In this study, the investigators infected melanoma cell lines with reovirus. The reovirus-infected cell lines stimulated the maturation of dendritic cells, which in turn educated cancer-killing T cells to attack and kill the melanoma cells.
Manufacturing and Process Development
We continued to have REOLYSIN(R) manufactured in order to supply our current and future clinical trial program. In the third quarter of 2007, our manufacturing activity was focused on the completion of the vial filling and packaging of the production runs that were completed earlier in 2007. Also in the third quarter of 2007, we continued process development that examined the scale up of our manufacturing process increasing the batch size from our present GMP scale of 20-litres to 40-litres and then to 100-litres.
In the third quarter of 2007, two U.S. patents were issued. At the end of the third quarter of 2007, we had been issued over 150 patents including 23 U.S. and six Canadian patents as well as issuances in other jurisdictions. We also have over 180 patent applications filed in the U.S., Canada and other jurisdictions.
We estimated at the beginning of 2007 that our monthly cash usage would be approximately $1,400,000 for 2007. Our cash usage for the nine months ending September 30, 2007 was $10,849,863 from operating activities and $635,815 for the purchases of intellectual property and capital assets which is in line with our estimate. Our net loss for the nine month period ending September 30, 2007 was $11,556,714.
We exited the third quarter of 2007 with cash resources totaling $28,191,464 (see "Liquidity and Capital Resources").
Expected REOLYSIN(R) Development for the Remainder of 2007
We plan to continue to enroll patients in our seven clinic
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