LexaGene Holdings (LXG:TSXV) – Our Big Bet of 201725 min read


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Disruptive technologies with the potential to change an entire industry, or a company with a chance at making a world class discovery, are the opportunities that get us out of bed in the morning. We love the disruptors, the big swingers and companies with audacious goals.

With that, we have a new story to share with you today… this story begins with a technology that was born at one of the world’s most sophisticated science laboratories…

Many of our world’s most advanced defence, security, science and energy technologies are developed or invented at California’s Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (“LLNL”).

 

LexaGene's tech was born at LLNL
International Defence Exhibition in Abu Dhabi

For more than 60 years, the Laboratory has worked to strengthen the ability of the Department of Defense (DoD) to achieve precision effects; and, with regards to science, deliver discoveries that position Lawrence Livermore researchers to solve pressing national security challenges. Our newest featured company’s technology was developed at Lawrence Livermore with ~US$20 million already spent (from government funding) on R&D, including three past prototypes.

LLNL’s Physical Assets:

  • Main site: 497 facilities (6.7 million gross square feet) on 820 acres
  • Site 300: 216 facilities (0.4 million gross square feet) on 7,000 acres
  • Replacement plant value: $6 billion

Human Capital:

  • 6,300 employees (including term employees and post-doctoral fellows)
  • 2,700 scientists and engineers (more than 40% of whom are Ph.D.s)
  • 700 facility users, visiting scientists, teachers and students

FY13 Costs: $1.5 billion

  • Weapons activities: 62 percent
  • Safeguards and security: 8 percent
  • Nonproliferation: 10 percent
  • Science and energy: 6 percent
  • Homeland security: 2 percent
  • Department of Defense: 12 percent
  • Non-federal: 3 percent

source: https://www.llnl.gov/about

 

You won’t see Lawrence Livermore’s tech at your town’s amateur science fair. This Laboratory is federally funded and has put out some of the coolest, most cutting-edge technologies in history. Every so often, a Lawrence Livermore funded prototype gets spun out of its laboratories and licensed into the private sector…

Our new client and featured company, which we are about to introduce, operates in the pathogen detection space – a multibillion dollar industry. Pathogen detection sounds high-tech, and it can be; but, simply put, it is a method to identify harmful bacteria or viruses that cause health problems.

Pathogen detection

The US government has recently passed legislation (which we will elaborate on shortly) for stricter pathogen testing requirements for the food industry. The failure to detect pathogens can result in lost lives and billions in revenue / market cap of negatively affected companies.

In Pathogen detection: A perspective of traditional methods and biosensors, the authors argue,

“In spite of the real need for obtaining analytical results in the shortest time possible, traditional and standard bacterial detection methods may take up to 7 or 8 days to yield an answer.”

The above article was published in 2006. Our research found that today certain cases of bacterial detection methods have been reduced to 1-3 days, particularly those competing with our featured company; however, 1-3 days still leaves much room for improvement. Our newest featured company aims to provide potentially life-saving results in roughly 1 hour with its technology. If accomplished, this would completely disrupt the pathogen detection market. If you’ve read our letters over the years, you know this type of potential industry disruption is precisely what we look for in a featured company…

According to our newest featured company, its pathogen detection technology — licensed from LLNL — is designed to target underserved markets of approximately US$17.8 Billion. The four key markets pathogen detection is vital for, are as follows:

*Food Safety
*Veterinary Diagnostics
*Water Quality Monitoring
*Aquaculture Pathogen Detection

Over the span of ten years, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory has spent roughly $20 million in R&D funds to improve the ability to detect pathogens. The result of these funds are three different generations of bio-detection instruments.  With each passing generation, improvements were made to the screening capabilities of these instruments.  Our new featured company’s technology represents an advancement over the three previously developed instruments; and it now aims to develop the fourth generation of this technology for potential commercial applications. Our new featured company states that it “aims to continue an LLNL tradition of having exciting technologies developed at the Laboratory go on to become commercially successful.”

For that reason, learning about some of LLNL’s past successes are quite relevant.

LLNL: A History of Buyouts

Chromosome painting is a technology used to diagnose cancer and other chromosomal disorders.  It was invented at Livermore and licensed by Vysis, who made it a focus of their company. Vysis was later acquired by Abbot Laboratories in 2001 in a deal worth ~$350 million. The market for chromosome painting now exceeds $1 billion.

Another invention out of Livermore was a kind of Rapid PCR (Polymerase Chain Reaction) which can shorten the time for genetic analysis. (When you type in pathogen detection on Google, it is largely about PCR.) Time is invaluable when hoping to detect infectious diseases and some cancers.  In 1996, the technology was licensed to found Cepheid.  Just last year, Danaher (DGR: NYSE), a $60 billion market cap, Fortune 500 company purchased Cepheid in a deal worth $4 billion.

Another LLNL spinout success was QuantaLife. The technology developed at the Laboratory is known as Droplet Digital PCR, which is used to detect rare cancerous mutations and provide accurate gene copy number counts. The technology was licensed to found QuantaLife in 2008. QuantaLife was acquired by Bio-Rad Laboratories (NYSE: BIO) in 2011 in a deal worth $162 million.

LexaGene Holdings: Our New Featured Company

Our newest featured company is LexaGene Holdings (LXG: TSXV) (LXXGF: OTCQB); and its Founder and CEO, Dr. Jack Regan, completed his post-doctoral training at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, where he developed automated instruments to detect respiratory pathogens and bio-threat agents.

LexaGene Logo

Furthermore, Jack worked as the Group Leader of the Advanced ddPCR Applications Division at QuantaLife (mentioned above), where the company moved from concept to commercialization in roughly 36 months. He was arguably the most prolific inventor at QuantaLife, and his contributions helped justify the $162 million valued buyout by Bio-Rad, a US$6 billion market cap company.  Dr. Regan chose to leave Bio-Rad about six months ago to focus on LexaGene Holdings in an attempt to bring its pathogen detection technology into commercial markets.

Note: Part of QuantaLife’s ‘secret sauce’ was that it could provide accurate gene copy number counts quickly. Dr. Regan and LexaGene’s employees are now working to reduce the time it takes to accurately detect and quantify pathogens.

Dr. Jack Regan
Dr. Jack Regan

Jack knows what it takes to bring a technology from concept to commercialization and the value creation that happens along the way.

LexaGene’s instrument, currently being developed, is known as LX6, and it represents what could be a significant improvement in detection capability over the predecessor instruments.

 

Previous prototypes
source: LexaGene Q1 2017 Corporate Presentation

Note: On Gen #2 and Gen #3 featured above, LexaGene’s founder and CEO, Dr. Jack Regan, was the lead author on the manuscripts describing these instruments.

 

LexaGene has strategic relationships with Boston Engineering and, you guessed it, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.  According to Dr. Regan,

“The main concepts used by LexaGene’s LX6 prototype have been previously developed and proven to work at Lawrence Livermore and in other published work, which has boosted the confidence that LexaGene’s technology will work as advertised.”

While Dr. Regan was working at LLNL, one of these previously developed devices (above) became part of the Department of Homeland Security’s BioWatch program. It has been used to detect bio-terrrorist attacks, such as weaponized anthrax. It has also been used to monitor the air quality in New York City’s Penn Station and alert officials if a bio-threat agent is detected.

LexaGene is developing its LX6 instrument with the assistance of Boston Engineering (BE), a professional engineering firm in Massachusetts. BE works with many fortune 500 companies, and has been contracted for work for the Department of Homeland Security, US Navy, and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

LexaGene's relationships source: pg. 6 LexaGene Corporate Presentation

LexaGene’s management is targeting a LX6 prototype completion date in November, 2017.

With the LX6, LexaGene intends to demonstrate the very first fully automated pathogen detection platform that is ‘open-access’.

 

Potential Differentiators:

  • Firstly, the automation is expected to cancel the need for a skilled technician.
  • Also, the open-access feature could empower end-users to target any pathogen of interest.
  • Furthermore, LexaGene’s LX6 is intended to detect many pathogens at once and is designed to be extremely easy to use, so individuals without molecular biology training can quickly test samples for the presence of pathogens.

LexaGene explains:

“End-users simply need to collect a sample, load it onto the instrument with a sample preparation cartridge, and press ‘go’. The instrument is expected to offer excellent sensitivity, specificity, and breadth of pathogen detection.”

LexaGene's Tech
source: pg. 10 LexaGene Corporate Presentation

 

For a full list of the potential advantages, click here.

LexaGene target market
source: pg. 14 LexaGene Corporate Presentation

LexaGene LX6

A potential application related case study Daryl Rebeck, LexaGene’s President, explained to us involves the food industry. When there is an E. coli scare and thousands of pounds of lettuce must be tested, retailers cannot afford to store the lettuce for 1-3 days awaiting results. With LexaGene’s LX6, the instrument is being designed to process six samples at a time, in an on-demand fashion, returning results in about 1 hour. Whether it is a food concern or an ocean that people are unsure is safe to swim in, knowing sooner could save lives, instill confidence, and potentially prevent billions in losses. Here is an example of the economic damages which ensued from a relative scenario:

LexaGene to help identify E. coli
chart source: IBtimes.com

 

The US stock market was in an uptrend during the above period when Chipotle’s market cap decreased by billions of dollars. While LexaGene’s LX6 cannot prevent all E. coli, salmonella, and norovirus outbreaks, it has the potential to help food producers measure the risk on their product during the packaging phase. They can then use this information in deciding whether the food items are sufficiently safe to send to grocery stores and restaurants…

It is important to note that, according to Food Quality News, “The global food testing market is expected to grow at around 6% during the forecast period of 2013 – 2018 to reach $4.63bn in 2018 from $3.45bn in 2013, according to a market report.”

RnR Market Research is even more optimistic with their projections for this market, stating,

“The food pathogen testing market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 7.8% from 2015 to 2020, to reach USD 10.79 billion by 2020. The market is driven by factors such as the increase in the outbreak of food borne illnesses, implementation of stringent food safety regulations, and availability of advanced rapid technology. The high growth potential in emerging markets and untapped regions provides new growth opportunities for market players.”

Food Safety Market
source: pg. 15 LexaGene Corporate Presentation

 

As you may imagine, there is consistent interest from major biotech companies in acquiring new technologies related to diagnostics and detection…

For an example, Roche, one of the world’s largest biotech companies, announced the acquisition of IQuum, a molecular diagnostics company based in Massachusetts on April 7th 2014. IQuum was a private company and under the terms of the agreement, Roche will pay IQuum shareholders USD $275 million upfront and up to USD $175 million in contingent product-related milestones.

Roche reported,

“The acquisition will provide Roche with access to IQuum’s Laboratory-in-a-tube (Liat™) System, which enables healthcare workers to perform rapid molecular diagnostic testing in a point of care setting, closer to patients and with minimal training.”

LexaGene’s automated pathogen detection platform allows for use with minimal training. And its marketed ease-of-use could speed its adoption. Potentially more important, the technology returns a result in about an hour, and up to six samples can be asynchronously processed at the same time. These advantages are selling points for the company to potentially disrupt multiple industries.

Summary of LX6 Prototype Potential Advantages:

  • Capable of asynchronously processing six samples at a time
  • Processes up to 50 ml of pathogen-containing sample solution for excellent sensitivity (>10-Fold better in volume handling than competitors)
  • Purifies the genetic material in samples prior to screening the sample for 22 pathogen targets
  • Returns results in about one hour
  • Open-access system allows for customized genetic screens – this is a unique feature not available in any other sample-to-answer technology.

Why now?

With a reported CAD$2.8 million in its treasury as at March 13, 2017, LexaGene is well-funded to develop its LX6 prototype to demonstrate its potential commercial applicability. The company anticipates being the first to provide a sample-to-answer instrument that can be used to detect any pathogen of interest. The LX6 prototype is expected to be complete by November 2017.

 

LexaGene's Financial Projection Assumptions
source: pg. 21 LexaGene Corporate Presentation

 

Before prototype completion, this story could receive media attention due to the company’s recent announcement:

On March 21, 2017, the company announced that DMG Productions has selected LexaGene to be featured in an upcoming episode of Innovations with Ed Begley Jr. The show will air in the third quarter of 2017 on the FOX Business Network, which is viewed by approximately 85 million households worldwide.

Additionally, LexaGene reported,

“As a benefit of being selected, DMG will also produce a 30-second educational commercial spot to air during prime-time on networks such as the Discovery Channel, Fox Business, CNN, TLC, Travel Channel, RFD-TV, and Food Network.”

See full press release:

LexaGene selected to be highlighted on FOX Business Network

 

Regulatory Environment Favors Enhanced Pathogen Detection

 

The FDA announced a new Food Safety Modernization Act that could transform the landscape related to this industry, with regulations to be rolled out between 2016-2018. According to the FDA,

“The FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), the most sweeping reform of our food safety laws in more than 70 years, was signed into law by President Obama on January 4, 2011. It aims to ensure the U.S. food supply is safe by shifting the focus from responding to contamination to preventing it.”

 

These new regulations could provide an opportunity for LexaGene’s LX6, as food production companies may be forced to upgrade their detection practices. The current regulatory environment strongly favors new technology adoption to improve food safety.

LexaGene
source: pg. 17 LexaGene Corporate Presentation

 

Like Cepheid, which was bought out less than six months ago, LexaGene’s LX6 also utilizes rapid PCR for genetic analysis. Unlike Cepheid’s technology, however, the LX6 is designed to detect more pathogens in a single test. Cepheid detects just 4 pathogen targets at once, whereas the LX6 will screen for 22 pathogen targets at once.

LexaGene Holdings
source: pg. 12 LexaGene Corporate Presentation

 

To clarify, according to the Mayo Clinic,

“Rapid PCR uses real-time PCR, an automated rapid thermocycling process that incorporates amplification and detection in a single procedure inside a closed reaction vessel. This process significantly reduces the risk of contamination by nontarget DNA.

Rapid PCR technology medical applications can include:

  • Identifying infectious organisms.
  • Determining antibiotic resistance.”

These are huge markets and LexaGene aims to build a premier pathogen detection system for them.

With respect to prototypes, particularly in the life sciences sector, there is rarely just one. You build an instrument, evaluate it, and then build it better.

LexaGene’s Founder and CEO, Dr. Jack Regan, believes LexaGene’s LX6 prototype is “finally at the point where it is a commercially viable instrument.”

He explained to us that the previous pathogen detection models built for biothreat detection and respiratory viral detection allowed for only one sample to be processed at a time. This alone, prevented these instruments from becoming commercially viable.  However, LexaGene’s LX6 is “capable of asynchronously processing 6 samples at a time,” according to the company.

With a market cap of approximately CAD$41 million, LexaGene’s top four markets represent an estimated $17.8 billion industry. With updated FDA requirements rolling out between 2016-2018, and the average number of food inspections to increase dramatically, the opportunity for new technology adoption in this space has never been greater.

Much of the risk from an R&D standpoint has been mitigated via nearly a decade of development, three prototypes and over $20 million spent at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL). It should be noted that LexaGene’s founder and CEO, Dr. Jack Regan, was the lead author on the previous two instruments. Dr. Regan has been pushing this ball down the field for quite some time…

LexaGene Holdings

 

We take the work completed at the LLNL very seriously; and as such, LexaGene is the largest stock position we have of all our featured companies. So, recognize that we are biased when it comes to the company because they are an advertiser client and we own shares and warrants of LexaGene as we participated in its recent private placement. We acquired stock in LexaGene for our own investment purposes and will in the future acquire or dispose of shares as we see fit. Please take responsibility for practicing your own thorough and independent due diligence. Learn about the risks associated with investing in micro-cap technology companies of this nature. Pick your spots…

With an anticipated timeline of completing the prototype by November 2017, we wanted to introduce this potentially industry changing story to you now. LexaGene’s (LXG:TSXV/ LXXGF:OTCQB) stock price has been in a upward move for weeks. After breaking to a high of CAD$0.99 in early April, its shares last traded for CAD$0.81.

This marks the initiation of our coverage on LexaGene. Expect updates from us in the near future.

All the best with your investments,

 

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LexaGene Holdings Stock information

Exchanges: TSX Venture & OTCQB
Symbols: LXG & LXXGF
Stock Price: CAD$0.81
10-Day Avg. Volume on TSX Venture: 51,000 (approximate)

Share structure as at 03/13/2017 according to LexaGene corporate presentation:

Shares outstanding: 49,460,423
Warrants outstanding: 11,246,363
Stock options outstanding: 2,175,000
Treasury: $2.8 M CAD

LexaGene Corporate Presentation

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LexaGene Holdings Online Resources

Meet the Team

Visit LexaGene Online

SEDAR Filings

 

LexaGene Holdings Team

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