"The sale of our FOB assets to Merck represents a watershed moment for Insmed," said Dr. Geoffrey Allan, Ph.D., President and CEO Insmed. "This agreement demonstrates Insmed's world-class clinical capabilities, and provides us with a substantial cash infusion that positions us well for future growth. In the short-term, we expect to be cash neutral for the balance of 2009 as we continue moving ahead with our IPLEX(TM) programs for MMD and ALS. In addition, we intend to pursue a comprehensive and thoughtful analysis to determine the most appropriate use of the proceeds we will receive from Merck. Our objective, though, is to utilize this capital to grow our business, and create additional shareholder value, as we have done through the transaction with Merck."
Financial Results for Fourth Quarter and Full-year 2008
Revenues for the fourth quarter ended December 31, 2008 were $2.9 million, up from $2.1 for the corresponding period in 2007. The increase was mainly attributable to an $846,000 increase in cost recovery revenue from our EAP to treat patients with ALS in Italy.
The net loss for the fourth quarter of 2008 was $4.0 million or $0.03 per share, compared with a net loss of $3.3 million or $0.03 per share in the fourth quarter of 2007.
R&D expenses increased to $5.4 million from $4.6 million, reflecting an increase in clinical trial activity for our FOB and IPLEX(TM) programs. SG&A Expenses increased to $1.3 million from $0.9 million, du
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