Gross profit was $58.9 million in 2008, compared to $24.8 million, in 2007. Gross margin (exclusive of amortization of product rights of $1.3 million and $3.2 million in 2008 and 2007, respectively) was 91% in 2008 and 87% in 2007.
Sales and marketing expenses were $17.0 million in 2008, compared to $10.4 million in 2007, an increase of approximately $6.6 million, or 64%. Sales and marketing expenses increased due to a $1.7 million increase in labor, benefits, related employee expenses and travel related expenses primarily due to the reorganization of the Company's sales force in May 2008; a $1.4 million increase in advertising and promotion expenses, primarily due to product launches and increased promotional efforts; and a $1.7 million increase in co-promotion expenses that was primarily due to renegotiated contract terms with our co-promotion partners.
Royalty expenses were $16.2 million in 2008, compared to $3.4 million in 2007, an increase of approximately $12.8 million, or 375%. This increase was primarily due to the launch of the HyoMax line of products in 2008 and increased net product sales of the AlleRx family of products.
General and administrative expenses were $9.8 million in 2008, compared to $4.2 million in 2007, an increase of approximately $5.6 million, or 134%. This increase was primarily due t
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