Revenue up 28% Quarter-over-Quarter

Progression of 510(k) submission to the FDA for clearance of the Acuitas® AMR Gene Panel test for bacterial isolates

Conference call to be held at 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time today

GAITHERSBURG, Md., Aug. 07, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --  OpGen, Inc. (NASDAQ: OPGN) today reported financial and operating results for the three and six months ended June 30, 2019 and provided a business update. Total revenue for the second quarter of 2019 was $1.0 million, compared with $0.8 million for the second quarter of 2018. Recent business highlights include:

  • Submission and ongoing review of 510(k) pre-market notification to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) for clearance of the Acuitas® AMR Gene Panel test for the detection of antimicrobial resistance genes in bacterial isolates;
  • Initiation of testing to support de novo submission for our lead rapid molecular diagnostic test, the Acuitas AMR Gene Panel Urine;
  • Achievement of second $500,000 program milestone under the New York State Infectious Disease Digital Health Initiative demonstration project;
  • Presentation of new data demonstrating the potential clinical utility of Acuitas AMR Gene Panel and Acuitas Lighthouse® for antibiotic-resistant urinary tract infection patient management and for rapid carbapenem-resistant bacteria outbreak detection during a podium presentation at ASM Microbe 2019;
  • Presentation of data by collaborator, Geisinger, obtained from the first multisite assessment evaluating the potential clinical utility of OpGen’s Acuitas AMR Gene Panel using clinical samples presented at ASM Microbe 2019;
  • Advancement of South America initiative to commercialize rapid testing products, marked by the closing of OpGen’s first customer accounts in Colombia; and
  • Launch of new OpGen website and branding to reflect our transformation into an innovative commercial organization and leader in precision medicine. 

“During the second quarter, we continued to execute against OpGen’s highest priority of bringing our novel Acuitas AMR Gene Panel and Acuitas Lighthouse Software to market. We engaged in ongoing dialogue with the FDA regarding our recent 510(k) submission for the Acuitas AMR Gene Panel for use with bacterial isolates. We are encouraged by our interactions with the Agency and we are continuing to work towards receiving our first FDA clearance during 2019,” said Evan Jones, Chairman and CEO of OpGen.  

“We are also working to complete two (2) additional FDA pre-market submissions for our lead rapid molecular diagnostic test, the Acuitas AMR Gene Panel Urine, and for the Acuitas Lighthouse Software. We have begun testing to support the AMR Gene Panel Urine submission, and we plan to complete the trials and make an initial FDA submission by year-end or in the first quarter of 2020.”

“Finally, we continued to build commercial momentum in preparation of our anticipated receipt of regulatory clearance. To meet our capital needs, which will enable us to pursue the development and regulatory work to complete our additional FDA filings and, once clearance is received, execute a successful commercial launch, we are considering multiple alternatives ranging from strategic financings to other potential transactions. This consideration includes potential partnering arrangements and business combination transactions in order to obtain sufficient financing so we can continue to deliver distinct and differentiated precision medicine capabilities and maximize our shareholder value.” Evan Jones concluded.  

2019 Second Quarter and First Half Financial Results

  • Total revenue for the second quarter of 2019 was $1.0 million, compared with $0.8 million for the second quarter of 2018. Total revenue for the first half of 2019 was $2.0 million, compared with $1.6 million for the first half of 2018;
  • Operating expenses for the second quarter 2019 were $3.6 million, compared with $4.0 million for the second quarter of 2018. Operating expenses for the first half of 2019 were $8.4 million, compared with $7.9 million for the first half of 2018;
  • The net loss for the second quarter of 2019 was $2.6 million or $0.15 per share, compared with a net loss of $3.3 million or $0.57 per share for the second quarter of 2018. The net loss for the first half of 2019 was $6.4 million or $0.48 per share, compared with a net loss of $6.4 million or $1.29 per share for the first half of 2018; and
  • Cash and cash equivalents were $3.1 million as of June 30, 2019.

Business and Operations Outlook

  • Obtain FDA clearance to market the Acuitas AMR Gene Panel for use with bacterial isolates;
  • Complete clinical studies and file de novo submissions with the FDA for the Acuitas AMR Gene Panel Urine and the Acuitas Lighthouse Software for rapid testing of urine specimens and prediction of antibiotic resistance to front-line antibiotics;
  • Continue to install Acuitas AMR Gene Panel systems in support of Research Use Only (“RUO”) sales and full launch following first FDA clearance;
  • Expand commercial activities to support FDA clearance and launch of the Acuitas AMR Gene Panel products;
  • Enter data collection phase for New York State Infectious Disease Digital Health Initiative demonstration project; and
  • Commercialize rapid testing products in South America, using Colombia as a springboard.

Annual Meeting

We are holding our Annual Meeting of stockholders on August 22, 2019 and are asking our stockholders to approve a reverse stock split proposal to help us maintain our Nasdaq Capital Market listing and position the Company to pursue potential partnering arrangements and business combination transactions.

Conference Call Information

OpGen management will hold a conference call today, August 7, 2019 at 4:30 p.m. ET to discuss second quarter 2019 financial results and other business activities, and answer questions.

Dial-in Information 
U.S. Dial-In Number: (844) 420-8185
International Dial-In Number: (216) 562-0481 Conference ID: 7288909
Webcast URL:

Replay Dial-in Information 
U.S. Dial-In Number: (855)-859-2056
International Dial-In Number: (404)-537-3406
Conference ID: 7288909

A live webcast of the conference call can be accessed by visiting the Investor Relations section of the company’s website at A replay of the webcast will be available shortly after the conclusion of the call for 90 days.

About OpGen

OpGen, Inc. is a precision medicine company harnessing the power of molecular diagnostics and informatics to help combat infectious disease. We are developing molecular information products and services for global healthcare settings, helping to guide clinicians with more rapid and actionable information about life threatening infections, improve patient outcomes, and decrease the spread of infections caused by multidrug-resistant microorganisms, or MDROs.

Our molecular diagnostics and informatics products, product candidates and services combine our Acuitas molecular diagnostics and Acuitas Lighthouse informatics platform for use with our proprietary, curated MDRO knowledgebase. We are working to deliver our products and services, some in development, to a global network of customers and partners. The Acuitas AMR Gene Panel (RUO) is intended for Research Use Only and is not for use in diagnostic procedures. The Acuitas Lighthouse Software is not distributed commercially for antibiotic resistance prediction and is not for use in diagnostic procedures. For more information, please visit

OpGen, Acuitas, and Acuitas Lighthouse are registered trademarks of OpGen, Inc.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release includes statements relating to OpGen’s outlook for 2019 and 2020. These statements and other statements regarding OpGen’s future plans and goals constitute "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 and are intended to qualify for the safe harbor from liability established by the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that are often difficult to predict, are beyond our control, and which may cause results to differ materially from expectations. Factors that could cause our results to differ materially from those described include, but are not limited to, our ability to timely and cost-effectively seek and obtain regulatory clearance for and commercialize our product and services offerings, our ability to successfully complete the demonstration project portion of the New York State Infectious Disease Digital Health Initiative, the rate of adoption of our products and services by hospitals and other healthcare providers, the success of our commercialization efforts, the effect on our business of existing and new regulatory requirements, and other economic and competitive factors. For a discussion of the most significant risks and uncertainties associated with OpGen's business, please review our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2018, and subsequent filings. You are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which are based on our expectations as of the date of this press release and speak only as of the date of this press release. We undertake no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

OpGen Contact:

Michael Farmer
Vice President, Marketing (240) 813-1284

Press Contact:
Matthew Bretzius 
FischTank Marketing and PR

Investor Contacts:
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OpGen, Inc.
Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets
  June 30, 2019 December 31, 2018 
Current assets     
Cash and cash equivalents $3,055,894  $4,572,487  
Accounts receivable, net  772,914   373,858  
Inventory, net  567,422   543,747  
Prepaid expenses and other current assets  178,356   292,918  
Total current assets    4,574,586      5,783,010   
Property and equipment, net  197,502   1,221,827  
Finance lease right-of-use assets, net  984,742     
Operating lease right-of-use assets  1,381,830     
Goodwill  600,814   600,814  
Intangible assets, net  951,458   1,085,366  
Other noncurrent assets  241,182   259,346  
Total assets $  8,932,114   $  8,950,363   
Liabilities and Stockholders’ Equity     
Current liabilities     
Accounts payable $  1,258,908  $  1,623,751  
Accrued compensation and benefits    1,190,500     1,041,573  
Accrued liabilities    820,667     902,019  
Deferred revenue    9,993     15,824  
Short-term notes payable    343,330     398,595  
Short-term finance lease liabilities    576,322     399,345  
Short-term operating lease liabilities    958,992     —  
Total current liabilities    5,158,712      4,381,107   
Deferred rent    —     162,919  
Note payable    494,897     660,340  
Warrant liability    —     67  
Long-term finance lease liabilities    379,825     437,189  
Long-term operating lease liabilities    1,071,677     —  
Total liabilities    7,105,111      5,641,622   
Stockholders' equity     
Common stock, $0.01 par value; 50,000,000 shares authorized; 17,645,720 and
  8,645,720 shares issued and outstanding at June 30, 2019 and
  December 31, 2018, respectively
    176,457     86,457  
Preferred stock, $0.01 par value; 10,000,000 shares authorized; none issued and
  outstanding at June 30, 2019 and December 31, 2018, respectively
    —     —  
Additional paid-in capital    170,190,415     165,313,902  
Accumulated other comprehensive loss    (15,217)    (13,093) 
Accumulated deficit    (168,524,652)    (162,078,525) 
Total stockholders’ equity    1,827,003      3,308,741   
Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity $  8,932,114   $  8,950,363   

OpGen, Inc.
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations and Comprehensive Loss
  Three Months Ended June 30, Six Months Ended June 30, 
   2019   2018   2019   2018  
Product sales $504,293  $632,525  $1,024,470  $1,266,021  
Laboratory services  5,250   1,100   5,250   9,790  
Collaboration revenue  500,000   155,276   1,000,000   359,316  
Total revenue    1,009,543      788,901      2,029,720      1,635,127   
Operating expenses         
Cost of products sold  198,493   303,663   419,195   646,495  
Cost of services  251,981   179,402   396,463   347,955  
Research and development  1,153,584   1,304,388   2,929,966   2,534,817  
General and administrative  1,592,845   1,831,063   3,340,430   3,621,585  
Sales and marketing  393,567   426,297   765,800   756,070  
Impairment of right-of-use asset        520,759    
Total operating expenses    3,590,470      4,044,813      8,372,613      7,906,922   
Operating loss    (2,580,927)    (3,255,912)    (6,342,893)    (6,271,795) 
Other (expense) income         
Other income (expense)  15,166   5   (9,256)  5,303  
Interest expense  (37,129)  (54,533)  (93,573)  (112,379) 
Foreign currency transaction gains (losses)  9,879   (21,762)  (472)  (9,581) 
Change in fair value of derivative financial instruments     (11)  67   8,155  
Total other expense    (12,084)    (76,301)    (103,234)    (108,502) 
Loss before income taxes    (2,593,011)    (3,332,213)    (6,446,127)    (6,380,297) 
Provision for income taxes             
Net loss    (2,593,011)    (3,332,213)    (6,446,127)    (6,380,297) 
Net loss available to common stockholders $  (2,593,011) $  (3,332,213) $  (6,446,127) $  (6,380,297) 
Net loss per common share - basic and diluted $  (0.15) $  (0.57) $  (0.48) $  (1.29) 
Weighted average shares outstanding - basic and diluted  17,645,720   5,826,947   13,518,648   4,950,517  
Net loss $(2,593,011) $(3,332,213) $(6,446,127) $(6,380,297) 
Other comprehensive (loss) gain  - foreign currency translations  (4,950)  18,113   (2,124)  5,534  
Comprehensive loss $  (2,597,961) $  (3,314,100) $  (6,448,251) $  (6,374,763)