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HTG Molecular Diagnostics Reports Third Quarter 2018 Results

November 8, 2018

Revenue increased 26% and 101% for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2018 compared to the respective prior year periods

Call scheduled for today, November 8, at 4:30 pm ET

TUCSON, Ariz., Nov. 08, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- HTG Molecular Diagnostics, Inc. (Nasdaq: HTGM) (HTG), a provider of instruments, reagents and services for molecular profiling applications, today reported financial results for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2018.

Recent Accomplishments & Highlights:

-- Achieved revenue of $4.7 million and $13.8 million for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2018, respectively, which represents a 26% and 101% increase over the same periods in 2017, respectively. -- Announced three amendments to the second PDP Program (SOW Two) under the Master Assay Development, Commercialization and Manufacturing Agreement (the Governing Agreement) with QIAGEN Manchester Limited (QML). Development activities for the clinical trial assay have been completed, and the amendments relate to the next phase development activities, including the use of the investigational use only (IUO) assay developed in the initial-phase in a retrospective clinical trial and in additional disease indications. -- Entered into an amendment to the third PDP Program (SOW Three) under the Governing Agreement with QML. Initial assay development activities under SOW Three are complete, and the amendment provides for the development of an IUO assay, subsequent retrospective testing of clinical trial samples, design verification and, subject to satisfactory achievement of relevant performance and regulatory milestones, regulatory submission in the US and EU necessary for the commercialization of a companion diagnostic assay for a corresponding pharmaceutical company drug. -- Launched the HTG EdgeSeq Precision Immuno-Oncology Panel and began delivery of orders to translational and clinical researchers working in the field of cancer immunology and/or cancer immunotherapy. This research use only profiling panel provides a large, comprehensive set of genes involved in the host immune response to tumors. -- Announced the pre-launch introduction of the new HTG EdgeSeq Mouse miRNA Whole Transcriptome Assay (WTA) with product availability for shipment expected in the fourth quarter of 2018. The HTG EdgeSeq Mouse miRNA WTA is designed for use with disease mouse models, including oncology, to identify and quantify the expression of a wide range of miRNAs in a variety of sample types, including formalin‑fixed paraffin-embedded tissue. -- Appointed Dr. Maureen T. Cronin as HTG’s new Chief Scientific Officer and Senior Vice President in November 2018. Dr. Cronin brings extensive experience in genomic technology, laboratory test and pharmaceutical company therapeutics development, as well as regulatory compliance and academic clinical research to HTG.

Third Quarter 2018 Financial Results:

Total revenue for the third quarter of 2018 was $4.7 million, an increase of 26% over the same period in the prior year and included product and product-related services revenue of $1.3 million and collaborative development services revenue of $3.4 million. Revenue for the third quarter of 2017 included product and product-related services revenue of $1.6 million and collaborative development services revenue of $2.1 million.

Net loss from operations for the third quarter of 2018 was $4.8 million compared to $5.4 million for the same period in the prior year. Net loss per share was $(0.17) for the third quarter of 2018 compared to $(0.46) for the same period in the prior year.

HTG ended the third quarter of 2018 with $33.8 million of cash, cash equivalents and short term, available-for-sale securities investments.

2018 Revenue Guidance:

The company believes that its total revenue for the full year ending December 31, 2018 will be in the middle of the range of its previous full year 2018 revenue guidance of $21.0 to $25.0 million.

Conference Call and Webcast:

HTG will host an investment community conference call today beginning at 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time. Conference call and webcast details follow:

Date: Time: Thursday, November 8, 2018 Toll Free: 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time International: (800) 458-4121 (323) 794-2093 Conference ID: 5881694 http://public.viavid.com/index.php?id=131460 Webcast:

About HTG: -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- HTG is focused on next generation sequencing (NGS) based molecular profiling. The company’s proprietary HTG EdgeSeq technology automates complex, highly multiplexed molecular profiling from solid and liquid samples, even when limited in amount. HTG’s customers use its technology to identify biomarkers important for precision medicine, to understand the clinical relevance of these discoveries, and ultimately to identify treatment options. The company’s mission is to empower precision medicine at the local level.

Safe Harbor Statement:

Statements contained in this press release regarding matters that are not historical facts are “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, including statements regarding our Precision Immuno-Oncology Panel and planned HTG EdgeSeq Mouse miRNA Whole Transcriptome Assay, and our revenue and operational expectations. Words such as “believes,” “anticipates,” “plans,” “expects,” “intends,” “will,” “goal,” “potential” and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements, although not all forward-looking statements necessarily contain these identifying words. These forward-looking statements are based upon management’s current expectations, are subject to known and unknown risks, and involve assumptions that may never materialize or may prove to be incorrect. Actual results and the timing of events could differ materially from those anticipated in such forward-looking statements as a result of various risks and uncertainties, including, without limitation, the risk that the Precision Immuno-Oncology panel may not function or provide benefits to our customers as expected, the risk that the HTG EdgeSeq Mouse miRNA Whole Transcriptome Assay may not be available when expected or provide benefits to our customers as expected, the risk that we may not achieve our revenue expectations for 2018 (including, without limitation, due to variations from our expectations in the amount or timing of work we perform under one or more companion diagnostic development programs with large pharma customers, which development programs comprise an increasing portion of our business and therefore have the ability to significantly impact the timing and amount of revenue recognized in one or more fiscal periods), the risk that we may not realize the benefits expected under our collaboration agreements, risks associated with our ability to successfully commercialize our products; the risk that our products and services may not be adopted by biopharmaceutical companies or other customers as anticipated, or at all; our ability to manufacture our products to meet demand; the level and availability of third party payor reimbursement for our products; our ability to effectively manage our anticipated growth; our ability to protect our intellectual property rights and proprietary technologies; our ability to operate our business without infringing the intellectual property rights and proprietary technology of third parties; competition in our industry; additional capital and credit availability; our ability to attract and retain qualified personnel; and product liability claims. These and other factors are described in greater detail in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including without limitation our Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended June 30, 2018. All forward-looking statements contained in this press release speak only as of the date on which they were made, and we undertake no obligation to update such statements to reflect events that occur or circumstances that exist after the date on which they were made.

-Financial tables follow-

HTG Molecular Diagnostics, Inc. Condensed Statements of Operations (Unaudited) Three Months Ended September Nine Months Ended September 30, 30, ---------------------------- ------------------------------ 2018 2017 2018 2017 ------------ ------------ ------------- ------------- Revenue: Product and product-related services $ 1,314,844 $ 1,592,790 $ 5,071,702 $ 4,422,304 Collaborative development services 3,391,534 2,130,694 8,704,094 2,433,105 - ---------- - ---------- - ----------- - ----------- Total revenue 4,706,378 3,723,484 13,775,796 6,855,409 Cost of revenue 1,239,702 1,088,987 3,827,447 3,621,193 - ---------- - ---------- - ----------- - ----------- Gross margin 3,466,676 2,634,497 9,948,349 3,234,216 Operating expenses: Selling, general and administrative 4,709,885 4,258,347 15,132,468 12,910,251 Research and development 3,561,459 3,478,419 8,909,729 6,364,371 - ---------- - ---------- - ----------- - ----------- Total operating expenses 8,271,344 7,736,766 24,042,197 19,274,622 - ---------- - ---------- - ----------- - ----------- Operating loss (4,804,668 ) (5,102,269 ) (14,093,848 ) (16,040,406 ) Loss on settlement of Growth Term Loan — — (105,064 ) — Other expense, net (38,740 ) (277,834 ) (123,627 ) (996,593 ) - ---------- - ---------- - ----------- - ----------- Net loss before income taxes (4,843,408 ) (5,380,103 ) (14,322,539 ) (17,036,999 ) Provision for income taxes — 743 3,545 1,023 - ---------- - ---------- - ----------- - ----------- Net loss $ (4,843,408 ) $ (5,380,846 ) $ (14,326,084 ) $ (17,038,022 ) - ---------- - ---------- - ----------- - ----------- Net loss per share, basic and diluted $ (0.17 ) $ (0.46 ) $ (0.53 ) $ (1.74 ) Shares used in computing net loss per share, 28,434,406 11,603,617 27,184,968 9,794,651 basic and diluted

HTG Molecular Diagnostics, Inc. Condensed Balance Sheets September 30, December 31, 2018 2017 -------------- -------------- Assets (Unaudited) Current assets: Cash and cash equivalents $ 6,164,005 $ 9,968,600 Short-term investments available-for-sale, at fair value 27,613,031 — Accounts receivable 3,361,333 6,356,268 Inventory, net of allowance of $39,403 at September 30, 2018 and $62,142 1,129,092 1,180,521 at December 31, 2017 Prepaid expenses and other 688,556 443,068 - ------------ - ------------ Total current assets 38,956,017 17,948,457 Restricted cash - non-current 3,270,247 — Deferred offering costs — 2,953 Deferred MidCap revolving loan costs 71,126 — Property and equipment, net 2,614,620 3,304,890 - ------------ - ------------ Total assets $ 44,912,010 $ 21,256,300 - ------------ - ------------ Liabilities and stockholders’ deficit Current liabilities: Accounts payable $ 1,867,181 $ 2,438,798 Accrued liabilities 2,530,615 3,746,786 Contract liabilities - current 273,763 665,882 NuvoGen obligation - current 593,860 496,442 Growth Term Loan payable - net of discount and debt issuance costs — 5,793,599 Other current liabilities 199,621 200,460 - ------------ - ------------ Total current liabilities 5,465,040 13,341,967 NuvoGen obligation - non-current, net of discount 6,684,631 7,520,913 Convertible note, related party - net of debt issuance costs 2,970,850 2,960,760 MidCap Term Loan payable - net of discount and debt issuance costs 6,666,796 — Other non-current liabilities 333,367 492,197 - ------------ - ------------ Total liabilities 22,120,684 24,315,837 - ------------ - ------------ Commitments and Contingencies (Note 14) Stockholders’ equity (deficit): Common stock, $0.001 par value; 200,000,000 shares authorized at September 30, 2018 and December 31, 2017, 28,479,341 shares issued and outstanding at 28,479 13,929 September 30, 2018 and 13,929,763 shares issued and outstanding at December 31, 2017 Additional paid-in-capital 171,663,874 131,492,595 Accumulated other comprehensive loss (8,882 ) — Accumulated deficit (148,892,145 ) (134,566,061 ) - ------------ - ------------ Total stockholders’ equity (deficit) 22,791,326 (3,059,537 ) - ------------ - ------------ Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity (deficit) $ 44,912,010 $ 21,256,300 - ------------ - ------------

Contact:

Ashley RobinsonLifeSci Advisors, LLCPhone: (617) 775-5956Email: arr@lifesciadvisors.com

TJ Johnson Chief Executive Officer HTG Molecular Diagnostics Phone: (520) 547-2827 x130 Email: tjjohnson@htgmolecular.com

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