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BRISBANE, Calif., April 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- InterMune, Inc. (Nasdaq: ITMN) today announced results from operations for the first quarter ended March 31, 2009. InterMune reported a net loss for the first quarter of 2009 of $42.0 million, or $1.03 per share, compared with a net loss of $29.1 million, or $0.75 per share, in the first quarter of 2008.
Dan Welch, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of InterMune, said, "The first months of 2009 were an exceptionally productive period for InterMune. We began the year by reporting strong data from our triple combination study of ITMN-191 (R7227) in hepatitis C virus (HCV) patients and shortly thereafter reported results from our Phase 3 CAPACITY program of pirfenidone in idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF). In April, we reported with Roche and Pharmasset exciting new data from INFORM-1, the first-ever combination of a nucleoside polymerase inhibitor and protease inhibitor in the absence of interferon in patients infected with HCV. We also recently strengthened our balance sheet by raising $63 million in cash and by exchanging $32 million in convertible debt for shares of our common stock. The remainder of 2009 is expected to be as productive for pirfenidone and ITMN-191 and we look forward to sharing those results as they develop."
InterMune reported total revenue in the first quarter of 2009 of $6.9 million, compared with total revenue of $9.3 million in the first quarter of 2008. Total revenue in the first quarter of 2009 primarily consisted of Actimmune(R) (in
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