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LEXINGTON, Mass., Aug. 4, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- T2 Biosystems (NASDAQ:TTOO) today reported operating highlights and financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2015. Recent operational highlights included:

President and CEO John McDonough said, "Commercial progress in the second quarter was exceptional as the rate of hospital adoption and advancement of many other accounts through the sales funnel validate the life-saving impact and economic rationale of our products for patients and hospitals respectively," said President and CEO John McDonough. "Outcomes data, such as those from IMS Health published in April, have helped us capture interest and create urgency among target hospitals. We are pleased that our technology is generating interest across diverse practice settings, including both academic and community hospitals."

Financial Results

In the second quarter of 2015, the Company generated revenue primarily from research and development agreements. Total revenue in the second quarter of this year was $564,000 which consisted of revenue related to co-development efforts with third parties. The Company did not record any revenue in the second quarter of 2014.

Total operating expenses for the second quarter of 2015 were $11.1 million compared to $7.1 million for the second quarter of 2014. The increase in operating expenses was mainly associated with research and development activities for additional applications of T2MR, expansion of marketing programs, build-out of the U.S. commercial infrastructure, and increases in share-based compensation charges and incremental expenses related to being a public company.

The net loss applicable to common shareholders for the second quarter of 2015 was $11.0 million, or $0.54 loss per share, compared to $9.2 million (after adjustments for accretion of redeemable convertible preferred stock), or $6.35 loss per share for the second quarter of 2014. The increased loss was principally due to the increased operating expenses noted above. The loss per share calculation for the second quarter was impacted by the overall increase in common shares outstanding resulting from the August 7, 2014 initial public offering.

The Company's balance sheet as of June 30, 2015, showed total cash and cash equivalents of $53.3 million.

Conference Call

T2 Biosystems' management will discuss the Company's financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2015, and provide a general business update during a conference call beginning at 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time today, Tuesday, August 4, 2015. To join the call, participants may dial 1-877-407-4018 (U.S.) or 1-201-689-8471 (International). To listen to the live call via T2 Biosystems' website, go to, in the Events & Presentations section. A webcast replay of the call will be available for 30 days following the conclusion of the call in the Events & Presentations section of the website.

About T2 Biosystems

T2 Biosystems is focused on developing innovative diagnostic products to improve patient health. With two FDA-cleared products targeting sepsis and a range of additional products in development, T2 Biosystems is an emerging leader in the field of in vitro diagnostics. The Company is utilizing its proprietary T2 Magnetic Resonance platform, or T2MR®, to develop a broad set of applications aimed at lowering mortality rates, improving patient outcomes and reducing the cost of healthcare by helping medical professionals make targeted treatment decisions earlier. T2MR enables the fast and sensitive detection of pathogens, biomarkers and other abnormalities in a variety of unpurified patient sample types, including whole blood, eliminating the time-consuming sample prep required in current methods. The T2Candida Panel was cleared for marketing by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in September 2014 for the detection of sepsis causing Candida. T2Candida Panel performance was established in adult subjects. T2Candida Panel performance in neonates, infants, and pediatric patients has not been established. For more information, please visit

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. All statements contained in this press release that do not relate to matters of historical fact should be considered forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are based on management's current expectations. These statements are neither promises nor guarantees, but involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other important factors that may cause actual results, performance or achievements to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements, including, but not limited to, the performance of the Company's diagnostic products and the ability to bring such products to market. These and other important factors discussed under the caption "Risk Factors" in the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2014, as supplemented or amended from time to time under "Item 1A.—Risk Factors" in our Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q, could cause actual results to differ materially from those indicated by the forward-looking statements made in this press release. Any such forward-looking statements represent management's estimates as of the date of this press release. While the Company may elect to update such forward-looking statements at some point in the future, it disclaims any obligation to do so, even if subsequent events cause its views to change. These forward-looking statements should not be relied upon as representing the Company's views as of any date subsequent to the date of this press release.