Selling, general and administrative expenses were $1.6 million for the third quarter of 2008 compared to $1.2 million for the same period last year. The increase is primarily attributable to increased promotional and advertising activities in both the personalized health segment and the consumer products segment, in addition to increased compensation expenses due to increased headcount.
On September 30, 2008, the Company had cash and cash equivalents of $5.9 million compared to $7.6 million of cash and cash equivalents on December 31, 2007. In addition, the Company has access to $10.3 million under credit facilities with Alticor, which permit borrowing until March 31, 2009.
Third Quarter and Recent Highlights
-- Entered into a Research and License Agreement with Geisinger Health System: In September 2008, Interleukin Genetics and Geisinger announced a collaboration permitting Interleukin Genetics to utilize Geisinger's databases to develop a series of genetic tests that will help physicians better understand an individual's inherited resistance to weight loss and gauge a patient's likelihood of success with diet and other weight loss techniques.
-- Revised Exclusive License Agreement with Alticor Corporation's Access Business Group International, LLC (ABG): In September 2008, Interleukin Genetics and ABG amended the companies' existing agreement to expand Interleukin Genetics' distribution network for genetic tests jointly developed by the two companies. The revised agreement permits the Company to sell products through additional channels of its choosing.
-- Licensed PST Genetic Test to OralDNA Labs, Inc.: In August 2008,
Interleukin Genetics announced a marketing, sales and distribution
agreement for its proprietary PST genetic risk assessment test for use in
the diagnosis of periodontal disease. As compensation, the Company will
receive a payment from OralDNA
|SOURCE Interleukin Genetics, Inc.|
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