MISSISSAUGA, ON, March 1, 2013 /CNW/ - Covalon Technologies Ltd. (the "Company" or "Covalon") (TSXV: COV), an advanced medical technologies company, today announced financial results for its first quarter ended December 31, 2012. Revenue for the quarter was $572,006, down 17%, operating expenses were $1,018,752, down 8% and the net loss for the first quarter was $794,481 or $0.01 per share compared to $800,054 or $0.01 per share in the first quarter of the previous year.
During the quarter, the Company continued to invest in the launch of its two new products cleared by the United States FDA - IV Clear™ and SurgiClear™ - which resulted in additional investment in sales and marketing expenses to launch the products. In the previous fiscal year, the Company invested in research and development for outside testing to provide data for FDA and other regulatory filings for the two new products.
During the quarter, Covalon consumed $690,752 of cash in operations, spend $122,924 financing working capital and invested $75,704 in patents, trademarks and other assets, mainly associated with IV Clear and SurgiClear.
About CovalonCovalon Technologies Ltd. researches, develops and commercializes new healthcare technologies that help save lives around the world. Covalon's patented technologies, products and services address the advanced healthcare needs of medical device companies, healthcare providers and individual consumers. Covalon's technologies are used to prevent, detect and manage medical conditions in specialty areas such as wound care, tissue repair, infection control, disease management, medical device coatings and biocompatibility. To learn more about Covalon, visit our website at www.covalon.com Neither TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release. This news release contains forward-looking statements which reflect the Company's current expectations regarding future events. The forward-looking statements are often, but not always, identified by the use of words such as "seek", "anticipate", "plan, "estimate", "expect", "intend" and statements that an event or result "may", "will", "should", "could" or "might" occur or be achieved and other similar expressions. These forward-looking statements involve risk and uncertainties, including the difficulty in predicting product approvals, acceptance of and demands for new products, the impact of the products and pricing strategies of competitors, delays in developing and launching new products, the regulatory environment, fluctuations in operating results and other risks, any of which could cause results, performance, or achievements to differ materially from the results discussed or implied in the forward-looking statements. Many risks are inherent in the industry; others are more specific to the Company. Investors should consult the Company's ongoing quarterly filings for additional information on risks and uncertainties relating to these forward-looking statements. Investors should not place undue reliance on any forward-looking statements. The Company assumes no obligation to update or alter any forward-looking statements whether as a result of new information, further events or otherwise.