IceCure Medical Announces Preliminary Unaudited 2022 Year-End Financial Results & Recent Operational Highlights
- Significant regulatory and reimbursement milestones achieved
- Positive interim clinical results for ProSense in the treatment of kidney tumors and breast cancer
- Fortified balance sheet with $23.6 million in cash and cash equivalents including short-term deposits as of December 31, 2022
- ProSense System and disposable cryoprobe sales continue to increase in the U.S.
CAESAREA, Israel, Feb. 9, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- IceCure Medical Ltd. (Nasdaq: ICCM) (TASE: ICCM) ("IceCure" or the "Company"), developer of minimally-invasive cryoablation technology, the ProSense® System, that destroys tumors by freezing as an alternative to surgical tumor removal ("ProSense"), today announced preliminary unaudited year-end financial results for the twelve months ended December 31, 2022.
Revenues decreased to $3.1 million in 2022, compared to $4.1 million in 2021.This is due to decreased revenue recognition of approximately $0.6 million from the distribution agreement with Terumo Corporation and a decrease of sales in most territories by 25%, which was partially offset by a 28% increase in U.S sales, and higher sales of disposable probes, as previously sold and installed systems were increasingly utilized for procedures in clinical settings. IceCure expects revenues may continue to fluctuate in the near future while the Company awaits a response from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration ("FDA") on regulatory clearance for ProSense in early-stage breast cancer.
As of December 31, 2022, the Company's cash and cash equivalents, including short-term deposits, totaled $23.6 million, compared to $25.6 million on December 31, 2021. In December 2022, IceCure raised $14.5 million in an equity financing funding priced at-the-market under Nasdaq rules with no warrants.
"In 2022 we delivered across the board on our goals from regulatory achievements and making progress with respect to obtaining the CPT Category III code for insurance reimbursements, to interim clinical results, to traction in the medical and scientific communities, and commercialization. Our team has worked extremely hard, and we thank the patients who have enrolled in our trials, as well as the increasing number of doctors using ProSense across the world," stated Eyal Shamir, IceCure's Chief Executive Officer. "We are well funded to continue to execute on an enormous opportunity to expand the use of cryoablation, delivering better treatment of numerous indications. We believe our recent fund raise, which was completed on very favorable terms given current market conditions, is a testament to IceCure's technology and our ability to deliver."
"On the regulatory front, we filed a De Novo classification request with the FDA for Marketing Authorization of our ProSense System with Breakthrough Indication for early-stage, low-risk, breast cancer patients at high risk to surgery. Elsewhere, we filed for approvals in Canada and Vietnam and received approval in Brazil for our cryoprobes."
"As we await a response from the FDA on our regulatory filing, reimbursement and affordability for patients is critical. We were very pleased to receive the assignment of a $3,400 CPT Category III code from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services ("CMS") for breast cancer cryoablation procedure facility fees. Concurrent with potential regulatory clearance, we will continue working with CMS to refine reimbursement codes to include payment for the physician, thereby enabling greater availability and affordability of the ProSense System for breast cancer."
"The body of clinical data on ProSense continues to grow. Interim results from ICESECRET were recently presented at the Urological Association Conference in Israel which demonstrated ProSense is safe and effective in treating kidney tumors with an 89.5% recurrence-free rate. When filing our De Novo application with the FDA, we submitted the most recent interim ICE3 trial results, which showed there were six cases of ipsilateral breast tumor recurrence ("IBTR") out of 194 patients, or 3.09%. Our commercial and scientific team, including principal investigators of our trials, have been very active presenting, training, and demonstrating ProSense at medical conferences. The high level of interest in ProSense from patients and the medical community is highly encouraging."
"IceCure is committed to leading cryoablation technology. We've recently received patent allowances for technologies that enable our next generation of systems. We expect our commercial momentum will continue to build in 2023."
IceCure plans to report full 2022 audited financial results upon filing its annual report on Form 20-F with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC").
The above information reflects preliminary, unaudited estimates with respect to certain results of IceCure for the full year ended December 31, 2022, based on currently available information. Because the audit for 2022 is not yet complete, IceCure's final results may vary from the preliminary estimates.
About IceCure Medical
IceCure Medical (Nasdaq: ICCM) (TASE: ICCM) develops and markets ProSense®, an advanced liquid-nitrogen-based cryoablation therapy for the treatment of tumors (benign and cancerous) by freezing, with the primary focus areas being breast, kidney, bone and lung cancer. Its minimally invasive technology is a safe and effective alternative to hospital surgical tumor removal that is easily performed in a relatively short procedure. The system is marketed and sold worldwide for the indications cleared to-date by the FDA and approved in Europe with the CE Mark.
Forward Looking Statements
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Released February 9, 2023