Bluejay Diagnostics Reports 2022 Financial Results

Mar 20, 2023  | 

ACTON, Mass., March 20, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Bluejay Diagnostics, Inc. (NASDAQ: BJDX) (“Bluejay” or the “Company”), a medical diagnostics company developing rapid tests using whole blood on its Symphony platform to improve patient outcomes in critical care settings, today reported its financial results for the year ended December 31, 2022.

“Significant developmental strides were made during 2022, with our IL-6 clinical study data affirming the potential of Bluejay’s Symphony System to be a rapid and precise testing platform for near-patient management in critical care settings,” said Neil Dey, CEO of Bluejay Diagnostics. “Recent positive feedback from the FDA indicated an expansion of our clinical study would be necessary to support our planned de novo submission, extending our anticipated submission timeline to the first half of 2024. While the impact of this delay will require additional funding to reach commercialization, it also presents opportunities to expand awareness of the utility of our Symphony IL-6 test beyond COVID-19. Additionally, this new timeline facilitates our ability to cultivate strategic relationships and commercial partnerships to enhance the impact of our market entry.”

2022 Corporate Highlights:

  • FDA Pre-submission feedback accepted a de novo regulatory pathway for our Symphony IL-6 Test
  • Completed initial multi-center clinical study, with results published at the 2022 annual meeting of the American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC)
  • Initiated expanded clinical program to support de novo FDA Marketing Application
  • Hosted KOL Event highlighting the clinical utilities of the Symphony IL-6 Test

Financial Results for the Year Ended December 31, 2022:

Cash and cash equivalents. Cash and cash equivalents on December 31, 2022 were $10.1 million, as compared to $19.0 million on December 31, 2021. The Company has limited its cash burn during the FDA submission process to maximize its runway and intends to continue to closely monitor the management of its liquidity.

Revenue/Gross Profit. The Company recognized a small, non-recurring sale to a foreign development partner in the second quarter of 2022, which it does not consider an entry to the market or indicative of expected margins. As expected, there were no sales in the remainder of 2022.

Research and development expense. Research and development expenses increased approximately $3.0 million, or 262%, for the year ended December 31, 2022, as compared to 2021. This was due primarily to an increase in personnel; costs incurred for clinical trials necessary to support the Company’s planned de novo FDA submission; and product design, testing, and manufacturing scale-up related to its Symphony device and cartridges.

General and administrative expense. General and administrative expenses increased approximately $3.0 million, or 166%, for the year ended December 31, 2022, as compared to 2021. The increase was primarily attributable to administrative costs necessary to operate as a public company, totaling approximately $1.6 million. In addition, employee compensation and benefits increased by $1.3 million due to an increase in personnel.

Marketing and business development expense. Marketing and business development expenses increased approximately $162,000, or 56%, for year ended December 31, 2022, as compared to 2021. The increase was primarily attributable to personnel costs and the attendance of various industry conferences in 2022, introducing the Symphony platform to the market.

Net loss/Net loss per share. The net loss for the year ended December 31, 2022 was $9.3 million, or $0.46 per share, compared to $3.5 million, or $0.41 per share, for 2021.

About the De Novo Classification:
If it is determined that there is not a legally marketed class I or class II device upon which to base a determination of substantial equivalence and a device is considered to be of low to moderate risk, the FDA may make a determination to classify the product candidate as a De Novo application, rather than the more conventional 510(k) marketing application.

About the SymphonyTM System:
Bluejay’s Symphony System (the “Symphony System”) is designed to address the need for simple, reliable, rapid, near-patient testing by providing quantitative measurements of specific biomarkers to determine the need for additional patient care and monitoring. The user-friendly Symphony System will not require any sample preparation or dedicated staff and was shown in published clinical studies to deliver results in approximately 20 minutes.

The Symphony IL-6 Test is a development stage product candidate for investigational use only. It is limited by United States law to investigational use.

About Bluejay Diagnostics:
Bluejay Diagnostics, Inc. is a medical diagnostics company focused on improving patient outcomes using its Symphony System, a cost-effective, rapid, near-patient testing system for triage and monitoring of disease progression. Bluejay’s first product candidate, an IL-6 Test for sepsis triage, is designed to provide accurate, reliable results in approximately 20 minutes from ‘sample-to-result’ to help medical professionals make earlier and better triage/treatment decisions. More information is available at

Forward-Looking Statements:
This press release contains statements that the Company believes are “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the Private Litigation Reform Act. Forward-looking statements in this press release include, without limitation, the expected nature and timing of the Company’s planned de novo FDA submission and related plans for clinical study expansion, whether the Company’s cash position will be sufficient to fund operations needed to achieve regulatory approval and initial commercialization of the Symphony IL-6 Test, and whether such regulatory approval will actually occur. Forward-looking statements may be identified by words such as “anticipates,” “believes,” “estimates,” “expects,” “intends,” “may,” “plans,” “projects,” “seeks,” “should,” “suggest”, “will,” and similar expressions. The Company has based these forward-looking statements on its current expectations and projections about future events, nevertheless, actual results or events could differ materially from the plans, intentions and expectations disclosed in, or implied by, the forward-looking statements the Company makes. These statements are only predictions and involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties, and other factors, including those discussed under item 1A. “Risk Factors” in our most recently filed Form 10-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, as updated by the Company’s subsequent Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q. You should not place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, as they are subject to risks and uncertainties, and actual results and performance in future periods may be materially different from any future results or performance suggested by the forward-looking statements in this release. This press release speaks as of the date indicated above. The Company undertakes no obligation to update any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise. The Company expressly disclaims any obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements found herein to reflect any future changes in the Company’s expectations of results or any future change in events.

Investor Contact:
Alexandra Schuman
LifeSci Advisors
t: 646-876-3647

Bluejay Diagnostics, Inc.
Consolidated Balance Sheets

 December 31, 
 2022  2021 
Current assets:     
Cash and cash equivalents$10,114,990  $19,047,778 
Prepaid expenses and other current assets 1,673,480   1,612,708 
Total current assets 11,788,470   20,660,486 
Property and equipment, net 1,232,070   337,366 
Operating lease right-of-use assets 465,514   - 
Other non-current assets 35,211   21,019 
Total assets$13,521,265  $21,018,871 
Current liabilities:       
Accounts payable$635,818  $295,778 
Operating lease liability, current 168,706   - 
Accrued expenses and other current liabilities 835,730   341,384 
Total current liabilities 1,640,254   637,162 
Operating lease liability, non-current 323,915   - 
Other non-current liabilities 15,823   - 
Total liabilities 1,979,992   637,162 
Commitments and Contingencies       
Stockholders’ equity:       
Common stock, $0.0001 par value; 100,000,000 shares authorized; 20,215,288 and 20,112,244 shares issued and outstanding at December 31, 2022 and 2021, respectively 2,022   2,011 
Additional paid-in capital 28,536,353   28,074,484 
Accumulated deficit (16,997,102)  (7,694,786)
Total stockholders’ equity 11,541,273   20,381,709 
Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity$13,521,265  $21,018,871 

Bluejay Diagnostics, Inc.
Consolidated Statements of Operations

 For the Years Ended
December 31,
 2022  2021 
Revenue$249,040  $- 
Cost of sales 200,129   - 
Gross Profit 48,911   - 
Operating expenses:       
Research and development 4,152,152   1,147,955 
General and administrative 4,763,114   1,792,482 
Marketing and business development 451,421   289,726 
Total operating expenses 9,366,687   3,230,163 
Operating loss (9,317,776)  (3,230,163)
Other income (expense):       
Interest expense, net of amortization of premium -   (367,459)
Impairment of property and equipment (237,309)  - 
State grant income -   75,000 
Other income, net 258,137   34,324 
Total other income (expense), net 20,828   (258,135)
Net loss$(9,296,948) $(3,488,298)
Net loss per share - Basic and diluted$(0.46) $(0.41)
Weighted average common shares outstanding:       
Basic and diluted 20,163,915   8,522,422