LYNBROOK, N.Y., Nov. 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- BioSpecifics Technologies Corp. (Nasdaq: BSTC), a biopharmaceutical company developing first-in-class collagenase-based products, today announced its financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2009.
"We were extremely happy that, in September of this year, the FDA's Arthritis Advisory Committee unanimously recommended, by a vote of 12-0, the approval of XIAFLEX(TM) for the treatment of Dupuytren's disease, and we are eagerly awaiting a response on the Biologics License Application that was submitted by our partner, Auxilium," stated Thomas L. Wegman, President of BioSpecifics. "We also look forward to the Phase IIb results testing XIAFLEX in Peyronie's disease, which Auxilium expects to report in December."
"I am very pleased that for the nine months ended September 30, 2009, as compared to the nine months ended September 30, 2008, Company revenues increased by 100% and, during the same period, the Company's net loss decreased," continued Mr. Wegman.
Three Months Ended September 30, 2009 and 2008
The Company reported a net loss of $0.4 million for the third quarter ended September 30, 2009, or ($0.06) per basic and diluted common share, compared to a net loss of $0.2 million, or ($0.04) per basic and diluted common share, for the same period in 2008.
Revenue for the third quarter ended September 30, 2009 was $0.8 million, compared to $0.3 million for the same period in 2008. The increase in revenue was due to earn-out payments triggered by certain net sales levels of topical collagenase under the earn-out payment provision of the Company's Asset Purchase Agreement with DFB Biotech, Inc.
Research and development expenses for the third quarter ended September 30, 2009 and 2008 were approximately $0.1 million in
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