Since Dynavax most recently provided its financial outlook in February 2007, the company has successfully executed key strategic partnerships and secured grants that have provided cash and development funding for its programs. Specifically, these include the commercialization collaboration with Merck for HEPLISAV, the funding commitment from Deerfield for TOLAMBA(TM) and preclinical allergy programs, and a grant from NIH for a universal flu vaccine. As a result, the company has significantly increased its cash position and external funding for its R&D programs. As a result of the exercise of the hepatitis B therapy program option under the SDI collaboration, the company expects to reduce its use of SDI funding during the remainder of 2007.
The Company's consolidated cash, cash equivalents, marketable securities and investments held by SDI, or total cash, is projected to be in the range of $87 to $89 million at the end of 2007, as compared to the range of $38 to $42 million projected in February. This is due primarily to the addition of the collaboration with Merck, the Deerfield funding, and the adjustment in the SDI programs.
Total pro forma operating expenses for 2007 continue to be expected to be in the range of $76 to $84 million. Pro forma operating expenses for R&D programs funded by external sources are projected to be in the range of $38 to 40 million, as compared to the range of $29 to $33 million projected in February.
Dynavax Webcast and Conference Call
Dynavax will webcast its conference call today at 9:00 a.m. ET (6:00
a.m. PT) to discuss the agreement with Merck and 3Q 2007 Financial Results
and Updated 2007 Outlook. The live webcast can be accessed by v
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