Pivotal SUI PURSUIT trial enrollment underway and accelerating
Total revenue of $1.5M for Q1 including sale of 2,450 consumable treatment tips
Strengthened patent portfolio in key Asia Pacific markets
ENGLEWOOD, CO / ACCESSWIRE / May 13, 2021 / Viveve Medical, Inc. (NASDAQ:VIVE), a medical technology company focused on women's intimate health, today reported financial results for the quarter ended March 31, 2021, and will provide a corporate update on its scheduled conference call at 5:00 PM ET today.
"During the first quarter of 2021, Viveve continued its focus on advancing its stress urinary incontinence (SUI) clinical development program. Our pivotal U.S. PURSUIT trial was initiated early in the quarter and patient enrollment continues to gain momentum," said Scott Durbin, Viveve's chief executive officer. "We are pleased that our strategic realignment has proven effective as we progress out of the COVID-19 caused health and economic challenges of the past year."
"Today, Viveve is well-positioned with the capital resources necessary to support operations through the end of 2022 including the completion of our pivotal PURSUIT trial. As we move forward in 2021, our commercial and market development efforts will continue to target increased adoption of the Viveve System by core medical specialists in urology, urogynecology, and gynecology in the U.S. and Asia Pacific regions," concluded Mr. Durbin.
First Quarter and Recent Business Highlights
- Reported $1.5 million total revenue for the first quarter 2021, increasing the installed base of Viveve® Systems to 860 systems worldwide;
- Initiated pivotal U.S. PURSUIT clinical trial for SUI; enrollment underway and accelerating;
- Continued to provide high-quality service and support to existing customers as medical practices steadily regain operations, patients, and procedure volumes following COVID-19 crisis;
- Advanced market development and procedure utilization efforts with key physicians in targeted Asia Pacific countries and core urology, urogynecology, and gynecology practitioners in the U.S.;
- Strengthened the Company's intellectual property portfolio with dual-energy technology patents issued in key Asian markets; and
- Strengthened the Company's balance sheet and secured capital resources to support operations through year-end 2022, including the planned completion of our U.S. pivotal PURSUIT trial in SUI.
Q1 2020 Financial Results
Revenue for the quarter ended March 31, 2021 totaled $1.5 million from the sale of 8 Viveve Systems and approximately 2,450 disposable treatment tips, compared to revenue of $1.3 million for the same period in 2020. As of March 31, 2021, the Company had an installed base of 860 Viveve Systems worldwide, 456 in the U.S. and 404 internationally.
Gross profit for the first quarter of 2021 was $0.4 million, or 26% of revenue, compared to gross profit of $0.2 million or 13% of revenue, for the same period in 2020.
Total operating expenses for the first quarter of 2021 were $5.5 million, compared to $6.0 million for the same period in 2020. The decrease is mainly a result of the Company's organizational realignment to focus efforts to advance our SUI clinical development program and operational measures to lower costs and reduce cash burn in response to the continuing economic conditions caused by the COVID-19 crisis.
Net loss attributable to common stockholders for the first quarter of 2021 was $6.9 million, or ($0.80) per share based on 8,636,120 weighted average shares outstanding during the period, compared to a net loss of $7.3 million, or ($8.17) per share, for the same period in 2020 based on 893,079 weighted average shares outstanding during the period (adjusted for the Company's 1-for-10 reverse stock split in December 2020).
Cash and cash equivalents were $28.4 million as of March 31, 2021, compared to $6.5 million as of December 31, 2020.
The recent Viveve Annual Meeting of Stockholders was adjourned to June 2, 2021 at 12:00 PM ET due to a lack of quorum. All shareholders of record are encouraged to vote.
Conference Call Information
The Company will host a conference call and webcast at 5:00 PM ET today. The conference call may be accessed by dialing 1-833-255-2833 (domestic) or 1-412-902-6728 (international) or via live webcast at https://services.choruscall.com/links/vive210513.html. Participants may also pre-register for the conference call at https://dpregister.com/sreg/10155264/e71dbdfa00.
A recording of the webcast will be posted on the Company's investor relations website following the call at ir.viveve.com and available online for 90 days.
Viveve Medical, Inc. is a medical technology company focused on women's intimate health. Viveve is committed to advancing new solutions to improve women's overall well-being and quality of life. The internationally patented Viveve® System incorporates Cryogen-cooled Monopolar Radiofrequency technology to uniformly deliver volumetric heating while gently cooling surface tissue to generate neocollagenesis in a single in-office session. In the United States, the Viveve® System is cleared by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for use in general surgical procedures for electrocoagulation and hemostasis. International regulatory approvals and clearances have been received for vaginal laxity and/or improvement in sexual function indications in more than 50 countries.
Viveve continues to advance its clinical development program in SUI. Recently reported FDA approved changes to the U.S. pivotal PURSUIT trial protocol are intended to strengthen the overall study and its potential to achieve its primary efficacy endpoint. Study changes including an increase in the trial's size and more strict patient selection criteria were a result of guidance from Viveve's Clinical Advisory Board upon review of positive results from the Company's SUI feasibility and preclinical studies. Viveve received FDA approval of its IDE application to conduct the multicenter, randomized, double-blinded, sham-controlled PURSUIT trial for improvement of SUI in women in July 2020 and FDA approval of its requested amendments to the IDE protocol as reported on December 10, 2020. Initiation of the trial was reported on January 21, 2021 and subject enrollment is underway. If positive, results from the PURSUIT trial may support a new SUI indication in the U.S.
For more information, visit www.viveve.com.
Safe Harbor Statement
All statements in this press release that are not based on historical fact are "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. While management has based any forward-looking statements included in this press release on its current expectations, the information on which such expectations were based may change. These forward-looking statements rely on a number of assumptions concerning future events and are subject to a number of risks, uncertainties, and other factors, many of which are outside of our control, which could cause actual results to materially differ from such statements. Such risks, uncertainties and other factors include, but are not limited to, the fluctuation of global economic conditions, the impact of the novel coronavirus termed COVID-19 on our clinical development and regulatory review and clearances and on the manufacturing, placements and patient utilization of our Viveve Systems, the performance of management and our employees, our ability to obtain financing, our evaluation of strategic alternatives, our ability to obtain approval or clearance for sale of our medical device for all indications sought, competition, general economic conditions and other factors that are detailed in our periodic and current reports available for review at www.sec.gov. Furthermore, we operate in a highly competitive and rapidly changing environment where new and unanticipated risks may arise. Accordingly, investors should not place any reliance on forward-looking statements as a prediction of actual results. We disclaim any intention to, and undertake no obligation to, update or revise forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances that subsequently occur or of which we hereafter become aware, unless required by law.
Viveve is a registered trademark of Viveve, Inc.
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