Genomic Vision est une société cotée sur le marché réglementé d’Euronext à Paris sous le symbole GV




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  • Successful execution of the new strategy in LSR market
  • Product and service revenue up 332% to €1.3 million
  • Total revenue of €3.4 million
  • Doubled installed base of FiberVision® platforms
  • Cash position of €6.9 million at year end
  • Project to draw down up to €10 million in convertible notes with warrants
  • Appointment of Frederic Tarbouriech as new CFO



Bagneux (France) – Genomic Vision (FR0011799907 – GV), the pioneer of molecular combing technology for life sciences research (LSR) applications and in vitro diagnostics (IVD), announced today its full-year 2016 financial results.[1]


Aaron Bensimon, CEO of Genomic Vision, said: “In 2016 Genomic Vision turned a corner as we successfully launched our strategy targeting the LSR market, a new and important autonomous growth area for the Company, while we continued to develop our IVD pipeline. With the ramp-up of our commercial efforts, we doubled our FiberVision installed base, and have seen strong interest from pharma and genome editing companies in using our sophisticated platform in their drug discovery efforts. Our DNA combing technology is ideally suited for applications in genome editing, and going forward, we expect to increase our footprint in this exciting space. In summary, we are confident that demand in the LSR market will remain brisk, while we continue the development and commercialization efforts of our IVD portfolio. Erwan Martin is leaving the company to pursue other opportunities. I thank Erwan for his commitment to the Company’s growth and success over the past years, and I wish him all the best with the next step in his career. Finally, I look forward to working with Frederic Tarbouriech, our new CFO, and the rest of our team to accelerate our development in the strategic LSR segment that will fuel our growth in 2017 and beyond.”



Full year 2016 results


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Revenue from product sales & services increased 332% to €1.3 million, mainly driven by:

  • sales of instruments and consumables for the study of DNA replication;
  • innovative solutions for quality control and optimization of genome editing; and
  • the installation of five additional FiberVision® combing platforms at industrial and academic


Total revenue from sales over the full year 2016 were €1.6 million, a decrease compared with €2.4 million in 2015 due to the completion of milestone payments from Quest Diagnostics, which was partially offset by a marked increase in sales from products and services.


Revenue from activity was €3.4 million in 2016, versus €4.3 million in 2015, including other revenue of €1.8 million from tax credits (research tax credit and innovation tax credit and R&D subsidies).


Operating expenses were €12 million in 2016. R&D expenses increased compared with the previous year as a result of the ongoing clinical studies in the IVD pipeline, and the development of new services and tools for the life sciences research market segment (LSR). General costs remained stable, while Sales & Marketing costs increased as a function of the build-up of the Company’s commercial infrastructure.


At December 31, 2016, Genomic Vision had 63 employees, compared with 54 at December 31, 2015.


For the full year 2016, the Company reported a net loss of €8.6 million compared with a net loss of €4.3 million at December 31, 2015. 


Cash position at December 31st, 2016

At December 31, 2016, Genomic Vision had cash and cash equivalents of €6.9 million, compared with €15.6 million at December 31, 2015.


To cover its cash requirements for the next 12 months given the development plan envisaged and the anticipated operating expenses, Genomic Vision has its cash and cash equivalent at December 31, 2016 and a flexible financing line via the reserved issuance of convertible notes with warrants (OCABSA) for a nominal value of €10 million as announced on October 28, 2016 (subject to the fulfilment of usual conditions for the completion of this financing line, including the filing and approval of a prospectus (document de référence) with the French financial regulatory authority (AMF – autorité des marchés financiers)).


FY 2016 highlights


Life Sciences Research Market


FiberVision® platform – doubling of installed base

The company’s fully automated FiberVision platform was installed at five industrial and academic sites in 2016. The pharmaceutical industry has expressed keen interest in the capabilities of the FiberVision platform to elucidate DNA replication damage and repair that play an increasingly important role in drug discovery. The FiberVision platform gives researchers a unique insight into these mechanisms, and constitutes an industrially robust technology platform that yields reproducible results to help them hone their discovery efforts. 


Products & services

To complement Genomic Vision’s high-end FiberVision platform, the company has successfully launched a number of products and services to target industrial and academic labs to broaden access to and the application of molecular combing (such as FiberPrep, FiberStudio, EasyScan and EasyComb). These services offer a mix of hardware and software solutions, and rely on different levels of automation. These have allowed Genomic Vision to gain a foothold in the rapidly emerging field of genome editing where it started collaborating with one of the leading companies that is looking to molecular combing as a reliable quality control tool to verify the accuracy of their interventions. Discussions with a number of genome editing companies active in therapeutics and crop sciences are ongoing.


IVD Portfolio


Ovarian and breast cancer (BRCA)

The joint study between Genomic Vision and Quest Diagnostics, BRCA 1000 initiated in 2016 is ongoing. The results of this study are expected in 2018 and will guide decisions on the further development and commercialization of the test.



Quest and Genomic Vision collaborate intensively on tests for HNPCC (Lynch Syndrome, a rare and hereditary form of colon cancer) and spinal muscular atrophy (SMA), a devastating muscle wasting disease, and expect to announce a number of milestones with these tests throughout 2017. 


Facioscapulohumeral dystrophy (FSHD)

FSHD testing continued apace and demonstrated growth in the U.S. as a result of Quest Diagnostics’ strong position in FSHD testing. The Company has stepped up its outreach efforts to FSHD Centers of Excellence in Europe to better showcase the significant advantages of using DNA combing to diagnose this rare disease.


Human papilloma virus (HPV)

The Company is conducting two studies to validate its test for the diagnosis of cervical cancer caused HPV in France and the Czech Republic respectively. Together, the studies will enroll approximately 2,200 patients. An interim readout is expected in mid-2017. While originally more than 3,000 patients were to be enrolled, the test was optimized in 2016 to allow for a study protocol with equal statistical power with lower enrollment.





Supervisory Board

In 2016, the Shareholders’ Meeting appointed two new independent Board members, Mrs. Beth Jacobs, and Mrs. Isabelle Racamier, both with solid track records in banking and the pharmaceutical industry, respectively.


Management board

On December 13, 2016, the Supervisory Board appointed Stephane Altaba, VP of Corporate Development, to the Management Board of the Company.


Erwan Martin, the Company’s CFO, is leaving the Company to pursue other opportunities. The Company has appointed Frederic Tarbouriech as his successor.


Frédéric joins the Company from Labco/Synlab, the European leader in clinical diagnostics, where he was Group Consolidation, Internal Control & Accounting director since 2010. In this capacity, he established a robust reporting process, supported Labco’s strong growth, and was closely involved in a number of strategic projects, notably the Labco IPO project, and high yield bond issuances. Frédéric started his career as a financial auditor and transaction services advisor. He was at Arthur Andersen and Ernst & Young for 11 years. He earned an MBA from Essec Business School.



Financial calendar 2017 (all dates tentative)

  • Revenue Q1 Tuesday May 9, 2017
  • AGM Tuesday June 20, 2017
  • Results H1 Tuesday July 25, 2017
  • Revenue Q3 Tuesday October 24, 2017


Preliminary calendar financial conferences

  • 10th Annual European Life Sciences CEO Forum, Zurich March 6-7, 2017
  • Conférence Portzamparc Midcaps, Paris March 21-22, 2017
  • BioEquity, Paris May 22-23, 2017

[1] Audited accounts, reviewed by the Supervisory board on March 1st, 2017



Genomic Vision s’appuie sur sa plateforme propriétaire de peignage moléculaire d’ADN sur les marchés du diagnostic in-vitro (IVD) et de la recherche dans les sciences de la vie (LSR). Le peignage moléculaire de l’ADN est un outil extrêmement puissant et facile à utiliser pour la visualisation directe de molécules d’ADN individuelles à haute résolution. Il permet de détecter des variations quantitatives et qualitatives du génome qui sont des signes révélateurs du cancer et d’autres maladies graves. Le portefeuille IVD de la Société comprend des tests de dépistage du cancer du sein et du côlon et des myopathies rares telles que la dystrophie facioscapulohumérale (FSHD) et l’atrophie musculaire spinale (SMA). Dans le domaine de la recherche, la Société déploie sa plateforme FiberVision®, qui permet aux universités et aux industries pharmaceutique, biotechnologique et agricole de soutenir leurs efforts de recherche et de développement de médicaments.



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