MEMPHIS, Tenn., Aug. 13, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- MRI Interventions, Inc. (OTCQB:MRIC), a commercial stage medical device company focused on creating innovative platforms for performing the next generation of minimally invasive surgical procedures in the brain and heart, announced today its financial results for the quarter ended June 30, 2013.
"We are very pleased with the progress we made in the second quarter. We posted record disposable product revenues, we added to our installed base, we advanced our activities in drug delivery trials, we introduced additional capabilities for our ClearPoint system and we continued to expand the sales and marketing platform we need to support future growth in our business," said Kimble Jenkins, CEO of MRI Interventions."We are pleased to report 98% growth in our revenues from disposable product sales, with revenues of $404,000 in the second quarter 2013 compared to $204,000 in the second quarter 2012. This significant growth reflects an increasing number of ClearPoint procedures being performed as adoption of our ClearPoint system continues to increase," said Jenkins. "In addition, total product revenues increased to $497,000 in the second quarter 2013, up from $291,000 in the second quarter 2012, representing 71% growth." Jenkins continued, "Our ClearPoint installed base continues to expand, as we added three new installations in the second quarter. These new sites include the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida, City of Hope Hospital in Los Angeles, and the Oregon Health & Science University in Portland, Oregon. The Mayo Clinic and City of Hope installations were made under our ClearPoint Placement Program, while the Oregon Health & Science University purchased the capital equipment for use in research studies. We ended the quarter with 25 installed sites, including 23 sites in the United States and two sites in Europe." "The library of clinical data supporting our ClearPoint system is continuing to grow," said Jenkins. "ClearPoint clinical data was presented throughout the quarter, including physician presentations at the World Society for Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery Quadrennial Meeting in Tokyo, the American Association of Neurological Surgeons Annual Meeting in New Orleans, and the Targeted Drug Delivery Conference in San Francisco. Subsequent to the quarter, clinical data was presented at the International Congress of Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders in Sydney, Australia, highlighting the benefits of DBS lead placement with ClearPoint in pediatric patients suffering from primary dystonia."