Delcath Highlights First Quarter 2012 And Recent Accomplishments

       Delcath Highlights First Quarter 2012 And Recent Accomplishments  --Conference Call and Webcast Today at 4:30 p.m. ET--  PR Newswire  NEW YORK, May 8, 2012  NEW YORK, May 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Delcath Systems (NASDAQ: DCTH) today announced financial results and highlights for its first quarter 2012 ended March 31, 2012 and recent weeks.  Highlights for the first quarter 2012 and recent weeks include:    oReceipt of CE Mark approval for the second generation hemofiltration     cartridge ("Generation 2") for Hepatic CHEMOSAT^® delivery system   oTreatment of the first patient with Generation 2   oAdditional patients treated with liver dominant metastases from multiple     tumor types   oPresentation of the first evidence of the dramatically improved     side-effect profile for chemosaturation therapy with Generation 2   oAddition of eight EU cancer centers to the CHEMOSAT initial launch and     training program; the Company now has a presence in five of its seven     target markets   oReceipt of the first commercial orders for CHEMOSAT   oFinal preparations for filing the new drug application (NDA) for CHEMOSAT     with the FDA   oRegulatory approval in Australia for CHEMOSAT   oSecure a $20 million working capital credit facility with Silicon Valley     Bank   oAddition of pharmaceutical industry veterans Chris Houchins and Jennifer     Simpson, Ph.D. to the management team  "During the first quarter, we delivered several significant accomplishments which build on the solid foundation we established in 2011 to help realize the commercial potential of our chemosaturation system," said Eamonn P. Hobbs, President and CEO of Delcath. "The Generation 2 CHEMOSAT system received CE Marking in early April, and we believe that initial validation of the new system's potential to dramatically improve the side-effect profile for chemosaturation therapy was immediately seen in the first case treated with Generation 2. Prior treatments in Europe also included patients suffering from a wide variety of tumor types, which we believe is a sign of the broad potential physicians at our early launch centers see for chemosaturation therapy. These successes culminated in receipt of our first commercial order for CHEMOSAT, which we are confident will be followed by others as the benefits of the Generation 2 CHEMOSAT system become more widely known."  Mr. Hobbs stated, "At the same time, we are in the final stages of completing our New Drug Application (NDA) submission for filing with the FDA. Safety data collection and database migration is complete, the clinical sites have been notified that we will lock the databases on May 25^th, and we are confident of submitting our NDA in mid-August. We have submitted an amendment to our Investigational New Drug application to include Generation 2 in our Expanded Access Program and all future clinical trials, compassionate use cases, and have initiated a dialogue with the FDA to discuss the optimal approval path for Gen 2 in the U.S."  For the three months ended March 31, 2012, Delcath's operating loss was $14.6 million, which included approximately $0.9 in non-cash stock-based compensation expense. Operating loss for the three months ended March 31, 2011 was $7.8 million, which included approximately $1.3 million in non-cash stock-based compensation expense. General and administrative (G&A) expenses were $7.4 million for the first quarter of 2012, compared to $4.2 million for the same period in 2011. The increase was primarily due to an expansion in staff particularly for the Company's EU headquarters in Galway, Ireland and for sales and marketing support staff in the EU. Research and development (R&D) expenses were $7.1 million for the first quarter of 2012, compared to $3.6 million for the same period in 2011. The increase was primarily due to global regulatory efforts including continued preparation of the NDA submission to the FDA, securing CE Mark for Generation 2, and expansion of addressable markets through the pursuit of additional regional regulatory approvals.  At March 31, 2012, cash, cash equivalents and certificates of deposit were $20.8 million, compared to $30.8 million at December 31, 2011. Gross cash spend in the first quarter 2012 was $14.7 million, as compared to $7.8 million in the same period in the prior year. The increase was primarily driven by NDA submission related costs, staff increases in various functions to support commercialization, and operational costs related to the new EU headquarters. Average monthly operating gross spend was $4.9 million, which was in line with our expectation of between $4 million to $5 million. After proceeds generated from the Company's At-the-Market facility, the net cash spend was approximately $10 million, or a monthly average of $3.3 million.  Following the anticipated NDA submission in mid-August, Delcath expects monthly cash expenses to decrease to $3 million to $4 million for the remainder of 2012. The Company expects revenue from CHEMOSAT sales in the second half of the year will partially offset cash expenditures.  Conference Call and Webcast  The Company will host a conference call today, May 8, 2012 at 4:30 p.m. ET. To participate in the live call by telephone, please dial 866-202-1971 for domestic participants and 617- 213-8842 for international participants, both using passcode 12208526. To access the live webcast, go to the Events & Presentations page on Delcath's website at http://www.delcath.com/investors/events/.  A taped replay of the conference call will also be available beginning approximately two hours after the call's conclusion and will be available for seven days. This replay can be accessed by dialing 888-286-8010 for domestic callers and 617-801-6888 for international callers, both using passcode 69501976. An archived webcast will also be available at http://www.delcath.com/investors/events/.  About Delcath Systems  Delcath Systems, Inc. is a specialty pharmaceutical and medical device company focused on oncology. Delcath's proprietary system for chemosaturation is designed to administer high dose chemotherapy and other therapeutic agents to diseased organs or regions of the body, while controlling the systemic exposure of those agents. The Company's initial focus is on the treatment of primary and metastatic liver cancers. In 2010, Delcath announced that its randomized Phase III clinical trial for patients with metastatic melanoma in the liver had successfully achieved the study's primary endpoint of extended hepatic progression-free survival. The Company also completed a multi-arm Phase II trial to treat other liver cancers. The Company obtained authorization to affix a CE Mark for the Delcath Hepatic CHEMOSAT® delivery system in April 2011. The right to affix the CE mark allows the Company to market and sell the CHEMOSAT system in Europe. The Company has not yet received FDA approval for commercial sale of its system in the United States. The Company continues with the preparation of its NDA submission and intends to seek FDA approval for commercial sale of its chemosaturation system with melphalan. For more information, please visit the Company's website at www.delcath.com.  Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 provides a safe harbor for forward-looking statements made by the Company or on its behalf. This news release contains forward-looking statements, which are subject to certain risks and uncertainties that can cause actual results to differ materially from those described. Factors that may cause such differences include, but are not limited to, uncertainties relating to: the benefits of the Generation 2 CHEMOSAT system and market acceptance of the same, patient outcomes using the Generation 2 system, the timing of the supply and distribution of the CHEMOSAT system to early launch centers Europe, the time required to build inventory and establish commercial operations in Europe, adoption, use and resulting sales, if any, for the Hepatic CHEMOSAT delivery system in the EEA, our ability to successfully commercialize the chemosaturation system and the potential of the chemosaturation system as a treatment for patients with terminal metastatic disease in the liver, acceptability of the Phase III clinical trial data by the FDA, our ability to address the issues raised in the Refusal to File letter received from the FDA and the timing of our re-submission of our NDA, re-submission and acceptance of the Company's NDA by the FDA, approval of the Company's NDA for the treatment of metastatic melanoma to the liver, adoption, use and resulting sales, if any, in the United States, approval of the current or future chemosaturation system for other indications, actions by the FDA or other foreign regulatory agencies, our ability to obtain reimbursement for the CHEMOSAT system, our ability to successfully enter into distribution and strategic partnership agreements in foreign markets and the corresponding revenue associated with such foreign markets, uncertainties relating to the results of research and development projects and future clinical trials, acceptance of our IND amendment, the timing and use, if any, of the line of credit from SVB, and our ability to access this facility, and uncertainties regarding our ability to obtain financial and other resources for any research, development and commercialization activities. These factors, and others, are discussed from time to time in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. You should not place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date they are made. We undertake no obligation to publicly update or revise these forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date they are made.  Contact Information: Investor Contact:          Media Contact: Doug Sherk/Gregory Gin    Janine McCargo EVC Group                 EVC Group 415-568-4887/646-445-4801 646-688-0425    DELCATH SYSTEMS, INC. (A Development Stage Company) Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations and Comprehensive Loss for the Three Months Ended March 31, 2012 and 2011 and Cumulative from Inception (August 5, 1988) to March 31, 2012 (in thousands, except share and per share data)                                                               Cumulative from                                                               inception                                 ThreemonthsendedMarch31,  (August 5, 1988)                                                               to                                 2012            2011          March 31, 201 Costs and expenses    General and administrative   $   7,423       $   4,166     $    68,571    expenses(1)    Research and development         7,131           3,648          88,894    costs(1) Total costs and expenses            14,554          7,814          157,465 Operating loss                      (14,554)        (7,814)        (157,465) Derivative instrument income        (338)           5,966          (5,471) (expense) Interest income                     3               -              2,880 Other expense and interest          -               -              (274) expense Net loss                        $   (14,889)    $   (1,848)   $    (160,330) Common share data: Basic and diluted loss per      $   (0.31)      $   (0.04) share Weighted average number of basic and diluted common        48,341,670      42,953,553 shares outstanding Comprehensive Loss              $   (14,889)    $   (1,856)   $    (160,376)    Note 1:    Includes non-cash stock-based compensation    as follows:                                 ThreemonthsendedMarch31,                                 2012            2011    General and administrative   $   563         $   887    expenses    Research and development         370             406    costs    Total stock-based            $   933         $   1,293    compensation expense    DELCATH SYSTEMS, INC. (A Development Stage Company) Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets as of March 31, 2012 and December 31, 2011 (in thousands, except share data)                                                  March31,    December31,                                                  2012           2011 Assets: Current assets     Cash and cash equivalents                  $ 17,050       $ 25,777     Investments – Certificates of deposit        3,735          4,980     Prepaid expenses and other current assets    1,345          1,231                      Total current assets        22,130         31,988     Property, plant and equipment            Land                                  154            154            Furniture and fixtures                904            880            Machinery and equipment               1,424          1,371            Computer software and equipment       1,469          1,212            Leasehold improvements                1,386          1,148                                                  5,337          4,765            Less: accumulated depreciation        (1,834)        (1,512)            Property, plant and equipment, net    3,503          3,253                      Total assets              $ 25,633       $ 35,241 Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity: Current liabilities     Accounts payable                           $ 1,802        $ 925     Accrued expenses                             3,824          5,473     Warrant liability                            2,930          2,439                      Total current               8,556          8,837                      liabilities Deferred revenue                                 300            300 Commitments and contingencies                    -              - Stockholders' equity     Preferred stock, $.01 par value;     10,000,000 shares authorized; no shares      -              -     issued and outstanding at March 31, 2012     and December 31, 2011     Common stock, $.01 par value; 70,000,000     shares authorized; 49,788,761 and     48,237,630 shares issued and 49,760,661      498            482     and 48,209,534 shares outstanding at     March 31, 2012 and December 31, 2011,     respectively     Additional paid-in capital                   178,159        172,613     Deficit accumulated during the               (161,829)      (146,940)     development stage     Treasury stock, at cost; 28,100 shares at    (51)           (51)     March 31, 2012 and December 31, 2011                      Total stockholders'         16,777         26,104                      equity                      Total liabilities and     $ 25,633       $ 35,241                      stockholders' equity    SOURCE Delcath Systems, Inc.  
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