Dr. Coles added, "Simultaneous with our sales achievements this quarter, we continue to make focused investments aimed at maximizing both the near-term and long-term value of this important oncology agent. This includes investing in expanded commercial capabilities to support the liver cancer indication, as well as, continuing to support a robust development program to identify new opportunities for the use of Nexavar and to drive our growth strategy for the brand."
Net Revenue from Unconsolidated Joint Business
For the quarter ended June 30, 2008, Onyx reported net revenue from unconsolidated joint business of $30.2 million compared to $7.5 million for the same period in 2007. The increase in net revenue from unconsolidated joint business over prior year is due to increases in Nexavar revenue recognized by Bayer and royalty revenue offset by the increase in combined commercial and research and development expenses for Nexavar. The calculation of this line item is shown in the table following the Condensed Statement of Operations.
In the second quarter of 2008, Onyx recorded research and development expenses of $8.6 million, an increase of $2.2 million over the second quarter of 2007. The increase in expenses incurred in the second quarter of 2008 was primarily due to higher costs incurred for the breast cancer program. Research and development expenses included $0.8 million of employee stock-based compensation for the second quarter of 2008 compared to $0.7 million for the second quarter of 2007.
In the second quarter
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