Mike Rice, Chief Executive Officer, commented on the Company's continued revenue growth by stating, "We had another solid quarter with a number of significant orders from regenerative medicine customers, whose demand for our products should increase as their clinical trials progress, and as they incorporate our biopreservation media products into the manufacturing, storage, freezing, shipping, and patient infusion processes for additional cell- and tissue-based clinical products and therapies."
First Quarter Financial ResultsTotal revenue for the first quarter of 2012 was $835,880, compared to $610,799 in the same period of 2011. The increase of 37% from 2011 to 2012 was due primarily to higher sales to customers in the drug discovery and regenerative medicine market segments, which were both up significantly over 2011. Sales to direct customers in the first quarter of 2012 increased 84% compared to the first quarter of 2011.
Gross margin in the first quarter was a record high of 59% due mainly to improved utilization of the Company's manufacturing facility.
Total operating expenses in the first quarter of 2012 were $669,015, compared to $696,476 in the first quarter of 2011. The primary driver for the increase in expenses was due to higher personnel costs in 2012, offset somewhat by a reduction in consulting expenses due to the termination of a consulting agreement in the third quarter of 2011.
Other income/expense is primarily related to interest expense on the Company's notes payable. In the first quarter of 2012, the Co
|SOURCE BioLife Solutions, Inc.|
Copyright©2010 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved