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Atossa Genetics Announces Second Quarter 2014 Financial Results and Provides Company Update

Companies mentioned in this article: Atossa Genetics Inc

SEATTLE, WA -- (Marketwired) -- 08/12/14 -- Atossa Genetics, Inc. (NASDAQ: ATOS) today announced Second Quarter 2014 financial results and provided an update on recent corporate developments.

"During the second quarter of 2014 we hired two key executives and we received important registration certifications, including ISO 13485:2003, EN ISO 13485:2012 and AC:2012, and ISO 9001:2008," stated Dr. Steven C. Quay, Chairman, CEO & President. "We have also generated the information and data that we plan to submit to the FDA on or before August 20, 2014 in response to questions we received from them on our 510(k) submission for the ForeCYTE Breast Aspirator," added Dr. Quay.

Recent Corporate Developments

Important recent corporate developments include the following:

  • Hired two key executives: John E. Sawyer, Sr. VP of Global Regulatory Affairs and Quality Assurance, and Jelle W. Kylstra, M.D., M.B.A., VP of Clinical Research and Development. These executives each have more than 20 years of experience in their respective fields.

  • Continued to execute on our non-U.S. strategy and have now received registration certificates under the following standards:

    • ISO 13485:2003 "Medical devices - Quality management systems - Requirements for regulatory purposes"

    • EN ISO 13485:2012 and AC:2012 (Canadian)

    • ISO 9001:2008 "Quality managements systems - Requirements"

  • The International Organization for Standardization, or "ISO," is the world's largest developer of international standards, which are recognized globally for their stringent criteria.

  • Atossa is nearing completion of the preparation of additional information and data to be submitted to the FDA in response to a request from the FDA on February 28, 2014, related to Atossa's 510(k) submission on the ForeCYTE Breast Aspirator. Atossa intends to submit this information and data to the FDA on or before August 20, 2014.

  • Atossa entered into a new lease agreement for office space in Seattle, Washington, which will replace Atossa's current administrative offices that are under a lease that will expire in November 2014.

Second Quarter 2014 Financial Results

Revenue for the three months and six months ended June 30, 2014 totaled $9,875 and $33,999, consisting of additional cash collected in excess of the amounts we previously accrued at the Medicare rates. Total revenue for the three and six months ended June 30, 2013 was $326,078 and $508,748. Cost of revenue totaled $0 for the three months and six months ended June 30, 2014, compared to $222,160 and $288,624 in the same periods in 2013.

For the three months and six months ended June 30, 2014, gross profit totaled $9,875 and $33,999, compared to $103,918 and $220,124 in the same period in 2013. The Company has recognized virtually no revenue or cost of revenue since the voluntary recall in October 2013.

For the three months ended June 30, 2014, total operating expenses were $3,196,408 consisting of general and administrative (G&A) expenses of $2,462,256, research and development (R&D) expenses of $510,767, and selling expenses of $223,385, representing an increase of $509,143, or 19% from $2,687,265 in the same period in 2013, consisting of G&A expenses of $2,177,920, R&D expenses of $189,955, and selling expenses of $319,390. Operating expenses for the six months ended June 30, 2014 were $5,631,457 consisting of G&A expenses of $4,236,964, R&D expenses of $933,270, and selling expenses of $461,223. Operating expenses increased $886,553, or 19% from $4,744,904 for the same period in 2013 consisting of $3,742,792 in G&A expenses, $410,147 in R&D expenses, and $591,965 in selling expenses.

We expect that our G&A and selling expenses will continue to increase in the foreseeable future, and if we successfully relaunch the ForeCYTE Breast Aspirator and begin to offer laboratory tests, we would also begin to incur additional sales and marketing expenses as we continue building a regional, and ultimately national, sales force for both our medical device business and for the laboratory tests offered through our subsidiary, The National Reference Laboratory for Breast Health, Inc., or NRLBH.

Selling expenses for the three months ended June 30, 2014 were $223,385, a decrease of $96,005, or 30%, from $319,390 for the three months ended June 30, 2013. Selling expenses for the three months ended June 30, 2014 consisted primarily of $115,640 in selling and marketing professional fees and $106,985 in compensation expenses. Selling expenses for the six months ended June 30, 2014 were $461,223, a decrease of $130,742, or 22% from $591,965 for the same period in 2013. Selling expenses for the six months ended June 30, 2014 consisted of $192,989 in salaries and $267,474 in selling and marketing professional fees.

Selling expenses decreased as a result of the voluntary recall in October 2013. We expect selling expenses will increase when we receive the FDA clearance and prepare for and execute the relaunch of ForeCYTE Breast Aspirator and as the NRLBH begins to offer laboratory tests.

R&D expenses for the three months ended June 30, 2014 were $510,767, an increase of $320,812, or 169%, from $189,955 for the three months ended June 30, 2013. R&D expenses for the six months ended June 30, 2014 were $933,270, an increase of $523,123, or 128% from the same period in 2013.

The increase in R&D expenses in 2014 is attributed to additional R&D expenditures on the development of our new products and tests in the pipeline, including the NextCYTE Test and FullCYTE microcatheters. We expect that our R&D expenses will continue to increase as we add additional full time employees and incur additional costs to continue the development of our products and services under development throughout 2014.

G&A expenses for the three months ended June 30, 2014 were $2,462,256, an increase of $284,336, or 13%, from $2,177,920 in the same period in 2013. The G&A expenses for the three months ended June 30, 2014 consisted primarily of $818,906 in compensation expenses, $606,696 in legal and regulatory expenses, $330,992 in consulting and professional fees, $53,737 in travel expenses, $124,101 in insurance expenses, $127,827 in amortization and depreciation expenses, and $104,167 in Board of Directors fees. G&A expenses for the three months ended June 30, 2013 were $2,177,920 which primarily consisted of $457,165 in compensation expenses, $162,106 in legal expenses, $615,846 in consulting and professional fee expenses, $48,059 in travel expense, $96,588 in insurance expenses, and $391,029 in Board of Directors annual fees consisting of cash fees and the non-cash expense associated with fees paid in the form of options.

G&A expenses for the six months ended June 30, 2014 were $4,236,964, an increase of $494,172, or 13% from $3,742,792 for the same period in 2013. G&A expenses for the six months June 30, 2014 primarily consisted of $1,484,041 in compensation expenses, $816,459 in legal fees, $589,197 in consulting and professional fees, $97,763 in travel expenses, $256,893 in insurance expenses, $64,758 in bad debt expenses, $252,921 in amortization and depreciation expenses, and $123,167 in Board of Directors fees. G&A expenses for the six months ended June 30, 2013 mainly consisted of $964,025 in compensation expenses, $340,053 in legal expenses, $1,219,099 in consulting and professional fees, $68,545 in travel expenses, $159,510 in insurance expenses, $105,771 in marketing expenses, and $436,029 in Board of Directors fees.

Conference Call Information

Management will host a conference call today, August 12, 2014, at 4:45 pm Eastern Time to review the financial results and recent corporate developments. To listen to the call by phone, interested parties within the U.S. may dial 866-652-5200 or 412-317-6060 for international callers. All callers should ask for the Atossa Genetics conference call. The conference call will also be available through a live webcast at www.atossagenetics.com.

A replay of the call will be available one hour after the end of the call through September 12, 2014, and can be accessed via Atossa's website or by dialing 877-344-7529 (domestic) or 412-317-0088 (international). The replay conference ID number is 10046259.

About Atossa Genetics

Atossa Genetics Inc. is focused on improving breast health through the development of laboratory developed tests (LDTs), medical devices and therapeutics. The Company's LDTs are being developed by its subsidiary, The National Reference Laboratory for Breast Health, Inc. The LDT's and the Company's medical devices are being developed so they can be used as companions to therapeutics to treat various breast health conditions. For additional information, please visit www.atossagenetics.com.

Forward-Looking Statements

Forward-looking statements in this press release are subject to risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results to differ materially from the anticipated or estimated future results, including the risks and uncertainties associated with actions by the FDA, including timing of review by the FDA of 510(k) submissions, and actions related thereto, whether Atossa can submit additional information to the FDA in a timely fashion and whether the FDA will find that information acceptable and/or request additional information and/or clear the ForeCYTE Breast Aspirator for marketing in the U.S., the outcome of the FDA re-inspection completed on March 14, 2014, the outcome or timing of regulatory clearances needed by Atossa to sell its products, responses to regulatory matters, Atossa's ability to continue to manufacture and sell its products, recalls of products, the efficacy of Atossa's products and services, performance of distributors, estimated future expenses and cash needs, whether Atossa can launch in the United States and foreign markets the additional tests, devices and therapeutics in its pipeline in a timely and cost effective manner, and other risks detailed from time to time in Atossa's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including without limitation its periodic reports on Form 10-K and 10-Q, each as amended and supplemented from time to time.



         ATOSSA GENETICS INC. CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

                                                  June 30,     December 31,
                                                    2014           2013
                                                (Unaudited)     (Audited)
                                               -------------  -------------
                    Assets
Current assets
  Cash and cash equivalents                    $  14,298,491  $   6,342,161
  Accounts receivable, net                            48,155        139,072
  Prepaid expense                                    325,346        280,627
  Inventory, net                                       1,910              -
                                               -------------  -------------
    Total current assets                          14,673,902      6,761,860

  Furniture and equipment, net                       127,741        163,147
  Intangible assets, net                           4,454,185      4,395,633
  Deferred financing costs                           501,961        651,961
  Security deposit                                    61,309         36,446
                                               -------------  -------------
    Total assets                               $  19,819,098  $  12,009,047
                                               =============  =============

     Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity

Current liabilities
  Accounts payable                             $     790,184  $     248,142
  Accrued expenses                                   226,642        399,478
  Deferred rent                                       21,372         48,157
  Payroll liabilities                                508,646        476,477
  Product recall liabilities                          12,028        211,493
  Other current liabilities                            4,622         23,649
                                               -------------  -------------
    Total current liabilities                      1,563,494      1,407,396
                                               -------------  -------------

Stockholders' Equity
  Preferred stock - $.001 par value;
   10,000,000 shares authorized, 0 shares
   issued and outstanding at June 30, 2014 and
   December 31, 2013, respectively                         -              -
  Common stock - $.001 par value; 75,000,000
   shares authorized, 24,444,058 and
   18,574,334 shares issued and outstanding at
   June 30, 2014 and December 31, 2013,
   respectively                                       24,444         18,574
  Additional paid-in capital                      44,347,281     31,099,691
  Accumulated deficit                            (26,116,121)   (20,516,614)
                                               -------------  -------------
    Total stockholders' equity                    18,255,604     10,601,651
                                               -------------  -------------

    Total liabilities and stockholders' equity $  19,819,098  $  12,009,047
                                               =============  =============



                            ATOSSA GENETICS INC.
              CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS
                                (UNAUDITED)

                           For the Three Months
                                   Ended           For The Six Months Ended
                                 June 30,                  June 30,
                         ------------------------  ------------------------
                             2014         2013         2014         2013
                         -----------  -----------  -----------  -----------

Revenue
  Diagnostic testing
   service               $     9,875  $   120,488  $    33,999  $   289,718
  Product sales                    -      205,590            -      219,030
                         -----------  -----------  -----------  -----------
    Total Revenue              9,875      326,078       33,999      508,748
                         -----------  -----------  -----------  -----------

Cost of Revenue
  Diagnostic testing
   service                         -        2,356            -       49,955
  Product sales                    -      219,804            -      238,669
                         -----------  -----------  -----------  -----------
    Total Cost of
     Revenue                       -      222,160            -      288,624
                         -----------  -----------  -----------  -----------

    Gross Profit               9,875      103,918       33,999      220,124
                         -----------  -----------  -----------  -----------

Selling expenses             223,385      319,390      461,223      591,965
Research and development
 expenses                    510,767      189,955      933,270      410,147
General and
 administrative expenses   2,462,256    2,177,920    4,236,964    3,742,792
                         -----------  -----------  -----------  -----------
    Total operating
     expenses              3,196,408    2,687,265    5,631,457    4,744,904
                         -----------  -----------  -----------  -----------

Operating Loss            (3,186,533)  (2,583,347)  (5,597,458)  (4,524,780)

Interest income                    -            -          143            -
Interest expense               1,443          352        2,192          359
                         -----------  -----------  -----------  -----------

Loss before Income Taxes  (3,187,976)  (2,583,699)  (5,599,507)  (4,525,139)

Income Taxes                       -            -            -            -
                         -----------  -----------  -----------  -----------

Net Loss                 $(3,187,976) $(2,583,699) $(5,599,507) $(4,525,139)
                         -----------  -----------  -----------  -----------

Loss per common share -
 basic and diluted       $     (0.23) $     (0.17) $     (0.24) $     (0.32)
                         ===========  ===========  ===========  ===========
Weighted average shares
 outstanding, basic &
 diluted                  24,430,346   14,808,728   23,515,576   14,120,962
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