PASADENA, Calif., May 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- AutoImmune Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: AIMM) today reported a net loss of $170,000, or $0.01 per share basic and diluted, for the three months ended March 31, 2009, compared with a net loss of $107,000, or $0.01 per share basic and diluted, for the three months ended March 31, 2008. As of March 31, 2009, the Company reported $8.5 million in cash and marketable securities, the same amount reported as of December 31, 2008.
Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer Robert C. Bishop, Ph.D. stated, "Product sales in the first quarter of 2009 at Colloral LLC, our joint venture with Deseret Laboratories, Inc., were up from the fourth quarter of 2008 and from the first quarter of 2008. The response to marketing through our licensee, Bronson Laboratories, LLC remains encouraging." AutoImmune consolidates Colloral LLC for financial reporting purposes in accordance with FIN 46R "Consolidation of Variable Interest Entities."
AutoImmune has exclusively licensed certain of its intellectual property rights to BioMS Medical Corp., a Canadian company. Under the license agreement, BioMS makes monthly diligence payments to AutoImmune and will pay royalties to AutoImmune on sales of its lead drug, dirucotide (formerly referred to as MBP8298), if it reaches the market. In December 2007, BioMS sublicensed its rights in this product to Eli Lilly and Company. The FDA has granted the product fast track designation. We expect final trial data will be available during the second half of 2009 from the first of two ongoing Phase III trials of dirucotide for the treatment of secondary progressive multiple sclerosis. We expect results from the second Phase III trial should be available during the last half of 2010.
AutoImmune is a biopharmaceutical company involved in the development of treatments for autoimmune and cell-mediated inflammatory diseases and conditions.
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