SEATTLE, May 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Omeros Corporation (NASDAQ: OMER), a biopharmaceutical company committed to discovering, developing and commercializing products focused on inflammation, coagulopathies and disorders of the central nervous system, today announced its financial results for the first quarter of 2011.
Financial ResultsTotal operating expenses for the three months ended March 31, 2011 were $7.7 million compared to $6.8 million for the same periods in 2010. The increase in operating expense was primarily due to increased clinical trial activities and additional employee costs. For the three months ended March 31, 2011, Omeros reported a net loss of $6.5 million, or $0.30 per share. During the same period in 2010, Omeros reported a net loss of $6.7 million, or $0.31 per share. At March 31, 2011, Omeros had cash, cash equivalents and short-term investments of $43.6 million.
"The first quarter included several significant events for Omeros, most notably the announcement that our OMS103HP Phase 3 ACL program did not meet its prespecified primary endpoints," said Gregory A. Demopulos, M.D., chairman and chief executive officer of Omeros. "While this setback delays OMS103HP's commercialization opportunity, the meniscectomy indication for the drug remains viable and, based on strong Phase 2 data, Phase 3 preparations are underway. We also recently reported positive results from our OMS302 Phase 2b, full-factorial OMS302 cataract trial and are submitting a request to the FDA for an end-of-Phase-2 meeting. We are evaluating our multiple options and will soon finalize our clinical plans for the remainder of 2011."
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