NeuroMetrix Reports Q2 2023 Business Highlights

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NeuroMetrix Reports Q2 2023 Business Highlights

WOBURN, Mass., July 27, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- NeuroMetrix, Inc. (Nasdaq: NURO) today reported business and financial highlights for the quarter and six months period ended June 30, 2023. The Company's mission is to reduce the impact of neurological disorders and pain syndromes through innovative non-invasive medical devices.

"We have taken an important step to expand the availability of Quell® Fibromyalgia in key U.S. markets,” said Shai N. Gozani, M.D., Ph.D., Chief Executive Officer of NeuroMetrix. “This follows positive evidence of physician and patient traction from our strategic launch this year. Also, we were encouraged by recently reported results from a phase 2 randomized controlled trial (RCT) of Quell in chemotherapy induced peripheral neuropathy (CIPN), which may help address a large unmet need. We are finalizing our CIPN regulatory strategy. These developments highlight the growth opportunities for our Quell prescription neurotherapeutics portfolio.”

Dr. Gozani continued, “We believe that there remains an attractive growth opportunity for DPNCheck® despite the recent instability in the Medicare Advantage market created by changes in risk-adjustment announced by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) earlier this year. We will continue to develop the DPNCheck market through a patient and flexible strategy that carefully deploys resources in line with emerging opportunities.”

Recent Business Highlights:

  • The Company reported positive results from its strategic launch of Quell Fibromyalgia. There were 123 unique prescribers during Q2 compared to 92 during Q1. The cumulative number of Quell Fibromyalgia prescriptions that have been written increased to 490 in Q2 from 234 in Q1, with approximately 60% of prescriptions filled by patients. The cumulative number of month-refills increased to 348 in Q2 from 141 in Q1.
  • In light of the encouraging early Quell Fibromyalgia experience, the Company announced a sales force expansion to drive further adoption. The next stage of the commercialization process will focus on the Texas, California and Florida markets.
  • The University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry reported results of an NIH-funded multi-center randomized sham-controlled trial of Quell for CIPN. Subjects with moderate to severe CIPN symptoms of hot/burning pain, sharp/shooting pain or muscle cramping experienced about a 50% reduction in symptoms for active Quell treatment compared to about 30% for sham Quell treatment. The Company expects to make a 510(k) filing with the FDA in Q4 of this year. The use of Quell for moderate to severe CIPN received a FDA breakthrough designation in January 2022.
  • Several Quell clinical trials are active and enrolling, including for fibromyalgia-like long COVID, chronic overlapping pain conditions (COPC) and peripheral edema. These indications represent potential new or expanded labels for the Quell prescription neurotherapeutics platform.
  • The University of Sheffield diabetes research group reported results of a prospective study of abnormal sural nerve function, detected using DPNCheck and a complimentary technology, which predicts all-cause mortality in type 2 diabetes, even after adjusting for cardiovascular and other risk factors. Hence, early-stage diagnosis using DPNCheck is vital to identifying the risk of potentially devastating health complications.
  • Two large recently published clinical studies support the clinical utility of DPNCheck in screening people with diabetes. Ke and colleagues developed an algorithm to predict progression to vision threatening diabetic retinopathy based on DPNCheck testing. Fukuda and colleagues analyzed the correlation of diabetic peripheral neuropathy to kidney function and found that DPNCheck test results were an independent predictor of kidney disease.

Financial Results:

Financial results in Q2 2023 were in line with the Company’s expectations. This follows the Q1 2023 disruption to the Medicare Advantage market by CMS with its changes to Risk Adjustment Data Validation (RADV) and to risk adjustment calculations. Revenue in Q2 2023 of $1.7 million was lower by $0.5 million or 23% from Q2 2022 primarily due to reduced sales volume for DPNCheck in the Medicare Advantage market. The gross margin rate of 68% in Q2 2023 was flat with Q2 2022. Operating expenses of $2.7 million were approximately level with the prior year quarter. The Q2 2023 net loss was $1.5 million ($0.19 per share) versus a net loss of $1.2 million ($0.17 per share) in Q2 2022.

Revenues in H1 2023 of $3.4 million were lower by $1.1 million or 24% from H1 2022. Net loss of $3.1 million or ($0.40) per share in H1 2023 increased from $2.1 million or ($0.30) per share in H1 2022.

The Company ended the period with $19.6 million in cash and securities.       

Company to Host Live Conference Call and Webcast

NeuroMetrix will host a conference call at 8:00 a.m. Eastern today, July 27, 2023. Participants who wish to access the call live via telephone and be able to ask questions must register in advance here. Upon registering, a dial-in and unique PIN will be provided on screen and via email to join the call. An audio-only webcast of the call may be accessed in the “Investors Relations” section of the Company’s website at A replay of the call will be available for one year on the Company's website under the "Investor Relations" tab.

About NeuroMetrix 

NeuroMetrix is a commercial stage healthcare company that develops and commercializes neurotechnology devices to address unmet needs in the chronic pain and diabetes markets. The Company's products are wearable or hand-held medical devices enabled by proprietary consumables and software solutions that include mobile apps, enterprise software and cloud-based systems. The Company has two commercial brands. Quell® is a wearable neuromodulation platform. DPNCheck® is a point-of-care screening test for peripheral neuropathy. For more information, visit

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Source: NeuroMetrix, Inc.

Thomas T. Higgins
SVP and Chief Financial Officer

NeuroMetrix, Inc.
Statements of Operations
  Quarters Ended June 30,   Six Months Ended June 30,
  2023   2022   2023   2022
Revenues $ 1,655,744     $ 2,138,301     $ 3,380,515     $ 4,440,692  
Cost of revenues 536,486     686,121     1,062,858     1,194,995  
Gross profit 1,119,258     1,452,180     2,317,657     3,245,697  
Operating expenses:              
Research and development 753,509     915,799     1,452,934     1,626,376  
Sales and marketing 744,963     566,598     1,560,835     1,425,437  
General and administrative 1,244,241     1,180,101     2,637,412     2,366,192  
Total operating expenses 2,742,713     2,662,498     5,651,181     5,418,005  
Loss from operations (1,623,455 )   (1,210,318 )   (3,333,524 )   (2,172,308 )
Other income 86,426     50,395     222,321     53,823  
Net loss $ (1,537,029 )   $ (1,159,923 )   $ (3,111,203 )   $ (2,118,485 )

NeuroMetrix, Inc.
Condensed Balance Sheets
    June 30,
    December 31,
Cash, cash equivalents and securities   $ 19,627,209     $ 21,199,727  
Other current assets     2,662,197       2,907,260  
Noncurrent assets     484,097       562,628  
Total assets   $ 22,773,503     $ 24,669,615  
Current liabilities   $ 1,209,929     $ 1,106,412  
Lease obligation, net of current portion     152,143       207,516  
Stockholders’ equity     21,411,431       23,355,687  
Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity   $ 22,773,503     $ 24,669,615  

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