Quarterly report pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)


6 Months Ended
Jun. 30, 2020
Organization, Consolidation and Presentation of Financial Statements [Abstract]  


Nature of Business


Interpace Biosciences, Inc. (“Interpace” or the “Company”) enables personalized medicine, offering specialized services along the therapeutic value chain from early diagnosis and prognostic planning to targeted therapeutic applications and pharma services. The Company provides molecular diagnostics, bioinformatics and pathology services for evaluation of risk of cancer by leveraging the latest technology in personalized medicine for improved patient diagnosis and management. The Company also provides pharmacogenomics testing, genotyping, biorepository and other specialized services to the pharmaceutical and biotech industries. The Company advances personalized medicine by partnering with pharmaceutical, academic, and technology leaders to effectively integrate pharmacogenomics into their drug development and clinical trial programs.


Impact of COVID-19 pandemic


We have taken what we believe are necessary precautions to safeguard our employees from the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. We continue to follow the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (“CDC”) guidance and the recommendations and restrictions provided by state and local authorities. The majority of our employees who do not work in a lab setting are currently on a telecommunication work arrangement and have generally been able to successfully work remotely. Our labs require in-person staffing and we have been able to continue to operate our labs, minimizing infection risk to lab staff through a combination of social distancing and appropriate protective equipment. There can be no assurance, however, that key employees will not become ill or that we will able to continue to operate our labs. While a number of employees were furloughed most have returned to work.


The continuing impact that the COVID-19 pandemic will have on our operations, including duration, severity and scope, remains highly uncertain and cannot be fully predicted at this time. Accordingly, we believe that the COVID-19 pandemic could continue to adversely impact our results of operations, cash flows and financial condition in the future.


Through the second quarter of 2020 our revenues were impacted by lower than expected clinical service volume from March through June 2020, which we believe resulted from the pandemic related temporary reduction in non-essential testing procedures. While our pharma services revenue increased throughout the first quarter of 2020, during the second quarter our pharma services business also softened. Currently, our clinical services business has recovered to levels prior to the pandemic and our pharma services business is also recovering, but more slowly.


As our business operations continue to be impacted by the pandemic, we continue to monitor the situation and the guidance that is being provided by relevant federal, state and local public health authorities. We may take additional actions based upon their recommendations. However, it is possible that we may have to make further adjustments to our operating plans in reaction to developments that are beyond our control.


While we do not anticipate any lab closures at this time beyond periodic, temporary work stoppages to clean and disinfect the labs, this could change in the future based upon conditions caused by the pandemic. Further, while we have acquired additional inventories of lab supplies, including reagents, it is possible that we could experience supply chain shortages if the pandemic continues for a prolonged period and if one or more suppliers is unable to continue to provide us with supplies. For the foreseeable future, however, we do not anticipate supply chain shortages of critical supplies.


We will continue to monitor the actual and potential impact of the pandemic upon our operations. We have developed and will continue to update our contingency plans in order to mitigate pandemic-related, adverse financial impacts upon our business.