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Participants
Doug Farrell VP, IR
Brad Gray President and CEO
Tom Bailey CFO
Tycho Peterson JPMorgan
Dan Arias Stifel
Dan Brennan UBS
Thomas Peterson Bard
Doug Schenkel Cowen
Yih-Ming Tu Morgan Stanley
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Operator

Good day, and thank you for standing by. Welcome to the NanoString's First Quarter 2021 Operating Results. [Operator Instructions] Please be advised that today's conference is being recorded. [Operator Instructions] I would now like to hand the conference over to your speaker today, Doug Farrell, Vice President of Investor Relations and Corporate Communications. Please go ahead.

Doug Farrell

operator. you, Thank everyone. Good afternoon,

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Brad Gray

us thank afternoon, you everyone, today. Thanks, for and Doug. Good joining

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Tom Bailey

Thanks, Brad, all joining us thanks and for today.

to sales. compared from was and end QX derived XXXX, XX% GeoMx in For revenue of March. we revenue first and was $X.X from the million was 'XX growth as $X instruments XX%. approximately QX representing of XX of quarter the was $XX.X product consumable derived high QX service provided up guidance million, million $X.X the above million, year-over-year and shipped

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gross year March equivalents we the investments. sheet, revenue, are million exited balance for cash, short-term expenses guidance, margin and the envisioning and quarter on the approximately cash our with we reiterating full For our $XXX call. provided financial of as outlook XXXX

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reminder, expect we any material future revenue a recorded not collaboration to As be in periods. do

to million GeoMx to year-over-year, For instrument expect $XX $XX guidance XX% service XX% guidance million, with product of of to in representing to about million we revenue million consistent XX% established to assumes $XX of March. revenue assumes growth $XX and revenue growth annual nCounter of million the QX, range GeoMx in year-over-year $XX $XX our revenue. This bookings to million XX%. be and range

closing the turn for over comments. to back call I'll Now Brad

Brad Gray

research, life GeoMx NanoString our of a the hottest our product XXXX of while is has tremendous Tom. driving of customer XXXX franchise, added is Transcriptome has Thanks, and anticipation science Imager The biology. to a commercial of unveiling Molecular market-leading GeoMx in Atlas the launch start. spatial to Spatial our launch. field Whole its portfolio off substantial the momentum

to reach oncology and research Our mainstay customers. of nCounter is the continues platform new

biology. supports balance map strong our substantial we'd to opportunities, that, like our we and With up market are fulfill sheet in universe to to investments our the of for to targeted capture your Our questions. line the confident mission growth open ability

Operator

first question line Tycho Peterson comes Instructions] from [Operator the of Your JPMorgan. from

Tycho Peterson

questions, guess, GeoMx is going know to WTA on I late, a Overall, accretive. pull-through I little pull-through. Couple was of bit be

trending? X the you do touch about your in pull-through pull-through there, we then maybe overall So about can quarter funnel as just the on of how building dynamics, and trended we versus how those expectation? think think And kind own WTA

Brad Gray

half and pull-through Yes. that $XX,XXX have management Thanks, was Atlas be revenue QX, exactly in the of second say the was said about WTA pull-through Transcriptome seasonally because to of of launch In the first system Tycho. line per with the launch at was quarter. around beginning in of in per that QX increasing expectations. year, much XX% would Whole XX% the pull-through was year impact. got which began it in third I the the an GeoMx We as would directly more pretty what with

a on on we So expect where where see it. pull-through. QX normally seasonal to basis, relatively right we be low That's want to

Our $XX,XXX guidance full the for to consumable at basis remains $XX,XXX the year pull-through of intact annualized.

Atlas bottom Transcriptome the didn't right until Tycho, the towards implies, of year over to that more see quarter. product major modestly becomes of that part shipping We revenue. the strengthening consumable didn't contributed prepared range that first now, of remark, as revenue consumable I our we We say Whole the March. that the should but Atlas the course in So in to begin expect we're think a Whole end Transcriptome

bigger much contribution only and it of for make overall dollars us our hundred few a thousand So come. to a will was revenue consumable

Tycho Peterson

well. the give sense that a just able to alluded NGS rough of with you you're fully kind to it, ready there? I magnitude to quantify readout us Brad, Are higher you then as but... know being customers not pull-through And of

Brad Gray

we're Just yes, GeoMx, so nCounter to X had a say, and would X that early readout, we that into pull-through, -- far we're (inaudible) is days, but have we I high pull-through just well in figures. that would customers NGS that pattern It's figures seeing we see. a seeing the

far, like And playing it out. it's so looks

Tycho Peterson

And kind front, you a sales here. the efforts on commercial force market. side, touched market then hiring that to curious there's XXX got And if the underway into on two more. I'm One, I questions of little you're tap then proteomics the on reps.

maybe Just how that's bit little talk a going. about

Brad Gray

Yes.

did think in the any we and that XX% Day proteomics GeoMx to our a do a through market. outlined we're as it's the the way assay huge Investor company I highlight reposition on proteomics in On market that in of research of absolutely front, particularly the research is And translational I contested XX% are is far. appealing December so company. of factor the think trying biology a differentiated don't excels. that been TAM protein have important the marketplace, highly protein, the And spatial place for based proteomics at But overall just GeoMx capabilities publications where

expansion, start. good sales a of terms In things to are off force

the quarter. of of have board We'll with hires continuing made hires quarter first those be We commercial the all throughout having hires goal by to midyear. new second the on make throughout

and it impact position. I X takes on see would to some depending In expect up speed, months of on to to terms their the up commercial come when hires normally, revenue months for our to line,

contribute our the that's So going strength to and second growth half. to really in

Operator

from Arias Dan line from comes question Stifel. of the Your next

Dan Arias

to just mixed still labs. level of Just it decentralized of in we've can the of maybe XQ right versus far bag you state in spending might spending in commentary are you that in you -- now? centralized in and us base lab that saw comes increases when more you're terms play bit there gotten extent academic incremental And the sort of extent of and seeing here. and the and bit a the be with help on just Brad, challenges that a XQ. just they environment Anything so expected selling to little comment the can COVID the a the on

Brad Gray

of and original with year spatial powered it's and it's the ended really that that say biology for COVID-XX business of and achieving remind our was I'd pandemic. robust, NanoString. in issued strong up tale installed consumable a full large X a guidance pre-COVID-XX businesses you is our pull-through. Dan. The growth base Sure, I'll XXXX, GeoMx through we

the was this of is in event the wide competitive. many unimpacted X,XXX installed out and year, And So papers acquire working it midst that we're to been our that where a XXXX has major capability like is must area in unimpacted instrument -- nCounter X,XXX In XXXX. made remains approximately reason would and they contrast, across research. -- this high-profile this biology I spatial say there's institutions very of remain coming feel really of in for the a in revolution base

urgently in Some needed COVID-XX not. some related and of to areas and high-priority it

reemerged say the was countries global the In lockdowns in some base installed experienced quarter. a addition, improved QX, utilization during at by geographically, European installed North really base. points partially in And nCounter in has offset would where nCounter the various our I America of challenges

using say the I'd back to second of it and is where their people their points utilization nCounter the vaccines expected half. to sequentially getting the flat hold in improve labs QX, QX overall, right nCounters takes be, So as impact from in is to we about which net-net,

Dan Arias

Very the brought that instrumentation capabilities I specs GeoMx shadows or you of want heard there. I'm have saw platforms Obviously, for few the you just AGBT or apart? you Okay. a anything just of that comes helpful. sort sticking or Maybe spatial. SMI to setting whether out new process customers your informed just the product curious But when anything with the development or suppose. it system, to performance from

Brad Gray

Yes.

imager what -- that AGBT field. very we of about huge those -- category. spatial the there in out were field products theme players new the the talking offer many this very to so call a previewed positive products most I'd that beginning biology say of for should was in say, at it's We those market of AGBT. and were I overall, feel think would I at there are most

high even subcell offerings, using do or The as to So compete the Imager. offering, for relative some of other products and the the single plex would with that imaging Molecular modality, high and they hundreds plex Spatial compared to positioned X,XXX is very resolution an sensitivity plex other our cell offerings. SMI

really of the that to less portion that a occupy. we're didn't is me anything likely SMI any project. that about the great going So successful market be I at see confident AGBT feel we to made

Dan Arias

one Okay. Maybe and out I'll get SMI, of the on way. just more

I not it for an know those XX running but feel I call, gearing just you think were mean could had I helpful keep be indication sort I whether samples, you like sense aggregate level be last XX% is they that have be up said might you had just at a have systems? to keep that indicator, would if it there a you were mentioned across XX of you What good. to them XX%, instruments plenty receive we work the or that perfect it's utilization busy, and busy. of

Brad Gray

Yes.

I we of the are perspective. a us opinion And to our power demonstrate percentage really know have very high. from technology. the running going I but our many look have you leaders product same product pushing are have work which, when the number, use key technology eager SMI development limit of program, development high think activities, system and this our I the utilization. access we across very instruments we of at with who every don't We're technology it's course, to

Operator

the line Brennan Your comes of from UBS. Dan question next from

Dan Brennan

of Any in you openness, revenues to in obviously, your you will, kind QX. data are QX sequentially, the terms implied if on out QX here year. and this you've wondering guidance in you that relative Just in be think And saw factors discussed what's about seeing you're the tracking change half-weighted lab to labs, more back QX? the then call of going when for up versus

Brad Gray

really QX think access commentary QX have improvement is provided, the expected completely to in lab for is consistent the I no from Yes, we guidance that QX. which with

half. evidence $XX,XXX experienced, the persistent also just improvements in see reiterate, we continuing And was which direct with think consumable an America basis quarter in annualized pretty second I improvements some increase on with was pull-through I we're second first Tom what providing to is of labs in lab being was saw work, the the quarter as that nCounter much of more North there offset think where the began assuming utilization, that maybe were we doing the This consistent as year the Europe, were by at from as the the people guidance more beginning in they back lab, with the -- they March. really in governments to we explicit, people in is in half the outbreaks. their the were in in weakness all of issued discourage what we'll to

and annualized really, half. pull the guidance original through strengthening And Our had anticipated second we're that's no consumables what seeing. nCounter

Dan Brennan

the And XX% it. Got then order above to was XX%. the in terms of it growth, you said

orders last the I year year. throughout grew think

quarter? Or or a the orders an surprising, an first had you because just guys comp, comp maybe strength little on in did that the that bit is was was in dog of the easier surprise for -- just color easier you any order that sorry XQ? the you had So background, in

Brad Gray

say of end great, in order our not came It range. but in the guided quarter top first surprise. was a above the I'd the No, strength slightly

So but as comps well. a harder in we get the were pretty not it, last year I goes pleased by with were year do do as we obviously launch steep on because the surprised curve And it. think

our XX% XX% growth So to order expectation. guided remains

Dan Brennan

of you TAP potential above you think number Could do strength guiding a of do Got that filtering the further that your we in how TAP of it you about growth some TAP. beyond you sequential expect And mentioned, to? Or portend what Obviously, what when then through? nice and in XQ? was about kind in it. guidances that of the in projects strength had think step-up terms set, but that of you're kind

Brad Gray

total projects. of a I'd number Yes, say

Atlas Our performance Whole the with -- the Transcriptome the shift was XQ expectations. preferred of continued expectation, in modality our If strength continued the the there. as line the was towards right anything exceeded it

of the having do to And your of a run through for you quarter XX% TAP orders plays a think I TAP, think time the maybe without period generally the of so were your new people X-month we results got quarter for readout. about how terms only first from you TAP, that that to then back. see NGS run increasingly in your readouts, which project I buy instrument a actual it takes speaking, purchases, a order in the XX% TAPs were to about and -- nCounter we get sort of

order. So it's X instrument actual months to from TAP

TAP terms So sets purchases. in terms of of a second up half a QX in strong instrument GeoMx strong

Dan Brennan

Got But final on in to of it. about be discovery, kind you for now by when it's then one influenced wondering customers the just GeoMx. And think opposed going translational so into you I'm academia, pharma, could to terms give various customers. on mix Obviously, across as CROs, going academia you're color maybe an just what's kind update us of the customers. of more happening

Brad Gray

Yes.

I'd in You're CRO quarter. the are customer our of discovery direct Academics types, modality. purchases best academics have an markets X:X right, fraction about within visibility and as we more outnumber on GeoMx Dan. pharma exciting the becoming the the first say instrument basis of new increasing a becomes where into an

academic, X/X X/X then and CROs. biopharma So

that's relative So of academics enrichment to biopharma. continued a

Operator

the from question Thomas from next comes Your Peterson line of Bard.

Thomas Peterson

funding could the how comment earlier. commentary for if any quarter? environment? the And global I activities expectations have a academic expectations the NIH environments sort to commentary activity half especially heading out in funding Just could activity But and pacing of side April on back geographic into call research research of in know then sort called core on of May purchasing you strong out around you given you any call trended, and curious pacing those if sort

Brad Gray

And don't the know it, second Tom, return to a see I contrast beginning. has strengthening reiterate will underway. be nCounter really, expect including between substantial in nCounter half. sectors fast the well by add reminder, right have spatial research And first lab to I the a lab quarters widespread, the just or at economy, pandemic kind utilization consumable the be evidenced I've what lot of half, the to powered don't a But all we citations I second pull-through of as the through expect biology the instrument utilization do to the point. from work the by second on But utilization. is of would isolated and consumable I to us already and nCounter sales It's access, that pandemic either just that our there's really said. about huge as side our strengthening impacting think Yes, nothing to to nCounter we say a I for the across even on COVID-XX this GeoMx in

Thomas Peterson

And then that. have hitting it. the it. sort developments quickly, you Got potential side. just lot recently been on Appreciate guys and on a of Got bioinformatics software

as particular Just curious updated here? thoughts here feedback customer any efforts you're any time have or well lines as into if you incorporating development

Brad Gray

to it And at in and biology. comes been we've run on to launched came been has and sites. focused in across there, services But very customers sophisticated we're and on stage. and the GeoMx of continue Informatics visualize and means of and a for that's analysis sharing would want this cloud, to the Profiler, Well, Yes. that images place collaboration and Digital collaborating the of always understand customers take manipulate them suite we really And data more make for that across something that not data with developing future very would raw allow we storage spatial has allowed when data. sharing their instrument quickly data possible, the storage it delighted Spatial done

time have offering it's I a an us, XXXX clearly but to more aspect specific event tremendous that continue probably a of us it It's us, of in But strengthen of and for biology. a for for area look our lines. importance XXXX investment. than event spatial So to is don't look

Operator

comes question Schenkel the line next X. Your from from of Doug Speaker Cowen.

Doug Schenkel

So, nCounters relative was in have bit lower the a speak pick placed I types couple quarter, to annualized that I'm $XX,XXX quarter. seeing modeling to in Could to half whether expected those going guidance conviction from, year. ASP. your think, different you trend to need the that, actually there you the I of levels? questions. to what range half which nCounter nCounter have just then a you're for would in came ASP we about wondering in And just it to is to mix the than that get might gives up when pull-through first $XX,XXX jump the impacted was of of $XX,XXX into second to for annualized anything

Tom Bailey

question, on. I the think ASP back to take Brad I'll Bailey] [Tom Doug, toss it first, and then I'll question. the for trend

It in bit first to a the ASP prepared of a distributor quarter. remarks question. as mix in was, tilt margin, mentioned the about the and I On gross talking

plex. so a the mix and mix SPRINT's really impacted among really in the that it to in compared the quarter others. a wasn't And usual It modestly as was MAX distributor ASP first difference

Brad Gray

And I'll Doug, consumable the question the this is take trend. on Brad.

-- how to outbreaks COVID, we to relative confident rates, correlation is we corollary COVID-XX we When a really carefully we pull-through inverse due also pretty suppressed and where say, direct at the you've the correlation. hear we saw that think And asked about relatively to of a suppressed it's taking how pull-through the consumable I consumable nCounter question that true. look the reduced place. in and basis on pull-through COVID-XX -- are see are that to in regional lockdowns, a region, is we are lockdowns it's don't pre-COVID to

-- correlating we in the countries, the And half a the become America, European guidance. so second strengthening to and second in we're to half. provided in that Back were widespread, it, little pull-through a that overall in call as levels pandemic the just economy vaccinations not in should see with XXXX North begins behind, our consumable consistent pre-pandemic relieve but

what we making we're I what on. our So think -- judgment that's that's

Doug Schenkel

more One together. couple On pulling along helpful. different them a lines. of those points, Super Okay. but

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Brad Gray

from Doug, I forward. expect think of should it's you norms what mix moving the

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Operator

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Yih-Ming Tu

so first what circle are you're learnings is essentially TAP. that? of seeing this spec for call output SMI the I technology, locked some impacted seeing new question, Outside Edmond. are guess you evolution are quickly? you is This of this your the it of guys the kind want And through you strong of Or down far? evolving it to if what that prototype And I'm to going learnings of to back new demands my program in extent sort still the have to very platform? these the your key

Brad Gray

Yes.

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Yih-Ming Tu

mover purchase, I it. how the first be very it That's helpful. will And this in is market, to, important advantage important imager that Got is given here? first-mover how this NCX CapEx a guess, a involve

Brad Gray

coming think dynamics. huge market imagers is system extent the to that's for researchers in exact that product in To capabilities relatively I front that matter is launch think a the to and not coming competitive out a don't are getting all group market experience our market to the of shift important. I opportunity window. we we're a to capabilities. of short wave the one order The to And providing others, it's about of those months critically talking of

Yih-Ming Tu

just one program. then And it. on Got more the SMI TAP

instruments high it's you and any programs. the utilization XX TAP higher the potentially of line? to I internally to earlier taking some little or programs also thoughts capacity. have expanding something think running that already a there And a maybe accelerating and more that TAP running R&D accelerate you Are on guys pretty the programs mentioned TAP time

Brad Gray

there Yes, are.

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commercial to in dedicating more about dedicated thoughtful waiting versus to a SMI system. many future versus capable capable we -- we're full more dedicate alphas how So betas

a sense. we're growing capacity So way that really makes our in

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Operator

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Doug Farrell

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