profit, non-GAAP gross margin, non-GAAP operating expenses and non-GAAP loss from operations. Management uses these non-GAAP measures to evaluate the Company’s operating performance in a manner that allows for meaningful period-to-period comparison and analysis of trends in its business. Management believes that such measures are important in comparing current results with prior period results and are useful to investors and financial analysts in assessing the Company’s operating performance. The non-GAAP financial information presented here should be considered in conjunction with, and not as a substitute for, the financial information presented in accordance with GAAP. Investors are encouraged to review the reconciliation of these non-GAAP measures to their most directly comparable GAAP financial measures set forth below.

About Quanterix

Quanterix is a company that’s digitizing biomarker analysis with the goal of advancing the science of precision health. The company’s digital health solution, Simoa, has the potential to change the way in which healthcare is provided today by giving researchers the ability to closely examine the continuum from health to disease. Quanterix’ technology is designed to enable much earlier disease detection, better prognoses and enhanced treatment methods to improve the quality of life and longevity of the population for generations to come. The technology is currently being used for research applications in several therapeutic areas, including oncology, neurology, cardiology, inflammation and infectious disease. The company was established in 2007 and is located in Billerica, Massachusetts. For additional information, please visit

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Words such as “may,” “will,” “expect,” “plan,” “anticipate,” “estimate,” “intend” and similar expressions (as well as other words or expressions referencing future events, conditions or circumstances) are intended to identify forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements in this news release are based on Quanterix’ expectations and assumptions as of the date of this press release. Each of these forward-looking statements involves risks and uncertainties. Factors that may cause Quanterix’ actual results to differ from those expressed or implied in the forward-looking statements in this press release are discussed in Quanterix’ filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, including the “Risk Factors” sections contained therein. Except as required by law, Quanterix assumes no obligation to update any forward-looking statements contained herein to reflect any change in expectations, even as new information becomes available.


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