R&D expenses increased by $3.9 million, or 33%, to $15.9 million for 2007, from $12.0 million for 2006. The increase in 2007 was primarily due to a $2.3 million increase in expenses related to external preclinical, research-related manufacturing, quality assurance and regulatory activities, a $1.5 million increase in personnel-related costs and a $223,000 increase in external clinical expenses. R&D expenses for 2007 included non-cash, share-based compensation expense amounting to $1.1 million, compared to $510,000 for 2006.
SG&A expenses increased by $1.4 million, or 20%, to $8.7 million for 2007, from $7.2 million for 2006. The increase in 2007 was substantially due to a $1.0 million increase in personnel and related costs and a $321,000 increase in legal fees, of which $204,000 was related to the enforcement of our rights under the Theragenex license agreement, which we terminated in August 2007. SG&A expenses for 2007 included non-cash, share-based compensation expenses amounting to $1.4 million, compared to $1.6 million for 2006.
Revenue of $500,000 in 2007 represented a license fee earned from licensing ANX-211, compared to no revenue earned in 2006. Interest income amounted to $2.2 million in 2007, compared to $1.2 million in 2006. The increase in interest income in 2007 was due to a higher average invested balance primarily as a result of an equity financing in November 2006 and a higher average interest rate in 2007.
During 2007, the Company made significant additions and changes to the management team, including the appointment of a vice president of commercialization and a vice president of regulatory affairs.
Balance Sheet Highlights
As of December 31, 2007, the Company had cash, cash equivalents and
investments in securities totaling $33.5 million, with cash and cash
equivalents of $14.8 million and short-term investments in securities of
$18.7 million. Stockholders' equity amounted to $31.0 million as of
|SOURCE ADVENTRX Pharmaceuticals, Inc.|
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