General and administrative expenses increased to $2,833,070 for the nine-month period ended August 31, 2007, compared to $2,162,020 for the same period in fiscal 2006. For the three-month period ended August 31, 2007, the Company's general and administrative expenses increased to $1,160,827 compared to $470,619 for the same period in fiscal 2006. The increases were primarily the result of increased head count, stock option remuneration, and severance costs, partially offset by decreased consulting and legal costs.
As at August 31, 2007, the Company's cash and cash equivalents, short-term investments and working capital position were $6,201,996, $7,962,663 and $12,035,539 respectively, compared with November 30, 2006 balances of $4,077,065, $16,135,490 and $20,263,807, respectively. The Company believes that it has adequate financial resources for anticipated expenditures until the fourth quarter of fiscal 2008.
As at October 10, 2007, the Company had: 44,750,964 Common Shares outstanding; 34,953,526 Warrants; 2,121,808 Compensation Warrants; and 4,019,705 Stock Options.
ARIUS is a biotechnology company discovering and developing the next
wave of antibody therapeutics. Established in 1999, ARIUS has built a
proprietary technology platform, FunctionFIRST(TM), that rapidly identifies
and selects antibodies based on their functional ability to affect disease.
This antibody generation engine has enabled ARIUS to assemble a portfolio
of more than 400 antibody candidates. In addition to the antibodies it is
developing in-house, ARIUS has ongoing partnerships with key biotechnology
and drug development companies. ARIUS is listed on the TSX under the symbol
|SOURCE ARIUS Research Inc.|
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