SOURCE: International Stem Cell Corporation

International Stem Cell Corporation

March 18, 2014 08:30 ET

International Stem Cell Corporation Announces 2013 Fourth Quarter and Year-End Results

CARLSBAD, CA--(Marketwired - Mar 18, 2014) - International Stem Cell Corporation (OTCQB: ISCO) ( ("ISCO" or "the Company"), a California-based biotechnology company developing novel stem cell-based therapies and biomedical products, today provided a business update and announced fourth quarter and year-end financial results for the year ended December 31, 2013.

Parkinson's disease program highlights:

The company continues to execute on its plan to develop human parthenogenetic neural stem cells (hPNSC) as a clinical product candidate for the treatment of Parkinson's disease (PD). To this end the Company has:

  • Published its breakthrough method of manufacturing hPNSC in Scientific Reports, a primary research publication from the publishers of Nature.
  • Reported positive results demonstrating the safety and efficacy of hPNSC in both rodent and non-human primate models of PD, presenting the results at the American Academy of Neurology 65th Annual Meeting in San Diego, CA, the American Society of Gene and Cell Therapy meeting in Salt Lake City, UT and the American Neurological Association 2013 Annual Meeting in New Orleans, LA.
  • Began the IND-enabling non-human primate pharmacology and toxicology GLP study under the supervision of Yale School of Medicine Professor, D. Eugene Redmond Jr. MD.
  • Engaged Duke University to conduct the Phase I clinical trial of the hPNSC for the treatment of PD. Prof. Mark Stacy, M.D., Vice Dean for Clinical Research, Neurology at Duke University School of Medicine, will be the principal investigator.

Most recently in February 2014 the Company held a pre-IND meeting with the FDA and subsequently announced that it will be working to complete the FDA required pharmacology and safety studies by the end of 2014, and file the IND shortly thereafter. In 2014 ISCO will also be working toward bringing forward additional indications for hPNSC.

Liver program highlights

  • Demonstrated that the hepatocyte-like cells derived from ISCO's parthenogenetic stem cell platform engraft in the liver of Gunn rats, a well known model of Crigler-Najjar Syndrome, a rare inherited disorder of the liver, and behave in a similar manner to primary human hepatocytes.
  • The results of this study were presented at the American Association for the Study of Liver Disease at the 64th Annual Liver Meeting in Washington, D.C. and were awarded the Presidential Poster of Distinction.

Other R&D activities

  • Announced a significant advancement in human induced pluripotent stem cells (iPS) derivation using a novel protein-based reprogramming method at the American Society of Gene and Cell Therapy meeting in Salt Lake City, UT.

FY 2013 Financial highlights:

  • $6.15 million in revenue for the year ended December 31, 2013, an increase of 35% compared to 2012. Lifeline Skin Care sales up 47% and Lifeline Cell Technology sales up 24%. Gross margin improved to 73% in 2013 from 72% in 2012.
  • Subsidiaries generated operating income in 2013 of $0.65 million (cosmeceutical $0.29 million, biomedical $0.36 million), compared to operating loss in 2012.
  • Average net cash used in operating activities of $0.47 million per month for the twelve months ending December 31, 2013. The company ended 2013 with cash of $2.24 million.
  • Net cash provided by financing activities was $8.12 million for the year ended December 31, 2013, compared to $6.79 million in 2012.

"In 2013 ISCO made important progress in Research and Development, primarily in the Parkinson's disease program, achieving a number of milestones that move us closer to the clinic. In 2014 we will be endeavoring to complete our IND-enabling studies in order to file our first IND for our new experimental treatment of PD," stated Dr. Andrey Semechkin, ISCO's CEO and Co-chairman. "At the same time we continue to execute on our business plan, growing revenues in our commercial subsidiaries while maintaining costs," Dr. Semechkin concluded.

ISCO to host conference call and webcast:

Date: Wednesday, March 19, 2014
Time: 11:00 a.m. ET
Toll-free (US only): 1-877-941-1427
International: 1-480-629-9664
Conference ID: 4673819 

Please dial in at least 10 minutes before the call to ensure timely participation.

A playback of the call will be available from 03/19/14 at 2:00 pm Eastern Time to 04/02/14 at 11:59 pm Eastern Time.

Teleconference Replay Details:
Dial in: 1-858-384-5517
Conference ID: 4673819

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

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International Stem Cell Corporation and Subsidiaries  
Consolidated Balance Sheets  
(in thousands, except share data)  
    December 31,
    December 31,
  Cash and cash equivalents   $ 2,243     $ 654  
  Accounts receivable, net of allowance for doubtful accounts of $19 and $4 at December 31, 2013 and 2012, respectively     306       273  
  Inventory, net     1,369       1,199  
  Prepaid expenses and other current assets     658       456  
  Restricted cash     50       --  
    Total current assets     4,626       2,582  
  Property and equipment, net     830       1,134  
  Intangible assets, net     2,250       1,634  
  Deposits and other assets     33       20  
    Total assets   $ 7,739     $ 5,370  
Liabilities, Redeemable Preferred Stock and Stockholders' Equity (Deficit)                
  Accounts payable   $ 532     $ 969  
  Accrued liabilities     1,290       730  
  Deferred revenue     3       233  
  Related party payable     21       5  
  Advances     250       250  
  Fair value of warrant liability     4,925       --  
    Total current liabilities     7,021       2,187  
Convertible Redeemable Series G Preferred stock, $0.001 par value, 5,000,000 shares authorized, issued and outstanding at December 31, 2013 and 2012, with liquidation preference of $5,000 at December 31, 2013 and 2012     4,941       4,941  
Commitments and contingencies                
Stockholders' Equity (Deficit)                
Series D Preferred stock, $0.001 par value, 50 shares authorized, 43 issued and outstanding at December 31, 2013 and 2012, with liquidation preference of $4,320 at December 31, 2013 and 2012     --       --  
Series B Preferred stock, $0.001 par value, 5,000,000 shares authorized, 300,000 issued and outstanding at December 31, 2013 and 2012, liquidation preferences of $403 and $385 at December 31, 2013 and 2012, respectively     --       --  
Series C Preferred stock, $0.001 par value, 0 and 3,000,000 shares authorized, 0 and 2,000,000 issued and outstanding at December 31, 2013 and 2012, respectively, with liquidation preferences of $0 and $2,507 at December 31, 2013 and 2012, respectively     --       2  
Common stock, $0.001 par value, 300,000,000 shares authorized, 151,175,053 and 87,388,815 issued and outstanding at December 31, 2013 and 2012, respectively     151       87  
Additional paid-in capital     77,897       69,945  
  Accumulated deficit     (82,271 )     (71,792 )
  Total stockholders' deficit     (4,223 )     (1,758 )
  Total liabilities, redeemable preferred stock and stockholders' equity (deficit)   $ 7,739     $ 5,370  
International Stem Cell Corporation and Subsidiaries  
Consolidated Statements of Operations  
(in thousands, except per share data)  
    Year Ended December 31,  
    2013     2012  
  Product sales   $ 6,147     $ 4,567  
    Total revenue     6,147       4,567  
  Cost of sales     1,643       1,272  
  Research and development     3,560       3,599  
  Selling and marketing     2,457       2,065  
  General and administrative     6,033       7,446  
    Total expenses     13,693       14,382  
Loss from operating activities     (7,546 )     (9,815 )
Other income (expense)                
  Fair value of warrant liability in excess of proceeds     (1,390 )     --  
  Financing transaction costs     (738 )     --  
  Change in fair value of warrant liability     (754 )     38  
  Miscellaneous expense     (74 )     (61 )
  Interest expense     (3 )     (2 )
  Sublease income     26       7  
    Total other (expense), net     (2,933 )     (18 )
Loss before income taxes     (10,479 )     (9,833 )
Provision for income taxes     --       --  
      Net loss   $ (10,479 )   $ (9,833 )
Deemed dividend on preferred stock   $ --     $ (1,375 )
Dividends on preferred stock   $ --     $ (129 )
Net loss attributable to common stockholders   $ (10,479 )   $ (11,337 )
Net loss per common share-basic and diluted   $ (0.09 )   $ (0.13 )
Weighted average shares-basic and diluted     123,088       85,936  

Contact Information

  • Contacts:
    International Stem Cell Corporation
    Dr. Simon Craw
    Executive Vice President of Business Development
    Phone: 760-940-6383