ANNAPOLIS, Md., Nov. 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- PharmAthene, Inc. (NYSE Alternext US: PIP), a biodefense company developing medical countermeasures against biological and chemical threats, today reported financial and operational results for the third quarter and nine months ended September 30, 2008.
For the third quarter of 2008, PharmAthene recognized revenues of $10.7 million compared to $3.4 million in the same period of 2007. For the nine months ended September 30, 2008 and 2007, the Company reported revenues of $27.4 million and $8.7 million, respectively. These revenues consisted primarily of contract funding from the U.S. government for the development of the Company's medical countermeasures, Protexia(R), SparVax(TM) and RypVax(TM). As a result of the Avecia vaccines acquisition in the second quarter of 2008, and particularly the acquired U.S. government contracts supporting the development of the rPA anthrax vaccines and RypVax(TM) plague vaccine product candidates, revenues for the three and nine month periods ended September 30, 2008 were further boosted by $5.5 million and $8.9 million, respectively.
Research and development expenses were $9.4 million and $3.6 million for the quarter ended September 30, 2008 and 2007, respectively. For the nine months ended September 30, 2008 and 2007, research and development expenses were $26.5 million and $10.7 million, respectively. Expenses for the third quarter and nine months of 2008 resulted from research and development activities related to programs for Valortim(R) and Protexia(R) as well as expenses related to the Company's SparVax(TM) and RypVax(TM) programs, which were acquired in the second quarter of 2008. The increase in research and development expenses is primarily due to process development expenses, manufacturing activities and clinical development expenses related to the Company's programs.
General and administrative expenses for the Company were $4.8 million
and $3.2 m
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